Fun run set to promote entrepreneurship

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THE Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFF) is organizing a fun run next month that aims to bring together different trade organizations, local government units, and private corporations to promote entrepreneurship.

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This year, AFFI continues with its advocacy to help young entrepreneurs find solid ground within the business through the 1st EntrepRUN: A Run for Success.

The fun run will be held on Sunday, September 6, starting at 4 a.m. at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and ending at the Coastal mall in Parañaque City.

AFFI said the event will showcase various business industries and stakeholders to demonstrate solidarity in advocating entrepreneurship. It will be open to all runners who support AFFI’s goals, whether or not they are entrepreneurs.

Part of AFFI’s goals in organizing the event is to generate funds for their corporate social responsibility program, which aims to help the next generation of young entrepreneurs launch their business concepts.

The people at AFFI firmly believe that entrepreneurship contributes toward alleviating poverty and nation-building by way of a more robust economy.

Some of the proceeds will go to Go Negosyo’s Building Enterprising Students for Tomorrow (BEST) program, which will provide selected students with the seed capital to launch their business concepts.

Proceeds will also go toward AFFI’s Seminars and Business Clinic, which conducts learning events such as Entrepreneurship Seminars that educate the public on how to start a small business. AFFI conducts over 100 of these seminars throughout the year, with the help of seasoned entrepreneurs willing to share their expertise and top tips.

The event will feature a festival area which will showcase partners’ brands and include booths where AFFI partners will be able to share samples of their products or even sell them as well as share flyers, brochures, and other information about their businesses.

Following the run are Breakfast Mentoring Sessions, which include four sets of seminars open to the runners, so they can improve their knowledge and be encouraged to set up their own businesses or franchises. The topics include: Right Franchise for You, Franchise Your Business, Entrepreneurship 101, Winning Sales Strategies.

AFFI hopes the event will also promote a healthy lifestyle among entrepreneurs by giving them the opportunity to literally run great distances for their businesses. It will also be a family-friendly event as 50 fun mascots will be participating in the 3K Kids Run.

The run is sponsored by Entrepreneur Magazine, Go Negosyo , Blue Water Day Spa, SeaOil, Vcargo, Farmacia Ni Dok, Center for Pop, Crave Chicharon, EC Gas, Fiorgelato, Garmin, Happy Haus Donuts, Lots’ A Pizza, Nail It!, The Generics Pharmacy, Acquasuisse, Ferino’s Bibingka, Goto King, Ink All You Can, Reyes Barbecue, Yuxin, Abrea Consulting Group , CSR Philippines, Department of Trade and Industry, FINEX Foundation, IntellectualProperty Office, National Reintegration Center for OFW’s, TGFI, BusinessMirror, BusinessWorld, BusinessWorld Weekender, Chinoy TV, Franchise Today.ph, Igers Manila, Light Network, Malaya Business Insight, The Manila times, The Manila Bulletin, MoneySense Magazine, Pinoyfitness.com, Radyo Negosyo, Travelife Magazine, View Magazine, WheninManila.com, BPI Ka-negosyo, Meralco Biz, Generika Drugstore, Pilipinas 911, Affinitea, Big Apple Express Spa, Mercato, Mizuno, SM Tickets, Aquabest, Crystal Clear, Pocari Sweat, Water Boy and Ipay88.

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