Become a Franchise Owner!: The Start-Up Guide to Lowering Risk, Making Money, and Owning What You Do
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.
From the Back Cover Praise for Become a Franchise Owner! Joel 'The Franchise King' Libava knows what he's talking about. That's why I handpicked him to become the resident franchise expert at my publication--no one else gives the same balance of facts and informed advice. --Anita Campbell, CEO and Editor in Chief of SmallBizTrends.com Joel Libava goes beyond what's necessary. He gives you the heart of the matter in regard to becoming a franchise owner, and guides you in what to do with that information. Get this book and grow! --Chris Brogan, coauthor of Trust Agents The decision to become a franchise owner is a big one--you would be crazy to even consider making it without Joel Libava's years of experience in your corner. --John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing and The Referral Engine Joel is indeed the Franchise King--I wouldn't even consider buying a franchise without reading his book twice. --John Warrillow, author of Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You Joel's no-nonsense attitude and refreshing honesty comes through in droves in this outstanding book. Prospective franchisees will find the Franchise King's approach very effective, highly educational, and entertaining. This book is a must-read for anyone thinking about buying a franchise. --Rob Goggins, Vice President of Franchise Development, Great Clips, Inc.
From the front Cover Plenty of people have tired of taking orders from the workaday world and would love a chance to be their own boss. If you've started thinking about franchise ownership as your escape route from the office, Become a Franchise Owner! will arm you with the insights you need as you search for a franchise opportunity that's right for you. With more and more professionals looking for alternatives to traditional corporate employment, Become a Franchise Owner! explains the joys and perils of the franchise model. Joel Libava, The Franchise King(R), offers straightforward, step-by-step tips and advice on how to properly (and carefully ) research and select a franchise business. Through real-world examples, Libava also details what not to do when buying a franchise--errors that could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars when you're finally forced to walk away from a failed business. Become a Franchise Owner! offers the information and tools you need to take advantage of the franchise model: Take a self-evaluation quiz in order to determine if you're franchise material Learn to assess your skill set and match your interests and aptitudes with an appropriate franchise Get tips on how to locate information about current industry trends, interview franchisors/franchisees, and how to discover hot franchise opportunities Learn the forty crucial questions to ask before buying a franchise 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.