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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
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) was founded by Colonel Harland Sanders who began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in Corbin, KY, during the Great Depression.

The first KFC franchise location opened in Salt Lake City, UT in 1952.

Today, there are over 18,875 KFC locations in 118 countries and territories around the world. KFC is the second largest restaurant chain in the world by sales, after McDonald'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.

At Quest, 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, give us a call.  There is never a cost or obligation for our consulting services.  Below are just a few examples of the hundreds of business opportunities that we work with.

Our Business Is Helping You Find The Right Business
Corporate Cleaning Group
Cash Needed: $35K
Total Investment: $35K-$60K
Total Locations: 11       
Corporate Cleaning Group (CCG), is a full-service commercial cleaning and janitorial company that specializes in cleaning churches, schools and medical facilities.  CCG will design the right package of services needed for your facility's employees and customers to stay healthy and productive.  Due to their flexible scheduling, you only pay for the services that you need; you can choose from an ongoing arrangement - daily or weekly, or hire them on a pay-per-project basis.

Corporate Cleaning Group is currently expanding and looking for select individuals to join them as franchisees.  When you join CCG, you will become part of a team that cares about your business as much as you do.  CCG has already invested the time and money to create a proven business model; all you have to do is perform within the business model -  they provide you with a great support system and you'll benefit from their years of success in the commercial cleaning industry.

Reasons to choose Corporate Cleaning Group:
  • Low start-up cost
  • Classroom training at the corporate training facility and on-the-job training in your franchise location
  • Complete support in all facets of your business
  • National business contracts
  • Operations manual, employee manual, and training manual are provided
  • Sales and marketing research are provided
Corporate Cleaning Group is looking for driven, business-minded individuals to start a franchise in one of their available markets.  Their franchising model provides you with the branding, tools, and education to join a successful cleaning company focused on B2B sales with high customer retention to earn you more profits and long term success in your business.

For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Bubble Bus
Cash Needed: $45K-$50K
Total Investment: $91K-$112K
Total Locations: 5                 

The Bubble Bus is the world's most sure-fire way of spreading joy and bubbles to people of all ages.  The first and only mobile business of its kind, the Bubble Bus and its interactive bubble-making magic can appear anywhere you want to attract or entertain a crowd.

Bubbles can create special effects indoors or outdoors for concerts, high school dances, parades, and college pep rallies.  Having bubbles at preschools and day camps provides fun for children of all ages.  Bubbles can make birthday parties, weddings, milestone celebrations, retirement community gatherings and corporate picnics a more special event.

Bubble Bus has a ten-year proven track record of success.  With the freedom of flexible scheduling and low overhead & operating expenses, Bubble Bus is truly a lifestyle business.  Some of the top reasons for becoming a Bubble Bus franchisee include:
  • Your Bubble Bus vehicle comes to you completely built-out and ready to go
  • Their tried-and-true strategies for marketing are provided
  • A Three-day training program
  • You will own the only Bubble Bus franchise in your territory
  • The freedom and flexibility to schedule appearances
  • Third party financing available
The Bubble Bus business is a home-based mobile special events business that provides you with an excellent secondary family income and can be expanded into a full-time business by adding additional territories, if you desire.

For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Budget Blinds
Cash Needed: $100K
Total Investment: $100K-$202K
Total Locations: 1068     

Budget Blinds was founded on the principle of providing high quality window coverings to consumers in a highly convenient way and at prices that fit almost every budget.  Today, the Budget Blinds franchise system still strives to provide consumers with superior products through convenient, complimentary in-home consultations that include measuring and professional installation.  Every year since 1996, Budget Blinds has been voted the #1 window coverings franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine, and was named as an award winner in Franchise Business Review's 2015 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards.

Regardless of the economy, homeowners are continuously sprucing up their homes, making Budget Blinds one of the top home-based franchise opportunities.  From 2014 to 2019, retail sales of hard window coverings in the U.S. are projected to grow by an average 6.0% per year, and soft window coverings (including hardware) in the U.S. will grow by an average 5.7% per year.

Budget Blinds believes that solid initial and ongoing training are key to the growth of your Budget Blinds home-based business.  It starts with a two-week comprehensive franchise training session that will help you with office set-up, local area marketing, and product knowledge.

Budget Blinds is looking for driven individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit, sales expertise, and a passion for customer service.  As a Budget Blinds franchisee, you will benefit from their unwavering support in everything from marketing to operations to ensure the success of your business.

For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Kale Me Crazy
Cash Needed: $100K
Total Investment: $187K-$290K
Total Locations: 8                               

Kale Me Crazy is a superfood cafe' that offers juices, smoothies, salads, and wraps in a sleek upscale environment.  Their mission is to support a healthy lifestyle through the use of fresh, organic,and raw foods.  USA Today recently named Kale Me Crazy the "#1 Juice Bar in the Country".

The Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) space is jam-packed with unhealthy food concepts.  Increasingly, people are demanding fresh, healthy and nutritious foods that taste good.  Kale Me Crazy provides a super-nutritious, diverse menu in a clean and community-oriented environment.   The demand for healthy food is on the rise, and Kale Me Crazy is determined to meet that demand.

Kale Me Crazy is looking for people who share their passion for healthy living.  Their ideal franchisee is someone who loves the idea of serving healthy, great tasting food, becoming part of the local community, and a person who loves people.   At Kale Me Crazy, there is total commitment to your success, f rom creating new products to keeping the concept fresh to implementing better systems for their franchisees;  their goal is to make Kale Me Crazy the best it can be for both their customers and their franchisees.  You, now, have the opportunity to be a part of an established brand with a following that is only increasing, all while helping the world be a healthier place.

For more information,  Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Cash Needed: $125K
Total Investment: $265K-$600K
Total Locations: 6                                

In 2004, Bill Pryor and his sister Alex Klemmer decided to create one of the first independent cycling studios in the country in their Boston neighborhood.  Both Bill, then a corporate executive, and Alex, a stay-at-home mom, recognized that there were three key ingredients to a successful indoor cycling experience: great instructors, great music, and a great environment.  They opened their first dedicated studio a year later and have been perfecting their high-energy, cycling- focused concept ever since.  Now, Pryor and Klemmer have partnered with like-minded fitness enthusiasts to allow others to experience and benefit from the CycleBar experience.


The CycleBar Mission:
  • Create a fun and accessible experience for riders of all ages and fitness levels
  • Ensure every CycleBar ride is an unparalleled multi-sensory, intoxicating journey
  • Hire and retain the very best people
  • Fuel each ride with amazing music, energy-enhancing video graphics and rider-specific performance data in a state-of-the-art CycleTheatre
  • Deliver concierge-level service and an exhilarating experience that goes far beyond a great cardio fitness workout
  • Rock the ride, each and every time
If you are passionate about achieving financial independence, helping others achieve a healthier lifestyle while having a blast, and managing a growing business opportunity, then CycleBar may be the right choice for you.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Master What is an Area Representative or Master License?
Some franchises have opportunities known as Area Representative or Master Franchise Licenses.  An Area Representative License involves the development of a geographic region that can be as small as a single city or as large as an entire state; while Master Franchise Licenses are 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
Molly Maid - North Tucson, AZ       
Opened September 2011
2015 Gross Sales = $384,146

Most franchise systems offer resales.  To find out what's available in your area, send me an email with your city, state, and zip.
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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