Nov 22, 2010
10 nuggets of wisdom from Outstanding Entrepreneurs
By Carlo P. Mallo, Photos by At Maculangan
Be inspired by tips and learnings from Outstanding Entrepreneurs
It was a grueling three months in the making from the submission of nominations, the screening of their financial books, the short-listing of nominees, and then the panel interview to select the 10 Ousttanding Entrepreneurs for the year, an elite cricle of men and women who had earned the right to be called the “Modern Innovators”.
And so we bring you nuggets of wisdom and insight from this year's 10 Outstanding Entrepreneurs:
1. Reliability is Key
“The reliability of the product is very important as it will be the face of your brand. If you have a reliable product, it will be easy to introduce yourself and gain the trust of the people. By being reliable, you are also earning the respect of the industry.” [pic]
Nelson Par of PR Gaz Haus
PR Gaz Haus is one of the newest players in the country’s LPG industry. New as they may be, they are already positioning to be the Philippines ’ leading LPG supplier with continuous growth in key areas, making their presence felt in this competitive and environmentally-sensitive energy market. [Learn how to take on the competition here]
With continued business innovations, infrastructure development and customer service enhancement, PR Gaz Haus is paving the way to become the industry’s trailblazer.
PR Gaz Franchising Corp
Retelco Drive corner E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave.
Bagong Ilog, Pasig City
2. Hardwork has no substitute
“Whether you are in charge of marketing, cooking, or a waiter, there is no substitute for hardwork in the secrets of success.” [pic]
Carlos de Guzman of Sangkalan Grill and Restaurant
After working for several years as a medical representative, de Guzman decided one day to quit his job and start his own business – a restaurant. Fanned by his love for cooking and his love for eating, de Guzman made sure that his restaurant offered only the best to its consumers. [Read the story of how a restaurant succeeded with 'luck' here]
Pooling his savings and a loan from the bank, de Guzman was able to put up his own business, opening his first branch along Visayas Avenue in Quezon City . Called Sangkalan, the vernacular for the chopping board, the restaurant maintains a simple and homey-feel, offering Filipino favorites to appeal to a greater audience. While several restaurants have come and gone, Sangkalan keeps on serving favorite Pinoy dishes, even after 20 years of existence.
“What we offer is simple. Its good food, good time, and a good experience for our customers, there is nothing fancy about our restaurant – we stick to the basics,” de Guzman said.
Sangkalan Grill and Restaurant
7 Scout Alabano St.,
(02) 924.1866 (02) 928.4307
3. Different Levels of Success
“Multi-level marketing is not only about selling. It's also about the products that you sell. The products must be effective, to begin with." [pic]
Eduardo Cabantog of Alliance in Motion Global
After dropping out from a six-figure paying job, Cabantog formed his own direct-selling company, Alliance in Motion Global.
With a self-devised marketing strategy and more focus on the value for money of the products, Cabantog has never looked back. After all, everything is looking up with AIM Global. [Read about the booming direct selling industry in the country here]
A multi-level direct selling company, AIM Global is the country’s exclusive distributor of Nature’s Way products, a US-based food supplement producer.
Alliance in Motion Global
Units 301, 319 and 320, AIC Burgundy Empire Tower
ADB Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
(02) 706.0277 (02) 706.0278
4. Designing Global
“One must admit that you cannot do everything. What...