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Use Your IRA/401K to Fund Your Business
The Fear Factor of Buying a Franchise
Buyer Checklist
Did you know...
DVDNow Kiosks
Sharkey's Cuts for Kids
Planet Beach
Steak 'n Shake
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.


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.

Our newsletter is designed to inform and educate individuals considering business ownership. Each month, we select five opportunities from our database of over 500 businesses to feature
in detail. The goal is to highlight businesses that will fit a variety of budgets and skill sets. If you have that entrepreneurial spirit and would like to explore your options, give us a call. There is
never an obligation or cost to you for our franchise consulting services.

If you know someone who may be interested in our newsletter, please

Our Business is Finding You the Right Business 
DVDNow Kiosks
Cash Needed: $25K dvdnow
Total Investment: $25K
Franchise Locations: 3000

DVDNow is a supplier of DVD rental kiosks as a business opportunity. More than 30% of all movies are now rented from DVD rental kiosks, and DVDNow enables entrepreneurs to profit from this massive shift to self-service rentals. DVDNow has the largest independently owned network of DVD rental kiosks in the world. Their low initial investment and Expansion Financing enables entrepreneurs who may be looking to start small to quickly grow a large network of DVD rental kiosks. Although technically not a franchise, DVDNow works closely with their clients to provide all the start-up and ongoing support necessary to grow a profitable business. The initial investment depends on the quantity of rental kiosks ordered.

Three Reasons To Consider the DVD Rental Kiosk Industry:
  1. Incredibly fast growing industry - in a very short period of time, DVD rental kiosks have grabbed more than 30% of the DVD rental market
  2. Large number of profitable kiosk locations available in grocery and convenience stores, fitness facilities, health clubs, apartment complexes and university campuses
  3. Movie & Video game rentals/sales are a $40 Billion a year industry

Three Reasons to Consider DVDNow: 

  1. Home-based business with the potential to earn a substantial passive income while providing inexpensive entertainment to the community
  2. DVDNow has the most advanced rental kiosk on the market, with the ability to generate revenue through multiple distinct revenue streams
  3. Proven marketing systems, proprietary industry leading software, group purchasing power, thorough training and exceptional ongoing support

The ideal candidate enjoys being part of the entertainment industry, and appreciates the opportunity to take control of their future.


For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Cash Needed: $50K  
Total Investment: $75K
Franchise Locations: 8  
Bio-One Inc. is the first and only crime and trauma scene clean-up franchise. Due to their knowledge of the industry, Bio-One Inc. is the leader in bio-recovery worldwide. Their marketing campaigns are industry specific, innovative and have been proven successful for years. There will always be a need for crime scene cleanup; as the population increases, so does crime. Because of this fact, this industry is 100% recession proof!

Bio-One Inc. franchises have the ability to grow faster and generate higher margins than any other cleaning or restoration franchise on the market. With the tools and extensive training that is provided, a Bio-One franchise owner can quickly become a market leader.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Sharkey's Cuts for Kids sharkeys
Cash Needed: $96K-$128K
Total Investment: $96K-$128K
Franchise Locations: 42  
At Sharkey's Cuts for Kids, they know that kids and parents want something different with their haircut experience. Sharkey's provides it all: a superior haircut with warm, experienced stylists in a meticulously clean place filled with fun. Children can sit in a Harley Davidson Motorcycle, Barbie Jeep, Hummer, #8 Dale Earnhardt NASCAR , Blue Angel Jet Fighter Plane, Big Red Jeep, Mini Cooper, and Sparkling Silver Mercedes while watching their favorite cartoons and DVD'S.

Older kids will love the chance to play Playstation 3, X-box 360, or Nintendo games and watch some of their favorite sporting events or music concerts through Satellite TV, while getting their haircut! And for those who are waiting for their haircut, they can play video games or receive a complimentary mini-cure!


Sharkey's was voted #1 kids' salon by Nickelodeon Magazine 5 years and running, and they are the only kids' salon ranked as Top Franchise for 2012 by Franchise Times. Their formula for success is all about their multiple sources of revenue: haircuts, birthday parties, toys, hair accessories, jewelry, and lots more.

You don't need to be a licensed cosmetologist or have previous hair care experience to become a Sharkey's Cuts for Kids franchisee. All you need is a great attitude and work ethic, a passion for interaction, a willingness to listen, learn and lead, and a desire to make your Sharkey's Cuts for Kids salon the very best it can be, each and every day.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Planet Beach
Cash Needed: $65K planetbeach
Total Investment: $156K-$309K
Franchise Locations: 250+ 


Planet Beach a contempo spa is a push-of-a-button, self-serve spa which offers affordable memberships to consumers who want to look & feel good, but not spend a fortune doing it. Planet Beach is the first ever automated spa franchise that gives the exact same results and benefits that the ordinary day spa can give, but in less time, with less money, and more privacy. Ultimately, Planet Beach promotes beauty, health & wellness, and an overall healthier lifestyle. They offer top-of-the-line skincare services and products (Planet Beach's private label), relaxation and weight management solutions.  All this, without the need of an attendant because the equipment does all of the work!




Planet Beach offers:
  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Skin Beautification and Wellness Treatments
  • Stress Relief Therapy
  • UV Therapy and UV FREE Therapy (sunless spray)
  • Guided Meditation
  • Detoxification Treatments
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Skincare Products
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Red Light Treatments
  • Weight Management Services
  • And many more services and products 


An ideal franchisee candidate possesses: 
  • Real life experience managing or running a business, but is not required
  • Ability to communicate directly with the franchisees in your market on an ongoing basis, to your staff, and most importantly, to your customers
  • Ability to follow Planet Beach's proven system
  • Knowledge of basic marketing is preferred, but not required

For more information, Click here

Or call 800-401-9154
Steak 'n Shake
Cash Needed: $500K
Total Investment: $1.4M-$2.1M
Franchise Locations: 92  
Steak 'n Shake is famous for its Original Steakburger and hand-dipped milk shakes. Since 1934, the company has developed tremendous brand strength and an extremely loyal following.

For over 75 years, the company's name has been symbolic of its heritage. The word "steak" stood for STEAKBURGER. The term "shake" stood for hand-dipped MILK SHAKES. Gus Belt, the founder, was determined to serve his customers the finest burgers and shakes in the business. To prove his point that his burgers were exceptionally prime, he would wheel in a barrel of steaks (including round, sirloin, and T-bones) and grind the meat into burgers right in front of the guests. Hence, arose the origin of their famous slogan, "In Sight It Must Be Right."

Training and Support includes:
  • In-restaurant training with seasoned staff
  • Support for ongoing, field-based operations
  • Proprietary operations and administration tools
  • Real estate selection assistance
  • Creative and powerful marketing
  • Guidance on hiring and training employees
  • Ordering initial inventory and testing equipment
  • Pre-Opening and Grand Opening Support 

As a Steak 'n Shake franchisee, you will be equipped with all the training and support needed for a successful future in the restaurant business. 


For more information, Click here

Or call 800-401-9154
MasterWhat 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 or 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 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 Business Opportunities or have questions about business ownership, you may contact me directly by calling 800-401-9154. There is never an obligation or cost to you for our franchise consulting services.

Dave Struck 

Dave Struck


Quest Franchise Advisory Group  


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