Eating BBQ With The Special Barbecue Sauce!

Unique Barbecue Sauce: Making Our Grill Special

This is definitely no secret: In order for a business to succeed, it must have its own identity. A business must have a defining product that they can call their own, and their reputation will build around that. It’s something that businesses should know, but others do not consider it as a factor. In our business, it’s the barbecue sauce, and I take pride in adding that up to our ihaw-ihaw.

Ever wonder why Jollibee is more famous than McDonalds in the Philippines? Kids love their burgers and fried chicken. Jollibee’s burgers have a different taste to it when you take a bite, and their chicken definitely has crunchier skin. It’s their signature creation, the same as KFC’s 11 herbs and spices.

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BBQ Business

BBQ Business Growth: A New Grill

What my in-laws did, leaving us after all the plans we’ve made, left us in shambles. But, we have to move on, press forward and still find a way to work things out. We cannot stop our BBQ business now, as soon as we just re-opened.

I previously talked about providing a separate capital for my in-laws, a separate business that would help all of us in the long run. Since they left, this saved up money will have no other place to go. A blessing in disguise, we have been discussing for days that we should have a new grill for the business. I wanted to have a new grill to make the business more presentable, not to mention one that would be able to handle multiple skewers at the same time. We now have some money to spare, so instead of just keeping it, we decided to invest some of it more on the BBQ business.

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The Sisters

Small Business Plan: Troubles Ahoy!

Our small business plan hit a snag, a terrible snag.

We’ve done everything we could do to fully launch a proper, small scale business. We researched hard and well for these plans. I already compromised a good chunk of my daily budget just to finance our business. Above and beyond too, as I spent extra just to have an extra hand in getting the business running smoothly. Apparently, that seems to be not enough.

The In-Laws Wanted To Leave

My brother-in-law’s sibling somewhere in Batangas, asked him to visit. My in-laws were initially concerned about their debt in Bohol, in which his sibling called in and said would like him to work in Batangas to pay off.

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Barbecue Business Heating Up!

Barbecue Business Soft Launch Findings

In the previous article, I talked about the first soft launch day of our re-opened barbecue business. Take note that the soft launch started February 23rd, Thursday. We planned on doing 3 soft launch days then collect our data, then officially open February 27.

The Barbecue Business Plan Went Great!

Our soft launch was excellent! For 3 days, we roughly calculated a total of 700PHP net income. That’s a great weekend if you ask me. I believe it is just a fluke though. People might just have missed our skewers and with the hype, bought a lot more than usual. Our 3 days of sale are mostly sell outs, with very little stocks left.

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A quote from Sun Tzu

Ihaw Ihaw Business: Planning To Build

A few articles ago I mentioned starting from scratch. We already lost a good amount of money experimenting, but we cannot stop. However, coming from the first few tries, we already have a few materials that we could use for the ihaw ihaw business. These include 2 tables, a few food trays, and a small grill that we previously used on our first venture.

By all the months we counted trying to officially start off; we have a good plan on running the business as a whole. Our initial capital for the ihaw ihaw business will be 2,000 Php, but I will provide more if it needs be. We will need to make a full account on all expenditures versus income, so we could see on a weekly basis whether we are gaining money, and we could determine a forecast on monthly and quarterly income.

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