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Posts by Joel Libava

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  • Sometimes, the best-laid plans don’t pan out. Take business ownership, for instance. Think about how many businesses are started and closed in the US every year. Not every business makes it. But, every small business owner wants to make it. Why else would someone risk their money, and commit...
    Industry Word - March 06, 2013 - 3 comments
  • If you’re thinking of becoming the owner of a franchise-type of business, there’s something you need to know about franchising…and you may not like it. Now, what I’m about to share probably won’t be a game-changer if you’re really bent on buying a franchise,...
    Industry Word - February 06, 2013 - 2 comments
  • Will great things finally start to happen in franchising in 2013?Should you become the owner of a franchise business in 2013?What are some of the trends in franchising?Let’s dig in...                  ...
    Industry Word - January 03, 2013 - 13 comments
  • A significant number of the people that I’ve provided franchise advice to over the years have insisted on looking at franchises that have a recognizable brand name.I understand why they start their franchise business searches with “the brand” in mind, but do you? You will if you...
    Industry Word - December 05, 2012 - 4 comments
  • If you’re searching for the right franchise to buy, it’s important to set some goals. One reason that you’re going to want to have some specific goals set up is this: There are over 3,000 franchise opportunities to choose from! With that many choices, it’s way too easy to...
    Industry Word - November 06, 2012 - 7 comments
  • Due diligence, the research part of buying a franchise, includes several different things. If you’ve never worked through the process of researching one before, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll miss something. And, it all starts by knowing what to ask. Franchise research...
    Industry Word - October 02, 2012 - 10 comments
  • If you’re thinking about becoming your own boss, and the business model of franchising sounds attractive, there are several things you need to do before you even look at a franchise business opportunity. Even though you probably can’t wait to jump in that nice, warm franchise...
    Industry Word - September 04, 2012 - 5 comments
  • In my role as a franchise advisor, I’ve been able to work with a lot of really smart people over the years. I’m talking MBA’s, PhD’s-even a rocket scientist from NASA. I would guess that some of them were qualified to be members of MENSA.* But, even smart people make...
    Industry Word - July 31, 2012 - 18 comments
  • Is it possible to find a legitimate franchise opportunity that only requires a few hours a week to run? And, if you do find a part-time franchise, can you make enough money for it to be worth your up-front investment, and of course, your time? Let’s find out.First off, it’s important...
    Industry Word - July 03, 2012 - 3 comments
  • Are you headed towards the finish line? Are you at the point in your franchise business exploration where your yes or no decision on a particular opportunity is imminent? If so, read on…In my capacity as a franchise ownership advisor, I’ve had several clients hear variations of the...
    Industry Word - June 05, 2012 - 7 comments

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