We rarely mention franchising potential – when we talk about startups and entrepreneurship – not only as a way to start new ventures in the economy but also as a way to expand existing enterprises.
Franchising – the granting of a license from one person to another – allows individuals to own, manage and direct their businesses. It is one of the simplest forms of profitable business venture which often presents business requirements with low capitalization, running on proven system, low risk and high success rates even for a novice in business, all while expecting a reasonable fast return on investment.
JC – as a company that not only helps individuals lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle but also provides people with an opportunity for financial growth – paved the way for those who wanted to jump into the franchise industry and make their living.
It is also committed to advancing the welfare of its distributors, employees and franchisees by providing them with a satisfactory work environment and a generous compensation plan.
To celebrate the success of Filipino franchisees under the JC Group of Companies, the company held its Franchise Summit mid-year event last June 19, at the Metrotent Convention Center, attended by hundreds of the company’s franchisees.
The event marked its first ever franchise summit, and the event was intended to commend franchisees for being able to make a difference in their lives, as well as to inspire franchise partners through their success stories.
Through the Talk Show Summit, panel coordinators Renee Ayson, Director of Franchise Development, and multi-award winning Franchise Consultant Ann Bacho, joined JC’s Assistant Director of Franchise Development Jeffrey Ang.
Franchisees of different levels and categories – whose lives have been changed by the franchise business! – They were present to share their success stories.
The first batch of panelists featured with Generation Z franchisees, showing that being young does not prevent one from achieving success.
Part of the Gen Z panel is Lila Topacio, a 22-year-old marketing student; Wade Anthonie Sonza, 17, a fourth-year high school student; Christelle Santos, a 24-year-old fresh graduate; and 22-year-old Rennell Isanan.
These Gen Z franchisees shared what inspired them to get started, the challenges they often face, and their tips for fellow young people who are also in the online franchise business, among others.
With hard work and determination – it all still balances their studies! These Generation Zs have consistently achieved their goals, not only supporting their studies but at a young age, and have also been able to help their families financially, all thanks to their franchise business.
The second panel was joined by franchisees who were former employees of the company.
And their class was joined by Lester Cruz, a former hardware salesman. KM Pinos, former flight attendant; Ethel McKahlig who has worked as a BDO Bank employee for 15 years; and Louise Appian, a former international flight attendant for almost two years in Saudi Arabia.
While the transition from being an employee to a full-time entrepreneur may seem like luck in drag, these franchisees are living proof that success is definitely achievable. They shared how the franchise changed their lives for the better, all while making their dreams come true.
For Category Three, former Philippines workers MJ Guirgio, Melanie Cruz, Carl Monreal and Suzanne Manalastas joined the panel to share how they managed their time and how the franchise has changed their lives.
According to them, their life has changed financially since they started getting a franchise. The four guests even shared some secrets about how to succeed in franchising during these tough economic times. They have also inspired the public with the fruits of their labor through the purchases and investments they have incurred through their franchise business. With their current project, they no longer need to be separated from their loved ones by working abroad.
The latter committee included businessmen Sohair Abangon, Daisy Goules and John Aire Sta. Maria, due to her franchise income, has been able to maintain her current business, all thanks to the additional cash flow coming from her franchise projects.
When asked about the positive impact franchising has had on their lives, they all agreed on one thing: they are less stressed and have more time to do the things they want, while spending the most time with their families and loved ones. Of which.
The event would not be complete unless honored by the presence of two young business leaders who were the reason for the exceptional success of JC’s franchise: the winners of the People Asia and Entrepreneur of the Year award, Jonathan So and Carlito Macadangdang.
From entrepreneurs Mr. So and Mr. Macadangdang, Mrs. Anne and Mr. Ran, and even the burgeoning franchisees of JC, stories like this prove that by making smarter decisions and wiser moves, we can also be successful as we are only if we don’t. Ourselves from many possibilities.
JC Corporation – which specializes in quality products made from the world’s best ingredients that can help individuals lead healthy and balanced lifestyles – was founded by young entrepreneurs So and Macadangdang.
In particular, JC’s progressive commission system encourages distributors to build an active and large customer base, which will help them secure a stable and rewarding future that they can pass on to the next generation.
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