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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
Jason's Deli was founded in Beaumont, TX on November 30, 1976 by Joe Tortorice Jr. and his partners Rusty Coco, Pete Verde and Pat Broussard.

The chain started franchising in 1988, with the first franchised store opened in Tucson, AZ.

Today there are 268 locations in 29 states. In 2008, Jason's Deli ranked #1 in annual sales in QSR Magazine's Top Ten list of restaurant groups with under 300 locations.

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.  
Chic Chateau
Cash Needed: $10K
Total Investment: $43K-$56K
Current Locations: 1        
Chic Chateau was founded in 2013 by experienced home stager - Cheryl Lowe.  Cheryl started Chic Chateau after running a successful staging business for five years.  Through lots of trial-and-error she learned the ins-and-outs of running a staging business and developed a system for staging unlike any other.

Cheryl dramatically changed the way staging is done from both a business and creative perspective and transformed staging into a economically viable marketing tool for homeowners, realtors, flippers, builders, and anyone who wants to sell a home quickly. 
The model that Cheryl developed is the basis for Chic Chateau franchises.  It is a proven model that can be replicated by anyone - anywhere in the country.

Chic Chateau provides their franchisees with in-depth training at their headquarters in Basking Ridge, NJ.  The training includes extensive instruction on how to run a staging business, how to market your services and grow your business.  Franchisees also receive training on the art of staging including furniture placement, accessorizing your furniture package, and working with color.  Everything you need to know about transforming a home into a market-ready property.
As a Chic Chateau franchisee, you will be your own boss and set your own schedule while getting to work with realtors, home builders, and homeowners to transform homes into market-ready properties. 
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Cash Needed: $70K
Total Investment: $45K-$95K
Current Locations: 201       

ShelfGenie is a home improvement franchise that provides customized Glide-Out shelving and storage solutions to clients nationwide and offers entrepreneurs a scalable, home-based, low-entry-cost business opportunity that can combine passion with a greater purpose earning them a place on the Entrepreneur 500 list of top franchises for seven consecutive years. 
ShelfGenie transforms spaces and makes homes more livable, which is perfect to franchisees who have a passion for organizing, as well as, a need to help improve people's lives.  A home that is disorganized, cluttered or increasingly inaccessible to an aging homeowner can be stressful.  As a ShelfGenie franchise, you can turn that point of pain into a source of joy.
ShelfGenie franchisees receive extensive training, including an eight-day course at their Home Office in Atlanta.  Their training is designed to teach their franchisees their core values, technology systems, marketing and media planning, client service and design procedures, as well as, product knowledge and installation procedures.  ShelfGenie provides intensive training for franchisees' team members as well, including a three-day session for product installers and a series of webinars for conceptual designers.

ShelfGenie is currently operating in more than 160 territories across the U.S. and Canada, and is actively seeking more passionate entrepreneurs to help them grow.  Their brand integrity, the quality of their products and the ability for ShelfGenie to help transform people's lives is important to them.  ShelfGenie is looking for franchisees who believe in their mission and their plans to grow bigger and better across North America.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Corporate Caterers
Cash Needed: $75K-$100K
Total Investment: $149K-$228K
Current Locations: 33                         

Corporate Caterers is part of the multi-billion dollar catering segment within the food service industry, yet they service a more defined segment within catering - weekday breakfast and lunch catering for commercial and professional clients only.

Corporate Caterers offers a delicious breakfast and lunch menu and their service always includes delivery, buffet-style setup, and cleanup.  Their breakfast menu items include selections like bagels and spreads, eggs and bacon, and other healthy options.  All of their lunches include their signature tropical chips, their famous, house salad, and dessert.  And they'll even pack up the leftovers for you.

There are many food service concepts in the franchise industry, but owning a traditional restaurant comes with a host of problems, like high start-up costs, long hours, expensive real estate and more.

When you own a Corporate Caterers franchise you'll be able to take advantage of the rapidly growing, multi-billion dollar catering industry.  You'll operate a high-energy food service business, without working late nights and weekends.  The business runs during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, has low start-up costs and doesn't require prime real estate.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Cash Needed: $100K
Total Investment: $194K-$274K
Current Locations: 8                        
StretchLab is revolutionizing the assisted stretching segment in boutique fitness.  Stretching is a pillar program in fitness and healthy lifestyles.  Getting in a good daily workout is important, but stretching before and after you exercise is equally, if not more, important.  Flexibility decreases excessive tension on muscles and relieves stress from joints.  It also corrects muscle imbalances which helps to improve your overall fitness and helps decrease the risk of injury.  Stretching can help you perform better in your workout, sports and everyday life.  It improves muscle strength and increases agility, as well as, speed - which can help you in your everyday activities.

The StretchLab team has designed a proprietary small group class platform which will disrupt the category by making assisted stretching much more affordable, convenient, accessible and introduce assisted stretching to the masses.

Their approach is called the StretchLab Method:
  • They are the only brand offering small group classes and communal experience
  • Brand new state-of-the-art studio offering a cultural experience - not clinical and/or sterile
  • The best value in assisted stretching, with unexpectedly low prices
  • Affordable classes to open up the category and service a broader customer base
Why own a StretchLab franchise?
  • An inclusive and affordable experiential retail concept offering premium assisted stretching in group classes and one-on-one format
  • The first and only group assisted stretching fitness concept offered as a franchise opportunity
  • Leverage this existing awareness and demand in every market and provide a business opportunity for entrepreneurs to enjoy a great margin business
For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Row House
Cash Needed: $100K
Total Investment: $231K-$354K
Current Locations: 8                                  

Row House, a boutique fitness concept is revolutionizing the way people view indoor rowing.  Co-founders and husband/wife team, Eric Von Frohlich and Debra Strougo took the rowing machine out of the corner, and put it front and center.  Born of the couple's search for a workout that two individuals with varying fitness levels could do together, they created a workout that gives people of all different shapes, sizes, and abilities an efficient and effective workout.

At Row House, you can build aerobic endurance and muscular strength all in one workout.  With a challenging combination of classes that incorporate resistance training, rowing and stretching, you will get the most out of a Row House workout.

Why Own a Row House Franchise?

First Mover Advantage: With a proven concept in one of the most competitive markets, Row House is a leading boutique fitness brand in an under served market where there is a need for effective and efficient low impact workouts.

Extensive Support: Row House believes that extensive training drives your success - from lease negotiation to build out, recruitment to finance, and sales and marketing to sustainable business, you'll be supported every step of the way.

Executive Model: Their franchise model provides a completely scalable business, allowing you to determine your own success. Leverage development efficiencies and national vendor relationships to launch your studio successfully.

Investment: Enjoy a low-cost entry, a recurring revenue model, truly exceptional EBITDA margins and confidence in their team that has more than decades of experience in both the fitness and franchising industries.

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
WaveMAX Laundry
Las Vegas, NV

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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