Siomai Business Becomes Successful Franchise

    A complete leap of faith is just what one needs in order to reach his goal. This is a story of how a small business became a successful food cart franchise. Rolly Divino Jr. started his siomai business on July 29, 2009 with only only 1kg of pork. He was in charge of […]

Significant Advantages To Franchising

      The advantages to franchising are significant. They benefit from the franchisor’s experience and expertise, so they don’t have to “reinvent the wheel” in their own venture. Most franchise systems spring from a successful business that has been operated by an owner who is interested in expanding its reach. Thereby, the relative success […]

More Tips On Choosing The Right Franchise Business

                        If you take the time to look at all the available businesses for the franchise, I am sure you will be overwhelmed with its long list. You need to do your research to know which among these is the perfect fit for you. […]

Common Franchising Mistakes Revealed

    Butz Bartolome is the chair of GMB Franchise Developers Inc., which has been into franchise consulting for over 25 years. He was also chair of the Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. in 2014. Here, he talks about the common mistakes in franchising and how to avoid them. Q: What are the most common […]

Tips On Expanding Business To The Provinces

    A local franchising expert will offer advice to those seriously contemplating extending a Metro Manila franchise business concept in the provinces. Armando “Butz” O. Bartolome, the country’s franchising guru and president of GMB Franchise Developers (which has 45 years of cumulative experience in franchising), shares important guideposts before expanding to or operating an […]

How To Build A Hit Franchise Brand

      It may be easy to create valuable products or services, but it can be quite a challenge to cultivate a franchise brand that will “echo” for a long time. A business needs to provide products or services that can meet customer needs. A company should aim for success that can last for […]

How Franchisors Can Create Work-life Balance

      You already know how gratifying it is to be an entrepreneur or franchisor. Just like any career, being an entrepreneur requires a lot of time and energy. It can be more challenging when you are raising kids.  Most of your time may be spent building and shaping your business, especially meeting the […]

Mind Your Building Cost

    The number of people interested in investing in a franchise is increasing, but not all franchisees become successful as a result of the risks. So how do you minimize your risks while increasing your chances of success as a franchisee? The trick is to study costs, to ask yourself questions, and to talk […]

Success Not Guaranteed

    It’s not quite true that franchises are failure-proof. Here’s why some of them are not able to sustain their operations as envisioned. Because franchising has proven to be a very popular way of getting into business or expanding an existing one, a myth has arisen that franchises can never fail. The reality is […]

Lost In The Crowd

  “Investing in a large franchise system has its drawbacks even if there is almost an assurance of drawing in customers-here are a few things you know”. The first question I ask those who have invested in a large franchise system is this: “Why did you invest in this system in the first place?” most […]