Common Problems of Small-Scale Businesses

A small-scale business is a business that is privately owned and operated, with a small number of employees and relatively low volume of sales. In addition to number of employees, other methods used to classify small companies include annual sales (turnover), value of assets and net profit (balance sheet), alone or in a mixed definition.

Popular Filipino Merienda Recipes for Homebased Business

Merienda is a Spanish word that refers to a light meal usually taken in between lunch and dinner. The Spaniards introduced this kind of repast to the Filipinos who adopted the habit later on. From then on, the Filipino merienda became an equivalent of the American coffee break or the English afternoon tea. Although merienda

Solar Energy, Unlimited, Clean and Renewable Part 2

Solar PV systems While in developed countries there has been a rapid increase in grid connected PV systems, in developing countries the majority of PV systems are stand-alone off-grid systems. The off-grid systems can be used to drive a load directly; water pumping is a good example – water is pumped during the hours of

Solar Energy, Unlimited, Clean and Renewable Part 1

Solar Panel or Photovoltaic (PV) is a technology that converts sunlight directly into electricity. It was first observed in 1839 by the French scientist Becquerel who detected that when light was directed onto one side of a simple battery cell, the current generated could be increased. In the late 1950s, the space program provided the

Mutual Fund Investing and Its Pros & Cons

Mutual funds have often seemed like a golden investment because what can be a relatively small amount of money ends up being greatly diversified. The core idea of this kind of investment goes back to the basic rule of, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. In recent years it has become more apparent

Organic Farming in the Philippines

In the Philippines, the term “organic farming” is very loosely used. What is really the true meaning of the term? It evolves on three issues. One is the non-usage of chemical inputs in terms of fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides, etc. Second, it has to be non-GMO—meaning, no use of genetically modified organisms. The third one, which