JANUARY 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
Panda Express was first opened in Glendale Galleria's Food Court in 1983 located in CA.

In 1997, the company opened its first stand-alone, drive-thru restaurant, in Hesperia, CA.

Panda Express is part of the Panda Restaurant Group which also includes Panda Inn and Hibachi-San.

Today, there are 2000 Panda Express locations nationwide.
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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. 
Cruise Planners
Cash Needed: $11K
Total Investment: $10K-$15K
Current Locations: 1001                 

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has earned a great reputation for quality, service, and competitive pricing.  Cruise Planners Travel Advisors helps their clients discover exciting adventures around the world; from planning the cruise to the land tours to putting together a complete vacation package.
 
Cruise Planners is the nation's largest home-based travel agent franchise network.  As a Cruise Planners travel franchise owner, you have the flexibility to run your own travel agency business from anywhere.  Cruise Planners provides you with access to award-winning, innovative marketing; cutting-edge mobile technology; dynamic, hands-on training; lead-generating tools; as well as professional coaching and development.

Cruise Planners is one of the best travel franchise opportunities with a proven sales system that's been successful for more than 20 years. Here are some of the many reasons to become a Cruise Planners travel agency franchise owner: 
  • Ranked #1 travel franchise for 13 consecutive years by Entrepreneur magazine
  • #1 in category for five consecutive years by Franchise Business Review
  • American Express Travel affiliation lends instant credibility, reputation, and increased amenities for your clients
  • Established purchasing power
  • Training and ongoing support
  • Ability to sell all types of travel
  • Personal travel benefits and perks for you
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Pool Scouts
Cash Needed: $75K
Total Investment: $75K-$105K
Current Locations: 23             
 
Pool Scouts is a premier pool service franchise focused on delivering a quality, consistent brand experience while providing pool cleaning, maintenance and minor repair services at residential properties.  Technicians are trained in testing, monitoring, treating and servicing pools and can provide ongoing service, as well as, help at the beginning and end of the summer season.

   
There are over 10 million residential pools in the U.S., and they all need to be cleaned and maintained.  Through Pool Scouts, you can be part of establishing a new benchmark in pool service by adding a level of professionalism and technology unparalleled in today's market.

There is no experience needed to succeed with Pool Scouts.  The Pool Scouts leadership team stands tall with franchise knowledge and offers everything from business to industry experience to train you and your team on all facets of the business.  Giving you the ability to operate from virtually any home or office, Pool Scouts helps you keep initial costs low - no build-out of a dedicated retail location or large staff needed.
 
For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Vapor Galleria
Cash Needed: $125K
Total Investment: $125K-$182K
Current Locations: 9                          
 
Vapor Galleria is a unique upscale vapor store and e-Liquid tasting bar designed for the best possible customer experience.  They are dedicated to providing high quality electronic cigarette (e-cig) products, premium lab-created e-Liquid, and accessories.  Their flavor selection is extensive and their staff is highly knowledgeable and professional. 

 

Vapor Galleria was established in 2013 after extensive market research in the electronic cigarette industry.  Their concept is unique because they manufacture their own products in their clean, white coat, fully automated lab in Oklahoma City.  Unlike e-liquids manufactured in China, owning a U.S. based lab enables them to maintain a high level of quality control over the consistency of purity of their product.

Vapor Galleria is operationally and ascetically way ahead of the competition.  The design of their retail stores is upscale, professional and focused on the sales and service of high quality e-Liquid and hardware with an emphasis on world class customer service.  They have an experienced management team with more than 100 years experience in franchising that is led with an entrepreneur mindset.

Vapor Galleria has an aggressive growth plan and offers their franchisees comprehensive training and a proven, systematic turnkey process that allows them to be up and running and profitable as quickly as possible.
Or call 800-401-9154
Arthur Rutenberg Homes
Cash Needed: $250K
Total Investment: $250K
Current Locations: 45                                      

Arthur Rutenberg has been a respected name in the homebuilding industry since 1953, when he built his first home upon the four "cornerstones" that would make him legendary: design, craftsmanship, service and responsibility.

Today, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Inc. is one of the largest networks of independently owned and operated homebuilding companies in the nation, with franchised homebuilders throughout Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee.



Arthur Rutenberg Homes is expanding its network of partners throughout the Southeast and Midwest.  In the last twenty years, Arthur Rutenberg franchises have built over 10,000 dream homes across the United States in the best areas of the country.



Arthur Rutenberg franchisees have access to a number of benefits with either starting a new operation, or upgrading their existing building company to gain market share.  Some of these benefits are:
  • Superior Home Designs across a portfolio of over a hundred floor plans that are relevant to their market
  • A shared network of award-winning model homes across the country that are professionally decorated
  • Marketing and Advertising support from the corporate and group offices
  • Proprietary software that is fully integrated from the point of customer registration to closing
  • Training support for all franchise staff positions on their systems and process, both classroom and on-site training
  • Professional Design Studios across the country to give customers a one-stop, one-of-a-kind selection process
  • National Vendor Programs with the top suppliers in the market that will give franchisees buying power
  • Dedicated and ongoing support from a local Group Vice President in the form of consulting and training
  • Back-Office Accounting support
For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
RNR Tire Express
Cash Needed: $200K
Total Investment: $500K+
Current Locations: 117           

RNR Tire Express was first established in 2000 as RENT-n-ROLL.  Today, they are a national franchise retailer of quality tires and custom wheels offered with convenient, affordable payment options designed to fit each customer's unique budget.  RNR Tire Express offers the largest selection of brand name tires and wheels and also provides exceptional customer service and free professional installation.

 
With over 100 locations nationwide, RNR has become the go-to place for quality tires and custom wheels with unique payment options including their Pay-As-You-Go! program to a growing, under-served and recession-resistant market.



RNR is the first and largest franchisor of rent-to-own wheel and tire stores nationwide, which makes them the industry leader.  Their proven operating method is designed to maximize profits, while providing individual freedom to enhance each franchisee's business and style.

When you join the RNR team as a franchisee, you have the immediate backing of a trusted brand, successful track record, and operating system; giving you a head start in an ever-growing industry.  Their concept doesn't require auto or rent-to-own related experience.  Starting a RNR franchise offers all of the benefits of a traditional business ownership but with far less risk.  Corporate provides their franchisees with a focused market development, extensive training, and ongoing marketing and operational support - setting them up for years of success to come.

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
 
Uncle Maddio's Pizza
Cary, NC
$299,000

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.