WEI 018: Growing up with Dad Entrepreneur leads to Success in Business with Abigail Lim

October 10, 2017

Introduction

Growing up in a Chinese family has a huge advantage if you want to succeed in business. As we all know, there are many Chinese people have their own businesses such as retail stores, factories, and many others. That is why their offspring will have a great chance of succeeding in business because they are learning the ins and outs of a business at an early age.

 

This is what our guest for today had experience. Her name is Abigail Lim. She is the owner of Alfox Printing Services, Founder, and CEO of brokerspaces.com and a Licensed Real Estate Broker. She remembered that her Dad always opens up the topic of business at the dining table during their mealtime with the family. Abby grew up learning and experience running a real business at an early age. This helps her to succeed in business today.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • She shared how she overcame her inferiority complex.
  • The person who influences her to pursue entrepreneurship.
  • The advantage in the business of being part of a Chinese family.
  • Her experience in handling a business at an early age.
  • When she started several businesses before she builds a thriving business which is Alfox Printing Services.
  • How she started from a physical store and turned it into an e-commerce business.
  • Their biggest challenge that they encountered in their operation.
  • Their marketing efforts that they are doing that you can learn from.
  • Her new startup business which is BrokerSpaces.com (intends to help real estate broker here in the Philippines).
  • One of the traits of a successful entrepreneur is personal development.
  • Her advice in starting your own business based on her years of experience.
  • And much more…

Words of wisdom:

"Mind is your greatest asset.” Robert Kiyosaki

Links and Resources:

E-myth Revisited by Michael Gerber

Facebook: www.facebook.com/abbyongyanco.lim

Email: Abby@alfoxprinting.com

Special Coupon Code of 10% Discount: Go to http://www.alfoxprinting.com/ and enter coupon code “WAIS” upon checkout.

 

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WEI 017: What is the Best Business to Start Now?

September 26, 2017

Introduction

I had a chat with my friend and he noticed that I’m delving into entrepreneurship. He asked me this question: Marv, anu bang magandang negosyo ngayon? I told him that he can start with knowing himself and identify his skills and talents. Moreover, there are other things to consider because there is no single answer for that question.

This is a commonly asked question from aspiring entrepreneurs and this is a very crucial stage in going into the world of entrepreneurship. That is why I prepared this episode to give my insights and inputs about this topic.

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • 5 things to consider on what business you are going to pursue.

    • Skills or talents that you can offer.
    • Your past experiences.
    • Problems that you can solve.
    • What are you good at?
    • Benchmarking a business
  • I explained each of this in detail and suggested ways on how you can apply.
  • I provided a list of successful entrepreneurs who used these guidelines.
  • And much more…

 

Words of wisdom:

"Money will come naturally with the exchange of value that you give in serving people.”

 

Links and Resources:

Episode 11 with J3 Patino: www.doitwais.com/11

Episode 15 with Ruel Nopal: www.doitwais.com/15

Episode 16 with Jerry Ilao: www.doitwais.com/16

 

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WEI 016 A Social Entrepreneur Aiming to Build a Nation with Direction with Archie Dasal of Team Aguhon

September 12, 2017

Introduction

When you were in elementary or high school, did you know what course you will take when you step in college? How about the career or profession that you want to pursue after finishing college? Is it your parents’ choice or you just wanted to join your friends with their chosen career? You are lucky if you knew already what you wanted to pursue in life when you were young. However, most of us don’t have the idea what we will pursue during our young adults days that we ended in the career or profession that we didn’t really like or passionate about.

This is where the group of friends has started Team Aguhon, a Social Enterprise aiming to build a nation with direction by helping students help themselves. The idea has started when they are working in the same company and asked each other why they ended up in that job. They couldn’t find the exact answer and realized that because no one has guided them during their young adult days. They decided to create the group even no one believes in their idea at the start. But they continue to persevere until some schools trusted them to get their service.

You will hear the story behind Team Aguhon with our today’s guest Archie Dasal. He is heading the Mission of Aguhon Corporation or Team Aguhon. Archie is also the Sales and Corporate Evangelist of this group.

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • His experiences after leaving the seminary and joined various social entrepreneurship activities.
  • His side businesses he ventured in like street food and many others.
  • How Team Aguhon got started (a social enterprise and a professional training company working with students.)
  • The main mission of Team Aguhon and how it helps students find the right direction in their future’s career and life.
  • Archie’s role as mission evangelist of Team Aguhon.
  • The moment that no one believes in their idea and mission until they got the approval of one school.
  • The workshops like Direction Management that they teach to students.
  • What is Inspirational Selling all about and how you can apply it in your business.
  • And much more…

 

Words of wisdom:

“Let’s build a nation with direction.”

 

Links and Resources:

Selling the Dream by Guy Kawasaki

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/aguhoneducation/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/teamaguhon

 

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http://wp.me/p7gQqj-fF

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WEI 015: How to Build a Technology Start-up in the Philippines with Ruel Nopal of RaketHost PH

August 29, 2017

Introduction

Living in a province is really difficult and a lot of challenges that you may face. For some people use their hardships to persevere to help their family to live a comfortable life and achieve success.  However, the reality in achieving this goal is not a smooth sailing journey.  You need to put a lot of hard work, guts and non-stop personal development to achieve what you want in life.

 

This is what our guest for today did. Ruel Nopal studied in school very hard to get a good job someday. But he didn’t stop learning until he became a self-taught programmer that led him to become a full-time freelance programmer up to starting his own start-up technology company which is RaketHost PH.  Their company offers services such as “a website as a service” and “IT admin as service”.  They are serving many local small and medium businesses in the Philippines and it is growing every year.

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Ruel shared his experience as an OFW in Qatar.
  • The reason why he pursues freelancing while working abroad.
  • His freelancing journey before he became an entrepreneur.
  • His first exposure to programming was tampering the code of their programmer while he is away.
  • The best investment that you can do to achieve success.
  • Why he decided to jump as a full-time freelancer and left his day job even his wife had a doubt.
  • He shared his childhood’s entrepreneurial spirit selling candies in their province and other hustling activities to earn extra money like applying for a CAFGU officer and as a janitor.
  • How he started his first technology company Racket Host PH.
  • Ruel’s strategies in getting customers to his company that you can learn from.
  • What services Racket Host PH are offering and catering to their customers.
  • Startup capital he invested in his technology company.
  • His biggest challenge when he was starting out.
  • Why a startup entrepreneur and small business needs a website.
  • And much more…

 

Words of wisdom:

"Perseverance will help you to succeed.”

 

Links and Resources:

Fail Fast, Fail Often by Ryan Babineaux  and John D. Krumboltz

Website: www.rakethost.ph

Email: raket@rakethost.com

 

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http://wp.me/p7gQqj-fs

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WEI 014: Take the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur with Jerry Ilao of Ink-All-You-Can

August 15, 2017

Introduction

 

Most of us were trained to become an employee and find a great company to work with. This is what our school is teaching us throughout the years. There will come a time that some employees will be hit by the entrepreneurial itch that led them to start their own business. There are many reasons why employees wanted to start their own business like to be their own boss, time and financial freedom, to be with their children all the time and the list goes on and on.

 

This is what our guest for today did. His name is Jerry Ilao, the founder of Ink-All-You-Can - one of the leading printer consumables suppliers in the Philippines. He has been featured in Entrepreneur Philippines, ABS-CBN News, ANC, Manila Bulletin and some others.

 

Jerry started his interest in starting a business because he wanted to send his child to school every day and retire early to enjoy life.  He transitioned from being an employee (who earned 6-figure a month) to be a successful entrepreneur. However, his entrepreneurial journey was not a smooth sailing because he failed 3 times before he makes it.

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

 

  • Jerry shared his childhood living in the Province of Naga.
  • His experience working in a corporate world in P&G.
  • Why he got interested to dive in entrepreneurship.
  • He shared his first businesses that failed such as boutique, car wash, and restaurant that led him to lose a whopping 1 million Pesos.
  • In his fourth try of starting a business, he finally made it and Ink-All-You-Can was born.
  • We go into the detail on how he successfully built his fourth business (Ink-All-You-Can), how he managed the operation while working full-time and sublease a space in Greenhills until he finally quit his job to go fulltime in his business.
  • Why it is the best time to start a business now.
  • Jerry shared his journey in starting a technology company which is Mobile Optima.
  • He shared his insights on how you can formulate a business idea based on your pain points and past experiences.
  • He discussed Leapreneur community that he formed which helps an employee to transition to entrepreneurship.
  • Jerry shared his dreams of retiring early at the age of 45 and how can achieve it.
  • His inspiring advice to first time and aspiring entrepreneur.
  • And many others…

 

Words of wisdom:

 

"Entrepreneurship is not just making more money but also improving the lives of other people.”

Links and Resources:

 

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

Leapreneur Community: www.leapreneur.com

Leapreneur FB Group: www.facebook.com/groups/leapreneur/

How to Start a Successful Business: www.leapreneur.com/webinar

 

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http://wp.me/p7gQqj-fi

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WEI 013: How to Grow Your Business with Myna Tam-Natividad

August 1, 2017

Introduction

 

Our guest for today was a former Math teacher, successful and highly respected businesswoman with 4 decades of experience growing small-medium businesses which include a pension house, computer shops, franchises of STI College and Chowking, and a chain of pawnshops and jewelry stores across Mindanao.

 

Her name is Myrna Tam-Natividad. She is the first-ever Female Entrepreneur of the Year awardee of the DTI Region 9 for 2017. She also led some women organizations empowering entrepreneurs as a mentor for almost 100 business owners.

 

Finally, she is the author of Grow Your Business Pinoy. She was part of the Book Writing Challenge program of Sha Nacino which is our past guest.

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

 

  • How she get started to venture in business.
  • She shared her story about their buy-and-sell business selling rice, home stuff, jewelry, etc. while working as a Math Teacher.
  • The swindling incident they encountered that turned to a failed jewelry business.
  • She shared their more than 20 business failures experience.
  • She shared her experience in franchising STI and Chowking and how they funded these businesses.
  • Mam Myrna shared his tips and advice on how you can start and grow your business.
  • Her biggest challenge that they encountered in running businesses.
  • She shared why she is still helping Filipino business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to succeed even at her late age.
  • Mam Myrna shared her Grow your business roadmap.
  • And many others…

 

Words of wisdom:

 

In business, there is no failure only feedback.

All things are possible for those who believe.

 

Links and Resources:

 

The One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard

Tony Caktiong of Jollibee Food Corporation (JFC)

Growyourbusinesspinoy.com

FB profile: www.facebook.com/myrna.t.natividad

FB page: www.facebook.com/GrowYourBusinessPinoy/

 

Check-out the complete details and more resources here:

http://wp.me/p7gQqj-f8

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WEI 012: Glenn Santos, Co-founder of 199jobs (online marketplace to buy/sell micro-jobs)

July 18, 2017

Introduction

 

Have you heard about Fiverr or Upwork sites? They are the popular global freelancing platforms where you can offer your skills or hire freelancers across the globe. You can offer your skills like writing, VA (virtual assistant), bookkeeping and much more. You can also hire freelancers or professionals to satisfy your needs in creating your graphic design or ghost writer for your book.

 

Did you know that we have this kind of online platform solely for Filipinos? This online platform is called 199jobs. It was co-founded by our guest today, Glenn Santos.  This platform will help you to buy or sell micro-jobs like writing, graphic design or transcription service but with a Pinoy’s taste because you will surely transact with Filipinos when you offer or sell your skills here.

 

Glenn also co-founded Solopreneur Philippines FB group. It is a community for founders, freelancers, developers, creatives, consultants, professionals, contractors, and anyone who runs their business solo. It helps them to collaborate and share insightful ideas to help each other succeed with their business.

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

 

  • His story while working as an employee and started to venture online.
  • He founded his online business idea thru one of the TechCrunch’s article.
  • Glenn shared his experience in starting his first online marketplace which is 199jobs (helping Filipino freelancers to get micro-job like writing, graphic design, transcription, etc.)
  • Why having partners are important in starting a startup venture.
  • Challenges that they faced in starting 199jobs.
  • His new startup venture helping entrepreneurs offering their courses.
  • The story behind memokitchen (offering freelance services to foreign clients), partypinas (events services) and oSeranade (song gift to your loved ones).
  • His advice to aspiring entrepreneur in starting a business that you can learn from his 10 years of experience.
  • Why they have started Solopreneur Philippines (FB group of aspiring and successful entrepreneurs).
  • His biggest challenge that he encountered in his entrepreneurship journey that you can learn from.
  • And many others…

 

Words of wisdom:

 

We learn thru failures, don’t be afraid to fail.

Links and Resources:

 

Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

Solopreneur PH: https://www.facebook.com/groups/solopreneurPH/

Online Course Builders: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coursebuilders/

FB: https://m.me/glennsantos

Email: glenn@199jobs.com

 

Check-out the complete details and more resources here:

http://wp.me/p7gQqj-eS

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WEI 011: A Teacher who turned Online Entrepreneur with J3 Patino

July 4, 2017

Introduction

 

Our featured guest (J3 Patino) for today is an online entrepreneur, a coach, consultant, Registered Financial Planner (RFP) and former faculty member of University of the Philippines. He now lives in Singapore with his wife and running his online business at home. He runs different blogs related to personal finance, business and investing like Stock Market for Pinoys, Game of Wealth Online, Pinoy Money Academy and among others.  J3 created different online courses helping Filipinos to achieve their goals financially.

 

In this episode, he shared his experience and journey towards achieving financial freedom and abundance thru online business. He gave his tips and advice on how you get started and grow your business.

 

This is the first time that I was grilled and put in hot-seat in my own show. So, please listen throughout the interview to hear me ashamed. J 

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

 

  • J3’s childhood first encountered with money.
  • His childhood habit that helped him to succeed.
  • He shared his experience in an internship in a big company and realized that he doesn’t like the corporate lifestyle.
  • First businesses that he built that failed miserably.
  • The one thing that he did that helped him to have progressed in starting a business.
  • How he get started in online business.
  • His first online earnings thru offline customers.
  • How he earned a passive income of PH25K every month without lifting a finger.
  • J3 series of breakthroughs online that helped him to earn more income.
  • How you can manage different online businesses and the best advice that he gave on growing your business.
  • How mastermind group will help you to succeed in business
  • His only business advice to aspiring entrepreneur.
  • And many others…

 

Words of wisdom:

 

Continuously learning is the key to success.

How you speak or write doesn’t matter as long as you deliver the message.

 

Links and Resources:

 

Online course: Expert Academy by Brendon Burchard

Elon Musk

Stu McClaren

www.bizstartblueprint.com

 

Check-out the complete details and more resources here:

http://wp.me/p7gQqj-eK

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WEI 010: 5 Powerful Lessons that I’ve Learned in Starting this Podcast

June 20, 2017

Introduction

 

When you are starting a new thing which is not part of your daily lives or activities like starting a business or investing to real estate, it is normal that you will get uncomfortable doing unusual things. It is part of the process for you achieve what you want. You may encounter struggles and challenges at first but if you will persevere you will get succeed when the time comes.

Despites of the challenges that I’ve encountered in starting this podcast, I was able to launch it successfully and learned a lot in the process.

This is what I will share you in today’s episode. These are the 5 lessons that I’ve learned in starting this podcast that you can use in your business and investing journey:

 

  1. Setting up goals is important
  2. Power of getting started
  3. Networking with like-minded people will help you to succeed
  4. Successful people always invest in themselves.
  5. You have to focus in one thing or niche and dominate it.

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • I tackled the powerful lessons that I’ve learned starting this podcast show and interviewing some of the most successful Pinoy entrepreneurs and investors.
  • Why setting up goals is really important to achieve your goals.
  • The psychological power of writing things down.
  • How to accomplish your goals without getting overwhelmed.
  • I shared how I planned and executed my podcast show.
  • The importance of getting started despite of fear. Feel the fear and do it anyway.
  • The more you do a new thing, the more it will become easier.
  • Why focusing on the solution is important than concentrating on the problem.
  • The importance of networking with like-minded people.
  • Connect with people who already achieved what you want to achieve.
  • Why successful people continue to invest in themselves even in the height of their success.
  • Don’t get worried investing in personal development because it will surely multiply in the future.
  • Why you need to focus on “one thing” or niche market.
  • How to identify your strengths to become successful in business or investment.
  • Why focusing on your strength is important and delegates the things that you are bad at doing.
  • Knowing yourself or self-awareness is very important to succeed.
  • And many others…

 

Words of wisdom:

“When you are starting out, you have to feel the fear and do it anyway.”

“The best investment that you can make is by investing in yourself.”

 

Links and Resources:

Marv De Leon’s featured podcast, www.doitwais.com/4

Sha Nacino’s featured podcast, www.doitwais.com/5

 

 

Check-out the complete details and more resources here:

http://wp.me/p7gQqj-el

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WEI 009: From an Ordinary Guy to a Self-Published Author with Carlo Mercado

June 6, 2017

Introduction

 

Most Filipinos in every walk of life is dreaming of publishing their own book. It can be a memoir, inspirational, fiction or any message that they want to share that may help people in some way. However, achieving this goal will take a lot of challenges and self-doubt will creep in every now and then.  There will be many excuses that will come up in fulfilling this goal.

This dream of writing a book has been achieved by our guest today, Carlo Mercado. Despites challenges and roadblocks that he encountered during his journey in writing this book, he didn’t gave up fulfilling his dream.  He is part of the 90-Day Book Writing Challenge program facilitated by Sha Nacino which was our past guest in episode 5. With the help of this program and the community, he was able to complete writing his book that can help change people’s lives. 

I believe most of you can relate on his story because he is just an ordinary guy who just dreaming of achieving extraordinary thing. Most of us can achieve anything we wanted as long as we believe in ourselves and start taking action.

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Carlo shared his journey in transitioning from an employee to entrepreneurial mindset.
  • His dream of retiring early from corporate world.
  • How to do purposeful work that can really help people and our world.
  • His very first financial mentor during his childhood that he learned from.
  • The most important lesson he learned attending an MLM (multi-level marketing) briefing that you must learn to become wealthy.
  • Take advantage of today’s technology in starting a business because of abundant resources all around you.
  • How he started creating a passive income thru investing.
  • The power of “getting started” and no worrying about perfection.
  • His motivation and challenges that he encountered in writing his very first book.
  • Why joining with like-minded people or a group that will help you to succeed in life.
  • He shared the 4 Money Hacks to Reclaim your Life in his book.
  • Sneak preview of the contents of his book:
    • Time is a measurement of Wealth
    • Mindset shifting from “Mission Just Have Enough” to Abundance thinking.
    • Insurance 101 to protect yourself and assets. Why you need to get insurance while employed.
  • His advice and tips on how to start a part-time business while having a full-time job.

 

Words of wisdom:

"The world needs the work of people who are not constantly worried about their rent and mortgage payments. Because it's when you don't worry about the money when your work counts the most. And the world needs that work. And it needs people who don't have to wait until they're 60 years old to actually do it." - Chelsea Baldwin

 

Links and Resources:

First video blog of Carlo: http://carlomercado.net/get-started/ (password: "commoncents")

His latest book “The Black Book on Common Cents”: http://carlomercado.net/common-cents-book/

Carlo’s website: www.carlomercado.net

 

Check-out the complete details and more resources here:

http://wp.me/p7gQqj-e5

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