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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
The first stand-alone Dairy Queen store opened in 1940, in Joliet, IL.
DQ was bought by Berkshire Hathaway in 1998 and is also the parent company of Orange Julius.

DQ has more than 6,400 stores in 27 countries - 1,400 of them are located outside the US.
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.

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.

Our Business Is Helping You Find The Right Business
Consignment King
Cash Needed: $20K
Total Investment: $33K-$50K
Total Locations: 2          

Consignment King originally started with focus on "pop-up" consignment events that were centered around sporting goods and outdoor gear.  When the company was acquired, the new owners participated in some sporting goods consignment events which also sold items to raise funds for local charities - it was at that moment, the seed for the Consignment King concept was planted.

Consignment King fundraising events are held in facilities across the country which span from convention and civic centers to local school gyms and churches.  A Consignment King event lasts for seven days and happen at least six times a year.

With years of franchising experience driving the Consignment King concept, franchisees are helping their communities and those who live in them by raising funds for worthy causes by bringing buyers and sellers of virtually anything together in a fun atmosphere while creating an evergreen business for themselves. 
Benefits of owning a Consignment King:
  • The only franchise in fundraising/resale space
  • Low overhead and start-up cost
  • Multiple revenue streams
  • Repeat and cash business
  • No inventory - Consignors provide it
  • No employees - Help is provided by volunteers
  • No long-term leases - Spaces rented for 7-10 days
  • Proprietary operating system
If you are looking for additional income, enjoy helping others in your community and are looking for a low risk venture - Consignment King is your business.  Consignment King is consignment with a conscience. 
For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $60K-$125K
Total Locations: 9                   

Following a passion for golf, Stan Pennington started a backyard golf green business that has now become an international synthetic grass distribution and installation firm.  With a background in finance and now closing in on almost two decades of synthetic grass experience, the IntelliTurf business system boasts many successes.  Happy clients, improved properties and a 100% success rate with helping individuals start their own synthetic grass business are some of the accomplishments that Stan has participated in over the years.

IntelliTurf can be used for:
  • Putting Greens
  • Tennis
  • Croquette
  • Bocce Ball
  • Playground
  • Backyard Turf

Why join the artificial turf industry?
  • Since 2002, industry growth has fueled expansion across all markets
  • Low investment model
  • Multiple revenue streams
Why IntelliTurf?
  • Mobile service model
  • High margin work
  • Unique high growth market segment
The synthetic grass industry continues its growth pattern and IntelliTurf is proof that hard work and dedication to a customer's needs will deliver desired business results.

For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Nurse Next Door
Cash Needed: $125K
Total Investment: $125K-$180K
Total Locations: 135      
Nurse Next Door has a unique approach to senior home care.  Each client is assigned their own carefully screened caregiver based on their needs and interests.  They offer a level of flexibility and service that is unmatched in the industry.  Nurse Next Door helps get your loved one back to doing the things they love; whether it's needing assistance around the house or just medication reminders.  It's about caring, not just healthcare.

Nurse Next Door is one of the fastest growing home care franchise systems and is dedicated to building the premier home care brand in North America.  This unique business opportunity offers prospective franchise partners the chance to build a business with a heart.  Truly making a difference in the lives of seniors in their own neighborhoods is the number one reason why their franchise partners love what they do.  Nurse Next Door offers a full range of both medical and non-medical services ranging from meal preparation and friendly companionship through to round-the-clock nursing care.

The senior care franchise market is expected to grow for at least a generation.  What the rapidly growing senior demographic means is an equally growing need for home health care services to keep these people at home.  And of course, with that need comes an unparalleled home health care business opportunity for entrepreneurs across the U.S. and Canada.  Nurse Next Door knows that with any strong business opportunity comes competition. So, standing out and differentiating your home health care business is critical to growth and profitability.

For more information,
Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Bee & Tea
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $148K-$287K
Total Locations: 3                                   

Bee & Tea is on a mission to make boba tea mainstream.  With a vibrant and urban storefront, they want everyone to experience their top quality Taiwanese boba milk tea beverages by offering a wide variety of flavor, sweetness, and topping options for each guest's brew.  Bee & Tea is modernizing the boba tea world to bring personalized beverage creations, mouthwatering bao (steamed, soft, sweet buns stuffed with ingredients like pork, miso steak, BBQ beef and Japanese curry chicken) and a chic service to you.

Boba tea, a traditional Taiwanese beverage, is made with a tea or milk base, topped with bursting bobas (tapioca balls) and sweetened to perfection.  Some people refer to this delicious drink as "Boba Tea" and others reference it as "Bubble Tea."  Bee & Tea specializes in honey tapioca boba beverages with a spin of modern flavors and combinations.  With a new signature drink released each month, their customers have the opportunity to enjoy a carefully concocted beverage, or make their own just the way they want it.


This is the first QSR concept to meld the traditional elements of Pan-Asian gastronomy with modernized stylings, providing not only a wide assortment of refreshing boba tea beverages but also a diverse menu of authentic food preparations.  With a mindful effort to create a customer experience that is accessible, health-conscious and progressive, their innovative approach has now elevated Bee & Tea to the head of this movement of Asian-fusion franchising opportunities.  Moreover, the everyday operation of a Bee & Tea is a no-cooking, minimal labor cost establishment thereby allowing first-time business owners to succeed from opening day.

Bee & Tea truly believes that with every Bee & Tea franchise opening, they are promoting a food culture that they can be earnestly proud of while producing an extraordinary venture for their franchise owners.  Bee & Tea would love to continue to grow their franchise ownership base with more enthusiastic, motivated individuals who possess a strong organizational approach to success.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Urban Float
Cash Needed: $150K
Total Investment: $454K-$1M
Total Locations: 4                                 
Urban Float brings the practice of floating to the mainstream by providing a clean, calm, and welcoming environment for customers to experience the abundant benefits of flotation therapy.  With their unlimited memberships, members float as often as they like for one monthly fee.  During a float, members are suspended effortlessly in a super saturated solution of epsom salt and water within a light and sound controlled environment that reduces sensory stimulation and effectively suspends the effects of gravity on the central nervous system.  The water is at skin temperature and after a few minutes, floaters lose the awareness of where the body ends and the water begins.  Resting in this unique environment creates profound changes within the mind/body system and actually improves the overall function of the brain and central nervous system.  The results may seem like magic but it's actually backed by over 30 years of mainstream scientific research in human performance.

The Urban Float brand is focused on providing their clients with a superior experience.  From their meticulously designed retail float centers, to their cutting-edge flotation tanks and their commitment to providing their clients with exceptional customer service, Urban Float has set the bar high.  The team behind Urban Float has over 75 years of retail and wellness experience.  The culmination of this experience has led to the development and outstanding financial performance of the Urban Float centers.

When you partner with Urban Float, you are partnering with some of the country's best retail professionals such as Scott Swerland.  Scott has opened and continues to own hundreds of successful tan centers and he is looking to bring that experience and guidance to their Urban Float franchise owners, so they too can achieve the same level of success.

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, 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
101 Mobility
San Jose, CA
Opened November 2013
2016 Gross Sales = $644,387

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