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Joel Libava

Joel Libava is a franchise ownership adviser best known as The Franchise King®. He is the author of Become A Franchise Owner! The Start-Up Guide To Lowering Risk, Making Money, And Owning What You Do (Wiley 2011).

6 Recent Stories

Veterans: 3 Ways to Minimize the Risks of Buying a Franchise

Veterans: 3 Ways to Minimize the Risks of Buying a Franchise

Owning a franchise can be an appealing option for men and women returning from military service. Here's some advice on what should be considered beforehand.
November 11, 2013 in Franchises
3 Types of Franchises That Make Great Family Businesses

3 Types of Franchises That Make Great Family Businesses

If you're thinking of buying a franchise and want your family to be involved in running it, consider these options.
October 30, 2013 in Franchises
The 3 Scariest Things About Owning a Franchise

The 3 Scariest Things About Owning a Franchise

Owning a franchise can be a rewarding career path, but people need to be cognizant of the hard truths that come with it.
October 4, 2013 in Franchises
4 Reasons Why You Need to Hire a Franchise Attorney

4 Reasons Why You Need to Hire a Franchise Attorney

If you're looking to run a franchise, you need to do everything in your power to protect yourself legally. Here's some advice.
September 20, 2013 in Franchises
How to Avoid the Most Depressing Sentence in All of Franchising

How to Avoid the Most Depressing Sentence in All of Franchising

The path to owning a franchise can come with many disappointments, but none as great as this one.
September 6, 2013 in Franchises
Do Angry McDonald's Franchisees Have a Leg to Stand On?

Do Angry McDonald's Franchisees Have a Leg to Stand On?

If you're thinking of becoming the owner of any franchise someday, there's an important lesson contained in what's currently going on with this fast-food giant.
August 24, 2013 in Franchises