Resilience has been engraved in the hearts and minds of Filipinos, but the pandemic has proven that being resilient is not enough. Now more than ever, the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) exhibit how their creativity, determination, and commitment to their employees enabled them to find opportunities amidst the crisis

The service industries’ plight during the pandemic

  The service industry was not spared from the economic challenges brought about by the  pandemic. Jose Tayawa opened Tayawa Tolentino CPAs & Company  in 1993 in Marikina City to offer bookkeeping, auditing, and taxation, business licensing and management services. “ Before the pandemic we were servicing 90 corporate and individual clients and I employContinue reading “The service industries’ plight during the pandemic”

Keeping a family’s legacy and Marinduque’s tradition alive

Carrmelita Rejano-Reyes , owner of the famous Rejano’s Bakery of Sta Cruz, Marinduque is not only keeping her business alive, she is also keeping a family legacy and a town’s tradition alive. Rejano’s Bakery legacy began  more than 70 years ago when Carmelita’s parents Crisostomo and Belen Rejano  inherited the bakery owned by Crisostomo’s adoptedContinue reading “Keeping a family’s legacy and Marinduque’s tradition alive”

A piece of art (PHILEXPORT)

Rowena De Jesus acknowledged the need of her company to reconfigure and explore alternative ways to market her products while adjusting in the new normal. Since the implementation of the community quarantine, Rowena has been trying out various ways market her products. That One Piece Enterprise, is Rowena’s pride and joy. It was an expressionContinue reading “A piece of art (PHILEXPORT)”

Onward and Forward

JCM Cargo Network Corporation, an international freight forwarder, has been running strong for 27 years. but even with its time-tested strength, the pandemic didn’t spare Renato Ayson’s corporation. According to its President and CEO Renato Ayson, business was running smoothly for JCM before the pandemic . A stream of regular clients who exports and importsContinue reading “Onward and Forward”

A time to be kind

Carmelina Castro, founder of Living Life Well Integrative Medical Group, has to reinvent her health and wellness business to continue their operations. Living Life Well provided pain management services through natural methods such as acupuncture, physical therapy, myotherapy, and mental health counseling. “I would like to believe that Living Life Well plays an important roleContinue reading “A time to be kind”

Compelling Change

With the pandemic, a lot of industries were compelled to change and reinvent their businesses to survive. When the public was asked to stay at home and cancel all activities, the events management industry crashed. Jan Paul Santos founded Kaizen Events, Inc. in 2013 and has planned and managed hundreds of events as well asContinue reading “Compelling Change”

Adapting to survive

 Olivene Gozan, owner of Chalcoli Restaurants, Inc., is proud and grateful for taking the risk that allowed her to sustain her business. Olivene has been in the food park business since 2017, but in 2020 decided to venture in the restaurant business to apply as much creativity as possible in her own company . ChalcoliContinue reading “Adapting to survive”


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