SEPTEMBER 2019 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
Merry Maids was founded in 1979 in Omaha, NE by Dallen Peterson.

Merry Maids joined with ServiceMaster in 1988 and formed a network of service companies, headquartered in Memphis, TN, including ServiceMaster Clean, Terminix, TruGreen, Furniture Medic, and AmeriSpec.

Merry Maids currently has approximately 485 locations throughout the U.S..
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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, just like yourself, 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 expert assistance finding just the right business, we can help.
    

You are never charged a fee for our services.
Featured Franchise Opportunities
ecocountertopsUSA
Cash Needed: $5K
Total Investment: $48K
Current Locations: 14       
                    
ecocountertopsUSA is an environmentally friendly solution to resurfacing your countertops.  They use a revolutionary eco-friendly spray-on application that can quickly transform your kitchen or bathroom countertop into a modern masterpiece.
 
Their new rapid curing seal coat technology provides an incredibly durable finish and leaves your countertop ready for use that evening.  In the unlikely event your countertop gets damaged in the future, the technician from ecocountertopsUSA can come back and do an invisible patch for a nominal fee, leaving it looking like new again. 

 
  
ecocountertopsUSA is a fast growing, high-revenue producing company looking for dealers nationwide.  Their proprietary, two-step spray process produces the most economical, longest lasting surface for countertops, shower surrounds and tubs and only competes against a new countertop, tub or shower stall.  There is no other resurfacing paint or product that compares to the lasting quality of their system, so their comparison is simple: they make the surface look new at a fraction of the cost of putting a new unit in and their surface is guaranteed to last and last.
 
This is an excellent full or part time business for women and men alike.  The independence from owning a highly profitable business can let you quickly become financially successful.
 
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
CarePatrol
Cash Needed: $58K
Total Investment: $72K-$88K
Current Locations: 150                            

CarePatrol is the nation's largest senior placement franchise and provides a free service to families in search of assisted living, memory care homes and in-home care for their loved ones.  CarePatrol will personally meet with you, pick you up, and take you on a guided tour of their recommended communities which are based on the specific individual needs of your loved ones.

CarePatrol is a fast growing and potentially very lucrative business for the right candidate.  If you enjoy building relationships, you can be very successful with this business.  CarePatrol provides ongoing training and resources to help their franchisees become the trusted advisor their clients have come to expect.

CarePatrol is a low cost investment opportunity with high earning potential.  Their straight-forward business model is home-based and turn-key, allowing you to keep overhead extremely low, while you get your business up and running quickly.

More seniors need care now than ever before - and the phenomenon commonly known as the "Silver Tsunami" isn't going to slow down anytime soon.  The Population Reference Bureau reports that the senior population will reach 100 million by 2060 - making this the best time to enter the senior care industry.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Device Pitstop
Cash Needed: $75K
Total Investment: $101K-$173K
Current Locations: 10 

Device Pitstop is a retail and repair store that buys, sells, trades and repairs laptops, tablets, and smartphones of all varieties, from Apple products to Windows and Android.  They provide quality refurbished and factory re-certified laptops and other personal devices at high value retail prices.  At every Device Pitstop store, customers will find a clean, open layout, a great product selection and a friendly, professional staff that provides excellent customer service.
   
 
 
The electronics industry is growing exponentially.  As tablet, smartphone and laptop sales continue to outpace desktops, it's easy to see that mobile computing is the future.  Mobility gives business travelers, students and casual users the freedom to experience their digital life wherever and whenever they see fit.

Device Pitstop operates in a unique, low-competition space within the electronics industry.  While retailers selling new devices are cutting margins to the bare minimum just to compete, Device Pitstop offers used and re-certified devices at a great price with naturally high profit margins.  Customers appreciate the high value that Device Pitstop provides, as well as, the environmentally friendly aspect of the business.  Customers also count on Device Pitstop for the hardware, accessories and service know-how to keep them connected to their digital world.  This provides one-stop shopping for customers and higher sales numbers for store owners. 


For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Mack's Tenders
Cash Needed: $100K
Total Investment: $178K-$390K
Current Locations: 5  

Mack's Tenders was founded in 2015 with a concept that is focused and easy to execute.  The menu features one item; fresh, never-frozen chicken tenders that are either breaded and fried or lightly seasoned and grilled.  The tenders are served either alone or on a bun and are paired with signature sides and a choice of 30 sauces and flavors.  This concept allows Mack's Tenders to deliver the highest quality product to customers quickly and conveniently.  It satisfies the fast-paced lifestyle with a menu that is easy to eat on a lunch break, in the car, or on the go.



Mack's Tenders was founded by Mike Rosenberger, a Jacksonville, FL native, who has 30 years of experience in the franchising business.  He is the founder of Dick's Wings and Grill, which he grew into a successful franchise business with 40 locations.  Mike and his team are committed to growing Mack's Tenders with a group of passionate, family-oriented franchisees.


What sets Mack's Tenders apart from the competition:
  • Fresh, Never Frozen, Chicken Tenders Fried with a Light Panko Crust
  • Healthy Grilled Options
  • Choice of Waffle Fries, Sweet Potato Tots, and Crinkle-cut Fries
  • Chicken Tender Tacos
  • Chicken Tender Wraps
  • New York Style Sour Pickles
  • 30 Flavor Sauce Bar
  • In-Line Locations with Smaller Footprint, Lower Initial Investment and Lower Operating Overhead
Mack's Tenders' original target audience was 19-40 year olds who grew up eating chicken tenders.  However, they quickly found their customer base to be much larger and are currently serving their delicious chicken tenders to every age group from 3-90.  This is a menu item that is loved by most of the population and even those with discerning taste or looking for a healthier option can find a Mack's Tender to match their palette.  No other single QSR food item has such broad based customer appeal!


For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
The Donut Experiment
Cash Needed: $100K
Total Investment: $275K-$300K
Current Locations: 8                           
 
The Donut Experiment began life in 2012 as Anna Maria Donuts in Anna Maria, FL.  The original mad scientists are the husband-and-wife team of Shawn and Cecilia Wampole.  Hailing from the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania, the couple was surprised to find that there was not a donut shop on Anna Maria Island when they vacationed there.  What originally started out as a joke about opening a donut shop, eventually led to, after some number crunching and careful planning, the couple quitting their jobs, selling their house and moving to Florida.

Shawn and Cecilia always liked boutique-style donut shops and wanted their shop to be more of an experience.  So they decided to create a shop where the donuts were made right in front of the customers, and the customers were able to decide what THEY wanted on THEIR donuts.  Much to the couple's surprise and pleasure, both the residents and visitors of Anna Maria Island embraced their concept and helped them to become one of the most popular restaurants on Anna Maria Island.


Following in the wake of their local success, Shawn and Cecilia have decided to try and bring their concept to a larger audience.  Hence, The Donut Experiment was born.  The new name represents both the work that is done in the shop and the fact that the couple's journey has been their own "donut experiment."  They are actively searching for likeminded people who want to become a part of the Donut Experiment team and open their own location.

The Donut Experiment is a franchise model that stands apart from any other of its kind with its boutique-style donuts are made to order and customers can get creative with their donut creation.  While founded and proven in Florida, The Donut Experiment is poised to expand throughout the U.S..

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
 
Fibrenew
Cherry Hill, NJ
$100,000

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.