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Potato Giant: Accounting teacher takes entrep route, finds franchising success

He had no culinary background ”" just the smarts of a math guy plus inspiration from his favorite snack

 After spending most of his life in the Accountancy program of De La Salle University, John Jeric Cantillon found himself dabbling his hands on business.“I finished with an Accountancy degree in DLSU and served as a part-time instructor there too,” Cantillon said. ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 22, 2016 03:00:00
Run & Grow

How the beloved mami-siopao resto Masuki conquers the times

This 80-year-old Binondo institution seems to have found the key to eternal prosperity

There’s probably nothing else which can best tell the story of the oldest Chinatown in the world than the food stalls dotting Binondo. After all, Binondo is home to some of the longest-standing restaurants in the country, serving much-loved Filipino-Chinese classics.Nestled in ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 21, 2016 06:00:00

How to create a great food franchising concept

Take your cue from the brains behind Potato Corner and Tokyo Tempura, Jorge Wieneke

With the Filipinos’ large appetite for food, it is no surprise to learn that most franchises in the country are dedicated to dining. But with a wide-array of choices, how does one stand out?“It is better to be heartbroken now than to ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 20, 2016 10:00:00
Business Ideas

How to leap from employment to entrepreneurship

Ink-All-You-Can founder Jerry Ilao shares 4 helpful steps

Freelancing, side-hustling, raket – they may have different names, but they all mean one thing: extra income. The urge to start a side-business at the age of online shopping has become more alluring for employees, simply because some make it look so ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 19, 2016 07:00:00
Business Ideas

The 5 food trends entrepreneurs must watch out for

RJ Ledesma of Mercato Centrale gives the bottomline: creativity, tradition, affordability

 Most of the exhibitors dedicated their booths to filling the participants’ tummies in the recently concluded Franchise and Business Expo at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Indeed, the food and restaurant industry is flourishing, what with the mushrooming of new ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 18, 2016 08:00:00

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
News and Events

Top local franchisors to mentor entrepreneurs at Franchise & Business Expo

SMEs gather to tackle govt’s new business policies, best entrep practices

  From the intense clamor to implement policies for ease of doing business, up to the simplest key reforms that affect consumers, the Philippines is definitely undergoing political and economic changes. This, along with the international community’s heightened interest in the country's growth ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 13, 2016 11:00:00