BPI Family Ka-Negosyo and PFA Bullish on 2014 SME Prospects

BPI Family Ka-Negosyo and the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) in partnership with Go Negosyo continue its efforts in sustaining the country’s economic growth through entrepreneurship and franchising.

The bank together with the country’s largest franchise association, PFA, teamed up anew in bringing a free franchising expo dubbed as “Franchising neGOsyo Para Sayo,” held recently at the Trinoma Activity Center in Quezon City. The two-day free expo offered franchising opportunities for Filipinos especially for OFWs in the food, retail, and service sectors.

In this photo: (left to right) Mr. Antonio Radovan, Business Head for Metro Manila, PLDT SME Nation; Ms. Rowena Tomeldan, Vice President and Head of Operations and Support Services of the Commercial Business Group of Ayala Land; Ms. Bing Sibal-Limjoco, CFE, PFA Vice Chairman and CEO of Francorp Philippines; Ms. Elma Tetangco, Multi-brand franchisee, Mr. Tommany Tan, CEO of Fern-C; Mr. Richard Sanz, Director for MSME Promotions and Development of PFA and President of Bar-B-King and Bibingkinitan; Senator Bam Aquino; Dr. Alan Escalona, CFE, Director for External Relations and Advocacy and President of Fruit Magic; Ms. Siu Ping Par, Director for South Luzon and President for Franchising of PR Gaz; Mr. Noel Altamirano, Vice President for BPI Family Loans Product Marketing; Mr. Carl Balita, President of PCCI-Quezon City; Mr. Mark Sablan, General Manager of TriNoma and Mr. Mon Lopez, Executive Director of Go Negosyo.
BPI Family Ka-Negosyo shared its franchising loan ideas and other product offerings during the expo. The BPI Family team also offered on-site business loan inquiry, loan application, loan processing of as fast as 3 to 8 hours and optional online inquiry

through the bank’s interactive website, BPIloans.com. The bank’s interactive website is proof of its commitment in making the best happen for Filipinos who aspire of owning their own business.

The BPIloans.com website has also made available the “Franchise Finder,” a franchise directory that provides a catalogue of comprehensive franchise information of various brands including available packages, updated contact details, and an option to inquire online. The most promising Philippine franchise brands are also included in the website noted under BPI Family Ka-Negosyo’s Best List Brands, providing a wide array of dependable franchise choices for aspiring entrepreneurs.

“Franchising neGOsyo Para Sayo” is one of the avenues that Filipinos who want to engage into business can take advantage of. The expo is unique in a way that it veered from the traditional business expos held at convention centers. Here, people can do their usual mall shopping but at the same time get the opportunity of getting closer to their dream business before going home. BPI Family Ka-Negosyo sees this opportunity to make the best happen to the expo attendees so we offer them business advice, loan inquiry, and application.” says Ms. Cedoy Roces, Vice President and Head of BPI Family Ka-Negosyo Loans Division.

“We would like to serve as enablers to our fellow Filipinos who are working hard to put up their dream business. We would like to instil that they are empowered to be the boss of their own rather than being an employee majority of their career lives. They can make the best happen now if they choose to and we are here to assist them achieve their goals” Cedoy Roces concluded.

The Expo also featured Senator Bam Aquino as Keynote Speaker. In his speech, Sen. Aquino highlighted the opportunities that entrepreneurship can offer to Filipinos, emphasizing the 3Ms of entrepreneurship, which he defined as Money, Mentorship, and Mindset.

To find out more about the offerings of BPI Family Ka-Negosyo and Ka-Negosyo Franchise Finder, log-on to www.bpiloans.com. You may also call 754-NEGO, email kanegosyo@bpi.com.ph, text 0917-852NEGO or 0922-869NEGO, or visit any of the 800 BPI and BPI Family branches nationwide.

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