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FranchiseTalk: 5 signs your business is ready to franchise

You might be sitting on a goldmine and not realize it yet

If you're an entrepreneur who's been running a business for more than a year, chances are you've probably heard your fair share of this question from colleagues and customers: “So, will you franchise your business?”Maybe you haven't really given franchising much thought, ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | October 06, 2016 12:00:00
Run & Grow

How to manage risks in franchising

Deal with issues ranging from copycats to quality control

Finally, after years of growing your business, you feel like you’re ready to franchise. Yet something holds you back. Perhaps it’s the horror stories you’ve heard about failed food carts and their problem franchisees. You just don’t want that kind of headache.“Once ...

by Toni Antiporda  | August 24, 2016 07:00:00
News and Events

Bam Aquino seeks tax reform for MSMEs

Small and medium enterprises expected to benefit from simplified taxation processes

 Looks like President Rodrigo Duterte has found an ally with an Aquino, with Senator Bam to be exact, as the latter seeks to propose new tax reforms for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) once the 17th congress commences.   Related: Tax expert ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 20, 2016 09:00:00

Cybercafé gamble pays off for freelance graphic designer

Kingsley Tan's Mineski Infinity cybercafé can still cash in up to P21,000 even on slow days.

GAME BOSS. Kingsley Tan immediately recognizes the value of a Mineski Infinity cybercafé franchise. Photo by Jonathan Baldonado / Entrepreneur Philippines “So this is where all the people are!” exclaimed Kingsley Tan when he walked into a packed cybercafé two years ago. The ...

by Ieth Inolino  | March 27, 2016 01:00:00

The pros and cons of independent franchising

Can you franchise your business on your own? Franchisors, consultants weigh in on its risks and benefits.

by Toni Antiporda  | March 17, 2016 09:00:00

5 ways to know if your business is ready to franchise

Question no. 1: Can you clearly articulate what your brand is?

Joe Entrepreneur always believed in his idea for a frozen yogurt parlor, but in 2011 he actually quit his job, put his family’s savings on the line, and opened Joe’s Fro-Yo. Three years of hard work, late nights, and 7-day workweeks taught ...

by Kyle Zagrodzky  | March 14, 2016 05:00:00

From former math teacher to Kumon center franchisee

Charlotte Immenschuh knew first-hand the difficulties students had absorbing new concepts at school, which is how she first encountered a Kumon Math and Reading Center.

Charlotte Immenschuh knew first-hand the difficulties students had absorbing new concepts at school—she was a math teacher who would see gaps in their knowledge every day. Even her daughter Lauren struggled scholastically, which is how she first encountered a Kumon Math and ...

by Carly Okyle  | March 10, 2016 08:00:00

See how LJ Moreno-Alapag's craving turned into a thriving business

The celebrity entrepreneur is now growing her food concept, The Lollicake Factory, via franchising.

STARTING UP. LJ Moreno-Alapag manning the booth of The Lollicake Factory during its first outing at the Mercato Centrale weekend market in 2012. Photo from The Lollicake Factory's Facebook pageIt started with a craving. Three months after getting married and coming home to Manila, ...

by Anna Felipe  | March 05, 2016 11:00:00
Startup Tips

Success secrets from Papa John

Meet the entrepreneur behind a billion-dollar business who started out as a dishwasher.

PAPA JOHN. John Schnatter started Papa John’s Pizza in 1984 with only $1,600 worth of used restaurant equipment. Photo courtesy of Papa John's Entrepreneurs make plenty of mistakes, particularly when first starting out. John Schnatter is no exception, although he learned at least one ...

by Catherine Clifford  | March 02, 2016 09:00:00

Sister act: From hair salon franchisees to franchisors

The Ko sisters are positioning Status Hair Salon as a one-stop urban salon.

SISTER ACT. From left: Roseann Ko and Robina Marie Ko, founders of Status Hair Salon. Photo by Heidi Aquende / Entrepreneur PhilippinesFor Robina Marie Ko, experience is still the best teacher. At age 21, fresh out of college, she took over the ...

by Ieth Inolino  | February 22, 2016 05:00:00

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

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