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.

WIRED vs WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (LAN)

Last October 22, 2010, my employer (other group of companies) requested me to make a budget proposal for the expenses needed in having an internet connection which is either a wired or wireless Local Area Network (LAN) from their previous room (where the dsl and router installed) to their new area or office room. It is not advisable then to tranfer the dsl connection and wireless & wired router because the’re still users who will be connecting in the network. The existing wifi of their PCs are also can’t  access to the wireless network because of obstructions like walls that can greatly reduce their range.
In preparation for the budget, I have to consider the area or location, speed or bandwidth of DSL applied, cost and quantity and quality of materials that will be use and of course the flexibility & convience of the users.
The budget proposal that I have made for the Local Area Network (LAN) internet connection is with details as follows:
Option 1 – Wired Local Area Network (LAN) Internet Connection
Users 1 & 2 requires a 93 meters UTP Cable-Digilink (Branded) with a cost of one thousand six hundred sixty pesos (Php.1,660.00) and 4 pieces RJ-45 with a cost of forty pesos (Php.40.00). Option 1 requires a total budgeted cost of one thousand seven hundred pesos (Php.1,700.00).Option 2 – Wireless Local Area Network (LAN) Internet Connection

It requires a 35 meters UTP Cable-Digilink (Branded) for a cost of seven hundred pesos (Php.700.00), 2 pieces RJ-45 with a cost of twenty pesos (Php.20.00) and 1 set Access Point (Wireless-Linksys) with a cost of two thousand nine hundred (Php.2,900.00), more or less. Option 2 requires a total budgeted  cost of three thousand six hundred thirty pesos (Php.3,630.00), more or less.Which is better – wired or wireless? The statement(wired vs wireless) below summarizes the main criteria we’ve considered in this blog. If you are very cost-conscious, need maximum performance of your home or small office system, and don’t care much about mobility, then a wired Ethernet LAN is probably right for you.If on the other hand, cost is less of an issue, you like being an early adopter of leading-edge technologies, and you are really concerned about the task of wiring your home or small business with Ethernet cable, then you should certainly consider a wireless LAN.

Wired vs Wireless

For wired LAN, installation is moderate difficulty; cost is less expensive, reliability is high reasonably; performance is very good; security is reasonably good and mobility is limited.

On the other hand, wireless LAN, installation is easier but beware interference; cost is more expensive; reliability is high; performance is good; security is reasonably good and its mobility is outstanding.

For the management, I will suggest that  Option 1-Wired LAN is preferable in terms of connection which has a very good performance and cost is less expensive.

But still, the decision is upon the descretion of the management on which LAN connection they will prefer and best suitable to their networking requirements.