Starting Your Own Business in the Philippines

Originally posted December 8, 2014. Updated May, 15, 2018

If you are an OFW who needs ideas on how to start your own business in the Philippines, including step by step process and documentation needed, then take a look at DTI’s Start Your Business page. Their website provides a list of many business ideas from making beads and accessories to starting a water refilling station.

The new process:

Visit DTI Philippine’s website.

Registering your property.

Business ideas.

There’s a page on their site where you can find business ideas. Click on each one and you’ll find instructions and helpful ideas on how to start one.

Here are sample guides when you click each business idea.

Here’s the link to the business ideas page of DTI.

There are many stories of people coming back to their home countries losing up all their money in the end because there was no source of income sustaining their lifestyle.

It’s a great idea to start little by little by browsing possible businesses related to your field so you can prepare for it.

I hope this will inspire you on finally starting your own business.

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13 thoughts on “Starting Your Own Business in the Philippines

  1. I applied for a business permit years ago and I wasn’t aware there’s that option re business guide. I wonder if DTI made that only now or it has been existing for years. Anyway, such is helpful and I hope those applying for a business permit will learn something from it.

    1. I think some of the business guides are new, but when I made this post in 2014, there were already business guides available for some of the business ideas. 🙂

  2. Nice post. I think this is not only for OFW but also for those people who do want to be an employee anymore. I will bookmark this post just in case I want to start my own business. 🙂

  3. This is a great read. I have booked marked it. I have been meaning to leave the corporate world and set up my our business, but just dont know how to start. This post is really helpful

  4. I have experience starting a business before. The old process was really very tedious back then. At least now some things can already be done online. Hoping to start a new business in the next coming months.

  5. I need this! Thanks sis for posting this. Hubby and I we’re planning and praying for a business but of course we need this ideas for our reference in the future.

  6. Definitely helpful! I’ll surely go back to this post next time. 🙂
    Dane and I are hoping to put up a business too, that way, he won’t have to keep going back there.
    With God’s help. ♥

  7. This is very informative. May I tag this in my next entry? I am currently writing about how OFW can use their hard earn money, in filipino.

  8. Hi I tagged you to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. I hope you can participate. Please check it on my blog. Thanks! 🙂

  9. Wow I love the infographic! So clear and easy to follow! And I love the guides for different business startups, too. We were just talking about business opportunities so this will be really really helpful!

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