DECEMBER 2019 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
Your Pie Pizza was founded by Drew French in Athens, GA in 2008.

 Your Pie Pizza provides customizable 10-inch pizzas, build-your-own panini sandwiches, and bread bowl salads.

 Your Pie Pizza uses brick ovens to cook pizzas at a high temperature for a short amount of time. Gelato, craft beer and wine are also available.

Today, there are 70 Your Pie Pizza locations across 19 U.S. states.
Resources
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.

Happy New Year!    

We've helped many aspiring business owners, just like yourself, 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 expert assistance finding just the right business, we can help.
    

You are never charged a fee for our services.
Featured Franchise Opportunities
Six Pixels Studio
Cash Needed: $30K
Total Investment: $30K-$60K
Current Locations: 3         
                    
Six Pixels Studio is a unique, fun and active youth education and enrichment program capturing the imagination of every child through the power of film making, YouTube, stop motion, storytelling and visual media.  Students explore STEAM through the framework of their comprehensive classes and curriculum, applying key skills such as reflective anaylsis, problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork. 
 
 
 
You do not need any prior film making or education experience to run your own Six Pixels Studio franchise.  Six Pixels' corporate team will provide you with full training and ongoing support.  They also support your franchise with annual events such as their Film Festival and constant national and international marketing. 
 
Six Pixels is a division of Florida Film Academy, LLC, a ten year veteran in the after school education marketplace.  They don't just create and sell franchises - they teach these programs both in schools and from their back lot studio in Orlando, FL.

Every member of their corporate team works hands-on in the classroom developing and evolving the curriculum, listening to their students and families, perfecting every aspect of their program, so that you know when you take on a Six Pixels franchise, you're immediately set up for success. 
 
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
GABIE Adventures
Cash Needed: $35K
Total Investment: $97K-$143K
Current Locations: 4                               

As a substitute teacher in Atlanta, GA in 2009, Lisa Williams repeatedly witnessed children not having access to food or the resources to "grow their own".  She also learned that it is very challenging for teachers to plan field trips for students.  Lisa was inspired to create the Great American Bus Interactive Education (GABIE) system.  The GABIE Bus is a curriculum-based mobile, interactive experience that brings the field trip to the school for learning that is fun for kids.  Proper nutrition is critical for a child's growth, development and ability to learn.  Additionally, research shows that experiential hands-on education formats yield the highest learning retention rates.


The GABIE Bus is a refurbished school bus outfitted with fun, experiential learning stations that coordinate with Pre-K through middle school education standards.  Stations can be adapted to reflect the local community's agriculture to teach kids about healthy eating and sustainable practices.  The on-premise field trip is a growing trend that is safe and budget friendly.  While GABIE is great for schools, it's also successful for day care visits, local fairs, camps, church-affiliated programs and more.

The GABIE franchisee travels to local schools within their assigned territory.  This GABIE bus serves as a mobile classroom with structured lessons utilizing a STEAM-based curriculum which allows the introduction to these foundations in their formative early years and fulfills the school system's requirements for education.  The teachers have embraced GABIE as a top in-school field trip and the kids really have fun while learning.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
itrip Vacations
Cash Needed: $75K
Total Investment: $130K-$150K
Current Locations: 81

itrip Vacations is a full-service, short-term, vacation rental property management services provider.  With properties under management in over 100 destinations, their mission is to provide individual franchise owners industry-leading technologies and automation, proven processes and expansive marketing strategies, so they create a successful lifestyle business where they want to live and work.
   
 

Why own an itrip Vacations franchise:
  • Leader in a booming industry
  • Award winning, high-tech company
  • Resistant to economic downturns
  • Lifestyle-oriented opportunity
Benefits of owning a itrip Vacations franchise:
  • No experience required
  • State-of-the-art systems
  • Ongoing training and support
  • Digital and social media marketing provided
  • No inventory or equipment to buy - all you need is a car, a computer and a phone
  • No building to lease and no retail location - you work from home
  • No build-out costs, no long-term leases to sign
  • No accounts receivables
  • No additional employees needed
  • Being your own boss!
For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
PanIQ Room
Cash Needed: $100K
Total Investment: $200K-$350K
Current Locations: 18      

PanIQ Room is one of the pioneers that brought escape rooms to the U.S..  Established in 2014, PanIQ Room has gained vast experience in the escape room industry and now operates a network of escape room units that are unique both in terms of technology and customer experience.  Currently, the brand is the fastest growing escape room franchise in the U.S..

PanIQ Room was originally founded in Budapest, Hungary which is considered the escape room capital of the world.  While most European metropolitan cities have one escape room for approximately 50,000 people, in the U.S. this number is currently over 200,000.  Therefore the market potential in the U.S. is remarkable.  Escape rooms are still not mainstream which provides PanIQ Room the main competitive advantage.

PanIQ Room owns its own puzzle and prop manufacturer in Hungary.  Role players, interior designers, electrical engineers, computer programmers, and magicians all take part in designing their game plots.  PanIQ Room hosts more than 150,000 players annually, including corporate events of Google, Amazon, Nike, HP, L'Oreal, Cheesecake Factory and many more.



Owning a PanIQ Room franchise provides you the opportunity of partnering with a new industry leader in the entertainment industry.  With their international presence, the company will provide you knowledge, support and training that will allow you to effectively run your business.

PanIQ Room offers two different types of franchise opportunities in the U.S..  You can choose to own a single unit franchise which allows you to operate your own PanIQ Room in a protected territory of your choice.  They also offer Area Development franchises for those looking to lock down a larger territory and slowly build a series of PanIQ Room locations.

PanIQ Room will design the right size of unit for you, based upon your budget.  You can open a compact unit with only three themes or you can operate your own mega escape room venue with multiple themes and larger gaming areas.  They can also provide you with new and upgraded themes each year, which means your customers can return to your unit more times - even if they have played all your rooms.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Tossed
Cash Needed: $150K-$500K
Total Investment: $278K-$1.3M
Current Locations: 8                              
 
Tossed has combined the best of chef-designed favorites that include made-to-order salads, hot bowls, pitas, gourmet wraps, soups, oven roasted sandwiches and smoothies with over 50 fresh ingredients and flavorful dressings that allow their guest to create their own Tossed favorite.

Tossed takes pride in helping people embrace the healthy side of themselves.  Whether you are a salad lover, a veggie fanatic, or just simply someone who wants fresh food at a great value, Tossed promises to deliver uncompromising quality throughout your entire experience.


You don't need any prior food and beverage experience to own a Tossed.  You will need to have a willingness to follow their system and have a strong set of organizational skills.  The Tossed team has experience in all aspects of restaurant management and provides you a constant resource prior to and after opening your location.

Tossed is part of the fast-casual restaurant segment.  This is the primary reason why someone with limited or no restaurant experience can successfully expand a multi-unit territory within the Tossed brand.  Consider the advantages of owning a fast-casual concept over the more traditional models:
  • No table service
  • Higher quality food
  • Made-to-order/fast & fresh
  • Upscale decor
  • Average meal price between $8.00-$12.00
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
 
Money Mailer
Chicago, IL
$75,000

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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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.