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TBP Podcast 77 : Elevating Your Business’ Product and…

Entrepreneurs are born innovators. They seek to become a better version of themselves. They are driven by their passions because of their will to improve themselves and the people around them. If you’re looking to start a venture, where business and passion meet, then by all means go ahead. Entrepreneurship is an open path that we can all take.

We invited Gio Visitacion, owner of the Good Cup Coffee Company, and the Philippine Brewer’s Cup Champion of 2020. Starting as a DJ, Gio has found his passion for coffee and has found a way to bring quality products and service to Cebu.

In this episode, Gio talks about when, how, and why he has decided to venture into a coffee business. He shares his extensive education with coffee, how he’s established his business in Cebu, and his business’ transition during the pandemic. He also opens up about a sensitive incident that leads them to shift their priorities and vision.

Join us as we talk about coffee, going digital, finding ways to cater to customers, and moving forward despite the many ups and downs. If you’re interested in coffee and good company then this is an episode that you don’t want to miss!

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  • Gio started as a DJ and found his passion for coffee from his memorable experience in Makati, then decided to pursue coffee as a career.
  • Gio shares his passion for coffee, its many nuances, and how his business aims to give value and experience to its customers.
  • He talks about Good Cup Coffee Co.’s transition into the pandemic, the great shift from their routine, and how they have coped with a business stopping incident.
  • Deconstruct your business. Find out what your niche wants, cater to their needs, and find a way to address this without crippling your company’s ability to deliver your product. Become a customer-centric business first and foremost.
  • With the current pandemic, businesses are struggling to keep afloat. Gio talks about how the current economy has impacted employees, business owners, and Cebu in general.

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TBP Podcast 76 : Diving Into Ventures, Staying True…

Entrepreneurs are creative geniuses. They pursue their passions, build them into a business, and allow them to grow. Investing in smart decisions and looking for opportunities is what makes them flourish. Our guest for today is someone who is an entrepreneur at heart.

In this episode, we invite Jumbo Climaco. He is the managing partner of Albur’s restaurant and President of JBC Unlimited Corporation for Skybass Indoor and Outdoor Comfort. He talks about his early exposure to entrepreneurship, his passion for success, and how he has transitioned and adapted his businesses in the pandemic.

If you are interested in starting a business are looking for inspiration, then this episode is for you!

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  • Jumbo highlights his early ventures, starting with a kiosk and footwear business.
  • Making smart decisions and having foresight is important as an entrepreneur.
  • Jumbo talks about how he got involved with Albur’s, looking for partnerships, and how they have adapted to the pandemic.
  • He talks about the “COVID skill”, learning how to cook during the pandemic, and how this has helped him with his restaurant business.
  • Jumbo talks about Skybass Indoor and Outdoor Comfort and making his business accessible throughout the Philippines.

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TBP Podcast 75: Women in Power! Creating a Successful…

Inspiration and passion come hand in hand with being an entrepreneur. In the entrepreneurial world, ideas that turn into successful businesses are rare occurrences. Our guest for today is a businesswoman that seeks to empower other women and provide jobs for them while creating a successful business in Cebu.

In this episode, we invite Kimberley Therese Gothong, Founder, President, and COO of Mrs. Clean Housekeeping Services. She talks about what inspired her to create Mrs. Clean, adapting to the pandemic, and why it’s important to support local.

If you are interested in growing your business, creating a rich business environment, women empowerment, and building your business from the ground up, then this episode is for you!

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  • Kimberley shares her vision and mission when she created Mrs. Clean
  • She shares about her viral moment and how she dealt with that experience with grace and responsibility
  • Kimberley talks about transitioning into the pandemic and valuing the quality of service that they provide
  • Value your employees as if they’re family – be responsible with your business as well as your people
  • How to deal with complaints and learn from them

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TBP Podcast 74: Becoming a Food Fusion Mastermind With…

Finding success in life can sprout from the most unexpected events. As an entrepreneur, it is your vision and passion that can change these events into meaningful ventures. Sparking your creativity and ingenuity takes a small flash of inspiration – but a whole lot of hard work and dedication.

In this episode, we invite Lenmar C. Gonzales, an entrepreneur and Sisig Teriyaki genius that has been awarded by Unilever Panlasang Pinoy Food Innovation as one of the top recipes of 2019. He shares his passion and inspiration with food. He gives insights on what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how you can create a product of your own through the power of observation – and of course hard work.

If you are interested in food, business, and combining the two, then you don’t want to miss this episode!

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  • Why it’s important to boost your creativity when it comes to entrepreneurship
  • Lenmar shares his experiences traveling in Japan and finding the inspiration to create Sisig Teriyaki
  • Opening a business in a pandemic is a tough venture. Lenmar talks about how he transitioned his business into the online space.
  • He shares about his unique business model and why this works – and how this helps local business owner aspirants.
  • Lenmar shares his vision for the future, his goal to become the local “McDonalds”, and how he aims to bring his food to every Cebuano.
  • See everything with a creative mind. Business opportunities are all around you as long as you focus on your vision and goals.

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TBP Podcast 73: Bouncing Back From a Failed Venture…

Innovation comes with the changing of the times and with the digital age we see ourselves transitioning more into the internet. Businesses need to learn how to adapt and cater to their market according to the current trends. If you want to learn more about building your business, scaling, and creating an environment where we, Filipinos, can have the creative freedom and be in control then our guest for today is someone who can give a more insightful view on it.

In this episode, we invite Franbeau “Franz” Beduya the co-founder of Agency Rocket Fuel and Managing Partner at Augmen Digital. Starting from a young age he has been exposed to entrepreneurship. From his experiences, he has now managed to become an expert in his field. He talks about his entrepreneurial journey, recovering from a failed venture, and starting a consulting agency.

If you are interested in creating your own business, learning how to go about scaling, and just want general advice on the entrepreneurial do’s and don’ts then this episode is for you!

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  • Franz talks about his early freelancing days leading up to his eventual position at Augmen Digital
  • What is Augmen Digital and Agency Rocket Fuel and what their processes are when it comes to dealing with clients
  • How to free yourself, as a business owner, in order to allow your business to scale
  • The importance of interacting with your market and having a different approach to dealing with clients
  • Franz gives advice on getting started as an entrepreneur
  • Finding a problem, looking for a solution, and reaching out to your market

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TBP Podcast 71: How the Hotel Industry is Adapting…

With the current pandemic, most business owners have had to adapt to the new normal. Entrepreneurs in different industries are struggling but the thing is, being an entrepreneur means you have the vision and passion to overcome difficulties. Our guest for this episode is someone who has had to learn and rise to where he is, starting from the bottom.

In this episode, we invite Aaron Que the Executive Vice President of Golden Prince Hotel and Suites and Golden Valley Hotel. He is a trainer, mentor, and speaker. He talks about the organizational transition of Golden Suites, how they have adapted to the pandemic so far, and how he started his entrepreneurial journey.

If you are interested in learning about the effects of the pandemic on different businesses in Cebu, learning how to transition to the new normal, and listening to our guest’s inspiring journey towards where he is today. You don’t want to miss this episode!

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  • Aaron describes the transition of how they operate in the new normal
  • How Aaron implements a “Learning Organization”
  • How his hotels are operating within the new normal
  • Aaron discusses the differences that he and his team have observed, operation wise, when it comes to the new normal
  • Aaron talks about the strategies and long term plans of the Golden Prince Hotel and Suites

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TBP Podcast 68: Growing an Online Freelance Community with…

Everyone aspires to find their life’s purpose and find success in what they love. Being successful is not easy – you have to build your mindset, be in a community that accepts your ideals, and many more. In the entrepreneurial world, nothing is impossible; you can find profit as long as you commit to your vision. Our guest for this episode is a founder of one of the country’s biggest freelancing community.

In this episode, we invite CJ Cajoles, the founder of the Online Filipino Freelancers Community. CJ is an entrepreneur and a mentor – and a loving mom. She talks about how she got into the freelancing scene, building a community, and mentorship.

If you are interested in Freelancing, E-commerce, Mentorship, or just looking for an inspiring and educational way to pass your time – then you don’t want to miss this episode!

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  • How CJ Cajoles talks about how she founded one of the country’s biggest freelancing community, the Online Filipino Freelancers.
  • Becoming an influencer and how CJ was able to influence the people around her – especially her family.
  • What is the importance of finding the right mentor?
  • CJ talks about her business and finding a way to thrive amidst the Pandemic.
  • Why you should put yourself out there and follow your life’s purpose.
  • How does your mindset affect yourself? And how can you improve your mindset?

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TBP Podcast 67: Speak up! Why you should Value…

To be able to succeed, we need the appropriate skills and knowledge that will bring us to the top. No man is an island – in our daily lives, proper communication is the key to reach greater heights. In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, leadership should also include communication skills. Our guest for this episode is a seasoned public speaker and brings a new perspective on communication and leadership.

In this episode, we invite Julius Cruz, an Area Director of Toastmasters International, a certified Team John Maxwell Speaker, and a speaking coach. He talks about public speaking, Emphatic Listening, empowering others, and many more.

If you are interested in or planning to go into public speaking, learning about the values in leadership, or looking for inspiring and educational content – then you don’t want to miss this episode!

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  • What inspired Julius to join Toastmasters?
  • Why do we need communication to become a proper leader?
  • Why is listening with the intent to reply and understand important?
  • The KLT principle: Know, Like, and Trust.
  • What is The John Maxwell Team?
  • Leadership that values empowering others while leading yourself.
  • Julius explains why public speaking is all about adding value to the audience.
  • What is Julius’ purpose in life, and how his public speaking skill has brought him to where he is today?

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TBP Podcast 66: From freelancing to creating a successful…

Aspiring to achieve something great is normal for everybody. We may excel in different fields but in the end, the ultimate goal is to improve and become a better version of who you are. In the world of entrepreneurship, there’s always obstacles that each one of us must overcome. Our guest for this episode is someone who has a burning passion and someone who believes in creating something that has an impact on the people around her. 

In this episode we invite Fleire Castro, the Managing Founder of Third Team Media. She is a Digital Marketing Consultant and aims to help fellow entrepreneurs build, launch and promote their products and brands. She talks about her humble beginnings and how her company has become the success that it has become today.

Join us as we talk about digital marketing, pursuing your passion, connecting with peers, and achieving your goals. If you are curious and want to know more about the concept of Founder’s Mastermind and want to be a part of a community for entrepreneurs then you don’t want to miss this episode!

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  • Fleire’s origin story, starting with her unexpected move from home.
  • Fleire talks about finding her passion and powering through getting fired and eventually working online.
  • Starting Third Team Media and how it has progressed from Fleire’s personal project into an established company.
  • The concept of peer mentoring and Founder’s Mastermind.
  • Fleire talks about experiencing burnout as a business owner.
  • Creating a line between personal and professional relationships.
  • As Third Team Media reaches its 10 year anniversary, Fleire gives light on how her company became a success.

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TBP Podcast 64: Branding, digital marketing and strengthening your…

As a business owner and an aspiring entrepreneur putting your brand out there is a hurdle that most find the hardest to achieve. In digital marketing we need to nurture our mindset and our objectives. Our guest for this episode is someone who specialises in digital marketing and mentoring entrepreneurs around the Philippines.

In this episode we invited Ben Francia, a digital marketing consultant and strategist. He is currently running his own agency, Francia Digital Marketing. He talks about creating an online presence, building relationships between clients and customers, and building your mindset.

Join us as we talk about business, the current digital marketing scene, and strategies towards growing your own business. If you are new to digital marketing and want to boost your own brand then this episode is for you!

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  • Ben Francia talks about his backstory, expertise, and passion in regards to Digital Marketing.
  • The mentality behind teaching and sharing your expertise as a way to grow your own business.
  • How to craft your own story as a brand – starting with your purpose.
  • Ben shares his mindset on how he approaches digital marketing and learning how to do something by doing it.
  • How selling out results in the possible decline in customers and clients, and why you should keep Permission Marketing in mind.
  • Building your mindset before thinking about tactics, strategies, and creating results.
  • Surrounding yourself and connecting with people that you aspire to be.
  • Pursuing your business venture is never easy, Ben says just do it.
  • Committing to both your day time job and building your side business.

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