• Imee Schlimper

Small business trends this Pandemic

Updated: Jun 20

" Fall seven times, stand up 8!" - Chinese proverbs


As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread globally, Filipinos are finding for creative ways to generate income while at the comfort of their own homes - using social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram as their marketplace and Grab, Lalamove, and Mr. Speedy as their delivery services.


Here are some of the online business ideas we have seen on online that people have been raving about in selling.


1. FROZEN GOODS


Steaks, ribs, cold cuts, and other frozen meats have long been a trend among Filipino online sellers. In normal instances, most of these items are usually seen at markets and groceries, however, since it's actually scary to go out then luxury frozen meats delivered to your doorsteps is not such a bad idea!


MEATS ARE US PH

A frozen meat provider that sells high-quality meats such as USDA Grain-Fed Rib Eye Steaks, Baby Back Ribs, and Australian Grass Fed Ribeye Steaks to name a few. Best paired with a glass of wine, steaks are your best bet for dates inside your home!




Follow them and check their best seller steaks at https://www.facebook.com/meatsareusph/


2. SNACKS


Who doesn't love finger foods while binge - watching your favorite series on Netflix?


UNCLE NICK'S SNACK BAR

Nick Hernandez or "Tito Nick," as people in the events and club promotions industry would call him is the owner and operator of this small business, paying homage to his father who was the "Orignal Uncle Nick. "They offer very affordable selections that perfectly fit for every Juan that is always hungry for the next budget-friendly gourmet snack.


You will love their best sellers!!!


We'll bank on their CONEY ISLAND CHILICONDOG - PREMIUM HUNGARIAN SAUSAGE, HOMEMADE CHILI CON CARNE, AND OUR SIGNATURE CHEESE SAUCE.



Uncle Nick’s Snack Bar is now accepting orders/pre-orders! 100% GUARANTEED everything on our menu is a surefire hit to satisfy every Juan's hungry taste buds!


Selections range from a cost of P70 to P160.


You may follow them at https://www.facebook.com/unclenickssnackbar/

Contact number: 0927 846 9854


3. SILOGS


Whether it be hotdog or tapa or bacon partnered with sunny side up egg and rice has always been a staple for Filipino foodie cravings. As simple as the idea might be, selling these bad boys is surely profitable since it's cost - friendly to both supplier and consumer.


PROJECT TAPSI

Brand ambassador and Gym owner turned Silog entrepreneur, JM Magalona was greatly affected by the pandemic because of the nature of his work and business. He decided to start a Silog business and start from scratch to cope up and adapt to the new normal.





Please visit https://www.facebook.com/projecttapsinijm/


4. CLEANING SERVICES


Providing home services during these challenging times is one way to go specially if service provided is about sanitation.


SAVEPOINT

Marc Marasigan is well known in the clubbing industry. Holding a residency at Asia’s biggest indoor beach and nightclub, Cove Manila, Marc Marasigan also manages to be a lawyer, entrepreneur, sneaker collector, and proud father.


He is now a Franchise partner of Savepoint. SAVEPOINT or Sanitary Anti-Viral Entry Point is a Philippine entity that aims to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus and other infectious diseases through its comprehensive sanitization delivery system.



It utilizes innovative and purposive technologies that promise thorough sanitation of any subject area. Moreover, armed with various product and service offerings that address diverse sanitation needs, SAVEPOINT ensures a strategic approach to decontamination.


For inquiries, you may follow Marc Marasigan at https://www.facebook.com/marcmarasigan



5. SISIG AND LECHE FLAN


COCINA NI PINXMATT

Owned and operated by a well - known name in the clubbing industry who entered the food business this pandemic is DJ Matthew Carbonell.


Cocina ni PinxMatt specializes in Sisig and Leche Flan.




For inquiries: For inquiries, you may follow https://www.facebook.com/Cocina-ni-PinxMatt-104771921260594/


6. ESSENTIALS


Essentials cater to proven and trusted brands in the market. Owned by Imee Schlimper, former corporate marketing, and club & events promoter, and now owns a Travel and Tours business and lifestyle blogger. Tourism is considered one of the hardest hits by the COVID-19 outbreak.


Essentials help front liners and individuals to be protected and safe from viruses. It's a one-time solution to help companies and individuals to protect their employees and themselves. It offers high-grade medical types of equipment from different trusted suppliers.



For inquiries: For inquiries, you may follow Essentials at https://www.facebook.com/cateringtrustedbrands/



7. ALL NATURAL HANDCRAFTED SOAPS


SKINTRACTION

A Filipino beauty brand that offers a variety of scents that restores your skin’s youthful glow through natural and organic skincare products - that caters to the sophisticated taste of their customer base without breaking the bank.




Get the attraction that you deserve with nothing but your skin - Unfiltered and 100% natural!


For inquiries, you may follow and like their page at https://www.facebook.com/skintractionph/


This pandemic brings out the entrepreneurial competencies and skills of every individual. True entrepreneurs at heart find inspiration in the pandemic and can think innovative business concepts.


This is the best time to support Small and medium-sized enterprises to keep our economy moving.





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