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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...
Socia Media 1st
The Alternative Board
Street Corner
Scout & Molly's
What is a Master Franchise?
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Educational Links
Fun Facts

Taco Bell's first location was opened by Glenn Bell in Downey, CA on
March 21, 1962.

Taco Bell's first tacos were sold for $0.19 each.

PepsiCo purchased Taco Bell from Glenn Bell in 1965 and later sold it to Yum! Brands.
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 help educate and inform individuals considering business ownership.  Each month, we select five opportunities from our database of hundreds of 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 a cost or obligation for our franchise consulting services.

Our Business is Finding You the Right Business
Social Media 1st
Cash Needed: $15K
Total Investment: $15K-$92K
Franchise Locations: 14              

Social Media 1st provides a team of graphic artists, professional writers and technology experts that mixes together social, mobile and email strategies that provides weekly information about your business and industry.

Most small businesses want to have a robust digital strategy that separates their business from their competition.  They want to professionally connect and be noticed by loyal and future costumers in the emerging digital marketplace.  It takes time, resources, expertise, along with a daily commitment to succeed in the new digital frontier.  Most small business owners don't have the bandwidth or budget to be their own social and mobile marketing department.  That's where Social Media 1st comes in.
Social Media 1st offers a business license opportunity whereby the licensee will own a social media business and earn a very attractive residual income ($100K+ reasonable and expected).  Social Media 1st licensees simply bring in a small-medium business and the Social Media 1st team of experts do all the rest.
In today's technology driven world, small businesses know they need social media.  The problem is that they don't have time to set up all their social channels, nor have the time to post engaging content on a regular basis.  At Social Media 1st, their team does everything for a small business in an affordable, and responsible way.

Social Media 1st arms their licensees with a comprehensive ongoing training package to ensure the success of their business.

For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
The Alternative Board
Cash Needed: $76K  
Total Investment: $85K-$96K
Franchise Locations: 125             
The Alternative Board brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and business coaching.  Board members meet monthly to learn from one another's successes and mistakes to grow their businesses.

The Alternative Board (TAB) is the world's largest franchisor of peer advisory board services and business coaching.  TAB-Certified Facilitators (franchisee) chair group meetings of owners, CEO's, and presidents of privately owned companies.  In addition to facilitating these meetings, he/she provides individual coaching sessions using the Strategic Business Leadership (SBL) process and other proprietary tools.  Facilitating TAB Boards and providing SBL coaching allows the facilitator/franchisee to apply their business experience and areas of expertise to help business owners solve challenges and seize new opportunities.

Do what you enjoy and enjoy what you do when you own a The Alternative Board executive business coaching franchise.  With The Alternative Board franchise, you can experience true work-life balance, contribute to your business community, and reap the financial rewards of owning your own franchise opportunity.  With their executive franchise, you'll lead board discussions between local business owners and become a trusted business consultant by coaching local business owners to a new level of success.


***Master Opportunities Available***


For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Street Corner
Cash Needed: $40K
Total Investment: $150K-$185K
Franchise Locations: 53          
Street Corner is the #1 mall and specialty-based convenience store in the U. S..  They currently have 53 franchises located in high-traffic locations such as, malls, hospitals, office buildings and college campuses which also include The Mall of America and Underground Atlanta.

Owning a Street Corner franchise is an exciting opportunity to join a successful company in a proven, highly-desirable industry.  Since 1927, the corner convenience store has been a popular and welcomed addition to the neighborhood-any neighborhood, everywhere.  And for the last 25 years, Street Corner has enjoyed and shared in the growth of the industry.  Today, they are among their leaders.

From their first franchise in 1995, Street Corner has fine-tuned their systems and operations to provide the best service, highest quality products and greatest convenience to their customers.  For their franchisees, they offer the best opportunity to live their dream of being a business owner.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Scout & Molly's
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $208K-$245K
Company Locations: 3              


Scout & Molly's is a ladies' boutique clothing store dreamed up by Lisa Kornstein.  Lisa wanted a place where women would feel comfortable shopping.  A place where they didn't have to worry about what they were wearing when they walked in the store.  She envisioned a place where a customer would feel like she was in her best friend's closet.  A place where they could always count on a friendly face and an honest opinion.


The Scout & Molly's brand carries fresh, fabulous clothes surrounded by a warm, fun atmosphere.  Whether you're searching for that perfect pair of jeans or a dress for an upcoming event, the staff at Scout & Molly's will make the experience fun and undoubtedly productive.  Lisa also offers in-house closet consultations as well as trunk shows where she brings the store to you.

The benefits of owning a Scout & Molly's franchise are:
  • Limited national franchise competition
  • Low start-up costs
  • Turnkey real estate program
  • 12 year proven track record
  • Sophisticated back office system for ongoing support 
  • Owner-operated or semi-absentee business

If you consider yourself as goal oriented, very social and highly fashionable, then owning a Scout & Molly's franchise may be  perfect for you.


For more information, Click here 

Or call 800-401-9154
Cash Needed: $170K
Total Investment: $430K-$720K
Franchise Locations: 18              
PROSHRED Security is one of the most experienced on-site document destruction companies in the world, the first true on-site paper shredding company, and a continued leader and pioneer in the industry.  PROSHRED Security is also the first of all mobile shredding companies to meet the rigorous standards of the International Organization for Standardization and earn ISO 9001 certification.  They are also the only shredding company in the industry to hold both NAID AAA Certification and ISO 9001 together.

PROSHRED Security shreds and recycles confidential documents and proprietary materials for fortune 500 companies, small, medium, and large sized enterprises, as well as home based business and residential consumers. PROSHRED Security combines unparalleled customer service with absolute security and is also a GREEN business opportunity.

The top main reasons why PROSHRED Security is a great franchise opportunity are:
  • Growth Industry
  • Non-Seasonal
  • Recession Resistant Business Model
  • B2B
  • Large Exclusive Territories
  • Multiple Revenue Streams
  • Resale Value
  • Scalable Business Model  

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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