Jonald Dave Natividad of SeaCretBlends shared their business’ humble beginnings and a few secrets to success.
In Catanauan, Quezon, Jonald and his wife decided to start their samalamig food cart business in the streets. They soon found a way to expand their business by offering samalamig food carts for events like birthdays, weddings, and other parties.
“Nagsimula yung idea na yun nung one time may nagprenup doon sa may cart namin,” Jonald shared with GMA’s Pera Paraan.
With the help of their family, the couple was able to raise P80,000 to build two samalamig carts. Their investment was all worth it, as their business is now earning over P14,000 to P35,000 weekly.
Advice To Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Jonald’s first advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is to make the first step. Like other successful businessmen, Jonald also encourages others to be hardworking and determined to achieve their goals.
“We have a lot to do with it, we have to find out what to do, and we have to work hard to find something to do,” he said.
How To Make Buko Pandan Samalamig
Start preparing the ingredients which include gulaman, creamer, honey, and brown sugar mix, and their homemade buko pandan syrup.
In a huge container, add the gulaman with water and ice. Mix the rest of the ingredients into a refreshing cold drink.
Don’t underestimate the small business of food carts and street foods. There have been many success stories of rising entrepreneurs who became millionaires by starting at food carts.
If you want to be a businessman but don’t know where to start, you can start looking at many affordable food cart franchising businesses. There are many advantages of franchising over starting your own business, including lesser risk and lower costs.
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