Want to know what it would take to start a franchise business--or any business for that matter? Then you should attend the 16th edition of the Franchise Business Expo this year. The annual franchising event will start on September 29 and will stage various seminars on entrepreneurship at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

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Organized by the Association of the Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI), the seminars are part of the three-day expo that will showcase over 300 brands that are open for franchising opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs.

For P500, the expo’s attendees may join one of the eight seminars during the three-day event, which will be conducted by some of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Aspiring and current franchisees have the chance to consult their business troubles with renowned franchising consultant Armando Bartolome, who heads GMB Franchise Developers during the second day of the expo. His client portfolio, which includes Mang Inasal, Potato Corner, and Generika Drugstore to name a few, speaks of his expertise in the industry.

Those who are part of the workforce but are hoping to be their own boss will learn a thing or two from Ink-All-You-Can Founder Jerry Illao’s talk. Jerry will share how he grew his thriving business after being an employee for years. Now also an established business consultant, Illao will discuss the different marketing strategies that entrepreneurs must employ on Facebook. 


Meanwhile, those who wish to head their own food franchising concepts may benefit from Tokyo Tempura founder Jorge Wieneke’s seminar on business and product development.

As one of the biggest franchising associations in the country, AFFI’s goal is to contribute further to job creation and development. As of June 2017, members of AFFI collectively provide jobs to 200,000 employees.

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This story originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.ph.

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