MARCH 2018 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
In 1979, Jiffy Lube created the first drive-thru service bay to make oil changes quicker. They also introduced the first window sticker to help remind customers when to get their next oil change.

Headquartered in Houston, TX, Jiffy Lube International is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Shell Oil Company. Jiffy Lube service centers are 100% franchise-owned and each location is locally owned by people living in the community.

Today, there are more than 2000 franchise locations nationwide.
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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.

      

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. 
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control
Cash Needed: $25K-$40K
Total Investment: $69K-$88K
Current Locations: 29                    

Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has been humanely removing and excluding raccoons, squirrels, skunks, birds, bats and mice from homes and businesses since 1989.  The company's unique, animal-friendly approach and unprecedented lifetime guarantee on future home invasions, workmanship, and materials have propelled the business from a single service vehicle to 29 franchise units across Canada, and is now expanding to the U.S..
 

The training and support programs that Skedaddle provides for their franchisees are the best in the industry and therefore experience is not required.  Skedaddle will guide you through all phases of the process of opening and operating your own franchise.

Skedaddle is 100% dedicated to supporting new franchise owners with extensive training and ongoing assistance such as:
  • Home Office support
  • Preliminary training in Hamilton, Ontario, CN
  • Franchisor networking with SPCA contacts in your region
  • Marketing collateral and strong area-specific SEO
  • Ongoing support and training as needed
  • Manuals and videos for reference
  • Customized proprietary software
Skedaddle is a cornerstone brand of That Franchise Group, an established empire with over 400 franchise operators and annual system-wide sales exceeding $100 million.  That Franchise Group includes six home services brands, and as home services franchise experts they strongly believe the success of the brand hinges on the success of their franchise owners.

For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
14 Moves
Cash Needed: $100K
Total Investment: $59K-$100K
Current Locations: 4               

14 Moves provides a professional-grade real estate experience, providing sellers with world-class marketing that drives up the price of their home, and provides buyers with access to the best deals before most other buyers even find out about them.

By operating much like a well-run doctors or attorney's office, their unique team approach to the real estate process allows their real estate agents to focus on what they love - knowing the market, and providing professional negotiation to their clients.  This means that, unlike other real estate agents within brokerages, their agents don't have to worry about marketing or handling the time-consuming transaction & administration process.

   

14 Moves is the first real estate franchise of its kind - providing franchise owners the ability to create their own real estate empire by using their turn-key business model; enabling franchise owners and their team of real estate agents to focus on the 20% of tasks that generate 100% revenues.  Their centralized support hub is strategically placed to support a large amount of transactions and handle all the administrative and marketing support to get their owners and their team in production fast.

14 Move's franchise owners are not selling homes - they are leading and motivating a team of real estate agents to help them achieve their goals.  By utilizing their world class sales training programs and partnering with existing, local broker offices, 14 Moves provides their franchise owners with a low barrier of entry into the real estate market. There are no real estate leases or build-out, no large employee payroll, and a quick ramp up meaning their franchise owners get to spend more time recruiting agents, and reaching their goals much sooner than the traditional brokerage model.  14 Move's concept is a simple, scalable and stress-free with incredible revenue potential.
 
For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Poke Burri
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $93K-$204K
Current Locations: 2                          
 
Poke Burri is a Georgia-based restaurant company that provides a healthy and delicious dining experience focused around the popular dish, known as poke.  Poke is traditionally a Hawaiian raw fish salad.  Poke Burri starts with this premise and allows customers to order from a menu of specialty poke dishes, or create their own dish for a food service experience that is unlike most concepts in the market.



Currently, from the company-owned unit in Atlanta, Poke Burri will be franchising the company's operations in order to bring its poke menu to all parts of the U.S..

Poke Burri will provide new franchisees with two to three weeks of initial training at the franchisor's headquarters in Atlanta, GA which will include instructions that will pertain to administrative, operational, and sales/marketing matters.  The training will also include on-the-job training including: cooking, managing, operational skills, cleaning, inventory control, instilling culture, and point of sale training.  This training will be provided for the franchisee and up to one other team member.

This concept fits the needs of many different types of people and demographics, allowing for a wide range of possible locations that could fit the Poke Burri business model.

For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service
Cash Needed: $60K
Total Investment: $182K-$524K
Current Locations: 153            

SpeeDee Oil Change first opened in December 1980 in Metairie, LA.  Back then, automotive service stations were on the decline, but drivers' needs for oil change service was on the rise - that's where Speedee came in.

SpeeDee swiftly grew into a quick lube and automotive tune-up service business and became SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up to   reflect these new service additions.  By the mid-90s, SpeeDee had added complete brake service and grown to a full-service auto maintenance and repair facility.  In 2013, SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up became SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service to better reflect the wide array of services available to customers.



With more than 30 years in the automotive service and repair industry, SpeeDee is proud to stand out as a leader.  They are rapidly expanding and looking for progressive entrepreneurs with a strong desire to own and grow their own business.

As a new SpeeDee franchisee, you will receive:
  • Training - One week classroom and week in-center
  • Employee training on site prior to opening
  • 200 courses available online 24/7
  • Ongoing Advanced Manager Training workshops
  • Comprehensive business planning assistance
  • Technical and marketing support
Your training starts long before you open the doors of your service center and continues throughout the life of your franchise.  SpeeDee provides the tools and strategy you need to get off to the right start and follow it up with ongoing franchise support and training, information systems, and marketing and advertising programs that foster their customer loyalty and help create repeat business.

***Area Representative Opportunities Available***

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Fitness:1440
Cash Needed: $75K
Total Investment: $150K-$950K
Current Locations: 31                                         

Fitness:1440 brings together a flexible, customizable, results-orientated, full service fitness facility.  They offer fitness platforms that include Zumba, Yoga, Barre, Indoor Cycling, Cardio Theater, Step, Bootcamp, etc. as well as the best brand workout machines that are fully branded - all in one convenient location.  Fitness:1440 health and fitness clubs have a clean and modern look, with appealing branding throughout.



Fitness:1440 is looking for franchise partners to help expand their brand.  Their ideal franchise owner is a highly motivated entrepreneur who has strong leadership and interpersonal skills.  Candidates should be passionate about health and fitness, and want to make a difference in their community.  No fitness experience necessary.  The franchise owner is someone who puts people (their club members and employees) first, and that focus always starts with the member experience.

Benefits of owning a Fitness:1440 franchise:
  • A turn-key business that requires no prior experience
  • A solid business model in a consistently thriving industry
  • Lower payroll cost means higher profits
  • Multiple revenue streams
  • Flexible franchise model
  • Customized specific to the location
  • Site selection assistance, including a comprehensive examination of demographics and aid with lease negotiation
FITNESS:1440 provides detailed upfront training on how to successfully operate your gym.  They also provide continued support in marketing, advertising, employee relations and human resources.  Their ongoing assistance is designed to strengthen business success for the franchisee.  As new franchise owners come across issues and challenges, they not only have support from FITNESS:1440, but they also have access to other franchisees who support each other on a continuous basis.
 
 
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
 
blo blow dry bar
Jacksonville, FL
$175,000

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.