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The Binalot story: From 'guerrilla operation' to a growing Pinoy fast food network

This company has come a long way from running a 'guerrilla operation' to becoming one of top food shops in the country today.

Rommel Juan, a lover of good food who comes from an entrepreneurial family, started small and simple in the food business in 1996.“The economy was good then and I had the extra time, so I looked for something to invest in,” he ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 28, 2015 10:00:00

Financing your dream franchise

Here are some tips on how to secure capital for your franchise

We all have dreams, but sadly, not everyone has the courage or perhaps the money to pursue them. If your dream is to own a franchised business, in particular, you probably are too scared to pursue that dream because you think you ...

by Mary Anne Velas  | July 15, 2013 10:00:00

Mark your calendar: Franchise Asia 2013

Check out one of the biggest franchise events of the year.

Franchise Asia Philippines 2013 is one of the biggest industry events of the year. It gathers local and international franchise players to share the best global practices. It is also the best place to discover new business opportunities as well as to ...

July 08, 2013 01:00:00

10 franchise opportunities for the young and young at heart

This is a list for the fresh grads, or aspiring business owners who are still in school.

Entrepreneur Philippines gave you a shortlist of the franchise businesses that would be great for the summer season. This week, we\\\'re giving you one more list based on our franchise directory. But this time, we\\\'re targeting younger entrepreneurs: the fresh grads, or ...

by KC Calpo  | June 19, 2013 01:00:00

Affordable franchise opportunity: Postal Station

Postal Station is a franchise program of PHLPost for those who wish to start and own their business with minimal capital.

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) officials recently launched the first privately operated Postal Station owned by Techno-Point I.T. Consultancy Services in Caloocan City Hall Complex.During the launch, the first day cover of the Private Mailing Stamps produced exclusively for the Postal Stations ...

June 04, 2013 09:00:00

Thai franchise businesses to consider

Thai franchise concepts are expanding in ASEAN.

During the Thailand-Philippines business matching event held last week at the Heritage Hotel Manila, Thai businessowners flew in to present their franchise concepts to Filipino entrepreneurs. The event was organized by the International Institute for Trade and Development (ITD).ITD Deputy Executive Director, ...

May 24, 2013 03:00:00
Startup Tips

How to open a gas station

A gas station may be expensive to put up, yet motorists’ inexhaustible demand for fuel makes it quite a viable business. The business is not likely to go out of style soon, as oil is an essential commodity, but success largely depends ...

by Bernadette Reyes  | May 08, 2013 03:00:00

Generika Drugstore

This company has leveraged increased demand for affordable medicine into a fast growing business venture.

The high cost of local medicine prompted Erikagen Inc. to get into the business of offering an affordable alternative to consumers. Teodoro Ferrer, president of Erikagen Inc., observed that Filipinos had a misguided notion that branded medicines was the end all and ...

May 03, 2013 01:00:00

Franchise 101: The terms

A glossary of franchising terms

Are you looking for a franchise brand to buy? It pays to know as much as you can when opening a new business. Here are the terms commonly used in the industry:Business format franchising A method of business expansion whereby a business owner ...

April 16, 2013 01:00:00

Oryspa: Franchise brand on the rise

The Philippines is among the world leaders in creating franchise concepts.

The Philippines is among the world leaders in creating franchise concepts.  Here we take a closer look at the Oryspa franchise model which takes a typical business concept and gives it their own spin. Oryspa: Unlocking the benefits of rice branIts name sounds ...

by Jimbo Owen Gulle  | April 12, 2013 03:00:00

Fact sheet: Brothers Burger Inc.

Franchise fact sheet for Brothers Burger Inc.

Company name: Brothers Burger Inc.Investment cost: P1.5 million (franchise fee); P6  million  (total investment) Investment Recovery Period: 2 yearsPeople behind the company: The Jose brothers – DJ, Martin, and Quito, the owners of Brothers BurgerWhat they do: Brothers Burger is a fast-casual ...

April 10, 2013 01:00:00

Find the franchise that fits

There are hundreds of franchise concepts out there. Finding the right one for you is not a matter of luck; here are a few guidelines.

 Getting a franchise business to own and operate gives the prospective franchisee certain benefits that other entrepreneurs may not have. For one, a franchise business works on a proven business formula and systems, minimizing the barriers to entry especially for the new ...

April 01, 2013 02:00:00

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