Tips on How to Start a Home Business

Since the pandemic happened, a lot of people have lost their jobs and now struggling to find a way to get through each day without a stable income, and I am one of them. Days after loosing my clients, I’ve decided to learn new skills using what I already have at our house, which was the stove and oven toaster. I’m now teaching myself how to bake and sell it online.

Food business is now booming and many people have entered the same field, may it be online of offline.

As I have observed, many Filipinos have already started putting up their own little ventures by offering something that we all love—food. Ube pandesal and Baked sushi are two trending in the online food business since the month of June 2020 started. One of the trending snacks I’ve tried was the Palitaw with a Twist by Palitaw Queen.

Full of creative minds and determined souls have shown their resiliency and inventiveness through these food ventures.

If you are interested to start a home business of your own, here are some helpful tips from homemaker, Cherish Ong-Chua, Vice President, Finance and Marketing, at Hanabishi.

  1. Think about a product that you want to offer.
    Are you or someone in your family good in baking or cooking? Capitalize on your skill and passion in determining the product you want to offer.
  2. Know your target market.
    Ask yourself if the product you’d like to put out there has a market. Food, for one, can have an immediate market—your family, colleagues, and friends.
  3. Quality over quantity.
    Make your product worth your customers’ money. Of course it goes without saying that you have to ensure that the items you sell should satisfy your customers. Offer products that they will like so that they can tell their other friends and relatives about it. This way, more people will be interested in your products.
  4. Invest in good equipment.
    If you’re going to pursue a business in food, make sure that you have quality equipment. At Hanabishi, They have a range of products that can help you with your cooking and baking needs, such as broilers, grillers, fryers, and electric cookers. For those who are into baking, they have mixers, food processors, ovens, and more.
  5. Make purchasing convenient.
    Make it more convenient for customers to purchase your products. For example, most businesses have gone online these days and customers can easily buy the product of their choice and have it delivered safely and securely to their home.

    Make the customers easily place an order with just a few clicks and taps on their computers and mobile devices. Offer the option to have your products delivered or picked up from your house.
  6. Create a social media account.
    Most Filipinos are social media users and being on FB and IG makes you more visible to them. In fact, according to a recent Nielsen Homepanel Tack-on survey, 49 percent of Filipinos who shop groceries online prefer Facebook.

    In making your goods available through these social media apps, make sure that you take good photos. Food, most especially, need to look delicious and enticing to attract customers.
  7. Think and plan ahead.
    Expect challenges to come your way and make sure you keep up with consumers’ changing behavior. It’s not easy, but with hard work and foresight, success will come your way.

Kawit Celebrates Christmas with a Historical Touch

This years wonderful time of the year is coming and Filipinos are here to join yet another celebration of this festive season. Despite the hassle and the rush around the busy and traffic streets and establishments, everyone is checking their Christmas list not just twice but three times!

There are a few sights and sounds where we can feel the true spirit of a Filipino Christmas especially with our loved ones.

Christmas plays a huge part in the Filipino tradition and culture. Make the holidays better by visiting some of the most historic sites in the country with your friends and loved ones. Kawit in Cavite is one of the most sought-after historical sites in the country today and it is one that you should visit this Christmas Season.

Kawit, Cavite is home to some of the most historic sites in the Philippines. This is where the Aguinaldo Shrine is situated wherein the Philippine flag that we know of today was first waved publicly announcing our Independence by none other than the first Filipino President Emilio Aguinaldo. There’s also a lot to learn about our first president and how he has lived his life and times during the revolution era. Beyond the Shrine also are other sights to see including the “Museo ni Baldomero Aguinaldo” hailed towards the cousin of Emilio Aguinaldo and grandfather of Cesar Virata who as a prime minister in the 1980s.

Kawit also boasts rich crafts and delicacies including the Pandayan or the local blacksmithing shop. Blacksmithing is an endangered craft that needs to be promoted and preserved. The local Pandayan is still active and you can still buy handcrafted knives and bolos made the same way during the Revolutionary era. The Christmas specialty – Puto Bumbong or rice cake with shaved coconut and muscovado sugar is a staple food trip stop that shouldn’t be missed when visiting Kawit.

Kawit celebrates the Christmas season through a spectacular display of lights at the Aguinaldo Shrine and Freedom Park. The Christmas lighting event was held last December 14, 2019 and a number of distinguished guests and celebrities joined in celebration of the event. A fireworks display and lighting of the Christmas lights at the Freedom park was also held.

Make sure to visit Kawit Cavite this Christmas Season and enjoy the season filled with pride of our own heritage and historical sites in Kawit. The Municipality of Kawit welcomes everyone who wishes to visit Kawit during the Christmas season.

Top 7 Important Steps to do to Age Healthily and Young Looking

Dr. Zhen-Yu Chen, one of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board Members shared the steps we need to take and ways we need to do to achieve a healthy mind and body as we age.

More often than not, aging is a topic that we would rather avoid rather than discuss head-on, as our latter years are often associated with the loss of independence, sickness, loneliness and social isolation. With Asia Pacific being one of the fastest aging regions in the world today, it’s only a matter of time that we, as individuals, have to look at aging in the eye, and consider with care, what we can do to live a longer and more fulfilling life into our golden years.

By 2050, older persons aged 60 and above will make up 24 percent of the population in Asia. At the same time, the Korea population is aging faster than the rest of the world, and the country is on track to become the world’s most aged society by 2067. This means that many of those in their 20s and 30s today would also have moved into the ranks of the elderly by then as life expectancy continues to improve with better quality care.

Taking an advance reality check, how could we then put ourselves on the path towards healthy aging earlier on in life? According to Herbalife Nutrition’s 2018 Asia Pacific Healthy Aging Survey, 97 percent of Koreans believe that active steps can be taken to help them age healthily. 81 percent believe that by this can be achieved by making better nutrition choices, while 74 percent believe that this can be achieved by engaging in more regular physical activity.

While many of you may be still enjoying life in the pink of health now, it is never too early to take steps towards healthy aging as your actions have cumulative effects in the long run. To help you along, here are seven positive lifestyle habits to kickstart your healthy aging journey.

1. Keep a Healthy Digestive System

Our digestive tract contributes to our well-being by absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste. . Unfortunately, many people suffer from abdominal discomfort and other digestive issues, and that may increase as we age.

To maintain a healthy digestive system, be conscious of what you eat. Supporting your digestive health with a variety of different kinds of dietary fiber can help. It also helps to take regular meals and probiotics to aid digestion. Probiotics have been shown to benefit the intestinal microbiota, which recent science has shown to be important in digestive and overall health. Exercising and drink plenty of water can help lower your risk too.

2. Prioritize Your Heart Health

Our heart is at the center of everything that gives our body life – from the transportation of oxygen to the success of the immune system, maintaining a healthy heart is vital for our well-being as we age.

Be good to your heart by eating a healthy diet, performing regular physical activity by engaging in cardio exercises at least three times a week, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoid smoking. It is important to keep your cardiovascular system in good shape as we age, and there is no better time than the present to start heart healthy practices including staying active and supporting a healthy diet with supplements that are beneficial to your heart.

3. Take Good Care of Your Bones

Our bone mass peaks in our 30s and 40s, before we start to lose calcium and other minerals. This is especially true for women after menopause, who will experience a rapid decline in bone mass in their later years.

Maintain healthy bones early by incorporating strength-training or weight-bearing exercises into your routine. You should also up your calcium intake by consuming high-calcium foods such as milk or soybeans, or a calcium supplement daily.

4. Preserve Your Joints

While age-related factors contribute to degenerative changes in our joints, taking active steps to preserve our joints can help maintain our mobility functions and joint comfort as we age.

Maintain healthy joints by incorporating flexibility and stretching exercises into your daily routine in the morning. You can also consume a glucosamine supplement for added joint support.

5. Protect Your Eyesight

One of the first signs of aging is the reduced ability to see things clearly up close – a condition called presbyopia. You may also find it difficult adjusting to glare or distinguishing some colors as you age.

One of the key nutrients responsible for healthy vision is lutein, which helps eye cells filter harmful ultraviolet (UV) light. Consume more lutein by incorporating foods such as spinach, kale, carrots or a lutein supplement into your diet. Protect your eyes from UV by wearing sunglasses and practice good eye habits by taking a break from your devices every 30 minutes.

6. Exercise Regularly

As metabolism slows with age, maintaining a healthy weight becomes a persistent challenge. Regular exercise can help to increase our body’s metabolism, build muscle mass and burn more calories.

Build a regular exercise plan with at least 30 minutes of moderate-intense physical activity each day. Incorporate exercises that you enjoy and reward yourself when you achieve your fitness goals to keep you motivated. For the time-strapped individuals, try sneaking in short walks throughout your day, park further away from the office or use a standing workstation to avoid being seated all day.

7. Keep Your Mind Active

Beyond preserving our physical health, maintaining our mental health is also vital in keeping dementia at bay while enabling a fulfilling life into our golden years.

Maintain an active mind by engaging in activities that you enjoy – spend time in nature, pursue a new hobby or take up music classes. It is also important to get enough sleep to improve focus, concentration and reduce stress.

No matter how young or old you are, it pays to start taking steps towards healthy aging now. By making simple changes to your lifestyle early with the goal of improving your long-term health, this will put you on the right track towards living a long, healthy and fulfilling life.

Are you ready to get sweaty, plan the right meals and get fit?

Are you ready to get sweaty, plan the right meals and get fit?

Anytime Fitness continues to provide us convenient gyms with friendly staff that helps the Filipino community to break the barriers to a healthy lifestyle since 2014. It has also been in the global fitness industry since 2004 (U.S.A; Australia, etc.).

With 24/7 access to thousands of our clubs around the globe, we make fitness easy by making Anytime Fitness members to workout in their own terms and in their own time. Currently, we have 4,000 gyms across the globe. While in the Philippines, we have 113 operating gyms and we’re still expanding.

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Anytime Fitness Grace Mall started its operation January of 2018 and is currently the home gym of 1000+ members. Our gym’s advocacy is to provide a convenient, personable and friendly atmosphere to all our members here in Taguig City. For an industry that is really booming right now, there will be nothing to compare for as almost all fitness facilities right now offers similar set of machines and equipment, relatively similar group classes and similar services are offered. Anytime Fitness Grace Mall Taguig offers more. Our club, including the staffs and the members, have this mantra of achieving a healthy lifestyle in a fun and cooperative approach, we call HAPPY HEALTHY HAPPEN! With numerous open branches across the country, we made ourselves distinct with this mind set.

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Anytime Fitness make it to a point that they provide their members and guests the best quality of services that they could offer. Anytime Fitness Grace Mall makes sure that they provide the support system that they need to motivate them and help them perform at their best. The diversity among the members are what makes them unique, even with this kind of community they were still able establish a strong bond among them all.

Aside from that, Anytime Fitness also provide the members a set of different challenges every month to keep them motivated in achieving their goals. They give focus on the activities that the members can do even if they are away from the gym. Anytime Fitness don’t only supplement the members’ motivation while they are inside, members also has the coaches support outside the facilities. Every month Anytime Fitness have a celebration of all our member’s successes and small achievements that they have accomplished. The joy and happiness that they feel during those celebrations are the rewards everyone aim for all the hard work and efforts every month.

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Anytime Fitness is breaking boundaries and barriers to a healthy lifestyle by establishing good relationship with their members and infect them with a HAPPY HEALTHY MINDSET!

A new Elegant, Modern and Classy Royal Fashion Accessory Brand is here

Have you been looking for an elegant, modern and classy accessories? Behold, Orange Duchess!

Orange Duchess is a Royal Fashion Accessory Brand for women who are elegant, modern and classy. Orange Duchess offers premium, high quality and affordable fashion bags and accessories fit for a royal!

It is established in 2018, Orange Duchess was fashioned out of the ideas and passion of Aiza Diuco and Rocky Sun for fashion and travel.

Armed with trendy and unique products they gathered through travelling, they brought it in the Philippines to test out the response of the market. With almost 4 months of conceptualization and preparation, Orange Duchess finally went into full operation on Sep. 26, 2018.

Orange Duchess’ first collection is inspired by glitters and glamour. Their products; jewelleries, bags, sunglasses etc has a shining, shimmering (& splendid) design. They want you, their Duchesses to feel glamorous and like a royalty when wearing their products.

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Orange Duchess’ products are all imported from Hong Kong since it is known as one of the Fashion Capitals of the world. The founders were able to gather product suppliers as they tour around the country.

Since then, OD has been selling through online platforms like Facebook Marketplace, Shopee and Lazada. OD has also been actively participating in bazaars and has a physical store at UP Town Center under the concept store The Park.

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Orange Duchess will continue to grow into a globally competitive brand that will bring Filipino recognition in the growing industry of fashion and lifestyle.

End October with a fashionable twist and welcome November with a fabulous bang with these new collection too perfect to a “tea”!

GET THIS SEASON’S “FIERCE FANTASY” TREND AND FASHION INSPIRATION FROM ZILINGO PHILIPPINES

 

This season, Zilingoa technology platform that is re-imagining the fashion industry – released their latest trends selection, boasting different cuts and highlighting textures, vintage hues and an arresting foray of silhouettes.

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The brand marries chic styles and dainty looks in this curated collection, featuring vintage silhouettes in Neutrals and Pastels like Salmon Pink, Cream and Beige. Fashion fans will also be thrilled with Zilingo’s take on feminine cuts and accents of laces, silks and furs matched with MOD take on the vintage sheet vibes that accentuate style and attitude.

Zilingo will provide customers with coveted pieces suitable for all occasions. “We are ecstatic about this season’s trends that combine style and comfort, and the best part is that these fashion essentials are available at the click of a button,” says Ryza Dipatuan-Razo, Marketing Director, Zilingo Philippines. 

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“This collection is a perfect fit for this season’s latest trend of vintage looking pieces matched with stylish pieces made from silk and lightweight fabrics, including but not limited to Slip dresses, Net dresses, Bias Skirts accentuated with Headbands, net tights, socks and heels.” says Edryan Lorenzo, Zilingo’s PR and Influencer Marketing Manager.

“Recognizing the continuous growth and potential of the online retail market, and the need to constantly provide its customers with new and exciting options, Zilingo aims to showcase a unique shopping experience to its customers and enable brands to expand their reach to fashion enthusiasts across the region.” Ryza added.

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Fashionistas across the country can purchase the collection anytime and anywhere via Zilingo’s website and app, and have them delivered to their doorstep at no extra charge, with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery.

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About Zilingo

Zilingo was founded in 2015 by Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor with a vision to use technology to put responsible and efficient business within everyone’s reach. Up until now, the fashion industry has favoured a select few – if you had social, human and financial capital, you could get anything done. But we believe the future of fashion belongs to everyone. By using smart, technology-led solutions to bridge the gap between creators and producers, we’re re-imagining the fashion industry to make it fair, connected and transparent for all. 

Zilingo is available for download for free on the App Store and Google Play across Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.

For more information, please visit www.zilingo.com

Improve your mood by upgrading your space with L’Arome

It’s always nice to come home to a place where you can really just relax or at least feel relaxed while doing your chores. There are few factors why a place becomes home-y, but the biggest factor is when an environment is clean and the ambiance of the place has a clear air feeding you good vibes and giving you a relaxed mind.

Derived from the French word “L’Arome” which means “the scent”, Laroma Philippines aims to add fragrance to complete the interior of each household in the Philippines.

Ms. Lea Tiano Bongco, owner of Laroma Philippines has always been fond of different scents and she considered it as a gift, to illustrate. When it comes to cooking, she can just simply smell what’s cooking and she can already determine which ingredients used on the dish.

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On 2016, Ms. Bongco’s friend introduced the power of Essential Oils to her and since then, she blended on her own for personal consumption and little by little, their friends ask her to blend for them and encouraged her to come up her own business. Hence, on 2018, they officially launched L’arôma Home Fragrance.

Currently, L’arôma Home Fragrance has three products available on the market- the Room Spray, the Reed Difusser and the Oil Burner.

Every scent is personally blended by the owner wherein she gets the oils directly from France to ensure the quality of the scent and make sure it lasts long on the household.

The Reed Diffusser and the Room Spray are consists of fancy floral, citrus, fresh and classy scents like Blossom, Olive, Nashi Fruit, Vanilla Lavender, Eucalyptus, Citrus Basil and Citronella (for the Room Spray only) while the Oil Burner consists of Citronella, Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lavender.

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Most of these scents are guaranteed to effortlessly transform the atmosphere of your space with L’arôma Home Fragrance.

L’arôma Home Fragrances are available from the following stores:

  • The Nest in Jupiter, Makati
  • The Istana at Gateway Mall, Cubao
  • Manila House
  • Natural Market in Fort BGC
  • Natural Market in Ayala Mall, Manila Bay

For more inquiries, you may check out L’arôma Home Fragrance on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/laroma_phils/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/leyaroma.phils

You can also contact 09209827660 for more details

Spread the love with L’Arôma.

RELX – An independent e-cigarette brand that works ethically

The rise of e-cigarettes and RELX Technology

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The percentage of people that uses electronic cigarettes has increased over the past years worldwide, with the global market valued at US$10.3B in 2018 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 24.9% from 2019 to 2025 per multiple reports. Though there are several major players in the vaping industry, most of them are owned by tobacco companies, one recent independent entrant stood out from the competition, RELX Technology – pronounced “relax”.

 

The Origin of RELX Technology:
Female entrepreneurship and concern for family and friends

Did you know that RELX Technology was founded by ex-Uber China Head Kate Wang in January 2018? RELX Technology’s products have experienced an enormous success with adult smokers globally, catapulting it to the position of the leading closed-system e-cigarette brand in Asia.

Got inspired by her father’s lifelong struggle to quit cigarettes and the lack of suitable new generation products in the market, Wang took it upon herself to start a company that prioritizes innovation, safety, and product quality. 

Why and how does it actually work ethically?

The main goal is to empower adult smokers through advanced technology and user-friendly design without sacrificing ethics, RELX Technology’s core business encloses independent R&D, product design and development, and sales. From its inception, RELX Technology has conceptualized and put into effect its ‘Guardian Program’ – a company-wide initiative that stretches from product development to sales, ensuring that the company puts the necessary effort in preventing and discouraging the use of e-cigarettes by minors, whether this be through concerted efforts with retailers to step up on-site identification of purchasers, or launching facial-recognition vending machines in China that dispense products only to adults against their national ID cards. 

Cutting-edge R&D that focuses on problems faced by adult smokers wishing to quit cigarettes

RELX Technology has invested millions of dollars into building its own facilities and operates the first CNAS-certified lab owned by an independent vape brand. RELX Technology also holds more than 20 international patents on its groundbreaking innovations in e-cigarette technology, all geared towards improving safety, quality, and user experience that helps smokers quit cigarettes more efficiently. Its products such as the RELX Alpha and RELX i include a haptic feedback feature called SmartPace, which vibrates to let users know when they should stop vaping and put down their devices. RELX Tech’s latest product, a smart e-cigarette called RELX i, connects to the companion smartphone app that features in-depth usage statistics and a child lock that prevents unauthorized use.

RELX Technology brings its advanced e-cigarette products to Philippines

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RELX is now available in the Philippines through it’s physical stores and online partners such as Lazada and Shoppee. The RELX starter kits are available in the variants of Classic Black, Rose Gold. Space Gray, Navy Blue, Red, and Turquoise and just recently they have released the Celestial series, which features the stunning variants of Sunset Glow, Solar Eclipse, and Mystic Aurora. RELX also has a wide range of pod flavors such as Mango, Lemon Tea, Blueberry, Grapefruit, Ludou Ice, Fresh Cucumber, Mint, Classic Tobacco, Banana, Greentea, Peach Oolong, and Icy Slush. All RELX starter kits comes with 1 vape electronic cigarette, charger, and 1 pod priced at Php 1,599.00.

Check out relx.com.ph to check physical and online stores near you. Follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RELXPhilippines/) and Instagram (@relx.ph)