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The AFFI affair: Richie Cuna reveals what makes their franchising expo a yearly hit

The boss behind Fiorgelato co-leads AFFI with 100 percent devotion

It’s strange how twenty years, when it is the age of a person, connotes youth and promise, and of exciting things yet to come. In the case of an organization or an institution, a twenty year existence equals a milestone, a ripeness ...

by Jen Balboa  | October 17, 2016 06:00:00
Run & Grow

Aquabest makers ride the currents of competition

GQWEST to introduce new Livingstream brand of water stores

“The water station market in the Philippines remains hypercompetitive and fragmented,” noted Kendrick Go of GQWest, the parent company of the locally ubiquitous Aquabest water station business in an exclusive interview with Entrepreneur Philippines.While the company asserts its leadership in the local ...

by Angelo Cantera  | September 09, 2016 05:00:00

3 add-on concepts from leading water franchise brand

The new concepts are Maid for the Day, Best Mobile Wazzers and Hemmingbird.

EntrepRises is the country’s first fully customizable business from Aquabest, the leading water franchise brand. It allows franchisees to select from packages that would allow them to create their ideal franchise model.  The company’s CEO, Carson Tan, says the new concept was ...

October 15, 2012 01:00:00

Video: Making sense of franchising (Part I)

What brands are going into franchising and why?

More and more local brands are going into franchising in order to grow their business. scoured the halls of SMX Convention Center during Franchise Asia 2011 to find the latest brands that have taken the franchising option.We also got insights from ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | October 04, 2011 11:00:00

Find out how a water franchise reached 700 stores

The thirst for the brand is unquenchable

Water refilling company, Aquabest, has reached 700 stores nationwide as of the end of July 2011. “Aquabest’s strong growth validates our decision to invest heavily in building our brand, thanks to these efforts Aquabest is now the brand of choice among households,” ...

August 10, 2011 04:00:00

5 franchise brands elected into Hall of Fame

Find out who made it on the list

For the first time in the past six years of Entrepreneur Philippines’ Franchise Awards, we are electing five brands that have been consistent winners for the past five years into our Hall of Fame.A purified water company, two convenience stores, a food ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | July 04, 2011 02:00:00

Entrepreneur Franchise Awards 2010

Here\\\'s the complete list of 19 excellent franchise brands

[From left] Glenn Francis Yu of SEAOIL Philippines; Federico Moreno of Ystilo Salon; Rommel Juan, Binalot; Siu Ping Par, PR Gaz HausNineteen franchise companies made it to this year’s Franchise Awards of ENTREPRENEUR Philippines, among them a Nueva Ecija-based beauty salon and ...

June 28, 2010 11:00:00

Aquabest: Standing for quality, service, value and technology

This ISO-certified water refilling company promises QSVT to all its franchisees and end-users

For four consecutive years now, Aquabest Purified Water has received different awards in Entrepreneur Philippines magazine's annual Franchise Awards. Aquabest is the flagship brand of Global Quality Waters and Environmental Solutions Technologies, Inc. (GQWEST). With more than 400 water refilling stations, plus ...

October 06, 2009 12:00:00

Aquabest Premium Purified Water

Franchise Fact Sheet of Aquabest Premium

Name:  AQUABEST Premium Purified WaterCompany:  G.Q.W.E.S.T., Inc. (Global Quality Waters and Environmental Solutions Technologies, Inc.)Description:  Water Refilling Station / Water PurificationFranchise Fee:  NoneTotal Investment:  P500,000 to P600,000Preferred Sites:  High traffic areas with highly residential areaYear Started:  1997Franchising Since:  1997Number of stores:  315Franchise ...

October 05, 2009 12:00:00
Startup Tips

Net, Profit!

Attendees realize there is plenty to gain at the Entrepreneur Networking Night: new contacts, new business, and even fabulous prizes!

September 04, 2009 12:00:00