Monday, March 11, 2019


Have you ever thought of being your own boss? 

I did and I took the risk of being my own boss when I quit my job eight years ago. I took the plunge of setting up a start-up business of my own (full time ).

But why did I opt for a startup and why not into franchising, you asked? 

It's because I was already selling some handmade products as a sideline while I had a corporate job. It's a small business out of my passion in fashion.

I was already joining regular weekend bazaars back then and it was the year 2011 when I felt that the demand for my product went high and was in full swing already. It required a lot of my time which eventually made me to finally quit my job and pursue my own business full-time. 

Actually, aside from my startup business ~in between the struggles and the ups and downs in our current business — yes it did cross my mind (and my husband) to take the plunge in getting into the franchise business. But clearly, to those who know us personally, we didn't pursue our plans into franchising because mainly we LACK KNOWLEDGE. 

You see, setting up a business is no easy task because you have to know, study, make careful decisions and make sound judgments.

This is the reason why when I got an invite for a luncheon meeting which aims to tackle the upcoming event of Franchise Asia Philippines 2019 — I didn't think twice! I told myself, this is my chance or even this might be my sign. haha!

So if you are like me who have no clue and have lots of questions on where to begin — then, I tell you this is our chance!


Because Franchise Asia Philippines, Asia’s Biggest Franchise Show is back and is scheduled on March 27 to 31, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center.

Yes friends~ whatever your personality is, whether you are a working mom, a stay-at-home- mom, or if you even if you are are a veteran, a newbie, or a budding entrepreneur who has a franchising concept....  this event is a nice venue for you.

Who and what is Franchise Asia Philippines?
Franchise Asia Philippines is annually staged by the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA), the country’s pioneer and largest franchise association with members ranging from micro to large, both homegrown and international businesses involved in food, retail, services and other types of businesses.

With it, you can explore Asia's biggest International Franchise Expo and discover over 700 homegrown and international brands in the food, retail, and service sectors.

Why visit and attend the Franchise Asia 2019?
-It will feature 700+ franchise and other business opportunities. 

The expo this year will showcase country pavilions from Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Singapore. Will have Special zones for suppliers and allied service providers.

-It's the biggest show in Asia. 

It will feature a three-day international expo that is a one-stop shop of a franchise and other investment opportunities from home-grown and foreign concepts from March 29 to 31, 2019. Its theme Be the Boss will emphasize the role of franchising in realizing the entrepreneurial dreams of many Filipinos.

-It will feature 70 subject matter experts.

The experts will present or facilitate in 6 plenary sessions, 14 breakout sessions, and 30 round table discussions. The conference which features over 70 subject matter experts, is definitely not only for franchising. There are sessions designed for everyone whether you're a veteran or a newbie in franchising. Grab this chance to network and grow your brand. The conference is from March 27 to 28, 2019.

-Educational / Franchise Seminars

From March 29-31, 2019 there will be seminars:
  • how to franchise your business seminar.
  • how to invest in the right franchise seminar
  • business matching, networking and mentoring. 
    • Breakout sessions designed to address the specific needs of a wide range of business. 
    • Business solution round table discussions for peer to peer exchange of ideas.
For a complete list of seminars - you can visit:

-There will be a Food Park featuring emerging food concepts.

You see, there's a lot in store for you at the upcoming Franchise Asia Philippines 2019. Whether you are a veteran, a newbie, or a budding entrepreneur who has a franchising concept— this is the right time and the right place. 

“With a high success rate, franchising has proven itself to be a reliable model for embarking on business even for newbie entrepreneurs,” said PFA President Richard Sanz. “A franchise with an excellent system in place can offer a ready market share and established brand. Complemented with consistent support from the original business owner, it helps decrease the risk for failure and will help propel a trade venture on its way to success,” he further explained.

From L-R: MR. CHRIS LIM, CFE Overall Chair, FAPHL2019 Director -ASEAN/Special Projects, Philippine Franchise Association (Francorp/ La-Z-Boy),
RICHARD V. SANZ, CFE President, Philippine Franchise Association (Bibingkinitan),
MS. SHERILL QUINTANA, CFE Overall Chair, FAPHL2019 PFA Director for MSME/HomegrownFranchises (Non-Food)(Oryspa),
DR. ALAN ESCALONA, CFE Chairman, Philippine Franchise Association (Fruit Magic/Pure Nectar),
and MR. FEDERICO MORENO, CFE Marketing & Promotions Chair, FAPHL2019 Director –NCR, Philippine Franchise Association (XcessSalon)
During our luncheon, it was stressed out to us that with proper knowledge, planning and attitude, creating a sustainable, booming business is attainable. Yes, at the start of the business, many people choose to own a franchise based on the belief that success is guaranteed. But really — the key to business longevity, according to some franchisors, include focusing on the business, having a clear understanding of the market, capturing an existing but unfulfilled market niche, and increasing accessibility.

It's time for us to wipe the dust off of our business plans and together let's make 2019 the year in making our business dreams happen.

Here's a tip: if you want to visit the Expo, register online to get a free pass and come early. If you go on walk-in, a 100 pesos entrance fee will be charged. 

You can click the link to see the expo guidelines and this link to register as a visitor.

For more information, visit, or contact the Philippine Franchise Association at (+632) 579-4841 or 0999-8833732 

The Franchise Asia International Conference is happening on Mar 27 & 28 and will be followed by the International Franchise Expo on Mar 29 to 31 at SMX Mall of Asia. It is organized by the Philippine Franchise Association and co-presented by BPI Family Ka-Negosyo & PLDT SME Nation.

1 comment:

  1. Gusto ko din mag franchise ng mga business kagaya ng mga food stall kc pasok sya kc mahilig kumain ang mga pilipino. Kaso wala pa aqng knowledge sa pag nenegosyo. Kaya f ever man na i-will ni God . Aatend muna aq ng mga seminars kagaya nito.