What our clients say about Areté

Jason Agcaoili



“I’m a business owner in real estate, trade, and travel, managing ventures here in the US and abroad. On top of that, I’m also a husband and a father. The most expensive and critical part of my day is ensuring the effectiveness in the use of my time. Business is 24 / 7. As an entrepreneur, sometimes it feels like what we do with that time is not up to us.

Arete’s virtual assistant helps me focus on my long term vision and goals. While Arete focuses on the daily critical tasks, I’m able to focus on the higher level strategy, overall execution, business development, and have more personal time with my family.”

Issa Calinawan

Kitchen Luisa

Cooking has always been my passion, it runs in the family. I can cook for a party of five to a party of 500 without a difference in taste - Kitchen Luisa was a dream come true. But when it started to kick in that i not only have to cook— but also the do the business side of it, like answer the most mundane questions of inquiry or booking deliveries and selecting different vendors and suppliers to updating my social media promotions, not to mention doing the books and collections- i almost wanted to give up. Until a friend introduced me to Arete, back to my passion- cooking and i let them do everything else.

Frianina V. Resplandor

Myriad Farms manager & Myriad Products Entrepreneur

Juggling managing the family farm and our other small scale but growing business venture has been a challenge for me and my partner. But ever since i got an executive virtual assistant from Arete, things have been running smoothly. All the nitty gritty things i can’t attend to no longer pile up. My business continuous to grow and the numbers shows. But the most important thing is— i finally have a “me time”. Thank you Arete team. You make me feel like I am on top of my game again.