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Financial Adviser: 5 Success Lessons Every Startup Can Learn from the Founder of The Shawarma Shack

With 300 outlets nationwide, The Shawarma Shack is now the fastest-growing food franchise in the country

Walther Buenavista is the founder of The Shawarma ShackWalther Buenavista only wanted to get a regular job to support his family, but no company was interested to hire him because he did not finish a college degree.Due to lack of employment opportunities, ...

by Henry Ong  | November 06, 2018 02:00:00
Franchising

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
News and Events

Popeyes Making a Comeback in the PH Thanks to Kuya J

Both companies sign master franchise agreement to bring the fast-food chain to the country

Popeyes, a popular fast-food chain in the US, is soon making a comeback in the Philippines, thanks to the Kuya J Group of restaurants. In a press release dated August 17, 2018 and posted on the website of Restaurant Brands Inc. (RBI), ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 19, 2018 02:00:00
Business Ideas

How A Little Bakery Made Its Way From New York to Manila

A local entrepreneur is betting Filipinos will embrace Magnolia Bakery just as much as New Yorkers do

Magnolia Bakery's bestselling item is its Banana PuddingStewart Ong is such a fan of New York City’s Magnolia Bakery he’d go there “literally every day” when he was visiting the Big Apple. He’d get one of their famous banana pudding and pick ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 11, 2018 09:00:00
Franchising

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
Franchising

76-Year-Old National Book Store Opens Business for Franchising

For an investment fee of Php6.4 million, you can now have your own NBS Express branch

National Book Store Managing Director Xandra Ramos-Padilla announced the news that the company will be open for franchising during a speech at the Philippine Franchising Association's Franchise Asia ConferenceNational Bookstore (NBS), the country's largest chain of books and school supplies store, is ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 18, 2018 08:00:00
Franchising

Franchise Talk: 8 Tips to Get the Most out of Franchise Asia 2018 Expo

It's the place to go if you're looking to kickstart your own franchised business

From July 20 to 22, the biggest franchise show in Asia is opening its doors at the SMX Mall of Asia. With just a few days left before Franchise Asia 2018, here are a few tips to make sure you get the ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | July 16, 2018 10:00:00
Business Ideas

How a Former Domestic Worker in Italy Built A Halo-Halo Brand With 29 Branches

Of Ben's Halo Halo's 29 branches, only 1 is company-owned. The rest are franchises

Pasco was an OFW for 11 years before he decided to go home and put up his own businessIn 1999, Ben Pasco started working in Taiwan as a maintenance engineer. It was his first job as he just had finished college from ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 11, 2018 10:00:00
Franchising

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
Franchising

Looking for Ready-Made Business to Invest In? Franchise Asia Expo 2018 is the Perfect Place to Look

Choose from some 500 businesses taking part in Asia's largest franchising event on July 20-22

Franchise Asia Expo 2018 will have more than 200 booths to visit in the four halls of the SMX Convention CenterFranchise Asia Expo 2018, Asia’s largest franchising event, is happening on July 20 to 22 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 28, 2018 10:00:00
Franchising

Franchise Talk: Who are the Top Speakers at This Year's Franchise Asia 2018?

Here are a few quotes from some of the local and international experts in the annual franchising event

As the region's largest franchise conference and expo comes to Manila once again, it can be daunting trying to learn from so many experts and professionals from the industry. With over 50 speakers and 14 simultaneous breakout sessions, it’s important to know ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | June 25, 2018 09:00:00
Franchising

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
Franchising

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
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