March 28, 2017, 11:56 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07331 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.47155 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03534 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.31132 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02618 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03575 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03993 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.60092 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03586 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00753 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 33.91895 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01996 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0278 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13715 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06246 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01996 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.30515 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.20135 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 399.68057 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03988 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02669 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01966 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 13.25953 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13713 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 58.11339 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.94729 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01996 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.02635 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.49646 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.53643 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13669 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.9443 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.17654 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.28741 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.35935 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45338 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01837 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04141 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01585 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01589 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08644 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.87263 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 185.36634 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14655 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.10222 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15507 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.46756 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13591 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.35316 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.67678 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 265.52206 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07197 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.29726 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 23.5576 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 647.3348 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.18607 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.56259 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01415 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.20817 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04931 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.37303 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 79.08964 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 9.03374 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.96766 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 22.12218 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00607 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01637 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.29786 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 163.48573 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 30.14574 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 3.02855 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 1.79677 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25494 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06086 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01239 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02815 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19822 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3868 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.12338 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 27.27091 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 48.87203 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15971 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 7.12717 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.70293 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.30705 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 14.19445 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37646 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0879 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2547 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.28868 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.58595 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16921 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.08325 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02832 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00768 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01996 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06481 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06558 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.09024 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.078 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 112.66121 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07267 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08354 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.13647 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.31603 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07486 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15525 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26353 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13296 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1752 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02781 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01585 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44332 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 149.43102 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.96027 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 450.2196 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17413 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.28109 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25482 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.68597 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04577 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.046 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07215 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13393 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.60168 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 44.44001 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.54103 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 71.81074 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01996 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.55999 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 71.67099 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19904 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 454.62168 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.12378 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05122 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 12.04033 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0539 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 12.12298 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 2.18127 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.98902 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25486 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 103.60351 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.225 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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