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Business 101: Pointers on How to Put up a Business with just a Small Capital

Updated on July 18, 2011

Putting up a small business you like is not just about money. It's also about the passion you want to incorporate with your endeavor.

Don't rely on pure luck or dole out help from your family. If you think you have what it takes to open one, why not pursue it.

Retailers are present in many villages here in the Philippines. With just a small capital in hand, most of the owners are able to collect profits from the retailed goods (ranging from daily consumptions and toiletries).

Wholesalers have more profits because they are ordering bulk of goods from the factory or the main source.

Retail store or Sari-Sari store in the Philippines
Retail store or Sari-Sari store in the Philippines | Source

Let's start talking about your business.

Since the dawn of online opportunities, the following should be inculcated in your business.

  1. constant innovation and creativity - If you'll open a food business, you have to focus on one menu that will stick on your brand. Competitor's analysis should always be at hand. Others who venture on the same business can easily copy your menu through your social media account that promotes your business.
  2. taking care of your brand and name - Checking up the quality should be constantly conducted. Your business will suffer if you'll show leniency on the details you must personally undertake.
  3. simplified lifestyle -Separate your business from your personal interests. There are friends and family members who always want freebies whenever they frequent on your business site. Don't allow them to make it a habit. Make them pay.
  4. Always seek a consultant's overall perspective regarding your business. Different opinion matters especially from the expert. Those who studied business administration will give you tips and pointers on hoe to prosper in your business.

Launching your business online

The net is the best way to promote the uniqueness or awesomeness of your business. Most small business entrepreneur have their own niche of customers, starting from the local scene. How do they do it?

  1. Owning a website - there are hosting sites that will sponsor free-domain websites. From there, you can now promote your products. Be sure you the abstract or your promotional statement regarding your store. Emphasize how environment-friendly it is and its importance at different age brackets.
  2. Promoting the business at social networks - Facebook and Twitter are the most popular social media where you can promote your products. You can also make or establish your network here. For example, if you're making recycled bags or other personal things, you'll also explain the types of payment (usually PayPal or bank-to-bank, etc.). Shopping online can never be this better. You can also sell at at eBay or promote it at Amazon. Just open a personal account on those sites and you'll never know what blessings you're going to receive next days. Competition is apparent in business, big or small. You must also give an ample time in formulating plans, schemes or strategies to make your business thrive.
  3. Expansion - The work can be massive for you as of this moment to maintain your business. You can hire assistants that will take care of the quality of your products. Expansion means putting branches or entering into franchising.

In just a short period of time, you'll just realize that you'll already known worldwide. Addition of branches and employees are on the way.

This is not a wishful thinking. With just a thorough planning, equipped with knowledge and skills on the business you love, success will be there for you in due time.


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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @merna4all: You're welcome. Feel free to peruse my other hubs for additional information. Thank you for finding this hub informative.

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @thesailor: You're welcome. It's just right and fitting to share what I experienced. Being business-minded these days will enable us to upgrade our living standard.

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      merna4all 6 years ago from lebanon

      Thanks for the information

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      thesailor 6 years ago from Seven Seas

      You hit it right on the target, travel man! Thanks for sharing you expertise!

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @dallas93444: Thank you, Sir! It's much appreciated. The business atmosphere in the Philippines is still gloomy, but there's always hope for the small entrepreneurs. With the dawn of internet, they'll not worry about free promotion online.

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      Dallas W Thompson 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Thanks for sharing!