Enchong Dee is one of the business owners of the newly-opened music school Academy of Rock (AOR) Philippines who attributes his entrepreneurial spirit to his parents.
He said that he grew up watching his parents being active in nearly every aspect of running a business.
“Ang strength ni Mom nasa sales. Yun yung environment na kinalakihan ko. I would constantly hear my parents going through a business call, meeting, tapos natutuwa ako kasi mararamdaman mo na marami na sila natututunan kapag lumalaki yung negosyo,” he told RAWR Nation.
His experience in investing has helped him tremendously with making business decisions today.
“Feeling ko with what’s happening to me now, I’m willing to risk more because yung mga natutunan ko from investing before, nagagamit ko rin siya sa ibang field ng negosyo,”
“I’m happy because marami pa ring opportunity na nagbukas despite of what we’re going through,”
However, his responsibilities vary from one business to another. Some require him to play a passive role only.
“As a businessman, you have to be clear what kind of businessman are you. There are some businesses that I am part of pero silent partner lang ako,
“Pero naman mga negosyo na kailangan yung presence ko, decision making ko. Klaro saakin na every time you invest on a business, iba iba yung role nila,
“I have to be very very careful to saying ‘yes’ to roles and responsibilities.”
When the opportunity to invest in AOR came, Enchong did not hesitate to jump in since has was already thinking about how to operate an education type of business.
“Academy of Rock was first introduced to me 2 years ago when I was recording some songs and our secretary [told] me that Academy of Rock Philippines will be opening again here in the country,
“When I heard that, sabi ko ‘count me in.’
“Wala pang plano, design, wala pa lahat but I already said ‘yes’ to the business.
Enchong believes that the pandemic is only temporary while “education” is permanent—another reason why he joined in on AOR.
“What we’re going through right now is temporary but what is permanent is learning,
“I will not allow my dreams to be postponed just because we’re in a situation we didn’t expect,
“For this particular business hindi namin masyado inisip kung ano yung kikitain namin but more on education.” he said.
AOR is now open for anyone who wants to learn more about music.
Enchong currently appears in the 2021 Philippine drama television series Huwag Kang Mangamba which airs on the Kapamilya Channel.