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All-natural goodness from ‘The Simpler The Batter’

Introducing ‘The Simpler The Batter’, which offers all-natural baked goods from Denise Yu.

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When Denise Yu started The Simpler The Batter this June 2020, she must have spent only “roughly about P1,500.00.”

But this was a direction she sort of eyed.

The type of business was in relation to her degree in hotel, restaurant and management (HRM), and “during the COVID-19 outbreak, when everybody is in home quarantine and trying to find ways to entertain themselves,” she rediscovered her passion for baking bread and pastries. And then “I discovered that I can make this into a startup business to have something to do at the same time earning experiences from it.”

It helped that “people around me – especially my friends, family and relatives – also encouraged me to make this into a business because they always say that: ‘Your baking is really good’ and ‘I think you should start establishing this into a business so that other people can taste everything you bake’.”

These words of encouragement “still inspire me continuously (do my best)”, though now “I also have my customers who give me feedback about my products. They inspire me because they help me to improve further. People who give positive reviews about my products motivate me to do better and to love what I’m doing.”

So yes, are the offerings of The Simpler The Batter any good?

Denise said that she takes pride in using all-natural ingredients; not using any preservatives; no equipment were used in mixing and binding the raw ingredients; and all products are made to order so they are guaranteed fresh.”

At a time when a lot of smaller businesses pop up, these are also what set The Simpler The Batter apart.

“Currently, our bestsellers are Classic Banana Bread and our Chocolate Chip Cookies,” Denise said.

The banana bread costs PhP250.00, while the chocolate chip cookies cost PhP180.00 for half dozen order and PhP350.00 for one dozen order.

There may be challenges – e.g. “like finding the right suppliers for the packaging of my products, quality and affordable ingredients, and competitions with other bakers that offer the same products.” But Denise remains positive, saying “I face these challenges by asking my parents for advice, gathering feasible data, maintaining the quality of my products, and learning from experiences.”

And though it’s too early to start considering ROI, Denise found her calling.

For people who may want to also open their business, what tips can Denise give?

“Find your passion first and take your time by practicing it to achieve the right quality and consistency of the product. Second, you have to try your product so that you know what needs to be improved. Lastly, be grateful and humble, no matter what kind of stress it is, at the end of the day, you have to be grateful for all the blessings that come to your business,” Denise ended.

Visit Facebook: @thesimplerthebatter and Instagram: @thesimplerthebatter.

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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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