DECEMBER 2018 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
H&R Block is an American tax preparation company operating in North America, Australia, and India.  The company was founded in 1955 by brothers Henry W. Bloch and Richard Bloch.

As of 2018, H&R Block operates approximately 12,000 retail tax offices staffed by tax professionals worldwide.
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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.

      

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.  
 
Happy Tax Service
Cash Needed: $20K
Total Investment: $25K-$50K
Current Locations: 121  
                    
Happy Tax Service combines expert CPA tax preparation with a fast, easy, convenient, and secure mobile experience.  When you file with Happy Tax you get a genuinely friendly, high-end concierge service.  A Happy Tax representative will meet you when and where that's convenient for you, and you'll be finished in 15 minutes or less.   

Happy Tax has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Accounting Today and other leading publications, and is quickly becoming a household name.
 
 
Happy Tax is a mobile tax preparation franchise where the franchisees don't have to prepare taxes; just do sales, marketing and business development.  Their corporate in-house network of U.S. based licensed CPA's handle the tax preparation so their franchisees can focus on building their business.   
 
Happy Tax's franchisees and their independent contractors meet with their clients anytime, anywhere to gather the tax documents using their technology and the corporate back office takes care of the client from there.
 
Happy Tax also has the capability to prepare cryptocurrency tax returns, the only national franchise that does.  Their franchisees don't have to worry about quitting their job or learning taxes.  They just have to implement their marketing techniques, build their team and provide great customer service. 
 
Happy Tax also have storefront franchise available named Opportunity Tax where their franchisees hire tax preparers and prepare the tax returns in-house.
 
 
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Showhomes Home Staging
Cash Needed: $30K
Total Investment: $51K-$85K
Current Locations: 62    
 
Showhomes began their business in 1986 with the concept of transforming vacant houses into fully-furnished, inviting, valued Showhomes.  Now in their third decade of service to homeowners and their realtors, Showhomes has become America's premier home staging service franchise coast-to-coast.

Through their nationwide franchise network of home staging experts, Showhomes has helped over 30,000 homeowners and their realtors sell homes valued at over $10 billion.  Showhomes' work has been featured on The Today Show, HGTV and the Travel Channel.


 
Showhomes' recession-resistant business model is a viable system in various market conditions.  They have revenue streams that have potential in "hot" real estate markets and "soft" market conditions.

The benefits of becoming a Showhomes franchisee are:
  • Online Showhomes University
  • One-on-One Business Coach
  • Proprietary Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software
  • Online Operations Manual
  • Initial Hands-On Training in Nashville and Ongoing Training Support
  • Local Website Creation, Hosting, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Social Media Management
  • Annual Conference and Regional Meetings
  • National Public Relations (PR) Firm
Showhomes' management team has broad experience in real estate, design, customer service and franchise operations and they are dedicated to bringing their franchisees unparalleled expertise, responsiveness, professionalism and results.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
FUN BUS
Cash Needed: $100K-$130K
Total Investment: $140K-$172K
Current Locations: 22                   

The FUN BUS is an exciting, interactive program that brings fun, fitness and learning to children everywhere. Whether it is traveling to schools, daycares, birthday parties or special events, the FUN BUS has a fun philosophy of utilizing a hands-on approach to making fitness fun for children.  This innovative approach includes a unique design of a safe, colorful fitness focused environment where their Fun Trainers are always on board and the bus never moves with children on it.


The FUN BUS mission is to enhance and enrich the lives of children from 18 months to 7 years of age.  They provide a safe and fun environment to build self-esteem, improve attentiveness, and further develop their gross motor skills through social interaction and physical fitness with the use of their professionally developed programs and lessons.



The FUN BUS, Fitness Fun on Wheels franchise is positioned for strong growth nationally, leading the way in the children's fitness and enrichment industry.  Their mobile, multi-revenue stream, scalable operating system has low overhead with high profitability potential, while providing a desirable and beneficial service to children.  The FUN BUS services daycares/childcare centers, birthday parties, summer camps, special events, corporate events, grand openings and much more. 

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Clothes Mentor
Cash Needed: $75-$100K
Total Investment: $227K-$349K
Current Locations: 144                  
 
At Clothes Mentor you can find like-new designer clothing at up to 70% off of retail.  All of their apparel, shoes, jewelry, and accessories are "gently-used," and actually like-new and they only buy pieces that are in great shape, on-trend, or classic and timeless.  When you walk into a Clothes Mentor, you walk into a clean, beautiful, well-designed store with organized shelves and racks that make shopping fun and enjoyable.  Clothes Mentor's apparel is also organized by color and size, making it even easier to find what you're looking for.

 
According to The NDP Group, a company that reports information about consumer spending, women's apparel retail sales were recently recorded at about $115 billion a year.  This business has staying power.  Women change sizes and preferences frequently, and they want to keep up with fashion trends that fit their personality.  This creates continuous business for Clothes Mentor.

Clothes Mentor is part of the NTY Franchise Company and comes with a proven successful business model.  NTY Franchise Company has developed a clear path that will help you to avoid years of trial and error, reduce costly mistakes, shorten your learning curve and ultimately, reach your goals sooner.  The following are key benefits that come along with a Clothes Mentor franchise:
  • Business Planning
  • Training
  • Bank Financing
  • Store Location Assistance
  • Store Opening Assistance
  • Point-of-Sale System
  • Regional Operations Manager
  • Marketing
For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
AKT Anna Kaiser Technique
Cash Needed: $100K
Total Investment: $346K-$487K
Current Locations: 4                                             

Developed by Celebrity Trainer Anna Kaiser, AKT is a prescription based dance concept, deeply rooted in movement and positive energy.  Fueled by positivity and a belief that movement has a powerful, lasting impact, AKT is for all body types and fitness levels.  With this positivity and combination of personal training and movement-based technique, AKT empowers members to become stronger in their bodies, minds, and communities - and they have fun doing it!



AKT's franchise model provides a completely scalable business, allowing you to determine your own success.

AKT provides their franchisees with continuous support - from lease negotiation to build-out, recruitment to finance, and sales and marketing to sustainable business.

As a new AKT franchisee, you will benefit from their low-cost entry, a recurring revenue model, an exceptional EBITDA margins and the confidence in their corporate team that has more than 25 years of experience in fitness franchising. 

With a proven concept in one of the most competitive markets, AKT has extensive market potential.  Be the first to bring AKT's unique workout to your local market.
 
For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Master What is an Area Representative or Master Franchise?
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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
 
Urban Bricks Pizza Co.
New Braunsfel, TX
$250,000

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. 

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.