Family is still top priority of Filipino Entrepreneurs

Filipino entrepreneurs are hard-working, hands-on business owners who devote so much, if not most, of their time to running and growing their businesses. Even with the success of the business however, many Filipino entrepreneurs find themselves wishing that they have more quality time for their families. Is there a way for them to balance work responsibilities with time for family and loved ones?

In coming up with customizable solutions that fit the Filipino entrepreneur’s needs, Globe Business’ research showed a common concern for most of them they want to have more time and energy after work, so they could enjoy life with their spouse, children, parents and other family members.

Modern telecoms technology from Globe Business can make a huge difference helping entrepreneurs achieve work-life balance and in improving their quality of life. Keeping in touch with family as much as we can is an essential part of our lifestyles and our culture as Filipinos.

“Family is what gives purpose and meaning to the Filipino entrepreneur’s work life.  All the hard work that an entrepreneur can be fulfilling by itself but all that effort and separation from family can be stressful and even lonely for the business owners. The entrepreneurs we spoke to all wanted more control over their time and their work responsibilities. They want a way to do their work more efficiently, in less, time and without requiring that they sacrifice so much time with their families,” said  Manny Escosa, Globe Business Marketing Head for Corporate and SME Segments.

Telecoms advantage 

According to Escosa, the result of various discussions with entrepreneurs was the thrust of Globe Business to design solutions that would allow entrepreneurs to finish their work faster, and also enable them to work even outside their offices and company sites.

“Much of an entrepreneur’s work requires him or her to get real-time information, so he or she can formulate strategies, make decisions, and relay instructions to staff. With advanced telecoms technology from Globe Business, an entrepreneur can maximize his time and be more flexible with his work schedule—that’s because he can stay at home to do his work, or he can be out with his family while still being able to run his business. He can get his information, relay instructions, or even close deals remotely, through the cellphone, email, or instant message,” said Escosa.

Work from home 

Working from home is very convenient, fast, and reliable for an entrepreneur who uses the Internet. Email and instant messaging would allow him to communicate with managers, staff, and business colleagues. It can even save him time and fuel costs by letting him do the work without having to drive through traffic on the road. Plus, he or she can stay at home with family members while still keeping tabs on the business.

Globe Business provides Filipino entrepreneurs with Direct Internet Lite for fast, reliable, and powerful Internet connection at more affordable rates. It uses a leased line set-up with basic Internet connectivity for both Foreign and Domestic routes and is faster, more reliable, and able to transmit higher amounts of data compared to the usual DSL. Entrepreneurs can choose from bandwidth options ranging from 2,000 Mbps to 10,000 Mbps and enjoy always-on Internet connection that they can use for their business communication needs.

With advanced telecoms technology from Globe Business, an entrepreneur can maximize his time and be more flexible with his work schedule—that’s because he can stay at home to do his work, or he can be out with his family while still being able to run his business.

Get connected—any place, any time

Entrepreneurs can still run their business from home, while on the move, or even when on holiday, thanks to mobile telecoms technology on their mobile phones and other Internet-ready devices. For those who rely on text messaging and voice calls, they can do business anywhere they want and more affordably, too, if they avail of TxtConnect and Business Capped Plans from Globe Business.

Txt Connect lets entrepreneurs send a high volume of text messages using this Web-based service that broadcasts SMS messages to groups of people. All they need is a computer with an Internet connection, a smartphone, or a 3G tablet device. It becomes easier to send SMS blasts in just one broadcast, with just a few keystrokes, wherever one is located.

TxtConnect al charges are much lower than regular text messaging or phone calls with a plan that starts at P1500 per month. Subscribing to TxtConnect results in as much as 35 percent in saved cost compared to the regular text messaging service charges. 

Another cost-effective service for getting connected to the workplace is a Business Capped Plan from Globe Business. Whether an entrepreneur is at home or at a family gathering, he can still do critical work if needed as long as he has voice calls and text messaging services as his tools. The usual downside however, is that these tools can carry too high a cost.

Business Capped plans solve this by setting a cost ceiling for the use of the company’s mobile phone accounts every month. It provides a monthly load allowance that serves as a cap or limit on company mobile phone credits. If a Business Capped Plan has a monthly allowance of P600 per month, for example, the company only pays for that amount.

Furthermore, Business Capped Plans have an Unli Business Loop feature that allows unlimited calls within the company for even greater savings. Mobile phone handsets are also bundled with Business Capped Plans.  Business Capped Plans also allow the user to avail of Globe’s various prepaid promos, like Supersurf, to maximize the use of their load allowance.

In touch while overseas 

Entrepreneurs who need to go overseas on business are just a text message or phone call away from their loved ones, thanks to very affordable, quality data roaming services from Globe Business.

Bridge DataRoam Unlimited and Bridge VoiceSMS Roam bundles let Globe Business subscribers enjoy unlimited data roaming, as well as voice and SMS services, minus the worries of having to monitor their data usage. That’s because they have to pay only one flat rate that is applicable when they are traveling in any of the Bridge Alliance territories. They no longer have to suffer “bill shock” when they get their bill because high roaming charges have been eliminated.

A subscription to Globe Business Bridge roaming can save up to 90% in data roaming charges, compared to the usual roaming services.

A subscriber using a regular data roaming service would pay as much as P5,427 if he or she consumes 10MB of data in one day.  However, on a Bridge DataRoam Unlimited plan, the subscriber would only pay P440 for the same amount of data consumed in one day; these savings that amount to as much as P4,987 in charges would allow entrepreneurs to make more important calls, texting, or chat to family members.

“Modern telecoms technology from Globe Business can make a huge difference helping entrepreneurs achieve work-life balance and in improving their quality of life. Keeping in touch with family as much as we can is an essential part of our lifestyles and our culture as Filipinos. Our entrepreneurs are no different from us in that respect.

“In turn, improving quality of life helps inspire entrepreneurs and gives them greater vitality and drive to keep on growing their businesses. After all, the success of a business is really for sake of family and loved ones. For Filipino entrepreneurs who want to achieve both work success while having family time, using telecoms technology is a great benefit,” said Escosa.

Entrepreneurs can still run their business from home, while on the move, or even when on holiday, thanks to mobile telecoms technology on their mobile phones and other Internet-ready devices.

Start creating your own work-life balance by using telecoms technology from Globe Business and have more time for the more important things in life. Just get in touch with your Globe Business Account Manager; or visit any Globe Store; or call the Globe Business Hotline at +632 7301010. You may also log on to http://www.globe.com.ph/business.

Globe Business is the corporate arm of Globe Telecom, the leading mobile telecommunications company in the Philippines. Globe Business provides wireless and wireline solutions for a diverse set of industries, businesses, and commercial enterprises. It assures SMEs of affordable, reliable, and dependable services for all communication needs, both wireless and wireline solutions, to generate the highest possible profit at the lowest possible cost.

Five Globe Business solutions that make a difference in SMBs’ growth

Small and medium businesses face many challenges on the road to growth and success. Competition and limited resources are two constant obstacles that any SMB must hurdle if it is to sustain its existence and eventually thrive. Just how difficult is the journey for SMBs? According to Manny Escosa, Globe Business SMB Marketing Head,  many SMBs close shop after only three years of operations.

Despite this, the success of SMBs is vital to the Philippine economy: collectively, they are the nation’s largest source of employment. This isn’t surprising since more than 90 percent of businesses in the Philippines today are SMBs. From this perspective, it becomes very important for SMBs to receive all the help they can get.

Globe Business has a sense of mission when it comes to creating packages for small and medium businesses. That’s because when we help SMBs succeed we are also helping the economy. As more and more SMBs succeed, more people will have jobs. In turn, there will be more economic activities as these people spend their income. The more people spend, the more businesses earn, giving them more capital to expand and hire more employees. Everybody wins as this cycle continues,” said Escosa.

He revealed that Globe Business has five solutions that are sure to make a difference for SMBs when it comes to their growth and success. These solutions address many of SMBs’ needs and help them make their operations simpler and more efficient at less cost.

Globe Business PayrollCloud

For SMBs, the payroll process can be a tedious, error-prone, and stressful undertaking. There’s so much paperwork and documentation involved in processing the payroll data—a painstaking and time-consuming activity that would have to be done over again if there’s a mistake. Correcting mistakes adds to the difficulty because of all the hard copies that HR and accounting personnel would have to backtrack and inspect.

“The perfect solution for all that is the Globe Business PayrollCloud that provides high-tech payroll and HR services at just P136 per day. For this very affordable amount, small and medium businesses can have a high-tech, computerized HR and payroll system. They can say goodbye to all the problems and stress caused by the old, error-prone, and tedious manual system,” said Escosa.

Globe Business PayrollCloud can be used not only to make payroll but also to implement other HR processes like recording employees’ office attendance and time sheets; an electronic Bundy system; managing employees’ leaves of absence, and also keeping track of official company expenses incurred by employees on the job.

With Globe Business PayrollCloud companies can more easily comply with tax filing requirements set by the BIR. It allows them to file remittances to agencies like PAG-IBIG, SSS, GSIS, or PhilHealth more efficiently, accurately, and on schedule.

Globe Business PayrollCloud can be scaled and customized to fit the requirements of any company. It is already compliant with Philippine regulations and can be modified to accommodate the special needs of a particular business.

The Globe Business PayrollCloud system is operated through the highly-advanced and reliable servers of the Globe network; this ensures that subscribers’ company data are secured against data theft, hacking, and other threats.

Since the Globe Business PayrollCloud system is Cloud-based, it is accessible from any place where there’s an Internet connection. This gives concerned personnel the freedom and convenience to use the system even when outside the office.

Business Capped Plans

Doing business nowadays is impossible without proper facilities for communication. Decades ago, a telephone was the most important business communications tool. Nowadays, a business would be left behind if it doesn’t use mobile phone and Internet communications. The only problem is, the use of these tools can come at too high a cost. How does an SMB manage its communications costs?

For that, Globe Business has packaged several types of Business Capped plans. These plans set a cost ceiling for the use of the company’s mobile phone accounts every month.

A Business Capped Plan provides a monthly load allowance that serves as a cap or limit on company mobile phone credits. For example, if a Business Capped Plan has a monthly allowance of P600 per month, the company only pays for that amount.

Furthermore, Business Capped Plans have an Unli Business Loop feature that allows unlimited calls within the company.  Those who subscribe to Business Capped Plans would also receive mobile phones as part of the package.

Business Capped Plans let entrepreneurs have more control over mobile phone expenses while empowering employees at the same time,” said Escosa.

There are two Business Capped Plans available from Globe Business: Plan 300 with P300 worth of load allowance plus 35 bonus SMS per month; Plan 600 with P500 worth of load allowance plus 85 bonus SMS per month and the Unli Business Loop service that enables unlimited calling amongst employees of client companies.

Even if the Business Capped plan load allowance is used up before the month ends, all that an employee has to do in that case is to reload the SIM with regular Globe credits. Business Capped Plans also allow the user to avail of Globe’s various prepaid promos, like Supersurf, to maximize the use of their load allowance.

TxtConnect

SMBs that need to send a high volume of text messages will greatly benefit from Globe Business TxtConnect—it is a Web-based service that broadcasts SMS messages to groups of people using a computer with an Internet connection. This makes it easier to send SMS blasts in just one broadcast, with just a few keystrokes on the computer.

TxtConnect also charges rates that are much lower than regular text messaging or phone calls. It is very cost-efficient as it charges lower text message fees with a plan that starts at P1500 per month. Subscribing to TxtConnect results in as much as 35 percent in saved cost compared to the regular text messaging service charges.

Direct Internet Lite

No serious enterprise, one that is aiming for sustainability and growth, will be able to do business today without an Internet connection. Direct Internet Lite is designed to provide a fast, reliable, and powerful Internet connection to SMBs—at more affordable rates.

Direct Internet Lite uses a leased line set-up with basic Internet connectivity for both Foreign and Domestic routes. SMBs can choose from bandwidth options ranging from 2,000 Mbps to 10,000 Mbps and enjoy always-on Internet connection that they can use for their business communication needs.

AutoMAX Corporate Edition

Using Globe Business AutoloadMAX Corporate Edition helps SMBs manage, schedule, and automatically reload prepaid credits directly to employees’ cell phones. The company may also keep track of the mobile phone spending of a department, or individual employees. AutoloadMAX Corporate Edition allows unlimited calls within the company. A predetermined amount of consumable load is automatically reloaded to employees’ cellphones every month.  Employees’ prepaid accounts may be reloaded individually or in bulk. A Top-Up and Usage Report is also generated for every user under the service.

Globe Business is the corporate arm of Globe Telecom, the leading mobile telecommunications company in the Philippines. Globe Business provides wireless and wireline solutions for a diverse set of industries, businesses, and commercial enterprises. It assures SMEs of affordable, reliable, and dependable services for all communication needs, both wireless and wireline solutions, to generate the highest possible profit at the lowest possible cost.

Learn more about what Globe Business PayrollCloud and other Globe Business products and services can do for you by visiting www.globe.com.ph/payrollcloud or calling +632 730-1010.