Become a Franchise Owner!: The Start-Up Guide to Lowering Risk, Making Money, and Owning What you Do

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Wiley, Nov 4, 2011 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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The definitive A-to-Z guide to researching, selecting, and starting a viable franchise business

With more and more professionals looking for alternatives to traditional corporate employment, Become a Franchise Owner! informs would-be franchise owners of the joys and perils of purchasing a franchise. Authored by a trusted, feisty, tell-it-how-it-is independent franchise industry insider, this book offers straightforward, step-by-step tips and advice on how to properly (and carefully) research and select a franchise business.

Get tips on how to locate information about franchises, current industry trends, interviews with franchisors, and hot franchise opportunities.

  • Offers a self-evaluation to discover if you are "franchise material"
  • Describes how to choose the right franchise for your specific situation
  • Lists the 40 crucial questions to ask current franchise owners

Owning a franchise isn't for everyone; in fact, as Joel Libava says, "it's really not for most people." But if it is for you, this book can guide you in starting your own successful franchise business.

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About the author (2011)

Joel Libava, widely known as The Franchise King®, helps unlock entrepreneurs from the shackles of a typical 9-to-5 routine to become successful franchise owners, through his advisory services, media appearances, blog, and self-produced videos.His Franchise King blog was named one of the 75 Best Business Blogs of 2010 by Business Pundit. He is a member of Jim Blasingame's Brain Trust®, the largest collection of small business experts in the world, and was named "The Franchise Expert in Residence" for the award-winning Small Business Trends website. He assisted the team at Guy Kawasaki's Alltop.com in assembling a franchising webpage, featuring top franchise industry blogs/resources, and he contributes articles about franchising to the award-winning Open Forum by American Express website, as well as for the Community section of the U.S. Small Business Administration's website, SBA.gov.

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