New Business Book on Becoming a Franchise Owner Just Released

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(Press Release – December 5, 2011) – Plenty of people have tired of taking orders from the work-a-day world and would love a chance to be their own boss.

With more and more professionals looking for alternatives to traditional corporate employment, Joel Libava, “The Franchise King” and the author of Become a Franchise Owner!: The Start-Up Guide to Lowering Risk, Making Money, and Owning What you Do (Wiley; Hardcover and e-book; December 2011; $21.95; 978-1-1180-9402-0) explains the joys and perils of the franchise model. Libava and his book offer 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 hundreds of thousands of dollars if someone is finally forced to walk away from a failed business.

Libava and Become a Franchise Owner! offer the information and tools needed to take advantage of the franchise model, such as:

•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
•Learn how to deal with lousy advice from “well-meaning” friends, relatives, and MBA’s

Become a Franchise Owner focuses on helping would-be franchise owners get all the facts they’ll need to make an intelligent decision on the purchase of a franchise.

About 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 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,

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