You Want More
If you’re like most of the people who visit The Franchise King.com, you want to change the way your life is going. You want more control…more freedom…more ownership.
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.
And you’ve definitely found the right person to help you realize your dream of being your own boss.
“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, 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.
This Is Where To Get Help Finding & Researching Profitable Franchise Opportunities
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
Franchise brokerage. I worked with my dad as a franchise broker for several years. We were actually franchisees of a large franchise brokerage firm.
I also 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.
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.
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.
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.
Well, it’s your lucky day! I’ve created a detailed, easy-to-follow, free online course that will teach you exactly what you need to know so you can decide if owning a franchise is right for you.
The course includes my free franchise compatibility quiz that almost 6,000 people have taken over the years.
By Taking The Course, You’ll Learn:
- The History Of Franchising
- The Real Definition Of Franchising
- The Rules
- Franchise Business Pros And Cons
- Franchise Business Facts+Franchise Fiction
- About The Money
And, Much, Much, More!
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
Franchise Business Pros And Cons
(This article was published on Entrepreneur.com)
P.S. I also write franchise articles for other business websites, like SBA.gov, the official website for the U.S. Small Business Administration. (I’ve been writing a monthly article on franchising for the SBA for 7 years.) Here are 3 popular ones that should prove to be very useful.
Here’s one on franchise fees , and why you pay them.
Another popular one is all about franchise support from headquarters , and what you should expect.
And don’t take a pass at reading this one about important money questions you need to ask franchisees.
Best Articles To Read During Your Search For A Profitable Franchise Opportunity
Best Articles To Read Before You Make A Frachise Buying Decision
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)
Josh Brown’s Podcast (He’s a franchise attorney)
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:
(Click the cover to see what’s included in it)
I also offer eBooks and online courses. You can learn more about them here.
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.
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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