NOVEMBER 2017 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
Christmas Decor was founded in 1986 by Blake Smith. It started as an off-season supplement to his landscape business and as a method to provide year-round work for his employees.

Christmas Decor is based in Texas and operates in more than 350 markets in 48 states and Canada.
Resources
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.

Consultation services provided free of charge to our clients.
RSVP Publications
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $50K-$150K
Current Locations: 80           
 
RSVP Publications, first established in 1985, is now one of the largest direct mail advertising companies in the nation.  RSVP designs, prints, and mails 4-color picture postcards, advertising the more "upscale" local businesses to the wealthiest 20% of North American homeowners.  RSVP eliminates wasted circulation by mailing to the homeowners who are most likely to buy.

 

RSVP offers a time-tested and rewarding franchise opportunity. Thousands of clients have used RSVP for over 30 years.  With this experience, they know what works for their clients.  RSVP is a concept that gives their franchisees a winning combination.
  • Very affordable, turnkey system
  • No inventory or equipment needed
  • Home or Office based business
  • Over 30 years of history & building brand awareness
  • Five days of intensive training held at RSVP Corporate Headquarters
Some RSVP franchise owners have begun with little or no sales experience and no experience running their own company.  Included with this franchise opportunity is a full five days of training to fully learn how to run your business and sell the product easily.  Plus, you will receive support to help you on a daily basis to help make your RSVP franchise as successful as possible.

If you are professional, self-motivated and organized, RSVP Publications may be the franchise opportunity you're looking for.

For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
REDRHINO Flooring
Cash Needed: $63
Total Investment: $63K-$134K
Current Locations: 5               
 
The REDRHINO epoxy flooring company was formed in 2005 by Michael D. Kenealy, a former IT manager who saw an opportunity to create a different kind of business to meet the growing demands of construction companies and building managers.  By applying some of the quality control and customer service methods he learned in the technology world, Michael was able to launch a new kind of epoxy flooring company - one focused on professionalism, timely service, and precise work.  REDRHINO is a premium epoxy coating supplier and installer committed to doing the industry's best work.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
REDRHINO's Regional Partners model is designed to provide their partners with a complete and proven business strategy and all the support to be successful.  Each of their franchisees receives the same training, regardless of experience, to truly learn and understand the REDRHINO way.
 
The REDRHINO Starter Package includes:
  • Intensive training in their Los Angeles Corporate office that includes complete installations, the sales process, marketing and how to run your regional office
  • Licensing to Salesforce and Conga and training in these sales tools
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for online marketing
  • A personalized page on your website catered to your region
  • A start-up supply of epoxy and access to their product at an exclusive franchisee rate
  • 24/7 support from Corporate
REDRHINO has developed the complete business model.  The front-end of the franchise model markets and sells services which allows the franchisees to build their client base quickly and efficiently.  The back-end of the franchise model provides high-end services and epoxy application professionally and efficiently to their customers.

If you are a professional individual with a strong work ethic, a dedication to client service and have the drive and commitment to build your own business, consider partnering with REDRHINO.  Their proven systems and business model will lead you through the process and be there every step of the way. 
 
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
IPG Florida Vacation Homes
Cash Needed: $165K-$288K
Total Investment: $265K-$288K
Current Locations: 15                        
 
The International Property Group (IPG) was formed in 1990 in the UK by Graham Greene.  It began with the marketing of properties for sale in Florida and soon expanded its activities to include properties in Spain, Cyprus, Tenerife and South Africa.  Due to the demands of the market, the Florida division of IPG expanded rapidly and became the most active division within the IPG Group of companies. 
 
IPG Professional Management, Inc. is a full service property management company specializing in the management and short-term rental of absentee owned homes.  Its rental division, IPG Florida Vacation Homes, has become a major player in the vacation rental marketplace.

In 2016, IPG acquired an interest in the established management company of Bay Pointe Property Management and Bay Pointe Vacation Rentals.  This acquisition extended IPG's inventory to include condominiums close to the beaches and splendid beachside residences with multiple bedrooms, bathrooms and even elevators.

 
IPG has developed their franchise opportunity through their company IPG Franchising, Inc..  IPG Franchising, Inc. establishes qualified teams as franchisees of the IPG system.  Each franchisee functions as a small to medium sized management company providing a personal and high quality service to their clients.  However, as a part of the IPG organization, each franchisee benefits from the support and other advantages that comes with being a part of a larger enterprise.  Such advantages include a large inventory of homes to rent and, consequently, to attract major touring companies.  Another major benefit is the utilization of the skills, experience, connections, systems and branding that IPG has been able to compile over the years.
 
The IPG opportunity is not just for a new business but for a new lifestyle too.
 

For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Plato's Closet 
Cash Needed: $75K
Total Investment: $253K-$400K
Current Locations: 468                                       
Plato's Closet is a retail-resale brand aimed directly at one of the marketplace's most demanding and discerning demographics: teens and twenty-somethings.  Using their "ultra-high-value" approach to the resale industry,  they have been able to create a vibrant, kinetic retail experience that not only keeps up with the latest trends and fashions, but builds loyalty with young customers and families who are looking for affordable options and appreciate the opportunity to sell their clothes that no longer fit or meet their personal style.



Plato's Closet is part of the Winmark Corporation which also includes Play it Again Sports, Music Go Round, and Once Upon a Child.  For nearly 30 years, Winmark has distinguished themselves as the largest, most successful and most respected retail-resale franchisor in North America.  Much of this has to do with how they develop their franchisees and their commitment to making their stores as successful as possible.

As a Plato's Closet franchisee, you can expect:
  • Franchised system that serves franchisee success
  • Extensive training program
  • Ongoing operations and marketing support
  • Powerful POS system and online cloud platform
  • Rock solid relationships with third-party vendors
  • A robust corporate infrastructure that is ready to support
With Winmark Corporation, business franchising is fully supported and not just a transaction - it's the start of a business relationship.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
spavia
Cash Needed: $150K
Total Investment: $346K-$633K
Current Locations: 15         

spavia- 'via' in many languages means route or pathway: spavia is the route or journey to wellness.

spavia opened its doors in 2005 with a mission and vision of making a positive difference in the world, one guest at a time, and delivering an exceptional experience to their guests.  Today, they are doing just that and their focus on creating the best experience with the best products and spa treatments is stronger than ever.  There services include: massage, skin care treatments, body wraps, waxing, eyelash extensions, and many more.

 

The spavia design delivers the ultimate beauty along with efficient functionality.  From their exterior signage to their relaxing interiors, every detail is deliberately created to provide guests with complete relaxation.  Their colors are very warm and inviting.



The spavia brand is a system that is structured to deliver exceptional results.  From their design and marketing, to their systems, protocols and processes, everything is defined to strive in delivering these results on a consistent basis.  Their franchisees need to feel comfortable following the concept, so the brand, service and quality are always consistently delivered.

Spavia's discovery process begins with a Meet-the-Team Day in Centennial, CO where you will meet the founders and the supporting team.  During this visit, you will also experience spavia's resort-like individualized spa services for yourself.

Spavia's goal is to help their franchisees be as successful as possible.  If you have a passion for the spa industry, spavia provides an opportunity with amazing potential.  Spavia franchise owners have the opportunity to change their lifestyle with the ability to have more flexibility.

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, the size of the population and the geographic area.
For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Master This Month's Featured Resale
 
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Fayetteville, NC
$250,000

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.