Read what franchise owners and small business experts say about Joel Libava.
“Joel Libava is a great resource for anyone thinking about becoming a franchise owner. After reading his book “Become a Franchise Owner!” I was able to narrow my search down to two Franchises that seemed like a good fit for me. I then decided to buy a “60” to talk with Joel and get his opinion on these two franchises and the due diligence process in general. My wife and I got on the phone with Joel and the hour went by very quickly. We were able to rule out one of the franchises which didn’t seem like a good match for my skill set based on Joel’s knowledge of that particular franchise. Joel then gave us some great advice on specific questions to ask existing franchisees for the franchise we were most interested in. Joel also gave us a suggestion for another franchise to look at in the same industry for comparison.
I feel Joel’s advice was invaluable and I would highly recommend him for anyone thinking about becoming a franchise owner. I feel with Joel you are getting objective advice as opposed to the bias you may find with a franchise broker and certainly with the franchise representative. As I continue the due diligence process it is nice to know that I can count on Joel for further consultation if needed.”
Mitch Lazar, Former Anti-Submarine Helicopter Pilot For The US Navy
“Thank you for all of your help and guidance, Joel Libava. As I said before, I learned more working with you in 2 hours than I did working with a Franchise Broker…in 2 years. Your insights are invaluable.”
-Jon Shultz, Future Lawn Doctor Franchisee
“I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for all of the insightful information you are providing. I realize you have a business model that you are using, but you still provide a lot of great free information along the way. It is also abundantly clear that you are high integrity, which is the first thing I look for in anyone. I am happy to promote those who are champions.
The amount of info you provide is invaluable, and well ahead of others in your industry.”
– Tom Columbia
“Thank you for helping me-showing me how to do my research and for counselling me on my decision. I enjoy your franchise blog, your newsletter, and the articles you’ve shared with me since we’ve known one another. I’ve referred several people to your books.”
– Otto Beatty, Franchise Owner, Intelligent Office
“My franchise research included several in-depth conversations with the team at Heaven’s Best. We went back and forth for several months before I decided to move forward. I also spoke with Joel Libava outside of the Heaven’s Best organization to make sure I was on the right track.”
-Reuben Rock, Franchisee of Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning, from his Entrepreneur.com interview
“The Franchise King, Joel Libava is a great resource providing a great service. He is the only person I have come across that is an advocate for prospective franchisees, and I plan to take full advantage of the knowledge he has to offer. Joel’s advice has made me more aware of the risks inherent to franchise ownership (or any business for that matter), and I know that I am not guaranteed success in this model. That said, I believe I am putting the odds for success in my favor as much as possible by following the steps he has laid out.”
– Matt from Chicago (Last name withheld until he becomes a franchise owner-he’s still employed.)
“When I found myself without a job and looking for something VERY different than I had done in the past, I attended a presentation given by Joel. When I heard Joel’s presentation, he inspired me! I knew I wanted to look at franchises and I had my mind set on a pet related franchise. Joel helped me narrow my choices, and with his coaching and support I proceeded in a methodical way.
Joel was very supportive and provided some practical guidelines. We also purchased his books. They became my road map and the rest is history. We now own Central Bark Doggy Day Care.”
– Peggy Farrell-Kidd
“We first met Joel after I left the corporate world almost 10 years ago. We knew from the start that Joel was genuinely interested in helping us find an endeavor that would support the lifestyle we were looking for. We liked his process, and he was supportive and very professional, never too pushy. We are very happy with the success of our growing business, and often think back to those early, important discussions with Joel.”
– Margie Toombs, owner of Maid Brigade
“Joel did an excellent job of understanding my business and personal needs which resulted in him matching me up with a great business opportunity. He was very professional and thorough in his approach and takes his business on a very high and professional plane.”
– Mike Burzminski, Multi-Unit Franchise Owner, Batteries Plus
“Joel did a fantastic job by first taking the time to understand our needs & interests and then using that perspective to give us expert advice. In the vast world of franchise ideas it’s great to have Joel’s expertise as a guide.”
– Patrick McCoy, Multi-Unit Franchise Owner, Snap Fitness
“When people ask me the million dollar question would you do again, there is NO QUESTION that I would work with Joel Libava again. His advice to think longer term really helped me focus. “
– Dave Brewer, Multi-Unit Franchise Owner, Great Clips
“We attended a seminar on franchising at a local outplacement firm presented by Joel Libava. His introduction to franchising really opened our eyes about all the different avenues available. We launched our business May 1st, and we really want to thank Joel for making this happen.”
– Gerald Krause, owner of PuroClean
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