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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
Halloween Express was started in 1990 and is based in Owenton, KY.

The company consists of two divisions. One division supports their retail store and franchise operations. The other supports their online e-commerce operations.

While most of the Halloween Express retail stores are seasonal (August-November), some remain open year round.
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.  
Hobby Quest
Cash Needed: $10K
Total Investment: $48K
Current Locations: 28
Hobby Quest is an accomplished after school enrichment program provider, currently offering hands-on educational programming to over 300 schools throughout New York and New Jersey, and introducing new hobbies and skills to over 4000 children each school year.

With a combination of quality, trained instructors, a perfect balance of fun, hands-on, educational programming and original, unique curriculum-based activities, Hobby Quest has continued to grow consistently and quickly.  Since 2009, Hobby Quest has added additional hands-on hobby themed enrichment programming such as "Making Magic", "Fashion Design", and "Kids 'n Cameras"; which quickly became favorites for students, parents and administration.  Now, not only are they inspiring future aviators and engineers, but they also have aspiring performers and amazing magicians, creative designers and fashionistas, and imaginative photographers and artists.

Hobby Quest's franchisee business model has been developed as a home-based business.  The one-stop-shop service aspect makes it extremely convenient and the highly advanced operation methods makes their programs effective allowing one person to do the job of three people and three to do the job of six.
To ensure quality and consistency, Hobby Quest operates a network of support in the vital areas related to the development and operation of each franchise.  You are the owner of your franchise with the solid backing of a world class organization.
  • Database of schools in your area - email and mailing lists
  • All marketing materials
  • Sales center service dedicated to your area for the first three months/first 20 programs to get you started
  • Legal and accounting guides
  • Operation manuals, videos and online training classes
  • Headquarter representative visiting your location
  • Ongoing training and support
  • Direct line to corporate support team 24/7
  • Conference phone meetings with other franchisees
  • Annual training at corporate office
  • Hobby Quest website that will promote your location as well as a mini-site dedicated to your area
Hobby Quest's proven system and support are designed to help you craft your business.  And ultimately, you will have the flexibility to extend your franchise in the different directions that match your lifestyle and works best in your area. 
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Creative Colors International
Cash Needed: $89K
Total Investment: $95K-$122K
Current Locations: 84  
Creative Colors International is the leader in the mobile repair, reconditioning, protection, and color restoration of leather, vinyl, fabric, plastic and carpeting in the automotive, furniture, commercial, and residential markets.  They offer the latest advanced equipment, products, and repair processes in the industry.  The certified technicians at CCI can revitalize the interior of your automobile, boat, furniture, plane, or RV, by restoring and enhancing their natural beauty and strength.  These skilled craftsmen meticulously eliminate scuffs, scratches, gouges, scrapes, rips, tears and color fading, that occur over time due to normal wear and tear.  Even water-damaged and fire-damaged pieces can often be repaired to like-new condition.

Here is a business that appeals to many markets, and offers savings and convenience that make replacement services obsolete.  Creative Colors International puts tremendous growth potential at your fingertips and features modest start-up costs, complete training and ongoing support.

As an expert technician of Creative Colors International, you restore damaged items to like-new condition while providing your customer a significant cost savings versus replacement; sometimes as much as a 90% savings.  Creative Colors International offers the motivated entrepreneur the opportunity to operate a proven business, which provides immediate income and unlimited potential for growth.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Five Star Bath Solutions
Cash Needed: $40K
Total Investment: $76K-$141K
Current Locations: 34                 

Five Star Bath Solutions was founded in 1996 as Bath Solutions in Ontario, CN.  The bathroom remodeling company experienced growth through franchising with locations in various parts of Canada.  Acquired by franchise developer Five Star Franchising in 2013, Five Star Bath Solutions expanded to the U.S. with corporate headquarters moving to Spanish Fork, UT and its first U.S. location opening in 2014.

Five Star Bath Solutions is advancing the bathroom renovation industry through innovative technology, custom products and attention to customer service.  Using innovative software, Five Star Bath Solutions professionals will deliver a detailed estimate for your bathroom renovation project.  They are focused on delivering the highest quality bathroom renovation service in the industry, while becoming the premier bathroom renovation company.  By connecting with ambitious entrepreneurs in local communities, Five Star Bath Solutions looks to expand its services throughout the United States and Canada.

Five Star Bath Solutions franchise opportunities are ideal for professionals with experience in management, sales and marketing.  Five Star Bath Solutions is currently looking for entrepreneurial-minded individuals to join in their success.  Buying a Five Star Bath Solutions franchise isn't an investment in a new job, but in a new lifestyle.  You are your own boss and you have the opportunity to change the lives of the customers you meet while changing your own life in the process.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Flirty Girl Lash Studio
Cash Needed: $100K
Total Investment: $300K
Current Locations: 10                

Flirty Girl Lash Studio is an upscale lash and brow studio that is dedicated to consistently providing high customer satisfaction by rendering excellent services, using their quality Flirty Girl proprietary products in a uniquely furnished and upscale atmosphere.

Flirty Girl Lash Studio's simplified business formula for their franchise owners allows for ease of management, instead of working in the business you are able to work on the business.  Their business model creates a high recurrence of visits with their committed clientele coming every one to three weeks.  The daily natural eyelash cycle occurs, which in return creates a need for maintenance and reapplication of new individual lashes, this requires ongoing upkeep and repeat demand.

Flirty Girl's state-of-the art studios along with their top-notch stylists set the highest standards in the beauty industry.  With their consistent beauty innovation works, Flirty Girl is always ahead of other lash salons.  Flirty Girl Lash Studio owners are positioned for success with remarkable growth.
For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Athletic Republic
Cash Needed: $60K
Total Investment: $200K-$539K
Current Locations: 41                                            
Athletic Republic is not a place to simply work out, it's where you will become a better athlete.  Athletic Republic Training Centers have more than 500 performance trainers helping athletes develop a competitive advantage.  The Performance Trainers are encouraged to complete Athletic Republic's three extensive certification levels in biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports nutrition, exercise science, and the practical adaptation of the training programs to meet each athlete's goals by utilizing certification on their proprietary equipment, protocols and training solutions.  Most of their trainers have either played or coached at the highest levels of their sport, gained professional certifications (CSCS, ACSM, NASM) and have graduate degrees in exercise science, biomechanics and athletic training.  Athletic Republic prides themselves on having the most qualified staff in the performance sports training industry.

If you have a passion for sports and fitness, now's a great time to be getting into the industry.  The studio fitness training market is large and growing rapidly - best estimates are approximately $10 billion per year, or just over a third of the overall U.S. fitness industry.

Athletic Republic centers are at the forefront of emerging trends in fitness.  They're not simply gyms selling monthly memberships to a space containing workout equipment.  Athletic Republic offers small-group, structured training backed by extensive research and years of experience to deliver measurable performance gains.  With their time at a premium, athletes of all ages are looking for this more individualized approach to get the most out of their training time.

Athletic Republic Training Centers come in two forms: Training Center (3,000-3,500 square feet) or Training Clinic (associated with hospitals, PT practices, chiropractic practices, etc.).  Just like their "One Size Fits One" approach to athlete training, the size and format that's right for you is unique, dependent on your own circumstances: your location, the spaces available to you, the size of your market, your overall vision for the center, etc..
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
Naples & Fort Myers, 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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