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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
Del Taco Restaurants Inc. was first opened by Ed Hackbarth and David Jameson in Yermo, CA on September 16, 1964.

Today, Del Taco is led by CEO John D. Cappasola, Jr. and is headquartered in Lake Forest, CA.

As of 2018, here are 564 Del Taco locations across the U.S..
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.


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.  
i9 Sports
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $37K-$70K
Current Locations: 136   
Based in Tampa, FL, i9 Sports is the nation's first and largest youth sports league franchise business with more than 2 million player registrations spanning hundreds of communities from New York to Hawaii.  Their franchise owners offer youth sports leagues, camps, and clinics for boys and girls ages 3-14 in today's most popular sports such as flag football, soccer, basketball, and baseball.
Since their first franchise was sold in 2003, i9 Sports has given entrepreneurial individuals, who have the desire to make a living doing something they love, a time-tested way to achieve their dreams.  i9 Sports franchise owners make money primarily through the registration fees paid by participants to play in their leagues, camps, clinics, and after-school programs.  Their franchise owners build market share and a loyal following by offering multiple sports, at multiple locations, four seasons a year.

Each franchise earning potential is truly dependent on the franchisee's efforts.  An i9 Sports franchise provides all of the tools necessary to make each franchise thrive.  Results are largely determined by how aggressively you market, how many sports and venues you offer each season, and the quality of the programs you provide.
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Fitness Machine Technicians 
Cash Needed: $100K
Total Investment: $68K-$109K
Current Locations: 21     
Fitness Machine Technicians specializes in the maintenance and repair of equipment for commercial and home exercise facilities.  They also assist in the design of facilities, recommending layouts, equipment, and accessories for maximum functionality.

Their clients include a wide variety of customers:
  • Corporate
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Hotels
  • Apartments/Condominiums
  • Health Clubs
  • Residential

In an industry dominated by mom and pop operators, this is your opportunity to be involved in their proven Fitness Machine Technicians model in a nationwide franchise system.

Fitness Machine Technicians franchise owners can be owner manager or investment managers with a General Manager to oversee day-to-day operations including field technicians and office staff.

Fitness Machine Technicians is a business-to-business national franchise opportunity with potential for residual income through recurring service-based contracts.  If you have expertise in sales and business development, you're the perfect candidate.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Sports Nutrition Authority
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $101K-$187K
Current Locations: 3                    

Sports Nutrition Authority (SNA) is in the exploding health, fitness and sports nutrition industry.  The Co-Founders Amy and Sean Davis started Next Level Nutrition in 2015 and had such great success, that they created and launched the franchised version, Sports Nutrition Authority, using the exact same platform as Next Level Nutrition.

SNA provides an expansive line of nutrition and dietary supplements; while eliminating the nutrition "clutter" that so many consumers get bogged down with.  Their goal is to help their customers achieve healthy fit lives, whether you are an avid gym goer, weight lifter, weekend warrior, recreational or lifestyle user.

SNA offers their franchisees territory exclusivity to the products they carry, ensuring that no one in your area will be able to compete with you and these products are not available online.  This creates a winning combination in this fast growing industry.

Sports Nutrition Authority franchisees will receive coaching/training directly from the franchisor co-founders.  With Sports Nutrition Authority, there are several avenues to generate additional revenue streams through partnerships at local levels.

Three quarters of U.S. consumers say that maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle is important to them.  There has been a rise in "lifestyle users" who look to sports nutrition above benefits of exercise related nutrition.  SNA presents an opportunity to be part of a franchise in a growing industry with big gains.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Tasty Image Chocolate
Cash Needed: $30K
Total Investment: $157K-$275K
Current Locations: 11                   
Tasty Image Chocolate is the owner of the original, patented print-on-chocolate technology.  Their innovative printer uses vibrant FDA approved food grade ink to recreate photos as high-resolution, full-color edible images.  These patented food grade inks are formulated with no taste or odor, so all you taste is our irresistible chocolate.

Tasty Image Chocolate is a unique experience in chocolate.  They use personalized chocolate photo's as the heartbeat of their business.  They also offer traditional truffles, fudge, ice cream, frozen yogurt and chocolate fountain fondue.  In store, they offer candy classes, birthday parties and chocolate tastings.  Out of store, they bring chocolate fountains, candy buffet tables and live chocolate photo booth to events.

Why should you consider owning a Tasty Image Chocolate franchise?
  • Multi-billion dollar industry driven by holidays and personal needs
  • Appeals to all cultures
  • The trend in personalized gifts is growing and with their vast range of price points, makes them attractive to all individuals, regardless of income levels
  • Flexible options for site size and placement
  • Ability to grow into multiple units
The ideal candidate is a couple, (husband/wife, parent/child, siblings, partner/friendship) whereby one individual 'mans' the shop while another is able to market and sell on the outside.  Individuals who have experience working with the public, hospitality or retail experience is always a plus.

For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
The Barre Code
Cash Needed: $250K
Total Investment: $223K-$515K
Current Locations: 47                              
The Barre Code is a fitness experience that is based on the ballet bar.  It incorporates strength, cardio, and restoration into every workout.

By the time they met in 2009, The Barre Code co-founders Jillian Lorenz and Ariana Chernin were well on their way to being independently established within the Chicago health scene as go-to fitness experts.  Their shared passion for personal training and empowerment through positivity led to the creation of Barre Bee Fit (The Barre Code's original identity), which officially launched in 2010 with its first studio in the up-and-coming River North neighborhood of Chicago.  Within a year of launching its inaugural River North studio, The Barre Code opened a second outpost in Lincoln Park, with the Gold Coast location following shortly thereafter.  Today, The Barre Code's studios can be found in multiple neighborhoods throughout the Windy City.  As The Barre Code continues to grow on a national level through the launch of its franchising program in 2012, one powerful consistency remains: a dedication to helping others transform into their strongest, fittest selves.

The Barre Code is a simple business model that has an accelerated ramp up all while making a positive impact on others lives through fitness.

Why consider owning The Barre Code franchise  
  • $390 Billion industry that is still growing 6% year over year
  • Significant shift from the "big box" gyms to the boutique fitness concepts
  • Consumers are looking for more of a fitness experience
If you are a high energy, positive person and have a genuine passion for inspiring women and men to believe in their abilities and live up to their fullest potential then The Barre Code is what you're looking for.  Their mission is to help their local community focus on gaining self-confidence, strength, and hope while discovering their best self - while building a prosperous business through that mission.
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, size of the population and the geographic area.
For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Master This Month's Featured Resale floorcoverings
Floor Coverings International
St. Petersburg, FL

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. 

Dave Struck 

Dave Struck


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




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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
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