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[The Philippines] Harnessing Apps To Tackle Traffic


In Manila, a study by the University of the Philippines National Center for Transportation Study (UP NCTS) last year placed the average annual losses incurred due to traffic congestion in Metro Manila at over P137 billion as of 2011.

12 Questions: Meet Mon Paningbatan (Philippines)

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Mon lives and works in Manila, Philippines. My past stints among a few include: Illustrator for Children’s books, art director for a magazine, and design consultant at Intellectual Property Philippines. Cuevas (Philippines).

My Experiment With The Multi-Author Blog Model, Leslie Samuel Takes Over Become A Blogger, My Bizarre Outsourcing Experience And Why I Left AWeber by Yaro Starak

Tweet This is part 9 of my Business Timeline , you can read all of the previous chapters here. In the last chapter of my business timeline I explained what happened during the four years after I turned 30 in 2009.

How To Fire Yourself: Chris Ducker Reveals How He Removed Himself From His 300 Employee Company by Yaro Starak

After ending his marriage, Chris Ducker packed his bags and moved to the Philippines for a fresh start. A few short years later he was married again with a new… Read the rest of this entry » Entrepreneur Profiles Podcasts Podcasts & Podcasting Podcasts Pillar 4 hour workweek chris ducker outsource your business philippines outsourcing virtual business lifestyle virtual ceo yourwebpa

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Music Streaming Service Deezer Launches In Singapore and Malaysia


It has also signaled its intentions to launch in Indonesia and the Philippines in the coming weeks. In the News Asia Deezer Malaysia mobile service music streaming Philippines Singapore subscription service Thailand

Innovations from surprising places

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Innovations from various parts of the world we don’t usually expect innovation from Construction Outsourcing – Philippines The parbuckling of the Costa Concordia – Italy Smartphones made in the US – Fort Worth, TX Global Shipping innovations – Massive boats, Innovative Business Uses of Technology

How to Build A Massive Community on Instagram For Your Brand


About Guest Author: Patrick Panuncillon is the CEO of a Philippine-based digital marketing and online solutions company. When utilized in the most proper manner, a large community on Instagram for your brand can be a highly-effective visual advertising channel.

8 Tips On Intercultural Communication And International Etiquette To Create Successful Business Relationships In Asia


For years I’ve studied the cultures in 10 Asian countries: China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar (formerly Burma), the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. By Sharon Schweitzer, J.D.,

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[Singapore] GrabTaxi – Disrupting The Singapore Cab Industry, One Cab At A Time


But the largest Southeast Asia-based taxi booking mobile application provider has set its sights on Singapore as its fourth market – Malaysia-based MyTeksi has announced the beta launch of its app GrabTaxi , after recent expansions to Philippines and Thailand.

How to Launch (And Why Scaling Doesn’t Matter)

How to Change the World

You use your own employees to answer questions and hire tutors in the Philippines (highly educated, English speaking, and cheap) until you can reach a critical mass of a marketplace. In the early days of starting up, the ability to scale is overrated. Scale,” in case you haven’t heard the term, refers to the concept that there are processes in place that are fast, cheap, and repeatable because there will soon be millions of customers who generate billions of dollars of revenue.

Survival Tips From A Seasoned Digital Nomad Who Made It Out The Other Side


The exception to that rule is finding an island which is heavily dominated by tourists – such as Boracay in the Philippines – which has the budget to cater for Western needs. by Martin Hunter, co-founder of Free Event Finder. While many consider “ Who Moved My Cheese?

Millennials In Asia Are Ambitious And Entrepreneurial: VISA Study


Weekly Facebook use is incredibly high especially in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia rated 93-percent) as compared to other social networks.

Transportation, On-Demand And The Asian Economy – Asian Horizons


Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam) We’ve identified some factors that set them apart from other ride-sharing outfits. by Samar Singla, founder of Click Labs.

10 Key Outsourcing Mistakes Made By Entrepreneurs

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He is regarded by many as the number-one authority on virtual staffing and personal outsourcing, and is himself a successful entrepreneur based in the Philippines.

10 Reasons For Startups To Be Wary Of Outsourcing

Startup Professionals Musings

He is regarded by many as the number-one authority on virtual staffing and personal outsourcing, and is himself a successful entrepreneur based in the Philippines.

China – The Sleeper Awakens (Part 1 of 5)

Steve Blank

Its Second Artillery Corps not only controls China’s ICBMs, but also its short range missiles pointed at Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, and U.S. I just spent a few weeks in Japan and China on a book tour for the Japanese and Chinese versions of the Startup Owners Manual.

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I am a developer, yet I outsource the development of my startup

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

The virtual assistants I hired were "IT recruiters" or "Technical recruiters" from the Philippines. That’s right, I prefer writing code than writing words and yet it’s been two months now that I started outsourcing the development of TaskArmy to someone in Ukraine.

Founders on a Mission

K9 Ventures

Todo Math already has over 1M downloads all over the world with almost 50% of the usage coming from Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Philippines).

METAL MONDAY: Left for Dead by Death Angel - Sometimes you.

Mark Birch

As you may have heard, the Philippines got rocked by the devastating Typhoon Haiyan and is in dire need of help. Death Angel Left for Dead The Dream Calls for Blood Metal Monday thrash metal Filipino Philippines Typhoon Haiyan donate San Francisco METAL MONDAY: Left for Dead by Death Angel - Sometimes you forget a band. That was the case for Death Angel, thrashers that helped define the Bay Area metal sound in the late 80’s.

[Singapore] Remote, Freelance, Online Work Taking Off Here


India and the Philippines had the largest number of freelancers at 340,890 and 85,621 freelancers respectively. Clients in Singapore hired most freelancers from India, United States, Pakistan, United Kingdom and Philippines.

How to find global talent for your startup

Kevin Dewalt

Last night the SoHelpful and Collabspot (one of my Angel investments ) teams exchanged recruiting tips over dinner in Manila, Philippines. Before my first trip to the Philippines a friend remarked, “isn’t it a lot of work to fly all the way to Manila just to find a programmer?”

5 Ways to Keep Your Small Business Growing

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If I wanted to outsource back office operations to the Philippines, the cost would range from 7 to twelve dollars per hour, and this includes salaries, benefits, power, internet, rent, and contingencies. Running a small business is a daunting challenge.

Outsourcing 101 for Startup Founders

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For example, if you are looking for someone in the Philippines, you could go to local Filipino job forums. Country of origin: Based on my personal experience, I tend to prefer people from Philippines for general assistance and from Eastern Europe for development: you have a higher chance to get someone reliable and honest. Hire one or two people from Philippines for $3/h to help you hire someone. By Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli. Founder, Task Army.

Create a Logo: 7 Smart Rules

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

While a professional agency might charge $5,000 or more to design a logo, a similar service outsourced elsewhere, like in the Philippines, can cost as little as $100. A professionally designed logo needn't cost thousands of dollars. Here's how to make a logo cheaply. and well.

[Singapore] LinkedIn Hits 1 Million Users In Singapore


million) and the Philippines (1.5+ LinkedIn first established an office here in Singapore back in 2011.

Innovation: The Key To Entrepreneurial Success


Based in Singapore, Dr Reddington leads the overall planning and implementation of corporate strategies and operations, and manages over 2,900 employees in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Meet the Veterans Launching Nonprofits to Change the World

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Around the turn of the last century, soldiers who had fought in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War launched the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Veterans starting nonprofits is nothing new, but Team Rubicon''s relief mission is one of a kind.

Franchises Finding International Niches

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia and Laos are all seeing rapid growth in American franchise restaurants. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : Tony Chew: KFC Vietnam.

[Singapore][Competition] Applications For 14th Start-Up@Singapore Now Open


Its recent edition attracted more than 3,000 teams and 9,000 participants, both locally as well as from countries such as Australia, Canada, Norway, India, Brunei, Pakistan, Russia, Greece, the Philippines and Indonesia.

23 Online Tools and Virtual Services to Help Your Business

Growthink Blog - A subscription site that gives you access to hiring skilled workers in the Philippines directly, often for $300-400 per month full-time!

International Expansion: How Video Streaming Can Aid Your Business

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This is due to the current popularity of Asia as an outsourcing destination, which has resulted in positive economic benefits for the various economies in the region, particularly China, Taiwan, South Korea, India, and the Philippines. Over the past few years, consumer spending has significantly decreased within the markets of the U.S., and Western Europe, yet has significantly increased within China and other Asian countries.

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7 Things You Should Have Learned in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The typhoon that struck the Philippines and left nearly 7,800 people dead or missing is but one example of a world where things cannot be controlled. When''s the best time to think of the biggest business lessons? Just before the start of a new year.

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Ways to Acquire Users for Free

Spencer Fry

For example, Tumblr found itself exploding in the Philippines very early on — Tumblr is among the top ten most visited sites in the Philippines — and they had to hire a huge team to support them there.

Explained: The actual difference between growth hacking and marketing

The Next Web

Call Centers / Sales Teams: Surely building a sales teams does not count as “growth hacking,” but recently a new trend is emerging: leveraging outsourced low-cost labor to help support a startup’s efforts (usually in the Philippines, sometimes college interns).

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Startups are More Like “Hunger Games” than “The Twilight Saga”

Rob Go

Then he had some success in the Philippines with an insurance business. But that all went down the tubes during the Philippine Revolution. I read an article the other day that I think typifies the way startups and entrepreneurs are portrayed in the media today. link]. The currents of the story are pretty familiar. In many ways, the way startup founders are portrayed is very similar to the way love is portrayed in hollywood. It’s all about passion and emotion.

An Agile Culture is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Jessica Mah

Both our Portland and Philippine offices have distinct identities, and while we maintain the same core values, each office has a different way of expressing that personality which is what we really welcome and gives us the added bonus to steal best practices from each other.

[Event] Crowdsourcing Week Global 2014


After a successful debut last year , Crowdsourcing Week will be returning for its second edition.

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Looking for New Customers? Think Global

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It’s easier, after all, to sell to Denver than to Denmark, to Philly rather than to the Philippines. Don't be intimidated by customs, language translation, and currency exchange--exporting is easier than you think. Five tips to get started.

2 North Carolina men arrested in murder-for-hire scheme

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

NEW YORK (AP) — Two North Carolina men have been arrested on charges that they conspired to carry out a murder-for-hire scheme in the Philippines