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Dun & Bradstreet Recognizes This Savvy Blogger!

The recent purchase of, a wildly popular business focused website, for $55 million by Dun & Bradstreet, was done to enhance D&B’s internet presence. It has, thanx in some part to it’s industry savvy blogging team….

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This team of industry specific experts has probably helped increase‘s web rankings. {In January of this year, exceeded the 3 million visitor a month milestone.} WOW
That figure clearly puts the website property near the top of the heap, in business related websites.

It is my pleasure to announce that I am now running the Franchise Blog! I will do a new article once a week, and do some cross-posting from other blogs of mine, too. I am honored to be able to get involved with the team. The audience that this website attracts is one of the most sought after ones in advertising circles. This audience includes a large following of small to medium sized Business Owners and Partners, CEO’s, COO’s, Directors, Presidents, and VP’s,- SVP’s. In addition, future entrepreneurs constantly visit for start-up advice…and that is where I come in.

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I want to thank a few folks who have cheered me on, and encouraged me to keep on, keepin on.
They are:

Jim Blasingame-The Small Business Advocate
Jim is considered one of the Top 25 Small Business Experts in the World, and I am humbled to be interviewed on the topic of franchising 4-5 times every year. Jim, you are the best.Thank you for your amazing support! You can write that on a rock….

Anita Campbell-of Small Business Trends LLC.
Anita, thank you so much for approaching me to be the "Franchise Expert In Residence" on your award winning SmallBizTrends website. Your article writing tips have been invaluable…

George Nemeth-Brewed Fresh Daily
George, I am so glad that we met a couple of years or so ago. Your unwavering belief in me, and what my little franchise consulting business does to bring new businesses into Northeast Ohio, is greatly appreciated. Being an infrequent guest author on BFD ain’t bad either…

Tim Ferris-
Tim, we met last year, and I shared my frustrations with you about not getting my blog, and my writing to the next level fast enough. You told me not to give up, because bigger things were around the corner for me. Thanx for your faith in me!

Jim Kukral-
Ji, I heard you speak about blogging almost 2 years ago at The Powerhouse, in the Flats. You reminded me of…well…me. Sarcastic.Focused. Funny. never Give Up Attitude.
We were able to get to know each other in person a few times in the past two years, and you always challenge me. Thanx, dude. Jim Kukral. True Internet geek. And a savvy marketer! Bonding with Mark Cuban. GEEZ!

Jill Miller Zymon-Writes Like She Talks {My fav. blog title..ever!}
You are just so damn honest. And so damn funny. You inspire. You are also the BEST writer I know. Thank you for your little kudos, and for your support….

Carole Cohen- Cleveland Real Estate News
I am so glad we met. You are ALWAYS the first to comment, and the first to root me on. Thanx. Your blog is sooo cool……….

Others I am shouting out are funnyman-Sean Kelly, Don the Blue Mau, Fellow TypePadder, Matt Dickman, Cleveland’s ONLY Tech Czar, John Crickett of England, Toronto’s Evan Carmichael, Rhonda and Courtney at World Famous Sanderson PR, John Herman Jr., Don and Marty at, Jim Coen, David Mastio at BlogNet News , and finally, I want to thank my wife, and daughter-for being patient as I trudge through this blogdom-thing.

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I'm The Franchise King®, Joel Libava. I help prospective franchise owners avoid bank account emptying mistakes.
For 23 years, I’ve been showing people how to make smart, informed decisions on franchises to buy, and I can help you, too!
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