Entrepreneur sets up cafe to realize, satisfy ‘kravings’

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/18/2018

Passion project It took a practicum and several years in the corporate jungle for 26-year-old Kimberly Pato to realize she could live off of her passion in baking. Growing up, she recalled enjoying seeing her mom and…

Entrepreneur carving a name in beauty, cosmetics market

Agnes Alpuerto, Connie E. Fernandez 01/28/2018

Professional permanent makeup artist offers new services, eyes own studio Watching her mother and aunts dress up and apply their blush on and lipstick started her love affair with make-up and fashion. And it is paying off…

Real estate broker eyes slice of local hilot market

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/26/2017

Whenever her kids would get fever or just simply start coughing, Myrna Cabrera-Ybiernas would apply vapor rub on their chests or shoulders and start massaging them to ease their discomfort. While medicine helps, she believes there is…

Bibliophile entrepreneur finds right business mix: Books, café

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 06/18/2017

PHILOSOPHIA CAFÉ Caroline Tan Porras has a thing for beautiful pieces. She frequents book shops and secondhand stores to search for unique and exquisite art and literary finds. Over the years, these pieces consisting of furniture items,…

There is money in making, selling soap

Victor Anthony V. Silva 04/16/2017

  Entrepreneur leaves family’s Negros businesses, carves niche in Cebu’s soap industry Her family owns several tracts of sugarcane fields as well as poultry farms in the province of Negros Oriental, and had she chosen to stay…

MAO BA?

Editorial 03/22/2017

BEST BUSINESS A businessman known to be an advocate of developing small to medium-scale enterprises was asked several times what the best business to engage in is. He said he’d always tell those who asked that he…

Sewing her way to success

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/19/2017

Teacher-turned-entrepreneur aims to make Carcar City as Cebu’s handmade bags capital Before it became a city, Carcar was considered as one of the oldest towns in the Philippines. Located 39 kilometers south of Cebu City, Carcar hosts…

Deca Homes founder is CCCI’s Entrepreneur of the Year

Victor Anthony V. Silva 06/29/2016

CEBUANO businessman Luis Yu Jr. leads the 2016 Grand Chamber awardees as Entrepreneur of the Year, the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) announced. Yu is the chairman emeritus of 8990 Holdings, Inc. (HOUSE), popularly known…

Digital laundry start-up outlines expansion plans

Victor Anthony V. Silva 06/26/2016

After its launch early this month, the first digital laundry services provider in the country, eLocker PH, is aiming to expand this year with more tie-ups and more lockers to be set up in various locations all…

Firms told to turn employees into social entrepreneurs

Victor Anthony V. Silva 06/23/2016

A social entrepreneur is encouraging businesses in Cebu to pursue positive behavior change within their organizations to help transform society. Jef Menguin, who is also a leadership adviser, said businesses can engage in social entrepreneurship by starting…

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