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Going Pro Recap – Part 1

By July 2, 2012 No Comments

Going Pro Recap (Part 1)

Workshops and seminars are only good if the questions of the participants are answered. If their concerns are not met, then the workshop has failed. Part 1 of our Going Pro series have just concluded last Saturday, June 30. We had 19 participants in total which is more than what we were expecting. Participants came in with an open mind and an eagerness to learn how to set up their businesses legally. The question in everyone’s mind that needs to be answered at the end of this workshop is, “How to set up a business (in the Philippines?)”

Portfolio MNL started the session with the good, ol’ “Introduce Yourself” to get the participants warmed up with each other. After everyone got to know each other, the agenda for the afternoon begins. The topics starts with knowing what you want to start, whether it is a sole proprietor, a partnership or a corporation. The speakers also tackled the issue on how much do you charge and other basics of building your own business.

One of the attendees, Cristina Raposa, who’s in the fashion industry, tweeted:

https://twitter.com/marsirap/status/218970027855065088

Of course, after everything has been said and done, Going Pro is still a pretty hard topic to digest because of a lot of technical details and legalities that one has to know. But one of our participants put it this way:

https://twitter.com/tweetsbylia/status/218966252159381504

Yes, baby steps towards something great. As the old adage says, “Slowly, but surely.” Overall, it was a great start for the whole series. Check out our Facebook page to see photos of the event.

 

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