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Get to Know Kris Aquino The Entrepreneur

Here's a rundown of Kris Aquino's business ventures

After more than 20 years in the entertainment industry, Kris Aquino decided to invest more time and money in her business ventures.Kris has always been forward-thinking when it comes to securing the future of her sons—Josh and Bimby. This is probably why the 47-year-old ...

by Nikko Tuazon for  | November 19, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

(LOOK) Is There a Mang Inasal Copycat in Indonesia?

We don't blame you if you're feeling some deja vu

Blatant copies are rampant in the restaurant industry, from names to dishes to whole concepts. Sometimes it goes under the guise of wit: Look at the number of establishments in Metro Manila named Lord of the Rinse or Facebuhok or Starbuco.But infringing ...

by Sasha Lim Uy for  | June 20, 2018 12:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 5 Reasons Why DoubleDragon Will Be the Next Blue Chip Stock to Own from Founder Injap Sia

The founder of Mang Inasal shares his gameplan for his company DoubleDragon Properties

When Injap Sia listed DoubleDragon Properties in 2014 with Jollibee Chairman Tony Tan Caktiong, he wanted to accomplish his one goal for the company: to build one million square meters of leasable space by year 2020.Sia saw the opportunity to build a ...

by Henry Ong  | December 12, 2017 02:00:00
News and Events

Only 20 Years or Less, These Businesses Helped Their Owners Break Into Exclusive PH Rich List

A list of companies established in the last two decades founded by the country’s richest people

When looking at US business magazine Forbes’ annual list of the Philippines’ richest people, many of the tycoons credit their wealth to businesses they have built and grown over a long period of time, usually decades. Some of these have been passed ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 02, 2017 10:00:00

The AFFI affair: Richie Cuna reveals what makes their franchising expo a yearly hit

The boss behind Fiorgelato co-leads AFFI with 100 percent devotion

It’s strange how twenty years, when it is the age of a person, connotes youth and promise, and of exciting things yet to come. In the case of an organization or an institution, a twenty year existence equals a milestone, a ripeness ...

by Jen Balboa  | October 17, 2016 06:00:00
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
Run & Grow

How Injap Sia remains a strategic visionary

Now, he is using the experience he gained from Mang Inasal in his real estate venture, DoubleDragon Properties.

Edgar “Injap” Sia II has a neat trick to manage fear. The founder of Mang Inasal believes in working through all the concerns about the business at the onset, that way he could anticipate what would happen and plan for the unexpected. ...

by Maricris Carlos  | April 02, 2016 11:00:00
Startup Tips

10 time-tested business principles to live by

Ten successful Filipino entrepreneurs share the business principles that brought them to success. compiles business principles that helped these outstanding entrepreneurs drive their business from startup to success.Learn from these wisdom gems:1. Be helpful.“Our service is for people who have no idea where to begin after coming up with a product idea. Most startups ...

by Jimbo Owen B. Gulle With Marie Anne Fajardo, Kendrick S. Go, Mishell M. Malabaguio, And Tino Pamintuan  | July 03, 2015 08:00:00
Startup Tips

How to negotiate for the rent that you want

Negotiating tools to help you get a good deal for a good location.

Possibly more important than getting a good location is getting a good deal for that location. The benefits of a good location could be wiped out by a rent that is too steep. There have been many cases of well-located businesses that ...

by K.S. Go  | July 21, 2012 10:00:00
Startup Tips

5 tips to become the next \\\'Mang Inasal\\\'

How you can become the next Edgar Sia.

Only a few of us will become overnight millionaires as the person that won the hundred-million Grand Lotto jackpot.  While many of us long to have the same good fortune, some of us get rich the old-fashioned way: by dint of hard ...

December 12, 2011 04:00:00

What's next for Mang Inasal founder Edgar Sia II

The Mang Inasal founder talks about the deal, being an entrepreneur and what happens next

Almost a year ago, no one outside business circles had heard of Edgar “Injap” Sia II. But after making headlines with a P3 billion deal with Jollibee’s Tony Tan Caktiong, the otherwise meek and low-key CEO of Mang Inasal has become the ...

by Peter Imbong  | August 24, 2011 07:00:00

Mang Inasal set its sights on U.S. and Middle East

Research for possible locations is underway

Franchise wonder Mang Inasal is all set to expand its reach to the United States or the Middle East by next year.A report by the Business Mirror, which was confirmed by Jollibee Foods Corporation in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, ...

August 15, 2011 01:00:00

Jollibee, Mang Inasal sign purchase deal

Jollibee to complete purchase by November 22

Signed, sealed, and delivered.Jollibee Foods Corp. has officially acquired  70 percent of Mang Inasal restaurant chain after the quick service restaurant giant and Injap Investments, Inc. signed a share purchase agreement last Monday, the company told the Philippine Stock Exchange. [Read how ...

November 17, 2010 01:00:00