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FranchiseTalk: What Duterte’s recent state visits mean for franchising

Local businesses stand to benefit from stronger economic ties with China, Japan

 President Rodrigo Duterte recently had state visits to China and Japan, with the intent of strengthening our economic ties with these two nations. In the case of Japan, in particular, it remains the largest source of foreign direct investments and the largest ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | November 05, 2016 12:00:00
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

Financial Adviser: 6 strategies every startup must do to increase business value

From protecting the brand to nurturing relationships

 Question: My business has been operating for a year now and it is doing well. I have always wanted to retire someday. I could sell my business at a good price or leave it to professionals to manage it. What are the ...

by Henry Ong  | August 09, 2016 04:00:00
Run & Grow

Opening a second location

Here’s 5 questions you should ask yourself before the big move

Business is booming, so you figure it’s time to take things to the next level: opening up a second location. Although that might seem simple, expanding your business takes a lot of forethought and preparation. In many ways, it’s like starting a ...

by Jared Hecht  | August 07, 2016 12:00:00
Run & Grow

Beyond borders: Five steps to make your business export-ready

With pending regional and global opportunities, how can SMEs prepare for exporting their products?

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Philippines are in a prime position to take advantage of access to new markets brought about by the upcoming ASEAN integration and the European Union’s Generalized System of Preferences Plus (GSP+), with the latter enabling ...

by Bea Hubilla  | September 09, 2015 04:00:00
Startup Tips

When is the best time to expand your business?

How would you know if your business is ready for a much needed expansion?

It is inevitable for any profitable business to expand, especially if more clients are signing up and if demand for its product or service is constantly increasing. Some entrepreneurs get into expansion efforts simply to bolster profitability. To many business owners, determining ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 05, 2014 12:00:00
Business Ideas

A business built on trust

Esquire Financing Inc.'s biggest investment is in its people. Get to know the management team behind the firm responsible for financing business ventures and see how you can trust them to help you grow yours.

It takes a certain frame of mind to run a financing business. Apart from good business acumen – leading a business takes foresight and the guts to take risks. This was, in fact, how Esquire International Financing Inc. (EIFI) was born. What ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 09, 2013 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Time to grow

Are you expanding at the right time? Here's an 8-point guide to know when it's time to grow

It may be logical to think of growing your business only when it has become profitable, but it won’t hurt to plan for expansion when you’re just approaching breakeven. Planning for expansion includes checking on your operations daily and how your business ...

by Rocel Ann G. Junio  | December 04, 2013 12:00:00

The guru for franchise success

You need more than a contract to become a franchisor. Francorp can help you map out a strategy for your business.

Why do you want to start a business and how big do you want to see it grow? Business is at its very heart is about knowing yourself as an entrepreneur. The more passionate and aware you are about your abilities, the ...

by Joyce Roque  | November 20, 2013 03:00:00
Business Ideas

Start or grow your business by leveraging on Digital Marketing

Learn how to utilize mobile for all aspects of your business, and NOT just marketing! readers get a 72% discount off the regular rate to attend the Mobile Festival 2013

With Mobile driving the growth of Internet penetration in the country during the past year, this medium is something you cannot ignore. Learn how to utilize mobile for all aspects of your business, and NOT just marketing! Here's your chance to avail ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 07, 2013 07:00:00
Business Ideas

How do you manage your startup debt?

Avoid the struggle of managing your debt by planning ahead, says Esquire Financing.

It is always good news when your business finally starts making money and you are contemplating on expanding the business further.  If you lack funding, the natural choice would be to make a loan to push the expansion forward.  There are loans ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 29, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Tips for an exceptional trade show experience

Trade shows can offer opportunities for any entrepreneur looking to move up in the world of business.

Trade shows can offer opportunities for any entrepreneur looking to move up in the world of business. There are certain ways to navigate a trade show in order to get the most out of the experience. Likewise, there are also things to ...

by Robyn Villanueva  | July 16, 2013 01:00:00
Business Ideas

What it takes to go public

Q: My manufacturing business has grown steadily through the years, and I think it’s ready for the next step, which is expanding my factory and facilities. Because of that I’m interested in taking my company public through an IPO (initial public offering). ...

by Henry C. Ong  | May 14, 2013 01:00:00