Friday, May 15, 2009


I was browsing the net to search for successful entrepreneurs and I happened to read the posted school paper of students from Sibonga National High School. It was about the information and ideas they got from the 2-day forum on Go Negosyo (Business) Caravan at Cebu International Convention Center (CICC). It 's very inspiring to know that younger generations are enthusiastic at learning entrepreneurial skills. I am already foreseeing future business men who can provide millions of jobs for fellow Filipinos. Wow! thats one of my dream to become an employer someday rather than stay as an employee for the rest of my life.

The top ten key people whom students got the best tips for success in business were the following: Julie Gandoncio of Julie’s Bakeshop,Jack Gaisano of Metro Gaisano,Bobby Aboitiz of Aboitiz Ventures Inc., Bernie Liu of Penshoppe,Jay Aldeguer of Island Souvenirs,Michael Lhullier of MLhullier,Agusto Go of Universityof Cebu,Vivienne Tan of Entrepreneur School of Asia,LRay Villafuerte of LGD,John Gokongwei Jr. of JG Summit Holdings and Mr.Ng of Ngkai.

Although I was not able to attend the forum, the ideas that I got from the students were really valuable. Very unfortunate for me that I was not around to get the best entrepreneurial education I need but nevertheless thanks to Bronwyn of for sharing the words of wisdom their group learned from the top ten successful entrepreneurs in the Philippines.

Start reading now and read again tomorrow.

The key to success

• Dream Big.
• Take control of your own destiny.
• Be an opportunity seeker.
• Be interested in what you do.
• Entrepreneurial mind-sets make small business big and global.
• Entrepreneurship is about the balance between the heart for people, the mind of business and the spirit of creativity and innovation.
• Success is internally defined by the master entrepreneur. It does not have to be seen nor acclaimed by others. What is important to real entrepreneurs is meeting their personal goals. Not how the outside world judges them. It’s about being the best one can be… not better than the other.
• True entrepreneur’s passion makes the impossible possible.


• Before starting things like an entrepreneurial activity, we should learn the basics.
• After you learn the basics, go with your own.
• Nothing is impossible once you persevere.
• If there is opportunity, go for it!
• Pursue your aspirations.
• Determine what you want to be.
• Success comes with 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration.


• Work hard
• Pay what you can
• Environment restoration
• Expand your resources
• Put God at the center of your life
• Don’t look for things which are already in you


• Persistence- nothing not even failure could stop you
• Passion- you must really like what you are doing
• Guts- success is not for the timid
• Ambition- setting hard standards for yourself
• Ingenuity- the ability to translate your ambition into reality

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