Be an Entrep Champ, Be the Big Boss!

Nobody is satisfied being 9-to-5 employees anymore. Living paycheck-to-paycheck is not enough to cover their cost of living (or they don’t like having a boss) so find another source of income like direct selling or part-time gigs (writing, virtual assistant, event planning, home baking, etc.).

The question is.. are you going to live your life like this or would you rather be your own boss?

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Philippine SME Business Expo: How to be an Empowered Entrepreneur

According to DTI, as of 2011, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) made up 99.6 percent of businesses operating in the Philippines, contributed 61% of the total jobs generated and accounted for 35.7% of the country’s total production. Small things make a difference, that’s why it’s important to equip and empower current and aspiring entrepreneurs.

That’s the goal of 1st Philippine SME Business Expo 2013: “Your SME Business Gateway”!

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Press Release: Expo supports advocacy of empowering SMEs

Due to the rapid and overwhelming growth of the country’s economy, the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are currently experiencing a window of opportunity to rise up and expand their horizons. Mediacom Solutions Inc. in partnership with Esquire Financing Inc., the leader in growth stage financing, together with co-presenters PLDT Ka-Asenso, Buy-A-Car and Capitalife, are presenting this year’s premier business expo, the Philippine SME Business Expo 2013 – “Your SME Business Gateway”, dedicated to empower the nation’s growing SMEs and Entrepreneurs, to be held on July 12 to 14 at the SMX Convention Center Taguig, located at the 3rd floor of the SM Aura Premier, Taguig City.

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You Can Love What You Do at C3/CustomerContactChannels!

Arriving late for the first agenda of the day (a tour around the facility), I got to sit down and talk to Chris, a pioneer employee currently working in a management position for an inbound telecommunications account. Our conversation revolved around love.

Yes, love.

Love that is expressed through open communication, accountability and helping the community in his workplace.

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So Your Company’s Growing, What Do You Do?

First of all, congratulations! It is a huge accomplishment not only to start a company that creates an income, but if you are leading a company that is currently growing in this market, you are truly an accomplishment. But, I’m sure you’ll immediately tell me, “Yes, business is good, but what about the future?”

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Manila Business Leadership Seminar 04/13

Join us on April 13, 2013 for the second run of the Manila Business Leadership Seminar. It is a gathering of students and young professionals to know more about themselves and tap their potential to be empowered and purpose-driven individuals.

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C3: Where Love Takes Center Stage

It is one thing for a company to proclaim that it ‘loves’ its employees, but another thing entirely to walk the talk.

Valentine’s Day may traditionally be the time to show people how much you care, but Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firm C3/CustomerContactChannels (C3) takes the principle of V-Day to heart by making a company culture out of it.

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Saddleback Manila’s First Business Leadership Seminar (FREE!)

Leadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal. It is not dictated by a title or position. They say good leaders are made, not born among many things. Thus, companies invest time and money in developing this vital skill of their employees. However this could set you back at least PHP 3,000 per training. How about joining us this Saturday for a FREE business leadership seminar? This one’s on us 😉

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Spotlight: Interview with PH Web & Graphic Designer Ericson Luciano

Ericson Luciano is a twenty-three year old web and graphic designer/enthusiast, specializing on print and logo design. Eric or Ewic graduated with a degree of BS Information Technology from City of Malabon University.

He used to work for a private firm here in Manila, now he currently works as a freelance graphic designer. He started freelancing way back 4th year high school via Odesk, to cover school and personal expenses. It also enabled him to decide whether to work in a corporate setting or to stick to freelancing. Most of his clients are referral of friends, from online freelancing sites, Facebook and even people he met on community events.

I’ve met Kuya Ericson via WebGeeks group on Facebook but we actually just met in person last year during Drupal Developers’ Day, where we both volunteer for PHDUG. I have always admired how creative Kuya is, despite how some people treat him because of his disability (which for me is a blessing in disguise), so I asked him to run an interview with me to share about his background, his experience as a graphic designer and his standpoint on some commonly asked questions in this field.

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The Results Companies, a leading Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions, opened its third site last May 23, 2012 at Q Plaza, Cainta, Rizal. The celebration was attended by Cainta Mayor Mon Ilagan and Vice Mayor Roberto Sikat, various media personalities, as well as members of Results’ Executive Team.

The event started with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by the blessing of the facility, and a Q&A portion with Results’ Executive Team.

Ribbon cutting led by Cainta Vice Mayor Roberto Sicat, Results’ SVP for Operations Aaron Fender, Cainta Mayor Mon Ilagan, and President/COO Alec Brecker.

“The launch of Q Plaza is an exciting time for Results. The Philippine market has provided us with incredible success and we plan to continue the expansion of Q Plaza to a total of 750 seats over the next 12 months.”

– Results’ SVP of Operations Aaron Fender

During Q&A

The initial phase of the center’s build out will result in a 250-seat cutting edge contact center, equipped with the latest technology and amenities to support the work environment. The new location will include a significant support structure of operation managers, supervisors, trainers and quality roles.

Great news for the residents of Marikina, Rizal, Pasig and Quezon City, the new facility is strategically located at the junction of these heavily populated suburban areas. The BPO operates in two other locations in the country – Silver City, Pasig and Eastwood, Quezon City.

The company is accepting applications for sales agents and support positions through their website at

About The Results Companies

For more than 20 years, The Results Companies has served as a premier global customer solutions provider for Fortune 500 companies. With over 5,000 employees in 11 near shore, off shore and domestic customer contact centers, The Results Companies’ expertise extends beyond call centers. We’re experts in representatives, analytical technologies, brand fulfillment and creating strategic advantages for our clients.

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