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Entrepreneurs in the ph

Ginger Arboleda
Ginger Arboleda
Ginger ArboledaCEO of Manila Workshops. Co-Founder of Taxumo and Cape. Professional Blogger. Business/Marketing Coach. at Taxumo

I asked a few entrepreneurs in the Philippines what their motivation or what triggered them to start their own businesses. Here were some of the answers I got! :)

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What inspired you to start your business?
“Got inspired by my grandfather. then it
turned out as a passion and a personal goal
of mine. Started the journey ever since 18 yrs
old”
GIAN SIM
CEO & Founder at Nooovle
“My mom is an entrepreneur, and she inspired
me to go after what I want. Plus, I realized
that my personality made it difficult for me to
work for someone else. I was 23 when I
started my first serious business.
The exact thing? I registered it! :) Then I made
product samples and offered them in my
mom's boutique.”
Patricia Alix Villa
Founder and Creative Director at
Fancy Girl Designs
“I always thought it was because I couldn't work in a
corporate job (tried and failed a few times), but then I
realized my parents and grandparents and great
grandparents were entrepreneurs, so I chalked it up to
being in my blood. And it was quite easy to jump in.
I was lucky, cause i was able to get a major bank as a
customer before i made the leap. so it was a safe
jump. the real hard part occurred after but i was too
naive to know that before i made the leap.”
Jonathan Chua
Acting CEO at Beam and Go
“What/who encouraged me was my mom. She put up a
shop Wrap It Up Specialty Store when I was in HS and so
I felt that the best use of my time and effort was to work
with her and for her. Right after college, I managed her
stores and then I wasn't sure if it was for me so I applied
somewhere else while working part time for Wrap It Up!
Exactly after a year, I resigned and bought my share and
now I own 2 branches. I was 25 when I had my own
store. Why I put up my own? Because I want to own my
time. I want to be my own boss. I feel that I'm happiest
when I get to prioritize family over businesses or work.”
Trixie Esguerra
Vision Board Coach / Owner of
Wrap It Up! Specialty Store.
“In my case, just for helping people, not exactly for
profit... that should be the very foundation of every
business while profit is secondary. Think Facebook, solve
a problem first and you'll found (as in founder found) an
excellent product. I don't have anything against
prioritizing profits as this is a real concern for putting up
a business, to be clear. VCs look for profitability as a
matter of fact.”
Paolo Lising
Founder at Million Dollar
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Entrepreneurs in the ph

  • 1. Entrepreneurs in the PH What inspired you to start your business?
  • 2. “Got inspired by my grandfather. then it turned out as a passion and a personal goal of mine. Started the journey ever since 18 yrs old” GIAN SIM CEO & Founder at Nooovle
  • 3. “My mom is an entrepreneur, and she inspired me to go after what I want. Plus, I realized that my personality made it difficult for me to work for someone else. I was 23 when I started my first serious business. The exact thing? I registered it! :) Then I made product samples and offered them in my mom's boutique.” Patricia Alix Villa Founder and Creative Director at Fancy Girl Designs
  • 4. “I always thought it was because I couldn't work in a corporate job (tried and failed a few times), but then I realized my parents and grandparents and great grandparents were entrepreneurs, so I chalked it up to being in my blood. And it was quite easy to jump in. I was lucky, cause i was able to get a major bank as a customer before i made the leap. so it was a safe jump. the real hard part occurred after but i was too naive to know that before i made the leap.” Jonathan Chua Acting CEO at Beam and Go
  • 5. “What/who encouraged me was my mom. She put up a shop Wrap It Up Specialty Store when I was in HS and so I felt that the best use of my time and effort was to work with her and for her. Right after college, I managed her stores and then I wasn't sure if it was for me so I applied somewhere else while working part time for Wrap It Up! Exactly after a year, I resigned and bought my share and now I own 2 branches. I was 25 when I had my own store. Why I put up my own? Because I want to own my time. I want to be my own boss. I feel that I'm happiest when I get to prioritize family over businesses or work.” Trixie Esguerra Vision Board Coach / Owner of Wrap It Up! Specialty Store.
  • 6. “In my case, just for helping people, not exactly for profit... that should be the very foundation of every business while profit is secondary. Think Facebook, solve a problem first and you'll found (as in founder found) an excellent product. I don't have anything against prioritizing profits as this is a real concern for putting up a business, to be clear. VCs look for profitability as a matter of fact.” Paolo Lising Founder at Million Dollar Concepts
  • 7. “Honestly? I read Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Poor Dad! It's "the rich don't work for money." I guess we were sick of the "fear and desire" tandem that keeps people from becoming truly wealthy. The fear, of course, is of not being able to pay monthly expenses or fear of losing money, which keeps many in the "hours for money" mindset, preventing many from leveraging on other sources of income. As for the "desire": Well I never desired things and objects, but I wanted to maintain a certain lifestyle. But same thing: the desire to maintain some type of lifestyle kept me tied to an inflexible job. I guess Rich Dad compelled me to challenge myself, to start freelancing and eventually formalize a business so I could create various streams of income. That's the core lesson in RDPD: leverage ways of creating residual income, about money that increases even if you don’t work or depend on a pay raise.” Martine C. De Luna Chief Instigator and Storyteller at Make it Blissful
  • 8. “after reading Tim Ferris' bestseller the 4 hour workweek a hundred times (well close to... hehe!), I knew I wasn’t alone and lifestyle design, not long term employment was what I was really after.” ARNOLD ROA BALILI FREELANCER
  • 9. “Because you can't rely on one source of income anymore” GEM SO - DE LEON ENTREPRENEUR
  • 10. “It’s a long story but it started back in college when I bought the book "pera mo palaguin mo" by Francisco Colayco. I was amazed by how you can make your money work for you. When I graduated and started to work, I got interested with it and I attended a lot of seminars, and read a lot books. However I never jumped in right away because of fear. When I became a seafarer I started to observe my fellow crew members (both Filipino and foreigners) and I saw the "the other side" of being an OFW or a seafarer, not that theirs is something wrong with it, but I don't want to miss all those fun moments that OFWs usually miss here in the Philippines. So, I told myself that I needed an exit plan. That’s when I started reading some of the books of Robert Kiyosaki that would later help me decide and give me the courage to become an entrepreneur and resign from my Job after my first tour/ contract.” EMAN ABENOJA ENTREPRENEUR
  • 11. “My tatay and relatives influenced me to be an entrepreneur. After shifting from one job to another, I've realized maybe I should try starting my own biz, when I was 18, we (with ex-boyfriend now my husband hehe) started a food stall while we're both working then started a shirt printing biz. And ventured to different industries while operating our shirt biz, we tried laundry biz, dayspa, photobooth and a lot more side biz - all failed. (Haaay.. Ang mahal matuto ) Until we decided to focus on our printing & garments biz now - using our current resources and out of our passion to child play + my heart for fashionable clothes Zeep Kids was born. We will be introducing mom & son matchy clothes & pretend play-based clothes” GRACIE MAULION Mommy Blogger at Fab Mama Blog /Owner of Zeep Kids
  • 12. Johanson, the founder of www.entrepnegosyo.com / http://www.emarket.com.ph after hurdling a degree in BS in Industrial Design in 2000 from Dela Salle University College of St. Benilde, worked in the banking industry giants, among them, Standard Chartered Bank and Citibank for 13 years, rising from the ranks as trainee to Customer Relationship Manager. The experience, he said, paid off as he immersed himself and learned the trade of the banking industry such as preparing sales presentations, with emphasis on budget and product demonstrations; acquiring international private clients; generating new funds and maintaining portfolio profitability; and formulating marketing and selling plans and generated new accounts or the Branch Banking Group with objective of generating profits for the bank through deposit and loan accounts, among other things, which he would later need to establish his own businesses. After 13 years and with his own hard-earned money, Cheng decided to get a franchise of Yohfroz at Rustans Supermarket at Shangrila Mall. The health benefits which yogurt brings to the human body is one big factor which made Cheng chose the Yohfroz for a personal business. Add to this the accessibility and human traffic available to patronize his yogurt products right in the supermarket area. JOHAN DY CHENG CEO & Founder at EntrepNegosyo Emarketcom Philippine Business Community For Nation Building
  • 13. “I grew up in a Chinese family. All entrepreneurs. After college, I was also employed in different companies and preschools (I'm a professional teacher) for a few years. Then I finally decided to slowly build my business- kiddie arts and crafts workshop/activity provider for events. Now, I'm having the best of both worlds! Flexi time for myself and family (baby is just 1.4yo now), doing what I love best (teaching)- i still tutor on the side, and being paid enough to enjoy work.” LACE LEE DOGMA Owner at Color Play Happy
  • 14. “Started business many times since 2005. Triggered by opportunity. Spirit passed on by people around me.” CARLO CARLIMON Co-Founder and CMO at MobKard
  • 15. “It was something na kinalakihan from my EntrepDad..pero one startup... Brownroots Ph started as Proud Noypi Shirts Atbp. in Qatar..was triggered by this tv show of Gabe Mercado while watching it in TFC..sabi ko gusto makita ko kapwa pinoy ko suot shirts na gawa ko and with proud shout outs showing kung san region sila nang galing...#achievedthat .. Then was in Filipino Bazaars na ....when I got back sa pinas after hindi naging okay experience with our sponsor due to labor issues... Binuhay ko ulit ito proving na I will stand up again but this time going back as an Entrepreneur in my own country...rebranded my ProudNoypi Atbp. to Brownroots Ph gawa ng "Lahing Kayumanggi"...tapos met cool peeps along the way...learn lots of stuff sa mga workshops I attended from Manila Workshops, Raket.Ph, Vasupportpro and Freelancer.ph...and the rest is history! :) I will always be thankful for the great peeps who really want to uplift lives.” MARIA CELIA ALAMO Owner of Brownroots PH
  • 16. “Because of the poor service extended by the developers with their buyers. Built it slowly. Testing it while gaining experience in my field. It was fun and very fulfilling.” PAOLO FLORES COO at ABBA 98 Realty and Dev. Corp. and COO at Abba Philippines
  • 17. “Out of necessity. I had to leave the corporate life after a very complicated pregnancy and delivery. I could no longer work away from my kids, so I set out to run an office from home. I can share a blog post I wrote on this transition if you ever consider my contribution.” MARGE ABERASTURI Founder/CEO/Owner at VASupportPro
  • 18. “Started at 28. Got tired of petty corpo politics and reporting to lame duck bosses/owners. Had an idea that I could do it better.” LUIS ARCANGEL Chief Executive Officer at Montgomery Fitch + Associates
  • 19. “I was retrenched and since I wasn't really happy as an IT professional, I decided to try and pursue something I really wanted to do. That gave birth to my first business endeavor.” SANNE UNSON Co-Founder, The Learning Basket
  • 20. “Since 2010 at age of 27, Funny (no yabang intended) I was featured in a magazine with a fancy title "Successful at 27" I think the magazine is still in the business after they did that article :) but I don't feel like one until today actually. It’s my 3rd startup so you know what I mean but I guess I'm a little bit smarter now :) In times of self doubt to answer my own why, what, when and how I got here. the late Jim Rohn's wisdom always made me to keep going "Profit is better than wages" and “Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.” and BTW, I regret why I chose this path. Sleepless nights, unlimited problems, no choice but to teach yourself with delayed gratification, spreading myself too thinly, no love life sometimes/often times (hahaha) but at the end of all this I know I'm happy and I know this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.” RICHARD GADIN Founder & Chief Technology Evangelist at ihatecomputer.com
  • 21. “I started having small businesses when I was still in high school. I was always selling something to my teachers and classmates. I loved the feeling of accomplishment, whether it's money in my pocket or being able to convince or influence someone to believe in what I had to sell.” MICHELLE PADRELANAN Owner, Chief Event Detailer at The Event Detailer
  • 22. “I started mine when I noticed that every month, my wife was angry at me for no reason. Yes it was that time of the month - tax deadline! So sige, gawan ng paraan. Hence, Taxumo.” EJ ARBOLEDA CEO, TAXUMO