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TBP Podcast 016: Taking a Leap of Faith in…

In today’s episode of The Big Picture Podcast, we sat down with Seph Aparente, a creative photographer and the co-founder of Sonder Films. Seph has been doing wedding photography for 2 years now. She shares how her hobby became her full-time profession. She also shares her experiences as a photographer. You will learn more about taking a leap of faith, commitment, building your brand and a lot more from this episode.

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Show Nuggets:

  • How Seph started her photography career
  • Moving back to Cebu and becoming a full-time wedding photographer
  • Meeting a coordinator and a stylist and being offered a gig
  • Accepting projects
  • Her parents’ vision
  • Understanding photography
  • Getting into the industry
  • Doing what you love and making it as your job
  • Getting inspirations from other photographers
  • Quality, customer service, and satisfaction
  • What Seph’s team looks like
  • Popular months for weddings
  • Wedding photography basic package
  • Wedding industry in Cebu vs Manila
  • Selling your value as a professional and as an artist
  • Customer feedback
  • Creating and building her brand
  • Getting clients
  • Destination wedding photography
  • Marketing her brand
  • Building Saunder Films
  • Seph’s advice to young aspirants
  • Her mentors and inspirations

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TBP Podcast 015: Transitioning from Software Developer to Startup…

In today’s episode of The Big Picture Podcast, we sat down with Mark John Buenconsejo, the co-founder of Caresharing. He also does consulting work at Next Level where he helps software companies and software developer teams build software.

Mark John has been in the industry for some time and has seen different types of start-ups and businesses. We will learn from him on what makes a successful business start-up.

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  • His role in Caresharing
  • Mark’s career background
  • How he got into programming work while in college
  • What a start-up is
  • His role in helping start-ups
  • Bridging his works from before up to the present
  • Their challenges now
  • Building a company and working with the community
  • Shifting into consultancy work
  • How he usually gets to meet his clients
  • Trying out consulting for the next few years
  • His typical day as a consultant
  • Having a generalist role
  • Pricing
  • How his week looks like
  • Common problems he notices in a team/company
  • How he shows himself that he is of value
  • The best feedback he received
  • And much more!

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TBP Podcast 014: How a Solution to a Problem…

In today’s episode of The Big Picture Podcast, we sat down with Eddie Ybañez, the brain behind the innovative on-demand platform Micab. The IT graduate from Cebu Institute of Technology first worked as a web developer before starting the company in 2012. In an effort to create a solution to a problem he experienced himself, he created Micab.

Fast forward a few years after, he met his co-founder in a startup weekend event, landed a deal with one of Cebu’s biggest taxi operators, and the rest they say is history. If you have something ingenious in mind and you are considering turning it into a lucrative business, this is one episode you can’t afford to miss!

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Show Nuggets:

  • Updates from the hosts
  • Eddie’s journey from being an intern to being an entrepreneur
  • How and why he started Micab
  • The creation of Micab as a solution to a problem
  • Micab’s business model
  • Earning through advertising
  • How on-demand advertising works
  • How they gather demographic information to analyze target demands
  • Micab as Eddie’s master thesis
  • Partnership and fundings
  • Pitching Micab to one of the taxi operators in Cebu
  • Why they switched from booking service to advertising
  • What prompted them to switch into advertising
  • The company’s existing business model
  • Tracking impressions
  • Difficulties he encountered
  • Managing the company
  • Future plans of Micab
  • And much more!

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What It Takes to Start a Clothing Line with Carlos Canga of Elated Industries Podcast

TBP Podcast 013: What It Takes to Start a…

In today’s episode of The Big Picture Podcast, we interviewed Carlos Canga of Elated Industries. He and a few friends started a clothing brand and decided to go big! That said, they went ahead and put up a store in Ayala Mall Cebu, which probably has one of the highest rental rates. After a couple of years, they’re keeping up! Elated Industries with the vision of Carlos has built a brand built for the “elated” individuals and offer not your ‘any kind’ of products. Learn about Carlos’ journey and how you can possibly start a brand that tells a story. This is one you shouldn’t miss!

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  • How Carlos and his friends started Elated Industries
  • Why they chose a clothing line as a business
  • Acknowledging your weakness and finding partners
  • The team behind Elated Industries
  • Why start a clothing company?
  • Passion vs Profitability
  • What makes Elated different from other clothing company
  • Importance of defining the market
  • How telling a story translates into customer loyalty
  • Automating the process
  • Translating the “passion” to the staff
  • The scalability of the business
  • Difficult decisions he had made
  • What’s next for Elated Industries
  • How Carlos markets Elated Industries brand
  • What is an “Elated” guy
  • The feeling of having a store in Ayala Cebu
  • And much more!

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Inside Elated Industries Studio

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From Friends to Business Partners with the Guys Behind Brass Podcast

TBP Podcast 012: From Friends to Business Partners with…

One of the best ways to start a business is to start with partners. Although it’s not specified if it should be friends or new acquaintances, the guys behind BRASS certainly believe they can do it as good old friends. Meet Ivin, Schubert, and Eric — the individuals behind BRASS, a barbershop for gentlemen! Discover how these three friends since high school recently started a business with a big vision of creating a barbershop/lounge exclusive for men!

In this episode of The Big Picture Podcast, learn how they started without prior experience to a service type of business, how they manage their barbershop, and how they face the struggles of a new business. Don’t miss it!

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Show Nuggets:

  • Who are the men behind Brass
  • The story behind the Barbershop
  • Business Partnership with Friends
  • Men deserve pampering too!
  • How it’s really like to start a business from scratch
  • Their individual roles in the business
  • What makes this barbershop unique?
  • Separating themselves from competition through their service
  • Challenges faced during the first few months
  • Utilizing customer feedbacks
  • How they market Brass
  • Their future plans
  • And much more!

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Inside BRASS

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How to Get 20k Followers on Instagram with Wang Borja Podcast

TBP Podcast 011: How to Get 20k Followers on…

If you ever wondered what it’s like to have 20k or more followers on Instagram, then this episode is for you! Here in the The Big Picture Podcast, we try to invite as many interesting individuals who are doing what they love and Dave’s lucky to meet one. Meet Wang Borja from Siargao. He has over 20k followers on Instagram and is now able to earn from it! He also does this while still at the age of 18! Learn all about how to get more followers on Social Media, how to convert follows and likes to sponsorships, and how to stay real online on this episode!

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Show Nuggets:

  • What do Online Influencers actually do?
  • Being authentic online
  • How “Likes” and “Followers” convert into money
  • Techniques on how to gain “Organic” Followers
  • The Importance of posting during Primetime Hours
  • How to become an Online Influencer
  • How do #Hashtags work?
  • The risk at the beginning and the success over time
  • Wang’s tips for aspiring Online Influencers
  • What motivated Wang to grow his network and earn online
  • How blogging helped Wang in gaining more followers on Instagram
  • And much more!

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Pursuing a Goal Greater than Himself with Surf Photographer Gaps Sabuero Podcast

TBP Podcast 010: Pursuing a Goal Greater than Himself…

In today’s episode of The Big Picture Podcast, we show you the life of someone who left everything behind and just carried a few board shorts and a camera to Siargao. Gaps Sabuero, a photographer from Siargao and one of RedBull Illume’s Photography finalist, has a very interesting story of finding one’s career. It’s amazing how a simple decision could change one’s life. Now, he’s following his passion living in one of the best islands in the Philippines, and pursuing a goal greater than himself! If you’re someone who wants to know what it’s like to follow your passion and to never look back, then this podcast is for you!

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Show Nuggets:

  • Gap’s life story that led him to discover his career path
  • How Gaps got into photography
  • Photography and his Surfing Lifestyle
  • Gap’s big break
  • Photography – from a hobby to a business
  • Gap’s future projects
  • How Gaps manages his lifestyle financially
  • And much more!

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Gaps in action!

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The Big Picture’s Midyear Review Podcast

TBP Podcast 009: A Midyear Review – Our Successes…

Wow! It’s the half of the year already! That went by fast! So… where are you now? Also, where are we now? In today’s episode of The Big Picture Podcast, we share with you our midyear review where we talk about what happened for the past few months since starting the podcast, some valuable lessons learned from our guests, and what to look forward to in the future. If you think you haven’t started strong this year, don’t worry for there is still more to come — as long as you don’t give up! Don’t miss it!

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Show Nuggets:

  • How’s The Big Picture Podcast doing so far?
  • TBP Podcast Struggles and Progress
  • The Big Picture Guests recap
  • Lessons learned from TBP episodes
  • Joseph’s Vlog
  • Joseph’s Transformation Story
  • Pygmalion theory (Self-fulfilling Prophecy)
  • Dave’s realization as an entrepreneur and a traveler
  • Building systems in your business
  • Mid Year Life Changes
  • And much more!

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TBP Podcast 008: From Selling Shirts to Starting a…

In today’s episode of The Big Picture Podcast, we have Carlobien of Aframe Surfing Company. He shares the story behind the startup and how it became a company. You will learn how to start a business with your hobby, the struggles and the lessons of starting a company with friends, as well as the beauty of starting something you love.

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  • History of Aframe
  • The struggles of a startup
  • Transitioning from “fun” to a “serious” company
  • How the team was formed
  • Advice on forming a business with friends
  • Funding the business
  • Importance of having a structure
  • The next big thing for Aframe
  • What is success for Carlobien?
  • And much more!

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  • Just go to Aframe Contact Page Directly

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Passion and Projects with Jen Murillo Podcast

TBP Podcast 007: Passion and Projects with Jen Murillo

Some people are scared of following what they are passionate about because it might not work out. However, our guest today thinks otherwise! In today’s episode of The Big Picture Podcast, we sit down with Jen Murillo. She has gone a long way from various jobs (including cleaning restrooms!) to following her passion and earning at the same time! Now she takes pride on only taking projects that are a mix of being creative and purposeful. Discover the reason behind this and how she keeps this all together while building an amazing online presence!

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Show Nuggets:

  • Jens’ story
  • What is Passion and Projects
  • Finding her true passion
  • Making her passion her business
  • How her business works
  • Her thoughts on BPO
  • Having a clear why
  • Helping others so that they can help you
  • The struggle of supporting your dreams
  • Vlogging and building your online presence
  • Her advice to anyone starting out with their passion

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