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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...
Gotcha Covered
City Publications
Fantastic Sams
Solar Universe
Sertinos Cafe
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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Gotcha Covered
Cash Needed: $47K-$76K
Total Investment: $47K-$76K
Franchise Locations: 60   

Gotcha Covered sells virtually everything for the interior of a window, both for the residential and commercial markets, including blinds, shades, shutters, window film and fabric treatments like draperies, curtains, swags & cascades and hundreds of other custom window treatments and accessories.


Gotcha Covered is the only company in the world that - on a laptop computer or a digital TV - can emulate their customer's rooms with colors and textures with their exclusive 3D Décor Creator technology. This 3D software technology brings an interactive experience to their customers. They can dress their windows, 100% to scale, with thousands of products and design options and price everything instantaneously.

A Gotcha Covered franchise provides a lifestyle business with extraordinarily high margins and extremely low operating expenses, all within a cash flow friendly model. As a Gotcha Covered franchisee, you can enter the business and be successful with absolutely no prior industry experience. All you need is the willingness to promote your products and services using their proven strategies, tools and programs. With their 3D Décor Creator, you have a huge sales advantage and save hours of arduous and error prone paperwork.

As a new franchisee, you will spend two weeks at their corporate training center in Denver, Colorado, where you will learn how to coordinate accessories, choose the right fabrics and decorative hardware, managing, marketing and operating your business, and most importantly, how to use their exclusive 3D Décor Creator technology.

Right out of training, you will be assigned a personal representative whose sole purpose is to help you launch your business. The representative will coach you on how to market your business in your local territory, and will help you create a personalized marketing plan based on your target market, budget, personal situation, and business goals. Gotcha Covered has all the tools you need to continuously run a successful business right form the beginning. 


For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
City Publications
Cash Needed: $75K  
Total Investment: $100K
Franchise Locations: 40      
City Publications produces a beautiful, affluent lifestyle cooperative direct mail piece. By using 4 color glossy postcards, they showcase the most exclusive and unique products and services throughout each metropolitan area targeted to the most active consumer - the affluent homeowner!

Their targeted high income and high market value homeowner responds to their upscale direct mail piece because it is professionally packaged, personally addressed and features the products & services they spend significantly on. By providing this cost effective direct mail piece, local market businesses save money, receive more customers for their products & services and continue to utilize their proven, successful marketing program.

If you are searching to own a home-based, business-to-business opportunity, City Publications could be the perfect fit for you. This opportunity is unique because they know exactly how to create interest for their affluent homeowner with direct mail pieces and email marketing campaigns. They also know how to build product awareness and demand for their program in each city through their successfully proven sales and innovative marketing programs.

City Publications will provide all the training you need to get started, along with ongoing support to insure your success with this lifestyle business.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154

Fantastic Sams
Cash Needed: $75K
Total Investment: $109K-$236K
Franchise Locations: 1200   
Fantastic Sams is the largest full-service hair care franchise. Their goal is to make each customer look and feel fantastic. They offer lots of services, like haircuts and styles, up-dos, straightening, coloring, highlights, and texturizing. They also offer beard and mustache trims, facial waxing, as well as rejuvenating hair treatments for stressed or damaged hair. Their stylists are professionals who are always up-to-date on the latest styles and trends.

Fantastic Sams also offers their own line of salon products that includes shampoos, conditioners, and styling aids that are specially formulated with our own FantasticComplexTM, which strengthens, smoothes, and adds shine to hair. Best of all, their line offers you salon products at a fraction of what products at other salons cost.

When you join the Fantastic Sams family of franchisees, you will receive both local and national support through their ongoing management training, educational programs and national conferences, as well as advertising and other benefits. Their ongoing support focuses on those things that make a difference to the bottom line-recruiting and retention of stylists, training stylists to keep them up-to-date on the latest styles, trends and products, and marketing and product sales. Hair care experience is not required to own a successful Fantastic Sams franchise.
For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Solar Universe
Cash Needed: $150K
Total Investment: $120K-$320K
Franchise Locations: 41     


Solar Universe is a rapidly expanding Solar Energy company based in Livermore, CA that serves homeowners, businesses and government/non-profit organizations with professional installation, design and permits, maintenance, and financing options for solar energy systems.

The Solar Universe solution is a unique service concept that is delivered through a network of owner-operators. Each territory is operated by a licensed and certified contractor that is trained to the highest standards. Their install teams are lead by construction veterans in roofing, electrical and estate home building. These are crews that are familiar with roof penetrations, complex wiring and all levels of building codes and have been in the construction business for over 60 years. Their customers' solar installation is designed and installed to last for 25 years and beyond.  


Solar energy is a cornerstone to the explosive movement to Alternative and 'Green' energy production, carbon/environmental minimization, and decreased reliance on imported oil. It is also one of the fastest growing industries in the US. There is no better time than now to get In on this explosive growth. 


For more information, Click here

Or call 800-401-9154
Sertinos Cafe
Cash Needed: $120K-$225K
Total Investment: $325K-$620K
Franchise Locations: 12       
Sertinos Cafe as an upscale fast casual specialty restaurant that offers excellence in quality sandwiches, salads, and soups; artisan espressos and coffee drinks; as well as delicious desserts and at many locations - premium ice cream treats. Their cafes offers a warm and inviting environment complete with appealing warm woods, overstuffed furniture, warm earth tone interiors, Wi-Fi and a classic cafe audio experience.

Whether or not you are experienced in the restaurant business industry, Sertinos will help get you acquainted with the tools and knowledge needed to thrive. In their initial and ongoing training programs, you will learn what it takes to be in the hospitality business and what a Sertinos Cafe is all about.

Their comprehensive training programs consist of two main parts: an up to five-day classroom-style program and an up to 14-day session of in-store training. Their classroom-style programs are held at their corporate offices where they will focus on teaching you management and operational skills. They will review of all the information in the Sertinos Operations Manual that you can later use as a reference guide for your daily store operations, as a problem solving tool and as an aid for training staff. Their in-store training program will give you a hands-on experience on how to run your store smoothly, especially, on Opening Day.

Sertinos is all about hospitality, quality and variety. They take pride in their ability to serve and please their patrons. Their many years of experience give them the knowledge needed to be able to provide the best quality offerings, an important value to their franchise community.
***Master Franchise Opportunities Available***


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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