Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Online Exchange Forum with Willy Tee Ten event

Accelerate, Innovate, Move up! Autohub Group Founder Willy Tee Ten Hosts Anvil Business Club's First Face to Face Hybrid Event - Anvil Business Club Forum (March 29, 2022)

Automobiles is a necessity in life aside from food, clothing and shelter. That is why Founder Willy Q. Tee Ten (WQT) decided to go into the auto industry. The Autohub Group started in 1998, during the financial crisis, with their first Ford dealership which formally opened in 1999. Ford Makati quickly became the number 1 dealership in their first year. 

With no background in the industry WQT became the youngest Ford dealer in the Philippines. 
The business grew quickly the first 5 years with Ford and they opened multiple branches even outside Metro Manila and Luzon.

In 2004, Autohub bought out Nissan Gallery and Nissan Quezon Avenue which were losing money every year for 10 years. 

They were able to turn it around within a year. After getting their second brand, they have been getting 1 brand every year since and now Autohub has 22 global car brands with 85 branches nationwide!
 During the pandemic their growth did not stop. They have opened 3 new dealerships and 3 new brands during Covid time. Autohub has been cutting costs even during their expansion by opening multi branded car showrooms within the same dealership. This has helped them tremendously by saving on rent expense.

Autohub Group aims to be a one stop autoshop from car and motercycle sales, car care accessories, premium window films, car lease and rentals, aftermarket maintenance, body repairs and paint, trade in and pre owned sales, performance upgrades, 24/7 roadside assistance, automobile mobile app, 0% insurance participation and their own automotive school. 
All insurance claims with more than ₱10,000 repair cost gets 0% insurance participation fee for the customer. Their automotive school is free of charge and graduates become car mechanics and technicians. 

When WQT started Autohub Group it was his dream to employ 1000 Filipinos to help the Filipino people and the Philippine economy. But now, the Autohub Group employs more than 2000 Filipinos across all their brands and branches. 

 Autohub's mission for the next 20 years is to be the most sought after, most talked about car dealership group in the whole country. Find out how to learn more from key industry figures and thought leaders, join Anvil Business Club http://anvil.org.ph

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Friday, February 4, 2022

OCTA Research Fellow Guido David Updates the Business Sector on the Latest Covid Trends - Anvil Business Club Online Forum

The Philippines will not be having a Stealth Omicron surge due to the fact that the surge that we have experienced right now is already due to the BA.2 otherwise known as the Stealth Omicron variant. 

Reproduction rate is going down and is below 1, risk level projections for the week of Feb 3 to 9 is at Low level. Continued wearing of face masks is still essential. 

The Philippines was successful in handling Omicron due to the fact that hospitalizations were low and the deaths were minimal. We did all that without imposing a full lock down unlike the previous covid waves. The economy was able to stay afloat because businesses were still allowed to operate. 

The government will have to ease the restrictions at some point and go down to Alert Level 1 but masks will continue to stay for a while. 

There is no more need for full lockdowns in the future because the Philippines is ready for the next surge. When the government declared Alert Level 3 the citizens voluntarily lessened their mobility and quarantined themselves but businesses were operating normally because contingency plans were already in place. 

The number of infections will not rise significantly even if we allow foreign travel because the level of positive cases that we get from foreign travelers are actually very low, most cases are still local transmissions. Foreign travel will help out economy bounce back. 

Other countries are seeing surge, decline and surge again pattern of Omicron due to refusal to wear masks. But here in the Philippines, mask adoption rate is very high and we have a good chance of beating covid. 

Immunity wanes after 3 to 6 months that is why we are seeing surges periodically, but as more people get boosted and vaccinated we have good immunity against all covid variants. 

The virus has already hit 3 to 4 million people in NCR alone. This is sufficient enough to stop the virus from spreading because it has no one else to infect anymore. 

Our biggest roadblock to getting back to normal is resuming face to face classes. There is vaccine hesitancy among the parents of the children. 

On The Upcoming May 2022 Elections 

All survey polls by polling groups are still being done face to face, these surveys are conducted by their respective field offices. 

Surveys are quite accurate and offer a real world view on the voting population. 

Their next survey will be conducted in February and it is interesting to see how the percentages will change. 

Fun Facts About Guido David 

Guido loves to play mahjong, bridge and poker in his spare time. 

He teaches Mathematics in UP Diliman and his research areas include biomechanics, mathematical modeling, mathematics of finance, game theory and artificial intelligence.

Dr David demonstrated the importance of science communicators in dealing with real world problems such as the pandemic. As a result, OCTA’s recent work helped the government make decisions leveraging different data and forecasts from mathematical projections

Thursday, January 27, 2022

*PICKAROO* Founder and CEO discusses what it takes to build the first Filipino Unicorn - Anvil Business Club Online Forum

🦄Pickaroo is the *first proudly Pinoy app* here in the Philippines. There are no foreigners, all employees are Filipino. 

🦄It was co f

ounded by *Crystal Gonzales* (previously launched foreign apps Honestbee, Viber, Canva) and *Kevin Tan* (CEO of AGI and Megaworld Corporation) 

🦄Started August 2020, amidst the ongoing Covid pandemic. Saw 600% growth within the first few months due to the need of users during covid surges. 

🦄 *1 Hour - 1 App - 1 Click*

Pickaroo's promise to its customers.

You can add everything you need in 1 basket even if it's from different stores, all in 1 checkout and all in 1 click. You do not need to talk to multiple sellers on different apps, you will never receive phone calls from its riders.  Everything is integrated within the app. 

🦄Pickaroo's user retention is very high. Customers order from the app 3 to 5 times monthly and the basket size and spend is the highest among platforms. 70% of Pickaroo users pay by credit card. 

🦄Cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation are at the forefront of Pickaroo's high level service. All their items are sanitized before the rider delivers to you so you can rest assure that the items are very clean. Pickaroo is the only delivery app that adheres to the *strictest hygiene standards*. 

🦄What sets Pickaroo apart from other apps that have come and go is its clear purpose and objective as a business. Pickaroo is here to stay because it wants to help its customers regain their valued time by helping deliver to them their everyday needs. Unlike other apps that burn money and rely on funding from venture capitalists, Pickaroo has made it it's goal to take care of its customers, make them happy and the money will just come in. 

🦄Employees have a *passion and drive* to do well. Working in Pickaroo is like working with your family. They have a very open family-like work culture wherein employees are encouraged to do their best even if it's not in their area of expertise. This culture of openness has led to increased productivity and trust between the team even though they mostly have been working from home since August 2020. 

🦄Pickaroo is now operating in 21 cities across the Philippines and is looking to expand to other provinces soon.

🦄The lucky members attending were given a Chinese New Year discount code to try for their first order.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Anvil Online Christmas Celebration 2021

Join anvil Online Christmas Celebration: A Spectacular Night of En TECHtainment! Let's All Refresh, Reboot & Recharge. Exciting games & amazing prizes awaits you! See you virtually on Dec. 18 (Saturday) @ 4:30 PM. 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Online Exchange Forum with Tzu Chi Foundation

Join Anvil Online Exchange Forum with Tzu Chi Foundation - "Four Endeavors, Eight Footprints"