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In This Issue
Educational Links
Fun Facts
Use Your IRA/401K to Fund Your Business
The Fear Factor of Buying a Franchise
Buyer Checklist
Did you know...
Bricks 4 Kidz
Zoomin Groomin
PRO Martial Arts
Cooperstown Connection
Menchie's Frozen Yougrt
What is a Master Franchise?
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Fun Facts

Pizza Hut was founded in 1958 in Wichita, Kansas by two brothers.

In 1977, Pizza Hut was purchased from the brothers by PepsiCo.
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.
Click here to learn more about using your retirement account and other funding options that are available.
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 experience 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.  Click here to read what our clients are saying about us.

Our Business is Finding You the Right Business

Bricks 4 Kidz
Cash Needed: $32K
Total Investment: $32K
Franchise Locations: 390          

Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where they learn, they build, and they play with LEGO® bricks.  Programs are built around their proprietary model plans, designed by engineers and architects, with exciting themes such as space, construction, and amusement parks.

This is a very unique and extremely creative Child Services' franchise that provides enriching children's programs dedicated to delivering creative learning experiences resulting in tangible benefits to both the child and franchisee.

Their programs are designed to teach principles and methods of engineering and architecture to children ages 3-12+ using LEGO® bricks.  The company provides classes (both in-school and after-school), camps that enhance and enrich the traditional school curriculum, field trips, birthday parties and parents night out - totaling over 20 different income producing programs to generate revenue to the bottom line for the franchisees.

The benefits of being a BRICKS 4 KIDZ franchisee are:
  • A proven model
  • Requires a modest investment
  • Has NO national competition
  • Quick ROI on your low-cost franchise
  • Has high profit margins
  • Has low fixed overhead
  • Easy to operate
Currently, there is not another LEGOS® franchise/business offering as detailed of a structured programs and profit centered projects as found with Bricks 4 Kidz.

For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Zoomin Groomin
Cash Needed: $60K  
Total Investment: $60K-$167K
Franchise Locations: 9          
Zoomin Groomin is a mobile pet grooming service that arrives at your location in a complete climate-controlled salon on wheels.  They bring your dogs or cats out to their grooming van where the grooming process takes place.  Then, they return your pets to the door without ever leaving your driveway, or your dogs home 'turf'.
Zoomin Groomin uses eco-friendly products and water saving technology, which not only helps the environment but also keeps costs down for the franchisees.  And because they offer a complete service package to pet owners - mobile grooming service, dog walking, and pet sitting, approximately 80% of their business are repeat customers.

Zoomin Groomin franchisees start by using a customized van, customized vehicle wrap and networking/marketing of their additional services.  This is a scalable business; franchisees can operate as an owner/manager - hiring staff to execute service, and concentrate on marketing, growth and expansion; or they can work as an owner/operator, part-time in the field, and grow and expand their own Pet Business.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
PRO Martial Arts
Cash Needed: $170K
Total Investment: $133K-$168K
Franchise Locations: 160       
PRO Martial Arts offers well-rounded programs that benefit everyone in the family.  They have programs that teach kids the value of a lifestyle of quiet confidence, poise and fulfillment, as well as classes such as kickboxing for adults.

PRO Martial Arts is committed to helping their franchisees establish the best karate-training program throughout the world. Their business experience and operational system has proven to assist their franchisees to grow their business quickly, efficiently, and successfully.

The benefits of being a PRO Martial Arts franchisee are: 
  • A unique but proven industry - not a fad
  • No Martial Arts experience necessary 
  • Semi-absentee - Keep a job and/or open multiple units
  • Children oriented business 
  • Turn-key Business - Corporate helps franchisees find sites, negotiates leases, help hire employees, trains employees, etc.
  • Comprehensive training program 
  • Low labor model - Only has one full time employee and three independent contractors
  • Your own website that corporate continuously updates    

If you have the desire to own a sports-related and/or fitness-related business while working with both adults and children, PRO Martial Arts is the franchise for you.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Cooperstown Connection
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $113K-$270K
Company Locations: 2          


Cooperstown Connection offers a full range of officially licensed and/or certified sports apparel and specialty products from key chains to one-of-a-kind pieces of sports history.  A key theme to their business is promoting national, regional and local sports rivalries and using them strategically to promote continued growth.  They are able to customize their inventory to cater to any market in America.


Cooperstown Connection has a 20 year track record, low start-up costs and offers protected territories to their franchisees. Their stores are located in malls and other high traffic areas to insure great success.

Sports Apparel and Memorabilia is a 40 Billion Dollar industry that has grown 67% over the last 10 years. If you are sports enthusiast looking for a fun and exciting business, now is the time to consider Cooperstown Connection.


For more information, Click here 

Or call 800-401-9154
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
Cash Needed: $242K-$497K
Total Investment: $242K-$497K
Franchise Locations: 350          
Menchie's creates lasting memories through its mission statement to make every guest smile.  Whether you're a kid, or a kid at heart, Menchie's stores provide an unparalleled experience that is warm, welcoming, tasty and fun.  Guests enjoy interactive elements such as chalkboards for kids, party rooms, music, arts & crafts, and relaxing indoor/outdoor seating areas to gather with family and friends.

Under its own proprietary frozen yogurt label made with the highest-quality ingredients, Menchie's guests create their own unique mix masterpiece from over 100 rotating yogurt flavors (such as cake batter, cookies n' cream and pomegranate raspberry tart), and 70 rotating toppings (such as fresh fruits, hot fudges, candies and granola).  Menchie's offers nonfat, gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, no sugar added, kosher and low-carb swirl options.

Menchie's franchisees are actively involved in the community and have successfully raised thousands of dollars to support numerous school programs and charitable partners, including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Boys and Girls Club, Autism Speaks, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and many more.

In July 2010, Menchie's was awarded 1st place in Restaurant Business Magazine's annual 'Future 50' list, ranking it the fastest-growing franchise in the restaurant industry.  Today, there are over 350 Menchie's locations open throughout the United States, with an additional 350 currently in development.  Menchie's has also expanded internationally with over 60 stores operating internationally with plans to open store in Mexico, China, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Egypt.

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, 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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