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You Want More

If you’re like most of the people who visit The Franchise, you want to change the way your life is going. You want more control…more freedom…more ownership.

For instance, maybe you’re sick of working really, really hard for someone else. Maybe you’ve been downsized-and you don’t want to redo your resume again or go on yet another meaningless, time-wasting job interview. Or maybe you just feel the time is right for you to become your own boss.

  • If you feel that franchise ownership is something you should explore, you’re at the right place. Everything you need to know about franchising is here
  • If you’ve been looking at franchise opportunities for awhile, and you’re confused and/or stuck, I’ll help you sort things out
  • If you’ve already decided on a franchise-but you want to make sure it’s going to be a profitable venture, I’ll show you exactly (step-by-step) how to find out
  • If you’re currently working with a franchise “consultant,” and you want a second opinion on the franchises you’ve been presented with, I’m your guy

The Bottom Line:

If you want the best advice on buying a franchise, you’ve come to the right place. Especially if you want to learn how to find the most profitable franchise opportunities.

That said, you’ve definitely found the right person to help you realize your dream of being your own boss-in a very straightforward way.

“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, Franchisee, Veteran, Former Anti-Submarine Helicopter Pilot For The US Navy

Important: You’re Not Buying A Franchise

You’re buying what owning a franchise business can do for you.

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I’m The Franchise King®, Joel Libava

In 2000, I was managing an automobile franchise. And then I wasn’t. I was downsized. Canned. Launched. Fired. I was also scared. I didn’t know what I was going to do. But, thanks to my dad, I found something.

What I Found

My dad introduced me to franchise brokerage. I worked with my dad as a franchise broker for several years. We were actually franchisees of a large franchise brokerage firm.

In addition, I worked with people just like you..people who were looking to be their own boss though franchise ownership. Essentially I was a matchmaker. I helped a lot of people become franchise owners. I sold lots of franchises.

Then, things started changing. The franchise brokerage was purchased by several franchisees who I was not on board with. And, my dad got diagnosed with lung cancer-which really sucked. I had some choices to make. I had to decide whether or not to stay on board as a franchisee.

The Decision

I decided to leave the franchise organization and strike out on my own.

A couple of years later, I decided to go a different direction. I wasn’t “feeling it” anymore. Plus-and this is important, some of the people I had helped get in business a few years earlier were going out of business. It made me feel like crap-even though it wasn’t my fault. But, some of them lost a lot of money. I didn’t want to see that happen again. So, here I am.

Go here to learn more about my background.

I Don’t Sell Franchises

I hope you’re not disappointed, but I’m not a franchise salesperson. Heck-I’m not a franchise “coach” or a franchise broker or a franchise “consultant, either.” I don’t offer “Free Help Finding The Right Franchise.” No sir. I advise. I guide. I’m paid for my expertise and my real world experience in franchising.

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To put it another way, if you’re looking for unbiased franchise advice (unbiased because I’m not trying to match you up to a particular franchise-or even try to sell you one), check out my Franchise Success Packages so we can work on reaching your dream.

Important: If you’re not at that point yet, no problem. When you are, contact me. In the meantime, there are plenty of other ways I can help you, as you’ll see below.

Just Starting Out?

If you’re starting to think about becoming the owner of a franchise business, it’s crucial to get a deep understanding of the business of franchising. You need to understand the business model. You need to understand the risks involved. And, you need to find out if franchise ownership is right for you.

If you’re interested in learning about:

  • The History Of Franchising
  • The Real Definition Of Franchising
  • The Rules
  • Franchise Business Pros And Cons
  • Franchise Business Facts+Franchise Fiction
  • The Money

Then grab my free eBook, “A Proper Introduction to Franchising.”


Read My Articles On Franchise Ownership

You may not know this, but I’ve written over 2,000 different articles on franchising and franchise ownership. Most of them can be found on The Franchise King Blog. To save you time, I’ve linked to the ones you should read first.

Best Articles To Read At The Beginning

22 Great Reasons To Buy A Franchise

Buy A Franchise Because You Hate Your Job?

My Top 10 Tips For Buying A Franchise 

Franchise Business Pros And Cons 
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P.S. I also write franchise articles for other business websites, like, the official website for the U.S. Small Business Administration. (I’ve been writing a monthly article on franchising for the SBA for 8 years.) Check them out here.


Best Articles To Read During Your Search For A Profitable Franchise Opportunity

How To Find Profitable Franchise Opportunities 

How To Choose The Right Franchise 

How To Do Good Franchise Research 

Best Articles To Read Before You Make A Frachise Buying Decision

Should You Consider A Multi-Location Franchise Opportunity?

What To Do When The Franchisor Gives You This

How To Get Information On Franchise Lawsuits 


I’ve produced 120+ franchise videos over the years. I share useful tips on them-plus it’s a great way for you to get to know me a bit more. Here’s one.



I’ve been threatening to put together my own podcast for years. I’m not there yet. But, I have the next best thing! I’m on a lot of podcasts…as a guest. I get interviewed an awful lot. I’ve shared a lot of valuable information on how to buy a franchise over the years-so if you like “listening” to stuff, I’ve linked to a few of below. Enjoy!

Startup Nation Podcast (This was also a live radio interview)

Food Franchises, Marketing And More Podcast  

Josh Brown’s Podcast (He’s a franchise attorney)

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I’m interviewed on The Small Business Advocate radio program several times a year. It’s the longest-running small business radio program in existence. I share lots of insider secrets-you can check out the radio interviews here.

Profitable Franchise Products

I offer proven products that are designed to help today’s prospective franchise business owners find, research and buy a profitable franchise. Here’s my hardcover book:

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(Click the cover to see what’s included in it)

In addition, I offer this eBook:

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Please feel free to contact me for more information on my products and services.

Also, if you have questions on buying a franchise, obtaining a franchise loan, business plans, finding a great location for your franchise, or anything else, you can use the contact form below. I follow-up pretty darn fast.

One More Thing
If you’re here for another reason, maybe something commercially-related, here’s the deal in very-plain English:

  • If you want me to become an affiliate for your product or service, I’m not interested unless your deal is front-loaded.
  • If you’re trying to get me to link to a page of yours-for payment, I’m not interested.
  • If you’re a PR company wanting me to write a story about your client, I may. But, not for free.
  • If you’d like to franchise your business, great….but I don’t do that type of work. But, I can refer you to a great franchise development company.

To that end, we’re all busy. I’m trying to save both of us some time.

“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
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