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BIR vs Dunkin Donuts PH: How Probers Use Franchising Fees Data to Build a Tax Evasion Case

Investigators zero in on discrepancies in numbers reported by the company and its sub-franchisees

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has filed a criminal complaint of tax evasion with the Department of Justice against the Philippine franchise holder of global coffee and donut chain Dunkin Donuts and its key officers, the tax agency said in a ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | February 23, 2018 06:00:00

FranchiseTalk: When It Comes to Speed of Expansion, You Need to Know What Is Urgent and What Is Important

When the urgency of expansion comes, entrepreneurs need to make sure they focus on what’s important

As the ASEAN community continues to integrate, borders are simultaneously opening for travel and business. With a population of more than 600 million and a robust economy, expansion opportunities are opening for brands and businesses.What is urgent - ExpansionAn entrepreneur states: “seize the ...

by Joselito Samson  | December 03, 2017 10:00:00

Franchise Talk: How to Reach 100 branches Within 3 Years

These franchise brands grew to over 100 stores less than 3 years after franchising

Awardees of the Francorp 100 Club (middle four): Farron Café, Turks Shawarma, Mr. Quickie, Infinitea, LC BigMakTwo decades ago, having 100 stores was the lifetime goal of most entrepreneurs. But with the development and growth of franchising in the Philippines, 100 stores ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | November 12, 2017 09:00:00

Do you have Php1M? Ever Considered a Hap Chan Franchise?

Only 5% royalty fee and expected ROI by 1 to 3 years

A few of Hap Chan's most popular dishesHap Chan has been serving authentic Chinese food since the late 1990s. In fact, China's World Federation of Chinese Catering Industry recently awarded them the Feng Huo Cup, or the Asian equivalent of France's Michelin ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | November 03, 2017 10:00:00

Franchise Talk: How Did the Philippines Become the Franchise Hub of Asia?

In just 20 years, the Philippines transformed from the bottom to the top 5 franchise market in the world

Officers of Francorp with Sen. Miguel Zubiri (center) at the 20th anniversary eventFrom virtually a non-existent franchise player in the 1990s, the Philippines has today become not just the franchise hub of Asia, but has also cracked the top five franchise markets ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | October 29, 2017 10:00:00

Franchise Talk: Franchise Lessons from the Movie About the Man Who Built the McDonald’s Brand

One of the world's biggest franchise brands had to start somewhere

Spoiler Alert: This article contains information that reveal the plot of the movie “The Founder”Franchising has been around for many decades, and as the industry evolves, new lessons can always be learned from all the new entrepreneurs growing their businesses from one ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | October 05, 2017 04:00:00

Got Php500? Learn How to Start a Biz at Franchise Business Expo

The AFFI’s flagship event will be held from Sep. 29 to Oct. 1 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City

The 16th edition of the Franchise Business Expo this year carries the theme “AFFI@20: One with ASEAN.” The annual franchising event will stage various seminars on entrepreneurship, starting on September 29, 2017 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.Organized by the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 26, 2017 02:00:00

Franchise Talk: 5 Things that Make Franchising More Fun in the Philippines

The Philippines continues to be the franchise hub of Asia

With a population of over 101 million, a young, English speaking population and a central geographic location that is just a three-hour plane ride to major ASEAN capitals, the Philippines has become the franchise hub of Asia. Five things set the Philippines ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | August 27, 2017 10:00:00

Franchise Talk: From Selling in Local Bazaars to Building a World-class Linen Factory

Wynn House of Linen started small but now has a factory that produces 100,000 products monthly

Linen is an important yet often ignored aspect of one’s home. From the curtains that embellish our windows down to the throw pillows that liven up our couches, linen has a way of adding a warm, personal touch to our home.Winter and ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | August 13, 2017 10:00:00

Franchise Talk: 8 Tips to Get the Most Out of Franchise Asia 2017 Expo

Come with an empty stomach--there's a Franchise Food Park!

There are only a few days left before Franchise Asia 2017 Expo on July 21 to 23, 2017. Here are a few tips to make sure you get the most out of this once-a-year franchise event:1. Get free entry to the Expo by ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | July 16, 2017 10:00:00

Franchise Talk: Your Guide to Franchise Asia 2017

There's lots in store for current and aspiring franchisees and franchisors, as well as MSMEs

It’s July once again, and it’s time for the largest franchise conference and expo in Asia. Franchise Asia is happening from July 19 to 23 in SMX Mall of Asia. With dozens of activities, 500+ brands and over 45,000 visitors, here’s a ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | July 10, 2017 02:00:00

7 Things to Watch Out for in the Franchise Asia Conference 2017

Franchise Asia offers educational opportunities for entrepreneurs and professionals

Less than one month before the biggest franchise event in Asia, it’s time to start planning your itinerary for Franchise Asia 2017. With over 500 local and international franchise brands and over 45,000 expo attendees, Franchise Asia offers a wide range of opportunities ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | June 25, 2017 10:00:00

A Store for Only Php300K? 7-Eleven Rolls Out New Franchising Models

With 1,995 stores as of 2016, PH’s No.1 convenience store chain keeps its lead

Philippine Seven Corp., the country’s first and largest convenience store operator, is keeping its wide market lead not just by building more stores faster than anybody else but also by constantly innovating its franchising model.As of the end of last year, it ...

by Cherrie Regalado  | June 22, 2017 01:00:00