RESPARK: Lessons and Conversations on How to Restart Your Enterprise in the New Normal
Ever since the pandemic started, it feels as if we’re in a never-ending episode of the Twilight Zone. Things are so uncertain. It’s hard to move, difficult to plan and think forward. As social entrepreneurs and business owners, it’s been really tough. We have to keep our businesses afloat while making sure that we keep our employees and community partners safe and secure with work and income. Like a slingshot being pulled back, we need to pause for a moment in order to gain strength and momentum for a comeback.
Respark: Lessons and Conversations on How to Restart Your Enterprise in the New Normal is your companion on your entrepreneurial journey in these challenging times. This book is full of stories about how companies, both large and small, are adapting and pivoting in this time of crisis. It picks the brains of seven amazing entrepreneurs who can best talk about what to do at each stage of re-sparking your business—from starting over to recalibrating your mindset, designing new products and services, revisiting your marketing plans and financial statements, and getting into e-commerce. Think of the book as your personal Yoda, a guide that will help you get back on track.
This book hopes to help entrepreneurs who are experiencing the overwhelming stress caused by this crisis. It seeks to provide an outstretched hand, that encouraging nudge, and to shine a light to guide their path. This book is a reminder that they are not alone. And just like many other entrepreneurs out there, they can re-spark their businesses and turn this crisis into amazing opportunities as only entrepreneurs can.
About the Author
Patch Dulay is the founder and CEO of The Spark Project, the first and only crowdfunding website and community for creative startups and social entrepreneurs in the Philippines. As a lifelong learner and teacher, his passion for education and entrepreneurship inspires him to serve entrepreneurs by providing them access to tools and resources that help them accelerate their business ideas to reality.
Patch got his undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems at the Ateneo de Manila University in 2005. He took up his Master’s in Global E-Business at the University of Lille, France in 2010, worked for a Paris-based online startup, then returned to Manila to start The Spark Project. He completed his second master’s degree in Entrepreneurship specializing in Social Enterprise and Development at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business in 2020.
He's an alumnus of the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum and the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative of the U.S. State Department.
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