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6 Homegrown Brands That Will Inspire You To Follow Your Dreams
Take risks and keep moving forward!
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Starting up a business has never been this easy and this hard before. Thanks to the rising power of social media, setting up a store in the realm of clicks and portal is as easy as counting one-two-three. But because it's so easy to open up an online shop these days, brands are popping up from left to right and making sure that your brand stands out in the sea of online shops is definitely no easy feat. Add to that the challenging combination of nerves and academics, starting a business at a young age sure is a daunting task. But despite that, there are still a few brave souls that moved past their fears and nerves, and went ahead to follow their dreams.

To help you get on your feet and get you started with your own dreams, check out the six homegrown brands that didn't let their doubts and busy schedules get the best of them, who'll hopefully inspire you to do the same, too!

For the one who decided to drop everything.

 

Ana Gonzales used to make wired accessories for a living, but decided to take a leap, drop everything that she's been used to, and pursue a brand that's fuss free, sleek, and simple.

For the clumsy girl.

 

We're not going to lie, mistakes and accidents can be a hassle, but instead of looking at mistakes in a negative light all the time, always remember that accidents can also lead to greater things in life just like how it did for Tidy Heidi.

For the one who puts her heart into everything she does. 

There are a lot of things in life that we have to do not because we want to, but because we have to and thesis is definitely one of them. Instead of dreading every single minute that you have to dedicate on finishing your thesis, learn to love what you do and aim for excellence. You'll never know, it can turn out to be something fun, successful, and jamming!

For the one who's uncertain about the future.

 

Although college can be stressful from time to time, it's still a safe haven, where you're surrounded with your closest friends and everything is just light and free—well most of the time at least. If you find yourself unsure of what's in store for you after college, don't stress, Candy Girls! Not everything should be or can be planned out anyway. After all, the best things in life usually comes from a spontaneous event just like Luang.

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For the besties.

 

Some say that it's not the smartest move to start up a business with a friend because when things get messy, the friendship is on the line, too. But we say, there's nothing sweeter than being able to share a business and its success with your best friend. If things don't go the way you planned it, learn together, get back up together, and grow together like Polly's Dyam and Camille.

For the dreamer. 

Whether you're an aspiring writer, a young designer, or a budding entrepreneur, it's important to always always dream big. You'll never know, you might even get to work with the country's top stars like Mix Supetran did.

Know any young entrepreneurs? Leave a comment below and you just might see them on the site next week!

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Janelle Yau
Fashion and Beauty Assistant
The Rebecca Bloomwood of Manila. I spend half of my time obsessing about the latest fashion craze, and the other half overthinking and over-analyzing just about anything under the sun. When I’m not busy as a bee playing with fifty shades of pink lippies, you can probably catch me swiping my plastic for yet another pair of shiny, pointed gold flats.
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