MARCH 2019 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
Moe's Southwest Grill was founded in Atlanta, GA in December 2000 by Raving Brands

The name "Moe's" originated as an acronym for "Musicians, Outlaws and Entertainers," and this theme led to the music-related artwork found in the restaurants.

The company is co-owned - with Schlotzsky's, Carvel, Cinnabon, McAlister's Deli, and Auntie Anne's brands - by Focus Brands.

Today, there are 700+ Moe's 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.  
 
Green Life Carpet Cleaning
Cash Needed: $25K
Total Investment: $41K-$54K
Current Locations: 1     
                    
Green Life Carpet Cleaning was formed to provide the community with a healthy alternative to steam cleaning.  Their advanced cleaning technology is ideal for families and businesses concerned with allergens and carpet mildew.  Unlike other carpet cleaning methods, Green Life's cleaning process pulls the dirt and soil up from the bottom of the carpet pile while using 95% less water than traditional steam cleaning methods.
 
 
Reasons to consider owning a business in the carpet cleaning industry:
  • Expanding Green focus within the industry
  • Recession resistant industry
  • Low market entry barriers
Why own a Green Life Carpet Cleaning franchise:
  • Advanced Green cleaning technology
  • Multiple revenue streams with residual income
  • Outstanding franchisee support systems
Green Life provides all new franchisees with training at their corporate location in St. Louis, MO.  The training will consist of extensive classroom training covering marketing methods, customer service, full operations and use of their technology platforms.  This training will also include hands-on technological training in regards to repairs, cleaning methods and proper equipment operation.
 
Green Life provides each franchisee with continuous support so that each owner can be in the field expanding their location and bringing in new accounts successfully and immediately. 
 
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Kitchen Wise
Cash Needed: $40K
Total Investment: $57K-$94K
Current Locations: 3       
 
Kitchen Wise specializes in bringing organization, functionality, and efficiency to your existing kitchen cabinets, pantries, and vanities.   Some of their products include: roll-outs, new drawer boxes, custom cutlery inserts, blind corner swing outs, pantry pullouts and new lazy susans.  They also can update decorative hardware on your doors, add LED lights to your cabinets, and add soft close drawer slides to your drawer boxes.

 
     
The Kitchen Wise franchise opportunity has exclusive territories available across the nation.  If you are seeking a home-based business with low overhead, great cash flow, and minimal staff, then Kitchen Wise may be just what you're looking for.  Own the Kitchen Wise exclusive territory close to home, where you can help homeowners organize their kitchens, pantry, and bathrooms with their quality products.  And with limited competition in most markets, there's a tremendous opportunity to establish a reputation and grow revenues.


For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Cookies by Design
Cash Needed: $50K-$100K
Total Investment: $110K-$215K
Current Locations: 60                      

For over 35 years, Cookies by Design has been delighting people across the U.S. with a unique and delicious gifting alternative to flowers.  Their ability to create custom cookie bouquet designs with a personalized message as well as provide local hand delivery is what sets them apart.  From start to finish, their cookie bouquets are all hand-crafted using their sugar cookie dough, cinnamon brown sugar dough recipes and signature icing creating an unforgettable, tasty work of art.


Cookies by Design has incorporated the business of gifting with the love of baked goods into one successful franchise.  Combining the local bakery retail shop offering personalized gifts and local hand delivery with their online ordering site, gives each location a national selling reach with a neighborhood delivery touch.



Reasons to consider owning a Cookies by Design franchise:
  • Product lines and innovation-Cookies by Design offers a full line of original gourmet cookies, cookie favors, cookie cakes, brownie truffles, custom gift baskets and more.
  • Technology infrastructure-Cookies by Design operates an ecommerce website to facilitate easy online ordering with national reach using their proprietary information system interlocking online, phone and inside sales together in a single POS system.
  • Exceptional training and support-As a franchise owner, you will attend their comprehensive Cookie College training program to learn the ins and outs of the business.  Your support network includes many years of industry experience including their CEO.
  • Dedication to customer satisfaction-Cookies by Design seeks feedback from every customer and are proud to say their Net Promoter Score (NPS) ranks among the best customer experience brands in the country.
As a part of the Cookies by Design franchise network, your product offerings and delivery systems are uniquely positioned to capitalize on the local bake shop and retail gift market as well as the growing national gifting sales opportunities.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Icebox Cryotherapy
Cash Needed: $100K
Total Investment: $251K-$364K
Current Locations: 4                     
Icebox Cryotherapy was founded by Alia Alston in 2012 when she opened her first location Atlanta, GA.

Alia Alston was in a serious car accident that left her with a debilitating neck injury causing chronic pain.  Her father, a respected Chiropractor in Florida, heard about the first Cryotherapy sauna in the U.S. that was being utilized by Nike, and encouraged Alia to undergo the treatment.  After a few sessions of Cryotherapy, Alia regained sensation in her left arm and leg, and felt a significant decrease in her pain levels.  At the time, Cryotherapy saunas were only available in professional and medical facilities.  Alia saw an opportunity to create a retail environment that would provide an upbeat, spa-like health studio, offering Cryotherapy and other complementary services.  She was the first brick and mortar retail Cryotherapy studio in the U.S. and continues to be the leader and trendsetter in the industry.











Why should you be involved in the Health Spa industry?
  • Alternative healthcare represents a large growing market opportunity with $14B in revenue in 2018
  • U.S. market for health and wellness reached $4B in 2018
  • Icebox represents both of these markets and is poised for significant growth
Who is cool enough to be an Icebox franchisee?
Their ideal candidate is someone who is connected to the health and wellness industry and passionate about natural healing modalities, also:
  • Needs to have an eye for business
  • Is outgoing with an eagerness to get involved in their community
  • Has a passion for customer service
  • Is collaborative and eager to be part of a winning team
For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
dogtopia
Cash Needed: $200K
Total Investment: $607K-$1.3M
Current Locations: 92                               

Dogtopia is a dog daycare center that provides quality care for each dog by separating them by size, temperament and promises evaluated, vaccinated dogs in a supervised environment.  While their centers offer dog daycare, boarding and spa services (with some offering grooming and training), their core service is daycare for your dog.  They also offer webcams so you can watch your dog play all day.



Whether you are seeking a new career path or you just want to diversify your business portfolio, dogtopia offers you an opportunity to do something you'll not only love, but grow into a thriving business.


 
Dogtopia offers support to all of their franchisees by providing the following services:
  • Sophisticated brand with turnkey solutions for ramping your business
  • Guidance from an experienced support team
  • Access to their Village of Knowledge
  • An extensive training program
  • Strong technology platforms
  • Extensive systems, tools and resources
Now is the perfect time to join dogtopia, North America's fastest-growing pet franchise.  The $70B pet industry is hotter than ever and dogtopia is leading the charge with their rapid growth and they are seeking passionate and energetic franchisees to join their franchise family.
 
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
 
Tutor Doctor
Palm Bay, FL
$140,000

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.