DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez and yours truly in front of Kapiterya, a DTI-backed cafe promoting Philippine coffee at the National Trade Fair.   Nearly three years ago, on December 2, 2016, Markprof Foundation Inc. and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) agreed in principle to produce free marketing education videos, in taglish, for the benefit of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The […]

With inflation in the Philippines running over 6%, many people would be looking for extra income to augment the rise in consumer prices and maintain or improve their lifestyles. Considering some 88% of Filipinos are classified in the income range of DE (lower income), most will resort to selling products using credit lines extended to them or low capital businesses, […]

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) under the new president Rodrigo Duterte and Secretary Ramon Lopez defined its overall mission as alleviating poverty and uplifting the quality of life of all Filipinos. This will be done through sustainable economic growth that generates more income opportunities through employment and entrepreneurship. Secretary Lopez, a champion of SMEs for the last eleven […]

Many people aspire to have personal freedom and financial independence or want to be an entrepreneur but do not have huge capital. The route is typically via trading (buy and sell), opening a small neighborhood store or eatery, getting a franchise kiosk, or becoming a multi-level marketing (MLM) distributor. MLM, also known as network marketing, is a modern direct sales […]

Atty. Teresita Herbosa is the Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) tasked to implement two major laws, the Corporation Code, where they act as the registrar and monitor of all corporations and partnerships, and the Securities Regulation Code (SRC), where they regulate securities and capital markets. According to the Direct Selling Association of the Philippines (DSAP), many new […]

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My article, “Identifying Pyramiding Scams”, has become the most popular entry in my blog www.josiahgo.com to-date.  As network marketing or multi-level marketing (MLM) becomes more popular, so are the numbers of unscrupulous companies calling themselves ‘MLM’ increasing, when they are actually scams. Some readers may be curious about binary plans that balance the number of recruits on your right and left sides, […]

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