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[PREVIEW] Turn Your Startup Dream into a Reality – Entrepreneur March 2013 issue

entrep_march_hires2013Entrepreneur Magazine | Philippines | March 2013

CONTENTS:

The Biz

  • Numbers and insights
  • Trends
  • Innovators of the month
    • Artiste Connect : startup makes artistic dreams come true
  • Opportunity of the month
    • Golden Fuel Systems : Restaurant waste fuels a moneymaker

Ideas

  • Copacabana Juicers : Tea towers get colorful makeover.
  • Masterworks Wood and Design : Finding a niche in custom wooden bicycles
  • Happy Cream Puff : Dessert bar offers a unique take on creamy dessert.
  • Kalibrr.com : Helping people improve their skills for the BPO industry
  • Anything Coral : ‘Trep makes money off corals, grown in his building!

Start It Up

  • Bottoms up
    • Leveling up tuba into an export-quality drink brings this couple out of retirement.
    • Law and order
      • Don’t let messy legal issues derail your new business. Here’s how.
  • Get moving!
    • Bring your goods faster to your customers with these logistics companies.
  • Hip shippin’
    • Website takes on centuries-old concept to bring stateside goods over.

Money

  • Flight boosters
    • Looking for venture capitalists? Here’s a list that might help.
  • Financial Adviser : Keeping stock
    • Having problems with your cash flow? Take a look at your inventory control.
  • Spend it wisely
    • Know the best strategies for analyzing your business expenses
  • The gift of giving, and building
    • Banking giant moves to promote microfinance, building training centers in poor areas.

Tech

  • Customer-made
    • Engaging customers is now more than getting mass media exposure. It’s time to give your clients a say in your brand.
  • Fast forward
    • Leading open source firm trains tech startups and encourages them to give back.
  • Online ideas : class by itself
    • Web startup helps site users plan their free time.
  • Ask a geek: One for all
    • Make your site user-friendly on multiple devices through responsive design.
  • Shiny objects: Backup buddies
      • External drives to keep your files and peace of mind intact.

Doing Business

  • Green minded
    • Balikbayan turns forest defender and reluctant entrepreneur.
  • Fear factor
    • The business world can be frightening, but you need to face your fears if you want to keep growing.
  • Ask a pro: Rewarding loyalty
    • A loyalty scheme not only helps you keep current customers; it also helps attract new ones.
  • Put a ring on it
    • Rural banks moves to solidify its business by going back to its roots.
  • Shed some weight
    • Why it makes sense – and some more money – to fire some clients

Franchise

  • Brand snub
    • Vendors of generic drugs find nixing big names has its own rewards.
  • Garden party
    • An organic farm franchise teaches moms and kids to grow their own food.
  • Young at heart
    • This group expands business by banking on childlike bliss from cold treats.
  • Sense for scents
    • Looking for ways to expand his customer base, this ‘trep jumped from distribution to retail.

Trep how-to

  • Gourmet food at your fingertips : Food service establishments like restaurants and delis can only succeed with the right ingredients – culinary skills, dedication, business acumen and much more.

Rewards

  • Shop!: Take ‘em outside!
    • Go for a dip in the pool whenever you want. Just don’t forget these essentials.
  • Beer Scene :  A good feeling
    • Local microbrewery churns out craft beer with local flavors.

Style

  • Dressed down : Marco Lobregat of Ministry of Mushroom

Last Word

  • Steve Case
    • Revolution chair and CEO reveals what it takes for startups to get his attention, and even investment.
  • Books: Building business
    • Get some first-hand accounts to help you start and grow your business.

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