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Do you have what it takes to own a foreign franchise?

If you are looking to bring in a brand from overseas, it pays to know what your potential partners will look for.

Filipinos are no strangers to foreign brands. We have seen the success of fast food heavyweights such as McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), and even fashion retailers such as Uniqlo and H&M here. In many cases, these brands come in with a ...

by Toni Antiporda  | March 29, 2016 07:00:00

Back to basics: Tutoring Club

Running a foreign franchise as your first venture could be quite a handful.

Running a foreign franchise as your first venture could be quite a handful. This entrepreneur shows how  sticking to the basics can turn the odds in your favor.For first-time entrepreneurs, bringing in foreign concepts is twice the challenge. While just starting to ...

March 22, 2013 01:00:00

Bringing a Singaporean brand to the Philippines

Why this Singaporean brand is making waves.

Toast Box started as a food-stall unit of Singapore’s Food Republic Wisma Atria. It was Katherine Quek, wife of BreadTalk founder Dr. George Quek, who came up with the concept in response to the toast and coffee market in Singapore. It is, ...

January 12, 2012 09:00:00

What are the top international franchise brands in the country?

We countdown the top 6 international franchise brands

Franchise Asia 2011 is fast approaching and Filipinos and the rest of Asia can\\\'t wait to see and explore which foreign brands they can bring into the country through franchising. You all know the foreign franchising brands that we have in the ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | September 08, 2011 04:00:00

5 things to do when acquiring a master franchise

And what to look for in the business agreement

So you\\\'ve finally found a concept from abroad that you\\\'d want to bring to the Philippines. The next step is getting the master franchise. A master franchise, according to, will allow you to appoint sub-franchisees in a certain geographical area--perfect for ...

by Lyndah Bartolome  | May 06, 2011 11:00:00

What makes a foreign franchise work?

Learn from last year\\\'s winners on how they made foreign franchise brands work here in the country

Foreign franchises are particularly attractive ventures, offering tried-and-tested systems that have seen success abroad. Internationally established names also hold a particular allure, as more Filipinos travel and become familiar with such brands.Foreign franchises do come with their own set of challenges— they ...

January 25, 2011 07:00:00

Six traits foreign brands look for in a local franchisee

Krispy Kreme exec shares what he looks for in their local partners

US-based doughnut brand Krispy Kreme has expanded worldwide through their partner franchisees that operate on a per country basis.Krispy Kreme officials said that to be chosen as a master franchisee of the brand is no mean feat as  the doughnut company implements ...

September 21, 2010 11:00:00