By Ezra Ferraz
Published: Thu, Jan 8, 2015 11:30 PM
As the new year gets into full swing, many Filipinos have resolutions that go far beyond just losing pounds or saving money: they want to finally start that business they have been meaning to pursue.
But this is easier said than done. The would-be entrepreneur has to go through the laborious process of registering his or her business; conducting market research; finding the right co-founders; hiring the right employees; perfecting the product or service; and so on and so forth.
The tasks involved in launching a business are not uniquely difficult but completing them, more often than not, requires motivation: You need to grit it out.
But when the going gets tough, what better way to motivate yourself than to hear wisdom from the very people who have been in your shoes?
With this idea in mind, I spoke to some of the top women entrepreneurs in the country today. Though they all hail from a variety of fields, they are all united in wanting to share the lessons they have learned as they strike it on their own:
“2015 is going to be a very hopeful and exciting year with the influx of investments, our country’s financial rating, K to 12 schooling in place, ASEAN economic integration, and the Philippines hitting 100 million of mostly young and able population. We should be ready for opportunities by improving ourselves and our companies. Education is key.”
Rappler Business columnist Ezra Ferraz is also the chief content officer at
ZipMatch, a tech company backed by Ideaspace Foundation, Hatchd Digital, IMJ Investment Partners, and 500 Startups. He brings you Philippine business leaders, their insights, and their secrets via Executive Edge. Connect with him on Twitter: @EzraFerraz