Many thanks to those who bought The WE Entrepreneur book (co-authored with Mansmith CEO, Chiqui Escareal-Go). For several months now, it is the no. 1 book on entrepreneurship at National Book Store as readers appreciate the 10 building blocks to entrepreneurial authenticity.
Reinforcing the market acceptance of The WE Entrepreneur and in celebration of both Mansmith and Fielders, Inc.’s 20th anniversary as well as my 25th anniversary as an entrepreneur, a social enterprise was launched last October 8, 2010, focusing on the educational and developmental needs of small and medium scale (SME) entrepreneurs, with unwavering support from Inquirer, BusinessWorld, Entrepreneur magazine, Go Negosyo, Malayan Insurance and the Abenson and Waltermart group, with many more institutional supports expected to come in as of press time.
A quick and practical four-question research gave us interesting insights about entrepreneurial education. Some of the responses we gathered ranged from existing entrepreneurial courses to be too long, too technical and too expensive, to being too academic. This led us to the formulation of a new training company for SME entrepreneurs called “Day 8 Business Academy, Inc.” and with this came a game changing four-point manifesto with the acronym 4Fs representing Freedom, Face, Frugality and Facilitation. The name Day 8 came from a biblical inspiration of new beginnings while the number 8 symbolizes prosperity for many businessmen. Read more