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Franchise Talk: Chef Tony's Gourmet Popcorn--From Undas Snack to International Brand

It's come a long way from its humble beginnings

Chef Tony's Gourmet Popcorn started out as a snack sold to cemetery crowds during All Saints DayIn the Philippines, November 1 is All Saints’ Day, also known as undas. On this day, thousands of Filipinos flock to the cemeteries to remember and ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | November 01, 2018 10:00:00

Franchise Talk: 3 Secrets to Khaleb's Staying Power in the Food Industry

The homegrown shawarma brand stays strong even after 15 years in the business

Khaleb Shawarma started as a humble family business in 2003In the competitive world of the food industry, very few food businesses can claim they have lasted more than 10 years. Khaleb, a homegrown shawarma brand, is one of those outliers. In fact, ...

by Velle Cacha  | September 28, 2018 08:00:00

Franchise Talk: BonChon, Figaro, Wendy's--How Much Do You Need to Own These Big Food Chains?

Here's how much you'll need to own a piece of Angel's Pizza and Subway, too

Filipinos love to eat. No wonder the local food service industry continues to grow. According to the latest nationwide Census of Philippine Business and Industry (CPBI), the Philippine food service industry is worth roughly $7.2 billion (Php385.4 billion), with an annual growth ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | August 31, 2018 10:00:00

Franchise Talk: Do You Have What it Takes to be Alden Richards' Business Partner?

The "Pambansang Bae's" biz puts the spotlight on heirloom Filipino recipes

Actor and entrepreneur Alden Richards with Concha’s Garden Café founder Gemma Escueta-SembranoAlden Richards, the 26-year-old “Pambansang Bae,” is a man of many talents. Aside from being one half of the AlDub “Kalyeserye” love team, with Yaya Dub Maine Mendoza, Alden is also a ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | August 01, 2018 12:00:00

Franchise Talk: Your Guide to Franchise Asia 2018

The largest franchise conference and expo in Asia is happening this month

Franchise Asia is scheduled from July 18 to 22 at the SMX Mall of Asia. With dozens of activities, 700+ brands and over 52,000 visitors, here’s a guide to help you navigate the weeklong Franchise Asia activities.For MSMEs, professionals and entrepreneurs wanting ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | July 10, 2018 11:00:00

Franchise Talk: Top Education Franchises to Consider this Back-to-School Season

Help empower young minds as you become your own boss

Back-to-school season can be exciting and stressful at the same time. For most kids, this may be challenging if they are entering a transition year or transferring to a new school. Parents are also challenged to reinstate routines after the summer break ...

by Velle Cacha  | July 02, 2018 09:00:00

Franchise Talk: 8 Reasons to Join the Franchise Asia Conference 2018

The annual franchise conference has something for all business owners

Some of the speakers scheduled to appear at this year's Franchise Asia Conference include (top row, left to right) Patrick Cua, Francis Kong, William Edwards, Bernie Liu, (bottom row, left to right) Anton Diaz, Gino Borromeo, Pinky Yee, Merlee Cruz-JaymeFilipino business owners ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | June 11, 2018 09:00:00

Franchise Talk: How a Pharma Salesman Became a Pharmacy Chain Owner

Once an ordinary employee, Roderick Battung now has 90 outlets of his pharmacy business

The Battung brother (from left): James, Roderick, Joey and Louie Franchising allows you to escape the “corporate world” and become an entrepreneur that helps creates jobs and, eventually, wealth. It’s not always easy, but the rewards both financially and emotionally are immeasurable.Owning over ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | June 04, 2018 09:00:00

Franchise Talk: Top Education and Services Franchises from HK and SG Seeking Local Franchise Partners

Franchising isn't just about food and beverage outlets

When it comes to franchising, we often think of food and beverage brands such as Starbucks, McDonalds, and KFC. In reality, many of the world’s best-performing franchises are in the education and services sector. This bodes well for Asia as a region, ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | May 09, 2018 10:00:00

Franchise Talk: Top International Franchises in F&B are Looking for Master Franchisees in Manila

Franchise opportunities for Little Caesars Pizza, Presotea, Mennya Kokoro and Pronto

With a population of 104 million, 49 percent of whom live in urban areas, and growing at an annual rate of 1.6 percent, the Philippines is an attractive prospect for many international franchise brands. According to Asia Development Bank (ADB), the Philippines' ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | May 06, 2018 09:00:00

Franchise Talk: 4 Top Franchise Recommendations for Retirees

Life after retirement is more exciting with a franchise business

Retirement is another chapter in one’s life that can both be thrilling and boring. This can really be up to the retiree—he or she can take it easy, just relax and enjoy being at home with the grandkids, or they can use ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | April 29, 2018 09:00:00

(UPDATED) Franchise Talk: Franchise Events Happening Near You

There are roadshows for franchisors and franchisees in Manila, Pampanga, Cebu, Bacolod, Naga and more

Before any great success is a great foundation. Whether you’re an aspiring franchisee looking for a franchise business or a business owner running a successful business and planning to expand it exponentially, you have to start with the right franchise education and ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | April 18, 2018 09:00:00

Franchise Talk: This Davao-Based Barbershop Proves That It’s Okay to be Macho in an Industry of Chic Salons

Mach Mucho is a recipient of the GoNegosyo Award for Best Concept

Macho Mucho started in General Santos City and expanded to Davao City. It now has seven branchesThe men’s grooming industry has experienced a surge in sales in recent years according to a Euromonitor report from March 2016. About 3,000 households in urban ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | March 31, 2018 09:00:00