ANG SUMUSUNOD ay halaw sa aking talk na ibinigay kamakailan sa piling ng ating overseas Filipino workers. Akin po itong gagamitin sa ating munting pitak ngayon para sa kapakinabangan naman ng ating mga suking mambabasa:
OFWs remit a minimum of P100 billion a month, that’s a minimum of P1.2 trillion a year. You are the target of most of the big businesses in the country – the Ayalas, the Sys, the Gokongweis and the banks.
You have the power of the purse. Out of your sacrifices this government survives and Filipinos live decent lives.
Most of you are dreaming, if not, already lured into doing business yourself. There’s no clear-cut formula for any successful business, there are just many variables.
PILIPINO Mirror, the first business tabloid in the Philippines, is precisely made to cater to your information needs as an entrepreneur. It is your daily business coach. It is already out in the market even before you wake up in the early morning. That’s how serious we are as your partner.
The sacrifices our OFWs commit themselves to abroad should not come to nought. Every peso is out of their tears, blood and pain. Every peso is precious.
DREAM + CAPITAL + PERSEVERANCE = NOT ENOUGH
Know your business, know the trends, the best suppliers, study the location, the market in that location, calculate your capital vis-à-vis the perceived losses for every month, or even years, in that particular business. Don’t mistake on spending all your capital in securing and renovating the location of your business. Be conservative, but if you have to do real business be ready for the losses, for only then, after that pump-priming and the challenges, you may gain your first decent profit. There’s no such thing as overnight success.
PILIPINO Mirror is there to inspire you and guide you daily. Remember: Walang short-cut. Don’t believe in investments that promise a yield of 20% or more. Wala pong ganun.
BUSINESS = CAPITAL + RESEARCH/ STUDY + PROPER PLANNING + HARD WORK + DISCIPLINE
‘Yung ibang business sa pagse-set-up pa lang ng negosyo, na-bankrupt na. Nandiyan ang pagrerehistro ng negosyo, all the necessary permits, kaliwa’t kanan ang kailangang bayaran, DTI, fire clearance, rentals, sanitary permit, environmental permit, etc.
When you become an entrepreneur, you become a new person. Wala nang mag-uutos sa iyo. You are on your own, ang boss mo ay ang iyong merkado. You have to equip yourself with valuable information and it is not a once-a-week assignment, it should be habitual.
Para huwag maligaw ng diskarte sa negosyo. Read PILIPINO Mirror every morning. It’s your daily coach in business.