known for its "31 flavors" slogan has introduced over 1,000 ice cream flavors since 1945.
The company's founders, Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins, were brothers-in-law. (Burt married Irv's sister Shirley in 1942.)
The top 5 selling Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavors are Vanilla, Chocolate, Mint Chocolate Chip, Pralines 'n Cream and Chocolate Chip.
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!
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 600 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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Cash Needed: $15K-$90K
Total Investment: $15K-$90K
Franchise Locations: 25
OneClick Cleaners is a cutting edge online, mobile dry cleaners franchise that provides dry cleaning and laundry services, tailoring, shoe repair, as well as other service-related conveniences for single & multifamily homes, apartment complexes, office buildings, retail centers, schools or any other institutions on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis.
OneClick Cleaners offers their franchisees:
- Technology: The only dry cleaner franchise to offer a unique interactive online customer sign-up and account management system delivering new customers right to you.
- Low Investment: No store or machinery needed.
- Low Risk: Dry cleaning is a stable and proven industry.
- High Margin: On average, 50% or more return on gross revenue.
- No Experience Necessary: You will receive complete and thorough training in a real world dry cleaner franchise.
- Marketing & Advertising: Exclusive Customers First™ marketing strategy, advertising library and marketing materials to help you succeed.
- Home Based Business: Work full or part time, and set your own schedule.
- Scalable: Start exclusively as a mobile operator and expand to a full retail operation.
Since local plants will be doing the actual work, the majority of your time can be focused on growing your business and not on cleaning clothes. Once a customer signs up for the service, all aspects from scheduling, delivery manifests, item log-ins, payments, notifications plus many other convenient features are done right through the web-based system; keeping the customer on a recurring schedule and creating a steady source of income and cash flow quickly.
Cash Needed: $69K-$89K
Total Investment: $96K-$144K
Franchise Locations: 23
Founded in 1991 and originally known as National Appeal, Renue Systems is a provider exclusively to the hospitality industry of comprehensive deep cleaning and restoration services of carpets, drapes, upholstery, tile and grout, and marble/natural stones, among other surfaces.
Renue Systems is a North American-approved Avendra vendor and have preferred partner status with a number of hotels including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Best Western, Fairmont and others. With nearly 30 offices throughout North America and overseas, they are able to address scheduled maintenance needs, emergency situations (such as floods, stains, odors, VIP visits and QA inspections) and many specialized requests (including smoking, cooking and pet rooms) promptly. Since their founding in 1991, Renue Systems has serviced thousands of limited and full-service properties.
As a Renue Systems' franchisee, you will work with high-profile customers in the exciting hospitality industry. You will receive:
- Your own exclusive territory, where you're a preferred vendor who can sell and service international customers locally
- Affiliation with a growing franchise system that gives you extensive support
- Operating in a market leadership position in a specialized segment
- Serve as both a cost-saver and revenue generator for your customers
There is no previous experience necessary. This is a complete, turnkey business package, which includes the finest proprietary equipment and supplies, as well as full training, marketing materials, and business building support; so you can start your business immediately.
Batteries Plus Bulbs
Cash Needed: $100K
Total Investment: $194K-$410K
Franchise Locations: 525
Batteries Plus Bulbs is the nation's largest and fastest-growing franchise of its kind; offering a comprehensive selection of more than 45,000 batteries, light bulbs, and related products and services to meet the increasing demands of retail consumers and businesses at both national and local levels. With over 25 years of experience, Batteries Plus Bulbs has become the uncontested leader in the battery and light bulb markets, differentiated by superior knowledge, product availability and expertise. Over the past two decades, portable devices such as smartphones and laptops have been continuously evolving; creating a greater demand for the number and quality of batteries needed to power them. The phase-out of incandescent light bulb production by 2014 has sparked the need for consumers to start looking for new energy-saving lighting options for their homes and businesses. Batteries Plus Bulbs is well positioned to capture the demands of both of these rapidly growing industries.
As a franchise owner, you will benefit from:
25 years of experience
Over 600 stores in 46 states plus Puerto Rico
- A strong business model
- An established brand name
- Comprehensive training
- Outstanding support with product management, real estate, store opening day, field support,and marketing
The Batteries Plus Bulbs franchise opportunity offers being part of a concept based on fundamental needs and is anchored on providing expert knowledge and service to both retail and business customers.
Bad Ass Coffee Company
Cash Needed: $35K
Total Investment: $200K-$270K
Franchise Locations: 50+
The Bad Ass Coffee Company™ is a rapidly expanding, high-profile and well-established franchise in the growing gourmet coffee service industry. They offer a unique edge that they call the "Bad Ass Coffee Culture", which is described as "Coffee With An Attitude." Their unique and desirable brand targets the emerging youth culture in the 18 to 30 year old demographic.
One of the most important aspects of any business is the name. The Bad Ass Coffee Company™ name is a highly distinctive trademark name your customers won't soon forget. Their exciting and highly visual store locations are fun, up-beat and a pleasure to manage. Most of their stores can be run, effectively by only two employees - even during peak hours. Their systems and operations have been highly refined to provide you with the highest possible return on your investment in the shortest amount of time possible.
As a franchisee, The Bad Ass Coffee Company™ will provide you with everything you need to get your business on its feet, from site selection, store build-out, training, store grand opening, and on-going service and support. Their store locations and their entire company outlook offer a fresh, fun and exciting approach to the business. Add to this, the fact that their primary product is the finest 100% American grown Kona coffee, and you've got the perfect blend for success.
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Cash Needed: $125K-$175K
Total Investment: $400K-$600K
Franchise Locations: 143
Since 2000, Pump It Up has been the premier destination for private kids' birthday parties. They specialize in clean, safe, climate-controlled, larger than life inflatables and more. While Pump It Up was founded on great birthday parties, they are also open for Open Jump, Special Events where they celebrate many seasonal holidays, and Group Events like field trips, fundraisers and team parties.
Pump It Up began franchising in 2003 and now has over 140 open franchises. They are currently the largest chain in the kids' inflatable franchise. Being the largest inflatable party franchise has provided the opportunity for Pump It Up to invest in being the best kids' franchise concept. By pushing for constant innovation, they are able to stay ahead of the curve and provide their franchisees with the competitive edge to succeed in children's entertainment.
|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 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.
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.
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