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Starting With Only Php100K, College Couple Grows Farron Café to 235 Kiosks Nationwide

Farwa and Ronnel Hombre found a niche serving delicious but affordable coffee to students

Married couple Farwa and Ronnel Hombre were still dating in college when they started the business in the University Belt area in ManilaWith their busy schedules and late-night activities, academic or otherwise, college students have become a big market for different kinds ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 26, 2018 11:00:00
News and Events

In Which Regions and Cities Do Food and Accommodation Businesses Earn the Most?

Average gross profit per establishment ranges from Php1.5 million to Php15 million

Food and accommodation establishments in the Philippines earned an average gross profit (income less expenses) of Php9.6 million in 2015, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).But restaurant, bar and hotel owners as well as caterers in Metro Manila earn more compared ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 05, 2017 10:00:00
News and Events

How Much Money are Restaurants, Bars and Caterers Making on Average?

Before putting one up, take a look at the latest numbers from the Philippine Statistics Authority

Each year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) conducts the Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI), which gathers data on close to 40,000 formal business establishments that employ at least 10 workers in the country. The latest survey, which includes 18 ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 24, 2017 04:00:00
Business Ideas

How A Coffee Equipment Importer is Earning Php100 Million in Sales

Leo de Leon built a market for his pricey coffeemaking machines as more Pinoys appreciate good coffee

These days, even a small community mall in second or third-tier Philippine cities would not be complete without a coffee shop or two. In giant shopping centers, it’s not surprising to find three branches of one coffee chain alone.Powerful shifts in consumer ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 24, 2017 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Want to Open a Coffee Shop? Keep These Owners' Tips in Mind

You can cash in on caffeine addictions -- if you're savvy

The retail value of the U.S. coffee market is alluring-around $48 billion. But at $3 a cup, cashing in on our collective caffeine addiction isn't always a given. Savvy experts share what they've learned. "Don’t forget the internet!," says Lehman. "There are many tools ...

by Ashlea Halpern  | December 25, 2016 12:00:00
Run & Grow

5 business lessons from Bo's Coffee founder Steve Benitez

The high-impact entrepreneur shares the importance of carving out a niche and transforming yourself

In an industry filled with large international franchises, Bo’s Coffee stands out by serving locally crafted brews. For the past 20 years, founder Steve Benitez has built his brand up from a coffee cart in Cebu to a network of 100 stores ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 14, 2016 10:00:00
Run & Grow

Bo’s Coffee: Ready for Hypergrowth

Leading Philippine specialty coffee shop chain eyes opening 25 branches a year up to 2020 compared to just 5 a year in past 2 decades

Bo's Coffee founder Steve Benitez is preparing his company for a rapid expansionLike a young adult on a wild caffeine boost, Bo's Coffee's expansion drive -- the picture of sure and steady all these years -- is about to go hyper.Steve Benitez, ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 12, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

10 things to consider when putting up a coffee shop

A chef and coffee bar owner shares his personal essentials to brewing business success.

That lovely feeling you have when you’re enjoying a good cup o’ joe at a cozy coffee shop? It’s actually built upon an intricate foundation revolving around a well-developed concept.1. ConceptChef Anthony Yupangco, owner of coffee bar Tutto Domani in Makati, can’t ...

by Stephanie F. Esguerra  | June 25, 2013 09:00:00
Franchising

New franchise opportunity: Coffeebreak

Check out this homegrown gourmet cafe brand.

Franchising has undoubtedly been a popular and profitable way to make the shift from employee to entrepreneur. There are approximately 125,000 franchised outlets in the country as of May 2012. But what determines franchise success? The support of the franchisor is crucial ...

September 10, 2012 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Program teaches communities the brew for success

 The Pinagdanlayan Farmers Association Inc. (PFAI) in Dolores, Quezon uses almost half a hectare of land to grow vegetables and crops since. But it’s their coffee trees—almost 1,000 of them—which shows most promise to rake in profit for the cooperative and its ...

July 17, 2012 06:00:00
Startup Tips

How to open a coffee shop

Planning well will help you succeed.

While it is tempting to open a coffee shop—or any retail business, for that matter—by just finding a space and putting in some comfy furniture in it, the benefits of having a well-planned store design and layout outweigh the presumed ease of ...

February 20, 2012 07:00:00
Startup Tips

Planning your coffee shop space

Read this before you design the space for your coffee shop.

Not all coffee shops are created equal—some opt for a fast-food, utilitarian vibe, while others choose to provide an ambience that invites patrons to stay for long periods of time. Before tackling space concerns, determine your café’s character and menu. An equally ...

February 08, 2012 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Buying stations make it easier to get into the coffee business

Coffee is now bought at world market prices, regardless of volume.

Now, just about anyone with a parcel of land can become a supplier of coffee beans to supply the country\\\'s growing demand. One no longer needs a warehouse full of coffee beans to directly trade with the \\\'big guys.\\\'More than 25 years ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | December 02, 2011 06:00:00
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