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Covid-19 Pinay Entrepreneurship Fridays

  • May 15, 2020
  • June 19, 2020
  • 6 sessions
  • May 15, 2020, 3:00 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • May 22, 2020, 3:00 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • May 29, 2020, 3:00 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • June 05, 2020, 3:00 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • June 12, 2020, 3:00 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • June 19, 2020, 3:00 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
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Covid-19 Pinay Entrepreneurship Fridays

Speakers are business owners from start-ups (1-5 years) to mature businesses (over 10 years) representing a variety of industries e.g. restaurant, technology, animation, food manufacturing, agriculture, product manufacturing, beauty and fashion, services in home design, brand management and legal.

Business coaching and femtoring are available by matching entrepreneurs who need help on transforming their business by re-developing business plans, re-thinking operations including how to leverage available grants and loans with business owners who have the expertise. 

The sessions are grouped under the 4 Options of Entrepreneurship:

  • Starting a Practice
  • Purchasing a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business
  • Starting a Business from Scratch

Online Zoom Meetings scheduled weekly on Fridays for nine weeks April 24 thru June 19.

Overview of the 4 Options of Entrepreneurship by Marily Mondejar, CEO, Filipina Women's Network.

  • April 24: Starting a Practice and a Business from Scratch by Kristen Brillantes, Co-Founder & CEO, The Sarap Shop (USA)
  • May 1: Shifting My Business Focus by Cola Paclibar, Founder/Director, GVOM Limited (Hong Kong and Australia)
  • May 8: 
    • Necessity is the mother of all Innovation: Creating a business during and post COVID-19: Charlene Consolacion, Founder and CEO, Biig (USA)
    • Adjusting your business in the new Normal: Marla Rausch, CEO, Animation Vertigo (USA and Philippines)
  • May 15: Entrepreneurial Journeys of 2 Mature Businesses:
  • Charina Palomares Garcia, Esq., Partner, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP (USA)
  • Nana Luz, Founder and CEO, Softype Inc. (USA, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines)
  • May 22:  Make Me A Filipina Millionaire. Where's the money?
    • Equity Financing – Friends & Family, Angel, VC: Marylou Garcia, Managing Director, Expense Reduction Analysts and Angel Investor (USA)
    • Debt Financing – Loans, SBA, qualifications: Wells Fargo Rachelle Cayanan, VP and Commercial Banker of Wells Fargo,
  • May 29: 
    • Purchasing a Franchise: Sherill Quintana, Founder & CEO, Oryspa Spa Solutions, Inc. (PHILIPPINES)
    • Starting and Growing a Multi-awarded Law Practice: Lorna Kapunan, Esq., Founding Partner, Kapunan & Castillo Law Offices (PHILIPPINES) 
  • June 5: 
    • Starting a Practice: Vina Lustado, Founder of Sol Haus Design (USA)
    • Managing a Family Business: Georgitta Puyat, Chairman, Philippine Orchard Corporation (PHILIPPINES) (invited)
  • June 12:
    • Starting a Business from an Idea: Christen Montero, Chief Marketing Officer, Blue (USA)
    • Growing a Family Business: Susie Quesada, President, Ramar Foods International (USA, worldwide) (invited)
  • June 19: Managing Risk for Small Businesses
    • Benel Se-Liban, CPA, Managing Partner, JBC Group (USA)

    • Maria Fides Balita, Partner, CPA, Adelfia LLC (USA)
  • June 26: 
    • Monetizing My YouTube Show by 

      Nina Carpio, Online Influencer via "Smile Like Nina" and "Morena" Series (DUBAI, UAE)
    • From Rock Band Star to Fashion Brand by Angie Adams, Owner/Director, Question Everything Ltd. (LONDON, UK)  (invited)

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The current global pandemic has had a severe economic impact on small businesses. To help Filipina business owners, FWN created the Entrepreneur Speaker Series to provide actionable and innovative ideas on how small businesses can transform existing business models to survive and thrive during these difficult economic times. 

Speakers are business owners from start-ups (1-5 years) to mature businesses (over 10 years) representing a variety of industries e.g. restaurant, technology, animation, food manufacturing, agriculture, product manufacturing, beauty and fashion, services in home design, brand management and legal.

Business coaching and femtoring are available by matching entrepreneurs who need help on transforming their business by re-developing business plans, re-thinking operations including how to leverage available grants and loans with business owners who have the expertise. 

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