Why Networking is Absolutely Essential for Startups

Fortune Magazine reports that nine out of ten startups fail, and this is a truly staggering number.  One of the main reasons why some startups don’t work out is because their concept just isn’t something that has a target market. But suppose you have an excellent idea and a market— how else do you ensure that you’re not doomed for failure?

NPR says that the tech industry has seen young startup companies growing into multi-billion investments within the last few decades. Successful startups like Uber, Spotify, and Airbnb are aptly nicknamed as “unicorns”, companies that are about as difficult to find as the mythical beast.

Techcrunch reports that companies all across the globe are looking for the next best startup to invest a good few million dollars in. In a fast-paced industry, startups adapt different business systems in order to get themselves up and running. This is where networking comes in.

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How Blockchain is Disrupting the Legal Sector

It goes without saying that technology is one of the biggest changes in society today. Living in the digital age has brought new adjustments to every aspect of our daily lives, from our relationships to the ways we sleep and eat. With every new technological discovery, society has to adjust in different ways.

One of the biggest technological shifts may be happening right now. With the advent of blockchain technology, new frontiers have opened in various fields and systems around the globe. Blockchain is a digital ledger where all transactions are recorded and managed by users across the world, making it fully transparent and independent. Initially used for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, the technology is now being applied to different fields. These fields include finance, politics, education, travel and transportation, and even entertainment. For further reading, check out our article on how blockchain technology may have impacted different industries in the Philippines.

While it’s been only a decade since blockchain first burst out into the scene, its impact on society cannot be overstated. Blockchain may be especially important for the legal field in the years to come. When it comes to the law, a layperson’s first impression may be that traditional legal systems are full of bureaucracy and unnecessary paperwork. Now, legal tech experts see the technology as a way to break through the bureaucracy and further streamline the profession. Here are some ways that blockchain has been disrupting the legal sector.

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10 Inspiring Women Who Have Launched Vegan Healthcare Products

2019 has been what the Economist describes as the year of the vegan, with more than a quarter of Americans aged 25-34 saying they are either vegan or vegetarian. More and more people are now going for alternative choices that are free of animal byproducts, which means business is booming for vegan products retailers.

more than a quarter of Americans aged 25-34 saying they are either vegan or vegetarian. More and more people are now going for alternative choices that are free of animal byproducts, which means business is booming for vegan products retailers.

The numbers speak for themselves. Forbes reports that the sales of plant-based food in the US went up by 8.1% in 2019, with plant-based milk sales increasing 3.1%. Even outside the US, the global market for meat substitutes is expected to have a compound annual growth rate of 8.4%, increasing to a revenue of $5.2 billion by the year 2020.

Beyond food, for many, veganism is a lifestyle. The majority of vegans avoid things that are produced through exploitation or cruelty to animals. This means reading up on how everyday products, such as soap, cosmetics, fabrics, and the like are made, and making sure that no animal has been harmed in the process.

Luckily, to put some ease into making that choice, plenty of women entrepreneurs saw the lack of vegan products in the market and started businesses of their own. Here are some notably powerful women who transformed their passion for the earth and for animals into thriving businesses.

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Breaking Down Chronic Illnesses in Asia

With current advancements in medicine and medical technology, it’s no surprise that people are living longer. Medical practitioners are getting better at disease prevention and detection with more advanced technology and added scientific research. Despite this, South China Morning Post notes that the world still needs to be wary of chronic diseases

Additionally, healthcare costs remains a burden for most people in Asia, especially for those suffering from chronic disease. Even if Asian countries like Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and China have introduced healthcare insurance, most plans are basic and fail to cover the cost of the medicine and procedures are required for chronic illness treatment.

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10 Reasons Why You Need Self-Awareness to Be Successful in Business

Everyone wants to find that one recipe for success, but few people actually manage to achieve it. When it comes to making it big, there’s a complex mix of factors that come into play. These factors can include a thousand little things from timing, market, and environment, among others. Figuring out the right mix can often take years, sometimes decades, and not everyone reaches the same level of success in the same way.

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20 Filipina Entrepreneurs Killing it in 2019

True Filipinas make magic with the resources that they have. Last 2018, the Philippines maintained its position as one of the most gender equal countries in Asia, climbing to 8th in the Global Gender Gap report by the World Economic Forum. Rappler states that literacy rates in women having gone up to 92% in the country, with Business Administration being the most common field of study.

Ingenuity is ingrained in Filipinas. So, here are 20 Filipina entrepreneurs who have paved the way for themselves both in the Philippines and across the world.

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10 Important Reasons Why You Should Wear Sunglasses in a Tropical Country

When it comes to staying in the tropics, picking the right pair of sunglasses isn’t just about style. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the leading causes of vision impairment globally are uncorrected refractive errors and cataracts, the latter of which can be caused by UV rays. Fortunately, the right pair of sunglasses can protect against 99% of UVA and UVB rays, drastically reducing your chances of radiation damage.

Approximately 80% of vision impairment is easily preventable with proper care. With climate change and global warming becoming a very visible reality, many tropical areas will have longer, sunnier dry spells. If you want to protect against eye-related diseases, then here’s a list of ten reasons why you should be wearing the right pair of shades.

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A Definitive Guide to Manila Traffic

When you live in Metro Manila, heading out of your house means coming face-to-face with one of the most dreaded traits of the megacity: the infamous Metro Manila traffic. Every day, millions of travelers in and around the Metro struggle through one of the longest commutes in the world, with cars, buses, motorcycles, bikes, jeeps, and pedestrians all vying for space on the road. Over 370,000 vehicles daily pass through EDSA, Metro Manila’s busiest highway, and the metropolis itself has a population of 12.8 million people. If you’d like to know more about this perennial problem, or are stuck in traffic yourself, then here are ten top facts about traffic in the Metro.

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8 Most Beautiful Golf Courses in the Philippines

As the saying goes, golf is the gentleman’s sport. Where other sports may have boxy, plain arenas, golfers compete in lush greens with stunning vistas unlike any other. In the Philippines, a tropical paradise with over 7,000 islands, the game is elevated by the balmy tropical weather and unique views that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. According to website Top 100 Golf Courses, there are almost a hundred different courses in the Philippines where golfers can enjoy their sport. Here are eight of the most beautiful spots in the archipelago where you can tee off.

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How Saltwater Can Damage Your Hair

No matter what the occasion, everyone enjoys a nice seaside getaway. Although relaxing by the beach is most people’s ideal vacation, spending time under the sun and in the sea can do some considerable damage to your hair. Bustle notes that overexposure to saltwater, along with sun exposure, can wreak havoc on your hair. We all know about how important good sunscreen is for your skin, but you might not be too familiar with how to protect your hair as well. Here are some reasons why taking extra care of your roots and scalp might be a good idea when you’re planning a beach trip.

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