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Franchise Talk: Have Php500,000? Look Into These 10 Food and Drinks Concepts that are Hot But Affordable

These franchises give you the chance to have your own food business with minimal capital

Have you always wanted to be a food entrepreneur, but can’t afford to own a full-service restaurant just yet? Don’t let high investment costs deter your dreams of owning a successful food business. Here are our top recommendations for affordable food franchises ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | October 17, 2018 09:00:00

Franchise Talk: 5 Things that Make Franchising More Fun in the Philippines

The Philippines continues to be the franchise hub of Asia

With a population of over 101 million, a young, English speaking population and a central geographic location that is just a three-hour plane ride to major ASEAN capitals, the Philippines has become the franchise hub of Asia. Five things set the Philippines ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | August 27, 2017 10:00:00

(Video) What’s New and Exciting at the 2017 Franchise Expo Asia?

Here are some of the most interesting food and non-food concepts we found at the event

Over 600 brands exhibited at this year’s Franchise Expo Asia, which claims to be the largest of its kind in the region. Philippine Franchising Association (PFA) Director Sam Christopher Lim, one of the planners of the event, said he is expecting around ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 21, 2017 07:00:00

FranchiseTalk: 5 franchise brands you didn’t know are from Mindanao

All eyes are now on the growth of our southernmost big island

 During President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte’s state visits to China and Japan, he was able to generate more foreign investments for the Philippines. Most notable among the economic deals clinched during the state visits is the ¥5 billion (Php 2.31 billion) worth of ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | November 18, 2016 04:00:00

FranchiseTalk: 8 Filipino franchises that have gone global

These global franchise brands make us proud to be Pinoy

The Philippines is home to more than 1,500 franchise brands. On average, they can earn up to US$ 11 billion in combined annual sales. No wonder the Philippines is now also recognized as "the franchise development hub of Asia," home to unique ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | October 28, 2016 10:00:00

FranchiseTalk: Am I too young to invest in a franchise?

Franchising isn’t just an old man's game ”" here’s 5 ways to start on it, while you’re young

At the young age of 26 years old, Ivan Kenneth Taw decided to leave a promising marketing career behind to become a franchisee of the convenience store chain 7-Eleven. Four years later, he now owns two 7-Eleven outlets, and wants to own ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | October 13, 2016 06:00:00

Is there still room for foreign food franchise in PH?

Filipinos eat accordingly to how they feel, an opportunity indeed for businesses to tap into.

It is an understatement to say that Filipinos like to eat. The word “like” deprives the intimate relationship between Filipinos and food, as it is way deeper than infatuation.Filipinos eat accordingly to how they feel, as if eating is a celebration of ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | May 19, 2016 05:00:00

How franchising can help you reach 100 outlets for your business

Franchising has become a favorite expansion model for starting and established entrepreneurs.

When we used to ask entrepreneurs how many outlets they dream to have, they used to say 20, maybe even 50 if they were dreaming big.But the next generation of entrepreneurs start to realize that 100 outlets, or even 1,000 is within ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | May 12, 2016 09:00:00
Run & Grow

How Ricardo Cuna led Fiorgelato to its steady success

He credits the success of his company, Milkin Corporation, to his patient and methodical ways.

Ricardo “Richie” Cuna is an advocate of a well-crafted business plan. His company, Milkin Corporation—a toll producer of tailor-formulated ice cream products—and his flagship brand, Fiorgelato, are testaments to the success of his methodical approach.It was not an easy journey for him, ...

by Devi de Veyra  | April 26, 2016 06:00:00

Which comes first: branding or franchising?

Branding goes deeper than logos and store design”"it is about personality, values, and vision.

“Your brand is the single most important investment you can make in your business.” – Steve Forbes, Editor in Chief, Forbes magazineWhich should come first, branding or franchising? This age old question plagues many of today’s small business owners, especially those who are ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | March 31, 2016 09:00:00

Avoid these 3 pitfalls when investing in a franchise

Figuring out the business you want to get into is finding out the things you are passionate about.

One of our greatest successes as a country is having over a 150,000 franchise outlets with thousands of happy franchisees.With its high-acceptability and 90% success rate over traditional do-it-yourself businesses, it has been a pretty typical case that a franchisee can own ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | February 18, 2016 10:00:00

Water Boy justifies the premium for safer drinking water

With too many water refilling stores competing in the market today, it is just logical that prices tend to drop. But Water Boy decides to keep its tag price per bottle at a premium. Find out why.

At P40 per 5-gallon bottled water, Water BoyTM could easily be dismissed as being more expensive than the rest. Interestingly, the water refilling market now sees standard water prices ranging from an average of P25 to P35. In some cases, some brands ...

by James Humarang  | February 12, 2014 10:00:00

Five must-haves in franchising

Besides going public, another popular route of expanding one's business is through franchising.However, franchising a business takes more than just letting others share your business concept and charge a fee for that.

Besides going public,  another popular route of expanding one’s business is through franchising.However, franchising a business takes more than just letting others share your business concept and charge a fee for that. “Proper assessment of one’s business must be made before one ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | October 01, 2013 12:00:00