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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
RaceTrac was founded by Carl Bolch Sr. in 1934 in St. Louis, MO, with his first stores operating under the name Carl Bolch Trackside Stations.

RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc. operates more than 650 retail gasoline convenience stores in 12 southeastern states under the RaceTrac and RaceWay names.

Today, the company is based in Atlanta, GA.
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, 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
Cash Needed: $25K
Total Investment: $32K-$50K
Total Locations: 27       
Bar-B-Clean was founded by Bryan Weinstein in early 2011 when he went out to his patio one evening to fire up his barbecue for the first time that year.   When he opened the hood and saw an absolutely disgustingly dirty barbecue, he not only realized that it needed to be cleaned, but that there also had to be a huge untapped market of people, who like him, needed a cleaning as well.  That very evening, he began creating an efficient process of cleaning barbecues and a new business was born.

Bar-B-Clean has developed a proprietary steam cleaning system that ensures the best results possible for their customers.  Bar-B-Clean's promise is that all the grease and food particles will be removed from your barbecue, leaving it "completely clean to the touch" inside and out.

Benefits of owning a Bar-B-Clean franchise are:
  • Low Investment
  • Low Overhead
  • Large Territories
  • Simple Business to Run
  • No Competition
The great thing about Bar-B-Clean is that there is very little competition.  This business model is very new to the market and in some areas, there will be no competition at all. 
For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $80K-$100K
Total Locations: 55                    

Archadeck is proud to be North America's leading designer and builder of outdoor living spaces that include custom decks, screened and open porches, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and other outdoor living spaces.  They are the only national brand in outdoor living design and construction with the most locations, the largest geographic footprint, the most experience and the largest client base in the industry.

Archadeck is part of the Outdoor Living Brands family of franchise brands.  Outdoor Living Brands is a franchise corporation dedicated to the outdoor living category and currently includes Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, Mosquito Squad, and Renew Crew, as well.

At Archadeck, they fully understand that their franchisees' success leads to the company's success.  Their corporate team is fully committed to whatever it takes to support their franchisees' goals as a business owner.  And by being part of the Outdoor Living Brands family of franchise companies, this support system expands exponentially.
As a Archadeck franchisee, you will have access to responsive support from a team of business professionals in all of the key disciplines that you need.   Their mission at Archadeck is to celebrate outdoor living by enriching lives through their proven franchise brand.
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Spaulding Decon
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $97K-$147K
Total Locations: 3           
For over a decade, Spaulding Decon has provided services for residential, commercial, government, and industrial properties to return them to clean, healthy, and safe properties for the occupants.  From crime scene clean-up to hoarding, drug lab clean-up, mold remediation, and decontamination, Spaulding Decon has the professional expertise and specialized certifications to get the job done properly the first time.

The clean-up industry is a $346 million industry, which means there is a ton of room for growth and opportunity.  At Spaulding Decon, their corporate team has seen 50% - 75% growth every year since their founding in 2005.  Spaulding Decon franchisees have the ability to experience that same growth.  Even better, the competition is small and securing your spot in the industry isn't difficult.  The best part is that you'll be helping people during their time of need, as well as, providing vital services to police departments and law enforcement agencies. 
If you want to work in an industry that is constantly changing and provide a much needed service to the residents in your community, Spaulding Decon may be what you're looking for. 

For more information,
Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Storm Guard Restoration
Cash Needed: $300K
Total Investment: $300K
Total Locations: 124                                      
Storm Guard Restoration is a trusted name in the insurance restoration industry.  For over a decade, Storm Guard has specialized in exterior insurance restoration for roofing, siding, windows, gutters, and emergency tarping services.

The insurance industry estimates that roofing, siding, windows, and gutter claims, due to hail and wind damage, exceed over $1 billion each year.  Storms and exterior property damage happen all across the country and throughout the year.  And yet, the insurance restoration industry is very fragmented with no major players.  The businesses tend to be small and localized and business practices vary widely because individual owners use individual methods.

Storm Guard is the fastest growing exterior restoration franchise.  They are a young, dynamic company on its way to dominating the exterior insurance and non-insurance restoration industry.  By joining the Storm Guard system, you can capitalize on being a part of the first nationally recognized franchise system for exterior insurance restoration.  Their highly experienced trainers and field staff will train you to operate all aspects of the business from the sales and claims process to the actual building of the roofing, siding, windows, and gutter projects.

As a Storm Guard franchisee, your business is guided by a powerful business model.  You will utilize sales associates to guide your customers through the restoration process, giving them confidence that the job will get done on time with the highest level of service.  You will leverage a network of highly skilled subcontractors overseen by a production manager to deliver a smooth restoration experience.

Storm Guard has a very attractive business model that offers a low investment, fast ramp-up, small number of staff, fragmented competition, and a high potential return on investment.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Phenix Salon Suites
Cash Needed: $300K
Total Investment: $250K-$300K
Total Locations: 186     

Phenix Salon Suites was founded by a family of salon professionals with over 85 years of salon industry experience.  Phenix Salon Suites is poised to be the premier provider of salon suite concepts throughout the U.S. and internationally.  With over two dozen salon professionals within the family, Phenix Salon Suites has a first-hand understanding of the salon industry.

Phenix Salon Suites is the fastest growing "Salon Suite" concept in the U.S..  The company began expanding in 2012 and opened 26 locations that same year.  The company now has 200 locations with over 300 locations slated to be opened in the next couple of years.  The Phenix Salon Suites difference is in truly understanding the salon professional and what they go through on a daily basis.  After all, the founder of Phenix Salon Suites, President Gina Rivera, still works styling hair for an "A" List clientele that she has built over 25 years as a salon professional.


A Phenix Salon Suites business occupies a minimum of 2,000 square feet of space and contains 13 to 47 suites and can be located in a strip shopping center, free standing unit, and other venues in downtown commercial areas, as well as, residential areas.

Key Suite Features:
  • Receptionists during peak hours
  • Fully enclosed suites
  • All equipment provided
  • Washer and Dryer
  • 24 Hour Access
The salon industry is a recession resistant $60 billion industry.  A Phenix Salon Suites franchise gives you the unique opportunity to capitalize on this industry with absolutely no salon experience needed.  They are not a company that was founded by people that had a "business idea" but a family that has been in the salon industry for many decades.  Their experience in the salon industry and their approach to operating their locations, with the salon professional in mind, have proven to be a key to the success of their company.

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
Nashville, TN

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.