Miss Rahm and her husband Mark Jercey Garcia of Zy Shop Worldwide Company’s inspiring business story will show us just how every little bit of hard work is a big leap towards achieving our dream.
As they say, our dreams are easier to achieve when we have the support of our loved ones. Such is the case of Miss Rahm and her husband, Mark. The former call center agents put together their hard-earned 13th month pay and savings as they ventured into a clothing shop.
That risk was one of the biggest decisions that helped turn their lives around!
The couple’s humble clothing store, Zy Shop, opened in 2016. Their selection of clothes and overruns was a big hit, and soon they thought of expanding their business. They started helping aspiring entrepreneurs to start their own clothing businesses by offering affordable business packages. They even go so far as to view their clients as partners in their success, offering them complete support at every turn. They also offer services such as “exchange of non-moving items,” which assists members in getting rid of slow-moving items while keeping their investment moving.
Another program they offer is their Zy Entrep Academy, which is a free masterclass in entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and business planning. This is a series of online webinars that members can conveniently access anywhere in the world. But wait, there’s more; they also have a Business Partners’ Retirement Business Plan. This unique program helps set its members up for a brighter future by helping them create their own retirement plans. What sets their business apart from others is that they put their partners at the heart of their business.
They also take their social responsibility seriously as they launch several community programs. Over 20% of the profit each quarter is allocated to outreach programs and community pantries for the needy. They were also able to build 9 libraries for their community.
During the height of the pandemic, many aspiring entrepreneurs were able to launch their own online stores through Zy Shop’s dropshipping system. Even while at home, entrepreneurs can simply post products online and forward the orders to Zy Shop for processing and shipping. Dropshipping is a hassle-free and convenient way to run an online store.
Because of the couple’s dedication, their business grew more than they expected. Zy Shop now has a huge main warehouse at RCPJ Bldg, Centennial Road, Gahak, Kawit, Cavite. They now have over 23,000 members all over the world. Many of their members are Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who are dreaming of having their own successful businesses so they can go back home to their families.
Looking back at her journey to success, Miss Rahm couldn’t help but be proud of how far their business has come. She said every success she has achieved is “because of my husband’s unending support and family who is always at my back.”
There are no easy secret formulas or shortcuts because it all comes down to taking the first brave step at the right opportunity.
She said, “Habang tumatagal, mas lalo kong nari-realize na ang success, wala talagang eksaktong formula. Wala rin itong shortcut. Wala ito sa edad, kasarian, o sa naging estado mo sa buhay. Wala itong time limit. Ang success ay nandyan lang para sa lahat ng naniniwala at handang tumaya para maabot ito. Hinihintay ka lang ng success na sunggabin sya.”
So, if you’re waiting for your sign to venture into business, Miss Rahm reminds, “Magsimula kang maniwala sa sarili mo. Magsimula kang manalig sa Kanya. Basta, magsimula ka. At ang tamang panahon ay ngayon!”
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