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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
Sunglass Hut was founded by optometrist Sanford L. Ziff in Miami, FL in 1971.

The first Sunglass Hut store was opened when Ziff set up a freestanding kiosk in Dadeland Mall.  The success of this kiosk prompted Ziff to open other Sunglass Hut locations in Miami, and by 1986, Ziff had opened approximately 100 Sunglass Hut outlets.

Today, Sunglass Hut is part of the Luxottica Group, the world's largest eyewear company, with 2,000 retail outlets in 20 countries.
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. 
Fabulous Floors
Cash Needed: $20K
Total Investment: $20K-$56K
Current Locations: 46 
Fabulous Floors' resurfacing system brings back the beauty and character of hardwood floors by gently buffing minor nicks and scratches in the floor's finish, without sanding away precious wood.  Traditional re-sands can cost up to four times as much as a Fabulous Floors treatment.  Fabulous Floors' revolutionary system revitalizes wood floors by using their proprietary process that saves their clients money over the costs of traditional wood floor refinishers.  Their customers include homeowners, businesses, and remodeling contractors.

The Fabulous Floors operational system is second to none and the comprehensive training and support that they provide to their franchisees helps ensure their success.  From marketing and sales to their proprietary wood floor restoration process, no aspect of the business is left to chance.  The Fabulous Floors system enables franchisees to hit the ground running.  As importantly, a Fabulous Floors franchise allows you to enjoy the freedom and satisfaction that comes from owning a business while having the support of experience business professionals.  The Fabulous Floors franchise system includes:  
  • Turnkey Business
  • Professional Brand and Image
  • Corporate Identity
  • Comprehensive Operation and Policies Manual
  • Personalized Fabulous Floors Website
  • Proven Advertising and Marketing Programs
  • Comprehensive 3-Day Training
  • Operations, Sales, and Marketing Support
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Chef It Up
Cash Needed: $10K
Total Investment: $30K-$90K
Current Locations: 15  
The Chef It Up franchise began from the idea of Lisa Tirone back in 2003.  The love of cooking, countless family recipes and a fun and enthusiastic personality is her recipe for success.  Quality control and keeping foods peanut and tree nut-free and allergy-friendly are a necessity for Lisa being two of her children have life threatening food allergies. 
Chef It Up party places are completely nut-free facilities and are truly the best place to host your next fun-filled cooking party or event or even attend some cool cooking classes.  The guests prepare and assemble the food in their main party room where they chop, mix, measure, roll and have a fun time.
Chef It Up 2 Go are the travel teams that bring all the fun to you with at home cooking parties; interactive events and their cool enrichment and after school programs.  They have something for everyone from ages 2-1/2 to 102.

As a Chef It Up franchise owner, you will organize, establish and operate a Chef It Up party place in a territory, where children of all ages can have a cooking party or attend cooking classes and learn kitchen basics while trained adults assist and supervise the preparation of fun foods with an enthusiastic approach.  Chef It Up also offers adult classes and special events too.  The concept is designed for groups of children and adults celebrating birthdays or milestones, school field trips and classes, corporate team building events, adult cooking classes, cooking battles and more.

As a franchise owner of Chef It Up 2 Go, you will be given your own  territory within which to operate and bring all the fun to the customer.  Chef It Up 2 Go offers a variety of cooking programs and classes; special events and interactive demonstrations; cooking battles; birthday parties or custom parties that are offered at public and private schools, homes and businesses.  You can do all the bookings from the comfort of your own home.  It's a low cost approach to own a part of the Chef It Up 2 Go concept, yet it gives you the complete flexibility of creating your own hours.  It's truly a unique approach, and a wonderful business opportunity.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Idea Lab Kids
Cash Needed: $30K
Total Investment: $75K-$195K
Current Locations: 12                

Idea Lab Kids integrates the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and now Art, to offer some of the most interesting combinations.  Each class, camp, and activity is carefully constructed to provide the ultimate Design-Based-Learning environment while providing a fun hands-on experience.  From figuring out mechanics of spaceship engineering using recycled materials, to creating scrumptious desserts in their Culinary Arts series, their Idea Labbers are provided the necessary tools to question, learn and invent "out-of-the-box" solutions through, Arts, Sciences, Technology, Creativity and Natural Play.

Idea Lab Kids' business model composes of two distinct components.  Start with a mobile option and over time build a brick and mortar campus while still operating the mobile programs.  This significantly eases the burden of investment while providing a long-term path for success with multiple revenue streams that include:
  • Camps
  • Classes
  • Birthday parties
  • Leagues and Teams
  • Mobile Onsite Classrooms at area schools and community centers
Idea Lab Kids provides their franchisees with training and support that include:
  • 5-Day Training Program in corporate office in Houston, TX
  • First year support from corporate training staff
  • Professional, polished marketing materials
  • Ongoing social media content and guidance
  • Personalized local website
  • Custom communication portals
Relish the opportunity to own a fun and educational business where it's possible to earn multiple revenues through their mobile and campus-based offerings.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Cash Needed: $55K
Total Investment: $213K-$297K
Current Locations: 2                

CITYROW offers instructor-led group fitness workouts which pair high-intensity intervals of rowing with strength and mobility training for the most effective, dynamic workout on the market.  The row machine is the most effective stationary cardio machine on the market, but it needed an overhaul to make it sexy, accessible and fun for general fitness consumers. Thus, CITYROW was born.

CITYROW isn't just another workout.  It's an experience that delivers results.  Rowing is the future, poised to achieve the same level of consumer adoption as spinning and running.  Long favored by athletes, trainers and physical therapists, the row machine is the most effective cardio machine on the market, working 84% of the body's muscles in every stroke with minimal impact to the joints.  It's incredibly effective, challenging and safe for the vast majority of the population and has longevity with its practitioners.  Much like spinning and running before it, consumers just need to be educated and sold on its superior benefits.


Clients want high-intensity workouts that shred calories and tone muscles, but are also gentle on joints.  CITYROW perfected this formula so both seasoned athletes and fitness newbies can safely reach their goals.  It's a sweaty, exhilarating experience that clients love.

Joining an $80 billion industry is smart - but you have to be strategic.  Today's consumer is seeking tailored services that cater to their individual needs, not to the masses.  That's why boutique fitness is replacing crowded, intimidating gyms.  It's changing the way people get fit with effective, hard-hitting workouts that are also a whole lot of fun.

The CITYROW concept was tested and perfected in New York's fiercely competitive market.  Every aspect, from studio design to instructor training to member retention, has been refined so that you can hit the ground running.  CITYROW's proven business model is poised to win markets from coast to coast.  Be the first in your region with this killer concept and become the breakout brand.
For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Cash Needed: $200K
Total Investment: $263K-900K
Current Locations: 2                                            
Greenbelly is a fast-casual, eco-friendly establishment that serves environmentally fine food.  They do not use fryers, none of their food is fried.  Their disposables containers are made from 100% compostable corn and are environmentally sustainable.  Being a family-based business, Greenbelly considers all of their customers as part of their growing family.  Raised in the kitchen amidst the clatter of pots, pans, yells, laughter and the vigilant creative direction of their grandmother, it became evident that what comes from a great kitchen is much more than great food.

Greenbelly began as The Cooking Club Inc., a catering company whose sole purpose was to share their love for fine metropolitan cuisine.  The result was overwhelming!  It was the stepping stone to Greenbelly, where not only could they provide their customers with homemade gourmet food, but could also make an impact on the environment.  Not only does Greenbelly strive to make you the healthiest most mouthwatering salads, but they also package their products in 100% environmentally sustainable packages.  Healthy fine food and an eco-friendly establishment make Greenbelly a great choice for your dining needs.  Their motto is "Great food makes a Great Company."

Greenbelly will train their new franchise owners at their corporate location in Omaha, NE for 64 hours.  After the training program, Greenbelly's corporate training and support team will come to the franchisee's store for additional hands-on training and assist with the grand opening to ensure a successful 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
NYS Collection Eyewear
Boca Raton, 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
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