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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
Panera Bread started as St. Louis Bread Company by Ken Rosenthal in 1987 in the St. Louis area.

 In 1993, Au Bon Pain Co. purchased the St. Louis Bread Company and in 1997, they changed the name to Panera.

Today, the company operates or franchises more than 1900 Panera Bread bakery-caf├ęs in 46 states.
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. 
Lice Lifters
Cash Needed: $35K
Total Investment: $70K-$80K
Current Locations: 12
Michele Barrack started Lice Lifters as a mobile lice removal service helping families and schools one head at a time.  After some time, Michele wanted to help more families in her community with the safest, most efficient and effective method of lice treatment and products.  In September of 2010, Michele opened Lice Lifters Lice Treatment Centers.  Lice Lifters treatments use all natural products and eliminates 99.9% of all nits and lice.  
Lice Lifters offers their franchisees extensive training and full corporate support.  They will assist in finding the most optimal location for your treatment center and help with identifying and recruiting qualified applicants for employment in your center, along with supplying you with sales, marketing and public relations support.  Lice Lifters has been featured in many media outlets such as: newspapers, business journals, entrepreneur websites, TV news, entertainment programs and Dr. OZ. 
Lice Treatment is a billion dollar industry.  The business is recession proof, people will do anything to get rid of lice safely.  Don't you want a piece of the billion dollars? 
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Assisting Hands Home Care
Cash Needed: $35K
Total Investment: $68K-$135K
Current Locations: 82 
Assisting Hands Home Care grew out of a desire to provide seniors, and others needing non-medical assistance at home, with the option that most people prefer - to remain independent, safe and comfortable in their own homes.  One of the founders of Assisting Hands Home Care is Dr. Gail Silverstein, who has more than 25 years of experience coordinating and leading healthcare programs in both the public and private sector.  It was Gail's understanding of the health care industry, along with the personal experience of trying to find assistance for her father at home, that led her to realize there was a serious gap in services.  She joined with Cline Waddell of Boise, ID to establish Assisting Hands Home Care.

Assisting Hands Home Care is one of the leaders in home care franchises, emphasizing exceptional customer service and personalized care, and providing their franchisees with a proven and scalable business model.  Their leadership team has a diverse background and a wealth of experience in many aspects of business operations including finance, marketing, and home health franchising, in addition to more than 25 years in the healthcare industry.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, an average of 10,000 people per day on average turning will turn age 65 per day.  And according to the AARP, 67% of them will need some type of long-term care in the future.  Only five percent reside or will reside in nursing homes.  Some live in assisted living facilities or in hospice, but the majority of America's aging population will age remain at home and will need in-home care.  Now would be a great time to the join this booming industry!

For more information, Click here Or call 800-401-9154
Clothes Bin
Cash Needed: $75K
Total Investment: $148K-$180K
Current Locations: 21               

Clothes Bin has developed a proven process for the collection, management and distribution of clothes, shoes and textiles throughout the United States.  Strategically located in the parking lots of convenience stores, gas stations, shopping centers or wherever people congregate, these bright green bins are destined to become the go-to for anyone looking for a convenient way to recycle their clothes, shoes and textiles.

According to the Recycled Textiles Association, in 2012 about 85% of textile waste ends up in landfills where it occupies unnecessary landfill space.  This overwhelming statistic is rooted in the lack of a convenient way for people to properly recycle or dispose of clothes, shoes and textiles.  Unlike other typical recyclables such as bottles, cans and paper goods, most local municipalities do not offer a convenient way for their citizens to properly recycle textiles.  The Clothes Bin franchise is the perfect opportunity for anyone looking for a truly flexible business model; one that can be managed on a part-time basis.

As a Clothes Bin franchisee, all you do is:
  • Place bins in ideal locations so contributors can fill the bins
  • Service full bins
  • Unload contents
  • Receive funds for contents
The flexibility of the Clothes Bin franchise makes this the perfect opportunity for individuals who own other franchises, are looking to capitalize on their free time or supplement their part-time job or profession.

The Clothes Bin mission is to help people reach their entrepreneurial dream of business ownership through a simple and part-time franchise system that promotes environmental stewardship, stimulates the economy and provides a source of clothes, shoes and textiles to those in need in the U.S. and throughout the world.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Music Go Round
Cash Needed: $105K
Total Investment: $262K-$336K
Current Locations: 35              

Music Go Round have been specializing in buying and selling quality, used musical instruments and gears since 1986.  Their buying process is simple: visit one of their stores; bring your gear; and one of their certified buyers will review your products for sale.  Their buyers will make you an offer based on the fair market value of your used gear.  If you like the offer, you get paid on the spot.  If you want to get more out of your gear, you can trade it in for any other products that's in the store.  Music Go Round tests and re-tests all of their products before selling them to ensure that they're in great working condition.


Music Go Round is part of the Winmark Franchise Family which also includes Plato's Closet, Play it Again Sports, and Once Upon a Child.

If you are passionate about music, plugged into your local music scene, and know how to talk gear and craft with your fellow musicians; then you're already like the many Music Go Round franchisees who have helped establish the brand as the world's largest seller of used musical equipment and gear.

The Music Go Round brand has occupied a unique space in this $8 billion industry where musicians can not only buy high-quality, used equipment, but also sell the gear they aren't using anymore and get paid on the spot.

Music Go Round franchisees come from a wide variety of personal and professional backgrounds, including many from corporate America, the military and people who may be re-entering the working world after caring for young children.  Whatever their background is, they all share a passion for music.  They see owning a Music Go Round store as a fun way to give back to the community because the concept involves recycling gently-used, high-quality musical equipment and selling it at a price that's well below retail.

For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Firenza Pizza
Cash Needed: $100K
Total Investment: $450K
Current Locations: 6                                           
Firenza Pizza is a fast casual restaurant that allows you to experience "Pizza Like Never Before!"  Firenza specializes in truly hand-crafted and made-to-order, stone hearth-baked pizzas that can be customized with nearly 40 fresh toppings including house roasted garlic, creamy mozzarella ovalini and lean grilled steak.  Firenza also offers eight signature pizza pies ranging from the Pizza Vegetariana loaded with healthy vegetables to the Big Kahuna featuring smoked ham, bacon and tropical pineapple.  In addition to pizza, the restaurant offers diners customizable salads and oven baked wings or meatballs.

Firenza Pizza's first location was opened in Fairfax, VA in March of 2015.  The founders, Dave Wood and Dave Baer, spent over 30 years owning and operating 17 Domino's franchises throughout Northern Virginia before selling them in 2012 and opting for retirement. However, boredom soon got the best of them and they decided to launch a pizza concept of their own, Firenza.

Firenza's corporate support team provides their franchisees with comprehensive training - both in-class and in-store, cutting-edge point of service technology, online presence, top-of-the-line social media marketing programs through true social media experts, and some of the strongest vendor relationships in the industry.

Due to their franchise executives and proven franchisees, the Firenza Pizza brand has over 100 years of restaurant business development experience.  It captures one of the youngest and freshest pizza concepts gaining traction across the nation.  Firenza
is one of the very first brands in this exciting fast-casual marketplace.

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
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Charlotte, NC

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
to match you with a participating franchise.