NOVEMBER 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
Petland was founded by Ed Kunzelman in 1967 and is currently based in Chillicothe, OH.

Petland sells products and services worth about $300M in the U.S., South Africa, Canada, Japan, and Mexico

Petland currently operates 131 stores in the U.S., and at least 63 in foreign markets.
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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.  
 
Mobility Plus
Cash Needed: $30K
Total Investment: $30K
Current Locations: 16 
                    
Since 2007, Mobility Plus has provided mobility equipment to aging Americans, those with disabilities, and veterans.  They have served federal, state and local governments to equip their employees and clients with the freedom of mobility.  Over the last 10+ years, their business has grown from a single-man operation to a national franchise.

Mobility Plus combines the best value with the most reliable mobility products in the industry and are committed to supporting their customers' desire to stay active and mobile.

 
 
Mobility is not a fad.  The population is aging and wants to stay at home for as long a possible.  Appliances like stairlifts and other home improvements help people age in place, staying independent and at home.  Millions of Americans need to make home improvements and additions to stay in their homes.  A Mobility Plus franchise lets you be a meaningful part of the solution.
 
Investing in the mobility device industry will give you the tools you need to tap into a growing market of consumers.  Mobility Plus offers flexible opportunities to franchise including stand-alone businesses and add-ons to existing contracting or home services businesses.  As a Mobility Plus franchisee, you can serve your customers through four distinct channels:
  • Retail - Serve customers directly within your territory
  • VA - Corporate government contract gets you in the door to develop relationships with the hospital and clinic buyers
  • Partners - Partner with your local healthcare community, encouraging networking and referral opportunities
  • Rentals - Rent products to customers
By franchising with Mobility Plus, you have the backing of a nationally recognized brand and access to contracts with product manufacturers, along with a reputation for excellent, reliable and trustworthy customer care, giving your clients peace of mind.
 
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
A Better Solution
Cash Needed: $43K
Total Investment: $60K
Current Locations: 13   
 
A Better Solution In Home Care (ABS) has been helping individuals and families with their care needs for over 18 years.  ABS has a full service staff available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  Their staff are experienced, professional, caring and ready to meet your needs.  From comprehensive home care services to placement assistance and wrap around care management,  A Better Solution In Home Care is ready and able to help individuals and families with a wide variety of needs.


 
A Better Solution In Home Care is an affordable franchise opportunity in the growing homecare industry with large territories, a unique service model and in-depth training.  ABS's business is built around exceptional client care and the ABS brand represents the best option for people needing assistance.  The ABS franchise concept provides a great opportunity to be involved with a business focused on helping others that presents a viable path to lucrative earnings and financial freedom.

Benefits of an ABS franchise are:
  • Large and flexible territories available
  • Fast ramp-to-revenue processes
  • Low fees and aggressive growth model
  • Comprehensive, active and hands-on franchisee support program
  • Active and passive ownership models
The ideal ABS franchise owner:
  • Is compassionate, driven and personable
  • Has a working knowledge of marketing practices, financial management and staff management
  • Has the desire to build a service-oriented business
  • Has the ability to effectively engage a variety of constituents
For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Jabz Boxing
Cash Needed: $100K
Total Investment: $100K-$180K
Current Locations: 21                  

Jabz Boxing Fitness for Women is a 45 minute circuit workout that combines boxing exercises with cardio, strength training, plyometrics, and numerous other functional exercises used to produce maximum results for your body.  Each daily workout will be demonstrated by one of their certified Jabz Trainers, followed by 37 minutes of a fast moving, full body, high intensity boxing inspired circuit.  Workouts change everyday to ensure your body will be constantly be challenged.  The Jabz workout is for anyone and everyone.



In 2012, Len Hayko, Jr. and Kimberlee White decided to create the first boxing studio dedicated to women in the country.  Both Len, a true entrepreneur, and Kimberlee, a special education teacher, recognized that there were four key ingredients to creating a fitness focused, women-only, successful boxing studio: great workouts, great instructors, great music and a great environment.  They opened their first studio a year later in Scottsdale, AZ and have been perfecting their high-energy, boxing-focused concept ever since.  Now, almost five years later, Hayko and White have partnered with like-minded fitness enthusiasts to allow others to benefit from the Jabz experience.

As a Jabz Boxing Fitness for Women franchise owner, your overhead is low and your opportunities for profit are high.  Your income opportunities include:
  • Custom web page built and linked to Jabzboxing.com for members to purchase all your memberships, sessions, and merchandise
  • Class session fees
  • Monthly membership fees
  • Jabz Challenges
  • Retail sales of merchandise (Jabz apparel, Jabz gloves, and Jabz supplements)
For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Acai Express
Cash Needed: $60K
Total Investment: $143K-$378K
Current Locations: 19                 
 
In July 2013, Hector Westerband, an avid surfer, founded Acai Express in his homeland of Puerto Rico.  Beginning with a single food truck in Guaynabo, Hector wanted to promote a healthy lifestyle centered around the nutrient-rich acai berry.  The rapid popularity of his food truck meant he quickly expanded the brand to open franchises elsewhere on the island.

At Acai Express, their mission is to provide their customers with the best experience with the highest quality products.  They strive to promote a healthy existence by offering customers a lifestyle brand with products that benefit the minds, the body, and the soul.  Acai Express's products are created with the active and health conscious consumer in mind creating a socially responsible business model.



As an Acai Express franchisee you will benefit from distinct competitive advantages.  Corporate provides an innovative marketing program with a unique and lively shop design.  Their menu offers 100% organic "Grade A" acai with other high quality products and has all day sales potential.  With three flexible business models, Acai Express provide a system that is simple to operate with no experience needed.  Their franchise model offers a low cost entry, with protected territories, comprehensive training and an experienced corporate management team.
  
For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Funtopia
Cash Needed: $300K
Total Investment: $628K-$1.9M
Current Locations: 4                                             
Funtopia sets the trends in healthy active entertainment and truly believes in this lifestyle.  It was created to combine sport with fun and to offer thrills and excitement to families and friends alike.  Based upon the vision of a place that inspires visitors and empowers their imagination, Funtopia creates an interactive and socially engaging environment.  Each Funtopia offers a one-of-a-kind adventure that invites visitors to experience new sensations such as climbing the back of a dinosaur, exploring the caves' secrets, jumping off the edge of a skyscraper, hiking on aerial obstacles, sliding down an extraordinary slide, test their performance in a Ninja course or jump the trampoline field.

Furthermore, Funtopia takes pure open space activities such as playing hide and seek, chasing friends around the neighborhood or climbing trees, and recreates them in an enriched and safe indoor environment.










Funtopia business philosophy capitalizes on a growing trend towards healthier, active lifestyles.  More than just a place for kids to play, Funtopia is an adventure park where family and friends challenge themselves.  Their mix of sports and fun, coupled with an amazing brand experience, has enabled their locations to enjoy the benefits customer loyalty.

Funtopia is different than most businesses.  Their culture, their customers, and the Funtopia brand experience is the "icing on the cake" to a solid business model that allows you to grow your income and reach long-term wealth goals.  Every Funtopia is built upon and reflects their core values: Safe, Fun, Active, Courteous.

Funtopia's franchisees love the brand, culture, and business format.  However, the main reason franchisees love Funtopia is the resources and support they receive from their corporate headquarters.  The Funtopia team is comprised of development, operations, and marketing professionals focused on individual franchisee success.
 
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
 
The Barre Code
Miami, 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.