Unemployed Pinoy nurses urged to try small business

Posted at 06/26/2012 6:08 PM | Updated as of 06/26/2012 6:09 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Entrepreneur advocate Carl Balita on Tuesday encouraged unemployed nurses to take on the challenge and become an entrepreNURSE.

In an interview on Rated Korina, Balita said the entrepreNURSE program empowers Filipino nurses who have yet to land a job in their chosen profession.

"Maraming nurses ang mahilig magluto, they become chefs. Sa mga mahilig magpaganda, magugulat ka maraming spa [ang] may-ari nurses. They come together saka alam nila yung skin, yung health they became advocates of health," said Balita.

He said there are many opportunities available which Filipinos, including nurses, can tap.

"It's just a matter of finding the service that you offer or the product that you can provide," he said.

Balita, who also hosts Radyo Negosyo every Saturday at 7 p.m. on radio dzMM, explained that Filipinos need not look far for business opportunities because they can find it in their own community.

"I'm pretty sure sa komunidad mo lang kikita ka," he said.

“Punta ka lang sa mga Sunday market makakakita ka dyan ng nagbe-BP-BP nag ba-blood sugar test tanungin mo kung magkano kinikinita nila. P700-P1000 a day hindi pa professional ang mga yan," he said.

The important thing, he said, is that one must know how to effectively communicate to better sell their services or products.

"Importante din anong talento mo? Anong kakayanan mo?" he said.

In the end, he challenged nurses to take on a business that will improve their lives and at the same time contribute their skills to help and save lives.

"Bakit di makapagtayo ang nurse ng nursing clinic? Ang nurse pwedeng magpaanak. Ang midwife nag aral ng 2 years. Bakit may midwife clinic, may birthing home? Bakit walang nursing clinic na nagpapaanak?" he asked.  -- With dzMM