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Posts by Joel Libava

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  • Some of the best advice I can give to you if you’re looking to someday own a franchise business is to look at industries that are growing. The pet industry is one of them, and I have the stats to prove it.  The pet industry is huge....and it continues to grow, with or without a...
    Industry Word - July 29, 2014 - 15 comments
  • It’s easy to do. It’s easy to search for a franchise. Looking for a franchise...or even a couple of franchise opportunities to investigate isn’t hard. There’s no pressure. You’re just “looking.” It only starts to get difficult after you find one or two...
    Industry Word - June 17, 2014 - 15 comments
  • We all want to feel good. We all want to have pleasant experiences. And, we’re willing to pay for them. We’re willing to pay to ensure we get our fair share of the good things in life. If you’re looking to become a franchise owner, have you thought about targeting opportunities...
    Industry Word - May 20, 2014 - 2 comments
  • When you buy a franchise, you’re paying for the right to use the franchisors proprietary systems. Some of these include their marketing systems, computer and software systems, inventory management systems and more. But, you won’t be able to use any of their business systems unless you...
    Industry Word - April 15, 2014 - 8 comments
  • Maybe my radar screen just needs a bit of a tune-up. That’s because the word “green” hasn’t been on it as of late. For a while, it seemed like everybody was talking about green. Green energy. Green chemicals. And, green franchises. A few short years ago, I was talking...
    Industry Word - March 18, 2014 - 2 comments
  • You need to know how long it’s going to take to start recouping your investment in the franchise concept you’ve chosen. You certainly shouldn’t have to guess how long it’s going to take for you to see some green. If you’d like to find out when the money will start...
    Industry Word - February 18, 2014 - 4 comments
  • Wherever we go, our baggage comes with us. It’s there, you know. We just don’t always realize it. Take franchising for instance. All of us look at franchising in a very personal way. That way is based on our past experiences with franchising. Either as a customer of a franchise...
    Industry Word - January 21, 2014 - 4 comments
  • In the franchise world, I’m often watching trends in what types of businesses are becoming popular and successful. Take the frozen yogurt trend for instance; it’s still going strong. New franchises are opening every day. It will be interesting to see how long the buzz in frozen yogurt...
    Industry Word - December 17, 2013 - 7 comments
  • Let’s say that you just signed your franchise contract, and you’re ready to get your new retail franchise or food franchise up and running. You've put hundreds of miles on your car doing some preliminary checking for that perfect franchise location...and you have a few places in...
    Industry Word - November 19, 2013 - 3 comments
  • My feeling is that you should go “all in” if you’re going to become the owner of a franchise business someday. There’s a lot to learn before you open for business. There’s a lot to do, too. ·        You have to research the...
    Industry Word - September 04, 2013 - 4 comments

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