The Chinese New Year is right around the corner, and a lot of entrepreneurs might be wondering what business venture is auspicious to invest in.
For small businesses and entrepreneurs, it does not hurt to take cue from feng shui forecasts for the Year of the Earth Pig, which will officially start on February 5. Heed these tips from feng shui experts Hans Cua, Marites Allen, and Johnson Chua.
“This is the best time to be business-minded. The young generation could benefit from energy luck this year. There’s plenty of opportunity stars,” says Hans Cua. He adds that for first-time entrepreneurs or for those wishing to venture into new endeavors, fire- and earth-related businesses would likely succeed.
The Year of the Earth Pig, according to Cua, will be an “excellent” time for businesses related to food, electronics and technology, real estate, and agriculture.
Allen agrees, noting that businesses related to human consumption, such as restaurants, food, or commissaries, will prosper in 2019. She also says that health- and wellness-related businesses, including yoga, sports, exercise and fitness, will likewise be very popular.
Online business is also forecasted to hit it big this Year of the Pig, while entrepreneurs are advised to be on the lookout for possible mergers and acquisitions.
Cua says the Philippine economy is expected to be robust this year, which in turn translates to a good business climate for micro, small, and medium enterprises. “There’s a balance of the five elements—fire, wood, metal, water and earth—which means it’s more stable this year, especially in terms of income,” he relates.
Proceed with caution
Both Allen and Cua, however, notes that there may be business disruptions by the middle of the year.
Still, feng shui adviser Johnson Chua describes the Year of the Earth Pig as “promising.” He notes, “There are several resources and opportunity stars. All the resources one needs are already at hand—you just have to bend and pluck these. It is going to be a good year for people who are planning to start their business.”
It’s a new year that presents new opportunities to all business-minded people, whether you believe in feng shui or not. And with the right amount of determination, tenacity, and a dash of good luck, 2019 could indeed be your year of being happy as a pig in muck, business-wise.
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