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  “Spendthrift” is my mom’s mantra for how she handles money. As soon as she started giving me monetary money when I was in 6th grade, she would tell me not to spend everything, especially on the things that I do not need. Thanks to my mom, I learned how to save in a piggy bank early on. But as I grow up, things change. I learned that to live a decent life, we need to work hard for the life that we want. But being a nurse in my country, the salary is not enough to feed our family let alone live a comfortable life. I have three children and pets at home. To sustain all our needs, I need to find ways how to earn in addition to what my husband is earning. I started to find ways how to earn passive income and a steady stream of income. Growing up, I know that once you graduate from college and earn a degree, you can earn a living. But there was a shift of mindset when I was exposed to the power of social media. Admittedly, it helped me open doors to many opportunities including learning di

Kids Can Be Entrepreneurs Too

Did you know that growing up I used to dream of having my own store selling fashionable clothes or grocery goods? What inspired me back then was when we were pretend playing and the the paper dolls we used to play when I was a kid. We usually put the clothing paper pieces together and design it to out liking. If you are an 80’s baby, you probably know this. But since I grew up in a family of professionals, they push us to become a doctor, nurse, pilot, lawyer, architect and engineer someday, they would gear us only towards it. 

I did become a nurse but there are times when you have to set your dreams aside because you need to prioritize things and in my case is my family. It is only now that I felt the need of having my own business because I can get to be with the kids while taking care of them and earn at the same time. That is when Sophistique Collection was born. It was a store mainly for mother and daughter/son outfits and later on sells whatever is “in” the market. It is how my kids know how I earn money—that is to sell something. My eldest even told me to do a garage sale (which I keep failing to do because it takes a lot of time and effort) to earn his money and put it in his savings. He also wants to have a mall someday and petshop. But since I am no business person, I want to boost his interest by attending workshops appropriate to their age. 


Commercenter Alabang recently held a Kidspreneur Workshop for kids aged 5-12 years old it supports the kids to turn their ideas into business venture. There was an expo right after the workshop wherein the kids persuaded people to buy their merchandise. I tell you, the kids were really good! I never imagined myself from them but I admired their attitude. In this modern age, entrepreneurs get younger by the day because of support system like this. I do hope that they would do it again and I will really make sure that my kids will be able to attend the workshop so they could learn and benefit from it. The kids’ business ideas were fitting in these modern times and I admire how creative they were able to came up and set-up their booths too. Please scroll down below to see the photos. 










Here are the list of winners from the Biz KidsExpo:


Most Innovative Biz: KiddiEssentials
Sales Genius: Handicrafts Category: KiddiEssentials


Crowd Favorite: Sweet Stop
Sales Genius: Food Category: Sweet Stop



Most Creative Marketer: Little Ladies VCK







La Vie Institute winners:

Most Persuasive: Little Chef Nuggets

Most Energetic: Crafty Chicks



Best Booth Design: Help Me Grow



Do you have business-minded kids too? How do you support them? Share your thoughts below in the comment section.

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