Launching GTV — oh yeah!

That isn’t a great title for this post… Haha! Who places ‘oh yeah’ in a title of an article? I used to question a lot of things too, especially those done outside of rules that we know — rules that we have adhered to for the longest time. And then, I realized that sometimes, I would just follow because I was scared of being different. If I did it this way, people might think I was crazy. If I did things that way instead, people might think that I’m a bit too much (either a non-conformist rebel or a fame-hungry biatch). I realized that a lot of things that I did was just so as to conform and to be exactly like the others. By doing this, I panicked because I wasn’t achieving anything — I wasn’t happy, I wasn’t moving at the pace I wanted, and most importantly, my goal of helping 500 Filipino entrepreneurs start their own businesses by 2020 was becoming unattainable. I needed to move fast.

Mentoring Session -- image from Jean of Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy

Mentoring Session — image from Jean of Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy

Why do I want to achieve this number?
If we, the Philippines, want to stay competitive, especially with the ASEAN Integration, we need to show the world that our economy is improving. The best way to help, in our own little way, is to create jobs for the unemployed. Jobs can be made if businesses succeed. If I can help aspiring entrepreneurs create 500 new businesses by 2020, given a conservative figure of 5 people per company, that will generate 2,500 jobs. I think that’s not bad for my own goal.

Why care so much?
If my daughter will live in a generation where the parents of these children have secured their children’s futures financially, and have concentrated on bringing up their children to be morally upright, independent, confident, happy and caring individuals, I will be happy. If i can help some people from our generation (probably the parentsof these batchmates of my daughter) achieve their entrepreneurial dreams, then maybe the future will be brighter. There is so much going on in the world (and country) today — violence, hunger, hatred that I think the least I could do is concentrate on things that would be of service to the country and the world even.

GTV Love the Leap

Launch of GTV
Fear is useless. That’s what I kept on telling myself during the past months of busily preparing for the launch of this YouTube Channel called GTV: Love the Leap. I created GTV with the purpose of trying to reach more aspiring entrepreneurs and those who want to start their own businesses all around the globe. I have been creating offline workshops, but I wanted to do so much more. I then thought that YouTube would be a good platform which I could use to reach more Filipinos all over the world. Each episode would deal with specific topics like digital marketing, branding, payment channels, etc. For each episode, it would either be me talking about my own experiences or I might have a guest/s that will contribute and share their ideas.

My little but very professional production team!

My little but very professional production team!

My Personal Challenges
I’m not really comfortable at speaking in front of the camera. I really admire how the likes of my idols Marie Forleo, Ramit Sethi, etc. do it. The shoot for the teaser, where I didn’t have to speak, was pretty easy. What was really difficult was the first day of the shoot for the episodes. Oh my! I had so many takes! I really appreciate my production team headed by my good friend, April Reyles (btw, she is a really really good producer — hire her!) and Joshua Reyles (and of course with my dear husband, Ej) because without them, I couldn’t have pulled this off. They were very professional and very patient with me. They understood that I wasn’t used to this kind of a thing. Oh my gosh! I really never knew that speaking in front of the camera as compared to speaking in a conference would be more difficult!

Can you feel the stress building up in this picture? haha!

Can you feel the stress building up in this picture? haha!

Now, check out our teaser for GTV. We hope that you like it!

My wish…
I would like to invite you to subscribe to GTV by going to http://bit.ly/gtvchannel 😉 please also subscribe to my mailing list at gingerarboleda.com. Also, please feel free to email me at ginger@mommyginger.com for questions on entrepreneurship that you might have or you can email me about things or people that you think I could feature or talk about. Also, (i’ll just say this) production of this series is quite costly. If you’re a brand who’s willing to sponsor any episode or episodes, please contact me at ginger@mommyginger.com 🙂

Thank you so much for reading this! I hope that you support me in achieving my dream.

Love lots,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger

 

Love the Leap Program

As I sat in my room after the WAHMderful Masterminds session that I facilitated the other week, I thought of my vision for our country. I vowed early on, when I still had my 9-5 job, to help people achieve financial freedom by having their own businesses. I wasn’t a full time entrepreneur yet that time, but I thought to myself that when I do become one, I will have more time to help others achieve their own entrepreneurial dreams.

Fast forward to 2012, I started my own business called Manila Workshops and it was a blast! I was having so much fun being a full time entrepreneur. I had the freedom to do what ever I wanted and whenever I wanted. Of course, the first two years have been spent in building the brand and increasing revenue for us to sustain the company. I am so lucky to have a great team who needs minimal guidance and who are all competent! We have planned, launched and implemented around 100 workshops in a span of two years. Not bad for a start-up company, right?

Now that I’m about to close the books for this year and about to plan for 2015’s exciting activities, I thought of my mission and I think this is the perfect time to pick up on it once again and to do something about it. I’ve been writing articles about entrepreneurship and business and how to achieve both your personal and professional goals in this blog, but I know that that isn’t enough. I have decided to get my feet even more wet but delving into creating a program for aspiring entrepreneurs. It’s called Love the Leap Program.

Love the Leap

Love the Leap

This program is very close to my heart. Love the Leap is an intensive (and I mean INTENSIVE!) three-day program, with a gap of a week in between classes since I will be giving home works. I will be having the first run on December 2014 (December 4, 11 and 18) and this is in cooperation with vOffice, my partner venue.

Here’s the map to vOffice Fort Legend:

VOffice Fort Legend Tower in BGC, Taguig

VOffice Fort Legend Tower in BGC, Taguig

Each class will be from 9am to 5pm and for each day, I will be giving you exercises that will help you become confident enough and prepared to start your own business.

I will ONLY accommodate up to 15 people per run and the course will still continue even if I only have one student, since I really want this to be an intimate session and I only want those who are SERIOUS about starting their own businesses and those who are serious about earning more than what they are getting now with employment! I really value commitment! So if you are who I am looking for, then check out the details of this program and sign up now by visiting this link:

http://manilaworkshops.com/events/love-the-leap-2014-12

Please subscribe to my newsletter as I will be giving you the latest updates about the Love the Leap Program!

Get ready to make that big jump, leapers!

#lovetheleap

PS: For vOffice, get one month FREE Membership when you tell vOffice that Mommy Ginger (Ginger Arboleda) referred you 🙂

 

All About Entrepreneurship and the New Rich Society Program

Being an entrepreneur this day and age seems so difficult. Most of the complaints that I hear from people who want to start their own businesses are of the following topics — How to get started, Concerns on Business Registration, Where to get Capital and Unfamiliar with technology and online tools. And then, most of those who want to delve into entrepreneurship want to start on implementing different businesses all at the same time.

*image is from Death to Stock http://instagram.com/deathtostock

*image is from DeathtotheStockphoto.com http://instagram.com/deathtostock

Although it’s true that you need multiple sources of income, please don’t create various businesses and set it up all at the same time (unless you can come up with efficient processes in a day and implement it on that same week or if you’re just a silent partner for the other businesses). I have been an avid follower of Timothy Ferris. I have read his book the Four – Hour workweek and Four – hour body and in reading his book, I had a lot of realizations. One realization was that no matter how efficient you have build your processes for a certain period in time, you may need to change that after a few years in order to become more competitive and in order to adapt to your audience.

For example, a lot of you know that I built Manila Workshops almost two years ago. When I built that business, I already had set processes in place. I designed it in a way that I could step out of the daily grind of things and just oversee things and manage people, and that the only thing that I had to worry about was to look for good people to guide and concentrate on building relationships. But then, now, with the entry of competitors and the ever changing digital landscape, I am pressured to strengthen the brand and develop new processes (so watch out for that! Lol!).

Another realization was I should already be gearing up to earn passive income. Passive income means that even if you are not physically there, you’re earning big bucks from your business. Now that’s the hard part since events management requires you to really “be there” (or does it?). Again, another challenge or thing to think about!

So for entrepreneurs, you have to be constantly changing your tactics, processes and even the roles and responsibilities of your people. And you have to have that goal of earning more passive income. This lead me to agree to be one of the speakers of the New Rich Society Program.

First and foremost, what is this term? Who are the New Rich? Timothy Ferris actually mentions this in his book. The New Rich are people who make money even when they’re sleeping because they have passive income. Yes, they work hard for the money; but more importantly, they also make their money work hard for them. These are the people who work SMART rather than work HARD. How do they do this? They do this by building networks, creating systems, putting up businesses and investing in instruments that eventually become an automatic income source, making money for them year after year.

I have a secret to share. Although I keep on telling people in my mentoring sessions or even in my speaking engagements to create vision boards, I only got to create mine last month. Lol! But it has really worked for me and I keep on telling people that because I was actually amazed on how great it has worked for me. With my vision board, everything is clearer. I know where exactly I would get that passive income. The “how’s” became clearer. I don’t consider myself a part of the new rich yet (technically), but I know that I will eventually get there in 5 years.

Now, in the Philippines, a group of gentlemen (Jon Oraña, Burn Gutierrez and Fitz Villafuerte) founded the New Rich Society. The New Rich Society is an online learning series about creating multiple sources of income. Its focus is to help Filipinos discover and learn different ways to make money, so they won’t have to rely on just their job salary.

Jon Oraña is a business coach who teaches people how to become entrepreneurs at his blog, Eskapology. He is a successful internet marketer who has been helping Filipinos shift from being employees, to business owners.

Meanwhile, Burn Gutierrez is a financial education advocate and Chairman for the Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy, Inc. (OFW UsapangPiso Seminars and Online Forum).

Lastly, Fitz Villafuerte is a Registered Financial Planner (RFP) who is best known as the founder of business and finance blog, Ready To Be Rich. He is an author and a speaker-trainer for various companies and non-profit organizations.

I agreed to be a speaker because my personal goal is to really help people find ways to augment their income. I always had a lot of “rackets” and I’d like to share strategies on how I personally built all my businesses. Check out my interview for the New Rich Society by leaving your email on this link (CLICK HERE) and subscribe to the New Rich Society newsletter.

I am so honored to be one of the mentors for this program. The course will be comprised of these topics that I’m sure will be highly beneficial for those curious on having multiple streams of income:

• Making money in the stock market by Floi Wycoco
• Putting up a business and becoming an entrepreneur by Chal Lontoc
• Earning online from blogging by Ben Francia
• Investing in pooled funds by Randell Tiongson
• Building a real estate empire by Jay Castillo
• Starting an online store business by Ginger Arboleda
• Selling e-Books as a business by a “Secret Expert”
• Fast profits from forex trading by Fitz Villafuerte

So feel free to join the New Rich Society. There is a FREE video training currently ongoing. Click and learn from the New Rich Society HERE

Do you have questions that you want to raise which is related to my topic? Please do leave comments here so that I can include answering them during the program.

Legalities in Starting a Business

Starting a business nowadays can be a bit daunting, especially because one needs to understand the legalities in starting a business. I get a lot of inquiries in my Facebook page on what the steps are to register a business. Well, to give you a recap on the three main steps or government institutions that you have to go through, these are the DTI or SEC, the Local Government/Municipal Hall and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

I have written interesting articles in this blog, which I hope would help you register:

Opening a Sole Proprietorship Business: DTI Process

Opening a Sole Proprietorship Business In Taguig: Municipal Hall Process

BIR Deadlines for Single Props and Corporations

For those who want someone who can explain all of these steps and to explain further about other legalities that you should need to know as a businessman/entrepreneur, I highly suggest that you attend these two workshops:

Workshop #1: Basic Legal Strategies in Business (March 20, 2014)
Join this 3-hour course on the Basic Legal Strategies for Business on Thursday, March 20, 2014, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Bar, Tuscany Estates, Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill, Taguig, Metro Manila and learn about the procedures in complying with legal requirements in setting up a business. This workshop is brought to you by New Leaf Ventures and Manila Workshops.

Basic Legal Strategies Workshop FINAL

To sign up, please click on this link: http://manilaworkshops.com/2014/02/basic-legal-strategies-in-business-march-20-2014.html

Workshop #2: How to Start a Business (April 12, 2014)
Get tips from a lawyer! Atty. Marie Joy M. Payumo-Salgado is currently the Dean of the College of Law of St. Mary’ University in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya. She is also the Legal Counsel and the Corporate Secretary of the Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s University. She was a former Senior Partner of MENDOZA, PADILLA AND PAYUMO LAW OFFICE which handles civil and criminal cases and was a Lecturer of Constitutional Law and Legal Studies at St. Louis University in Baguio City. She finished her Masters of Laws (LL.M) at the University of Melbourne, in Victoria Australia and has completed academic requirements and public lecture for Master in Educational Management (MA E.M.). She took her Bachelor of Laws at St. Louis University.

EVENT DETAILS
Saturday, April 12, 2014
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Ortigas Foundation Library
2nd Floor Ortigas Building, Ortigas Ave. Pasig City (Beside Shell gasoline station with a McDonalds store)

To sign up, please click on this link: http://manilaworkshops.com/2013/12/how-to-start-a-business-feb-201.html

I am sure that you’ll learn a lot from these workshops. I hope to meet you as I will be personally handling these workshops! Sign up now! If you have questions, please feel free to email manilaworkshops(at)gmail(dot)com.