Go Negosyo then and now

Previous Monday, we had our initial 15th anniversary episode under the topic, Go Negosyo: Then and now. In the particular Mentor ME On line episode, pioneer advocates Rosalind Wee of W Group, Johnlu Koa of French Baker, and Tommanny Tan of FERN shared their tales as section of our mentor community. We also had entrepreneurs who ended up formerly featured on Go Negosyo Television set: Butch Salvador of Auto Magic and Macky Bongabong, a visible artist from Mindanao.

The episode was dwell streamed on Go Negosyo’s Fb website page, which reached 67,000 people and garnered 18,200 in whole sights. At its peak, we experienced 1,000 reside viewers. Let me to share the highlights of the episode.

Rosalind Wee started out from humble beginnings. A trainer at Xavier College, Rosalind entered the marine products organization to manufacture carrageenan, a type of seaweed utilised as a foods ingredient. Given that then, her family’s seaweed model, Rico Carrageenan, has developed into a environment-course enterprise, and they’ve acquired urban home area as element of their enlargement.

In her lectures for Go Negosyo, Rosalind encourages entrepreneurs to enter the dynamic seaweed organization. “If you ask me in which my six properties in Bonifacio (World-wide Metropolis) arrived from, it arrived from seaweed. That’s why I go all in excess of the Philippines to notify individuals: we have 7,000 islands. Any place, you can have seaweed. That’s a person of the businesses they need to go into.”

Johnlu Koa, the guy powering French Baker and Chatime Philippines, was introduced to Go Negosyo by way of Sec. Ramon “Mon” Lopez. Mon, then the government director of Go Negosyo, questioned Johnlu whether he desired to be element of the Go Negosyo movement. With no hesitation, Johnlu reported certainly.

“Go Negosyo gave us this possibility to be with the fewer lucky, our little business owners. Binigyan tayo ng prospect na for one particular limited second, just one window to fully grasp ano bang scenario nila and how we could assist them with their scenario. I have been to Legazpi, Camarines, Baguio – at least 15 other areas with Go Negosyo,” he mentioned.

“I would like to congratulate Joey. Fifteen decades is a long time 15 a long time is not effortless. The passion that Joey gave Go Negosyo is infectious. Sana a different 15 much more years, a different 50 a lot more a long time. It’s possible youthful people with more suggestions, with extra enthusiasm, with much more strength can provide Go Negosyo to a higher position.”

On the other hand, I received to know Tommanny Tan, the founder of FERN, in a different way. We initially met when I handed him the MVP Bossing Award back again in 2011. Following the award ceremony, Mon Lopez received in touch with Tommanny and invited him to our mentoring caravans nationwide.

“The to start with event they invited me to was Baguio, then Cagayan de Oro. Ang dami ko ring nagawang converse for Go Negosyo. Often si Sec. Mon Lopez yung nag-invite,” he recalled, including that it was a gratifying expertise to support students and previous OFWs start their small business.

“I have a ton of love, regard, and gratitude to Go Negosyo as an group, to the team of mentors, especially Joey. He led the way through this pandemic when a good deal of people today didn’t know what to do. I was really satisfied to be part of Task ARK, na makatulong to import yung mga immediate checks, to be offered the chance to lead also to the neighborhood governing administration. ‘Pag tinawagan ako ng Go Negosyo, basta nasa Pilipinas ako, laging of course.”

Macky Bongabong is a talented artist who used to market his artworks on Davao’s streets for P350 to P500 a piece. He was found by a member of the presidential workforce and his portray of the President is now on display screen at the Palace.

“Then nakita ako ni Sir Joey at ng Go Negosyo. I just shared my tale sa SM Lanang, a fisherman’s son, and then likely to Davao, yung damit ko tatlo lang. Pagshare ko sa Go Negosyo crew, I just poured out my coronary heart. Naiyak ako kasi I arrived from absolutely nothing,” he recalled.

In the years that adopted, Macky slowly and gradually grew his savings right up until he was equipped to get his very own great deal. “Go Negosyo actually aided me ma-uncover. I labored tough sa craft ko. I related with amazing people today. I just want to thank you, Sir Joey Concepcion, for believing in me.”

Butch Salvador, the proprietor of Motor vehicle Magic, was invited by Mon Lopez to be a component of our mentor community just about 10 decades ago.“When they begun KMME, I received the simply call. Sabi nila, we’re going to Batanes. That was the start out. We have been sent to unique locations from Batanes to Legazpi to Tuguegarao. Dinala ko na yung puso na meron si Sir Joey at Sir Mon to instruct, due to the fact it is also my enthusiasm,” he stated.

For the past 15 years, Go Negosyo has touched the life of numerous folks – no matter if it’s by way of mentors like Rosalind, Johnlu, Tommanny, and Butch, or recipients like Macky. We will carry on to generate alternatives for anyone. Rest certain that we will not prevent right until just about every Filipino has a opportunity to do well in equally business and everyday living.