While waiting for her dream house to finish, Yassi Pressman occupies herself by getting into various businesses. She recently admitted that being an entrepreneur excites her a lot.
The first business she invested in was Presidential Paws, a dog accessories line selling pet products such as collars, leashes, feeding bowls, and tote bags. She runs the business with her sister Issa and so far everything is going well.
“Presidential Paws is actually opening the Philippine’s first dog park in BGC with Pet Me [Dog Park & Hotel], so it’s going to be the first dog park there off-leash and we’re also going to do one in The Farm [at] San Benito,” she told PUSH in a media conference shortly after renewing her contract with Viva Artists Agency (VAA).
Yassi also sells Wavee, the “World’s Only Toothbrush Speaker System,” which she says is high in demand.
Her latest venture is partnering up with a different business partner in setting up an Airbnb vacation home rental in Ontario, Canada.
“I have I’ve been looking at property investment po and Canada was one of the places that’s why I was excited kasi ’yon po ’yung unang natapos because some of my partners are there and they’re able to build it. And then we’re on Airbnb.
“And we’re just trying that out po. We have a couple of guests in and they’re having a great time,” she shared.
Yassi has been in the show business for over a decade but has never tried to do business. Her father’s health was also a big reason why she couldn’t do so.
“Before po kasi I was never able to put my one into these exploratory investments kasi I always took care of my father. Never ko pong inisip na I would have done it any other way. I will take pride in saying that I took care of my father ever since I was six years old.
“I’m very happy how that has turned out and I want to continue making him proud by securing our future sa kahit ano pong paraan.”
Her strategy now is to do time blocking to balance her business life from being an actress.
“I just try to time block kasi po I really want to grow more as an individual. Gusto ko po sana makapag-explore pa with my entrepreneurial side. Get advice from a lot of my friends. So, one of the advice is the time blocking.
“Of course, hinding-hindi ko makakalimutan yung main bread and butter and my business for my family, which is acting of course, hosting of course, and performing for you guys. Pero I also want to grow Presidential Paws and Wavee.
“So, time blocking lang para magawa lahat,” she said.
She stars in the Filipino adaptation of the Korean hit movie More Than Blue along with JC Santos.