If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. Your passion will lead you right into your purpose. – Bishop T.D. Jakes

Hello Passion-preneur!

Today. I’d like to officially launch my blog series, Passion + Purpose, Personal Branding formula.

If you’ve been following me here and in my social media platforms, you’ll know that I’ve been building up and working on my passion project, which is to pursue graphic design. But behind every passion, there is a purpose. My purpose is not only to help entrepreneurs & brands build up their identities, be able to tell their stories, and eventually to pursue a brand with value; but also to equip them with the right information and proper tools to build their ventures.

How do I accomplish that? Well aside from offering free branding consultation along with Logo+Branding ServicesI also want to share different topics on this blog about entrepreneurship and personal branding strategy.

Are you ready?

01-Cover-register your business

For my first topic, let me share with you the Basic Steps to Register a Business by Dandy Victa, a Resource Speaker of Manila Workshops. Because it’s important to you educate yourself about the processes and the responsibilities that your business would need to go through and fulfill, to able to plan your passion project with ease and confidence…


  • Single Proprietorship

Register your business name with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the Philippine Business Registry portal: http://www.business.gov.ph/web/guest/bn-registration

  • Partnership and Corporation

Secure Articles of Partnership or Articles of Incorporation with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) through the SEC i-Register facility: http://iregister.sec.gov.ph

  • Freelancer

Secure a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) with the Bureau of Internal Revenue based on classification.

For Professionals where PTR is not required (e.i. Consultants, Agents, Artist, Underwriters & the like)

  1. Occupational Tax Receipt (OTR)/Professional Tax Receipt (PTR);
  2. NSO Birth Certificate;
  3. Marriage Contract, if the applicant is a married woman;
  4. Contract/Company Certification




Below are the Requirements for New Business.

  1. Barangay Clearance
  2. Locational Clearance
  3. Fire Safety Inspection Certificate
  4. Electrical Inspection Certificate
  5. Sanitary Permit (for food related establishments)
  6. Pollution Clearance (for manufacturers)
  7. Cultural Tourism Affairs Office Clearance (for tourist-oriented establishments)
  8. TCT or Lease of Contract of Site



1. Application for TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number)

  • Tax Form: BIR Form 1901- Application for Registration for Self-Employed and Mixed Income Individuals, Estates/Trusts
  • Documentary Requirements: (For single proprietors, mixed income earners)
    Photocopy of Mayor’s Business Permit (or duly received Application for Mayor’s Business Permit, if the former is still in process with the LGU) and/or PTR issued by the LGU; and NSO Certified Birth Certificate of the applicant;

2. Registration of Book of Accounts

Newly-Registered (In General)

  • Tax Form: BIR Form 1901 – Application for Registration for Self-Employed and Mixed Income Individuals, Estates and Trusts
  • Documentary Requirements:
    a) Permanently bound books of accounts for registration/stamping or the bound journals and/or ledgers;
    b) Proof of Payment of Annual Registration Fee (BIR Form 0605) – current year.
  • Procedures
    a) Submit duly accomplished BIR Form 1901 at the Revenue District Office (RDO) or concerned office under the Large Taxpayer Service having jurisdiction over the place where the head office and branch is located, respectively; and
    b) Present the manual books of accounts for Stamping and registration purposes.
  • Deadline
    Newly registered taxpayers shall present the manual books of accounts before use to the RDO or concerned office under the Large Taxpayer Service where the place of business is located for approval and registration.As a general rule, registration of books of accounts shall be simultaneous with the issuance of Certificate of Registration and approved Authority to Print.

3. Application for Authority to Print Receipts & Invoices

All persons who are engaged in business shall secure from the BIR an Authority to Print receipts or sales or commercial invoice before a printer can print the same.

  • Tax Form: BIR Form 1906 (Jan 2000 ENCS) – Application for Authority to Print Receipts and Invoices
  • Documentary Requirements:
    a) Job order
    b) Final & clear sample
    c) Photo copy of COR/paid ARF of TP & Printer
    d) Last booklet or previous ATP
    e) Permit to Use Loose-leaf, if applicable
    f) Printers’ Certificate of Delivery (PCD)

If that was too overwhelming for you, here is a checklist to help you accomplish those steps, that you can download for FREE and print for yourself.

Register Your Business free checklist

Or let Dandy Victa and Mark Ong, together with Manila Workshops, tell you more about it through this upcoming workshop:


If you’re a professional or freelancer whose been planning to go through the process of registering a business or service and paying the right taxes but not yet aware of the process, then this workshop is for you.

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Penbrothers, 100 C Palanca St, Legazpi Village, Makati


Here’s to pursuing passions,

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