Jommy Teotico talks about starting a new business with the help of Pinoy Fear Factor friend Jose Sarasola.
Since showbiz jobs don’t come very often for him, Jommy Teotico has decided to venture into a small business as a source of livelihood. In an interview with ABS-CBN.com during the last taping day of Precious Hearts Romances presents Midnight Phantom where he plays a support role, Jommy talked about his plan of starting a small-scale business with fellow Pinoy Fear Factor contestant Jose Sarasola. “Magsisimula kami ng cart ng ice scramble. Gumawa kami ng original na masarap na timpla. ‘Yung ice scramble Pinoy kasi talaga ang dating tsaka wala na kami masyadong nakikitang ganun ngayon.”
Jommy further shared his plans on how to ensure that the store will be a hit among consumers. “Gusto naming maglagay una sa Araneta kasi marami ngang tao. Balak din namin sa mga MRT at LRT. ‘Yung karamihan kasi iniisip marumi ang ice scramble kasi nga marumi ‘yung yelo. Pero sisiguruhin naming malinis ‘yung sa amin at mura.”
As winner of Pinoy Fear Factor, Jommy took home two million pesos plus a house and lot in Cavite. But since the house is located outside of Metro Manila where most of his work is based, he decided to open the house for rent. “Balak ko ipaayos para maparentahan ko. At least may kita pa ako. Bihira na rin namin mabisita kasi malayo, traffic pa kadalasan. Sanay na rin ako sa lugar ko ngayon kasi mas malapit sa ABS-CBN. Mukhang hindi ako tatagal sa lugar na ‘yun kasi sobrang tahimik.”
Unfortunately though, he had to close down one of his previous business ventures which was selling car parts and accessories. “Ang hirap i-maintain. Dapat tutok ka talaga. Dapat imi-meet mo ‘yung client, ganito ganyan. Minsan hindi pa bibili, parang nasayang lang ‘yung oras mo. Binitawan ko na lang. Mas okay pa itong bagong business namin kasi alam mong may kita agad. Magtutuloy-tuloy talaga.”