Franchise Direct And The Franchise King Launch New Collaboration – Small Business Trends

(PRESS RELEASE – February 19, 2011) – Franchise Direct, one of the internet’s top franchise opportunity websites and The Franchise King Joel Libava, the top franchise industry blogger, will be teaming up in the coming months in order to better connect highly qualified potential franchise buyers with franchisors.

Franchising is on the rise.

A report prepared for the International Franchise Association Educational Foundation by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP estimates that the number of franchise establishments will grow 2.5 percent in 2011. As franchising become more popular, entrepreneurs and franchisors will turn to trusted websites for opportunities and information, and the synergy between Franchise Direct and the Franchise King will help both parties in this process.

Franchise Direct and The Franchise King are two of the internet’s more reliable franchise resources. Franchise Direct is a leading provider of franchise opportunities, and also provides an in-depth information hub featuring industry news, videos and essential research on franchising. They were looking for an exciting knowledge platform to reach new audiences and decided to team with The Franchise King, one of the boldest and most insightful voices in franchising.

Joel’s Franchise King Blog has been around for 4 years, and he has built a passionate following across the small-business community.

“The Franchise King Blog continues to attract more and more high-quality prospective franchise owners every month. It’s considered one of the “go-to” places to learn about franchising,” according to The Franchise King, Joel Libava.

For his part, Joel has been impressed with Franchise Direct’s operation for some time.

“I’ve always felt that Franchise Direct was a high-quality franchise portal,” said Joel Libava. “I’ve been interacting with their team for some time now, and they are a first-class organization. I look forward to introducing my readers and followers to Franchise Direct.”

This will be win-win collaboration for both parties, not to mention anyone searching the internet for information and guidance in the franchise-buying process.

About Franchise Direct

Franchise Direct, founded in 1999, is one of the world’s leading portals for franchise and business opportunities. Its website network consists of eight multilingual sites targeting North America and Europe.

Through its extensive website network, Franchise Direct allows highly effective, targeted exposure by franchisors to prospective franchisees worldwide. Every effort is made to assist franchisors to link up with suitable investors, while they in turn are presented with a range of services to help them find the right franchise, including advice and information about the benefits of franchising as a means to starting a business or expanding an existing business.

About The Franchise King

Joel Libava has been involved in franchising in one way or another, for 20 years. He’s a recovering franchise broker, franchise industry blogger/marketer, and writes for, Small Business Trends, and Open Forum by American Express.

Joel provides superior franchise/small business content, sets up blogs and social media channels for franchisors, and advises them on the best ways to use social media for maximum gain.

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