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DECEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER
 

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Funding Your Business
Use Your IRA/401K
to Fund Your Business
  
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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
Nathan's Famous was founded in 1916 by Polish immigrant Nathan Handwerker who started a nickel hot dog stand on Coney Island with a $300 loan from two friends and his wife's secret spice recipe.

The original Coney Island location is still open for business.

Today, Nathan's is sold in over 40,000 food service and retail outlets in all 50 states.
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The Fear Factor of Buying a Franchise

 

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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... 
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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.

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Luv4 Marketing 
Cash Needed: $15K-$20K
Total Investment: $28K-$92K
Total Locations: 3        

Luv4 Marketing is an online marketing franchise company specializing in Social Media, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Email Marketing, Content Creation, and Pay Per Click Services (PPC).  The name "Luv4" came from the concept of loving what they do, let alone what social media is all about; being social and choosing to be passionately social.  People follow communities as opposed to businesses, so their love of marketing delivers unique strategies and results to the businesses they serve. 
 


Digital marketing is one of the fastest growing industries.  Who doesn't need more leads and more business?  Luv4 Marketing answers that need.  They have the tools, the skills, the team and most importantly, the proven systems and training to help you, as a franchise owner, be the answer.

Luv4 Marketing is looking for forward-thinking pioneers to join their team in this exciting new franchise opportunity.  This is an opportunity to build your own business with comprehensive training in proven systems and with the support of a world-class team.

For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Apex Fun Run
Cash Needed: $20K
Total Investment: $61K-$86K
Total Locations: 77                  

Apex Fun Run is a 2-week, hassle-free fundraiser that promotes fitness and leadership for elementary school students.  They collaborate with school PTO/PTA's and faculty to build student leaders through a meaningful and financially successful school fun run.

Apex Fun Run Believes:
  • Every child can change their school, and the world, in a profound way
  • Serving others brings the greatest joy and contributes to the greatest good
  • Learning by doing and exercise are both undervalued and underutilized in fundraising today
  • Encouragement and enthusiasm build others up
  • Raising money for your child's school can also serve as a positive learning experience
  • Many people giving a little reduces the individual burden on the typical givers and donors
The teachers have skin in the game and that makes for highly-motivated and excited coaches.  Your teachers will coach their classroom teams to greater heights knowing that in the end, a portion of what the classroom raises goes straight back to the teacher for their classroom.


An Apex Fun Run franchise owner does not typically run the program in the schools, but rather manages the relationships with the PTO/PTA's and principals at the elementary schools.

Daily responsibilities include:
  • Meetings with prospective schools and selling the program
  • Interviewing and hiring 3 team members per team
  • Overseeing program at schools
  • Manage inventory of prizes and supplies
  • Support schools collection meetings
  • Manage finances of the business
  • Be passionate about serving schools and students
This business offers an opportunity to make a difference in the world by building tomorrow's leaders and raising much needed funds for elementary schools, while also making a living in a successful business.

For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Sydnee's Pet Grooming
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $153K-$241K
Total Locations: 7      
 
Sydnee's Pet Grooming creates a healthy and stylish life for your pet.  Their love of animals shows in every aspect of Sydnee's.  Their natural products pamper your pet, their stylists are passionate and committed, and their Sydnee's Foundation helps give back to the animal community.
 
At Sydnee's they believe that when pets are well-groomed, they are happier and healthier.  They use all natural products that are safe for pets, as well as the environment.  As a family-owned company, Sydnee's strives to treat their clients, their pets and the community like family. 
  
 
Sydnee's Pet Grooming is committed to supporting their franchisees in both the business operation of the salon and in expert grooming techniques.  They have developed a highly effective Mentorship Program to ensure that their franchisees and their employees are poised for success.  Key areas of their focus include:
  • Operational & Grooming Coaching
  • Operational Systems, Manuals & References
  • Pre-Opening Recruiting Assistance & Groomer Evaluation
  • Initial Comprehensive Training Program
  • Ongoing Training and Support
  • Salon Visits from Corporate Executives
  • Site Selection & Construction
  • Suppliers, Products & Services
  • Marketing & Public Relations Support
  • Linking Services & Additional Revenue Streams
Sydnee's Pet Grooming is growing fast and is offering you an exciting opportunity to join their successful pet franchise program to help them expand nationwide.

For more information,
Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Clean Juice
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $250K
Total Locations: 22                                

Clean Juice was founded by Landon and Kat Eckles.  After moving to the Charlotte area in the summer of 2014, Landon and Kat quickly fell in love with all that the Queen City had to offer.  Making a home in Lake Norman, all they found missing was a juice bar.  They decided to join forces to bring Kat's decade long love of juicing and blending with Landon's business experience to bring LKN their first organic, fresh juice bar.  Since then, they have expanded into multiple different markets and are offering franchising opportunities.  They believe in the power of juicing and the importance of organic and believe that so many other communities can benefit from having a Clean Juice near their home.

 
Clean Juice believes in keeping the integrity of their product high, especially as the business grows.  They use organic produce and cold press technology to ensure customers are getting the highest quality of juice possible.  Above all, the customer experience and high satisfaction rating is their top priority.
 
For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Chocolate Works
Cash Needed: $150K
Total Investment: $350K
Total Locations: 40                                 
Chocolate Works turns a working chocolate factory into an interactive experience for customers of all ages.  When you walk into one of their stores, you are greeted with their signature, award-winning truffle.  Your senses come alive looking at the rainbow of colors in their candy wall, which features hundreds of different candies to purchase by the pound, as the smell of fresh Belgian chocolate fills the air.

Whether you are looking for a fun activity and want to participate in a chocolate making workshop, or are simply needing a gift that you know will be well received, Chocolate Works has something for everyone.  Birthday Parties, Corporate Gifting, Workshops, Specialty Gifts, are just some of the many offerings at their stores.

Chocolate Works founder, Joe Whaley, grew up working in his family's chocolate business.  For almost 40 years, the Whaley's manufactured and distributed chocolate worldwide from their Manhattan location.  Joe has taken his vast chocolate knowledge and created a franchise model that is putting smiles on the faces of franchisees, as well as customers.

 

Chocolate Works offers four revenue streams under one roof:
  • Retail
  • Parties & Events
  • Corporate Gifts
  • E-Commerce
Chocolate Works offers their franchisees a fun and lucrative business model and that gives them the opportunity to offer truly unique gift ideas to large corporations, professional offices, schools, charities, event planners and anyone else who is looking for a unique marketing tool.
For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Master What is an Area Representative or Master License?
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Some franchises have opportunities known as Area Representative or Master Franchise Licenses.  An Area Representative License involves the development of a geographic region that can be as small as a single city or as large as an entire state; while Master Franchise Licenses are 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
 
Mr. Handyman - Eastern Orange County, NY $125,000
Opened August 2008
2015 Gross Sales = $265,497

Most franchise systems offer resales.  To find out what's available in your area, send me an email with your city, state, and zip. dstruck@questfran.com
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. 

Sincerely,
Dave Struck 

Dave Struck

Founder/Consultant

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

dstruck@questfran.com 

www.questfran.com 

 

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Big $avings for  U.S. Veterans
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.