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Register Your Business or Go BUST!

Everything great usually starts small, bare, and unproductive. This has been a learning that I always need to relearn and slowly apply it to the fit any situation in my life. It takes a special set of eyes to see whether something is promising or not. In fact, it actually takes a much keen look. A second, a third, a fourth or even a fifth look, to know whether it will be good business or not.

I’m currently in Consolacion Cebu, meeting with our Contractor for the renovation of this small Trailer-Commercial for our future dessert shop. It is what we call in the Philippines as Halo-Halo dessert, or ice-mixed-desserts with different kinds of contributing flavors.

This is actually my first official venture into food and retail. Wait, let my quantify that. This is my first (more…)

4 Checkpoints in Starting a Food Park Business

4 Checkpoints in Starting a Food Park Business in Cebu

I love my Wednesday schedule. Although it is one of the busiest days in my week, it is where I am able to engage my creative mind and learn more.

Ever since I started InHim Media and InHim Consultancy, my exposure to different kinds of businesses have been really amazing. Specifically, during Wednesdays, where I meet with the owners of the businesses that we do consulting for.

Meeting the owners of these businesses is like having a one to three 1-3 hours business application crash course. Even though I am a consultant (more on marketing, branding, sales, and customer service), I learn so much more on about the nitty-gritty problem solving of different kinds of businesses. (more…)

SirChubby's Halo-halo

Focus on the Opportunities, not the Challenges

SirChubby's Halo-halo

This week was amazing for me. More and more opportunities are continuously popping-up and the future really looks bright.

As a person, I firmly believe that great opportunities and good abound us. What makes us different from each other is our perspectives in life. And I’m the kind, who sees it through a positive and better future. (I can’t help it, I believe in a loving and super-generous God)

Anyway, this week, a friend of mine who owns one of the a big industrial (B2B) printing shops called me to talk about a project that he wants my company to manage, operate, and market. A budget hotel in Cebu, that caters not only for a comfortable stay but also a memorable experience in Cebu. It’s a relatively small hotel but has a promising future. Now we are in the “drawing board” and still in the conceptualization stage, how can we position it in the market, and how we could make last a good 20-30 years in business.

The other opportunity is of course our first ever food venture for InHim Group. We started with our menu development and we have some very good flavors. Great things are also in store for our upcoming loyal clients in Consolacion Cebu. It’s a Halo-halo business anchored on local favorite flavors, made with love and the goal of giving people “a yummy delight”. We target to open the stall this middle of August in Tambayan Food Park in Consolacion Cebu.

Of course not all opportunities are in business and, the next one is for my family. We just had received our homeschool materials for our three 3 kids.=) As parents, Mayden and I are very excited to start teaching our kids at home and lead them to become not only good students, but also people who care for the bigger, greater good of the world. All of them are now officially “home schoolers”.

Point of this post is………… opportunities abound us really. And I could go on and on about, how opportunities come to me every time. But my prayer is that, you slowly be blessed with a “new” set of eyes. Seeing opportunities in growing as a person, in your family life, in your finances, and your health.

Have an awesome week!

Live a joyful life,

J.Bere – #SirChubby

Hawker Business Cebu - Mooshi

The Story Of Successful Business Mooshi Smoothie + Juice Bar

I’m currently here right now in one of my favorite healthy food stalls (more commonly known as Hawkers in Asia) – Mooshi Green Smoothie + Juice Bar, which for me, is arguably the best healthy juice bar. They serve fresh, green, and only organic produce.

The owners of Mooshi are of one of the most creative, passionate, and walk-the-talk entrepreneurs who I have ever met. Most of the businesses they have now started, are from their advocacies or something from their daily routine. For example, Mooshi started out as an activity advocacy that Jun, the husband, did every time he would prepare for a Triathlon competition. Jun’s wife who, showed her support by preparing for him meals that would not only make him full, but that would most especially prepare his body for rigorous training and coming competition. The training (hard work) and meals were so good that he (Jun) usually qualifies for a podium after each triathlon competition.

As Jun won more competitions, his friends were intrigued by at how he prepared and trained himself and prepared for each competition. In one of those days, Jun offered to bring his training buddies to try the meals and smoothies that his wife would prepared for him. After his buddies finished their meals, they really felt satisfied and energized especially with what Jun shared to them. While packing their stuff to prepare for home, one of Jun’s friends blurted out, “Jun, order na pud ko ato smoothie ha (translation: Jun I would like to order more of those smoothies). With that single statement, Jun had an idea, “why not build a health juice or smoothie bar, not just for athletes but for everyone else?. Hence, the Mooshi brand was born.

And that’s the end of my article… hehehe.. just kidding. (most of you would be asking where’s the content? or your point is?) #lol

I have two points to share, first, your advocacy and-passion may have a products (or service) in them that will allow you to have extra income or allow you to leave your job (or work in job while have sideline income) one day. So check your passions, there could be some hidden gem in it.

Second and important point:. put into action your idea. Jun, never really waited or made a grandeur business plan or ever a feasibility study, he took one step at a time. (which is a totally different topic) But more importantly, he took steps in making his idea into a reality. For me, I believe that is where most people stop. They get an idea, play around, talk to friends about it, then stop….

Not many really start. In fact very few do. I guess that what separates a real entrepreneur (doer) from a wanna-be entrepreneur (dreamer).

Do you wanna be one? Then start… Like literally now. I don’t mean to tell you to open a store now, but do something. Call someone. Start computing your pricing. Find out the reasons, the people who you want to be a part of it, or those who can help with of your business idea. Check online for instructions what to do, or somebody who has done the same idea you thought of.

Whatever, Just START.

Life a joyful life,

J.Bere – #SirChubby

Bayanihan Coffee Cebu

Best Technique to gain a longterm-Client into a Business Partner

Just a week ago, meet with another business partner.

I used to be “just” a business consultant for him and his commodity business, now we are on the direction to fully become partners in business. (Hopefully no glitches)

We are launching a new brand of Coffee in the Philippines (soon chocolates), and of course we are starting it out online.

The coffee Brand is – Bayanihan Coffee and Chocolates.

It’s a local and native recipe (100% pure Pinoy), which we are really very proud of. The local type of brewing (cooking) gives it a significant taste and texture as well as the Aroma.

Our company has a very strong advocacy on helping Local Filipino Tribes in the Philippines, mainly the Bagobo Tribe, and we are promoting the Original Native Tribe recipe of this coffee. It’s roasting and “aromating” selection is very unique because we went back to our roots in allowing the Bagobo Tribe to aid in the Quality Control of the Coffee Beans we select.

For now, we are advancing all the information and possible pre-orders of our product. Hopefully before the end of May 2015, we will be able to soft-launch our coffee lines.

At this point, we are asking the aid of local Filipino Businessmen as well as consumers (coffee lovers) to support us in this campaign.

To a prosperous and abundant life,

JB Happy Entrepreneur