What recession? These guys had the balls to put up their own business in these financially trying times. Be inspired by their guts and their cool business ideas.
This T-shirt business was founded in 2004 by T-shirt enthusiast slash socio-anthropology majors Miguel Naguiat and Mica Bautista. Their business became successful enough for them to give up their day jobs! They now have branches in TriNoma, Glorietta 4, and SM Megamall.
The large mobile phone market in the Philippines paved the way for this niche business of functional – and stylish – protective covers for cellphones. Eric Chao, owner of G-Mask Philippines, banked on the popularity of the gadgets for his business to succeed. G-Mask also offers protective covers for laptops, digital cameras, and MP3 players.