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.

Lessons from the Mouth of an ex-OFW-now Successful Networker

Gano iTouch Philippines, part of the worldwide presence of one of the established and leading direct selling companies in the industry of wellness, has been siring a persevering breed of professional networkers—highly successful at what they do, and raring to share their formula for success. One of these is its Ambassador Crown Diamond Director (ACDD) named Nathaniel “Nat” Falla, a former OFW (overseas Filipino worker) who attained financial stability the Gano way.

Nat Falla has worked so hard to have gotten to where he is now. After 12 years of hardships, he can confidently say that all the hard work and sacrifices had truly paid off. Now, it’s time to enjoy what he worked hard for all these years. It’s time to share his formula for success.

One of GANOiTOUCH’S Ambassador Crown Diamond Director (ACDD) named Nathaniel “Nat” Falla, (left, top photo) a former OFW (overseas Filipino worker) attained financial stability the Gano way. He has worked his way up to where he is now. After years of facing life’s challenges, now he can confidently say that all the hard work and sacrifices had truly paid off. He is shown in photo with wife Evelyn (right). Nat Falla shares his success and gives tips to help his members down the line to achieve what he has reached.

But what is success, and how does one attain it? There are a hundred and one answers to these questions, and among the best quoted answers came from the lips of Nat, a hardworking networker who rose from the ranks.

Success to Nat means never resting on one’s laurels. “One should not give up in the face of trials because it is normal to encounter these things on the road to success,” he shares. Nat’s one person who does not hold back in sharing his experiences and past struggles with those under him. In fact, he has not stopped supporting his colleagues and downlines. It is important for him to be able to impart to his downlines the lessons that he has learned in the business.

Nat believes that one can achieve success in multi-level marketing as long as one is truly determined. He follows three key virtues of success that kept him going all these years.

Nat’s 3 Key Virtues of Success:

1.  Stay Focused – Understand the business and learn it by heart. Love what you do. Don’t be distracted and don’t get sidetracked because you have a dream to achieve for yourself and for your loved ones.

2.  Be Humble – Don’t put yourself on a pedestal just because you are ranked higher than your peers.  Show to others that there is a natural process of climbing the ladder to success. Be generous and share with others the lessons and tips you have learned in your own journey.

3.  Keep the Faith – Never forget that God exists and that He is always there for you. Thank Him for the success and even the trials that come your way.

Looking back, Nat remembers the discouragements and bad experiences he had when he was just starting. He was among those who would dream of being able to escape the world of debt.  He was among many who wanted to fulfill their obligations in life. Now, he has finally reached what many only dream of: financial freedom. He heaved a sigh of relief that he has finally made it this far, saying “Wow grabe, sabi nga nila, eto na. Eto na ang napakasarap na parte ng business na ito.” (“Wow, this is amazing, as they say, this is it. This is what they call the sweetest part of this business.”)

Nat always keeps in mind that in this business, with his hard work he is not the only one who succeeds but he is also helping others get to where they are now. He is passionate in being an instrument to help others. The result is, like him, they, too, are enjoying the fruits of their labor.

Being an Ambassador Crown Diamond Director means enjoying what the company has promised, such as additional incentives besides the earnings received every month. He and his fellow ACDD now receive a 3% incentive from the total sales of the company. They enjoy a bonus payout every month.

Sandra Wee is one of the people that Nat inspired. Sandra described Nat as kind and very supportive to his downlines. She said that Nat is very generous in teaching and guiding others. And that he wants to see more people succeed in the company, “the more, the merrier”. Sandra is very grateful to Nat Falla for all the guidance and support he is giving to his peers. Her words of thanks, “Sir, I salute you, salamat sa iyong guidance, sa iyong walang sawang pagsupporta sa amin sa lahat ng aming mga kasama. At lahat ng achievements mo ay talagang pinaghirapan po.” (“Sir, I salute you, thank you for your guidance and unwavering support to me and my peers. All your achievements you have truly worked hard for.”)

Now a fellow ACDD, Billy Quiñones owes a great deal of gratitude to Nat. He started with Gano iTouch in January 2010. In a very short span of time, with Nat’s help, he became an ACDD. Billy shares that Nat is very dedicated to helping his downlines.  “Isa ako sa mga taong tinulungan niya. Isa ako sa mga taong nagbago ang buhay dahil sa kanyang mga payo na ibinigay sa akin, kaya ako ay talagang masasabi natin na isa sa mga tao na nakakuha ng mga pangarap dito sa Gano itouch” (“I’m one of those people he helped. I’m one of those people who have a changed life now because of his advice. I can be considered as one of the people who have flourished with Gano iTouch.”)

Nat’s ultimate advice to those aspiring to be like him, “Kapag hindi mo ginawa ngayon may ibang gagawan d’yan. Kaya kung ako sa iyo, ngayon pa lang, umpisahan mo na.  Umpisahan mo, pangarapin mo na maging Ambassador Crown Diamond Director. Kung hindi, iba ang gagawa niyan.” (“If you don’t do it, others will. So if I were you, start now. Set out and aspire to be an Ambassador Crown Diamond Director. If not, others will do it ahead of you.”)

A Gano iTouch officer dovetailed to Nat’s inspired sharing: “Gano’s ‘once-in-a-lifetime life-changing experience’ should not miss. Our investment offer just might be the road that can lead you to success.”

Read more about Gano iTouch corporate and product information by visiting their websites, www.ganoitouch.com and, www.ganoexcel.com with contact numbers, (02) 7063152, 7063137.