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Become a Franchise Owner!: The Start-Up Guide to Lowering Risk, Making Money, and Owning What You Do

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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 audiobook offers straightforward, step-by-step tips and advice on how to properly (and ...

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Overview

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 audiobook 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 audiobook can guide you in starting your own successful franchise business.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480589728
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 3/25/2014
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.37 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Joel Libava, widely known as The Franchise King®, helps unlock entrepreneurs from the shackles of a typical 9-to-5 routine to become successful franchise owners, through his advisory services, media appearances, blog, and self-produced videos.

His Franchise King blog was named one of the 75 Best Business Blogs of 2010 by Business Pundit. He is a member of Jim Blasingame’s Brain Trust®, the largest collection of small business experts in the world, and was named “The Franchise Expert in Residence” for the award-winning Small Business Trends website. He assisted the team at Guy Kawasaki’s Alltop.com in assembling a franchising webpage, featuring top franchise industry blogs/resources, and he contributes articles about franchising to the award-winning Open Forum by American Express website, as well as for the Community section of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s website, SBA.gov.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Chapter 1: About James

Chapter 2: A Brief History Of Franchising, Briefly

Chapter 3: Take The Franchise Quiz!

Chapter 4: Explained: The Franchise Business Model W/Benefits

Chapter 5: Are You Right Or Wrong For Franchise Ownership? Reviewing The Quiz's Results

Chapter 6: Search For A Franchise, Without Searching For A Franchise

Chapter 7: Do We Have A Match?

Chapter 8: Show Me Your Money

Chapter 9: Should You Have One Of Those “Free Franchise Consultations?”

Chapter 10: It All Comes Down To Your Franchise Research

Chapter 11: Loans, Legalities, And Luggage

Chapter 12: Decision Day

Final Thoughts

Resources

Acknowledgements

Index

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