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SEPTEMBER 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
Schlotzsky's was founded in 1971 by Don and Dolores Dissman in Austin, TX.

In November 2006, Schlotzsky's was acquired by Focus Brands - parent company of Moe's Southwest Grill, Carvel, Cinnabon and Auntie Anne's.

Today, the company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA with 350+ locations worldwide.
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, 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.

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Pacific Lawn Sprinklers
Cash Needed: $10K
Total Investment: $21K
Total Locations: 35         
 
Pacific Lawn Sprinklers was started in 1980 by the Dellafiora Brothers in a single bright yellow truck installing residential lawn sprinklers.  Since then, Pacific Lawn Sprinklers has developed into a company that not only installs and services lawn sprinklers, but also installs and services landscape drainage and commercial irrigation.  With their "regionally managed but locally delivered" service program, Pacific Lawn Sprinklers can deliver that local "neighborhood feel" service with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Their dedicated service representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Benefits of owning a Pacific Lawn Sprinklers franchise are:
  • Franchise Development Team with over 100 years of collective experience
  • Exceptional Classroom and Field Training
  • Grand Opening Support
  • State-of-the-Art Customer Service Call Center
  • Corporate and Regionally Designed Website
  • Corporate Marketing Team
  • Customer Referral Programs
  • Buying Power
  • Quarterly Corporate Newsletters
  • Franchisee Intranet
  • Back Office Bookkeeping Services
For more information, Click here  
Or call 800-401-9154
Assisted Living Locators
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $60K
Total Locations: 26             
 
Assisted Living Locators is an experienced, compassionate team of experts that offers a free service to seniors and their families to help them explore and understand elder care options, information, and resources that are available.  Founded in 2003 by Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators has quickly established themselves as a leader in the industry. 

 
According to the U.S. Census, about 6.5 million older people need assistance with daily living activities.  This number is expected to double by 2030.  Also, the number of persons 80 years or older with incomes sufficient to afford assisted living has increased.  Increased incomes mean increased demands for more options and more customized solutions to living problems.
 
The time is ideal to own your piece of the multi-billion dollar a year assisted living industry.  As an Assisted Living Locators franchisee, you will work with families in your area, helping them to find and tour assisted living homes and communities.
 
Assisted Living Locators is different from other senior-related franchise offering because they do not limit their services to offering in-home care but also offers families the unique ability to explore in-of-home and out-of-home assisted living options.  And more options mean more successful placement for the growing numbers of seniors in need.

For more information,
Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Shack Shine
Cash Needed: $50K-$74K
Total Investment: $70K-$104K
Total Locations: 17                      

Shack Shine was started in March 2014 by Dave Notte who wanted to zero in on the fragmented industry of window cleaning, gutter cleaning, and power washing, and create the world's first international " house detailing" brand.  The next year, Shack Shine joined the O2E Brands Family, which include 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, and You Move Me, and benefited from their successful franchising, marketing, sales, and customer service systems.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Why own a Shack Shine house detailing business?
  • Freedom and Flexibility
  • Corporate Coaching and Support
  • Proven Systems and Processes
  • Proven Business Model and Concept
  • Corporate Marketing, PR, and Customer Service Call Center
Shack Shine is the perfect opportunity for "entrypreneurs" - entrepreneurs looking for their "entry point" to own a business.  Shack Shine is the new face of business ownership.  They pair the dedication and enthusiasm of an entrypreneur with their exceptional business systems, world class support, creative collaboration for quick growth and business success.  
 
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
LemonShark Poké
Cash Needed: $70K
Total Investment: $200K-$280K
Total Locations: 5                                     

Lemon Shark - Unlike other sharks, the lemon shark is a discerning feeder only dining on the best fish that it can find.

Poké (po ke) - Raw fish salad served as an appetizer or entree in Hawaiian cuisine. Poké is the Hawaiian verb for "section" or "to slice or cut". 



LemonShark Poké is an upscale, fast casual restaurant inspired by the lemon shark's discerning taste of only choosing the finest fish. They use the perfect cuts of fish to create dishes that are as unique and special as the lemon shark itself.   LemonShark Poké restaurants offer customers a comfortable, inviting, yet sophisticated eating environment with clean modern architecture and a little Hawaiian flair.
 
 
LemonShark Poké offers their franchisees comprehensive training and ongoing support which includes:
  • Online, Interactive Training - one week at home
  • Apprenticeship Training - 3-5 days at Corporate Restaurant
  • Monthly Conference Calls
  • Quarterly Visits
  • Business Analysis
  • Corporate Support with Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, and Sales

LemonShark Poké is the fastest growing poké concept in America and they believe that they have the edge to help you become a successful poké restaurant owner. 



For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Lightbridge Academy
Cash Needed: $200K
Total Investment: $525K-$729K
Total Locations: 100       

Lightbridge Academy first opened in 1997 as Rainbow Academy by Guy and Julia Falzarano.  In 2017, the Falzarano's changed the name from Rainbow Academy to Lightbridge Academy.  Lightbridge Academy is a daycare center that known as "The Solution for Working Parents".  They are committed to meeting the evolving needs of working parents while never forgetting that children are at the center of why they are all gathered together. 

 

Since 1997, Lightbridge Academy's core values have drawn together thousands of parents, children, staff, franchise owners and communities to form the supportive relationships necessary for children and families to thrive.  



A Lightbridge Academy center provides franchisees with sizeable and steady revenue from tuition, as well as, support streams that can be considerable.  Each center can generate additional revenue by offering programs such as:
  • Extracurriculars including ballet, karate, soccer, etc. 
  • Back-up care
  • Babysitting for clients' after hours needs
  • Summer camp for enrolled students and school-aged children outside of Lightbridge Academy
When you join Lightbridge Academy, you become part of a family who cares, supports and encourages each other.

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 sharkeys
 
Sharkey's Cuts for Kids
Vancouver, WA
Great Location!
$25,000

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.