Archive for August, 2010

14th Food and Drinks Asia

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

”From an AFEX incorporating event, to a full scale Expo… Food & Drinks Asia is a comprehensive show which is dedicated for the finished products in retail food and drinks. A sector of the Food Industry which has the widest scope of it all… thus, FOOD & DRINKS ASIA is being staged to extend an entrepreneurial hand to SME’s and those who are planning to be one, in the finished products level of food business. Finished food exhibitors from all aspects are mounted to participate in this one vital industry event, e.g. Specialty food, Delicatessen, Dairy products, Chilled and Frozen food, Fresh produce, Confectionery, processed and convenience food, Health/organic food, Snacks and ice cream, Beverages, wines & spirits, baked products, coffee and tea, rice and rice products, RTE meals.”

The makings of three entreprenuers

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The entrepreneurial journeys I share in this column may give the impression to some people that it is pretty easy to start a negosyo and that the success rate of a person starting a negosyo is very high. In fact, it is the reverse. The failure rate is higher than the success rate.

I believe that with the proper mentorship, right attitude, knowing your skills and being open to opportunities that can turn your skill into a negosyo, there is a better chance to succeed. Yes, you can succeed, but don’t act in blind faith. You need to think well of the business model you plan to do.

Ducks Love to Quack

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Some Filipinos abroad seem to have a mixed reaction of what has been happening back home. They think that the past nine years was a big waste and that the problems now of the new administration are quite daunting. Many feel that it will be a huge challenge for PNoy to overcome these problems.

I arrived in America the other day to attend a wedding in California. Nothing much has improved. Shops are still empty, compared to what you see in Asia. Americans are still losing jobs. Filipino-Americans are doing much better because many of them have not fallen into the “credit card mentality” and many of them have saved enough. Some Fil-Ams have moved back to the Philippines, especially those in the real estate industry, as I see no improvement in this sector moving forward. So much has been built and banks are just not lending foreigners anymore. Credit has tightened and banks will never go back to their old system because they have learned the hard way. I continue to share these thoughts with Pinoys in the Philippines, especially those who are skeptical of our progress and future under PNoy, so they can realize that we are in a better situation nowadays.

The 9th Filipino Franchise Show 2010

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

The Association of Filipino Franchisers, Inc. (AFFI) is proud to announce that the 9th Filipino Franchise Show is happening on September 16-19, 2010 at the World Trade Center.

This year’s tradeshow will not be like any other we have staged before. The 9th Filipino Franchise Show will run for four days instead of just three days, which was the case in the previous tradeshows we have held. (more…)

Click! Technopreneurs’ Secrets, Revealed!

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Do you want to learn how maverick entrepreneurs made it big in the tech industry, and how you can too?

Come to the 3rd Annual JCI Manila Entrepreneurs’ Summit entitled “Click! Technopreneurs’ Secrets, Revealed!”, on August 28, Saturday, 8AM, at the SM Mall of Asia Center Stage Cinema.

Negosyo Fever

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

It seems the negosyo fever is still rising. Our Go Negosyo books are hitting all time high sales. The calls for Negosyo seminars (Negosems), which our foundation have been receiving, have been unprecedentedly strong that we have invited more Angelpreneurs – mentors to help out more in program development and mentoring. They will also be leading the lectures and forums in our forthcoming Youth Summit on September 27.

Since we started the negosyo campaign, a lot of companies from the private sector have joined in as they also see the potential of tapping this fast-growing market segment. Not only do you help people, but eventually as these people do well, they will help hire more people and increase consumer spending. Thus, overall economy improves.

The Concepcion Clan

Monday, August 16th, 2010

I belong to a list of more or less 30 Concepcions who are third generation entrepreneurs. My cousin Renna Hechanova-Angeles, Vice Chairman of the Concepcion Durables, is the eldest among us. Our fourth generation is comprised of around 60 young Concepcions.


Go Negosyo :: Inspiring Young Filipino Entrepreneur Open for Nomination!!

Friday, August 13th, 2010

The 2010 Go Negosyo Inspiring Young Filipino Entrepreneurs is a nationwide search spearheaded by the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE). By recognizing inspiring role models for the youth, PCE hopes not only to provide the youth with an array of negosyo models that they can consider in starting their own businesses, but also to instill a culture of entrepreneurship among them.

The search will run from August 11 to September 11, 2010. Twenty (20) finalists will be selected from all the nominations around the country, of which only 10 will be chosen as winners.


Game Changer

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

We are nearing the 100th day since Pnoy has assumed presidency. While there were the usual critics during his campaign, many are now seeing Pnoy as a change agent leader and a game changer.

I have attended different events over the past weeks. The most recent one was GMA Network’s 65th anniversary. Atty. Gozon, a Go Negosyo trustee, was humbled by Pnoy’s presence at the anniversary. He spent time during the affair. According to Atty. Gozon, he is a very simple and humble president.

Pnoy is definitely on the right track and he is guided by his own gut feel. He has a correct read of the Filipino pulse. The “no wang wang” policy is a visible sign of simplicity. The instance of not wanting his face or name on any infrastructure is another simple example. No president really thought of doing this. Everything he has done has resonated throughout the country.

NEGOSEM with Purposeful Stewardship Institute

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Start: October 15-16, 2010
Location: Conference Room, PLDT INNOLAB, Dansalan, Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City