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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
Cold Stone Creamery was co-founded in 1988 by Donald and Susan Sutherland
and opened their first store that year in Tempe, AZ.

Cold Stone Creamery is currently owned and operated  by Kahala Brands and is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ.

Today, they are over 1100 Cold Stone Creamery locations nationwide.
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.


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, we can help. Below are this month's featured franchise and business opportunities.

There is never a charge to our clients for our services. 
City Kitty
Cash Needed: $30K
Total Investment: $65K-$80K
Current Locations: 1                     

City Kitty is a full-service grooming salon exclusively for cats.  Established in August of 2000, they are the first cat grooming salon in the nation.  Using a holistic approach to grooming in their spa-like environment, they incorporate aromatherapy, flower essences, essential oils and soothing music for their cat clients.

City Kitty prides themselves as being educated in all forms of cat care and cat behavior.  They also pride themselves on keeping up-to-date with the latest research and development into everything related to today's cats.


As a new City Kitty franchise owner, you will receive:
  • Comprehensive Initial Training
  • Marketing Assistance
  • Key Vendor Relationships
  • Ongoing Assistance
  • Research & Development
By combining the above unique differences with their exceptional customer service, you have a powerful franchise business opportunity capable of serving cats, helping cat owners, and having a positive impact on the environment and providing your family with the financial potential to fulfill your dreams.  If you are as passionate about cats as City Kitty, this may be the perfect business for you. 

For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Conserva Irrigation
Cash Needed: $48K
Total Investment: $100K-$200K
Current Locations: 43              

Conserva Irrigation is a revolutionary irrigation franchise opportunity that is changing the way people think when it comes to watering their lawn and landscape.  Being the only irrigation company founded solely on the principles of water conservation, Conserva Irrigation is stepping out of the norm of a 50 year industry.

Founded on the principles of water conservation, Conserva Irrigation delivers professional, innovative, and environmentally responsible irrigation services to their clients.  Their conservation technology and advancements help reduce water use from irrigation by up to 60% for every property while still promoting lush, healthy lawns and landscapes.  From repair and maintenance of existing systems to the installation of new ones, Conserva is a full-service irrigation company for both residential and commercial properties.


Conserva Irrigation's innovative business models contribute to customer retention and loyalty.  They know how to help their franchisees understand how to ensure that both residential and commercial customers come back time after time thanks to upgrade needs, seasonal service calls, and installation queries, which will result in predictable revenue and satisfied clients.  Investing in a lawn care franchise opportunity doesn't have to involve a lot of risks.  With Conserva Irrigation, their team gives you the necessary tools to stay profitable in almost any market.

Conserva offers their franchisees solutions and full support for:
  • Marketing strategies and collateral
  • Business account management
  • Operational practices
  • Training your local team
  • Sales, finance, and accounting
  • Technology and equipment
From your initial training and one-on-one support to annual meetings and ongoing webinar series, you'll have everything you need to stay on top of the trends, best practices, and policies that keep irrigation businesses successful.  Their training and support reflect their motto of living well and enriching the environment.

By aligning yourself with Conserva Irrigation, you're brought into a large family of franchise brands that complement one another. Renew Crew, Archadeck Outdoor Living, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, and Mosquito Squad along with Conserva Irrigation-make up Outdoor Living Brands; these brands complement your irrigation business so that customers know they have trusted professionals only a call away.
For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Ben's Soft Pretzels
Cash Needed: $40K
Total Investment: $118K-$322K
Current Locations: 76                            
Ben's Soft Pretzels started in 2008 in America's heartland by three visionary entrepreneurs who were passionate about great tasting food.  The first Ben's Soft Pretzels bakery opened in 2008 in Concord Mall in Elkhart, IN, and the first franchise was awarded in 2013.  In 2015, Ben's Soft Pretzels was named "Top Fast Food Franchise" by FranchiseRankings.com.

Why are Ben's Soft Pretzels so legendary?
  • An Amish-inspired recipe
  • Dough is made fresh daily onsite
  • Pretzels are yeast-risen, hand-rolled, preservative-free and made with imported German salt
  • Pretzels are nearly twice the size of other soft pretzels
As a Ben's Soft Pretzels franchise partner, you will receive:
  • 101 Training (3 Days at Ben's Soft Pretzels University) - You will learn all of the important aspects of starting and managing a successful business.
  • Reality Training (5 Days at Ben's Soft Pretzels University) - In this training, they will show you everything you need to know about making their pretzel products.
  • In-Store Training (6 Days) - A Pretzel Professor will come to your bakery for when you open your store to help train your staff in the art of perfect pretzel making.
  • On-Going Training - Multiple training opportunities throughout the year for both Franchise Partners and Bakery Managers. There are monthly Franchise Partners conference calls, an online forum, and weekly newsletter to keep you up-to-date with the latest happenings surrounding our business.
If you are a motivated and driven individual who wants to roll up your sleeves and turn dough into dough, then Ben's Soft Pretzels may be what you're looking for.

For more information, Click here Or call 800-401-9154
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea
Cash Needed: $150K
Total Investment: $260K-$393K
Current Locations: 7             

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea was founded by Wei and Lisa Bee in 1993 in downtown Ann Arbor near their alma mater, The University of Michigan.  Inspired by their love of food and drink and driven by their creativity, Sweetwaters was conceived and brought to life.  The marvelous result: a coffeehouse that celebrates classic cafĂ© fare alongside globally influenced coffees and teas in an environment that is both classic and friendly.  Today, they both remain integral to daily life at Sweetwaters through their stores, community involvement, and search for inspirational products for their guests.

While fast food businesses are growing at a rate of 2% each year, coffee shops grow more than 7% annually, making it the fastest growing niche in the restaurant industry.  The U.S. coffee shop industry includes more than 22,000 stores with combined annual revenue of about $12 billion.

The coffee shop business is driven by a unique set of characteristics that are unmatched in business ownership.  These attributes attract professional men and women to this business and become the foundation of their franchisees success:
  • 83% of Americans drink coffee every day
  • 40% of 18-24 year old drink specialty coffee
  • Specialty coffee is growing by 7% per year
  • 40% of Americans drink tea every day
  • Specialty tea is growing by 8-10% per year
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea is looking for professional men and women with strong management and leadership skills, sound business and financial acumen, as well as, a focus on customer service.  If you possess these attributes, along with a strong desire to succeed, while having a positive impact on your community, give us a call to find out more.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Jamba Juice
Cash Needed: $125K
Total Investment: $236K-$502K
Current Locations: 915                                          
Jamba Juice started out as a little juice shop with a big idea.  For almost 30 years, Jamba has grown to become the market leader, providing premium, delicious blends to customers all around the world.

Jamba Juice uses only high quality, flavorful blends that are made with real, simple ingredients: whole fruits, vegetables, no artificial flavors or preservatives, no high fructose corn syrup.  This is the type of quality that they believe in every day, every store, with no exceptions.  Their test kitchen is constantly working to perfectly combine flavor, nutrition and innovation into every item on their menu; from their smoothies, juices, bowls, to their better-for-you snacks.

As a new Jamba Juice franchise owner, you will receive:
  • Initial Training Program - 2-3 weeks of training held at a certified training store
  • Ongoing Support - 24/7 access to a dedicated support team
  • Field Support - access to an assigned Regional Franchise Business Consultant
  • Marketing - Dedicated team to assist with Marketing, PR, Social Media, etc.
  • Annual Meetings - Corporate-held annual convention with corporate staff and other franchise owners
At Jamba Juice, they work hard, have fun, celebrate, collaborate, and enjoy a life better blended.  If you share the same passion and are excited by a compelling business opportunity anchored in an iconic brand, strong unit economics, innovative products, and robust training and support, ask us for more information about this opportunity.

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, size of the population and the geographic area.
For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Master This Month's Featured Resale
Teriyaki Madness
Kissimmee, FL

Most franchise systems offer resales.  To find out what's available in your area, Click here
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.