JANUARY 2020 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
Mathnasium was founded in 2002 by Larry Martinek, David Ullendorff, and Peter Markovitz.  The first center opened in Los Angeles, CA.

The curriculum employs the Mathnasium Methodâ„¢, a proprietary system that was developed by a team of education experts with co-founder Lawrence Martinek.

Martinek, a Los Angeles-based mathematics educator, began writing his own supplemental materials to school curricula.  In 1985, Martinek published Math Tips for Parents, a guide for parents and teachers based on his own experiences and his work with his son.

Today, there are more than 1,000 Mathnasium learning centers on five continents.
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.
This Month's Feature Category:
QSR/Restaurants
Mack's Tenders
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $150K-$290K
Current Locations: 5           
                    
Mack's Tenders was founded in 2015 with a concept that is focused and easy to execute.  The menu features one item; fresh, never-frozen chicken tenders that are either breaded and fried or lightly seasoned and grilled.  The tenders are served either alone or on a bun and are paired with signature sides and a choice of 30 sauces and flavors.  This concept allows Mack's Tenders to deliver the highest quality product to customers quickly and conveniently.  It satisfies the fast-paced lifestyle with a menu that is easy to eat on a lunch break, in the car, or on the go. 
 
 
 
Mack's Tenders was founded by Mike Rosenberger, a Jacksonville, FL native, who has 30 years of experience in the franchising business.  He is the founder of Dick's Wings and Grill, which he grew into a successful franchise business with 40 locations.  Mike and his team are committed to growing Mack's Tenders with a group of passionate, family-oriented franchisees.

 
 
What sets Mack's Tenders apart from the competition:
  • Fresh, Never Frozen, Chicken Tenders Fried with a Light Panko Crust
  • Healthy Grilled Options
  • Choice of Waffle Fries, Sweet Potato Tots, and Crinkle-cut Fries
  • Chicken Tender Tacos
  • Chicken Tender Wraps
  • New York Style Sour Pickles
  • 30 Flavor Sauce Bar
  • In-Line Locations with Smaller Footprint, Lower Initial Investment and Lower Operating Overhead
Mack's Tenders' original target audience was 19-40 year olds who grew up eating chicken tenders.  However, they quickly found their customer base to be much larger and are currently serving their delicious chicken tenders to every age group from 3-90.  This is a menu item that is loved by most of the population and even those with discerning taste or looking for a healthier option can find a Mack's Tenders to match their palette.  No other single QSR food item has such broad based customer appeal! 
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Sweetberry Bowls
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $124K-$258K
Current Locations: 19          
                    
Sweetberry Bowls was founded in 2017 to feed the ever-growing health-conscious consumer.  They strive to offer fast and healthy alternatives that are beautiful and delicious and have a variety of products to quench any appetite, any time of the day. 
 
Sweetberry offers acai bowls, smoothies, salads, wraps, oatmeal, coffee, and more.  Having opened 20 locations in less than two years, they are just getting started and are currently looking for franchisees to help them expand nationwide.
 
 
Advantages of owning a Sweetberry Bowls franchise:
  • Lower Build-out Cost
  • Year-Round Menu
  • Innovative Marketing Strategies
  • State-of-the-Art Technology
As a new Sweetberry Bowls franchisee, you will receive assistance with:
  • Site Selection
  • Lease Negotiation
  • Store Design
  • Marketing
  • Complete Training for your Staff
 
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Teriyaki Madness
Cash Needed: $200K
Total Investment: $314K-$654K
Current Locations: 60                                

Teriyaki Madness (TMAD) provides the ultimate teriyaki shop experience, serving oversized portions of marinated grilled chicken, beef or tofu and rice or fresh cut veggies wok-tossed in their house-made sauces to create authentic Asian bowls heaping with fresh, healthy ingredients in a high-vibe atmosphere.  TMAD combines the traditional values of Seattle's beloved teriyaki houses to bring a new option to cities and small towns across the country.  Teriyaki Madness brings teriyaki to a whole new level with a family-friendly, neighborhood feel.


Teriyaki Madness is committed to their franchisees' success and provide weekly support before and after their teriyaki shop opening.  That support ranges from helping set up the business, facilitating conversations with their preferred vendors, leading operational systems, ensuring compliance, health and safety regulations are being met and help guide them through effective profit & loss management.

TMAD's operations department not only trains and supports their franchisees but they also help train their entire staff.  TMAD's team of trainers are highly committed to their learning and the success of their franchisees' teriyaki shop.

Owning your own business is hard work and your investment of time, energy, and money is equally rewarding and exhausting.  So that is what makes Teriyaki Madness' extensive operation, support and training so important to your success and they will be behind you every step of the way.
For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Jon Smith Subs
Cash Needed: $110K
Total Investment: $300K-$500K
Current Locations: 33       

Jon Smith opened his first sub shop in 1988 in Palm Beach County, FL with the single-minded commitment to serve the absolute highest quality overstuffed, marinated grilled sirloin steak and real chicken breast subs.  Jon Smith Subs prepares everything that they serve in-store everyday.  Their sirloin steak and chicken breast are trimmed, sliced, seasoned, marinated and grilled to order.  Their attentive employees will treat you to their total quality experience.



Jon Smith Subs is proudly entrenched in the fast-casual niche market, and ranks right alongside industry leaders on the subs franchise leader board.  But what makes Jon Smith Subs stand out when compared to any other subs franchise - their commitment to quality and value.  At Jon Smith Subs, you're not going to find frozen materials in their kitchen.  Every meal they make is prepared fresh, on the spot, made to order for the customer with a special Jon Smith Subs touch.

After 30 years, Jon Smith Subs understand what they do and how to deliver the best product possible to their customers.  And with the backing of franchise giant, United Franchise Group, who also has been in business for over 30 years - they pack quite a punch in their industry.  Now, you can join their established brand by investing in a Jon Smith Subs franchise location of your own.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Anchor Bar
Cash Needed: $140K
Total Investment: $350K-$1.2M
Current Locations: 15                               
 
On a Friday night in 1964, Dominic Bellissimo was tending bar at the now famous Anchor Bar Restaurant in Buffalo, NY.  Late that evening, a group of Dominic's friends arrived at the bar with ravenous appetites.  Dominic asked his mother, Teressa, to prepare something for his friends to eat.

Teressa deep fried the wings and flavored them with a secret sauce.  The wings were an instant hit and it didn't take long for people to flock to the bar to experience this new taste sensation.  From that evening on, Buffalo Wings became a regular part of the menu at the Anchor Bar.

The phenomenon created in 1964 by Teressa Bellissimo has spread across the globe.  Although many have tried to duplicate Buffalo Wings, the closely guarded secret recipe is what makes Frank & Teressa's the proclaimed "Best Wings in the World."


Anchor Bar, though best known for its wings and sauces, has a diverse menu consisting of pizza, burgers, great appetizers, salads and desserts.  Their sports bar area features traditional and craft beer popular in the area along with specialty drinks and wine.  Their locations blend family friendly casual dining, sports bar atmosphere and great food and drink.  They believe in quality service and food and a culture of treating their franchisees, employees and customers with respect

As an Anchor Bar franchisee, you will receive never-ending training and support as corporate strives to improve their systems to keep you current with industry trends.  Their ongoing support will also come in the form of updates to the manual, newsletters, bulletins, written reports and recommendations and refresher training programs.  Since nothing can replace the value of face to face contact, a representative from the home office will also visit you to provide hands-on support when needed.
 
Anchor Bar is dedicated to the success of their franchise network.  For this reason, each restaurant owner can expect consistent support from Anchor Bar Franchise & Development, LLC. 
 
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
 
ShelfGenie
West Chicago, IL
$225,000

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.