RAPPLER HANGOUTS: Can I be an independent business owner?

RAPPLER HANGOUTS: Can I be an independent business owner?
Planning to start a business? Join our hangout with independent business owners and Amway Philippines

MANILA, Philippines –  Do you want to start your own business?

Being an entrepreneur has its perks: you’re your own boss, you have creative freedom, and you get to do what you love.

But it has its share of challenges, too. For some, owning a business is like having a 24/7 job. You have to make decisions, and a mistake can put your company at risk.

How prepared are you to become an entrepreneur?

On Tuesday, April 8, Rappler hosted hangout in partnership with Amway Philippines. We want to ask: what does it take to start one’s own business? What are the common setbacks? How does a business help the community?

Our guests for this hangout were actual business owners, who combine their creative pursuits with their passion for change. They are: 

  • Dan Matutina, designer, ilustrator, and co-founder Plus63 Design Co, a design solutions company that works with homegrown and international businesses, start-ups and organizations
  • Janine Chiong, founder of Habi Footwear, a social enterprise that makes woven shoes in partnership with the moms of Kawan ni Sto. Nino
  • Jenny Chua, ‘mompreneur,’ media maven, co-founder of Pure Basics and founder of Bamboo Dappy – two environment-friendly baby products
  • Ryan Fernandez, founder of Tinta Art Workshop, photographer, president of the cancer support group Corridor of Hope Inc. and an Amway business owner

Rappler’s Executive Edge columnist Ezra Ferraz hosted this hangout.

Watch the discussion below.


You can also follow the discussion on Twitter and send in your own questions using the hashtag #MyOwnBiz. – Rappler.com

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