#BeTheBoss: What does it take to 'Make It Big?'

MANILA, Philippines  ­– The #BeTheBoss Awards gave Filipino entrepreneurs a chance to improve their online businesses and learn from those who have "made it." (READ: 5 lessons from the #BeTheBoss Awards winners)

The finalists’ prize included a trip to Silicon Valley in California – an opportunity to explore new trends, learn different things and meet people who can further help hone their skills and develop their brands.

#BeTheBoss is back. This time, the focus is on how micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) can “Make It Big.”

Be The Boss’ past winners show that in a entrepreneur’s world, challenges will come day in and day out. Success is all a matter of perspective; the willingness to learn and keep an open mind for change.

The pioneering batch of the Silicon Valley immersion program for Filipino entrepreneurs together with officials from PLDT Smart SME Nation take a photo opportunity at the Air BnB Building Lobby as part of their week-long tour.

The pioneering batch of the Silicon Valley immersion program for Filipino entrepreneurs together with officials from PLDT Smart SME Nation take a photo opportunity at the Air BnB Building Lobby as part of their week-long tour.

Lato shares this final piece of advice: “No idea is good without clear objectives and there is no time to waste but continue to innovate.”

If you’re an entrepreneur, make this year your year. This is your chance to spark change and take the next step. Seek and grab any opportunity to grow, learn and make it big.

Find out how you can join the 2016 #BeTheBoss Awards here. – Rappler.com