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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
Zoës Kitchen was founded by Zoë and Marcus Cassimus in Homewood, AL in 1995.

In 2007, Zoës Kitchen was purchased by Brentwood Associates which moved their Headquarters to Plano, TX.

Today, Zoës Kitchen has 258 locations across the U.S..
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. 
STEM for Kids
Cash Needed: $20K
Total Investment: $20K-$49K
Current Locations: 31                     
STEM for Kids provides the broadest array of engineering, biomedicine, computer programming and advanced manufacturing programs for children in grades PreK - 8 through summer camps, afterschool programs and classes in and outside schools.  Founded by a recognized business leader in STEM, Moni Singh, the Raleigh, NC based company has now expanded from its roots in the Triangle to multiple territories across the U.S. and internationally. 
The STEM for Kids brand is generating significant national and international interest and has made various "Best of" lists including Entrepreneur Magazine's Top New Franchises, Best Trends, Franchise 500, The Vanguard List, and Franchise Gator's Franchise 100 lists.
STEM for Kids will provide their new franchisees with initial training that includes go-to market planning, organizational planning, site selection, business development, marketing, hiring, operations, accounting, IT/technology setup, program administration, lead management/conversion and customer relations.  Franchisees will also receive ongoing support that includes their cloud-based proprietary cirrcula that is within reach anytime, anywhere and from any device.
If you are an entrepreneur with a passion to impact your community through education, STEM for Kids may be what you're looking for. 
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Young Chefs Academy
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $50K-$95K
Current Locations: 31 
Young Chefs Academy (YCA) is a unique and premier children's cooking school franchise company with franchise locations in the U.S. and overseas.  The YCA's mission is to teach children the joy and value of cooking and to provide an interactive learning experience that gives children the opportunity to develop a lifelong love for the culinary arts.  Children are encouraged to ignite their creativity and satisfy their natural curiosity in a welcoming environment and to explore and experiment with acquired culinary skills in kid-friendly kitchens.

Children, parents, schools, teachers and healthcare providers are recognizing what the Young Chefs Academy's brand is doing to improve the lives of children and their communities across the country.  Not only does YCA promote cooperation and camaraderie among its fellow students, it helps build solid relationships within the family unit.

In addition, Young Chefs Academy has:
  • Experienced management, culinary arts and curriculum teams
  • A successful franchise system
  • Low overhead & start-up costs
  • A proven business model
  • Strong food industry partnerships
  • Strong trademarks and brand recognition
  • A centralized, skilled and knowledgeable support team
  • Exclusive territories
  • Site selection & build-out assistance
  • Excellent initial training and continual education programs
  • Powerful management & software tools
  • Marketing support and advertising materials
  • Ongoing business and franchise support
Many of PCA's best retail franchise territories are now available and are seeking qualified individuals to become part of their growing, dynamic team.  If you're prepared to revolutionize your personal life and create financial freedom, Young Chefs Academy is ready for you.

For more information, Click here Or call 800-401-9154
HomeWell Senior Care
Cash Needed: $75K
Total Investment: $75K-$150K
Current Locations: 75              

Founded in 1996 by Joshua Hoffman as Hoffman's Home Helpers, which later became HomeWell Senior Care in 2002 and expanded into franchising by partnering with other care-motivated professionals in 2003.

At the age of 19, Joshua became a caregiver in a nursing home.  The experience made an immediate impact on him.  Joshua soon found himself working with a home care agency, giving non-medical care to seniors on a regular basis.  Joshua realized that heartfelt in-home care provided by the right personal assistant could enhance the quality of life of a senior; with that, HomeWell was born.

HomeWell provides their franchise owners with complete pre-opening training support to help them prepare for their grand opening.  They also provide a comprehensive five-day training session that gives new franchisees a sense of confidence right from the start.  After the training, a dedicated project manager will continue to provide support all through the eight week post-training plan.  Once franchisees have completed the post-training, they will work closely with HomeWell's expert sales team to guide them through their proven sales process.

HomeWell also provides onsite territory development to reinforce the sales practices received during their core training.  Their dedicated sales professionals will visit the franchisee's site to support their sales efforts.  After the visit, PCA will provide support with weekly coaching and encouragement calls.  The calls are an opportunity to role-play through situations, provide guidance in strategic marketing, help identify potential referral sources, and strategize on the overall growth of the business.

HomeWell is passionate about helping their franchise owners succeed in building high-margin businesses that provide excellent services and value to their communities.  Their continued training programs provide all the resources you'll need to accomplish this.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Hapa Yoga & Fitness
Cash Needed: $80K
Total Investment: $167K-$316K
Current Locations: 3              

Hapa Yoga & Fitness was founded by Tina Knight in 2012 in San Diego, CA.  After the birth of her first son Nicholas in 2011, Tina realized how difficult it was to adjust to motherhood and maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Tina, like many other moms, had a difficult time finding childcare services on demand so that she could turn to her mat.  It was at this time that Tina realized there was a need for a studio to support families and offer a variety of classes that would provide parents with time for self-care, meditation, support, and weight loss by offering on-site child care.

Hapa Yoga & Fitness is a studio committed to helping people make mindful differences for their health and well-being.  Hapa is a rare studio that offers yoga, fitness, kids classes, childcare and wellness for the entire family.


What Makes Hapa Yoga & Fitness Different?
  • Inclusive, convenient, flexible services
  • Yoga & Fitness services tailored to individuals and families
  • Family-friendly studio model
  • Onsite childcare and kids classes
  • Spa-like facilities & amenities
  • Convenient class schedule
  • Flexible pricing options
  • Community atmosphere
  • Deeply rooted in Wellness Lifestyle
Hapa provides their new franchisees with:
  • Site selection guidelines, studio layout and design assistance
  • Operations Manual
  • Initial 10-day Training Program at Hapa Yoga University
  • Grand opening marketing and advertising support
  • List of approved vendors and suppliers
  • Franchisee portal with additional training guides and templates for operations and marketing
  • National marketing, advertising and PR
If you're an entrepreneur with a passion for yoga and fitness or the wellness industry and want to get in early on an innovative concept in your community, give us a call to learn more about Hapa Yoga & Fitness.

For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
California Tortilla
Cash Needed: $250K
Total Investment: $378K-$697K
Current Locations: 54                                           
California Tortilla is a unique fast casual restaurant that serves "California style" Mexican food.  They source the best ingredients from local farm-to-table purveyors and use only premium proteins.  Their salsa, guacamole, queso and sauces are made fresh daily and are never frozen.  In fact, there's no freezer on site.  Their menu is chef-inspired that not only caters to individual customer needs but also offers bold and exciting flavor profiles in their signature products.

California Tortilla provides their franchisees with:
  • Initial Training - 3 week training that consists of 37 hours of classroom and 163 hours of on-the-job training (POS system, catering, financial management, and food preparation)
  • Ongoing Support - assisting with creating marketing & operating budgets, profit & loss management and staff training
  • Field Support - corporate team makes monthly visits to franchise location to provide onsite support
  • Marketing - create grand opening strategy and offer ongoing marketing initiatives in the form social media assistance, PR, and local advertising
  • Annual Meetings - held at their corporate office in MD
California Tortilla's business model proves that if you are hyper-focused on providing a high quality product and a great customer experience, then you will be successful.

California Tortilla is currently looking for individuals who share their passion for providing a best-in-class experience, products and customer service and want to partner with entrepreneurs who are hungry to succeed, grow into multiple locations and bring customers a quality product unlike anything they've experienced before.  A strong restaurant background is a plus, though is not necessarily a firm prerequisite.

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
SpeedPro Imaging
Orlando, FL

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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