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In This Issue
Educational Links
Use Your IRA/401K to Fund Your Business
The Fear Factor of Buying a Franchise
Buyer Checklist
Did you know...
Kona Ice
Fish Window Cleaning
1-800 Water Damage
Zippy Shell Mobile Storage
What is a Master Franchise?
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Educational Links
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.

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Our Business is Finding You the Right Business 
Kona Ice null
Cash Needed: $20K-$40K
Total Investment: $105K-$120K
Franchise Locations: 409  

One warm summer evening when Tony Lamb, founder of Kona Ice, followed his precious, young daughter out to the street as she rushed to meet the ice cream truck. The scratchy music grew to a deafening (and annoying) pitch as the truck stopped. Soon a bare-chested driver covered in tattoos and body-piercings appeared at the window to take her order.

The child was frightened and jumped back before saying in a timid voice, "I'll take a...a...a...popsicle!" When Tony saw his trembling daughter place her order despite her fear, he realized just how powerful the draw of the ice cream truck could be. That got him thinking: What if the truck had been clean and welcoming? What if the music had been clear and joyful? What if the treats for sale had been fresh and less expensive? And what if the driver had been clean-cut, uniformed and mannerly? And from that, Kona Ice was born.


Kona Ice is the largest & most established mobile shaved ice brand in the country; voted #1 as Top New Franchise, #21 as Best Home-based Franchise, and #27 as Fastest Growing Franchise in 2013 by

Know Ice will provide you with hands-on, in-depth training on how to run your business, as well as, provide you with continuous marketing support, progressive design in their products, & buying power like no other. With its low investment, low fixed royalty, low overhead, and mobility, it makes it one of the easiest franchises to own and operate. 


For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Fish Window Cleaning 
Cash Needed: $40K  
Total Investment: $55K-$127K
Franchise Locations: 250     
Fish Window Cleaning, the premier choice in low-rise commercial and residential window cleaning company, was founded by Mike Merrick in January 1978. Based on growing demand and his success, Mike realized there was a need for this service in other markets. He used his 20 years of experience to create the Fish Window Cleaning franchise system. In 1998, the first FISH franchise opened in Tampa, FL.

Fish Window Cleaning specialize in cleaning: ground level storefronts, one, two, and three story office buildings, restaurants, banks, churches, schools, and homes. They also offer a variety of cleaning services including:
  • Interior/Exterior Window Cleaning
  • Storm Windows
  • Window Sills
  • Mirrors
  • Gutters
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Construction Clean-Up
  • Skylights
  • Screens
  • Chandeliers

FISH's support begins immediately once a new franchisee joins FISH. The dedicated Training Director walks new franchisees through the pre-training steps and then oversees their time in training school. New franchisees are also assigned a dedicated District Manager who assists them in developing a customized business plan, helps them in the many areas of training school such as bidding, mapping, employee hiring, etc., and then is the first person who shows up in their market to help them build the business. As a new franchisee, the District Manager is your lifeline for any and all questions.


In addition to the District Manager, there are also key people who support you in areas including marketing, human resources, vendors, national accounts, tech support, and sales. Along with the staff support, their support system includes annual and regional meetings, proprietary software, an intranet with online manuals and document library, a preferred vendor program, and a franchisee network committed to your success.


For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
1-800 Water Damage null
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $109K-$160K
Franchise Locations: 70  
1-800-WATER DAMAGEŽ is a national emergency water damage restoration company. From inception, their restoration professionals have been equipped and ready to respond at anytime to customers affected by water or flood damage. Day and night, they have helped thousands of customers minimize their water damage loss by addressing their situation immediately. There services also includes mold removal and sewage cleanup.

As a franchisee, you will receive hands-on training, as well as, operational training at their state-of-the-art National Training Center, which is comprised of training classrooms and a residential home, built inside their training center, to provide you with the optimum training environment. The first week of training consists of a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on technical training in their on-site flood house.

Their Operations training consists of one week of classroom instruction in Administrative Procedures, Management Systems, Proven Methods of Operation, and Effective Marketing Techniques. You will also see, firsthand, their 1-800-WATER DAMAGEŽ office in full operation.

As a franchisee, 1-800-WATER DAMAGEŽ franchise system enables you to become part of the ever growing water damage restoration industry that is grossing over $5 billion annually. With their experienced franchise management staff and comprehensive training program, you will receive all the tools, expert assistance, advice, guidance and support that you need to start and operate your own 1-800-WATER DAMAGEŽ franchise. 
For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Zippy Shell Mobile Storage null
Cash Needed: $300K
Total Investment: $300K-$1.3M
Franchise Locations: 36     


The Zippy Shell concept was founded in 2007 in Australia by Gareth Taylor and Adam Gilchrist, and was one of the first mobile storage businesses in that country. The business was operated in Australia for two years, building a customer base of over 500 storage customers before being sold as a Master Franchise to Grace Removal Group, one of Asia's largest moving companies.

In 2010 Zippy Shell USA, LLC launched the business in the United States. Their mission was to bridge the gap between the convenience offered by portable storage and the cost effectiveness of traditional storage. When you are looking for a storage provider, Zippy Shell offers the best value solution in today's market. They deliver their storage containers to you in their street registered Zippy Shell Units. This is a key benefit because so many restrictions exist in today's market prohibiting storage containers to be left behind at a consumer's home or a workplace. Their containers sit inside of the Zippy Shell unit while you pack your goods.


Zippy Shell USA is committed to providing a nearly turnkey solution to running and growing a self storage and moving business. They understand that the thought of entering into these industries may seem challenging to many entrepreneurs. That is why they are completely dedicated to making the process of building your business easier and more cost effective.

For more information, Click here

Or call 800-401-9154
Cash Needed: $100K
Total Investment: $328K-$577K
Franchise Locations: 38      
PIRTEK USA is a mobile service that will arrive, remove and replace your failed hydraulic hose with the PIRTEK Proven Product. Whether it's hydraulics, specialized assemblies, industrial or rigid tubing, their trained professionals are well equipped to provide you with timely, quality service.

The PIRTEK System began in 1980 in Australia. Coming on the heels of success in Australia, in 1989, the PIRTEK System was established in the United Kingdom where it became a leader in the franchise world and was named Franchise of the Year. In 2000, the PIRTEK System was given a prestigious honor and was named the International Franchise of the Year. With PIRTEK firmly established as a world leader in franchising, in 1996, the PIRTEK System then crossed the ocean and came to the United States.

PIRTEK has redefined the business format to allow their locations to keep growing when other franchise concepts have reached their plateau. Now with over 300 locations, the United States, will in fact, become PIRTEK's largest market. You will find PIRTEK businesses in a number of countries around the world, including Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, China, England, Germany, Ireland, Kenya, Mongolia, Nambia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Tanzania, Wales and Zambia.

PIRTEK franchise owners worldwide have come from many walks of life. With backgrounds such as banking, sales, marketing and industrial management. Operating as a well-supported business format franchise system, a PIRTEK franchise owner acquires the rights to establish, own and operate one or more PIRTEK locations in their own exclusive geographic territories. PIRTEK's turnkey system gives the franchise owner the opportunity to open their doors on the first day of business with a fully operational business along with trained and certified employees.

The PIRTEK USA Franchise Support Center will provide you with on-going technical, computer and sales support. The business-to-business aspect of owning a PIRTEK franchise is exciting. With a worldwide successfully proven system, owning a business for yourself enables you to take control of your future. 


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
Direct: 800-401-9154 


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