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Pinoy entrepreneurs bag ASEAN business awards

 PHOTO CAPTION: The ASEAN Business Advisory Council signs a memorandum of collaboration with Singapore Polytechnic to champion the online entrepreneur...

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Recognizing bright young minds in the Philippines

PHOTO CAPTION: The 56th Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines are Ronald M. Calamba of University of Bohol, Brian Adam S. Anay of Xavier Univers...

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A testament for the Right Path

PHOTO CAPTION: The Padma Awards started in 1954 and this year, they extended the awards to 16 foreigners including one from each of the ASEAN countrie...

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Partnering with Australia for mentorship

PHOTO CAPTION: Minister for Transport and Infrastructure of NSW Government Andrew James Constance opened the Australia-ASEAN Business Insights Dinner...

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Business People’s wishes for 2018

PHOTO CAPTION: Josephine Gotianun Yap (Filinvest), Alice Eduardo (Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation), and Winston Uy (Universal Leaf...

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Sending Care Packages and Letters to our Soldiers in Marawi

Photo Caption:Morale boost: Letters that Go Negosyo Kapatid For Marawi is sending to our troops contain prayers and words of encouragement and hope.Th...

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Poultry & Training for Sulu Kapatids

Photo Caption: Farmers from Sulu underwent agri-training courtesy of SM Foundation and Harbest Corporation.In the continuing efforts to bring hope and...

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ASEAN BAC Brings Prosperity for All

Photo Caption: Malaysia Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak delivered the keynote speech in the morning session of the summit. His Excellency Pri...

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Prosperity for ASEAN Region

Photo Caption: Prosperity for All Summit will happen on April 28, 2017.As we host the ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary, the ASEAN Business Advisory Council is...

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ASEAN BAC Engagement with Economic Ministers

Photo Caption: ASEAN BAC Members and entrepreneurs together with Sec. Lopez and EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström. (L-R: Henry Lim Bon Liong (St...

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Forgive But Not Forget

Photo Caption: Presidential Adviser Joey Concepcion delivers the welcome message during the celebration in AFP Grandstand. PA Concepcion is the Vice C...

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The Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines 2016

After months of rigorous search process, the Ten Outstanding Student of the Philippines (TOSP) 2016 has been awarded last February 9, 2017 in Malacaña...

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[email protected] Initiatives for Inclusive Growth

Photo Caption: The ASEAN Business and Advisory Council members had their 69th ASEAN Business Advisory Council Meeting last January 25-26, 2017. (In ph...

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Go Negosyo and US Embassy Empower Young Entrepreneurs through YEDW

Go Negosyo in partnership with the US Embassy brought together the Grand Culminating Activity of the Youth Entrepreneurship Development Workshop (YEDW...

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Meet the Presidentiables Forum with Sen. Grace Poe

Last December 2, Go Negosyo  in partnership with PLDT SME Nation, Smart Communications, Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation and RFM Co...

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MVP Bossings 2015

PLDT SME Nation in partnership with Go Negosyo named the latest roster of MVP Bossings! In our continuous efforts to recognize and honor leading entre...

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Go Negosyo Empowers SMEs Through APEC SME Summit

The APEC week has been truly successful!Go Negosyo was privileged to partner with APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and Asia Society, both headed...

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Meet the Presidentiable : Mar Roxas

After the success of the Negosyo Talks: Meet the Presidentiables with Vice President Jejomar Binay last October, we had the second part of this series...

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Innovation and Big Ideas in the APEC SME Summit 2015

This year, we’ve partnered with the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and Asia Society Philippines led by Doris Magsaysay-Ho in hosting the 2015 A...

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Young Entrepreneurs Shine in Go Negosyo’s YEDW Program

Go Negosyo and the US Embassy in Manila teamed up to organize the Youth Entrepreneurship Development Workshop (YEDW) program beginning July until Octo...

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Negosyo Talks: Meet the Presidentiables Series with Vice President Binay

Go Negosyo had its first of the three part Negosyo Talks: Meet the Presidentiables Series last Thursday with Vice President Jejomar Binay. The Vice Pr...

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The Annual Bossing Banquet

Last September 12, PLDT SME Nation hosted the annual MVP Bossing Banquet in the famous Japanese restaurant, Nobu Restaurant located in City of Dreams....

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US Embassy and Go Negosyo Partner to Empower Young Entrepreneurs

PHOTO CAPTION: Cezar Chan and Mariel Obregon are presented with their prizes during the YEDW Iloilo.Go Negosyo in partnership with United States Embas...

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Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines 2015

Few weeks ago, I had the privilege of joining the ceremony to recognize this year’s TOSP 2015. The ceremony was graced by the Cabinet Secretary Jose R...

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Go Negosyo @ 10: Building a Country of Enterprising Filipinos

Go Negosyo celebrated its 10th anniversary with a dinner program for its community of entrepreneurs, advocates and partners last July 28, 2015 in The...

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The Gift of Mentoring

PHOTO CAPTION: Marivic Quiero, one of our Kwentong Go Negosyo, shared her story to the many participants of the 6th Filipina Summit. The panelists inc...

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Mastering the Digital Wave

The heat is on and the summer is in full blast as we head on to the month of May! And the better way to enjoy the season is to enjoy the sun, the sand...

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Go Negosyo and British Embassy Continue to Empower Entrepreneurs!

For the past two years, Go Negosyo partners with the British Embassy led by Amb. Asif Ahmad as we share our advocacy to a bigger audience. The British...

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Women for Others!

After the success of the 7th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit, we hosted a dinner-forum reception for the Go Negosyo entrepreneurs to celebrate Women’...

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Women for Others

Empowering Filipinas! (L-R) Ali Sotto, Ramon Lopez, Sen. Cynthia Villar, Socorro Ramos, Doris Ho, Dr. Jaime Alip, and Joey Concepcion.Still on the Wom...

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7th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit

Close to 10,000 participants attended our Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit last Friday, March 6 in the World Trade Center. On its 7th year, our Filipi...

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2015 Inspiring Filipina Awardees

March is the International Women’s Month and to celebrate the great contributions of every woman, most especially the Filipinas, Go Negosyo is once ag...

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2015 Go Negosyo Inspiring Filipina Awardees

In every summit we organize, it is an integral part of the program to recognize entrepreneurs who are not only successful in their own business ventur...

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Go Negosyo Empowers Filipinas

Go Negosyo, for the past 10 years, has placed greater focus in helping Filipina entrepreneurs improve their lives. Usually, many micro and small enter...

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Go Negosyo’s Inspiring Entrepreneurs of 2014

Go Negosyo, in its past summits, recognized exemplary entrepreneurs whose stories inspire and empower fellow Filipinos towards entrepreneurship. Go Ne...

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The 2014 Highlights of Go Negosyo

Let me first greet everyone a happy new year!Some may have not known this yet but we are celebrating the 10th year of Go Negosyo this year and we are...

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Gearing up for the APEC SME Summit 2015

Diane Wang shared her views on the e-commerce boom in China.Few weeks ago, a good friend Doris Magsaysay-Ho hosted a dinner for 35-40 people who are i...

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Entrepreneurs Look Forward to 2015!

Dr. Andrew Tan – Megaworld Corporation: I believe that our economy will get even better next year. I hope that there will be no calamity in our countr...

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4th OFW & Family Summit & 12th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards

Every year, I am a part of two important gatherings dedicated for aspiring and start-up entrepreneurs: the OFW and Family Summit and the Citi Microent...

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12th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards

1. TERESITA VALDEZ, National Winner (Manufacturer of Sautéed Shrimp Paste and Anchovy Sauces) 2. ERNANIE LLEMA, Regional Awardee – Luzon (REL Seafoods...

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Go Negosyo Celebrates GEW; With the Launch of BEST Program and Passion Book

After months of preparation, we have officially launched our latest program last Monday, the Go Negosyo Building Enterprising Students for Tomorrow (G...

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Go Negosyo Launches its 9th Book Today!

Go Negosyo unveils its 9th book today entitled Go Negosyo 50 Entrepreneurs of Passion.Last Monday, I released the first batch of the entrepreneurs who...

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9th Book for 9 Years of Go Negosyo

Go Negosyo will be launching its latest book: Go Negosyo 50 Entrepreneurs of Passion.On the 9th year of Go Negosyo, we are proud to share with you a n...

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Throwback: Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013!

Global Entrepreneurship Week is just around the corner! And we in Go Negosyo are celebrating it with thousands of entrepreneurs and the British Embass...

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Bossings Supported Rice Bucket Challenge PH!

Last September 27, PLDT Bossings gathered once again to support another social development project: the Rice Bucket Challenge pioneered by Henry Lim B...

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Go Negosyo Cebu!

Despite the heavy traffic due to the unexpected rain pour, more than 300 Cebuano entrepreneurs, institution representatives, government officials and...

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The Agri-Negosyo Summit

The first Agri-Negosyo Summit was a huge success! Over 7,000 participants showed their high interest in this sector.The various speakers showed that t...

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Our 2014 Most Inspiring Agripreneurs

In almost 9 years of Go Negosyo, we have been recognizing inspiring entrepreneurs who have contributed to the social development of our country and th...

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The Agripreneurs and Agri-enablers

It is now the month of July and we are getting closer to our first Agri-Negosyo Summit which will be happening on July 25, 2014 in World Trade Center,...

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Finding Success in Agripreneurship

Filipinos are never destined to be poor. We all deserve to live a life out of poverty for there are many ways of succeeding in life especially that ou...

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Seeing the greener pasture through Agripreneurship

The Philippines has been blessed and endowed with rich and abundant natural resources which we  can use to thrive in the agricultural industry and bec...

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Tagumpay: Giving the OSY a Chance

For the past two years, Go Negosyo has been supporting its Negosyo Mo, Bukas Ko (NMBK) program of helping deserving out-of-school youths (OSYs) to be...

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SUMMER’S MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES

Thru the 9 years of Go Negosyo, we have awarded and recognized entrepreneurs who have tourism as their business model. Why not? I have always believed...

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Tagumpay: Go Negosyo and PhilDev Supports Technopreneurship

Early this year, Go Negosyo held the 3rd Filipino Technopreneurship Summit at the SMX Convention Center where more than 7,000 participants form differ...

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7,000 Filipina Eager to Succeed

Go Negosyo celebrated the Filipina spirit and recognized the country’s inspiring women through the 6th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit. Over 7,000 Fi...

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GO NEGOSYO FILIPINA STARPRENEURS of 2014

In line with the global celebration of Women’s Month, the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo will hold its 6th Filipina Entrepreneurs...

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TECHNOPRENEURS 2014

Technology and innovation is very useful, dynamic and it makes everything quick and easy. It is a platform where anyone can do almost everything. On F...

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Angels in Disguise

Go Negosyo has grown from an advocacy that supports entrepreneurship to an institution of inspiration and hope. The past seven years had been fruitful...

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The Great Visayan Adventure

Let me take time out from my usual Go Negosyo columns and share with you our dive adventure in the Visayas. As I write this column, we are still at se...

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Multiply-neurs

Last year, Go Negosyo and Multiply Philippines entered into a partnership to recognize, promote and develop a whole new generation of entrepreneurs. W...

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World-Class Filipino Artisans

There is no denying the unique and skilled craftsmanship of the Filipino. For the past decades, the masterpieces of designers who have become renowned...

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Women Artisan-preneurs

Two weeks ago, my wife and I were invited to the biannual Manila FAME trade show. As always, the masterpieces of Filipino designers are stunning, uniq...

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Four years of empowering women

Go Negosyo will be celebrating its seventh anniversary this June, and we have been hosting the Women Entrepreneurship Summit and Expo for four years n...

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2012 Women Entrepreneurship Summit and Expo

Next month is International Women’s Month. And following tradition, this is also just in time for Go Negosyo’s 4th Women Entrepreneurship Summit and E...

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Empowering Women

Valentine’s Day is always a special day for women. I guess women are more enthusiastic about all this romantic stuff. For couples who’ve been married...

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The Matriarchs of Negosyo

More than 90 percent of enterprises are micro enterprises and 70 percent of new businesses are started by women. This just goes to show that women do...

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Go Negosyo in 2011

Go Negosyo has wrapped up probably one of its busiest years ever. What an achievement the year 2011 was. We have never seen our calendar so packed wit...

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Twin Celebration

My father Joecon and his twin brother Tito Ronnie Concepcion turned 80 last December 29. What a milestone it has been for the both of them. We, the fa...

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A Night for the Bossings

The MVP Bossings awards night was a gala that gathered some of the country’s most prominent entrepreneurs. PLDT SME Nation successfully organized a gr...

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The MVP Bossings for 2012

Last November 24 was a night for the country’s biggest entrepreneurs. Held at the Meralco Theater for the first time, PLDT SME Nation, in partnership...

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The SIPAG Most Outstanding Microentrepreneurs

In my last Tagumpay column, I’ve started featuring again the success stories of entrepreneurs, starting with the finalists of the Citi Microentreprene...

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Presenting the Citi MOTY finalists

Almost all our Filipino entrepreneurs are in the micro, small and medium enterprise category. This is why for a couple of years now, Go Negosyo has be...

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Young and Successful

Success knows no limits; not even age. This was proven by the success of the entrepreneurs in Go Negosyo’s 7th book Go Negosyo’s 50 Inspiring Stories...

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STARstruck with Inspiration!

The Young Entrepreneurs Summit left all of us in awe. I remember that I couldn’t help but to be enthusiastic as I welcomed thousands of participants d...

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Go Negosyo’s Young STARpreneurs 2011

Last Friday, we celebrated the third Go Negosyo Young Entrepreneurs Summit at the World Trade Center. We were overwhelmed by more than 15,000 micro an...

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Making a Living from Fish spas, Sweets & Hats

Time flies by so fast. The “ber” months has already started, but it seems like it was just yesterday when we packed our bags and headed on to our firs...

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Starting a season of CSI

Six years ago, we started Go Negosyo in response to the call for steps to ease the alarming poverty in the country. Our mission was and has always bee...

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Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines 2011

Every year, RFM together with National Bookstore and PLDT recognize ten of the country’s brightest students. This year is extra special because we are...

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Go Negosyo goes to Region IV

Last week, I showcased the entrepreneurs that Go Negosyo met in Bukidnon as we kicked off our 2011 SME Caravan with the help of the DTI. Region X was...

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Bukidnon Entrepreneurs

Go Negosyo, along with the MSMED Council, has just recently celebrated the SME Development Week at the Philippine Trade Training Center in Manila. The...

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Go Negosyo recognized for philanthropy

Each year, as Go Negosyo becomes older and as we reach out to different provinces all-over the country, I cannot help but be amazed by the blessings t...

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Having Fun in Negosyo

One of the biggest challenges of Go Negosyo is to change the mindset of Filipinos towards entrepreneurship. Many are still not convinced that venturin...

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Having Fun in Negosyo

One of the biggest challenges of Go Negosyo is to change the mindset of Filipinos towards entrepreneurship. Many are still not convinced that venturin...

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My tagumpay: my wife and our golden years

When this Tagumpay column started a year ago, the idea was to feature success stories of entrepreneurs whose lives serve as great inspirations. It is...

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GO NEGOSYO & AVON: Believe to succeed

This year, Avon International celebrates its 125th anniversary of fulfilling women’s dreams. Also, on this same year, Avon Philippines celebrates its...

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Supporting the Go Negosyo Cause

For an advocacy like Go Negosyo, partnerships with corporations go a long, long way. Inspiring hundreds of thousands of Filipinos all throughout the c...

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SME Bossings: The New Negosyo Heroes

PLDT SME Nation, in partnership with Go Negosyo, recently unveiled the 2011 Bossing Ako Campaign aimed to empower and encourage Filipinos to be their...

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‘Womenpreneurs’ inspire Filipina future negosyantes

For the past weeks, I’ve had the honor of introducing the 2011 STARpreneurs – women we recognized for their achievements in entrepreneurship and their...

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Go Negosyo salutes women of SMEs

Last week, over 25,000 women (and men) celebrated with us at the World Trade Center for the Go Negosyo Women Entrepreneurship Summit and Expo, entitle...

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GO NEGOSYO recognizes Filipina social entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship enablers

All over the globe, March is celebrated as Women’s Month. I’m sure that the different countries have their own activities and events in observance of...

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Holiday Entrepreneurs

Christmas season is the busiest time for all negoyantes. There are many start-up entrepreneurs, mostly women or “momprenuers”, who make use of their p...

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Recognizing Filipino microentrepreneur heroes

It is always an honor to cross paths with fellow entrepreneurs who are open to share their amazing stories. I am always amazed by how people rise from...

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Be the next Bossing

Being an entrepreneur is being the “Bossing” in your place of work or business. This is one of the best parts about living the life of a negosyante. B...

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Passion to fight poverty

Poverty surrounds our country. A greater number of our population falls below the poverty line. The solution to this seemingly never ending problem do...

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2010 Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs

This year, we will be recognizing 13 inspiring young entrepreneurs. The Go Negosyo Inspiring Young Filipino Entrepreneur award is our way of giving im...

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Three P’s to Negosyo Success

What makes successful entrepreneurs? It is all about passion, persistence and perseverance. These are my three P’s to negosyo success.Choosing to be a...

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The makings of three entreprenuers

The entrepreneurial journeys I share in this column may give the impression to some people that it is pretty easy to start a negosyo and that the succ...

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The Concepcion Clan

I belong to a list of more or less 30 Concepcions who are third generation entrepreneurs. My cousin Renna Hechanova-Angeles, Vice Chairman of the Conc...

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Time to start a social enterprise

Last week, Go Negosyo held a lunch meeting with key players in the social entrepreneurship field. As we pursue our advocacy to build an entrepreneuria...

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Go Negosyo Mentors Giving Back

“Success is when your wife loves you and trusts you, your children respect you and admire you, your peers respond positively to your influence and the...

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PNoy: The Change Agent Leader

Everyone seems excited to see real change happen, especially in moral ascendancy, as the campaign platform of President Noynoy or PNoy is “labanan ang...

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Meeting Barack and Hillary

Last April 26 and 27, I was chosen to be a delegate of the Philippines for President Barack Obama’s first Entrepreneurship Summit in Washington, toget...

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Bossing

My previous column was about Nelson Mandela uniting his country through a Rugby team. The movie “Invictus”, for those who have not seen it yet, is a m...

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Youthpreneurs

As school season approaches, I decided to feature three young entrepreneurs for this Tagumpay column.I am a parent with two of my children in college....

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Grandpreneurs

For the past four years, I have had the privilege of meeting a number of genuinely inspiring entrepreneurs. While every entrepreneur has as different...

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My President, my advice

Today, a new president and vice president will be elected. While surveys may have shown Noynoy’s lead increasing, the real test will be the actual vot...

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Villar, Aquino lend a hand

As we know, both Manny Villar and Noynoy Aquino are in a close fight to be the country’s future president. While we do have a lot of entrepreneurs in...

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Touch by an Angel

The Holy Week allowed us to reflect on our lives and our relationship with God. We somehow got to work on our spiritual side, which admittedly is alwa...

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Inspiring Women of the Year

In celebration of Women’s Month, today we open the Go Negosyo Women Entrepreneurship Summit at the World Trade Center in Pasay. Our theme, “Babae, tag...

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Social entrepreneurship through coffee and water

Who is a social entrepreneur? Books and sources would suggest that a social entrepreneur is someone who identifies a social problem and uses entrepren...

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Women educators, enablers, entrepreneurs

As we celebrate women’s month on March, the Tagumpay column will be featuring women with stories of triumph. It will not only be about triumph over po...

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Dreams and aspirations of small and big negosyantes

This 2010 is the year of the Tiger, as per the Chinese calendar. It so happens that the Chinese New Year falls on Valentine’s Day, so that may be a go...

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Partners in business, partners for life

Today, microentrepreneurs are mostly women. We observe this in our caravans in the regions and provinces. Winners of the Citi Microentrepreneur of the...

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Blind men’s vision

If you are blessed to see, walk, hear and talk, think about how your life would be if you lose one of these abilities. Most people who are even perfec...

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The OFWs’ triumph over poverty

I have been writing for the Philippine Star Business Section for more than three years now, with my column entitled Ask Go Negosyo that comes out ever...

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A Brand in People’s Mind

Last week I talked about women in negosyo citing that 90 percent of micro finance lending institutions lend to women. As I immersed myself more in an...