Saturday, 24 July 2010
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino entrepreneurs look for value for money when they subscribe to business tools that would enable their operations to run smoothly and efficiently. Every entrepreneur aims to grow his business and it is important that he achieves cost-efficiency for his business.
These are the considerations that Carson Tan, president and CEO of Aquabest, take into account when sourcing out products and services that would be of help to the growing water refilling station business of Aquabest nationwide.
Aquabest is the flagship brand of Global Quality Waters and Environmental Solutions Technologies Inc. (GQWEST), which traces its roots as a water refilling station on Matalino Street in Quezon City in 1997.
The company began franchising a year later. Today, Aquabest prides itself of having close to 400 outlets all over the country and a bottled water line distributed at all Mini-Stop convenience stores. It also has a sister brand, Laundrybest, a laundry service franchise that utilizes the by-product of Aquabest’s purification system.
“For us Filipinos it is important that we get our money’s worth. We choose whichever gives the best value for our money,” said Tan in an interview at the Globe NegoStar Fair in Batangas that gathered more than 250 entrepreneurs in the province.
“Also, in our line of business, reliability is critical. So for our means of communication, for instance, having clear connections every time we make calls is very important to us,” Tan added.
Aquabest has been a long-standing partner of Globe, using Duo and Biz Talk that Tan describes as sulit na sulit offerings. Duo — mobile plus landline in one — is a two-in-one mobile and landline service that allows unlimited Duo to landline and Duo-to-Duo calls all day within the subscriber’s registered area. This breakthrough offer from Globe is available to prepaid and postpaid subscribers.
Especially designed for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Biz Talk gives unlimited calls among employees so they are in touch all day every day for those crucial operations coordination and business decisions.
Globe caters to the unique demands of SMEs through Globe Business, providing value-added services such as Duo and BizTrio. It aims to reach more SMEs through the Globe NegoStar Fair, a venue for entrepreneurs to see the enabling business tools and communication services that Globe Business has to offer.
“SMEs are the lifeblood of our economy,” said Manny Aligada, head of corporate and SME segments at Globe Business. “We feel that nurturing the needs of entrepreneurs will help create bigger and stronger Philippine industries, which in turn, can help spur economic development and create more jobs. The Globe NegoStar Fair helps us link up with SMEs where they get to see for themselves what information and communication technology can do for their businesses.”
Tan has been regularly taking part in the Globe NegoStar Fair. He encourages the negosyante like him to visit the fair as it moves from one province to another.
“What we want is a one-stop shop for all our communication needs, it’s just easier and cheaper that way, and in my case I appreciate how Globe provides for these,” Tan added. “Globe Business has truly been my partner in growing Aquabest.”
Globe NegoStar Fair had successful runs in Baguio City, Cabanatuan City, Malvar in Batangas, Angeles City, and Metro Manila.
Gaining popularity among SMEs, Globe Business not only showcases a wide array of communication and information-technology based products at the NegoStar Fair, it also gives treats such as exciting games with wonderful prizes and other surprises.
Globe Negostar Deals are also available for SMEs at Globe Stores. For more information on NegoStar, call the Globe Business hotline (02) 730-1288 or log on to http://www.globe.com.ph/negostar.