running an sme

Pursuing a business is a huge decision because it is a tremendous responsibility. If you aim to become a business owner, there are multiple accountabilities to consider before establishing your own business.

A lot of things go into putting up a business, which is a time-consuming process. Whether hiring people or finding the right market, building a startup business takes work. It can be a nerve-wracking experience since you may end up wearing multiple hats when you start running your business. 

Businesses can be small to gain financial success. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are good examples of what it means to be successful. They are more manageable and flexible due to technological innovations. SMEs and micro-enterprises in the Philippines constitute 99.6% of establishments in the country.

These businesses are also diverse because they comprise small business owners such as Instagram entrepreneurs, tech startups, and the like. Though small, they flourish thanks to the internet and advanced technologies. With more growth opportunities, SMEs can eventually compete against more prominent and established businesses. But how can they do so?

Various Ways of Running an SME

Running an SME is quite exciting. But at the same time, it is also a giant leap since it will be your first time running your own business. The beauty of it is that there are different paths to take when putting an SME. 

 Here are the three ways you can manage your SME.

1. Put up an online business 

There is so much you can do with an online business. Your ideas for this business can range from selling clothes you do not use anymore, shoes that are difficult to find, or even reselling gadgets you have just purchased. 

If you are set on putting up an online business, be sure of what you want to sell to your customers. Keep the logistics in check by finding a reliable courier service and trustworthy supplier for the materials needed. Remember to conduct quality inspections to avoid selling mediocre and defective products. 

2. Dive into content creation 

Content is perhaps one of the biggest things people consume. It is constantly in demand, making it a fantastic online business option. If you plan on becoming a content creator, find something you’ll enjoy doing and sharing with others online. 

Do you love cooking? Are you into playing console or PC games? Are you a car enthusiast? Finding something you are genuinely passionate about can make content creation fun and successful for you and others.

3. Begin a food business 

Filipinos have gigantic appetites. Because of this, coming up with a simple but unique food business makes sense. If you have a sweet tooth, baking homemade cookies or cupcakes are a good start. Just sell cookies and cupcakes that no one has ever made. You can even twist your own on other’s recipes and make them uniquely yours.

If you enjoy cooking big meals for parties or any other social event, consider opening a food catering business from the comfort of your home. Many people nowadays are into ordering from catering businesses. Not only will they enjoy the variety of dishes, but they also benefit from the convenience.  

Major Success from Starting Small is Possible 

As a first-time business owner, you must understand that it takes little to establish a versatile business, especially with today’s technological advancements. However, it helps to focus first on finding something meaningful and enjoyable. 

What matters is how consistently your business can build success from something small but impactful.

By Anurag Rathod

Anurag Rathod is an Editor of, who is passionate for app-based startup solutions and on-demand business ideas. He believes in spreading tech trends. He is an avid reader and loves thinking out of the box to promote new technologies.