When in Manila, what would you rather be ‘an eternal employee’ or an ‘entrepreneurial success’? Hope we could answer that clearly, at least for ourselves. So, this is exactly what the ‘BIG BOSS SUMMIT’ is all about. It is about how to be an a ‘champion entrepreneur’ or simply have the guts to win or start your business.
So here is an exciting gathering for you, ‘Be The Big Boss Summit: Strategies of a Champion Entrepreneur’. This summit was initiated by the ‘Entrep Champ’ himself, Paulo Tibig. Paulo is an unassuming guy from Bataan, who is winning on entrepreneur or business. Paulo, I believe is very successful in his chosen field by simply reading about him in anyway I can. But, what’s unique about Paulo is that he is so approachable, humble, very generous on his ideas and have a teaching gift to empower his fellow ‘kababayan’ towards entrepreneurial success. Just knowing and meeting Paulo briefly, will attract you to his personality. He simply learned business from pit to pinnacle, from scratch to completion, or should I say not-only-from-theory but from all-practice.
So here we were, in a gathering to hear Paulo Tibig to share the strategies of a champion entrepreneur. You can quote him saying ‘There’s no shortcut to entrepreneurial success’. Indeed, this is a game-changer for those aspiring and existing entrepreneurs alike.
The whole thrill of learning was opened by videos, introducing the life of Paulo and perspectives on the Philippine economy. Indeed, the future is bright for the Philippines. The Philippine economy is now on the rise, with positive forecast from investors, economist and foreign experts. There’s a rising confidence that our economy will do well in the future and even leading the growth in Asia and even the world. The economy is good, growth is sustainable. Business is booming and some comments on the video can make you cry.
Add to that fact, there’s a growing sense of doing business and entrepreneurship in the country. More and more people want to start their businesses or their negosyo. So yes, the future is bright. Just simply don’t believe the nay-sayers. Gotcha there!
The morning kicked-off with a panel session. The panel was composed of some of our very highly esteemed entrepreneurs namely: Ramon Lopez (Go Negosyo), RJ Ledesma (Mercato Central), Mary Grace Santos (Li’l People) and Ardy Roberto (Salt and Light Ventures). The panel was hosted by Randell Tiongson, also one of my favorites in Personal Finance coaching. The panel discussion turned out so engaging, as the resourced panelist discussed the nooks and corners of doing or starting a business. The panel discussed stuff like: how much capital you need in starting a business, how to grow, how to innovate, how to find your market and more on their personal journey on their ventures.
RJ Ledesma recalled the days on how they started the ‘Mercato’ and how they were able to gather food entrepreneurs. Ramon Lopez emphasized on finding your market. He stressed on why should the costumer buy your product instead of from somewhere else? Mary Grace recounted the stories on how they started their business on the mall and how to start your business by providing the NEEDS of the costumers. And of course, my favorite Ardy Roberto. Ardy jokingly recalled the time when he jumped from corporate life towards being an entrepreneur. Ardy even said that he had tasted all the flavors of TUNA (in can products) for food. He made a new acronym for the 4 P’s. For him it means “Pawis, Puyat, Prayer and Persistence”.
The discussion was so significant and gone deep as Randell asked proper and sharp questions. Randell said that we should subscribe to the belief that entrepreneurship will really uplift the nation and would enable us to attain inclusive growth.
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