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Financial Adviser: 5 Startup Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From the Founder of Fruitas Holdings, Lester Yu

Today, Yu is the king of the fresh fruit drinks in the country with 1,000 multi-brand outlets

Lester Yu was working as a branch manager for a local bank at the young age of 24 when he resigned to launch his first startup venture.At that time, the pearl shake drink was the latest craze in town. Yu joined the ...

by Henry Ong  | April 09, 2019 01:00:00
News and Events

Financial Adviser: 5 Startup Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn from the Founder of Nacho King

Michael Singh was the first to introduce the Mexican staple as a food cart business in the country

Michael Singh is the founder of the Nacho King chain of food cartsMichael Singh used to play in UAAP for the Ateneo Blue Eagles but his parents sent him to the US to finish his college years for fears that he might ...

by Henry Ong  | December 04, 2018 11:00:00
Business Ideas

Would You Invest Php2M-Php3.5M in a Franchised Stall of Kris Aquino's Nacho Bimby?

She's opened 11 branches in 2 years but wants to build 20 more via franchising by end of 2017

She’s been called the Queen of All Media and many other titles, but for the past two years, Kris Aquino has been busy learning the ropes of running a food business as an entrepreneur. Her newest venture is Nacho Bimby Pilipinas Corp., ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 16, 2017 02:00:00
Run & Grow

How this franchisor's faith kept his pizza business afloat after Ondoy

Trusting God enables Kerwin Tansekiao to rebuild Jimini Foods Corporation after the devastating tropical storm.

THE PIZZA GUY. Kerwin Thomas Tansekiao, managing director of Jimini Foods Corporation, operator of pizza cart franchises Pizza Pedrico's and Santino's Supreme Slice. Photo courtesy of Jimini Foods CorporationIn 2009, Kerwin Thomas Tansekiao was riding high as managing director of Jimini Foods ...

by Toni Antiporda  | March 26, 2016 11:00:00
Startup Tips

Celebrity chef shares the sweet life with fellow 'probinsyanos'

This Oroquieta native is using his fame as a celebrity chef to improve the skills of his town mates.

At 29, Chef Hasset Go knows he has achieved a level of success few at his age have reached. But it all came from scratch.In his hometown of Oroquieta City in Misamis Occidental in northern Mindanao, life was fraught with challenges. His ...

by Lolita Villa and Lolita Villa  | May 12, 2015 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Home-based business idea: How to cook kwek-kwek

One of the most popular types of street food across the country is comprised of quail eggs with unique and tasty coating. If you want to learn how to cook kwek-kwek for the home-based food cart you are planning to put up, here's how.

Kwek-kwek is a favorite Filipino street food snack because it is tasty, affordable and filling. The snack is also a great way to earn extra money since it is easy to make and the ingredients are readily available in local markets. Just ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 04, 2014 01:30:00

This couple finds the bitter and sweet side of corn

Every business has a back story. This entrepreneurial couple reveals the struggles they encountered when they were just starting their venture, which is now a booming franchise opportunity.

by Renz Lyndon Paguio  | June 27, 2014 09:45:00

Basic elements of a successful food cart business

For any food cart business to be successful, it should observe the best practices pertaining to the 5 P�s, better known as the �marketing mix.�

Those who are familiar about the ‘marketing mix’ can very easily identify the important P’s for effective marketing of any product or service. Those P’s are: product, price, place, people and promotion. It is advisable to prioritize those factors whether you are ...

by James Humarang  | January 08, 2014 04:00:00
Business Ideas

5 pitfalls to avoid when starting a food business

Food franchises remain one of the most popular business ventures in the Philippines and standards must be met to ensure success in this very competitive industry. Read our advice on how to avoid the pitfalls.

Although food franchises remain one of the most popular business ventures in the Philippines, certain considerations and standards must be met to ensure success in this very competitive industry.To have a thriving food business, Ngan Tian shared  five pitfalls to avoid:1. Safety ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | September 27, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Gone truckin'

Going where your customers are via food trucks requires you to be agile and flexible in your operations.

As overhead costs go, a food business on wheels isn’t likely to break the bank as a brick-and-mortar restaurant could. Which is probably why more entrepreneurs are taking the food-truck concept for a spin these days.Thanks to reality TV shows like Eat ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 30, 2013 04:00:00
Startup Tips

The secrets to great grub

Within a span of a year, Chuck\\\'s Grub grew their business from one small kiosk to six fully operational stores (three of which are sit-down restaurants).

The Philippines is in the throes of a food frenzy. New restaurants are opening everywhere, with all kinds of cuisine aptly represented — and with each plate promptly Instagrammed, devoured and tweeted or blogged about. Food carts and kiosks are also swiftly ...

March 15, 2013 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Food trends at the Bakery Fair 2013

If you are interested in opening your own food startup check out the Bakery Fair 2013.

 The food business is a popular choice for those wanting to earn extra money because it is cheaper to start and there is always a ready market. If you are interested in opening your own food startup, check out the Bakery Fair ...

February 20, 2013 03:00:00

Learning from experience: Sweet Corner

By cutting the supply chain, this business is able to pass on its savings to its suppliers.

Cutting out the middleman has always been about getting things cheaper. But this couple shows how cutting out the middleman becomes good for everyone’s business, not just theirs.Voltaire Magpayo, 41, and Cholly Magpayo, 36 own the SWEET CORNer food cart franchise. The ...

January 21, 2013 02:00:00