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BPI Family Ka- Negosyo and Netopia: Creating Strong Connection through Net Cafe Expansion
BPI Family Savings Bank (BFSB) and Netopia recently partnered to make connections easier for every Filipino. This year, through the BPI Family Ka-Negosyo accreditation program, Netopia becomes one of BFSB’s accredited franchise partners, giving Netopia benefits and edge for their franchising operations.
Netopia, a social place and one of the leading internet cafes in the country, has been giving Filipinos first class experience on internet cafe and gaming. This year, Netopia is set to further enhance, enrich and expand itself for better and wider internet experience that will make connections accessible and convenient from every part of the country to the world through its venture with BFSB.
One of the leading countries with the most number of Internet users in Southeast Asia, Philippines has growing demands for internet connectivity as the number of Internet users has grown to 23% in 2010, and shows no signs of slowing down. “With insatiable demand but only 30% of the country’s population having access to the internet, we seek to bring world class technology and internet experience to Filipino internet users all over the country,” shares Michael Lacy, Netopia President and CEO.
This year, Netopia is set to be re-launched, including its other brand, the Extreme Gaming Experience (EGG). With the upcoming re-launch, Netopia will be coming out with new services that will give customers more convenience in their internet experience.
As if pressing the ‘refresh’ icon on the computer screen, customers can expect exciting changes from Netopia – from its aesthetics to services. Aspiring to be a major social destination, Netopia is set to offer better and wider range internet connectivity and tranquil cafe atmosphere where communication can be at its finest.
With this new venture, BFSB and Netopia empower the entrepreneurship sector, providing opportunities for entrepreneurs who would like to franchise an exciting business in the modern world of communication. “This partnership will give opportunities for BFSB, our company and our franchisees. We will build stronger relationship with BFSB as we bring in franchise partners that the bank will be able to cater to,” Lacy shares.
Together, BFSB and Netopia will answer the public demand for the technology, extending internet services to the general public who has limited or no internet connectivity at all. Seeing this as a great opportunity to grow, Netopia is gearing up to extend their new brand across the country, planning to “refresh” and “reload” bigger success with BFSB.
Through the bank’s Ka-Negosyo program, Netopia’s expansion will now be more convenient and affordable. Providing every negosyante with efficient business solutions and financing schemes, BFSB seeks to make business operations healthy and productive for them.
BFSB chooses the best and the brightest negosyos through the BPI Family Ka-Negosyo Best List program that gives accredited franchisors business perks and privileges such as exclusive no collateral Franchising Loan, short processing time, and preferential exposure for bank marketing initiatives.
Be part of BPI Family Ka-Negosyo. Call 754-NEGO, email firstname.lastname@example.org, text 0917-852NEGO or 0922-869NEGO, or visit any BPI, BFSB branch nationwide or www.bpiloans.com.
Photo shows (L-R) BFSB VP and Ka-Negosyo Loans Division Head, Cedoy Roces; BFSB President, TG Limcaoco; Netopia’s CEO and President Michael Lacy; Franchise Manager, Wally Magno; Cluster Franchise Manager, Cathy Yam.