July 18, 2018, 12:25 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.06864 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.00897 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03439 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.50824 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02516 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03326 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03738 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.56345 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03139 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00707 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 32.72248 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01869 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02526 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1282 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07195 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01869 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.282 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19138 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 374.13568 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03734 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02459 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01871 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 12.14969 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12502 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 53.37133 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.54401 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01869 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.76603 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.4139 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.31714 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11919 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.92375 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.19884 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25015 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3334 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51037 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01599 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03902 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01411 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01412 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08949 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.88526 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 168.36105 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13998 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.87012 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14665 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44715 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11858 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.25939 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.1596 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 268.604 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06791 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.27993 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.12671 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 807.13885 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.0015 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.42478 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01324 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.09923 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 1.87722 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.27646 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 75.63072 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 7.88806 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 16.81929 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 21.08952 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00566 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01532 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.39993 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 157.01738 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 28.13493 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 2.97982 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.97197 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24762 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05697 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0116 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02562 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17688 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.31088 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.98075 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 26.55578 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 45.74846 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15104 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.63427 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.6382 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29097 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.33283 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.35287 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07569 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24767 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.69034 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.58456 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15155 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04691 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02764 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00719 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01869 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06103 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06077 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.27135 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06898 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 106.5969 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06802 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07424 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.1686 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 15.92992 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07008 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14699 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25089 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33555 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16567 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02551 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01412 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.41499 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 153.24238 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.65221 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 391.8333 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16352 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.624 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24803 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.62213 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04953 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04334 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.09042 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12621 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.57118 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 42.3846 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.48981 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 69.93085 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01869 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.58568 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 145.44945 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 2236.96505 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 430.74192 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.06036 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04858 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.48103 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05046 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.48103 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.90563 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.66922 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24782 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 96.98187 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 6.76322 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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