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48 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
#79: Empowering and Inspiring Others Through Real Estate With Rodel Revilla
Our episode for today is an inspiring story of struggles, hard work, and success. In entrepreneurship, it is your passion and quick wit that will elevate yourself and your business. Our guest for today shares his rags-to-riches story and how his success has brought forth others that want to succeed in the business arena. In this episode, we invited Rodel Revilla, a real estate broker and the CEO of Your Dream House Realty Services Inc. that was established back in 2017 together with licensed real estate brokers, with over one billion annual gross sales in real estate. He shares his inspiring journey and wonderful insight into business, real estate, and life in general. Join us as we talk about establishing goals, building dreams, and making it big in the business world. If you want to learn how to elevate your business and set the proper goals then this episode is for you!
65 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
#78: The secret to creating, registering, and maintaining your business with Nicole Orcullo
Not everyone is born an entrepreneur. You must be willing to learn the ropes and learn from your mistakes. Business is way more complicated than it seems to be. Motivation isn't the only thing to take note of when starting a business- you also need good back-office support. A business will not run by itself; oiling the gears and keeping it alive is your task as a business owner. We invited Nicole Orcullo, Co-founder of Orcullo Business Consultancy, to talk about her entrepreneurial journey and how this has led her to become a successful serial CEO. Starting from side hustles in her college days, Nicole has always been passionate about entrepreneurship. As an experienced consultant, she walks us through the steps in order to make your business official. She also emphasizes the importance of thinking two steps ahead in business and hiring the right people to handle your back-office. Join us as we talk about the more technical side of creating a business - from paperwork to taxes. If you want to know the different hints and tips needed to get started in your entrepreneurial journey then this episode is for you!
68 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
#77: Elevating Your Business’ Product and Service Through Providing a Unique Experience With Gio Visitation
Entrepreneurs are born innovators. They seek to become a better version of themselves. They are driven by their passions because of their will to improve themselves and the people around them. If you’re looking to start a venture, where business and passion meet, then by all means go ahead. Entrepreneurship is an open path that we can all take. We invited Gio Visitation, owner of Good Cup Coffee Company, and the Philippine Brewer’s Cup Champion of 2020. Starting as a DJ, Gio has found his passion for coffee and has found a way to bring quality products and service to Cebu. In this episode, Gio talks about when, how, and why he has decided to venture into a coffee business. He shares his extensive education with coffee, how he’s established his business in Cebu, and his business’ transition during the pandemic. He also opens up about a sensitive incident that leads them to shift their priorities and vision. Join us as we talk about coffee, going digital, finding ways to cater to customers, and moving forward despite the many ups and downs. If you’re interested in coffee and good company then this is an episode that you don’t want to miss!
46 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
#76: Diving Into Ventures, Staying True to Your Passion, and Adapting to the Pandemic With Jumbo Climaco
Entrepreneurs are creative geniuses. They pursue their passions, build them into a business, and allow them to grow. Investing in smart decisions and looking for opportunities is what makes them flourish. Our guest for today is someone who is an entrepreneur at heart. In this episode, we invite Jumbo Climaco. He is the managing partner of Albur’s restaurant and President of JBC Unlimited Corporation for Skybass Indoor and Outdoor Comfort. He talks about his early exposure to entrepreneurship, his passion for success, and how he has transitioned and adapted his businesses in the pandemic. If you are interested in starting a business are looking for inspiration, then this episode is for you!
57 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
#75: Women in Power! Creating a Successful Housekeeping Business With Kimberley Therese Gothong
Inspiration and passion come hand in hand with being an entrepreneur. In the entrepreneurial world, ideas that turn into successful businesses are rare occurrences. Our guest for today is a businesswoman that seeks to empower other women and provide jobs for them while creating a successful business in Cebu. In this episode, we invite Kimberley Therese Gothong, Founder, President, and COO of Mrs. Clean Housekeeping Services. She talks about what inspired her to create Mrs. Clean, adapting to the pandemic, and why it’s important to support local. If you are interested in growing your business, creating a rich business environment, women empowerment, and building your business from the ground up, then this episode is for you!
47 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
#74: Becoming a Food Fusion Mastermind With Sisig Teriyaki Founder Lenmar Gonzales
Finding success in life can sprout from the most unexpected events. As an entrepreneur, it is your vision and passion that can change these events into meaningful ventures. Sparking your creativity and ingenuity takes a small flash of inspiration - but a whole lot of hard work and dedication. In this episode, we invite Lenmar C. Gonzales, an entrepreneur and Sisig Teriyaki genius that has been awarded by Unilever Panlasang Pinoy Food Innovation as one of the top recipes of 2019. He shares his passion and inspiration with food. He gives insights on what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how you can create a product of your own through the power of observation - and of course hard work. If you are interested in food, business, and combining the two, then you don’t want to miss this episode!
51 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
#73: Bouncing Back From a Failed Venture to Creating a Successful Consulting Agency With Franbeau Beduya
Innovation comes with the changing of the times and with the digital age we see ourselves transitioning more into the internet. Businesses need to learn how to adapt and cater to their market according to the current trends. If you want to learn more about building your business, scaling, and creating an environment where we, Filipinos, can have the creative freedom and be in control then our guest for today is someone who can give a more insightful view on it. In this episode, we invite Franbeau “Franz” Beduya the co-founder of Agency Rocket Fuel and Managing Partner at Augmen Digital. Starting from a young age he has been exposed to entrepreneurship. From his experiences, he has now managed to become an expert in his field. He talks about his entrepreneurial journey, recovering from a failed venture, and starting a consulting agency. If you are interested in creating your own business, learning how to go about scaling, and just want general advice on the entrepreneurial do’s and don’ts then this episode is for you!
56 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
#72: Sir Noli Alleje “El Subastahero” Talks Philippine Real Estate, Auctions, and How to Become a Smart Investor
Being an entrepreneur means personal freedom, getting to choose what market you’re going in and what type of business you’ll run is a luxury few can afford. With the ongoing pandemic, real estate is a big topic that some entrepreneurs have a hard time deciding if they should get into it or not. But the advantage of being an entrepreneur is the passion and grit to learn and adapt especially when it comes to challenges. In this episode, we invite the one and only “El Subastahero” Sir Manuel “Noli” Alleje. He is the Managing Director and CEO of The Property Forum Philippines and has extensive experience when it comes to Real Estate. He reminisces his humble beginnings in real estate, starting a real estate television show, and becoming who he is today. He also shares his knowledge on auctions, how to buy and resell in real estate, and how to invest your money in something you’re passionate about. If you are interested in learning about real estate and auction and want to find out more about how they work through an experienced entrepreneur and real estate broker then you don’t want to miss this episode!
59 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
#71: How the Hotel Industry is Adapting to the New Normal With Aaron Que
With the current pandemic, most business owners have had to adapt to the new normal. Entrepreneurs in different industries are struggling but the thing is, being an entrepreneur means you have the vision and passion to overcome difficulties. Our guest for this episode is someone who has had to learn and rise to where he is, starting from the bottom. In this episode, we invite Aaron Que the Executive Vice President of Golden Prince Hotel and Suites and Golden Valley Hotel. He is a trainer, mentor, and speaker. He talks about the organizational transition of Golden Suites, how they have adapted to the pandemic so far, and how he started his entrepreneurial journey. If you are interested in learning about the effects of the pandemic on different businesses in Cebu, learning how to transition to the new normal, and listening to our guest’s inspiring journey towards where he is today. You don’t want to miss this episode!
44 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
#70: How to Build Your Business According to Your Vision With Mona Amp-Cali
The struggle with becoming an entrepreneur is thinking that your burden is yours alone. Having a vision will take you far but collaborating and relying on others will create a bigger opportunity for yourself and your business. If you want to take your ideas on another level and be a part of something that can bring change in the industry you have to be willing to connect and communicate. Our guest for this episode is someone who is skilled in elevating small businesses. In this episode, we invite Mona Amp-Cali the owner of Emprise Gourmet Foods. She is an entrepreneur and a visionary that helps business owners improve their brands and help them build their businesses slowly. She talks about the ins and outs of Emprise Gourmet Foods, guiding and mentoring other entrepreneurs. If you are interested in creating your own business, expanding your reach, and scaling, and you want to learn different tips and lessons that can help you, then you don’t want to miss this episode!
59 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
#69: How to Pursue a Happy, Wealthy and Financially Secured Life with Fitz Villafuerte
Being financially stable is what everybody wants in life. Filipinos are naturally talented and hard-working people - what makes us successful is our ability to learn and adapt in any circumstance. If you want to become a successful entrepreneur you have to learn how to do things the right way. Our guest for this episode is an expert in all things relating to finance. In this episode, we invite Fitz Villafuerte - a registered financial planner, entrepreneur, and content creator at ReadyToBeRichYT. He talks about finances, the economic impact of the pandemic, and diversifying your sources of income. If you are interested in being rich, both physically and mentally, and want to learn more about how to handle your assets, then you don’t want to miss this episode!
54 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
#68: Growing an Online Freelance Community with 240k+ Members from Scratch with CJ Cajoles
Everyone aspires to find their life’s purpose and find success in what they love. Being successful is not easy - you have to build your mindset, be in a community that accepts your ideals, and many more. In the entrepreneurial world, nothing is impossible; you can find profit as long as you commit to your vision. Our guest for this episode is a founder of one of the country’s biggest freelancing community. In this episode, we invite CJ Cajoles, the founder of the Online Filipino Freelancers Community. CJ is an entrepreneur and a mentor - and a loving mom. She talks about how she got into the freelancing scene, building a community, and mentorship. If you are interested in Freelancing, E-commerce, Mentorship, or just looking for an inspiring and educational way to pass your time - then you don’t want to miss this episode!
51 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
#67: Speak up! Why you should Value your Communication Skills with Julius Cruz
To be able to succeed, we need the appropriate skills and knowledge that will bring us to the top. No man is an island - in our daily lives, proper communication is the key to reach greater heights. In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, leadership should also include communication skills. Our guest for this episode is a seasoned public speaker and brings a new perspective on communication and leadership. In this episode, we invite Julius Cruz, an Area Director of Toastmasters International, a certified John Maxwell Speaker, and a speaking coach. He talks about public speaking, Emphatic Listening, empowering others, and many more. If you are interested in or planning to go into public speaking, learning about the values in leadership, or looking for inspiring and educational content - then you don’t want to miss this episode!
43 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
#66: From freelancing to creating a successful company with Fleire Castro
Aspiring to achieve something great is normal for everybody. We may excel in different fields but in the end, the ultimate goal is to improve and become a better version of who you are. In the world of entrepreneurship, there’s always obstacles that each one of us must overcome. Our guest for this episode is someone who has a burning passion and someone who believes in creating something that has an impact on the people around her. In this episode we invite Fleire Castro, the Managing Founder of Third Team Media. She is a Digital Marketing Consultant and aims to help fellow entrepreneurs build, launch and promote their products and brands. She talks about her humble beginnings and how her company has become the success that it has become today. Join us as we talk about digital marketing, pursuing your passion, connecting with peers, and achieving your goals. If you are curious and want to know more about the concept of Founder’s Mastermind and want to be a part of a community for entrepreneurs then you don’t want to miss this episode!
54 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
#65: The science behind brand positioning with Nas Arcayan
Creating a business is exciting but there is a lot of factors that come into play when it comes to scaling. As an entrepreneur there is always the concept of growing your business and becoming bigger and better than your competitors. When it comes to scaling, your company should establish itself and make sure that the current market is aware of what you do. Our guest for this episode is someone who is an expert on marketing and brand positioning and has worked with big brands - helping them grow in their respective fields through the science of positioning. In this episode we invited Nas Arcayan, a brand positioning specialist and CMO. He is a part of Mothership, a company that specialises in brand positioning that uses different fundamentals in business in order to help business scale and become a separate identity from its competitors. Join us as we talk about creating brands, scaling as a company, marketing strategies, and building a business from scratch. If you’re curious about brand positioning, internal branding, and marketing then this episode is for you!
50 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
#64: Branding, digital marketing and strengthening your mindset with Ben Francia
As a business owner and an aspiring entrepreneur putting your brand out there is a hurdle that most find the hardest to achieve. In digital marketing we need to nurture our mindset and our objectives. Our guest for this episode is someone who specialises in digital marketing and mentoring entrepreneurs around the Philippines. In this episode we invited Ben Francia, a digital marketing consultant and strategist. He is currently running his own agency, Francia Digital Marketing. He talks about creating an online presence, building relationships between clients and customers, and building your mindset. Join us as we talk about business, the current digital marketing scene, and strategies towards growing your own business. If you are new to digital marketing and want to boost your own brand then this episode is for you!
42 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
#63: Creating a co-living and co-working space with Nomad's Hub
We all strive to be pioneers and in the business scene there are rarely any opportunities to be the first in what you want to establish. Thinking of new ideas and creating new ways to execute your vision for your business will always be a factor in how successful your venture would become. Our guests for this episode share their new way to bring co-working space, co-living, and food into one. In this episode we invited Mar and Ken, owners and founders of the Nomad's Hub here in Cebu. They share their experiences as they establish their own business - from coming up with the concept and putting in hard work into bringing it to life. They also talk about how the Nomad's Hub creates a community between their clients and how their fresh concept allows them to tap into Cebu’s hidden market. Join us as we talk about co-working and co-living space, expanding entrepreneurial vision, setting goals, and many more. If you don’t know what the Nomad's Hub is all about and you’re interested in learning about this new concept, then this episode is for you!
33 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
#62: Pursuing your passion and being a part of a Cebuano legacy with Margo Frasco
Being a part of a legacy is not something that everyone can say casually. We work hard everyday in order to say “we made it” and that passion is what brings us to our full potential. Our guest for this episode has been a part of something that all Cebuanos recognise and love, while also creating an identity of her own. In this episode we invited Margo Frasco, COO of Titay’s and Owner/Co-founder of MDF Productions. She talks about being a part of Titay’s, a famous bakery here in Cebu, that has been part of Cebuano culture since it started more than a century ago. She also opens up about pursuing her passion for theatre and creating MDF Productions for local artists. Join us as we talk about legacy, having a positive impact on the people around you, honing your individuality, and just being yourself. If you’re curious about what’s behind Titay’s success, pursuing the arts, or someone who is an aspiring entrepreneur then this episode is for you!
63 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
#61: The Art of the Hustle with Xoooom Autospa CEO Michael Uy
It takes a great amount of drive in order for us to leap into an opportunity. In life we rarely get to have second chances and sometimes we let our doubts and worries get the best of us. Our guest for this episode has gone far and beyond in order to get to where he is today. In this episode we invited Michael Uy, President and CEO of Xoooom Autospa. He talks about coming out of his comfort zone, taking the leap, going into Marketing, and eventually starting his own business. He shares his struggles - from migrating to Australia and coming back to the Philippines, opening a business with a little bit of capital, and finding ways to innovate his company. Join us as we talk about shifting your mindset, making your vision into reality, and the art of the hustle. If you want to know more about Michael’s business, starting your own business venture, or you’re simply looking for inspiration then this episode is for you!
38 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
#60: Answering your Passion for Business with Kristoff Villanueva
Passion is the central factor in most Entrepreneurial ventures. In order for you to lead, innovate and create there must always be a fiery will that guides you to your goals. Along with passion comes risks, and to be an entrepreneur you must always look at these risks as a gateway to something possibly new and amazing. In this episode we invite Kristoff Villanueva, President and CEO of Workplace Cafe in Cebu.He opens up about his various entrepreneurial ventures as he eventually finds the right time to establish the Workplace Cafe. As he engages in a new concept and work around finding a niche, Kristoff shares his struggles in creating a co-working cafe and how he got through it. His hardwork has paid off for him, and now he has over 3 branches in Cebu. Join us as we talk about pursuing Passion, taking risks, coffee, and entrepreneurship. If you are curious and want to learn more about co-working spaces/cafes like Workplace, and maybe you are planning on starting your own company just like it, then this episode is for you!
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