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Franchise Bio: Joel Libava

thefranchisekingIt turns out that the King did not die, but is very much alive and well in the form of Joel Libava – the Franchise King.

Joel keeps a regular blog on the franchise world, as well as helping franchise companies grow by finding potential franchisees with innovative online and social media marketing techniques, and through direct consultations with prospective franchise owners. Based in the US, Joel helps people all over the US find fantastic franchise opportunities with his superior personal franchise matchmaking methods.

Joel describes himself as “a brutally honest, but not always politically correct, entrepreneur-who’s hyper-focused on the world of franchising.”

With a diverse background as a radio and TV announcer, Las Vegas Maitre’D, food and beverage manager, Joel has also worked in automobile franchising in a management capacity, and a sales trainer.

You will frequently find Joel giving presentations on the topic of franchising, and he is the “Franchise Expert in Residence,” and columnist for the award winning Small Business Trends website. Joel is also The Community Promotions Director for Small Business Trends. Joel also writes over at the OPEN FORUM by American Express blog, joining other small business experts like Guy Kawasaki, Chris Brogan, and Anita Campbell.

In addition to all of this, Joel also regularly contributes as an expert source to The Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, Entrepreneur Magazine,, Bottom Line Personal, Crain’s, The Plain Dealer, and numerous other US national and local publications and websites. He is also interviewed regularly on Jim Blasingame’s Small Business Advocate radio program, as well as on Barbara Weltman’s Build Your Business radio show.

Pheuw! And if that wasn’t enough, Joel was recently approached by Business.Gov to contribute articles about the business model of franchising. This website is the official business link to the US Government, and Joel says he is very excited to be a part of it!

Check out Joel’s Franchise King blog ( to read about all the goings on in the franchise industry, as well as some insightful observations on the nature of franchising and the environment in which franchisees operate their businesses.

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