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Posts by Joel Libava

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  • I’d wager that the first thing that comes to mind when you think of franchising is some type of food franchise. I do too. Most of the food franchises that we tend to think of are almost always in the *fast-casual genre. It’s a huge business sector. If you’re thinking of...
    Industry Word - February 02, 2012 - 14 comments
  • I’m deeply entrenched in the franchise industry. Like most industries, we have our own collection of buzzwords or jargon. There are words and phrases we use on a daily basis. But you don’t. For example, industry insiders don’t say, “Franchise Disclosure Document*”...
    Industry Word - January 05, 2012 - 9 comments
  • While I certainly can’t make this career decision for you, I can certainly help you put both choices into perspective. Let’s see what’s what… If you’re contemplating which direction you’d like to take in your professional life, you certainly have lots of...
    Industry Word - December 06, 2011 - 3 comments
  • All prospective franchisees have one thing in common: curiosity. They’re all curious about income. They all want to know how much they’re going to make. It’s to be expected. After all, if one is going to invest their own money into a franchise business start-up, they should be...
    Industry Word - November 03, 2011 - 2 comments
  • You were so excited. You received the franchise business brochure from the franchisor’s corporate office last week, and ended up almost ripping it up in your haste to open the oversized envelope that it was mailed to you in. You’re attracted to the franchise model for lots of reasons....
    Industry Word - September 29, 2011 - 7 comments
  • Today’s franchise buyers are faced with thousands of choices; not only do they have to figure what type of franchise businesses to look into, they have to figure out which one is the “best in show.” Allow me to explain. If you’re looking to become a franchise business owner...
    Industry Word - August 25, 2011 - 5 comments
  • There’s a lot of excitement leading up to the purchase of a franchise business. Searching for the right franchise business to invest in involves many steps, and they all have to be done right, in order to minimize financial risk. One step has to do with the money; setting a budget for the...
    Industry Word - July 28, 2011 - 61 comments
  • It takes intelligence, talent, and perseverance to make it to the top in the corporate world; it’s not for the meek. Corporate executives are a special breed; they thrive on pressure, have no problem working extremely long hours, and are usually willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that...
    Industry Word - June 16, 2011 - 4 comments
  • The business model of franchising is one that’s consistently held in high regard by most business experts. That’s because it works. Is that why you’re thinking about buying one? You’re also investing in a franchise because: You want to have more control in your...
    Industry Word - May 18, 2011 - 5 comments
  • Obviously, if you're going to invest in a business of your own, you'll want to make some money, right? But, is that all you're focused on? Will only making money do it for you? Most of the prospective franchise owners that I've consulted with don't even want to...
    Industry Word - January 04, 2011 - 6 comments

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