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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
Orangetheory Fitness was founded by Ellen Latham in 2010.  Ellen designed "The Ultimate Workout" which became the foundation of Orangetheory Fitness.

Their workout programs, which are lead by personal trainers, are designed to burn 500-1000 calories per session.

Today, there are over 1000 Orangetheory Fitness 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.  
Pestmaster Services
Cash Needed: $20K-$30K
Total Investment: $50K-$85K
Current Locations: 44          
Pestmaster Services began servicing pest control needs after Jeffrey Van Diepen founded the company in 1979.  With a modest start in Bishop, CA, it became Van Diepen's mission to build a national pest control company, providing leading edge technologies in the control of insects, rodents, birds, weeds, and other pests.  As the company grew, it continued expanding its service offerings in ways that would differentiate itself from traditional pest control competitors.  The company's offerings were broken down into three primary categories:
  • Pest Control
  • Vegetation Management
  • Health Related/Vector Control
Pestmaster Services is the #1 in the nation, supplier of pest control services to the federal government and is a top 100 rated pest control company for the past 16 years running.  This is why they are so popular among entrepreneurs as a option for creating a lucrative future.
Pestmaster Services prides itself in the fact that they are very good at matching existing talent of their franchise owners with the talents offered on staff at their corporate office and with the vast level of talent offered by their international franchisee network.    Pestmaster Services offers an extensive training program that includes technical services, managing a business, employee issues, and marketing ideas/planning to budgeting direction.  With their impressive resume of resources and ongoing training and support, franchisees are only a phone call away from getting the help that they need.
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Boulder Designs
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $102K-$124K
Current Locations: 135                           
Boulder Designs was founded in Rantoul, IL as a complementary business to their sister company, Border Magic, a landscape curbing company, which was founded in 1992.  When the weather in the midwest turned cold each season, all landscape work came to a halt.  This meant many Border Magic franchise owners were without work for several months.  Boulder Designs was born to fill the gap caused by the cold months.

Boulder Designs is the only franchise that creates beautiful monuments and boulder signage.  What does this mean to you?  It means that you have an opportunity to buy into a business with significant growth potential.  Being a Boulder Designs franchisee gives you the opportunity to be as creative as you would like with multiple types of products to sell.

While other companies create synthetic boulders using an eggshell type process such as chicken wire or styrofoam, Boulder Designs constructs boulders out of specially enhanced concrete that is 100% solid, giving it the characteristics of a real boulder and the strength to last a lifetime.  From commercial business signage boulders, benches, and monuments, to directional signage, planters, mailboxes, water features, and address boulders, Boulder Designs has a diverse product lineup that attracts attention and can turn any business into a landmark.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Surface Experts
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $113K-$175K
Current Locations: 8       

Surface Experts, founded in 2008, is an all-inclusive damage repair service provider that encompasses damage repair services for surfaces like floors, cabinets, counter tops, cook tops, sinks and tubs.  They pride themselves in their ability to provide fast service while maintaining a friendly-family like atmosphere in their call center and job sites.  This company is a blend of old school ideals, and new age technology, resulting in a mix that offers the latest and best tech with a friendly neighborly smile.

Surface Experts is a great business opportunity, offering the following:

  • Executive Led Model: Franchisee never performs the work - only manages the business
  • 80% B2B Service: Core market is property management firms, hotels, restaurants. Residential service is a supplemental revenue stream.
  • Mobile business: Small office space (150-350 sq ft) needed to run the business
  • Recession Proof: Started at the onset of the great recession
  • Comprehensive Training: This is a true turnkey operation with a complete training program for franchisees as well as specialized training for technicians.
  • Fast Launch Plan: From franchise awarded to open unit in 6-8 weeks.
For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Crawlspace Medic
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $110K-$230K
Current Locations: 7                          
In 2011, while working underneath historic homes in Columbia, SC, Evan Wilson and Jon Dando had an epiphany.  Since they were already using their expertise and knowledge to save the city's oldest dwellings from ruin, why not use it to prevent damage in the first place?  This was the moment the idea for Crawlspace Medic was born, from the shared belief that the space under homes deserves more attention than an annual inspection for bugs.

It's projected that thousands of new homes with crawlspaces are constructed in the United States each year - in addition to the millions of existing homes with crawlspaces.  Additionally, the dynamic real estate market, inspections and renovations create the need for even more expert crawlspace services.  This is where Crawlspace Medic quickly discovered an underserved and highly in-demand niche market within the home repair industry.

Why own a Crawlspace Medic franchise?
  • No Competition: Crawlspace Medic was born out of a lack of service providers that cater specifically to crawlspaces and the problems they encounter
  • Outstanding Economics: Crawlspace Medic is the only professional company tending their niche market
  • Strategic Offerings: Unlike handymen and other home improvement providers, Crawlspace Medic focuses only on crawlspace repairs and preventative measures
  • Add-On Business: For an individual who already owns a home improvement company or a real estate agent, Crawlspace Medic makes the ideal add-on business
  • Highly Developed Systems & Processes: Franchise owners have proprietary CRM that assists them in running the business successfully.  The systems and processes outlined in the CRM are from years of experience and cover everything from hiring and training employees, to stocking inventory, completing jobs, and invoicing.

For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Amazing Lash Studio
Cash Needed: $100K
Total Investment: $250K-$550K
Current Locations: 229 

Amazing Lash Studio was founded on the idea that helping people become beautiful could also be an amazing business.  Amazing Lash Studio provides semi-permanent eyelash extensions in a contemporary studio environment.  Women have desired longer, fuller eyelashes for decades and have been enhancing their appearance with mascara, strip lashes and other temporary means.  Like massage, manicures and waxing, brands like Amazing Lash Studio have made eyelash extension services affordable and accessible for everyone on a regular basis, not just as a treat for a special event.  With demand soaring, the market for eyelash extensions is booming and is projected to reach more that $1.5 billion in the next five years, in product alone.

Amazing Lash Studio is one the of the fasted growing franchises this decade.  The company has been recognized four times by Entrepreneur Magazine in the Entrepreneur 500 - awarded the #5 Top New Franchise and #1 in the beauty category in 2018.

Why Own an Amazing Lash Studio?
  • High-end Experience and Design: Clients receive spa-like experience in a relaxing, private setting
  • Repeat Visits: Membership model has clients visiting 2-3 times a month
  • Multiple Revenue Streams: Full line of private label products and service-based upsell opportunities
  • Explosive Industry: The fastest growing segment in the beauty industry
  • Brand Leader: The largest and fastest growing eyelash extension franchise
Amazing Lash Studio has invested heavily in their development process to be with their franchisees every step of the way from license awarded to opening their doors as soon as possible while making sure that everything is done right.  This means less time getting the studio open and more time enjoying the benefits of business ownership.  Most of their studios are operated by managers.  Amazing Lash Studio's operational systems and targeted key performance indicators enable the franchisees to live their dream without working in the studio every day, giving them balance and flexibility in their life while helping women to look and feel beautiful every day.

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 sharkeys
Sharkey's Cuts for Kids
Miami, 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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