Almost everyone wants to get rich. And almost everyone recognizes that going into business is one of the best ways to get rich or, at the very least, attain financial sufficiency. Not everyone, however, musters enough resolve to take the first step and actually go into business.
The story of National Bookstore (NBS), currently the biggest book chain and one of the most successful retail outlets in the Philippines, won’t be complete without telling the story of a soft-spoken lady. Socorro Cancio Ramos, fondly called Nanay, is the founding matriarch of NBS, literally and figuratively hand-in-hand with her husband, the late Jose Ramos. Her story would truly serve as an inspiration to budding Pinoy Entrepreneurs.