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Use Your IRA/401K to Fund Your Business
The Fear Factor of Buying a Franchise
Buyer Checklist
Did you know...
Money Mailer
Elements Fitness
What is a Master Franchise?
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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.
To learn more about this option, call Diane Rosenkrantz with
Tenet Financial Group
888-901-3335 x 9,
option 2. Mention Quest Franchise Adviory Group to receive a special discount.
The Fear Factor of Buying a Franchise




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.


Nine out of 10 franchises succeed.


Eight out of 10 independent businesses fail within the first five years.


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 experiences with other franchisees. 
5) Formalized training and marketing programs to help ensure your success.



This newsletter is designed to inform and educate individuals considering business ownership. Each month, we select five businesses from our database of over 500 businesses to feature in detail. Our goal is to show you there really is a franchise to fit just about any budget or skill set. If you have that entrepreneurial spirit and would like help making your dream a reality, give us a call 800 401-9154.


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At Quest, Our Business Is Finding You The Right Business

Cash Needed: $25K
Total Investment: $25K
Since 2005, CreditCRM has provided the most complete credit repair business opportunity on the market. CreditCRM has helped hundreds of companies start their own successful and ethical credit repair business. Credit repair is a high growth, unlimited income potential, business with a high degree of automation.

CreditCRM is a complete and inexpensive turn-key product created by the Jamison Law Group, one of the nation's first credit repair law firm. This product is designed to make you a true credit specialist. CreditCRM offers this opportunity to both businesses and individual entrepreneurs who are looking to start a credit repair business. This product is often utilized as a supplemental business opportunity for mortgage, real estate, tax and financial service professionals. An out-of-the-box turn-key product, CreditCRM provides all of the training and systems needed to build a successful credit repair business. You will be able to help your clients increase their credit scores in order to get loans approved. CreditCRM helps you automate the process. What used to take hours when done manually by credit repair companies can now be done in a fraction of the time.


CreditCRM offers you all the training, paralegal support, credit repair software and marketing materials you need to start your own credit repair business. This powerful business opportunity package that will get you up on your feet and running your successful credit repair business almost from day one. Previous experience in the industry is not necessary.


Training and Support:

  • Full Training Program (30-40 hours)
  • Proprietary web-based Credit Repair and Sales software
  • Live four-day Seminar held twice a year
  • Weekly Webinars on Industry related information
  • Bi-weekly coaching calls with Industry Experts
  • Unlimited Paralegal Support

For more information, Click here

Or call 800-401-9154
Money Mailermoneymailer
Cash Needed: $50K  
Total Investment: $60K

Direct mail is one of the most powerful and cost effective methods for local business owners to reach out to consumers to increase traffic, revenue and loyalty. Money Mailer's shared mail product combined with their online and social media channels make you a true marketing consultant who can solve the needs of business owners in your community. 


Money Mailer franchisees provide valuable marketing expertise to local, community-based businesses. Their targeted, integrated marketing solution delivers attractive, money saving offers to consumers in the mail, on the Internet, to their mobile devices and social media. ALL INITIAL LEAD GENERATION IS PROVIDED including hundreds of pre-set sales appointments and pre-designed custom ads for actual target accounts in new franchisee's top business categories. 2012 was one of the best in their 33 year history with record franchisee ad sales and profits  with stronger growth forecasted for 2013. Coupon usage is soaring and they have RE-INVENTED local business marketing for the most underserved market segment in the US: 26 million local, community-based businesses. Each exclusive protected territory has an unlimited prospect base.


Training and Support:

  • Two weeks in Money Mailer University classroom
  • Four weeks in territory with a Personal Coach
  • Dedicated internal Customer Care Expert
  • Personal Art Coordinator
  • 24/7 Intranet Site
  • Quarterly Sales Meetings
  • Annual Convention
For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Cash Needed: $65K  
Total Investment: $185K
Drive down any street, walk into any business, notice vehicles of all sizes wrapped in pictures and graphics or visit a tradeshow and the opportunity for building a business in the sign industry will become very clear. Today, more than ever, businesses-small and large are seeking ways to increase their visibility and make an impact through the use of signs.
Signworld is a national organization with more than 250 independently owned sign companies, which provide commercial custom signage and graphics. It's personable, creative, rewarding and ideal for people-oriented individuals who come from all walks of life, such as bankers, secretaries, and construction workers, and have the desire to learn how to manage a sales and production business. No prior experience with graphic arts is neccessary.
Signworld affiliates are a cut above traditional sign companies. The ongoing support and training provided along with state-of-the-art equipment will leave the competition behind. But most importantly, with Signworld, you own your business entirely and there are no royalties.
Training and Support:
  • Four week Training Program includes: Technical and Operations Training, On-the-job and On-site Training
  • Online Technical Support
  • Owners' website for weekly webinars on Sales and Marketing Coaching
  • Annual Convention
For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
elements Fitnesselementsfitness
Cash Needed: $40K-$100K
Total Investment: $170K-$650K


elements for women™ was founded in 2004 and is the only full-service fitness brand for women. Their popular health clubs range from 2,500 - 10,000 square feet, and offer award-winning amenities such as memberships, personal training, group fitness classes, yoga, pilates, weight loss products and other services throughout a network of upscale, boutique style health clubs.

elements™ differs from other health club providers in its "balanced" approach to a healthy lifestyle. The Miami-based company maintains proprietary design and brand trademarks, as well as proprietary operating, marketing, and software systems. The company also owns and operates fitness facilities throughout the United States under the name "elements diet and fitness." In addition, the company maintains several important digital platforms, including an online "web club", full-scale online monthly magazine, online consumer guides, central owners intranet, and digital club support platforms.

elements for women is a niche player in the 30-65 year old female marketplace. The brand is a mid market cap leader, and seeks to be a one-stop location for health, fitness, and lifestyle needs. The elements™ brand seeks to create communities based on the philosophies of empowerment, healthy living, and vitality.

Training and Support:

  • Full assistance with site selection and rollout
  • On-site training
  • Pre-opening support
  • Ongoing Sales and Marketing assistance
  • Proprietary Operating Software
  • Proprietary Intranet-based Training and Diet Modules

For more information, Click here

Or call 800-401-9154
Cash Needed: $150K   
Total Investment: $350K


Zoup! began in 1997 as an idea the company's founders pondered as they were building their first soup-related food service business. That original company, which manufactured and distributed wholesale soup and spice products, gave the partners kitchen-door access to some of the top chefs and managers at hundreds of restaurants. And it gave them the chance to confirm what they suspected all along...First, that good soup, really good soup was hard to find. Second, that soup has powerful intangible qualities that elicit feelings of comfort, warmth and well-being for many people. And third, that there was a strong demand in the marketplace for the kind of authentic, hand-crafted, fresh soups that customers love to eat, but seldom cook for themselves.

Encouraged by the enthusiasm of the many chefs they spoke to, and armed with their industry experience and passion for soup, the founders teamed up with a talented chef who understood their aspirations and believed in the strength of their concept. Then they got to work on the careful trial-and-error process that involved hundreds of recipes, and weekly group tastings in which scores of participants completed formal evaluations of each potential recipe.

It was this two-year process that, ultimately, yielded Zoup!'s hundreds of exclusive soup recipes, and that made way for the company's category-defining quick-casual concept. And with this important piece of the puzzle in place, the partners sold their original business and turned their attentions full-time to rolling out the Zoup! concept.

Franchisees Benefit from a Strong Brand in a Fast-Growing Segment. With the same "Everything Matters" philosophy that ensures quality, satisfaction and convenience for their customers, Zoup! has created the infrastructure, systems and support programs that give franchisees the tools they need to build their own successful businesses.


In addition to the opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind, exciting business that has a proven record of success, Zoup! franchisees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Strong niche positioning consistent with consumer preferences.
  • Low cost of entry relative to other food franchise concepts.
  • Single units and, for qualified candidates, multiple units/semi-absentee operation gives candidates greater financial flexibility and security.
  • Simplified menu items require little prep and allow for a "front of house" focus.
  • Availability of great territories.
  • Proprietary web-based POS (Point of Sale) system.
  • Z!Net business management system tracks and drives franchisees' productivity and profitability.
  • Fast-Casual segment is the fastest growing in the restaurant industry.

For more information, Click here

Or call 800-401-9154
What is a Master Franchise?

Some franchises have opportunities known as Master or Regional Developers. This involves the development of a geographic region that can be as small as a portion of a state or as large as an entire state. 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 a Master or Regional Developer opportunity can start as low as $150K depending on the franchise and geographic area.

For more information on this unique opportunity, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
If you would like to learn more about this month's Featured Franchise or Business Opportunities or any of our other 500+ affiliated franchises, you may contact me directly by calling 800-401-9154. This is a free service, so give me a call.

Dave Struck

Dave Struck


Quest Franchise Advisory Group


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