Former Wowowee host and businesswoman RR Enriquez has not always been wise in her business choices, as she admitted she made a huge mistake in ordering milk tea worth P6 million.
Enriquez’s revelation came when she talked about it on her Instagram page last Thursday, Feb. 18.
“Wanna know a secret? Mistakes that I did as a business owner during this pandemic?” asked the actress-model. “I ordered 50,000 pieces of milk tea which cost me P6 million. Yes, not bragging, I’m just being honest lang because I want to share with all of you the mistakes that I made during this pandemic.”
She said that she is talking about this mistake so her fans and social media followers would learn from it, and would avoid doing the same in the future.
“Para kapag naisipan n’yong mag-business, maiwasan n’yo ‘yung ganitong pagkakamali,” she stressed. (So that when you get into business, you will avoid this kind of mistake.)
Enriquez said she thought it would be best to order milk tea to include in her coffee business, since her coffee business is doing good. She also said she feared she would run out of milk tea, which was why she ordered by the bulk. While her coffee was a big hit, the same cannot be said of her milk tea.
“And then, boom hindi sya pinagkaguluhan unlike ng Cryolipo coffee. Correction, mabenta naman sya and sure ako mauubos ito pero need ko maghintay. Unlike sa coffee na pag-deliver sa akin ubos agad,” she clarified.
(And then, boom, people did not go crazy over it, unlike [with] Cryolipo coffee. Correction, [the milk tea had] good sales and I was sure it would all be consumed, but I needed to wait. Unlike with coffee; as soon as it is delivered, it gets sold out.)
She thus advised her fans and followers thinking about doing the same business to try their hand with smaller orders, for example, with 5,000 pieces first.
“Ok lang maghintay ng [two] months kesa matulog ang pera mo ng ilang months,” she said to comfort herself about her purchase. (It’s OK to wait for two months compared with having your money sleep through several months.)
After her Wowowee stint, Enriquez ventured into a skin care business in 2012, ReJuva Skin Care and Nail Spa, together with her boyfriend Jayjay Helterbrand. She also opened her Cryolipo Coffee by Rejuva. JB