I’d come across an article in Facebook that a Filipina entrepreneur will give out 111-million to fund start-up businesses that can innovate. I’ve checked her profile and yes, she’s genuine. However, when I search the website that is written on the article, www.wirelesswings.com.ph, voila.. this is what I got.
Another promise? or she’s just giving false hope? Or does her article just another plain news that is easily forgotten? Or is she really is what she’s trying to say? People tend to scrutinize such news especially if it’s involve money and Philippines. But here is what I think.
Starting a business is hard. But I learned that money is not really a necessity to build one. Its your belief and the love for the business. In order for an idea to be a reality, you need to have perseverance, interest, obsession, and control. Passion is another key factor. You plan, strategize, and execute. And when you roll out your first product or service, you don’t look back, you need to move forward. If you fall, you stand up, improve the mistake and move forward again. And at those awkward moments where you think people doesn’t notice you or your are planning to give up, these are the times where angels will come to your rescue.
Entrepreneurs should consider angel investors as their aspirations. If an angel touches your business, it just means one thing: you had proven enough for that person to notice you. So those hardships you put doesn’t really go to waste. It’s actually a part of the cycle. Beside, angel investors are still considered as investors, so bare in mind that you still need to pay them back.