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5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying a Franchise

Franchising has a higher success rate than starting on your own but you must be ready to commit to it

If there is a Jollibee outlet near your home, chances are, that branch is operated by a franchisee. More than half of the homegrown fast food brand’s 1,000-plus branches are operated by this special kind of entrepreneur. And the reason why most ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 01, 2018 10:00:00

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

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

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
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Franchise Asia 2013

The things we spotted at the biggest franchise fair of the year.

If you are interested in franchising or even just business trends in general, Franchise Asia was the event to be. The annual trade show was held in SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia last July. Before heading to SM, ...

August 06, 2013 02:00:00

The Generics Pharmacy: Good health for all

The Generics Pharmacy owes its success to the low price of the non-branded medicines it sells and its unique ties with its franchisees

BENJAMIN LIUSON: He has made it his mission to cut down the price of the medicines he sells.Building a business in non-branded products may seem counter-intuitive, but not for The Generics Pharmacy (TGP) Franchising Corp.TGP has its roots in the Pacific Insular ...

October 19, 2009 12:00:00