Holding up half the sky
by Joey Concepcion - March 20, 2023 - 12:00am
The phrase “women hold up half the sky” comes from a Chinese proverb which implies that women contribute equally to society and should be given equal opportunities and rights as men.
KALAP: Turning farmers into agripreneurs
by Joey Concepcion - March 13, 2023 - 12:00am
It’s one thing to do something that one is passionate about, but to receive kind, encouraging words for it? That is certainly the high point for anyone.
A gathering for KALAP
by Joey Concepcion - March 6, 2023 - 12:00am
Today we will gather to celebrate a new beginning. Today is the ceremonial signing of Kapatid Angat Lahat Agri Program, KALAP, a program that has the potential to uplift the lives of millions of Filipinos.
Harnessing the headwinds
by Joey Concepcion - February 27, 2023 - 12:00am
I often speak of headwinds when referring to the conditions facing the economy. This is because the word connects with me on two levels: in business and in sailing.
Mentorship is selflessness in action
by Joey Concepcion - February 20, 2023 - 12:00am
Our entrepreneur mentoring roadshow 3M on Wheels had quite a powerhouse cast of mentors last Saturday.
The challenges  that we face, the future that we want
by Joey Concepcion - February 13, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippine delegation to Japan returns today with more than 35 agreements, loans and grants, including our very own ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network.
A rising tide lifts all boats
by Joey Concepcion - February 6, 2023 - 12:00am
My father was an active participant in ASEAN for a number of years. Joecon was a formidable figure in the ASEAN, working on ASEAN Economic Cooperation with as much dedication as he did in his job as Department of...
PBBM is thinking like the CEO of Philippines, Inc.
by Joey Concepcion - January 30, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippines’ GDP numbers have defied pessimists and exceeded expectations.
NAIA is the face  we show to the world
by Joey Concepcion - January 23, 2023 - 12:00am
I travel a lot, so I can empathize with the thousands of travelers that fateful New Year’s Day at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport when everything ground to a halt. People have places to go, appointments...
Mainstreaming entrepreneurship
by Joey Concepcion - January 19, 2023 - 12:00am
It is perhaps a reflection of the times that, next week, I shall see you, dear readers, in another section of the Philippine Star.
Sowing the seeds of mentorship
by Joey Concepcion - January 12, 2023 - 12:00am
This has been a busy week for Go Negosyo. Apart from gearing up for the flurry of public events lined up for the year, we have started laying the groundwork for projects that, with hope, will have tremendous benefit...
Greeting 2023 with optimism
by Joey Concepcion - January 5, 2023 - 12:00am
We expected 2022 to be tough because of the Russia-Ukraine crisis and the US battling inflation by increasing interest rates, leading the Philippines, like many countries around the world, to follow suit. But despite...
New year, new hope
by Joey Concepcion - December 29, 2022 - 12:00am
Last Dec. 21’s episode of our Facebook Live show Go Negoshow was an emotional one for me.
Here’s to a Christmas filled with hope and optimism
by Joey Concepcion - December 22, 2022 - 12:00am
Along with the merriment that comes with the holidays, we celebrate Christmas because of a very special birth.
On presidential travels, the private sector and agri-microentrepreneurs
by Joey Concepcion - December 15, 2022 - 12:00am
I had a very interesting interview with Karen Davila on her show in ANC.
Entrepreneurship? Yes, the OFW can!
by Joey Concepcion - December 8, 2022 - 12:00am
Go Negosyo’s Kabayan 2022 last Saturday was an overwhelming success. There was, of course, the pleasant and unexpected gift from the President of P200,000 each to the nine outstanding OFW awardees of our Kabayan...
Kabayan 2022: Bringing together OFWs, MSMEs, and digitalization
by Joey Concepcion - December 1, 2022 - 12:00am
Long before I founded Go Negosyo 17 years ago, OFWs have been powering the Philippine economy for many years.
The vision of leaders
by Joey Concepcion - November 24, 2022 - 12:00am
I suppose it was only fitting that one of the most successful outings of our free entrepreneurship mentoring roadshow, 3M on Wheels, would be graced by former president and now Pampanga Second District Rep. Gloria...
Creating an inclusive ASEAN economy
by Joey Concepcion - November 17, 2022 - 12:00am
At the 2022 ASEAN Summit last week, while waiting for President Marcos to arrive for the CEO Roundtable meeting with top CEOs from Cambodia, I had a chance to have an informal chat with top businessmen from our host...
Building and improving lives
by Joey Concepcion - November 10, 2022 - 12:00am
About two weeks ago, I celebrated with friends the 45th anniversary of Wilcon Depot.
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