WATCH: Marian Rivera gives tips for starting a business
Jan Milo Severo ( - July 26, 2018 - 3:35pm

MANILA, Philippines — Kapuso actress Marian Rivera-Dantes gave pieces of advice for mothers who are thinking of starting their own business. 

Since she has a floral business because she loves flowers, Marian said it is important that business owners must be the first customers of their businesses.    

“Number one, alamin mo talaga kung ano ang gusto mo kasi mahirap gumawa ng isang bagay na hindi mo gusto yung ginagawa mo. Kasi mapapagod ka, mahihirapan ka, pero kung gusto mo 'yung ginagawa mo parang ‘love ko naman to eh, okay lang’ kasi dapat love mo talaga, determinasyon, kakayanin mo," Marian said in a recent Prime Mom event.  

The actress, however, admitted that one needs enough funds to fuel the business.

“Siyempre kailangan mo ng sapat na pondo talaga. Ang hirap namang mag-business kung walang pondo, realidad lang tayo. Kailangan gusto mo 'yung ginagawa mo, may pondo ka at determinasyon para kayanin mo lahat,” she said. 

She also encouraged moms to not hesitate in starting a business because they will never know that they can if they will not try.

“Walang masamang mag-try ng mga bagong bagay na hindi niyo alam. Mas maganda 'yung tina-try mo, after ma-try, malalamang mo 'yung magiging resulta kasi 'pag hindi mo na-try, pano mo malalaman?”

As the owner of Flora Vida, an online flower shop that specializes in preserved flower arrangements, she personally prepares and designs her flower arrangements. Marian shared that her business is doing well.

“Very successful ang Flora Vida and sa bawat flower na ina-arrange ko may letter ako na sinesend. Sabi ko, sana maextend ko yung happiness ko habang ginagawa ko to na maging loving for your family. So gusto kong iextend yung ligaya sa mga ginagawa kong flowers.”

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