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"From Kiwi Dreams to Business Realities. Conquer Hesitations!"

Updated: Aug 11, 2023

Hey there, fellow Filipinos in New Zealand! Are you dreaming of starting your own business but feeling hesitant because of limited funds and experience? Well, worry no more because we're here to give you some pinoy tips on how to overcome these obstacles and conquer the Kiwi entrepreneurial scene! Let's have some fun and get ready to unleash your inner business superstar!

"Wag Mong Sayangin ang Talento Mo, Pare!"

Don't let your talent go to waste, my friend! Identify your skills, passions, and hobbies. Look for business ideas that align with your talents. Whether you're a fantastic cook, a skilled craftsman, or a natural-born salesperson, capitalize on what you're good at. Remember, success starts with doing what you love!

"Kung Walang Budget, Be Creative, 'Te!"

Who says lack of funds should hold you back, Sis? Get creative! Start small and bootstrap your way up. Look for cost-effective alternatives, negotiate deals, and explore free marketing opportunities. Utilize social media to showcase your products or services. Remember, creativity is the key to success on a tight budget!

"Experience? Wala Yan Sa Determinasyon, Tita!"

Experience ba kamo, Tita? Who needs it when you've got determination! Don't let lack of experience discourage you. Embrace the learning curve and be open to new experiences. Surround yourself with mentors, attend workshops, and learn from successful entrepreneurs. Remember, determination can take you to places even experience can't!

"Don't Be a Siga, Be a Partner!"

Bro, in business, collaboration is key! Build partnerships and alliances with like-minded individuals or businesses. Seek out synergies where you can leverage each other's strengths. Remember, being a partner beats being a "siga" (tough guy) in the business world!

"Invest in Knowledge, Hindi Lang sa Lotto Ticket, Mare!"

Hey Mommy, invest in knowledge, not just in a lotto ticket! Expand your knowledge through books, online courses, and seminars. Take advantage of resources offered by business organizations or government agencies. Remember, investing in knowledge pays dividends in the long run!

"Tiwala Lang, Kabayan!"

Have faith in yourself! Believe in your abilities and the value you bring to the table. Surround yourself with positive and supportive people who will cheer you on. Remember, confidence is the secret sauce for success!

"Ayan mga kababayan, 'wag patatalo sa duda. Kung ayaw, may dahilan pero kung gusto, may paraan!"

Don't let lack of funds or experience stop you from pursuing your entrepreneurial dreams in New Zealand. You can overcome any hesitation and become the next business superstar. Remember, business success is a journey filled with laughter, challenges, and triumphs. So go out there, have fun, and show the Kiwi entrepreneurial scene what we Filipinos are made of! "Happy ka na, May negosyo ka pa!"

-by Paul F., NZPBC Media and Innovate Marketing NZ director

Image by jcomp on Freepik

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