Selfmade http://selfmade.ph Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:16:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 https://i1.wp.com/selfmade.ph/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/S_FBprof.jpg?fit=32%2C32 Selfmade http://selfmade.ph 32 32 122756142 Love local? Here are 5 companies and brands that you didn’t know were proudly Filipino http://selfmade.ph/love-local-5-filipino-brands/ http://selfmade.ph/love-local-5-filipino-brands/#respond Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:10:52 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2415 With the rise of globalization, various goods from across the seven seas are within reach. The boom of e-commerce pretty much add to the magic, too — you can buy almost anything from anywhere in the world. But why look far when you’ve got world-class products right from the homestead? More and more opportunities have opened up for many businesses… Continue reading "Love local? Here are 5 companies and brands that you didn’t know were proudly Filipino"

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Turning Pages: A Venture that Became ‘National’ http://selfmade.ph/turning-pages-a-venture-that-became-national/ http://selfmade.ph/turning-pages-a-venture-that-became-national/#respond Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:02:45 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2406 Success starts at page one, but halfway through, what if you’d have to flip a few pages back? Discouragement is an automatic option, but you don’t have to choose it. In fact, those who don’t find their way back forward. Meet Socorro. When she was a young girl, she regularly helped in her grandmother’s fruit stall in the market. Her… Continue reading "Turning Pages: A Venture that Became ‘National’"

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Is Shoe Mart back in town? Introducing SM’s new retail chain http://selfmade.ph/shoe-mart-back-introducing-sms-retail-shoe-chain/ http://selfmade.ph/shoe-mart-back-introducing-sms-retail-shoe-chain/#respond Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:09:06 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2398 You might be familiar with tale of how Henry Sy began with his humble shoe store Shoe Mart, way before his mall empire came to be. Guess what? Old friend Shoe Mart is making a comeback with a new name – Simply Shoes. Set to be a practical shoe shop for the whole family, the outlet houses SM’s own brands… Continue reading "Is Shoe Mart back in town? Introducing SM’s new retail chain"

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Planning to sell in Lazada, Shopee, or Carousell but can’t choose where? Here’s a pro tip. http://selfmade.ph/planning-to-sell-in-lazada-shopee-or-carousell-ecommerce/ http://selfmade.ph/planning-to-sell-in-lazada-shopee-or-carousell-ecommerce/#respond Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:45:13 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2387 The advent of technology paved the way for newer avenues in business. The term “businessman” or “businesswoman” can now be attributed to people even without a sight of a physical shop, because channels like websites are now being used to generate income. Website e-commerce-land.com marked the start of e-commerce in the buying and selling industry, which eventually boomed with the… Continue reading "Planning to sell in Lazada, Shopee, or Carousell but can’t choose where? Here’s a pro tip."

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Remembering the life of Washington SyCip, illustrious luminary of Philippine Business (1921 – 2017) http://selfmade.ph/celebrating-the-life-of-washington-sycip/ http://selfmade.ph/celebrating-the-life-of-washington-sycip/#respond Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:17:55 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2374 Washington SyCip, as his last name suggests, is renowned as the forefather of accounting firm SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co. (SGV). An accountant by profession, he was also a dedicated supporter of education, and his vigor led him to become one of the co-founders of the Asian Institute of Management, an international business school in Makati. Fondly called “Wash”, he… Continue reading "Remembering the life of Washington SyCip, illustrious luminary of Philippine Business (1921 – 2017)"

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Here’s how bullet journaling can help with your business http://selfmade.ph/heres-how-bullet-journaling-can-help-with-your-business/ http://selfmade.ph/heres-how-bullet-journaling-can-help-with-your-business/#respond Tue, 10 Oct 2017 04:02:49 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2364 Being a business person is a very busy career to be in. We’re talking of countless meetings and tasks here and there. And let’s also not forget the handful goals and milestones that one needs to achieve. And to give you a reality check – these can’t be all remembered mentally.  This is why planners come in handy especially for… Continue reading "Here’s how bullet journaling can help with your business"

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5 Events that Helped Henry Sy Become The Philippines’ Richest Man http://selfmade.ph/5-events-helped-henry-sy-become-philippines-richest-man/ http://selfmade.ph/5-events-helped-henry-sy-become-philippines-richest-man/#respond Mon, 09 Oct 2017 03:14:51 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2355 Henry Sy and his family came to the Philippines from Jinjiang, China when he was 12 years old. Upon their arrival, they set up a sari-sari store in Quiapo which he helped manage by devoting 12 hours every day. Living through destitution in a new place, he only dreamt of overcoming “hard environment” someday. However, through his diligence and perseverance,… Continue reading "5 Events that Helped Henry Sy Become The Philippines’ Richest Man"

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Starting out with a start-up? Here are 5 must-have apps for you http://selfmade.ph/starting-out-with-a-start-up-here-are-5-must-have-apps-for-you/ http://selfmade.ph/starting-out-with-a-start-up-here-are-5-must-have-apps-for-you/#respond Thu, 05 Oct 2017 09:59:06 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2350 A growing business owner keeps everything up and running but sometimes it gets too hard to oversee everything single-handedly. That is why, with the rise of the digital era, several applications are made available to assist the modern entrepreneur – helpful tools that fit the palms of your hands. We’re very much familiar with the usual productivity notepads and spreadsheets,… Continue reading "Starting out with a start-up? Here are 5 must-have apps for you"

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“Morning comes always”: A Story of Reaching and Rising http://selfmade.ph/morning-comes-always-story-of-reaching-and-rising/ http://selfmade.ph/morning-comes-always-story-of-reaching-and-rising/#respond Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:16:49 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2337 Rising seems to be a good thing, yes? You progress, make your way up, and go step after step ahead. We’ve seen people at the top and you’re convinced that they indeed lead perfect lives. What we always forget, however, is the dullness that came before everything is buffed golden – an essential part of every story of rising. We… Continue reading "“Morning comes always”: A Story of Reaching and Rising"

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How journaling will help you become productive http://selfmade.ph/how-journaling-will-help-you-become-productive/ http://selfmade.ph/how-journaling-will-help-you-become-productive/#respond Fri, 29 Sep 2017 03:30:54 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2280 When life gets busy, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep track of things. When you try to piece your life together in shambles, each decision will be a product of your own desperation. And we all know that drawing insights from our agony only add fuel to the fire. It’s impossible to put your entire focus to change every aspect… Continue reading "How journaling will help you become productive"

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Things Your Business is Wasting Money On http://selfmade.ph/business-wasting-money-on/ http://selfmade.ph/business-wasting-money-on/#respond Fri, 29 Sep 2017 02:35:13 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2272 The great thing about having your own business is the revenue and investment you earn from what you offer. However, in order to earn, you must also spend for the growth of your company. But remember that too much expenses isn’t healthy – not only for your bank account, but also for your company. Here are a few things that… Continue reading "Things Your Business is Wasting Money On"

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No Hard Selling Please: 5 Tweets with Slick Marketing Tricks http://selfmade.ph/no-hard-selling-please-5-tweets-marketing-tricks/ http://selfmade.ph/no-hard-selling-please-5-tweets-marketing-tricks/#respond Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:21:11 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2234 Unlike on Facebook, you have to be a little bit thriftier with your words on Twitter given the 140-character limit. It’s a challenge especially for businesses that use the platform to reach out to their market.  Creating an account is one way, but your tweets are a different story – you need to constantly do it. With millions of accounts… Continue reading "No Hard Selling Please: 5 Tweets with Slick Marketing Tricks"

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The Magic of Facebook Business http://selfmade.ph/magic-facebook-business/ http://selfmade.ph/magic-facebook-business/#respond Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:14:15 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2227 Is it safe to say that Facebook is the new television? Maybe.   Data from the Digital in 2017 Global Overview Report said that around 60 million Filipinos have access to Internet, and are spending a daily average of 8 hours and 59 minutes online. On Facebook, the country’s social media penetration, Philippines has a monthly active account of 58%.… Continue reading "The Magic of Facebook Business"

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15 Essential Websites Every Business Owner Should Follow http://selfmade.ph/websites-business-owner-should-follow/ http://selfmade.ph/websites-business-owner-should-follow/#respond Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:45:24 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2217 There are a lot of things a business owner should know – your product, your market, your partners, your network, and the list goes on. Of course, you must be aware of every facet that affects your venture but how do you keep up with all that’s on your plate? No pressure, though! Every boss has their own stack of… Continue reading "15 Essential Websites Every Business Owner Should Follow"

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The Importance of Humor: 8 brands who are keepin’ it original on Twitter http://selfmade.ph/the-importance-of-humor-8-brands-who-are-keepin-it-original-on-twitter/ Tue, 19 Sep 2017 03:34:28 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2206 Modern digital marketing is unpredictable. Twitter is the most evident example of this case, where eccentricity and timely, subtle humor reign in just 140 characters (or memes). It’s inexpensive marketing, and brands are flocking the Twitterverse with entertainment for currency. Facebook and Instagram have titular business services integrated in their platforms that read like a perfectly written proposal — it… Continue reading "The Importance of Humor: 8 brands who are keepin’ it original on Twitter"

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Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ and other chilling stories behind big brands’ slogans http://selfmade.ph/nikes-just-do-it-and-other-chilling-stories-behind-big-brands-slogans/ Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:49:50 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2200 In trying to make a noise in the business world, a catchy slogan or tagline is a must. An effective tagline, if you will, does not only become a part of the brand’s identity, it becomes the brand itself. Either in a form of a jingle or a two-word phrase, I believe we all have been victimized by one. However,… Continue reading "Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ and other chilling stories behind big brands’ slogans"

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This is what a resume should look like in 2017 http://selfmade.ph/resume-look-like-2017/ Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:19:24 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2178 Resumes automatically scream “This is where I graduated”; “This is what I can do for you”; “These are my achievements”; and all things that can boost your self-confidence (at least temporarily). Though we sometimes feel the need to flaunt all of it as a way to woo employers and our dream company, bringing it all out there can also be… Continue reading "This is what a resume should look like in 2017"

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The Curious Case of Viral Marketing and Fast Food Sales http://selfmade.ph/curious-case-viral-marketing-fast-food-sales/ Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:19:06 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2174 Flashback to the month of love 2017, you were one of those who expectantly watched out for Jollibee’s next video on Facebook. The last one was all over your timeline, just like the Christmas version, so you thought this would be just as interesting. Tearjerkers they were, but did the Kwentong Jollibee series made you want to buy a bucket… Continue reading "The Curious Case of Viral Marketing and Fast Food Sales"

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8 Smart Ways You Can Use Facebook http://selfmade.ph/8-smart-ways-can-facebook/ Mon, 18 Sep 2017 02:26:05 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2167 Facebook is definitely the place to be for everyone to be updated with their friends, and even with the latest happenings in news, interests and many more – it’s actually no surprise that business are starting to take advantage over the community that Facebook has made over the years. In fact, almost everyone and everything is already on Facebook. This… Continue reading "8 Smart Ways You Can Use Facebook"

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If You REALLY Want to Be Successful, Follow This Rule http://selfmade.ph/really-want-successful-follow-rule/ Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:36:31 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2135 You, opening this article, means a good start because you are interested in knowing how to be successful in life. But how should you do it? Studying hard? Working overtime? Nope. The answer lies in an activity that goes beyond working or studying hours: continuous learning. Deliberate learning, even without further research, can be branded as one of the most… Continue reading "If You REALLY Want to Be Successful, Follow This Rule"

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What We Can All Learn from the Success of Sunnies Studios http://selfmade.ph/can-learn-success-sunnies-studios/ Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:00:14 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2142 When you hear the word “Sunnies”, you automatically think of one thing – and those are eyewear. But eyewear would probably too vague of an answer. Because when we hear “Sunnies” we immediately think of the aesthetically pretty and Instagram-worthy eyewear shop. And that is exactly what they are. Four years after it was established, Sunnies has made quite an… Continue reading "What We Can All Learn from the Success of Sunnies Studios"

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Achieving the Impossible like Mark Zuckerberg http://selfmade.ph/achieving-the-impossible-like-mark-zuckerberg/ Mon, 11 Sep 2017 08:40:41 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2145 There is NO denying the fact that Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most successful young’uns today. At the age of 23, he became a millionaire because of his innovation called Facebook. And today, he is now one of the richest individuals in the world. Mark is indeed someone to look up to when you want to establish your own… Continue reading "Achieving the Impossible like Mark Zuckerberg"

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After watching these videos, you’ll be off starting your dream business http://selfmade.ph/ted-talks-starting-your-dream-business/ Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:31:26 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2128 It’s an hour before midnight and you can’t sleep. As usual, your brain is rummaging through all the dreams you want to chase, and the most ultimate of them is opening your own business. You get all excited and picture how you want it to be – from the products to the name to interiors, you can’t wait for the… Continue reading "After watching these videos, you’ll be off starting your dream business"

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Launching a start-up business? Let us help you out http://selfmade.ph/launching-start-up-business-let-us-help/ Mon, 11 Sep 2017 06:53:59 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2126 Can I get a raise of hands of those who want their own business? If you raised yours, then congratulations. The first step into starting up your own business is to have the dream of having one. But then again, a dream will remain a dream if no action is taken. And that is easier said than done. As background,… Continue reading "Launching a start-up business? Let us help you out"

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Offices are now more solutions than pieces of real estate. Here’s Why. http://selfmade.ph/offices-now-solutions-pieces-real-estate-heres/ Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:32:20 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2117 We are living in the era of brave start-ups, and millennials are boldly taking the charge. That is exactly what we love about Millennials; they are never found wanting when it comes to imagination, persistence, and courage. While innovation and passion are traits of today’s fresh crop of businessmen, it appears that they suffer a weakness — and it comes… Continue reading "Offices are now more solutions than pieces of real estate. Here’s Why."

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The Concept That Made SM Entertainment’s Idol Groups Global Phenomena http://selfmade.ph/concept-made-sm-entertainments-idol-global-phenomena/ Mon, 24 Jul 2017 03:54:43 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2107 Korean pop, or commonly known as K-Pop, has been a global phenomenon for more than ten years now. The genre’s biggest names in the likes of Super Junior, Girls Generation, SHINee, 2NE1, and EXO are known across all the seven seas. But what do these groups have that made them famous and successful in just a few years’ time? The… Continue reading "The Concept That Made SM Entertainment’s Idol Groups Global Phenomena"

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7 Factors That Made Social Media Marketing a Must for Businesses http://selfmade.ph/7-factors-made-social-media-must/ Mon, 24 Jul 2017 02:43:51 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2099 With 3 billion people in the Internet sphere, the conversion of social media websites as marketing tools was inevitable. From its particularity down to its convenience, social media marketing slowly trampled its traditional counterpart. Here’s why: Increasing brand awareness Social media has undeniably become the easiest channel to spread information. This function is perfect for increasing brand awareness through an… Continue reading "7 Factors That Made Social Media Marketing a Must for Businesses"

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PRODUCTIVITY: Maximizing 25 minutes using the tomato technique http://selfmade.ph/maximize-25-minutes-tomato-technique/ Wed, 19 Jul 2017 01:53:49 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2093 On an average day, a long list of tasks can appear strenuous with only 24 hours at hand. More so, the fact that the said timeframe has sleeping, eating, and leisure in between makes it more impossible to utilize it and tick our to-do list. With that, seeing the title might have you wondering if it is really possible to accomplish… Continue reading "PRODUCTIVITY: Maximizing 25 minutes using the tomato technique"

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HUMBLE BEGINNINGS: International businesses that started small http://selfmade.ph/international-businesses-small/ Wed, 19 Jul 2017 01:01:29 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2088 I don’t know about you guys, but reading stories on how something small can grow into something huge and successful gives you that mindset that if he can do it, I can do it, too. Which is why we want to give you the motivation to fulfill your dreams with these successful international business that started from legit scratch. APPLE… Continue reading "HUMBLE BEGINNINGS: International businesses that started small"

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How to become and effective leader when you’re a lot younger than your team http://selfmade.ph/become-effective-leader-youre-lot-younger-team/ Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:27:49 +0000 http://selfmade.ph/?p=2078 To lead a team as such a young age is such a challenge. However, being given that responsibility this early means that the company you are working for sees something in you. But your team might see otherwise, especially if you’re team is WAY older than you. According to an article by Forbes, managing teammates from older generations would require… Continue reading "How to become and effective leader when you’re a lot younger than your team"

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