I’ve been to a lot of business seminars over the years, mostly sponsored by MLMs or direct selling companies and franchising offices. These organizations would usually encourage individuals to pursue businesses which sell products or services that consumers are most likely to buy not only at present, but also within the next few years, even in a decade or so, rather than build a business out of their passions or interests. Although their advice may be sound, and I have personally met a good number of professionals, as well as students, succeed in such business ventures, I am also aware that there are many passionate individuals who have made it big in the business field by simply taking their hobbies and interests to the next level. By living their passions day in and day out.
Hence, when I learned about the seminar that would help creative individuals go into business by turning their creative pursuits into profit, I did not hesitate in asking a newfound friend and fellow blogger, Veni Anabo, to connect me to her coworkers, the event organizers of Let’s Get Down to Business: Turning Your Passion Into Profit at Manila Workshops to get more information about it.
It turned out that the organizers were currently looking for social media influencers, including bloggers, and they asked if I’d be interested in helping them promote the said event through social media in exchange for a free ticket to the seminar. After getting the assurance that it would be okay for me to bring along Big ‘n Lil Sis–they’re only 13 and 10 years old, respectively–I immediately agreed to be one of their media partners, which was a first for me and SAHMotsari.
I attended the second run of Let’s Get Down to Business, which was held in Alabang, Muntinlupa City last April. That was also the second seminar by Manila Workshops I’ve been to, and I wish I could attend every single workshop that they offer, since they tend to cater to my interests (and my daughters’ too). I have discovered that their seminars/workshops are reasonably priced, usually conducted at easily accessible locations in the metro, and most importantly, facilitated by credible and engaging resource speakers.
Francis Miranda is the resource speaker for Let’s Get Down to Business: Turning Your Passion into Profit. I must tell you that from the time Francis took the mic at the beginning of the seminar until it was time to go home, there was never a dull moment. The attendees’ excitement over what Francis had to share was palpable. Everyone was wide awake and attentive.
Francis didn’t only share his own journey to becoming an entrepreneur, but other successful entrepreneurs’ as well, including those he had personally coached or worked with, who simply pursued their passions and turned them into something that would address the needs of their target markets, thereby making a living out of their hobbies and interests.
Moreover, Francis made sure that no one left the seminar room without mapping out his/her business idea, especially that workbooks were provided solely for that purpose. I, myself, finally completed the draft for a business idea that had been churning in my head for months already, and I was thankful for that. Not only did I have a clear idea of how much was at stake if I pursue it, but I also had the chance to test my ideas with my fellow participants and Francis himself too, especially that we were seated at the same table.
True to its promise, Let’s Get Down to Business helped me clarify my life objectives and dreams, assist me in finding ways to make my creative passion income-generating, and teach me the concrete steps I need to do in order to get my business started. In fact, even before the seminar was over, I already have a couple of prospective business clients, thanks to Francis and his colleague, who also attended the seminar. More, I finally got around to registering my business name at DTI and shall soon start collaborating with a graphic artist, who also created all the graphics for the workshop, for my business logo and website design.
Looking back, putting up a business can really be intimidating but shouldn’t be so hard, especially when there’s someone to help you clarify your goals and guide you in the process. To top it off, a Facebook group for Let’s Get Down to Business has been created, so that its participants may continue to support and collaborate with one another, including with Francis himself.
Be sure not to miss the last run for the year of Let’s Get Down to Business: Turning Your Passion into Profit on 8 July 2017 at BSpot Coworking in Ortigas, Pasig City. Give yourself a chance to be inspired, meet like-minded individuals, and get that push that you need to start your own business.
Moreover, receive the following two eBooks for FREE when you register at manilaworkshops.com. Hurry, as the early bird promo has been extended! Be sure to share this exciting news too. ❤