About Joel Libava

Authored 4 articles.

Joel Libava, The Franchise King, is the President of Franchise Selection Specialists Inc, and is the Small Business Trends franchise expert. He’s just completed a much-needed book for future franchise owners called, “Become a Franchise Owner!”


  • 5 Possible Outcomes in Franchise Ownership

    Features, April 25, 2014

    It always helps to have a goal or two in mind when pursuing something big, like becoming the owner of a franchise business – any business. Do you have a specific goal in mind? Do you have your “end game” visualized? Have you thought about some of the possible outcomes? Or, are you thinking about becoming the owner of a franchise business just to escape a lousy career-related situation? We look at some possible long-term outcomes that can happen as the result of becoming the owner of a franchise business.

  • Franchise Ownership: When Can You Expect The Payoff?

    Features, June 05, 2013

    In most cases, the payoff is not instant. Once in a while, it comes faster than expected but, on average, not fast enough. And, in a few rare occasions, it never happens. I’d like for you to avoid that.

  • Where Do Franchisors Make Their Money?

    Features, September 28, 2012

    I have a challenge for you, if you’re up to it. Ignore every pre-conceived notion you have about franchising for a few minutes. Pretend that it’s your first time learning about the franchise model. Be at one with the newness of it. Here we explore the world of franchising and how to profit from it.

  • Pros and Cons of Buying A Franchise

    Features, February 12, 2012

    As with anything in life, there are pros and cons involved and it’s important to consider every aspect of them. In this piece, we’re going to take a look at the pros and cons of buying a franchise as a way of getting into your own business.