February 22, 2018, 6:19 am
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07045 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04297 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03415 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.38059 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02443 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03415 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03837 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.59409 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0304 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00723 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 33.58872 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01918 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02533 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13159 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06235 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01918 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.2325 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.18295 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 384.03989 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03832 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02429 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.018 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 11.42605 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12152 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 54.88202 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.87186 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01918 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.71801 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.39493 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.3921 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11601 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.94226 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.17652 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24369 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33858 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52177 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01557 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03825 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01371 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01377 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08533 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.89967 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 172.74122 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14073 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.9296 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15011 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45024 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11584 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.216 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 4.85824 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 261.23153 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06714 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.24329 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.71245 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 713.12103 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 1.9248 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.40936 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01359 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.0619 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 1.9413 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.3061 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 77.09572 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 7.62709 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.26453 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 20.55496 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00575 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01573 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.12565 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 158.52676 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 28.96605 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 2.97621 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.45904 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22463 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05848 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0119 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02544 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17647 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.31853 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.95396 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 25.47477 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 45.90946 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15451 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.71398 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.62536 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29868 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.76098 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.35911 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07494 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22327 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.88663 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59477 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15035 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 1.98703 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02611 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00738 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01918 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06229 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0629 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.11989 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06472 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 106.82716 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06982 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07256 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.0862 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.12737 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07193 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14866 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2582 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34501 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15536 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02534 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01372 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.42597 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 146.36485 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.78074 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 381.75523 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16785 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.87876 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22325 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.60368 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04586 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0428 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07262 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12717 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.55966 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 43.06541 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51746 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 69.67197 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01918 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.54556 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 156.62766 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 478.3426 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 435.71839 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 1.98465 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04817 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.20986 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05179 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.20986 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.85248 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.79474 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22325 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 99.5492 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 6.94226 Zimbabwe dollar

Easier success through the internet

Hard work  and passion are the traditional requirements for success in business, now entrepreneurs are capitalizing on the internet  as the modern-day recipe for sure success. Rather than invest hefty sums,  young entrepreneurs use of social media to market their wares.
 
They said that through  the internet and social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, doing business  is a lot  easier.
 
“Nowadays, the internet plays a big part in the success of small and medium businesses. Information about a certain venture is readily available. Supplies, equipment, ingredients, materials, and many other information could now be easily found without even going out,” said 31-year-old entrepreneur Don Kishin Figueroa Javier.
 
Javier owns Kartwheel Creations, a company that sells a collection of artworks and crafts like paintings, wire sculptures, and resin necklaces.
 
Javier started in 2011 marketing and posting his works via the internet. With its success, he began selling them through arts and crafts fairs a year after.
 
At present, Javier’s business has reached clients as far as Holland, Australia, and Canada.
 
“These days, marketing, advertising, and other sales opportunities are just clicks and posts away,” Javier said.
 
Even old school businesses like journal and planner-making have realized that the internet is in fact an ally and not a foe moving forward.
 
“Social media and access to information through the internet is making it easier for us to start and hopefully sustain our small business,” said 30-year-old entrepreneur Nadja Castillo.
 
Castillo, whose journal-making venture thrives in this day and age of blogs and social networking onslaught, started Alunsina Handbound Books with a capital of only P5,000. Their products are now sold and recognized by customers coming from the United States, Australia and Europe.
 
“People who want to put up a handmade business, like ours for instance, don’t need that much capital and can use what little they have on production and product development,” Castillo said.
 
“This is because it’s now easier to market our works through social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and there are many online marketplaces and stores where we can sell our crafts in exchange for small selling or listing fees,” she added.
 
Castillo said that the landscape and process of putting up a business these days as compared to the time prior to the popularization of the internet is also evolving.
 
“If you want to put up your own business, the ideal scenario is you first have to study business management in college or attend a series of seminars, but it’s not a prerequisite anymore especially now that there is no shortage of available information and tips on the internet about starting and running your own business,” she said.
 
Not only is the nature of doing business in the Philippines changing but even the values of Filipino consumers are evolving as well according to 38-year-old entrepreneur Mary Elizabeth Alejo-Aytin.
 
Aytin believes more and more Filipino consumers are now looking for out-of-the-box ideas and innovative products which are not commonly seen on malls and most stores.
 
This, she said, are making handmade products in particular easier and faster to sell now as it was a few years ago.
 
Being unique has in fact long been the recipe for success of Aytin’s business called Orig.Kami which offers unusual decorative pieces and handmade novelty items.
 
“From our experience, if you love what you do and you answer the ‘for whom’ question, you’ll be right on track. Personally for me, the cliché of being yourself works all the time,” Aytin said.
 
Given the importance of the internet these days in putting up and marketing a business, these entrepreneurs believe SMEs like them will continue to grow in number in the coming years as more Filipinos will come to realize in how having an own business can uplift their financial status.
 
“For me the idea of getting into a business comes mainly from that desire to earn more than what you are earning now. Then in the process of thinking about what to get into, people discover a deeper calling like self-fulfillment, self-development, and helping others. These are the things that really fortify their resolve to dive into entrepreneurship,” Javier said.
 
“Our government can only do enough in uplifting lives of our countrymen, but I cannot march on the streets forever. It’s in this premise that we do more work besides 9 to 5 day jobs. The answer is simple, our salaries are not enough to sustain and provide for our everyday necessities,” Aytin added.
 
These entrepreneurs, however, stressed that putting up a businesses is not typically a walk in the park, especially in the beginning when sales tend to be unstable.
 
“Yes, you get to be your own boss but the downside to this is that you are accountable for everything. You have no one else to blame but yourself if something goes wrong,” Castillo said.
 
“But it’s all worth it, no regrets. The  benefits  first of all is it uplifts your way of life, economically and personally,” Aytin added.
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