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...

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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....

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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....

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Starting a Business Guide - Bplans Blog

Startup Costs Estimating Realistic Startup Costs Startup Costs Calculator Your Options for Business Financing Our Complete Guide to Funding a Business Choosing a Business How to Choose The Business That’s Right For You How to Start a Nonprofit Should You Consider a Franchise? The Best Businesses to Start in 2014...

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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....