It’s one thing to be a celebrity, and another to be an entrepreneur. While fame can definitely help with starting a business, it takes skill to get it off the ground and to sustain success. In the recent "Go Negosyo 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit," Anne Curtis of BLK Cosmetics, Georgina Wilson of Sunnies Studios, and Dra. Vicky Belo of the Belo Medical Group shared tips that will inspire you to work towards being your own boss.
1. Turn your weaknesses into strengths.
Dra. Vicky’s story was all about proving those who doubted her worth wrong. She shared that the idea of Belo Med started when she was only five years old. Being adopted, she was bullied a lot in school. “‘Bakit ka
2. Find a mentor.
For Anne Curtis, she needed someone to temper her grand visions for blk Cosmetics. “Knowing my personality, [it's always] ‘I want this,’ ‘I want my product to look like this.’” Her mentor and business partner Jacqe Gutierrez was the one who taught her to work within her means while still earning a profit. “When you’re starting a company, you find someone who will discipline you, who knows the background of the industry you’re starting in, para ma-control
3. Don't be afraid to get your feet wet.
When Georgina Wilson started Sunnies Studios with her partners, she learned everything through experience. “When we opened our first store in MOA, I was really the one fixing the glasses, I would sweep the floor… Sometimes