Siopao Business Rags-to-Riches Story – Video

Teddy Sarmiento inspires us with his rags-to-riches story that led him in the siopao industry.

Teddy Sarmiento inspires us with his rags-to-riches story that led him in the siopao industry.

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They may have been so poor as to eat field mice for lunch most days when they were young, but they would never put cat meat in their steamed buns to cut costs, a local siopao magnate said.

As far as he knows, the rumours that steamed buns were made with cat meat started in Manila, Terza Siopao Factory founder Teddy Sarmiento told ABS-CBN’s “My Puhunan.” However, he assured the public that they use only pork to fill buns at his family’s factories in Marikina.

Sarmiento has gone a long way from catching mice in his family’s rice field in Victoria, Tarlac—he now owns a rest house there complete with a bonsai garden and swimming pool, thanks to his earnings from producing and selling steamed buns.

Before becoming successful, however, he and his family had to go through hardships.

At 19 years of age, Sarmiento had to leave Tarlac to get a job in Manila to support his family. Luckily, he got a job at a siopao cookery with a kind-hearted boss.

“Namasukan ako sa siopaoan ng halos 5 taon [bago ko] naisipang magsarili…nagsikap ako magmasa, magluto, maglagay ng palaman,” he said.

He eventually got the idea to start his own business because of an inspiring message from his “master”.

“Nagkaroon ako ng idea, iyong master namin, sabi nya, mga bata pa kayo. Pagbutihin niyo trabaho niyo, magpakasipag kayo, malayo pa mararating ninyo. Iyon ang pumasok sa isip ko, parang, ‘Oo nga ano, kailangan maging masipag,’ kaya tiyaga talaga,” he said.

Aside from hard work, Sarmiento said that prayer helped him a lot, especially when it was time to risk all his family had to start a business.

“Sinangla namin ang lupa [namin sa Tarlac] ng P40,000, medyo kinapos ng konti. May 2 kalabaw, ang bisero, binenta namin ng P6,000,” he said.

With P46,000 in his pocket, he bought a dough roller, freezer, and cooking implements such as a steamer, gas range, and pots.

From making about 100 steamed buns a day, his factory now produces over 1,000, sold at P14 each, he said. It was a family effort—while he took charge of everything, his siblings helped find customers in Manila.

“Unang mga customer namin, mga East Ave. Medical Center, BIR, Lung Center, magkakatabi po iyon,” Sarmiento said.

His business eventually grew to the point that his siblings were also inspired to put up their own siopao shops in Marikina—Siopao Factory ng Bayan, Big Z Siopao Factory, The Original Patrick and Lhen Siopao Factory, and D’Original E.M.M. Siopao Factory.

However, the Sarmiento family never forgot their roots. Aside from building a house for their mother where their old “bahay kubo” used to stand, they helped fund repairs for their barangay’s parish church in Tarlac.

Their advice for budding entrepreneurs? According to Loida Sarmiento, the owner of Siopao Factory ng Bayan, the key to success is determination, hard work and perseverance.

“At higit sa lahat, unahin ang Diyos,” she said.

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OFW Success in business after working Abroad – Video

Becoming an OFW is such a big sacrifice emotionally and financially. If you are an OFW and want to go home and start a business, here is a story of an OFW Success in business after working Abroad, you might get inspiration and motivation through this video.

 

An Overseas Filipino is a person of Filipino origin who lives outside of the Philippines, the sacrifices overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) make just to provide a better life for their families earned them the title of the nation’s Bagong-Bayani (new heroes).  It’s really very hard to be away from your loved ones. Being an OFW is not easy.

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A multi-million Ice Candy Business – Video

Check how Rudy and Rosiell de Leon are continuing to grow Bianca’s Ice Candy that was made possible with only P20.

Check how Rudy and Rosiell de Leon are continuing to grow Bianca’s Ice Candy that was made possible with only P20.

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Milk Tea Business For Filipino -Video

Milk tea is a very sweet tea that is often used in Boba. Boba is a drink consisting of tea and balls of tapioca and honey. Discover how to make Milktea through this episode.

Milk tea is a very sweet tea that is often used in Boba. Boba is a drink consisting of tea and balls of tapioca and honey. Discover how to make Milktea through this episode.

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7 Nutritious Benefits of Eating Cantaloupe

. If you don’t think about nabbing a cantaloupe each time you hit the produce section of your grocery store, read on to learn why you may want to think again.

7 Nutritious Benefits of Eating Cantaloupe

 

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7 Ways How to take charge of your Life

Every time you criticize someone else, complain about something you don’t like, or condemn someone else for something that he or she has done or not done, you trigger feelings of negativity and anger within yourself, stop the negativity and take charge of your life.
7 WAYS HOW  TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE

To keep your mind positive, refuse to criticize, complain about, or condemn other people for anything. Every time you criticize someone else, complain about something you don’t like, or condemn someone else for something that he or she has done or not done, you trigger feelings of negativity and anger within yourself. And you are the one who suffers. Your negativity doesn’t affect the other person at all. Being angry with someone is allowing him or her to control your emotions, and often the entire quality of your life, at long distance.

 

7 WAYS HOW  TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE

 

1. Identify your biggest problem or source of negativity in life today. In what ways are you responsible for this situation?

 

2. See yourself as the president of your own company. How would you act differently if you owned 100 percent of the shares of the company for which you work?

 

3. Resolve today to stop blaming anyone else for anything and instead accept complete responsibility in every area of your life. What actions should you take now that you are in charge?

 

4. Stop making excuses and start making progress. Imagine that your favourite excuses have no basis in fact, and act accordingly.

 

5. See yourself as the primary creative force in your own life. You are where you are and what you are because of your own choices and decisions. What should you change?

 

6. Resolve today to forgive anyone who has ever hurt you in any way. Let it go. Refuse to discuss it again. Instead, get so busy working on something that is important to you that you don’t have time to think about it again.

 

7. Decide upon one specific action that you are going to take immediately to exert full control over every part of your life.

 

 

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