Right attitude ‘important for future entrepreneurs’-A A +A
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
STUDENTS who dream of becoming successful entrepreneurs should plant the “right seeds” of attitude, the Go Negosyo team said.
“It starts with the right attitude, and where else would you get that apart from home, it’s in school,” said Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion in a recent entrepreneurship summit.
Citing his business experience, Concepcion, who is the chairman and chief executive officer of RFM Corp., said business requires the right attitude on top of self-study and research.
Don’t stop learning
“Entrepreneurship is not the only pathway to success; this is only an alternative one.
Not everyone who gets into this course will be successful but a person with a persevering attitude in life mostly attains success in this field,” said Concepcion, the founder of Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship.
“Aspiring entrepreneurs should never stop learning,” he said.
Entrepreneurs supported Concepcion’s advice, saying that a big part of their business
success was drawn from the inspiration they got from mentors, friends and families.
Haresh Hiranand of Glorious Commercial Exports said that if he had the chance to revive the opportunities he missed when he was younger, he would learn to become a good listener and get involved in the community.
He said that young students should never miss getting involved in entrepreneurship summits as they present a lot of opportunities and insights that would be beneficial in the future.
“The generation now is luckier than us before,” Hiranand said, referring to entrepreneurial summits being organized by various groups. “Students should take advantage of this kind of opportunities,” he said.
Ray Gapuz, founder of R.A. Gapuz Review Center, said his success in the business was a product of hard work, an attitude he adopted when he was a working student in college.
Tommany Tan of Fern Inc. advised aspiring entrepreneurs should do their best on whatever they pursue, whether they go into business or work for a company.
“Being the best means believing in yourself, having that enthusiasm, excellence and passion; getting the right skills needed especially in school and home; and creating a team, because you cannot go through life and in business alone,” Tan said.
“Anybody can jump right in and take their shot in the business…but you have to invest in yourself by finding the right partner. Invest in your visions and surround yourself with people that can compliment your skills,” added Edmun Liu, chief executive officer of Oakridge Realty Development.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 11, 2012.