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Prioritizing beauty at OHHH, MY NAILS! CO.

Introducing OHHH, MY NAILS! CO., opened in 2017 to offer hand and foot care services without compare.

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The business – OHHH, MY NAILS! CO. – was established in 2017, pre-Covid-19.

“We chose the field of beauty and wellness because we want to provide a place where anyone can spend some ‘me’ time, take a break from his/her busy schedule, be pampered and feel at home with the cozy atmosphere,” said Patrick King Pascual, one of the two co-owners of the biz.

“We wanted to respond to the demand/what is lacking in the health and wellness industry,” added Jaycee Ryan Tolentino. “When you go around Manila, there are only a few establishments that focus on hand and foot care, particularly nails. In the area where our shop is located, when we started, there was no establishment that focused on hand, foot and nail care.”

It helps, of course, that – according to Jaycee – they also wanted to “establish something for ourselves, to be our own boss” even if being such can be challenging. In Patrick’s words: “Being our own boss is not easy, you are on call 24/7. There are no day-offs or leaves.”

“You need to give your 101% to make sure that everything remains floating. You need to be fully dedicated. It is like raising a child, you need to guide him/her in every step of the way until you are confident he/she can be independent and successful,” Jaycee said.

But there’s also that drive because of “our employees. Next to gaining profit, we want to provide employment to different people in our own little way,” added Patrick.

GOING INTO BUSINESS

Before they started OHHH, MY NAILS! CO., “it did not occur to us that we will be starting our own business,” Jaycee said.

Just like most people who have day jobs, the co-owners were content with being salaried employees (“The usual every 15th and 30th pay”) since they had their own savings and they were able to do the things they wanted.

“But as years passed, we realized that there should be ‘more’; our priorities slowly changed. We started valuing delayed gratification,” Jaycee said.

Jaycee – who finished Hotel and Restaurant Management – said he was “exposed to different businesses and entrepreneurs, where I learned the ins and outs of how a business can grow and remain sustainable.”

It helped that Patrick – a journalist – “was exposed to the marketing side of things – like what will sell or not, how to present a product or service, those kinds of things.”

“Value your clients regardless of who they are, what their life status is. Give them the same quality of service,” Jaycee Ryan Tolentino said.

FACING CHALLENGES

“During the early months of planning, one challenge we experienced was creating a name and forming a reputation in the area where our business is located,” Patrick recalled. “We wanted OHHH, MY NAILS! to be unique and distinct.”

Another challenge experienced was hiring and training employees.

“We do not just employ people just because they have the required skills; we also look at how they interact with clients, handle pressure, and the overall quality of their work,” Jaycee said.

But these challenges were also learning experiences for them.

For instance, “when choosing services that will fit the needs of the clients, what we learned through… is a business should not immediately introduce a new product or service without doing a feasibility check,” Jaycee said.

Good marketing strategy helps, of course.

GOOD VENTURE

OHHH, MY NAILS! CO. already reached ROI.

“Before we opened our shop we created a timeline – that within two years, we should have ROI. We believe that in any type of business – micro, small, or medium – you should have a semblance of ROI within the first two years, because if you do not, your profit will be eaten up by your expenses. This is one of the most important reasons why you need to have a feasibility study and strategic planning before starting something,” Jaycee said.

For Patrick: “Any type of business can be profitable, especially if you know how to handle it and make strategies to stand out. Health and wellness is a very competitive industry, as years passed OHHH, MY NAILS! CO. somehow learned (and continuously learning until now) what the market wants – what we should focus on and consider.”

And because of this, “with utmost patience and attention to the market demands, OHHH, MY NAILS! is able to meet the needs of the clients,” Jaycee said.

OHHH, MY NAILS! CO., of course, takes pride in offering “quality service, relaxing ambience, affordability and class.”

And should you head there, try the bestsellers – i.e. packages and combos, where three to four services are already included. “It will be cheaper for the clients if they will avail these,” Patrick said.

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For people who may want to also open their business, what tips can the founders of OHHH, MY NAILS! CO. give?

“Value your clients regardless of who they are, what their life status is. Give them the same quality of service,” Jaycee said.

As for the employees, “treat them like family. Guide them and not police them. Give them a thousand reasons to go to work not because they need to earn but the idea of having a responsibility to their company.”

For Patrick: “Always be thankful and grateful to all the blessings and opportunities, big or small, that will come your way. Keep in mind that your business is not only to earn profit, but also to help other people.”

In the end, “love and enjoy what you are doing because it will reflect on the quality of service you will render to the clients. And lastly, always be prepared for anything,” said Jaycee.

For more information on OHHH, MY NAILS! CO., visit their Facebook page; or call (02) 8253-6466 and 0917-8078871. Find them at Waze at https://tinyurl.com/y4anrfp8.

Or simply head to OHHH, MY NAILS! CO.

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Try the unique flavors of Sugar Mommah PH

When Diana Abne established Sugar Mommah PH in June 2020 with a start-up capital of only around P5,000, it was – at first – only a “passion project”. But then the goods she prepped started selling out; so much so that it only took her three months to get ROI, so that now she’s focusing on further growing her business.

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When Diana Abne established Sugar Mommah PH in June 2020 with a start-up capital of only around P5,000, it was – at first – only a “passion project”. She loved cooking, yes; but she didn’t (really) bake.

But then the goods she prepped started selling out; so much so that it only took her three months to get ROI, so that now she’s focusing on further growing her business.

Now what makes Sugar Mommah PH different from others offering the same goods?

“I offer unique flavors and tastes – from my Puto Bumbong Cheesecake, Sapin-Sapin Cheesecake and Calamansi Muffins,” Diana proudly said.

Must-try include: Baked Kani Salmon (P400/solo,P550/regular, P1299/party), Baked Samgyeopsal (P350/solo,P500/regular, P1299/party) and Baked Cheesy Tteokbokki (P350/solo,P500/regular, P1299/party).

Also must-have: Tableya Cheesecake (P850/regular, P400/minis), Puto Bumbong Cheesecake (P700/regular, P350/minis), Berry Cheesecake (P700/regular, P350/minis), and Calamansi Muffin (P350/box of 6).

Wanna try the savory offerings of Sugar Mommah PH? Head to Facebook or Instagram: @sugarmommahph; or send a message to Viber/WhatsApp 09177537804.

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ARC pushes for sustainable fashion

ARC tote bags are 14.5” x 5” x 16.5” in dimension, made from a thick bull twill fabric, held by a 21-inch shoulder strap. It is expendable and has an inner pocket that gives you an ample amount of space and storage for your day-to-day essentials. These tote bags come in black, khaki, and fatigue color.

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ARC Clothing is continuing to make a name in sustainable fashion industry, as it extended its line of merchandise that combines both utility and design. Known for its reusable face masks and alcohol holders, the brand is releasing a line of personalized letter patchwork tote bags.

ARC tote bags are 14.5” x 5” x 16.5” in dimension, made from a thick bull twill fabric, held by a 21-inch shoulder strap. It is expendable and has an inner pocket that gives you an ample amount of space and storage for your day-to-day essentials. These tote bags come in black, khaki, and fatigue color.

The tote bags are part of the ARC conscious initiative, a line of ARC Clothing products that puts emphasis on sustainability and environmental consciousness. The brand seeks to minimize its textile waste by recycling and upcycling fabric offcuts from previous productions to new lines of merchandise. 

The bags feature a letter patchwork design, using various fabric offcuts. As it uses scraps, the designs create a distinct and unique pattern for each bag. You can further personalize your bag by choosing the letter of your patchwork upon ordering. 

You can check them out through ARC Clothing’s official website: shoparcclothing.com. You may also follow their social media accounts on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/shoparcclothing) and Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/shoparcclothing/]. For further inquiries, you may contact them through Viber +639664453127 or email them at arcclothingph@gmail.com.

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Savor South African delights through Braai Brothers Philippines

Chris Bezuidenhout used to only prepare South African goodies for his family and friends. But around 2016, some friends told him they’d be willing to buy what he prepared; and so Braai Brothers Philippines came into being, with a startup capital of only P10,000.

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Chris Bezuidenhout used to only prepare South African goodies for his family and friends. But around 2016, some friends told him they’d be willing to buy what he prepared; and so Braai Brothers Philippines came into being, with a startup capital of only P10,000.

“Braai Brothers Philippines is by no means unique,” Chris said. “There are others doing what we do.”

However – and this is worth stressing – “I like to believe that we do everything to the best of our ability and ethically. If we make a mistake, we own it and always try rectify it to the betterment of the customer.”

Due to this approach, “our customers come back to us time after time due to our service offering and authenticity,” Chris said.

Braai Brothers Philippines’ product range is “solid”, Chris said, “and we enjoy a pretty even spread of business.” This is because “I find that customers find heir favorites and stick to it overall and try the other products too.”

The overall bestseller is biltong (similar to jerky), costing P850 per 500g pack. It comes in three flavors (plain, spicy and garlic).

Other offerings include: drywors (basically dried sausage, available in plain or spicy varieties), P1,400 per kg; six flavor varieties of boerewors (a type of sausage that contains 90% meat, and 10% spices/other ingredients), P900 per kg; plain or pepper salami, P1,500 per kg; milktart (a South African dessert consisting of a sweet pastry crust containing a custard filling made from milk, flour, sugar and eggs), P450; and peri peri sauce, P250 per 250ml bottle.

Curious to try delicacies from South Africa? Braai Brothers Philippines should be in your list.

If you want to get in touch with Braai Brothers Philippines, visit their Facebook page @Braai Brothers Philippines (https://www.facebook.com/braaibrothersph), check out their website (https://braaibrothers.one/), or send them a message via mobile phone/WhatsApp/Viber at 09272588688.

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