Course Overview

In this course, you'll be turning your business idea into an actionable business plan through identifying your potential customer base, channel network and unique value as well as through looking at your projected streams of revenues and expenses. You'll be creating your own lean business plan to facilitate creativity and you'll be provided with templates for branding and financial forecasting to assess the potential of your business.

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    Day 1: May 29, 2021 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

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    • Worksheets & Takeaways

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    Day 2: June 5, 2021 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    • Getting started: Zoom meeting login credentials

    • Worksheets & Takeaways

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    Day 3: June 12, 2021 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    • Getting started: Zoom meeting Login Credentials

    • Worksheets & Takeaways

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    Day 4: June 19, 2021 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    • Getting started: Zoom meeting Login Credentials

    • Worksheets & Takeaways

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    Next steps

    • Join our exclusive community

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Why This Course

  • A lot of people have business ideas but don't know where to start

  • Starting a business can be costly and time-consuming so planning should be an important part of your strategy to lessen risks and anticipate costs

  • Turn your business idea into an actionable business plan

  • Get clarity on your market and unique value as a business

  • Create your own brand to bring credibility to your business

  • Assess the profitability and sustainability of business based on your projected net income as well as projected streams of revenues and expenses

  • Lean business planning allows you to create a working business plan that focuses on the most important aspects of your business while keeping the business plan sufficiently flexible

Who Is This Course For

  • Do you have a big business idea you want to take to the next level? Are you lost in building your business? Are you intimidated by business plans and models?If you are looking to turn your ideas into a reality without the hassle, then this course is for you!

Meet your Instructor

Suzie Abela

Suzie Abela is the Chief Passion Coach of TheModernMaria.Co, CEO of Isang Lakbay (ISLA) Corporation and General Manager of Sinag Hostel in Siargao. She finished her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration at the University of the Philippines-Diliman with honors (Cum Laude).

For seven years, she became: marketing manager, IT specialist, trainer, content writer and financial advisor. Her varied interests eventually turned into passion projects, and she began to dream of pursuing a business that will reflect her spirit and core values.

She moved to Siargao in 2018 to set up the corporation Isang Lakbay (ISLA) Corporation with her friends-turned-partners, and created Sinag Hostel. Today, Sinag is one of the top-rated hostels in Siargao, with over 120 authentic reviews on with an average rating of 9.4 to date, a really high score for its first year of operations. More importantly, it has been a home for more than 2,000 guests-turned-family, coming from different corners of the world and now creating jobs and source of income for locals, until the pandemic happened.

While the tourism industry is taking a step back from the usual operations due to the impact of COVID-19, TheModernMariaCo. was born to help out friends who got amazing business ideas, but don't know how or where to start. The company is now an online coaching and mentoring company which aims to empower passionate women to start turning their passion projects into a viable business through a passion-to-business program.

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What You'll Learn

  • Foundations of a successful and sustainable business

  • Crafting your unique value proposition

  • Marketing mix (products, place, price, promotion)

  • Branding elements

  • Basic financial statements and forecasting

What you get?

  • Get 4 Sessions of 2-hour in-depth virtual workshops structured to develop successful learners

  • Get unlimited access to downloadable worksheets, lessons & takeways

  • Get unlimited access to Zoom video recording and transcripts

  • Download and share your Digital Certificate

  • Exclusive access to Esme Community of Professional Learners and Educators to network

  • Live Q&A with Suzie Abela

  • Exclusive access to “student only” Suzie Abela community


What their students say


Icaguerra Eclectic Tableware


"Suzie's Passion to Business Course was very helpful to me as she forced me to sit down and work on a business idea that has been brewing at the back of my head. She helped me turn a thought to something tangible in the form of a comprehensive business plan

Suzie and I are classmates in Business School, but though we learned the same basic stuff about business administration, Suzie still managed to teach me so many things about running a business for real, and these all come from her own rich experiences. I learned so much in two months."


Ellie Cosmetics


"In the midst of running my business, I felt lost. I felt like I had no plans on where to take my business and that frustrated me. I almost gave up on my business because I really didn't know what to do, but I told myself that I'll seek help first before I totally gave up.

I searched for a long time and even got help from the wrong places, but I continued searching until I found Suzie's page. I read the past reviews of her previous students and as I was reading it, I thought to myself that I wanted that for me and my business. I wanted to find the right guidance and I found that in Suzie. She helped me improve my business in ways no one ever did.

I was able to build the identity and branding of my business and learn how to properly manage my business' finances. She gave me the plan and direction I needed and for that, I couldn't thank her enough."


Hungry Riri

"Suzie has guided me on where to start and has also lead me to people that helps me with my small business. Now I've finally launched my business and so far, I'm exceeding my sales quota every cutoff. This would not be possible without her."

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  • What makes LLS unique?

    The Live Learning Series is tailored for every Filipino learner who wants to equip themselves with relevant and in-demand skills in finance, entrepreneurship, the digital age, communication, and personal development. Every course is interactive, immersive, and comprehensive, giving all audiences the opportunity to be up close and personal with local industry luminaries. Plus, there are additional worksheets you can download and exclusive Esme communities you can join!

  • How do I sign up?

    In order to start your Esme journey, you have to sign up for an Esme account first! All of your enrolled, viewed, and previewed courses will be saved in your student dashboard.

  • How do I enroll?

    Got your eye on an LLS workshop? Just click on your chosen course via and look for the "reserve your seat" button on the upper left corner of the workshop landing page! Or you can also purchase tickets through this link:

  • Can I pay in installments?

    Yes, you can! You can pay 50% upon enrollment, and then you can pay the other half 30 days after the initial payment or after the 1st session of the LLS course.

  • What are the payment methods available?

    You can pay through Visa, MasterCard, BDO, BPI, Security Bank, PayPal, GCash, 7-Eleven, GrabPay, and many more! MESSAGE US ON FB OR CHAT WITH US for more info.

  • Are there discounts available?

    Pay upfront Pay Less (Discount depends on the course value)

  • How do I stream the course?

    On the day of your Live Learning Series, click on your dashboard and then your course. This will automatically take you to your course player which will provide you with three options to join the Zoom meeting.

  • Will there be recordings available after the course?

    Yes, recordings will be uploaded within 48 hours after the workshop in your course player. You will have lifetime access to these recordings anytime you want!

  • How do I get my certificate?

    Make sure you are logged in to your Esme account. Access this link: In the upper left side of the page, click the button "watch and get certificate" In the list of webinars in the series, click your desired title. Click the "complete and continue" button in every lesson in the webinar until you have completed it 100%. You can now generate your certificate by clicking the button that will pop up once you have completed the course.

Pricing options

Pay via Credit or Debit Card, Paypal

Other payment options available: BDO, BPI, Security Bank, GCash, 7-Eleven, GrabPay, (Message us on FB or Chat with us to avail these payment options)

  • Pay 50% after 30 days

    ₱2,499.50 X 2 = ₱4,999.00

    Enroll Now
  • ₱3,999.00

    Pay upfront | Save ₱1,000!

    Enroll Now

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