All posts tagged: SAHMotsari

SM Supermalls launches The SM StartUp Package for aspiring Filipino entrepreneurs

100 Small business owners invited to set up shot in SM Malls It has been almost two years since the pandemic brought Filipino life and many livelihoods to a screeching halt. According to a 2020 Asian Development Bank (ADB) study of 1,804 Philippine MSMEs, 70.6% were forced to temporarily close with 66.2% reported to have temporary staff cuts during the height of the COVID-19 outbreak. Bucking these statistics and the odds created by the changes in the landscape, the enterprising Filipino found many opportunities in online businesses, with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recording over 88,000 new e-commerce registrations at the end of 2020. This figure is projected to be a million e-commerce enterprises by 2022 (from 500,000 in 2020). By taking advantage of the online space, MSME owners have become unsung heroes of the economy, all the while providing for their families and making their business dreams a reality.  SM Supermalls very well understands the potential of each Filipino to be successful business owners because of their founder, the late Mr. Henry …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 33: The one after I took a long break

I can’t believe it’s been eight months since I last created a Sunday Currently post. As much as I had missed blogging, there was a time when I really decided to take a break from everything online as well as forced to take a break when my laptop’s charger needed replacement. And now, here I am, starting to get back to blogging again (for the nth time, it seems). Anyway, here it goes… reading several books everyday, which includes the Bible in chronological order, where I am now on the Book of Joshua. I have also started reading The Smartphone Photography Guide: Shoot, Edit, Experiment, Share by Peter Cope and Educating the WholeHearted Child by Clay Clarkson with Sally Clarkson aside from a few pages of Big ‘n Lil Sis’s books each day. Perhaps I should also pick up a fiction book just to balance things out. writing new posts and finishing blog posts that are still in the drafts folder listening to the sounds Lil Sis makes as she cleans up the mess she …