The Collective in Mayapis Street, Makati Ginger Arboleda June 7, 2011 Featured, Finance & Business Tips Putting up a business in the Philippines takes a lot of guts and a lot of cash. You have to have a really good idea with a unique selling proposition and you have to have loads of cash to implement this idea and pay for all your overhead expenses. If you plan to put up a brick and mortar store, then one of your major expense would be the rent that you have to pay monthly. My friends and I have this really good fashion idea. It's unique and we know that we will help a lot of Filipinos in this project. We were looking for a place and we came across the The Collective.