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Franchise Talk: How Did the Philippines Become the Franchise Hub of Asia?

In just 20 years, the Philippines transformed from the bottom to the top 5 franchise market in the world

Officers of Francorp with Sen. Miguel Zubiri (center) at the 20th anniversary eventFrom virtually a non-existent franchise player in the 1990s, the Philippines has today become not just the franchise hub of Asia, but has also cracked the top five franchise markets ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | October 29, 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: Learning center franchise teaching Singapore math turns kids into wizards

Anyone can be good in math at Seriously Addictive Mathematics

Most Filipinos tend to hate math, even claiming it's not one of their favorite subjects in school. And who can blame them; after all, schools teach math through drills and memorization, methods which are neither effective nor enjoyable for young learners.Perhaps the ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | October 19, 2016 06:00:00

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

FranchiseTalk: 10 franchise brands you didn't know are from Cebu

These brands are king in the ”?"Queen City of the South”

The island province of Cebu is known for many things: sumptuous lechon, sweet ripe mangoes, white sand beaches, ingenious furniture design and fiesta-loving Cebuanos, among other things.But don't let their laid-back and fiesta-loving lifestyle fool you – Cebuanos are a hardworking and ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | September 08, 2016 08:00:00
Run & Grow

Hometown franchise brands go national

Learn from Mang Inasal, Waffle Time, Golden Cowrie and other local faves

Just because a brand was born in a provincial town doesn’t mean it can’t compete with —and beat—concepts from Manila.Take Mang Inasal, the barbecue fast food restaurant chain started by Edgar “Injap” Sia II in Iloilo in 2003. Mang Inasal now has ...

by Toni Antiporda  | August 14, 2016 12:00:00

3 suggested franchising events for your learning

These events are great opportunities for growth and improvement of your franchise business.

Now that tax season is almost over, it is time to shift focus back on your company’s growth and improvement. And what better way to learn than to look at the events and seminars that are in the horizon. So, before your ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | April 07, 2016 09:00:00

Do you have what it takes to own a foreign franchise?

If you are looking to bring in a brand from overseas, it pays to know what your potential partners will look for.

Filipinos are no strangers to foreign brands. We have seen the success of fast food heavyweights such as McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), and even fashion retailers such as Uniqlo and H&M here. In many cases, these brands come in with a ...

by Toni Antiporda  | March 29, 2016 07:00:00

Understand these 9 terms in a franchise agreement

Read between the lines so you know what you are getting into before buying a franchise.

“The franchise agreement is important because it’s the heart and soul of the business,” said Armando “Butz” Bartolome, president of GMB Franchise Consultants.Everything you need to know about managing your franchise and maintaining a good relationship with your franchisor can be found ...

by Toni Antiporda  | March 16, 2016 05:00:00

7 reasons why you should get a franchise

It goes beyond the profits

Franchising is not only the means for big companies to expand their business, it is also a way for the ordinary Filipino to try their hands in asked Francorp Philippines\\\' chief executive officer Bing Sibal-Limjoco for reasons why Filipinos who want ...

August 31, 2011 08:00:00

6 reasons why you should franchise your business

Expansion is just one of them

You have been running your business for three years already and it has been a very exciting three years for you and your business. People have been pitching left and right that they want to franchise your business but you are not ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | August 22, 2011 09:00:00