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Meeting the Rockstars of Franchising

25 Oct

“Is franchising for you?” This was one of the questions Linda and Butz Bartolome asked us during a very rare interview that we have with them during the Bloggers’ Night at Fresca, Makati in RCBC. I went there without any huge expectations, but I left with tons of knowledge about how franchising works, and what it takes to succeed in business here in the Philippines.

Who’s Butz Bartolome? To those who just heard of his name, he is dubbed as the Franchise Guru of the Philippines. He continues to help entrepreneurs and wannabe entrepreneurs by giving them a chance to showcase their business in the Philippine SME and Franchise Expo 2011.

Now on its 3rd year, this well attended event will be held at the PICC forum of the Philippine International Convention Center (CCP Complex) Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, Manila on October 27-29, 2011 with 120 SME and Franchise Business on display targetting over 8,000 visitors during the three day expo.

During our mini press conference with them, they talked about how they started and what are the challenges they faced during the journey to success. I was deeply amazed at how the couple, Linda and Butz slowly paved the golden road to success. Being an OFW in Saudi, Butz felt the need to start a business so that he can be close to his family and to get better income. Upon hearing this, I can’t help but think about how most of the Filipino families here experience almost the same plight. But this two really made a difference through monster perseverance and passion to succeed.

Fiorgelato, Chicken Deli of Bacolod and Uniload owners also shared their amazing stories. Truly, franchising requires a lot of discipline and hardwork in order to succeed.

Do you want to know more about how to start a business? Go to the Philippine SME and Franchise Expo 2011 and educate yourself by attending the battery of seminars they have in store for all the attendees. Members of the FIP such as Fiorgelato, Potato Corner, VCargo, Lay Bare, Generika, Cut, Bibingkinitan, Julie’s Bakeshop, Freshka, Baliwag, Chicco di Caffe, Baliwag Lechon Manok, El Bono Pizza, Unigosyo, Chichariffic and the newest member Chicken Deli of Bacolod will be joining the roasters of participants and exhibitors of the Philippine SME & Franchise Expo 2011. To know more about the 3-Day event and to register for free visit http://www.smexpoph.com and don’t miss the chance to know about the business of starting a business through their seminars and activities that might bring you the long term success you’ve been dreaming of.