The Sweet Box Cupcakes and Tips on Starting Your Own Business

As promised on my Instagram account, I’ll be revealing today the sweet stuff that I got from The Sweet Box and some TIPS that I want to share to you this week.

Two Saturdays ago, we received a lot of questions from our Money Talks Energy FM listeners on how and what kind of businesses to start especially on Instagram. To further answer that question, I want to share the inspiring story of my friend.

Start browsing the photos and read through. :)

How did her negosyo started? Learn from Iya of The Sweet Box:   "It all started last July 2013 after I got back from my one-month vacation in the United States. I had been planning to put up my own aromatic coffee shop since I got my early retirement last December 2011. But getting a perfect tasteful location that will best fit my concept was just so hard! So after I got back from the States last July, I thought of doing something that I really really love and enjoy. And that is baking. After taking several baking classes in The Heny Sison Culinary School, I decided from that moment to do what I loved and make it like a serious fun business."

How did her negosyo started? Learn from Iya of The Sweet Box:
“It all started last July 2013 after I got back from my one-month vacation in the United States.
I had been planning to put up my own aromatic coffee shop since I got my early retirement last December 2011. But getting a perfect tasteful location that will best fit my concept was just so hard! So after I got back from the States last July, I thought of doing something that I really really love and enjoy. And that is baking. After taking several baking classes in The Heny Sison Culinary School, I decided from that moment to do what I loved and make it like a serious fun business.”

Inside The Sweet Box: Variety of homemade flavored cupcakes!  Questions & lessons/tips as your browse the other delish photos...

Inside The Sweet Box: Variety of homemade flavored cupcakes! Questions to ask yourself & lessons/tips as your browse the other delish photos below…

Question #1: What is your dream business? Lesson #1: Start small.  Just like Iya who dreams of having her own coffee shop, she's now starting small by baking homemade cupcakes.

Question #1: What is your dream business?
Lesson #1: Start small.
Just like Iya who dreams of having her own coffee shop, she’s now starting small by baking homemade cupcakes.

*S'mores Cupcake Question #2: What do you enjoy/love doing? Lesson #2: Do what you enjoy/love. Iya enjoys and loves baking. And now, she's one of those fortunate people who genuinely loves her work.

[*S’mores Cupcake] 

Question #2: What do you enjoy/love doing?
Lesson #2: Do what you enjoy/love.
Iya enjoys and loves baking. And now, she’s one of those fortunate people who genuinely loves her work.

*Lemon Coconut Snowball Question #3: Have you enhanced or maximized your talent lately? Lesson #3: Invest in yourself. Learn more. Iya who enjoys and loves baking, took several baking classes before starting her cupcake business.

[*Lemon Coconut Snowball] 

Question #3: Have you enhanced or maximized your talent lately?
Lesson #3: Invest in yourself. Learn more.
Iya who enjoys and loves baking, took several baking classes before starting her cupcake business.

*Vanilla Vanilla Cupcake Question #4: Does your "work" give you a certain fulfillment? Lesson #4: Do something that will not just benefit you but will also give value to others or do something that other people will enjoy.

[*Vanilla Vanilla Cupcake] 

Question #4: Does your “work” give you a certain fulfillment?
Lesson #4: Do something that will not just benefit you but will also give value to others or do something that other people will enjoy.

*Red Velvet Cupcake Question #5: Have you asked for advice from family and friends? What do you and they think that you are good at? Lesson #5: Get honest advice and wisdom from people that you can trust and people who are wise and knowledgeable about business too.

[*Red Velvet Cupcake] 

Question #5: Have you asked for advice from family and friends? What do you and they think that you are good at?
Lesson #5: Get honest advice and wisdom from people that you can trust and people who are wise and knowledgeable about business too.

*Grasshopper (Mint Chocolate) Cupcake Question #6: Can your talent bring you fulfillment and income as well? Lesson #6: Work for stable income.  We all want to be fulfilled while enjoying what we do especially with our work. But can it honestly give us the income that we need for us to pay our bills?

[*Grasshopper (Mint Chocolate) Cupcake]
Question #6: Can your talent bring you fulfillment and income as well?
Lesson #6: Work for stable income.
We all want to be fulfilled while enjoying what we do especially with our work. But can it honestly give us the income that we need for us to pay our bills?

*Pistachio Cupcake Lesson #7: "The best work FIT is when you find the three (fulfillment, income, talent) overlap. It's when your work brings Fulfillment, Income, and at the same time maximizes your Talent and Skills. That is the SWEET SPOT." - Yeng Remulla (Start Something)

[*Pistachio Cupcake] 

Lesson #7: “The best work FIT is when you find the three (fulfillment, income, talent) overlap. It’s when your work brings Fulfillment, Income, and at the same time maximizes your Talent and Skills. That is the SWEET SPOT.” – Yeng Remulla (Start Something)

Additional tip: Start Investing in yourself. The easiest and one of the cheapest ways to do this (besides learning from GOOD TV shows and online/printed articles) is by reading good books. I recommend you to START SOMETHING and read this book by Mr. Yeng Remulla. "Jumpstart the work that you've been dreaming of" NOW. Just like Iya, make that step to make your dream business come true. :)

Additional tip: Start Investing in yourself. The easiest and one of the cheapest ways to do this (besides learning from GOOD TV shows and online/printed articles) is by reading good books. I recommend you to START SOMETHING and read this book by Mr. Yeng Remulla. “Jumpstart the work that you’ve been dreaming of” NOW. Just like Iya, make that step to make your dream business come true. :)

Do you find this article helpful and even inspiring? Or maybe you have other tips or story to share on how to start your dream business? Feel free to share your thoughts on the comment page below and share this article to family/friends.

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