I'm The Franchise King®

I'm The Franchise King®, Joel Libava. I provide straightforward advice on choosing, researching, and buying a franchise. Check out Franchise Business University.com

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The History of Franchising As We Know It | Bplans

The History of Franchising As We Know It | Bplans

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If You’re Thinking About Franchises, You Want This Book

If you’re in any way thinking about getting into a franchise business, you need to know about Joel Libava, @FranchiseKing on Twitter, thefranchiseking.com on the web, and author of Become a Franchise Owner, the best book there is on franchise ownership. I know something about franchises. I’ve never owned a franchise,...

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How to Choose a Franchise That’s Right For You [VIDEO]

If you are thinking about opening a franchise, the most important advice anyone can give you is to choose the franchise that's right for you. Here's how....

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Considering Buying a Franchise? Watch This First

If you are thinking about opening a franchise, be sure to watch our Google Hangout on...


Wanted: More women franchise owners

The Franchise King® Joel Libava says the franchise industry could use more women franchisees, so he’s  taken it upon himself to make sure that more women start looking into franchise ownership as a viable option to traditional corporate employment. Joel’s just announced a contest specifically for women that are interested...

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What is a Franchise?

Many of the stores and restaurants that you see every day are franchises. But, the answer is a little more complicated than that....


If You Want to Start a Business But Don’t Know What Business to Start

One of my favorite themes is that choosing what type of business to start should be a matter of looking at the mirror, reflecting on who you are, developing a business based on what you like to do and what you do well. And I’m sticking with that story. But...


Lessons Learned: How Picking the Wrong Franchise Turned Into a Loss

An entrepreneur chose a franchise that was a bad fit for him, and lost his money. These are his takeaways from the experience, and his advice on how not to repeat his mistakes....


To Franchise or Not to Franchise

When you are trying to decide whether to buy into a franchise there are several factors to consider. First, make sure you are looking at a solid and effective franchise that offers real value. It has to be a good one. There are hundreds of good ones, but lots of...


For Good Info on Franchise Business

If you’re at all interested in buying into a franchise business, I think you’d definitely want to become familiar with Joel Libava, his Franchise King blog, and his new e-book called How to Carefully Select a Franchise to Buy. I just read a good review by TJ McCue, founder of...

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Logos: Watch Out! A Real-World True Story

Leaders get copied. Artists copy each other and we package it all up and call it a trend or a movement, like the impressionists, or baroque, or whatever. Poets and novelists do the same thing.  Television producers copy good shows to make better show or bad shows, until we get...

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Everything you always wanted to know about cofounders - Bplans Blog

Do I need a co-founder? How do I chose one? What do I do if the relationship doesn’t work out? These are some of the most frequent questions about co-founders that I have heard from entrepreneurs over the years. In this post, I’ll try to answer these, and a few...

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How to Start a Franchise Business - Bplans Blog

If it's right for you, franchising can be road map to profitable business ownership. Check out our tips and resources on how to start a franchise....


Starting a Business Guide - Bplans Blog

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Your Small Business News Roundup - Bplans Blog

Grab some coffee, kick back, and catch up on the latest in small business....