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Gladys Reyes shares tips on becoming a mommy entrepreneur

Actress and business owner Gladys Reyes reveals some of her learnings from starting a business during the pandemic.

BY
Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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05/19/2021 05:02 PM
Gladys Reyes shares tips on becoming a mommy entrepreneur
Photo Credit: @iamgladysreyes Instagram

Gladys Reyes and husband Christopher Roxas branched out into the food business after opening a restaurant and catering business.

“Meron kaming mga negosyo. We’re into the food business so we have this restaurant in San Pedro, Laguna it’s called Antero’s. So ito ay Mexican and Filipino food ino-offer namin. Pero we had to adapt also with the current situation. So dahil bawal pa mag-dine in, kaya naisip namin na puwede din kami mag-deliver ng mga food. Same with our Sommereux catering. Sommereux is our last name so naisip namin ito I think two years ago. Imagine February namin ni-launch ito tapos March nag-pandemic na. So medyo malaking pagsubok yun pero sa awa naman ng Diyos ay nalampasan na namin ito,” Gladys said during the Orabella Direct Selling Inc., online event held last May 15. 

READ: Gladys Reyes and husband Christopher Roxas open a catering business amidst the pandemic


The 43-year-old actress also shared her best mompreneur tips while hosting the recent Orabella event.

“Kapag papasok tayo sa isang negosyo, though hindi naman ako ganun ka-expert talaga pagdating sa pagne-negosyo, pero natutunan ko na rin kasi kailangan pag-aralan natin kung ano yugn pinapasok nating negosyo. Siguro naman hindi na kailangan i-memorize yan. Importante po yan. Mas okay kung yung papasukin mong negosyo, yun yung passion mo, hindi lang dahi uso lang yun. At alam dapat natin yung pasikot sikot ng megosyong papasukin natin. So importante maging masigasig tayo na matuto ng mga bagong kaalaman tungkol dun sa negosyo. Halimbawa, paano yung marketing nun, product knowledge, sales, accounting,” she explained.

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Another important thing to consider before getting into a business for Gladys is to have a clear goal and to have a good support system around you like family.

“Halimbawa kung ilan ba nabenta mo sa isang buwan para mabalik yung puhunan mo sa negosyo. Importante na may mga taong makakatulong at susuporta sayo. Ito ba ay kaibigan, asawa or even yung mga magulang mo, kapatid. Ang importante yung support system. Mahalaga yan. Para sa mga oras na pinanghihinaan ka ng loob or kailangan mo ng tulong para mapalago ang negosyo mo, importante siyempre na meron tayong kakampi. And ito ang pinakamahalaga sa lahat, maniwala sa sariling diskarte,” she added.

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Gladys also explained why being a mom is also a big advantage when starting your own business. “Tingin ko, ang pagiging nanay yun ang pinakamagaling na paraan para matutunan ang pagiging madiskarte. Kasi naman lahat naman gagawin natin mga nanay para sa mga anak natin. Kaya lahat naman ng klaseng diskarte sa buhay, para mabigyan ng magandang kinabukasan yung mga anak natin siyempre willing tayong gawin yun,” she said.