FREE DEMO & CONSULTATION | Manila | Cebu | Philippines
Home » Philippine Business » Business in The Philippines for Foreigners

Are a Foreign investor eyeing the Philippines? This might help you decide.

Key Points Before Putting up a Business:

  1. Start-up Costs
  2. Business Plan
  3. Competitions
  4. Location
  5. Insurances
  6. Registration & licenses
  7. Legal Obligations
  8. Research
  9. Marketing
  10. Consider Pull And Push Factors – like environmental issues, government policies, technologies


PSEi Composite Index Statistics for 7 Years Range

The image below shows the Philippine main index performance for the range of seven years. According to Time Magazine from its article entitled Forget the BRICs; Meet the PINEs, Philippines is one of the top emerging markets in Asia and continuing to show economic strength.

PSE Composite Index in the Philippines 7 Years Range

Image Source: ADVFN – Philippines Market Summary


Top Business Opportunities for Foreigners

Below are the top performing business that foreigners may indulge according to their interests and expertise.

  • BPO – business process outsourcing which is the subset of outsourcing, has been the top contributor in the Philippine economy. Offshore outsourcing jobs such as call center activities, computer programing activities, data processing, medical transcription, other information technology and computer activities, software publishing, application hosting servicies, motion picture, video and television program activities, administrative and support service activities are top working opportunities  that most investors trust for Filipino workers. Filipinos are known to be industrious, because they wanted to assist their families on giving them the right financial needs. As long as Filipino rights are being respected, given them the right work benefits and compensation, they will be the vital key to a successful business.
  • Tourism Industry – according to Department of Tourism in the Philippines, the country hosted 4.7 Million International tourists  in 2013. For sure, hospitality businesses such as hotels and other accommodation business, restaurants, resorts, travel and tour agencies are having sales boost on the period. The Philippines has 7,107 islands, and each island has their own tourist spot to offer. Imagine, with proper positioning and market targeting any tourism related business will definitely meet success along the way. A friendly reminder, preserve nature from being destroyed.


Final Words

Studying the key points above before putting up a business, learning the  trends and status of the Philippine economy, and the considering the top businesses that are currently performing well, as a foreigner and prospective investor he/ she has a head ups on which path to take and which industry to invest. Some management tips, study the Filipino culture, learn the language and be interactive. This will help you gather all the information to build a great and successful business.


Jinisys Software Company Profile

Jojo Balagosa

Jojo Balagosa

Sales and Marketing Manager at Jinisys Software Inc.
A software Consultant for hospitality and real estate solutions in the Philippines. General manager for sales and marketing for Jinisys Software. You may follow me on Jojo Balagosa
Jojo Balagosa

Comments are closed.