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Toasted siopao business takes the road to growth through franchising

This toasted siopao business is actively tapping franchising for further growth.

A random holiday trip to Bicol kick-started the entrepreneurial journey of Dindo Carreon and Wella Ricafrente. In one of their lunch outs, the partners tried one of the region’s famous products, toasted siopao. Instantly, they thought it would be a great business ...

by MJ Dinglasan  | June 24, 2015 01:00:00

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

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

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

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

Franchise newbie: Munchster Yum

The food cart industry remains strong, with all signs pointing upwards for 2013.

The food cart industry remains strong, with all signs pointing upwards for 2013. The increase in food cart operators can be accounted for mainly by franchising; for the most part, it turns people from hopefuls to entrepreneurs within a relatively short time ...

by KC Calpo  | February 07, 2013 02:00:00

Six tips on franchising your biz

Want to franchise your business? Here are six tips from a veteran

For a business looking to grow its customer base and reach, a franchise system is worth looking into.Here are some to dos if you decide to take the franchise route: 1.    Have your systems in place:This means all your operations, from production to ...

by Paulo M. Tibig  | January 24, 2013 10:00:00

Franchise deal: Mister Donut

On its 30th year of business, the brand is now offering

For 30 years now and more than a thousand shops later, Mister Donut is still going strong. The business includes franchised shops, key accounts, dealership and ambulant bikes.To celebrate their anniversary, franchise fees for a Mister Donut business has been lowered from ...

January 03, 2013 04:00:00

Spotted: New brands at the 11th Filipino Franchise Show

The trends and new brands we spotted during the show.

The Association of the Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI) is a homegrown organization aimed at promoting responsible business through franchising. Every year, they hold a trade fair that showcases  the innovative franchise concepts launched by Filipino companies. If you are thinking of owning ...

October 18, 2012 07:00:00
Startup Tips

From buyers to sellers

Frequent spa customers, this family pounced on a franchise opportunity from their favorite establishment.

Between them, book publisher Dante E. Llarena and his wife have been regular patrons of YSA Skin Care Clinic. So the moment YSA Skin Care Corp. finally decided to open the business to franchising, Llarena said he did not hesitate at all ...

October 04, 2012 06:00:00

New franchising opportunity: Caffe Bene

This popular brand from South Korea is now in the Philippines.

Franchising has undoubtedly been a popular and profitable way to make the shift from employee to entrepreneur. There are approximately 125,000 franchised outlets in the country as of May 2012. But what determines franchise success? The support of the franchisor is crucial ...

September 04, 2012 05:00:00

6 things about franchise contracts

Franchise guru Armando Bartolome shares six crucial issues that a franchise contract must cover.

Q: What crucial items a franchise agreement should cover? A:  First and foremost a person must be properly taught and oriented on how to read the franchise agreement. It is not enough that a  copy be given to the person who in turn ...

by Armando Bartolome  | July 24, 2012 04:00:00