One-Stop Resource Expands Nationally

Online Portal Offers State-by-State Information on Franchising

Cleveland, OH, November 14, 2006 --( The Ohio Franchise™ is expanding to encompass all 50 states under the address™. Once limited exclusively to franchise opportunities in Ohio, the site will now encompass the tremendously vast world of franchising opportunities across the country. 

“We realized that our scope was too limited with The Ohio Franchise™,” said Joel Libava, president of Beachwood-based Franchise Selection Specialists, Inc. “Our goal is to offer the benefits of The Ohio Franchise™ to the whole country.”™ offers a wealth of useful information, especially for individuals interested in starting a franchised business. Visitors can find information on how to select the right franchise, a listing of franchises for sale and contact information for resources such as attorneys specializing in franchise law, accounting firms specializing in small businesses as well as commercial real estate companies to help in identifying prime locations. 

State Franchise™ will target four specific audiences: 1) people looking to start a franchised business; 2) existing franchisors who want to promote their franchise; 3) franchisors who are looking to expand into different markets and 4) suppliers to the franchise community. 

“We’re confident that™ will become the one-stop-shop for everything to do with franchising,” said Libava. “We’ve found all the best resources in the country and brought them to one place—for free.” 

Libava says that newer technologies are constantly being added to the website, and there will eventually be daily feeds from different resources that will keep all site visitors up to date with “Everything Franchise for all 50 states.” 

“A Franchise information web portal owned by an industry expert is quite different from a web portal owned by an advertising company, or other non-franchise related entity. That is what we bring to the table,” said Libava.

Franchise Selection Specialists, Inc.
Courtney Thomas