Some of us are born to be entrepreneurs. Some discover this gift early on. Most of us take some time to acknowledge this gift. I was lucky enough to have been born to ‘entrepreneur’ parents who helped me hone my skills and encouraged me to discover different things on the way. I know deep inside that I, too, want to start my own company someday.

I know that a lot of people have this dream of owning their own company — of being the ‘boss’. I have the same dream. I have been in an employee in an advertising agency and I have been a product manger in a corporation (until now). I have also been employed under my family business and have started my own businesses as well. With all these various experiences, I have seen people succeed and people fail. I have heard people get fired and have fired people. I have seen the struggles of owners of companies and I have seen victorious and contented employees. It was with all of these experiences that I thought of starting Manila Workshops.

The hardest thing is starting… finding where exactly should one start. We have to understand that any business, whether the capital is just Php 5,000 or Php 5,000,000, is a risk. We just have to weigh and determine how much are we willing to risk.

The crucial part in weighing the risk is studying the ins and outs of the business that you want to start. I thought what better way for those who want to venture into a business but to learn from those who have already done it in the past. I was fortunate enough to see and partner with speakers who were willing to share their own experiences with those who want to venture and try things out in the industry of their choice.

I want the learning seminars / workshops to be helpful to those who want to start their own businesses, ventures that each one is passionate about. I want the short classes to be very intimate. The speakers that I will partner with are those who will give you the real story — the pros and cons of the business.

As I launch this new venture, my mission is to help as many people as possible start their own businesses. So, if you are a speaker who would want to share your own thoughts and experiences, please feel free to contact me at

For those who are interested, please do check out our site. It’s We already have classes in store for you. Please do follow us in twitter: @manilaworkshops and in facebook: Manila Workshops Facebook Fan Page

To all budding entrepreneurs, I leave you with this quote!
“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” – Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies

P.S. Thank you, Maxine, for our logo! We love it!

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