The similarities Ara Mina sees between business, showbiz successes

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 17 2019 11:50 PM

MANILA—Besides being an actress, Ara Mina also owns several businesses.

In an exclusive interview posted on Push, she shared the struggles she went through before her businesses became successful.

“Talagang nakita ko ’yung pag-grow ng business ng ko. Nakakatuwa kasi di ba, ang hirap magsimula, tapos minsan talaga mahaba ’yung pagdadaanan mo bago mo ma-reach ’yung gusto mo, tulad din sa pag-aartista ko, di ba?" she said.

According to Ara Mina, she started her business online. She also joined bazaars before she eventually became successful.

"Nag-passersby ako, nag-talent ako, nag-supporting role, hanggang sa maging bida, so pagdating sa business, pinagdadaanan ko din ngayon ’yon na I started from online, angdami kong na-put-up na business before na mga nalugi. Tapos sumasali na rin ako sa mga bazaar, talagang kung sa stairs, nagsisimula talaga ako sa pinakamababa na step," she said.

She also said she learned a lot from her failed business ventures.

" ’Yung mga failure na pinagdaanan ko dati, ’yun ’yung naging learning experiences ko. Kasi before, parang nag-i-invest lang ako, tapos hindi ako hands-on," she said.

Ara owns Hazelberry Cafe, which has branches in Quezon City, Pasig City and Pampanga. She also has her own makeup line, AraColours, in collaboration with makeup brand Ever Bilena.