The Franchise King®

The Franchise King® 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 The Franchise King® Press Page, he’s frequently called on by major media outlets for his no-spin insights and opinions about 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)

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He also wrote “The Definitive Guide To Franchise Research.”

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The Franchise King® Press Page: Recent Mentions

This franchise article was just featured on 50+ news websites

Featured as a source on how to best use LinkedIn in franchising in an article on CMSWire titled: “12 Emerging Social Media Trends in 2024.”

A client of mine is opening a new Hand & Stone Massage franchise-and is featured in this press release

The Franchise King® releases The Top 21 Franchises To Own

Joel was just featured in Small Business Trends’ 2022 end of the year review-“Best Of.”

New Interview: “How Can The Franchise King Help Me?
Listen here


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NTD-TV Interview On Hot Food Franchises

The Franchise King Blog Is Included In 21 Great Small Business Blogs 2022

Radio Interview On Vaccine Mandates And Franchising

ABC News Story:
Do Hotel Franchisees Have Any Clout Left?

Franchise Trends 2021, KTVN-TV Reno

The article is also featured on:

  • RFD-TV
  • SNN-TV News
  • Digital Journal
  • Financial News Today
  • The Times

And many other media outlets

Quoted in this Business Insider article about franchises and commercial real estate opportunities

Update! Joel’s hardcover book was just named “One of the best franchise books of all time” by Book Authority.

In addition, The Franchise King® Wrote This Guide on Researching Franchise Opportunities
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And he’s an influencer in the franchise industry.

The Franchise King’s Recent Press/Guest Posts/Mentions

Quoted in QSR Magazine regarding What to Learn from the Burgerim Franchise Disaster”

I’m working with Pet Butler, helping them get the word out about their Pet Services Franchise Opportunity. Here’s a recent Press Release about the business and what their plans are for 2020

And here’s where you can learn more about how to become a franchise owner with Pet Butler.

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Corporate Vision magazine just named The Franchise King® Best Independent Franchise Consultant – Midwest.”

(Even though I’m a Franchise Advisor!-not a Consultant!)

A January 6th, 2020 Press Release: The Franchise King® Just Published The Hottest Franchise Trends For 2020

Quoted in QSR Magazine for a story about adding to your franchise portfolio

The Franchise King® Press Page and the rise and fall of the Subway franchise

I’m The Featured Franchise Expert in this Business Insider video about the rise and fall of Subway (5 million views)


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This article was just featured on the New England area Better Business Bureau Bulletin

Quoted in a Business Insider article about The Church of Chicken

Quoted in an article about Steak n Shake’s new expansion plans

New eBook on Researching Franchise Opportunities Released

I was just Interviewed by Carol Roth for The Bank of America #SmallBusiness Community Website

A business writer for The Washington Post dialed The Royal Phone to ask me about the latest Chick-Fil-A political fiasco.

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I was quoted in this The Washington Post story about Subway closing hundreds of franchises

This Tweet was really nice:

I was recently featured on the Unhappy Franchisee website.

I received a nice mention in a book review of “Small Business Hacks” on (I wrote a chapter for the book.)

Congratulations go out to Otto Beatty, who worked with me as he researched and eventually purchased the Intelligent Office of Columbus franchise, for winning the Micro Entrepreneur of the Year award at Increase CDC’s 13th Annual Entrepreneur Award Ceremony.

The Beauty Industry Report, a newsletter for executives in the industry, just featured my insights into hair care franchise trends for 2018.

The Franchise King® predicts the Franchise Trends for 2018 (From Small Business Wire)

Here’s my take on the hottest franchise sectors for 2018 from Black Enterprise Magazine

Business Insider writer Kate Taylor asked me about the upcoming franchisee revolt at Subway®

The Franchise King Blog was named one of the best business blogs of 2017

A little birdie called to tell me that I’m on the cover of 4321 Startup! It’s a very unique online business magazine.

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I just got a mention in an Entrepreneur® Magazine article about the stark differences between the commission-based services franchise brokers/consultants offer and the services I provide to prospective franchise owners.

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I’m quoted several times in Delta Sky Magazine for an in-depth article on franchising. Just click the image below!

The Plain Dealer: What does it take to succeed?

Dayton, Ohio Franchise Chains Set To Grow- Dayton Daily News

The Plain Dealer- Successful Fitness Franchise Owner Helped By Local Franchise Expert

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New! The Plain Dealer Interviews The Franchise King®

My Take On A New Fast food Trend Via Franchise King® Releases The Ultimate Franchise Course


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

The Shortcut to Owning a Thriving Business- Money Magazine®

Startup Nation- A Startup Nation Radio Interview On Franchise Ownership

Quoted In Delta Airlines Sky Magazine

Business Tips From The Top 100 Bloggers

The Franchise King Blog was named one of the best small business blogs for 2016!

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Tubz Vending Machine Franchise Interview On Vending Franchise Opportunities

Arizona Daily Star– Buying An Existing Franchise Business

New From 21 Great Small Business Blogs

Just Ranked A Top 100 Most Influential Business Blog (#19!)

A Top-100 Business Blogger!

Franchise Business University Launched By Top Franchise Expert

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

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 Issue Franchise 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

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

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The Coleman Report– Slimy Franchises

Great Clips Blog- How To Get Rich in Franchising

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

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– 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

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?

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

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

What Happens When Franchisors Make Huge Changes? –

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

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?

Franchising isn’t just fast food- The Buffalo News

Seniors Buying Franchises–

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

The Rise To The Top Show  Video Interview On Personal Branding

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

The Plain Dealer Baby Boomers Still Starting Businesses

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Crain’s Cleveland News  Franchises Branching Out

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

The Plain Dealer– Will The CIT Bankruptcy Affect Small Business? 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

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

January 2009 Franchise 500/Entrepreneur Magazine

Crain’s Cleveland 12-08

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

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

National Radio Interviews with Jim Blasingame

Franchise Interviews Radio Program Interview