How did the idea for your business come about?
I grew up hearing the sounds of a sewing machine and scissors cutting garments upon garments that my mother would eventually make into a dress. Due to my desire to have a better life, I persevered and finished college, I worked in different companies in the Philippines and I even worked abroad, but at the end of it all I realized that my mother is getting older by the day and that her legacy should not go to waste.
How do you balance your entrepinay life with your family and friends?
Sometimes I also wonder how I get to finish all my activities for the day, though I know of one secret and that is to start your day with a prayer even if you’re very busy never forget to pray and everything turns out smoothly. With this I know that even if there are problems to come, God will always be bigger than those problems. I also make it a point to have time for my family and friends, because for me, success is having a peaceful and healthy family of course alongside my friends who always supports me.
What is the biggest challenge of being an entrepinay in the time of COVID-19?
OMG!! This pandemic has been really terrible for us, we lost our job, and it’s hard to continue on without a stable income especially when thinking about my employees and not being able to pay their wages, some of them even left for other opportunities but always remember that “ Hindi kayang patumbahin ng Pandemic and mga pangarap natin” and we need to continue going forward even when we progress slowly, what’s important is that we don’t stop…..Soon we’d be written in history as those who survived the pandemic.
What’s the best advice you have received in business that you wish to pass on to aspiring entrepinay?
My mother always said that ‘Maging matiyaga ka sa ano mang gagawin mo at sigiraduhin mong maayos and trabaho mo at habaan mo ang pasensya mo sa mga customers mo.” I will also add that you have to enjoy in what you do and to be true to your customers.
What do you think is your advantage as a mommy entrepinay?
Mothers are great!! They are very flexible, and they have unyielding patience (probably from taking care of the household). They are very witty and wise and most of all they are very caring for their family and of course to their clients as well.