Turn Your Passion Into Business

Summer is fast approaching, and the Filipinos’ love for frozen delights are becoming even more evident. Since 1925, when Magnolia Ice Cream was established in the country, Filipinos started to make ice cream a big part of their lives. More so, after Philippine flavors such as Kesong Puti, Macapuno Langka and Ube Keso came in the market. More and more people realized that you can actually incorporate your own personality and culture into their own gelato flavors, and thus, eating this well-loved dessert has been more fun. Here are some famous types of gelatos from different places in the globe that might just fit your personality!

Ice Cream From Around the World

  • Gelato is very popular in Spain and Italy and is known for making use of natural flavors, whole milk, eggs and sugar. It is also oftentimes handmade. And, before cups became popular, Italians served gelato wrapped in waxed paper. This was known as Penny Lick.
  • Mochi ice cream, a combination of gelato and the popular Japanese gelatinous rice desert Mochi is also quite delicious and flavorful. Popular flavors include Matcha or Green Tea, Strawberry and Caramel.
  • Meanwhile, in Turkey, ice cream is called “Dondurma”. It is the literal translation for the word “freezing”. It is known for being made with “Salep” or orchid tubers, and “mastic”, a form of resin that makes this frozen delight chewy.
  • And of course, the Philippines has “Sorbetes”, which is often being peddled in carts and is known for being served in wafer cones, and also comes in different flavors such as Cheese, Ube, Chocolate or Mango-you can even ask mamang sorbertero to serve you all the flavors in one cone.

Find the type of ice cream that fits your taste and indulge in it guilt-free! these gelatos are made to make us all feel better and give us a taste of heaven. This is why they vary fromdifferent places around the world, to fit their own definition of heaven. Now, if your Pinoy heart just finds heaven in the famous Sorbetes, make the most out of it by starting a living out of it. You can now enjoy Sorbetes even more by having your own Carito Business, thanks to Magnolia Ice Cream!

If you’re interested to earn an extra P240,000 per year, why don’t you try being one of Magnolia Ice Cream’s mobile vending operators today? Just visit one of Magnolia’s business centers in Pateros, Marikina, Pasig, Malabon, Quezon City, Makati or Valenzuela and you will learn how to start your own Carito business. Those who are living in Visayas and Mindanao may avail of this opportunity, as well.

Aside from getting your own business, you will also get some great business advice, equipment and marketing support. Invest in this win-win situation because it is just the best and most productive way for you to kick start your summer!

This summer, you can do a bit more than enjoy gelato; you can also start your Magnolia Ice Cream Carito business and make money. Not only will you be able to eat what you love, you’ll also be able to do what you love, too. Now, work would not seem like work and summer would be even more worthwhile.

How to Start Your Own Business Online – Write Your Way to a New Business

Want to start an online business but have no idea where to start. Open your computer and start typing. There you go, it’s that simple. Of course, there are a few things you need in order to pull this off (or everyone would do it).

For example something to write about, otherwise referred to as a topic. Unfortunately not any topic will do. You need to write about a topic that:
1. You already know a lot about
2. Other people want to learn about.

That’s it, two major requirements. I know, you thought it would be harder than that but it really isn’t. You can use article writing to build a list of people eager to purchase information products and website memberships from you as soon as you create them. How’s that for security in this crazy economy.

Of course there is some work involved otherwise everyone would do it. You actually have to write the articles, and I mean a lot of them. If you want to drive a substantial amount of traffic to your program through article marketing you really should work up to writing 10 articles a day.

Wait, before you stop reading, pick your jaw up off the table and take a deep breath. This is 10 articles a day about something you know and love. Ten short 400-600 word articles that teach someone how to do take one specific step in your business. I know it sounds overwhelming, at first I felt the same way. Let me give you an example that may help.

Lets you want to start a business teaching people how to make their own ice cream.
Here are some ideas for categories and topics.

A few categories for ice cream:

How to make different flavors
– what flavor combinations work well together
– how much flavoring do you use
– what kinds of flavors work
– where can you get flavors
– what flavors go well as deserts with what meals

Healthy
– common substitutes
– retaining the right consistency
– low calorie
– low fat
– sugar free
– organic

Shelf live
– what is the best temperature to store ice cream to prevent frosting
– ways to extend the shelf life
– ways to travel with ice cream as a dish to a party
– how to determine when its expired

Adding nuts, fruit and chocolate
– what ingredients work best
– ingredients to never use
– size of ingredients
– how much of the ingredient

The only thing I know about ice cream is that it tastes good and it’s made from milk, cream and sugar. If I can write down 18 article topics in less than 3 minutes without knowing anything about the topic then you can certainly take an hour to write down all the categories in your topic and the corresponding questions that people may have under each category.

If you take the time to write out 10 categories and then 10 questions under each category, that will give you 100 topics. Odds are as you write you will constantly be thinking of more article topics and will never run out of topics to write about. As for the speed you will become a faster writer the more you practice. It takes a little time to get there, but writing 10 articles a day is goal that you can achieve within a couple months or less if you work diligently.

Ice-Cream Parlors – A Small Business Opportunity

When you think of the options for staring small businesses, the first option that comes to the mind will be of an Ice-cream parlor. Ice-cream parlors are the most common leisure time destinations of the people all over the world. This is a good business to consider as people of all age groups will enjoy the ice-cream experience again and again. By furnishing the interiors of the parlor one can create cozy and magical interiors that will attract people. You can also bring new mind blowing flavors to the ice-cream list of your parlor to attract customers who relish different flavors. As in the case of any business, your ice-cream parlor business also needs proper planning and publicity.

Before staring the business, study the potential market for the business in the particular area where you are planning to start the business. It is always better to consult a Certified Public Accountant who is experienced in small businesses accounting. If you are starting the business in single proprietorship make your commercial insurance agent know about it. Make sure that you obtain the necessary license needed for running the business from the concerned authorities. It is also important to obtain the sales tax license and the consent of the health department before starting the ice-cream parlor. Getting the necessary license from the concerned authorities will help you to avoid problems in the future and running the business without any trouble. The next biggest thing is the affordability of the place you want to hire. Select a place which will suit your budget and will attract people. You may have to spend something in between $1,000 and $10,000 to start the business at an existing location. The installation charges of the equipment will depend on the type of the ice-cream you are planning to serve. One should have some working capital and money for miscellaneous expenses, while starting the business.

In a business it is always needed to know what your competitors are doing. Make a list of the popular parlors in your city and visit them to analyze their product and line of working. Identify what makes a parlor popular in the area. Whether, it is the menu or the service to the customers or the ambience of the area. Take the things that you feel as good for business from the other parlor and incorporate it in to your new small businesses. Find a site with easy access from different parts of the city. Make sure that there is parking area nearer to the site. Mix your menu with wide varieties for everyone to choose from. Make a niche of your own in the product line with special flavors and sundaes that are not available in the locality. This will bring the customers back to your parlor for their favorite flavors and sundaes. The returns you will get from this small business depend on the knowledge in business, the location of the business and the publicity you are giving. So, if you make a market study about the pros and cons of starting the business you will not get disappointed.