Friday, September 21, 2018

PFA to hold franchise seminar in CdeO for women entrepreneurs

AS PART of its continuing efforts to promote franchising as a tool to create thousands of businesses and millions of jobs, the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) will hold a ‘How to Franchise your Business’ seminar in Cagayan de Oro City on February 10 at Seda Centrio Hotel. The said seminar is a key component of the Franchising Regional Enterprises by Women (FREE Women) project, which is an advocacy project of PFA aimed at helping women entrepreneurs grow their business via franchising.

The said project, which is supported by the US Embassy, has already held seminars in Cebu, Tagaytay and Davao targeting women entrepreneurs in Visayas, South Luzon and South Mindanao. The seminar in Cagayan de Oro hopes to gather participants from North Mindanao and the Caraga region.

Recognizing the contributions of women entrepreneurs in the country’s economic advancement, the seminar is open exclusively for women entrepreneurs and is for free. Interested participants may get in touch with the PFA secretariat via email at

After the seminar, a select few will be chosen to be featured in the Incubation pavilion of Franchise Asia Philippines 2015, PFA’s annual franchise show. Participating in the said international franchise expo will give them the opportunity to test the market, attract possible investors and partners, and benchmark with the best practices of successful franchise concepts.

The FREE Women franchise seminar in Cagayan de Oro is held in partnership with the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Department of Trade and Industry.

Photo shows the Davao leg of the FREE Women franchise seminar, which was attended by more than 60 participants. (PR)