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 SEPTEMBER 2016 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

Spirit Halloween was founded in 1983 and acquired by Spencer's in 1999.

Spirit stores open in late August through early November each year.

Spirit Halloween established Spirit of Children in 2006 to raise money to support the Child Life department at hospitals across the United States.
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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.
      

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
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Hallmark Homecare
Cash Needed: $33K-$46K
Total Investment: $33K-$46K
Total Locations: 73       
 
Hallmark Homecare was founded by Steve Everhart in 2012 as a "sister company" to The Senior's Choice.  Steve created The Senior's Choice in 1999 which is now the most recognizable membership network of independent senior care providers in the world and the Hallmark Homecare team consists of The Senior's Choice executives.

Steve developed Hallmark Homecare for those families who want a lower cost option; to maintain decision-making control regarding care issues; to ensure greater continuity of caregivers and to enjoy a stronger direct bond with the caregiver.  Since its inception a few years ago, the response to Hallmark Homecare has been overwhelming and is a disruptive force to the traditional agency model of care, as families seek a more affordable alternative to in-home care and caregivers seek higher wages.

Senior care is one of the fastest growing industries in North America and will continue to grow rapidly over the next 30 years as the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement.  In 2003, Americans spent roughly $44 billion on out-of-pocket/private pay in-home senior care services and this number is expected to increase - creating an enormous long-term opportunity for business owners.  Currently, demand for services outstrips the ability of providers to meet that demand, and future demand will only increase.  Furthermore, the escalating cost of in-home care is creating increasing demand for alternative care solutions that blend affordability, quality, reliability, legality and protections.  Hallmark Homecare is poised to meet this rising need.

For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Computer Troubleshooters
Cash Needed: $15K
Total Investment: $17K-$83K
Total Locations: 400                 

Computer Troubleshooters is the largest international network of locally owned and operated IT service franchise offices.  Launched in 1999, Computer Troubleshooters has more than 400 franchise locations worldwide in over 28 countries.  Over the past 15 years, they have grown and evolved with the IT Services industry to provide their clients with cutting edge products and solutions tailored to fit the unique needs of small business and residential clients.

Computer Troubleshooters franchise owners are technology experts and have access to the resources of a large international company, giving them the ability to offer their clients customized technology solutions, products and competitive pricing.  However, since they are locally owned and operated, they can focus on delivering the highest level of personalized local service and building a long term trusted relationships.


The IT Services Industry is continuing to grow at a rapid pace, with no signs of slowing down.  Computer Troubleshooters is working to stay ahead of industry trends and working side-by-side with their franchisees to develop and help maximize revenue opportunities.  Businesses and consumers need experts who can ensure their computers, mobile devices, and networks will always be up and running properly.  Computer Troubleshooters franchise owners have the opportunity to be these experts.

For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Soulstice
Cash Needed: $86K
Total Investment: $86K-$164K
Total Locations: 1      
 
Founders, Ann Brooks and Kent Lemburg began Soulstice in 2004 to provide skilled manual therapies to persons undergoing any type of surgery.  In addition to their specialty, Peri-operative Therapy, the goal of Soulstice is to offer quality Health Maintenance massage therapy for general aches and pains, or simply to relax and feel great.   Their specialty massage therapy services also relieves post-operative depression and anxiety, enhances one's ability to sleep, increases circulation and helps the body repair itself.

Soulstice therapists are highly skilled at integrating soft tissue techniques to meet a variety of client needs.  Their therapists come to Soulstice with many years of massage therapy experience - working primarily with physicians and the medical community.  They use their knowledge of the body to create an individualized client treatment plan, ultimately restoring and influencing the surgical rehab process.


Soulstice Peri-operative Therapy:
  • Speeds up the surgical recovery process
  • Facilitates lymph flow
  • Alleviates pain
  • Eliminates swelling and bruising
  • Softens scar tissue
  • Smooths out lumps and bumps
  • Regenerates nerve pathways
Benefits of owning your own Soulstice:
  • Quality of life business opportunity
  • Affordable investment level
  • Low start-up costs
  • Interact and receive support directly with the founders
If you are looking for a special quality-of-life business, have the desire to help people feel better in their bodies and lives by providing a valuable service, and impassioned by working within the trillion-dollar wellness healthcare industry, Soulstice may be what you're looking for.
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Zaniac
Cash Needed: $156K-$303K
Total Investment: $156K-$303K
Total Locations: 9                               

Zaniac is an active inspiring place where real math and technology learning is fun.  Zaniac engages K-8 students in supplemental Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education - giving them real academic advantage at their regular school plus the skills and motivation they need to succeed in life.

Zaniac offers enrichment courses and programs like Computer Programming, Zaniac Robotics: LEGO®, Game-Based Learning: Minecraft™, Game Modding, Tinkering, 3D Printing, Chess, Touch Typing, and Edison Club - programs designed to motivate students to want to learn more math.

Each Zaniac campus also offers uniquely compelling features for franchise owners, including:
  • A state-of-the-art STEM Curriculum, presented to students through a customized pedagogy that combines fun, peer-based learning and hands-on engagement with the latest technology.
  • A proprietary online assessment-based approach that demonstrates what a student already knew and has learned after every class through Milestones and Achievements.
  • The Zaniac Campus Operating System (COS) - their turnkey, cloud-based solution that allows Zaniac owners and campus managers to concentrate on sales and improving their customer's experience rather than operational friction points such as scheduling and accounting.

The Zaniac team is passionate about improving the lives of students and parents in communities across the country.  As a campus owner, you will make a significant, positive impact on the families and schools in your community - both on the lives of the students you serve and the entire community by raising the bar on STEM education.  Bringing Zaniac to your community creates real, long-lasting improvements in the outlook, confidence, and academic success of students - both K-8 students as customers and the local high school and college students who serve as instructors.  Many Zaniac instructors, some of whom are now attending Ivy League colleges, report that teaching at Zaniac was the most important vocational and academic activity of their high school experience.


For more information,  Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
House of Bread Bakery Cafe'
Cash Needed: $100K-$125K
Total Investment: $157K-$347K
Total Locations: 8                                

House of Bread Bakery Cafe' specializes in fresh made breads and pastries.  They are dedicated to providing the most nutritious and best tasting products available.  They bake all of their products the same way Grandma made hers - by hand, using all-natural ingredients.

Whether it be wheat flours sourced from the golden hills of Montana, the best tasting chocolate or locally grown produce, they only bake using the best quality and all-natural ingredients.  House of Bread Bakery Café uses honey in most of their breads, which acts as a natural preservative; they never use artificial chemicals or preservatives.



As a new House of Bread Bakery Cafe' franchisee, you will receive:
  • Training and support
  • Site selection assistance
  • State-of-the-art POS system
  • Employee training materials
  • Accounting and payroll systems
  • Proven recipes
  • Advertising an promotional assistance
House of Bread Bakery Café has created a business model that provides owners strong margins and allows them to be an important part of the communities they serve.  They are not your typical par-baked café or restaurant - all of their breads are baked from hand onsite using wholesome ingredients and all-natural processes.  House of Bread Bakery Cafe' Franchising is a natural fit for those who aren't afraid of hard work and are ready for a rewarding and successful business environment.
Or call 800-401-9154
Master What is an Area Representative or Master License?
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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
 
Five Star Painting - Sarasota, FL        
$67,000
Opened Opened 2008
2015 Gross Sales = $257,000

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