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Franchising sector set for double digit growth

The Philippine franchising industry continues its strong growth as home-grown franchises begin expanding to international markets.

The Association of Filipino Franchisers Incorporated (AFFI) states that the industry has grown by 20 percent this year. It expects the growth to continue with a 25% growth rate forecast for 2014. Erlinda S. Bartolome, the group’s Director for International Trade Affairs ...

by Press Release  | October 02, 2014 03:00:00

What are the causes of conflict between a franchisor and a franchisee?

The six issues that may cause conflict between a franchisor and a franchisee

In this edition of Ask the Expert, Armando Bartolome enumerates the tricky issues that may cause conflict between a franchisor and franchisee and explains each of these six issues. Find out what they are here.  Q:        What are the usual issues that ...

by Armando "Butz" O. Bartolome  | November 05, 2012 10:00:00

Franchising: Independence vs. support

Some level of control needs to be let go if you want to go into the franchising biz and succeed.

Q:  I want to buy a franchise but I\\\'m being held back by the thought of giving up my decision-making "independence".  Should I be concerned about this?  Are there drawbacks to owning a franchise which I should know about before I enter ...

by Armando Bartolome  | April 13, 2012 11:00:00