The Franchise King’s Press Page

the franchise king's press page 

The Franchise King®, Joel Libava, is one of the most sought-after franchise experts in the United States.

As you’ll see on his Franchise King Press Page, he’s frequently called on by major media outlets for his no-spin insights on the world of franchising.

Joel speaks frankly about franchising, and in doing so, helps separate franchise fact from franchise fiction.

Please contact him here.

He’s the author of Become A Franchise Owner! (Wiley Publishing)

Recent Press/Guest Posts/Mentions 

Joel Is Featured In Entrepreneur Magazine!


Read the Entrepreneur® Magazine feature article on Joel Libava right now

Featured As One Of The Top 15 Bloggers To Follow If You’re Starting A Business

Succeeding In Franchising: Entrepreneur® Magazine

BOA Just Chose My Franchise Questions

Click My Picture (below) For Interview Clip-From The Palm Beach Research Group

Media Planet Investigate Before You Invest In A Franchise

BrightStar Care Added To Joel Libava’s Franchise Directory -10 Questions To Ask Before Franchising A Business

Take Stock Before Leaping In The Albuquerque Journal

From Dun & Bradstreet: Top Twitter Business Influencers

The Top Franchise Gurus To Follow– Franchising USA Magazine

The Simple Dollar: 4 Businesses Kids Can Start Now

The Importance Of Hiring A Franchise Attorney: Small Business Trends

Tips On Buying A Franchise -WJCU-Radio

An Open Letter To The Mayor Of Seattle

The Franchise Biz Directory- Franchise Advertising Promotion Extended

Arizona Daily Star- Veterans Make Great Franchisees

Social Media Workbench-15 Franchise Pro’s To Follow On Social Media

Top Marketing Experts Top Tips– Flyte

The Franchise King’s Client Just Opened This Franchise

On Personal Branding-The Marketing Agents

Top 15 Bloggers To Follow For Starting A Business– Zen Payroll

Minimum-Wage And Franchising-Businessweek

The New York Times – Fast Food Workers Strike

Franchise Directory Gets a Makeover– PRSync

Minimum Wage IssueFranchise Know-How

Crains- The Franchise King Reigns on Social Media

Franchise Rights And Wrongs– The Columbian Online

Balancing Personal And Professional Lives on Twitter- Mashable

KIRO-TV Seattle Interview –

New York Times – Small Business

Top 25 Blogs For Small Business Owners– Fit Small Business

BizBuySell- The Time Is Now To Buy a Franchise

Jumping Through Hoops – Fox Small Business News

Press Release- Top Franchise Expert Launches #Freecallfridays 

The Coleman Report– The Toughest Franchise Business

Honey, I Shrunk The Store – QSR Magazine

NFIB – Top 10 Franchise Sectors

Bloomberg Businessweek– New California Franchise Bill

iNewswire- Feisty Franchise Expert Talks About Franchising’s Black Hole

Consumer Affairs Blog– Franchise Pros And Cons

Infusionsoft Blog- Top 50 Small Business Blogs To Watch

Bank of America – Google+ For Business

Kiplinger-  Jump-Start Your Career With a Franchise

US News And World Report- Should You Buy a Franchise?

Huffington Post- The Franchise King Sounds Off About Denny’s And Obamcare

Marketwatch- Mistakes to Avoid In Franchising 5 Questions To Ask About Hot Franchises

M4B Marketing- On Branding

PR Log- New Franchise Directory Launched

Georgia CEO- Franchises And More

This Franchise Has Good Timing- Franchise

The Coleman Report– Slimy Franchises

Great Clips Blog- How To Get Rich in Franchising

Silo-Breaker- Do Your Franchise Homework

Joel Libava to Keynote at the FBA Convention

Chris Brogan– Tell Bigger Stories

Small Biz Elevator-Interview with Joel Libava

South University– Starting a Business

Women in Business– How To Determine Franchise Costs– 5 Franchise Ownership Tips For Veterans– Jamba Juice Franchisee Does His Own Thing

MSN’s Business on Main– Home-Based Franchise Myths

Business Insider– Managing Your Ideas

Direct Capital- Franchise Webinar Announcement 

US Lawns Press Release- A Veteran-Friendly Franchise

The Plain Dealer– Own a Franchise

The Huffington Post-Businesses-Getting in Business After 50– The Top 10…

Business Info Guide-Joel Libava’s New Book

Free Franchise Webinars– Franchise Direct

Joel Libava Really DOES Have Klout– The Real Answers Come From Franchisees

How to Build a One-Person Franchise Business-Succeed as Your Own Boss

Innovation Investment Journal- #6 in The Top 20 Upcoming Start-Up Books

The Huffington Post-Joel Libava  About Baby Boomers

Susan Solovic Interviews Joel Libava-on the Radio!

The Franchise King® Teams up with the University of Northern Iowa

Franchise Buyers Need Franchise Lawyers

Amazing! The Franchise King® is Giving Away Free Advertising

Announcing the Judges for Small Business Influencers Awards

Joel Libava Reveals insider Secrets!– PrLog

New 10-Minute Free Service Being offered to Franchise Buyers

Watch Out For These Red Flags-– What Makes a Franchise Great?

A review; Joel Libava’s, The Franchise King Blog

Interview on Franchise Social Media w/The Franchise King- Gini Dietrich

Crain’s Business-Chicago- Transitioning to an Entrepreneur

Franchising That Fits- KoKoFitClub Franchise Site

Rush Nigut Law Blog- The Franchise King; We Knew Him When...

Franchise Myths/Realities-

Ivan Walsh- What The Franchise King Can Teach You!

Smart Money- Franchising for Baby-Boomers!– Is a Franchise or Non-Franchise Best for You?

Chris Brogan– Map it Out

Ashland University- Meet The Entrepreneur

Spin Sucks PR Blog- Transforming is Better Than Changing

Swedish Blogger Interviews The Franchise King (Audio) EGO

2011 Franchise Financing Outlook-

Fox Business News– 2011 Franchise Trends

Named in The 75 Best Business Blogs of 2010- Selling Your Franchise Business

WJW-TV Fox 8- Fox 8 Facebook Friend of The Day!-

What Happens When Franchisors Make Huge Changes? – Opening That 2nd Franchise Location

Named a Top 100 Small Business Blogger-

Top 25 Small Business Tips- From The Top US Experts

5 Tools For Franchise Social Media – Social Media Explorer

Franchisee Mutiny @Golds Gym. Politics.

Does buying a big-name franchise help?

The Great Emerging Franchise Challenge – A Judge!

The Gold’s Gym Franchisee Mutiny- Podcast- Weird and Strange Franchise Concepts! Interview – Mid-Year Franchise Report– Can Entrepreneurs Succeed As Franchise Owners?

Important Radio Interviews On Franchising-

Franchising isn’t just fast food- The Buffalo News

Seniors Buying Franchises–

The Buffalo News- Out of Work? Try Working For Yourself

Franchise “University” Launched- April, 2010 Press Release

The Rise To The Top Show  Video Interview On Personal Branding

Franchise Direct UK Profile Of A King 7 Steps To Franchising a Business

Akron Beacon Journal Senior-Care Franchises

The Plain Dealer Baby Boomers Still Starting Businesses


brokers awards dinner


Current Franchise News


Crain’s Cleveland News  Franchises Branching Out

Business.Gov; Going Beyond The Hype

Fox Small Business; Is 2010 The Time To Open A Franchise?

Joel Libava Chosen To Judge Constant Contact eMail Contest

San Jose BizJournal– New Solar Franchise Company Starts

50 Best Business Blogs Of 2009

Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 Edition!-Franchising A Business

Fox Business Center Video-Interview

Fox The State of Franchising-Credit Markets

The Plain Dealer– Will The CIT Bankruptcy Affect Small Business? Choosing A Green Franchise

Microsoft’s Business On Main Blog- Franchising Frenzy New Blog Cuts Government Red Tape {Business.Gov}

Kiplinger Magazine A mention in “The Prefab Alternative” story-September issue

Entrepreneur Magazine The Green Franchise Scene  7-09

Defense Media Network Choosing A Franchise

The Plain Dealer Non-Profit Buys A Franchise 6-09  {Joel put this deal together!} A Winning Combination! 6-09 Save Money-Help Community!  6-09

WKYC-TV Cleveland Non-Profit Buys A Franchise   5-09

Small Business Trends 1st Ever Northeast Ohio Franchise-Non-Profit Business Model Launched!  5-09

The Plain Dealer Self-Employment Interest Increasing 5-09 Credit Crisis Vs. Entrepreneurs 5-09

Gayle Kesteninterviews me on the current state of franchising  4-09

Radio Interview Trends In Franchising/Franchise Loans 3-09

Franchise Company Likes My Marketing Ideas 3-09

January 2009 Franchise 500/Entrepreneur Magazine

Crain’s Cleveland 12-08

Wall Street Journal-Boomers Are Using Retirement Funds For Start-Ups

New! SBTV Interview 10-08

Named In The 50 Best Business Blogs Of 2008! 9-08

Quick Interview With Dane Carlson 9-08

The Small Business Expert Of The Week, July 17, 2008 7-08

The Plain Dealer-Blogging For Business  6-08

2008 Top Blog Posts about Franchising/Look at  #1,#6,#36!   5-08

Joel’s Blog Named A Top 50 Business Start-Up Blog  5-08 Adds Joel Libava As A Blogger 2-08

What Doesn’t This Guy Do? 2-08

The Franchise King Strikes Again! 1-08

Franchise Times Magazine/Educational Franchises 1-08



Please read some of Joel’s published articles.



COSE Business Conference

National Radio Interview w/Barbara Weltman

National Radio Interviews with Jim Blasingame

Franchise Interviews Radio Program Interview




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