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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
Marble Slab Creamery was founded in Houston by chefs Sigmund Penn and Tom LePage in 1983.

Marble Slab was the first ice cream treatery to use a frozen granite slab to blend mix-in toppings into the ice cream.

In 2007, Marble Slab was ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 (#93), Fastest-Growing Franchises (#72), and America's Top Global Franchises (#75).

Today, there are 392 Marble Slab Creamery locations worldwide.

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.  
EmeraldPro Painting
Cash Needed: $10K
Total Investment: $42K-$58K
Current Locations: 10      
EmeraldPro Painting is a team of professionals that specializes in enhancing and protecting the image of your home or business.  By utilizing the highest quality paints and supplies, they are committed to paying attention to the details, leaving you with a work of art.  Whether you would like the interior of your home brightened up or your commercial building is in need of some exterior flair, EmeraldPro Painting is here for you.
EmeraldPro Painting is a system driven painting services company.  Their systems allow them to take their franchisees who have zero painting industry experience and aid them to be successful and profitable within the first year.
EmeraldPro Painting franchise partners are able to enjoy the lowest fees in the industry, lowest paint pricing contracts with suppliers to help them be very profitable.

If you are looking for an opportunity with limitless potential - allowing you to grow your business as big as you would like, and wanting to partner with a company that is growing rapidly; EmeraldPro Painting may be what you're looking for.
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Aladdin Doors
Cash Needed: $29K
Total Investment: $30K-$100K
Current Locations: 36        
Aladdin Doors was founded in 2004 and was built on a mission to deliver the best in exceptional products and customer service for replacement garage doors and repairs.  Aladdin Doors offers an impressive selection of products to meet all of the unique needs of their customers and work with only the top-rated manufacturers to deliver garage doors and parts that are engineered for lifetime value.

As an owner of an Aladdin Doors franchise, you will receive professional support and guidance from their management team including:
  • Start-up training at headquarters AND your franchise location
  • Assistance with your initial set-up, inventory, displays and vehicle graphics
  • State-of-the-art software programs and remote access POS systems
  • Access to approved vendors and suppliers
  • 24-hour call center to assist with answering customer calls and scheduling appointments
  • Confidential operations manual
  • Continual remote and onsite support
Aladdin Doors is passionate about building a strong customer base through new and repeat business, making money and having fun.  They have branded themselves as a garage door company whose "doors open like magic" through fast, quality, affordable sales, and service.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Idolize Brows and Beauty
Cash Needed: $45K
Total Investment: $100K-$250K
Current Locations: 10                      

Since 2009, Idolize Brows and Beauty has been providing high-quality, pampering beauty services such as threading, lash and brow services, waxing, and facials; all at prices you can afford.  Their services are fast, affordable, effective, tailored to your specific needs.

No appointment is necessary for their threading services and walk-ins are always welcome.  Their team of trained professionals can take care of you in a timely manner and ensure you are left with exceptional results.

In 2016, the global personal care market was estimated to reach $121 billion in annual revenues, with the U.S. Skin Care Market reaching $11 billion by the year 2018.

Being the owner of an Idolize Brows and Beauty spa is an opportunity to own the ultimate feel-good business.  Your experienced and trained staff will serve clients with their wide variety of spa services, focusing on their no appointment necessary eyebrow and facial threading, full body waxing, facials, and lash extensions.
Opening your own Idolize spa is worry-free, as their corporate team is there to help you, step by step, through the entire process.  Their comprehensive training, simple operating systems, and management training will get your spa open and operating quickly, so you can concentrate on being successful from the start.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Green District
Cash Needed: $75K
Total Investment: $120K-$250K
Current Locations: 2                      

At Green District, salads are not the side dish but the main course.  This gourmet chopped salad shop offers 11 signature salads and wraps filled with any number of nearly 50 ingredients and toppings, including freshly chopped fruits and vegetables, and lean, fresh protein selections.

Green District's flagship location, in the St. Matthews community of Louisville, KY, opened in June 2017 and has generated local buzz, quickly becoming a staple for lunch and dinner.  Due to popular demand, a second location opened in Louisville's downtown district in December 2017.

The Green District concept is designed to provide high-quality, healthy food to customers in a fun, lively environment.  A truly unique experience awaits each customer.  The brand, menu, and presentation of the concept is fun, unique, and approachable, and the menu design and food options are simple and easy to understand.

Green District's menu offers something for everyone.  Mouth-watering signature salads allow customers to maximize flavor while keeping their meal affordable.

In conjunction with its focus on healthy food, Green District prides itself on exceptional customer service.  Green District staff strive to make each customer feel important and work hard to accommodate all special requests.

The Green District business model is poised for growth, with a proven track record of success and a highly-skilled operations and management team with diverse backgrounds.  Green District locations are easy to operate and require only a small, but well-trained staff.

For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Planet Grilled Cheese
Cash Needed: $60K
Total Investment: $120K-$395K
Current Locations: 2                               

It all started with a food truck - Planet Grilled Cheese Food Truck opened its window in May 2016 and served its first gourmet grilled cheese in Tampa, FL.  It was such a success that a couple of months later, some of the shopping malls in the area contacted them with the opportunity to expand their business.  In November 2016, their first location opened in the Lakeland Square Mall and gave the people a fast food restaurant serving fresh, crispy and cheesy made-to-order grilled cheese sandwiches.

Planet Grilled Cheese's mission is to become a recognized brand in the new generation of family oriented restaurants by providing high quality ingredients and unique grilled cheese for the whole family.  They don't just serve slices of bread with cheese in between; they offer their customers the ultimate grilled cheese experience with their unique recipes.  From the classic "Plain" that takes you back to your childhood to the "Meat lovers" for those with big appetites or the "Turkey & Bacon Chipotle" for the ones who like a little kick.  Planet Grilled Cheese prides themselves in providing their customers with delicious sandwiches, grilled and melted to perfection at affordable prices for breakfast, lunch and dinner along with an extraordinary customer service.

Planet Grilled Cheese is an innovative and unique grilled cheese concept that offers a low-cost and scalable franchise.  Their concept was built to respond to the main challenges in the food industry: quality, simplicity and excellent service.  Because of their experience in multiple domains, they are able to provide their franchisees with a complete turnkey business, full assistance and guidance that's needed to ensure a successful business from the start.
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 bigfrog
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts
East Cobb County, GA

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
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