I grew up in a family of entrepreneurs, wherein dinnertime or family get-together included business anecdotes from my grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles. Right after college, I got involved in running our family’s supermarket business. This experience built my foundation of understanding a business. It gave me also the discipline I needed in becoming a full pledged entrepreneur. Later on, growing our business and being able to provide employment gave me a sense of fulfillment in life, and this is why I continue to pursue other business opportunities.
And because I know how challenging it is to run a business, my other business ventures need to have a steady supply of quality products, reliable logistics and strong business support. Just like my Gamot Publiko franchise which I have been operating for three years now, I am happy and satisfied with the strong business support they provide. I started with one franchised store in Quezon City and I eventually added five more stores and it is still growing. I found the franchise to be very profitable and easy to manage even if I am busy with my other business.
Gamot Publiko’s head office ensures that my inventory of medicines is complete and readily available at a very good price. This has freed me up from the time consuming and stressful workload of sourcing, negotiating, paying and dealing with different suppliers. The head office also monitors market price to ensure a competitive selling price for us. Their reliable logistics means that I don’t have to maintain a warehouse with a huge inventory of medicines, I can replenish my stocks via the Point of Sale (POS) and delivery is made regularly to my stores.
My stores are simple and easy to operate, the system and support Gamot Publiko have in place allows me to oversee the stores even if I cannot be physically present in all my stores. Important reports may be generated from the POS that helps me in decision making. Plus with their staff training, I am assured that there is continuous guidance. Product updates and important industry news are also relayed to me regularly.
The franchise has made me grow as an entrepreneur too, knowing that this business did not only provide income and employment but the fact that I was able to help those who need affordable and quality medicine is more rewarding. This experience along with my learnings will definitely help me go far in my business endeavors.
Author: Desmond Chua. To know more about Gamot Publiko Your Generic Drugstore, please email [email protected] or visit www.gamotpubliko.com, this is a sponsored post.