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Funding Your Business
Use Your IRA/401K
to Fund Your Business
If you have retirement funds that you have not yet paid taxes on, you can access those funds to capitalize a business. You can then use those funds to buy a business, for any business expense, and to pay salary!


You are in control, you decide how much of your retirement funds you wish to use for the business. When working with a company that specializes in this funding option, and follows all of the IRS guidelines, you are able to buy a business Debt Free and Equity Rich (from the rollover of your IRA/401K funds). Additionally, you'll have a new 401K/Profit Sharing Plan that you can begin to contribute Tax Deferred.
Click here to learn more about using your retirement account and other funding options that are available.
Fun Facts
Party City was founded in 1986 by Steve Mandell of East Handover, NJ.

Based in Elmsford, NY, the company is the largest retailer of party goods in the U.S. and Canada, with over 900 company-owned and franchise outlets under the Party City, Halloween City, and Factory Card & Party Outlet brands.
The Fear Factor of Buying a Franchise




Author and Philosopher Bertrand Russell once said "To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."

Buying a franchise is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make, so feeling fear is not only normal, it is entirely appropriate to the situation.

Who has fear? Everyone! Fear prevents us (most of us, anyway) from jumping out of a moving car or going over a waterfall in a barrel. Fear helps us make choices that are less likely to endanger our lives. Fear also prevents us from gambling our life's savings on a horse race or marrying someone we've known only a few days.
However, when we feel we have enough information about a subject, we can often get over fear and do things that were beyond our comfort zone.
If you are one of those people who has done your homework and found the franchise opportunity you've always dreamed of but can't seem to commit to a decision, then the final doubts you have are probably about your own abilities rather than the franchise itself.
This is where a qualified franchise consultant can help you. By assessing your interests, skills and experience, a consultant can guide you to a decision where risks are at an acceptable level and the benefits, while not certain, are well worth the effort.
The only problem with fear is when you allow it to stop you from doing something you know will make a positive difference in your life. Don't let fear stop you from reaching your goals! 
Buyer Checklist 
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1. Work with a consultant, he/she already knows the answers to most of your questions.

2. Take your time.

3. Identify your financial goals.

4. Understand your marketplace. 

5. Compare several franchise options.

6. Attend the Discovery Day.

7.Validate information with current franchisees.

8. Consult with a franchise attorney prior to signing any documents.

9. Begin your journey as a successful business owner.

Did you know... 

One out of every 12 businesses operating today is a franchise.


What are some of the benefits to owning a franchise?

1. It's an established, successful brand.  
2. There are proven operating systems in place.  
3. Volume purchasing power. 
4. Shared experience with other franchisees. 
5. Formalized training and marketing programs to help ensure your success.

At Quest, we've helped many aspiring business owners realize their entrepreneurial dreams by matching them with their ideal Business or Franchise Opportunity.  If you're ready to take control of your future but need help finding just the right business, give us a call.  There is never a cost or obligation for our consulting services.  Below are just a few examples of the hundreds of business opportunities that we work with.

Our Business Is Helping You Find The Right Business
Cash Needed: $30K
Total Investment: $30K-$45K
Total Locations: 16            
BirthdayPak is an award-winning marketing platform that brings local upscale businesses together with their best customers. Through a powerful convergence of disruptive offline and online marketing techniques, BirthdayPak effectively creates first time engagements for an exclusive group of upscale businesses with an exclusive group of affluent consumers.

BirthdayPak is a the perfect opportunity for seasoned Sales & Marketing professionals who want to develop their own business with the support of a proven brand within the direct mail industry.  BirthdayPak franchise owners do what they do best - they work with local business owners who want to feature their brand in a unique cooperatively mailed gift package sent directly to affluent women in their community.

BirthdayPak only works with a limited number of upscale businesses such as restaurants, day spas, salons, and boutiques.  On the consumer side, BirthdayPak is only sent to affluent female consumers who happen to be celebrating their birthday and live local to those businesses featured in their BirthdayPak.  It's the perfect combination leading to advertising success.

What makes BirthdayPak offers even more appealing to the recipient is the fact that the offers are presented in the form of gift cards, not coupons.  Connecting the best businesses in the community with their best customers, at exactly the right time, is what BirthdayPak is all about.  There is no other direct mail franchise on the market like BirthdayPak.

For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Cash Needed: $38K-$80K
Total Investment: $60K-$100K
Total Locations: 52                    

Abrakadoodle, founded in 2012, is all about creativity for kids and delivering the very best in visual arts classes, summer and holiday art camps, and art parties and events to more than one million children in schools, community sites and Abrakadoodle studios around the world.

Abrakadoodle brings art onsite to kids in schools and community sites through their mobile art program.  They provide well-trained teachers, who help inspire kids to immerse in learning and creating art - sometimes getting messy but always having a blast.  Their expansive art lesson plans are unrivaled, exceeding national standards for visual arts education. 

Abrakadoodle believes in hands-on, active discovery and exploration in their art classes for kids.  This encourages a love of art, learning and innovation.  Abrakadoodle embraces "process art", which simply means that kids learn best as they explore art materials and the creative process of taking ideas from within and bringing them into existence.

Here's how an Abrakadoodle franchise works:
  1. Parents, schools and community sites seek quality Art Programs for kids and adults.
  2. Franchisees sign up sites for Abrakadoodle classes, camps, parties and events.
  3. Franchisees hire, train and supervise teachers using their training modules.
  4. Participants develop creativity and skills while having fun.
  5. Franchisees develop long term relationships that build their business.

If you are seeking for a flexible business that makes a difference in the lives of kids and adults, Abrakadoodle may be what you're looking for.


For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
British Swim School
Cash Needed: $80K
Total Investment: $80K-$200K
Total Locations: 59          
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, British Swim School is a franchise organization currently operating in over 130 schools in nearly 20 states in the U.S., and internationally in Turkey and Canada.  Relationships with organizations such as LA Fitness and 24 Hour Fitness, allow British Swim School to be widely available.  As such, there are tremendous franchise opportunities across the U.S..

The organization holds more than 9,000 lessons per week nationally and conducted nearly a half million swimming lessons in 2016.  Lessons are available for babies, children and adults.

British Swim School ranked 309 in the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 in 2017, as well as Top 50 New Franchises, and Top 10 Types of Franchises to Watch.  British Swim School aligns itself with Stop Drowning Now and Pool Safely, which both share its mission to protect every life from drowning through education and water safety awareness.

Why become a British Swim School franchise owner?
  • Programs for Infants - swim programs for children of all ages, ranging from infants to teens.
  • Revolutionary Water Survival - teach children how to survive in water.
  • Leader in "Learn to Swim" Programs - British Swim School is the best and most effective program in teaching young children how to swim.
  • Gentle and Fun - British Swim School specializes in catering to the needs of each age group, making swimming a fun and enjoyable experience.
As a franchise owner, you never have to get wet or teach a lesson (unless you want to).  British Swim School rents the pools so there are no costs for build-out, maintenance, or upkeep.

For more information,
Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Anago Cleaning Systems
Cash Needed: $197K-$298K
Total Investment: $197K-$298K
Total Locations: 39                                     
Anago Cleaning Systems was founded by David Povlitz in Detroit, MI over 15 years.  The name Anago is derived from the Greek-Latin term "anagogue", meaning to guide or uplift.  Anago was founded with that principle - to guide and uplift the lives of their Master and Unit Franchisees to achieve success.  Anago Cleaning Systems' comprehensive systems and people work together to guarantee success for their franchise owners, as well as total satisfaction for their clients.


Anago Master Franchisees are business executives who purchase an exclusive territory, and they sell unit franchises to individuals looking to buy a commercial cleaning business.  Simultaneously, they are securing cleaning contracts from local businesses and assigning those contracts to the unit franchise to assist them in growing their cleaning business.  The Master makes money by selling the unit franchises, as well as, by royalties they collect on all cleaning contracts their unit fanchisees service.

Anago provides their Master and Unit Franchise Owners with the ability to be the CEO of their own business in the profitable commercial cleaning industry with the foundation and support of a well-established and technically-advanced organization.

Benefits of owning an Anago Cleaning Systems business are:
  • The Master enjoys 12 primary revenue streams
  • Executive franchise model - Monday-Friday, 9-5
  • Huge industry - estimated at $100 billion annually with expected double digit growth
  • Recession resistant - every business needs to be cleaned by someone, even during times of economic hardship
  • Low overhead and fast ramp-up
  • Proprietary cloud-based and mobile software systems to run every aspect of the business
For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Woody's Bar-B-Q
Cash Needed: $60K
Total Investment: $200K-$500K
Total Locations: 33                                    

Over 30 years ago, Woody and his partner, Yolanda, set out to create a Bar-B-Q restaurant where the meat melted in your mouth, the coleslaw was so fresh you'd think it was mixed at your table, and the authentic Bar-B-Q flavored beans were the best you'd ever had.  So, with their passion for Bar-B-Q and a dog-eared collection of homemade recipes, they went on to create a dining experience in the tradition of the South's great hometown Bar-B-Q shacks.

Every Woody's Bar-B-Q is special with its own hometown atmosphere and every Woody's serves up only the highest quality.  Woody's uses the finest cuts of pork and beef and the freshest vegetables.  And everything served is a Woody's original, from their secret-recipe Bar-B-Q sauces and freshly-prepared side dishes right down to their famous, juicy and tender, slow-smoked Bar-B-Q dinners.

As a Woody's Bar-B-Q franchise owner, you will become part of a family that truly cares, supports, and encourages each other every step of the way.  This support is provided by their Corporate Support Team that includes the introductory training program and on-going support with operations, marketing and advertising.

Prior to the opening of your store, you will be required to attend and successfully complete Woody's Bar-B-Q intensive 6-week franchise training program.  This program is designed to educate each new franchisee in all aspects of restaurant operations and provide them with the tools to achieve success.  Whether new Woody's franchise owners have previous training in restaurants, business or both, they will receive exclusive hands-on training specific to understanding and fully utilizing Woody's culture, business systems and curriculum.

Woody's Bar-B-Q provides on-going operational support, even after your store is open - so your help or advice is only a phone call away.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Master What is an Area Representative or Master Franchise?
Some franchises have opportunities known as Area Representative or Master Franchise.  An Area Representative Franchise involves the development of a geographic region that can be as small as a single city or as large as an entire state; while a Master Franchise is normally reserved for the development of an entire country.  You purchase the right to develop a designated area and share in the franchise fees and royalties with the franchisor.  You work closely with commercial real estate agents, business brokers and consultants in the development of your area.  The investment needed to secure an Area Representative or Master Franchise opportunity can start as low as $150K depending the franchise, the size of the population and the geographic area.
For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Master This Month's Featured Resale
Island of Treats
King of Prussia Mall, PA

Most franchise systems offer resales.  To find out what's available in your area, send me an email with your city, state, and zip.
If you would like to learn more about this month's Featured Business Opportunities or have questions about business ownership, you may contact me directly by calling the number below. 

Dave Struck 

Dave Struck


Quest Franchise Advisory Group
Direct: 770-910-7767 ext. 101 


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As a way of saying "Thank you" to our Veterans, many franchise companies offer our Veterans discounts on franchise fees ranging from 10%-50%. Some also offer discounted royalty fees of up to 50% for your first year in business. Call us and we'll be happy
to match you with a participating franchise.