Jimenez: Entrep Course costing Parents a Fortune-A A +A
Thursday, October 3, 2013
BUSINESS ventures have evolved in the country today as many different types of adventures on business ventures enter the business scene nowadays. There are those sago cool drinks, pizza and pasta gimmicks, frozen beer, chilled sodas, iced coffee and lately those different types of tea in powder form.
Sad to even hear that in Iloilo City there were reported ten customers who were allegedly feeling poisoned and hospitalized. More to it, a report came out that one passed away although investigations are still ongoing when they were traced to a so-called milk tea establishment in a popular night destination in that city.
But some parents have aired their sour feelings that their children opted to take the course said to be known as Entrepreneurship. As known to many, entrepreneurship is undertaking a business venture that starts with a very minimum capitalization since it is a test ground for the entrepreneur to try out such a business. This means that a very modest capitalization is required and the business venture may be a newly created one. The point is it requires minimum capitalization like maybe the banana or camote barbeque and ice scramble fad of yesteryears or the like.
The parents, though, were shocked, never amazed neither amused that their student children were asked to prepare investments by thousands and thousands of pesos as if they are opening a modest large venture. It was claimed that some parents were asked by their loving and caring children the money of as much as from fifty thousand to a hundred thousand pesos. Now this is not a joke, not even for a more affluent family.
The students are required to register the business venture with the Department of Trade getting permit for business names and the government agencies. A mother cried because she had to loan money from friends and relatives to make sure her child passes the requirement. Where will I get the money for this course of my baby girl, said the mother?
Is the way the modern DepEd conform to the requirements of education in this country? Whatever it is, the reactions came from the parents and they know better what they could afford or not? The tycoons learned the trade by being hard-working individuals with all the basic sacrifices in life in order to go up the ladder of business success. And most of them never even finished schooling. Amen … pity the parents.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 03, 2013.