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The SM Startup Package: 100 Small business owners invited to set up shop in SM malls

It has been almost two years since the pandemic brought Filipino life and many livelihoods to a screeching halt. According to a 2020 Asian Development Bank (ADB) study of 1,804 Philippine MSMEs, 70.6% were forced to temporarily close with 66.2% reported to have temporary staff cuts during the height of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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MSMEs Demonstrate that e-commerce is for Everyone in Shopee

The current global situation brought about significant lifestyle changes: more people are working from home, consumers are shopping online for their convenience, and business owners are transitioning to online and e-commerce platforms to stay afloat. Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, shares three sellers who found success online with Shopee and how they are preparing for the much-anticipated 9.9 Super Shopping Day. 

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FWD Insurance & Cebuana Lhuillier: Nationwide Financial and Protection Inclusion

FWD Insurance has partnered with Cebuana Lhuillier to bridge the financial and protection gap covering a wider socioeconomic segment of the Philippine market. In an agreement signed in April 2021, affordable FWD insurance plans and digital solutions will be made accessible to Cebuana Lhuillier’s close to 30M Filipino customers spread across 2,500 branches nationwide.

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DTI Holds Virtual National Trade Fair

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) and in collaboration with the DTI Regional and Provincial Offices, will be hosting the first-ever Virtual National Trade Fair from January 27 to February 2, 2021, on its website virtualnationaltradefair.dti.gov.ph.

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URC-Thailand Cited as Among the Best Companies to Work for in Asia

Universal Robina Corporation’s (URC) subsidiary in Thailand has been named as among the “Best Companies to Work for in Asia”, for a work culture that values its employees as key resources.

The award was given by HR Asia, regarded as an authoritative regional publisher on human resources.

URC (Thailand) Co. Ltd. was among 38 companies to be recognized out of a field of 138 firms.

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Solane’s Kabayan Negosyo Package for OFWs

Good news for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who want to start a business in the Philippines! Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, is supporting OFWs by offering a great business opportunity amid these trying times with the Kabayan Negosyo Package, an LPG business with affordable start-up capital and a stable, additional income.

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Jollibee Resumes Dine-in in 1,000 Outlets Nationwide

Jollibee has reopened its doors for customers and resumes operations in over 1,000 branches  nationwide, following and implementing the strictest safety measures and sanitation protocols to ensure the safety of its customers and employees, while continuing to deliver quality food and service. 

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SM Assured Employees Regular Compensation and Emergency Financial Assistance

With the unprecedented global health crisis, companies under SM stand in solidarity with the nation and the citizenry in the battle against COVID-19.

SM assured all of its employees their regular compensation as well as the extension of an Emergency Financial Assistance to its front liners, security guards and janitorial staff during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) period from March 16 to April 14, 2020. The extent of this assistance includes the following:

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Filipino Franchise & Business EXPO 2020

With the fast-paced evolution of technology in the lives of people and businesses around the world, some brands were able to adapt. Unfortunately, some were still left behind, particularly the Micro, Small and Medium-sized Entrepreneurs (MSMEs).

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Filinvest Alabang Inc. Wins at BCI Asia Top 10 Awards

Filinvest Alabang Inc. (FAI) was once again hailed as one of the top 10 developers in the Philippines by the prestigious BCI Asia Awards.

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