How to Open a Filipino Store

You might be living in an area where there are lots of Filipinos and you might be wondering if opening a store focused on the Filipino community would be a profitable business for you.

This article will help you what you need to consider before starting your own Filipino store.

According to US Census Bureau 2004 data, Filipinos are the third largest Asian group in the country, accounting to 2.1 million in population. You can set up your own Filipino store and capture a slice of this market.

Things to Consider in Opening a Filipino Store

First and foremost, study the area where you plan to put up your store. Find out the existing Filipino stores and what kind of products they offer. Instead of competing head to head for the existing stores, you might want to focus instead on what they do not sell so you can offer something unique to your customers.

Another way to do it is to conduct a survey among your family, friends (if you are a Filipino) and Filipino colleagues about the kind of Filipino-related goods they buy regularly and occasionally. You may also ask them of Filipino items that are not easy to find in your area but something that they like to have regular access to.

Once you know what products you will be offering in your store, scout for potential suppliers. This is critical for your success because the things found in your store will create the image for your business. If people like what you have, they will surely frequent your store and will easily recommend your store to their other Filipino friends.

You may need to find suppliers from the Philippines to serve your needs. You can search the web for these suppliers or ask a relative back in the Philippines to help you find a reliable supplier that will provide you with quality products at a reasonable cost.

Bringing the goods from the Philippines to your area is another factor that you need to consider. If you are just starting up and are planning to sell only a limited volume plus you have good trustworthy contacts back in the Philippines, you can ship a box or two every now and then thru the Post Office or a shipping company. As long as your shipment is not of commercial quantities, the US Customs will allow this. However, this will increase your shipping expenses which will also affect your prices so find out who is the shipping company that can give you the best freight rates.

Creating a Filipino theme in your store from your store’s name, signage, interior design and staff uniform can add to the ambience of your business. Nostalgia is a very strong emotion and if your customers feel like they are back in the Philippines every time they step inside your store, then you have captured their interest. Some ideas to help you would be to greet and converse with your customers in your native tongue, hang posters or artworks of Filipino sceneries, the usual scenes in a Filipino’s everyday life, or portraits famous Filipinos, and play Filipino songs or songs by Filipino artists. Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas is one Filipino-American hip hop musician who is proud of and writes songs about his Filipino heritage.  

187 Comments

  • Silva said on February 26, 2010
    Hi everyone, I am planning to open a Filipino grocery/take out food. I need help. Joni please email me. I need your expertise. thanks
  • Maria said on May 15, 2010
    hi, i'm planning to open a Filipino Store in toronto. How much do i need as a capital to start with this business? thank you so much. I appreciated.
  • Jhung said on June 16, 2010
    I am planning also to put up a filipino store here in south chhicagoland, Illinois. Please tell me the step by step to do on how to do it including the minimum capital i needed to raise. Thank you.
  • mir said on July 4, 2010
    Hi! I'm planning to open a Filipino store here in BC, Canada. Pls help me how & how much is the capital? Thank you very much.
  • joy said on July 23, 2010
    i'm planning to open a filipino store here in long island ny. pls tell me the step by step on how to do it and how much capital is needed.
  • Thur said on August 28, 2010
    Hi! We have plans of putting up a Filipino Store in Ellerslie Edmonton. We are thinking of making it into one stop shop. Any ideas?
  • mache mendoza said on October 11, 2010
    i really want to have my own filipino or asian food store but i dont know where to start, please help me. location queensland, australia
  • Marissa Garcia said on October 28, 2010
    I'm opening a filipino store in Sherbourne and Bloor in Toronto. I'm trying to find the perfect name for my store also the names of the suppliers in Ontario. Any suggestions
  • jovita said on January 2, 2011
    Hi! I am planning to open a Filipino store in Charles city Iowa. Pls. tell me how much capital is needed. P.S. by the way this will be my first time. Thank you!
  • Fritz Badelles said on January 9, 2011
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  • Leah said on February 1, 2011
    hi, i am planning to put up a filipino/ asian store here in malmö, sweden. any idea where i can find filipino or asian supplier? thank you
  • Mazeth said on February 2, 2011
    Good day,my husband and I were planning of starting a small Filipino store in our place to start with but dont know how to start and how much money will be involved,I know my question will be a bit complicated since were here in UK.Please give us some advise.Thank you so much.
  • Len said on February 6, 2011
    Hi! My husband and I were planning to start a small Filipino store in our area (Ky.) but dont know how to begin and how much capital will be needed.We would also like to include shipping balik bayan box. I'm about 5 hours away from Chicago. Please help!! Thank you!
  • lucy said on February 17, 2011
    Hi,I'm planning to open Filipino store here in Nova Scotia,Canada but I don't know where to start.Please help me.Thank you.
  • Vangie said on February 20, 2011
    I would like to open a Filipino store in the Middle East, starting in Qatar. How much do you think I can start with and how will I start..
  • Ada Dagalea said on March 7, 2011
    Hello, I am planning to venture into this in Calgary, Canada. We have been living in this area for 9 years and we see that this will be a viable enterprise. Please point me where to start on this? Who do we talk to get us started? thank you very much.
  • James expert adviser said on March 8, 2011
    @Ada Dagalea, how much experience you have in retail business? do you have any friends or relatives already in this business who can help without considering you as a competitor? if you have none then hire a local retail business consultant to help you. You can find many tips available online or we can help you answer few questions but when it comes to reality then you or your associates will have to do the work so i leave it upto you now.

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • mila rozzo said on March 24, 2011
    thinking of opening a store at port canaveral fl which will cater mostly to cruise ship crew who comes in regularly. thinking of doing money remittance, phone services and grocery as well as balikbayan boxes. I'm just wondering what permits will be needed
  • Carmel said on April 6, 2011
    I'm thinking of putting up an asian store and restaurant here in lake county, indiana. Place is in the border of indiana and illinois. any ideas in how much capital to put up and were to buy the goods. Thanks
  • Marissa said on April 20, 2011
    hi i'm planning to put up filipino store here in Abu Dhabi U.A.E. Pls send an email i'm seeking advised fr.u.Thank you
  • Abegail said on May 18, 2011
    Hi! I'm also planning to put up a filipino store in toronto canada..can anyone please give an idea and all the matters that i need to know to start especially the capital..Please and thank you
  • arianne caballero said on June 18, 2011
    anchorage, alaska USA. i want to know how much beginning capital should i have, and where to order products. there are only a couple of filipino stores here and they do not carry that much filipino products.. please help..
  • victoria pastor said on July 3, 2011
    hi. i want to help those who want to open up their own stores. i'm from the philippines, my husband has his own freight forwarding company since 2004 PHILIPPINE INCUMBENT who can help you about import concerns. i can help you buy your goods here that you want to sell and send it to you via shipping or by air thru my husband since he has many connections in freight industry where we can get lower freight rates. I also want to offer you pili nuts, cashew nuts and banana chips from JOVY FOOD PRODUCTS. owner is my close friend. manufactures and distributes to different mall supermarkets in the philippines. hope you contact me soon. thank you. pls email me if you are interested viccky_18@yahoo.com
  • zen jacobson said on July 24, 2011
    hi, am zen from long beach long island n.y. i was considering to open a small pinoy food store/ mini cafe restaurant. can you pls help me to locate the pilipino food suppliers here in long island or closer. thanks and more power ! yours truly, zen. long beach long island new york. zip code 11561
  • hermie said on August 2, 2011
    Hi i want to open a filipino store in red deer canada. how much capital needed and were to buy stocks. Please advise
  • Roz said on August 22, 2011
    Hi I have the same question as everybody else I want to open a mini Filipino store for in northern ky area, and I want to know if you can supply the info on how much the cost of the capital and where the the closest supplier would be? Thank you in advance,,
  • Anne said on September 6, 2011
    Hi, I'm planning to start Filipino store in Dunkirk NY, wondering if anybody can share me an info of how much capital will I need to start this particular business? I really appreciate your help !
  • edWIN DE LOS REYES said on September 7, 2011
    hi i'm planning to put up a business that will supply all filipino stuffs to filipino stores here in Calgary. just dont know where to start. please help!
  • Dante Galura said on September 13, 2011
    Hi I'm planning to open a small fastfood Karinderia style here in Daly City, Ca. Can you help on how can I start and how much is the capital needed. Thank you...zip 94015
  • Jhie said on October 21, 2011
    Don't know where to start?? I wanna to open a filipino store here in toronto.. How much money would i need?
  • Luvi Samillano said on November 9, 2011
    HI! I'm planning to open a convenience store in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Can you hep me how to start and how much is the capital needed. If you can help me even for the franchising of convenience store if fine. Thank you and more power
  • Lyka Rose said on November 28, 2011
    hi! I'm planning to open a filipino store here in Temple ,Texas can you give me a name and info of a filipino supplier
  • jennet said on January 25, 2012
    My friend is planning to open a filipino store in Barrie Ontario Canada. She wants to know all the information of the filipino food supplier close by even in Toronto area. Even some chinese food products like oriental noodles and etc. Thank you. Just to have an idea of how the deliveries should work and how much stuff she has to look for.
  • beth harder said on February 1, 2012
    i am from qatar, i want to know how is the procedure in shipping the goods from phils.to qatar, i want to buy some food products there and sell them here..please help..thanks!
  • Jing Lipa said on February 1, 2012
    good day! i am planning to open up a Filipino store here in Grande prairie Alberta and i am seeking a wholesale to retail store of filipino and asian foods. Can you give me a reply so we can set up with ordering the goods. Thank you...
  • Shan Mesa said on February 2, 2012
    Hello, I need a supplier that can supply me with all kinds of Filipino food products. I am from Grande Prairie, Alberta Canada.
  • vicky rueda pastor said on February 20, 2012
    @Beth harder may I know the products you want to sell?
  • ritchel dayanan said on February 28, 2012
    Hi i am danny and i would like to open a shoe business and i'm from nova scotia canada since i've been here in philippines for 4 years and i meet some shoe company and i have a contact with them. How can i start this. Looking for answers and thank you sincerely, Danny
  • Pramod Kumar said on March 3, 2012
    hi i want to start my own business in in phillipines. I am an Indian and want to start my own business. can u tell me what business is good and how much i have to Invest.
  • Hilda said on April 11, 2012
    Our company, Memory Photo Gallery, is a one-stop wedding photo shop and is new in the business. Since they are now catering to Chinese market, my task is to cater to filipino market. Please help me what is the best possible way to introduce our company to filipino market. Thank you.
  • Jann said on April 30, 2012
    My husband and I are planning to open a Filipino store Houston, Texas. We have so much questions and wondering where to start. Please help. Thank you!
  • Mary B. said on June 8, 2012
    Hi. Me and my husband is planning to open a small Filipino dine in/take out food business. Dont know where and how to start. Location is good with hospital nearby and no Filipino store in the area. Location is at San Diego CA. Can you give me an advise where to go? Thank you!
  • Bong L. said on June 10, 2012
    Hello, no experience. Me, my mom and my aunt were planning to start a small filipino dine in and take out food restaurant here in san diego Cali. we save up $30K, is this enough to start the business. Is this good enough for six months to a year capital? Includes equipment, utilities, supplies, materials? Thank you..
  • Michelle B. said on July 11, 2012
    Hi I need an advice.. I'm thinking of starting up a filipino restaurant either in sunnyvale or elk grove sacramento area. How much do u think i need to put up for both? And how to start?
  • Zoe S said on July 19, 2012
    I am planning to open up a Filipino Store here in Northern Virginia, wanna know how much capital do we need to start. we would love to hear from you.Thank u so much!
  • billy said on July 23, 2012
    Hi i'm from pittsburg tx I was wondering a good way to start a market and a good company to order from thanks
  • cheryl/Bryan said on July 23, 2012
    Hi we are planning to open a Filipino Store in Calgary Alberta. I just want to know who to called to find out a supplier and how can i set this up. Can you please let us know.
  • JohnLi said on August 13, 2012
    hi! i'm planning to start selling filipino grocery foods here in southwest texas zip code:78840 can you help me to find wholesale supplier here in the US or anywhere that you think i can have a good deal... thank you so much!!!
  • Henry Riley said on August 30, 2012
    Hello, I want to start a Filipino import business. I am specifically interested in the importing of the wood products made my the wonderful people there that I met this past July. Can you help me with this process and how much of these products are considered "Commercial"? I dont want to pay a heavy fee for shipping by making separate shipments. I want to have a quarterly shipment. Thanks ....
  • Liza said on September 5, 2012
    Hi, hope someone can provide a detailed insight on how to start a Filipino store here in Coquitlam BC Canada? Where could we possibly get a list of suppliers and freight companies? Any help is appreciated, thanks!
  • Maria Bagting said on September 20, 2012
    Springfield, VA 22153 - this is where I live. I want to open a different Filipino store. I am thinking of more on "talipapa style". Cheap made from scratch (daing, tocino, longgonisa, tapa etc.) I want to meet suppliers and find out the terms. How much to open a store is also a concern. Please help.
  • Shee-Shee said on October 5, 2012
    Hi I want to open a Filipino store here in KY USA and would like to know how much is the capital I need and also I want to know where I can find a wholesale supplier here in the US or anywhere. Please let me know. Thank you so much
  • Marites said on October 20, 2012
    Would like to open a mini filipino grocery store here in Baltimore, Maryland. I would like to know how to start. Appreciate any info you have. Thanks
  • Lani Caballero said on October 21, 2012
    Hi good day! I need your help we just moved to a new estate and there going to build a business place within. my address is in the huntclub estate cranbourne east ,Melbourne Vic want to ask some guidance and tips and as well how much money do I need to start. A combination of pinoy groceries and small restaurant. Appreciate it much if you can email me as soon as possible. thank you lani
  • imelda havadjia said on October 25, 2012
    hi am imelda from limassol, cyprus europe, pls, let me know how can i open a business like for example jollibee. thanks, asap waiting for your response.
  • Sher Mari said on November 6, 2012
    Hi, I am planning to put up a filipino grocery store here in Galveston, Tx. I just want to know how much money will I need to open it. Can you also recommend names of suppliers and places where I can get products to sell in my future store. Thank you.
  • Maria said on November 16, 2012
    Hi, like everyone, I wanted to open a small grocery store to cater to the small pilipino population in Lake County California. There is no filipino store here. I have to drive 2 hours to the nearest pilipino grocery. Do you think it will be a good idea? Much much capital do you think I will need to put up? And where should I find the suppliers? Thank you for the anticipated help.
  • chuck alejandro said on December 1, 2012
    Hi, I am planning to put up a Filipino Dining-Store here in ARUBA, and I need your advise, and list of suppliers in the philippines, i would like to sell some filipiono food that is hard to find here like purple yam, macapuno, i wanted to know also if their is any supplier that can send it to me via airfreight. Thank You in advance.
  • Ragan G. said on December 3, 2012
    Moving to houston texas and planning to open a filipino grocery store, i'm wondering if they have any wholesaler and supplier for filipino grocery and what need to start the business thanks
  • Mirrah said on December 4, 2012
    I need help, how much capital do i need & list of suppliers please in Canmore AB
  • eugine rose said on December 10, 2012
    hi. I'M Planning to have a filipino store here in Italy, and where should i find the best suppliers, and how much is the capital. Thank u in advance..
  • bel said on December 20, 2012
    nantuo city taiwan pilipino store. need list of supplier! how much capital THANKS.
  • Richard Bowley said on December 27, 2012
    So many folks wants to do the same thing in many different area of the world. It is very nice to know, but yes please make sure you study the niche market and yes try to carry what nobody else is carrying; otherwise you'll have a very hard time trying to compete with bigger asian store. I am based here in Arizona and I have British food and novelties, and Filipino products as well. However, since I've just started I haven't found a dependable Supplier yet. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The close state to me is California, Neveda, Texas, Colorado. So, any supplier out there? I, myself is looking for the best balikbayan box shipper out there. So, let me know. Thanks in advance!!!
  • joyce said on January 1, 2013
    Hi I am planning to have a filipino store in South Korea. How much the capital and also the best suppliers. Thank you
  • Courtney said on January 1, 2013
    Hello, I am planning on opening up a Filipino Store in Dauphin MB. As there is no stores close to my town, you have to drive 3 hours just to buy good rice. If you have any tips on writing a business plans or one starting the business. Please feel free to email me. CourtneyL.StGermain@gmail.com
  • Aling Conching (Florida) said on January 5, 2013
    Seems like people are looking for supplier just like me I been looking for one in my area for a while but unsuccessful. Please help..
  • Nenita said on January 8, 2013
    I always dream of having my own pilipino retail store, and here we at, has none. I need info / contact with suppliers or wholesaler for my store. thank you, Area: simi valley, ca
  • Karen said on January 9, 2013
    Hi. My husband and i are thinking of opening a Filipino store here in England. There is one asian store nearby which sells some filipino items but most of the time they are out stock. We will greatly appreciate if you can give us advise on how to start and tips where to get the good suppliers, etc. Thank you. Preston, Lancashire, UK
  • Victoria Pastor said on January 14, 2013
    @Joyce I'm from Philippines and exporter. If you want to Sell Jovy'S Products You may contact Our exclusive distributor in South Korea. email me for details. vicky@philincumbent.com. Thanks and hope I can help.
  • abel said on February 1, 2013
    hi! hello i'm planning to open up a filipino store in yonkers new york can you please give me some names and phone number that i can talk too and need some suppliers that actually be there to help me out what need to order, thanks a million
  • teresa said on February 4, 2013
    hi i'm teresa its been a long time i want to open a filipino store here in canada im in calgary now and i'm also a cook i got my diploma as a professional cook in montreal so i like to open a variety of filipino items and i will combine of little take out can you give me some no. of suppliers pls... thanks a lot.
  • Arte said on February 12, 2013
    Hi! My family plans to open a filipino shop here in Gosford NSW. We found out that currently, there are filipino shops in this area. As I also love to cook, maybe I can also prepare variety of filipino food and sweet delicacies in the shop. Target business location: East Gosford NSW Australia 2250
  • bitz said on February 18, 2013
    Hi, i am planning to open a Filipino restaurant but i don't know where to start. I need some advice please. I live in Canberra Australia. Thanks.
  • Jogie A. Batingal said on February 25, 2013
    I am planning to open up a filipino store here in Fort Nelson BC and but i dont know where i can contact the filipino food dealership in canada. can you please email me the contact of the company? Please and thank you
  • Marie Precious said on March 16, 2013
    Hi everyone! My husband and I are planning to open a Filipino store here in Fort Lauderdale or Miami, Florida. Lots of filipino nurses/non-nurses here in both counties. They're every where here in South Florida :D. My family back home had a grocery store & restaurant long time ago and I grown that type of business so I know how to operate & manage a grocery store and restaurant, but the only problem are, we have no idea how much the capital to start in either of these counties, what permits will be needed to start a filipino store in my State where I am right now in Fort Lauderdale(or can be in Miami,Florida too) and who/where to get a supplier for that type of business. We need help from anyone who can give us a great information where we can find an affordable filipino supplier plus a reasonable price on shipping if that needed. I am open also in Orlando, Florida either way, due the fact we always visit Orlando, Florida and I sees lots of Filipino down there too. You could reach us anytime at marieprecious1@yahoo.com Thanks!
  • neth laramee said on March 26, 2013
    rhode island 02895-hi, I'm from rhode island, I am planning to open a filipino store and i would like to know how to start and how much is the starting capital and where to contact or find the wholesale supplier here in usa. appreciate all the information coming from you. thank you
  • Junie said on April 16, 2013
    Hi there everyone! I hope all is well. I am thinking of starting a Filipino store with probably a balikbayan box shipping too here in Cincinnati OH, since not even one is existing. There are some stores though in the neighboring cities (I just found out) but that is 3 hrs away from our location. Anyone who can help me know how much to invest and recommend suppliers will be very appreciated. I would love to be able to serve our Filipino community in Cincinnati area. God bless everyone!
  • mary ann said on April 25, 2013
    Hi ,i need help how to start a pilipino store in morinville aberta as i noticed their is no pilipno store, i need advice how to put up a business ? how much is the capital? where to get a supplier and etc. greatly appreciated for your advice... thanks
  • donny said on April 25, 2013
    Hi, I live in the Philippines and have an exporting business. I can supply goods to according to your need. If anyone is interested you can send me an email at: donny.dantes@gmail.com
  • olivia said on April 26, 2013
    hi.. I want to start a small Filipino store any ideas?
  • Joey P. Romero said on April 27, 2013
    Hi there guys! I am an exporter and caters the country Hong Kong, Korea South Japan and Taiwan. Please email me the things you want to start with, of course you have to check first for the licenses and sort. Then please check what are the requirements if you want to import a certain product, like the regulations for the ingredients and so on. Although regulations vary on every country but they are somewhat similar. So as a start please email me. Thank you
  • malou luison said on May 7, 2013
    hi guys, my friend from kansas, wants to open a filipino store in there place, is anybody here, knows any supplier that we can contact so we can start the business, like all can goods, and frozen food from the philippines.. if you know somebody or if you are a supplier just email me, at ma_luisa_k15@yahoo.com so we can start the business. God bless every one. thank you.
  • Anna said on May 21, 2013
    Hi I need some help, cold you please provide an info on how to start a filipino shop in Perth australia, what is the requirements involved , is there any fees how much, customs or what factors involved, how much capital usually needed to start a very small business. I am waiting your response and much appreciated. Thank you God bless
  • luz said on May 24, 2013
    I live. In calgary, alberta I want to open a pinoy restaurant with pinoy sari sarivstore pls help me tks
  • Mark said on May 26, 2013
    I'm interested in opening a Pinoy/American food market in North centeral Massachusetts. I could use some help in finding wholesale pinoy food distributors. I was told that there was one in New Jersey. Thanks,
  • susan said on May 28, 2013
    hi, i would like to open up a filipino store in blackfalds alberta and I dont know where to start, capital? and I need contacts where can i get the products. I'm new to this and i dont really have any idea. hope u can help me. thanks
  • Angela said on June 1, 2013
    I want to start a filipino store in palm springs. Please help me. I dont know where to start? what do i do first?
  • Ralyn said on June 6, 2013
    Hello, I would like to open a Filipino store in watertown Ny, where to start and what to do? and how much money do i need? thanks a lot..
  • Mylene said on June 27, 2013
    Hi, I would like to open a Filipino store in san jose california . can you give me more info where to start and what to do? and how much money do i need? Thanks! Mylene
  • Nina said on July 21, 2013
    Hi I'm planning to start a small Filipino store here in Brampton Ontario. Any idea how to start how much capital I need and what are the requirements? Thank you.
  • Nelia said on August 8, 2013
    Hello, I am planning to open a Filipino store/small restaurant in Jacksonville or Ponte Vedra, FL area. Can anyone direct me to supplier/s of Asian groceries in the area? Salamat.
  • Sheila said on August 9, 2013
    Hi, we're planning on opening a Filipino store in Surrey, BC, Canada. Would you be able to advise me of how much capital we would need and the requirements to open a small store? We're also planning on opening one in Calgary, AB, but we don't know if there are any distributors/suppliers in AB. Last I've heard is that the goods will have to come from distributors in BC and then shipped to AB. Would you know any distributor in Calgary? Thanks, Sheila
  • Anabelle Johnston said on August 19, 2013
    Hi, I'm very much interested in opening a Filipino Store in our place in Scotland as no competition and no Filipino store any nearby place here, but just dont know how to start with. I am looking a partnership that can help to establish a business as i dont have the big capital but i am full of ideas and i am determine to make a successful one in the future. I just need some help and guide to start with. Much appreciated if somebody will get back to me to invest a business like this...Thank you
  • Geraldine said on August 19, 2013
    Hi, I'm planning to start a small Filipino store here in Caterham Surrey. Any idea how to start and how much capital I need and what are requirements ? Thank you to help me..
  • Rudy Lucaylucay said on September 12, 2013
    Still planning to open up a filipino store in Illinois. I am soliciting any informations/ideas on how to start with. What are the step by step needed requirements to start this kind of business. Your help would be of great help. Thank you so much. Hope to hear from you in my email.
  • Dovee said on September 14, 2013
    Hi there! I'm planning to open a Filipino store in barrhead, Alberta, how to start it and how much is the capital to start, there are 3 closer town but no pinoy store but lots of Filipino. Please help me. Thank you.
  • TheButtons said on October 18, 2013
    Are there any filipino shops and supermarket in victor harbor Australia? We are planning to invest for a small supermarket with a cafe. What are the dox needed to start it up?
  • Natalia said on October 22, 2013
    Hello! I am Interested to open a Filipino store in NW Calgary. Don't have enough capital yet, that's why I'm trying to tie up with an existing convenience store, maybe rent a space and start with some Filipino products, may be kitchen necessities that are not found in the local stores. How can I start? Need advice please.
  • LAURENCE GABRIEL said on October 28, 2013
    I am planning to open a small Filipino dine in / food business here in GTA, Canada. I have done preliminary feasibility and surveys. The prospect location is mostly populated by Filipinos and no business food exclusively for Filipinos is available yet. I am in the process of negotiating the building owner for the lease agreement and require me to provide business plans (I need somebody to help me on this). With regards to registration and licensing, I have some inputs already and still need advise when it comes to taxes remittances. If everything will push through, I will be in need of one good cook available in the local area and would like to locate suppliers for the kitchen equipments needed. To be included in my store set up, I would like to sell some Filipino products directly imported from Philippines and would like to find out some contacts in this regards together with the shipping matters. I am looking also for company to make the design / installation of the store set up, with competitive and affordable rates with good terms of payments. Please contact me laurencegabriel77@gmail.com / +1 (647) 862 1930. Thank you.
  • Jovy said on October 31, 2013
    Hi, I'm a filipina leaving here in Puglia Italy, since i'm moving here due to my Italian husband after a few months i am longing my own food( pinoy food) i am searching around and i cannot found any, aside from that ive meet a lot of filipino's leaving working for good in these area, and as well as so many cruise ship docking the area,,, i knew already before that there is no one coz i was working for many years in cruise ship, and only this port in italy we cannot found a Pinoy store even to send money back home we struggling to find here,, aside for few western union but its located in inconvenient place...So this is the reason to drive my self to open a store not just for my own self interest as well as to help our Kababayan not to stress so much missing home... Please i need some advice and help from the expert to start up.... email me at giovy.bella@yahoo.com and my contact number 3280715984... your response is highly appreciated... maraming salamat po.... sana matulungan nyo kami rito... Jovy

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