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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...
ClaimTek Systems
Expedia CruiseShipCenters
ARCpoint Labs
Xpresso Delight
Wag N' Wash
What is a Master or Regional Developer?
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Educational Links
Fun Facts

Chipotle Mexican Grill was founded by Steve Ells, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.

Chipotle's first location was in a former Dolly Madison ice cream store in 1993.  Today, there are 1,681 total locations.

Chipotle uses 1,000 avocados a day to make guacamole for their customers.
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.

This newsletter is designed to help educate and inform individuals considering business ownership.  Each month, five business opportunities that fit a variety of budgets and skill sets are selected from our database of hundreds to feature in detail.  Our goal is to demonstrate that there is a business opportunity for just about anyone that has the entrepreneurial spirit.  If you 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 Helping You Find the Right Business
ClaimTek Systems
Cash Needed: $15K-$35K
Total Investment: $15K-$35K
Total Locations: 650+
The healthcare industry is currently undergoing a great growth period.  Medical, Dental & Practice Management Consulting is becoming one of the most exciting businesses to start; it's low-cost and recession-proof.  In fact, the two main industries that continue to out-perform are IT & Healthcare services; medical billing combines them both.

ClaimTek Systems' programs are designed to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to be a successful medical billing professional.  Whether you start your business in medical billing from home or small office, ClaimTek offers you the ability to provide multiple income-generating services for your medical billing business clients.  This wide array of impressive services puts you ahead of any competition because, like most professionals, doctors generally prefer to deal with businesses that provide comprehensive solutions that can satisfy many of their growing needs.

ClaimTek's programs help you establish credibility for your new medical billing business right from the start.  Every element from software to marketing, training and support has been crafted to give you a decisive competitive edge.  You'll have the ability to function as one-stop-solution-center generating more revenue stream for your business.  ClaimTek Systems is committed to making you First in the medical billing and practice management industry as an independent business owner.

For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Expedia CruiseShipCenters
Cash Needed: $50K  
Total Investment: $80K-$150K
Total Locations: 181
Expedia CruiseShipCenters is more than a store selling travel; they are navigators of spectacular vacation experiences.  Their proven model allows franchise partners to own a retail travel agency that's connected to their community AND that's backed by the largest travel brand in the world.

As an Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise owner, you will be a part of a $39 billion company and will be able to offer your customers a trustworthy brand and the best value on a full range of travel products, in addition to the personal service and advice that people expect from a locally owned business.

The benefits of owning an Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise are:
  • The Expedia Brand
  • Their CruiseDeck Technology
  • Initial and Ongoing Training
  • Sales Team and Start-up Support
  • Exclusive Territory
  • Your own customizable website
  • Marketing tools and exclusive promotions

As an Expedia CruiseShipCenters travel franchisee, you can enjoy the benefits of owning a successful business, while making dream vacations come true for travelers in your community. 


For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
ARCpoint Labs
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $175K
Total Locations: 58            
ARCpoint Labs is one of the nation's leaders in drug, alcohol, DNA & clinical lab testing, corporate wellness programs and employment/background screening.  They are among the fastest growing Third Party Providers in the drug screening industry; providing the most comprehensive menu of screening services and employment solutions.  ARCpoint Labs is nationally recognized and affiliated with the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) and Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (SAPAA), and has developed a comprehensive program incorporating the many aspects of both federally mandated and non-mandated testing.

To own an ARCpoint Labs franchise, you DO NOT need to be a medical expert or have a background in the healthcare industry.  In fact, 98% of their owners have had no previous medical testing experience and have come from all walks of life and with successful backgrounds in the corporate world or from other businesses they have owned.

ARCpoint Labs offers a proven system to help you own a successful business.  The multi-billion dollar drug testing industry continues to experience strong growth, encompassing all areas of business, government, judicial agencies and school systems.  ARCpoint Labs has developed a comprehensive program incorporating all aspects of federally mandated and non-mandated drug, alcohol, DNA, steroid, and background screening, along with strong industry relationships and pricing.  The industry remains very fragmented with no national brand.  ARCpoint is seeking franchise partners who possess a strong entrepreneurial spirit and share their same vision of creating a dominate national brand.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Xpresso Delight
Cash Needed: $150K
Total Investment: $380K
Total Locations: 187                   

Xpresso Delight is a simple and booming workplace coffee machine business.  Their franchisees own the fully automated gourmet espresso coffee systems, that provide a coffee experience equal to any café,  and these coffee systems are given FREE to local business offices.  What business can say "No" to free?  Then all week long, their coffee machines automatically make professional cappuccinos and lattes for the employees at a fraction of the cafe' prices.  All the franchisee has to do is stop by that office once a week to stock and service the machines.  This means more time for them to be able to concentrate on locating prime sites that will provide them the highest returns.  


Why Coffee?
  • The office espresso coffee market is a booming industry
  • A lack of a quality coffee service directly in the workplace
  • Proven demand for the product
  • Unlimited potential in a new untapped market

Why Xpresso Delight? 

  • Multiple revenue streams including passive
  • Stunningly simple concept
  • Professional training and support
  • No large overheads - work from home!
  • No employees
  • Minimal inventory
  • Start in as little as 2 weeks
  • Initial client acquisition program to start with momentum
  • Very strong brand and franchise systems developed over 10 years

The Xpresso Delight Ideal Franchisee: 

  • No experience necessary
  • Passion for coffee! (Bonus)
  • Customer service focused
  • Sales and results orientated
  • Passionate, enthusiastic and driven
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Leadership skills

For more information, Click here 

Or call 800-401-9154
Wag N' Wash
Cash Needed: $200K
Total Investment: $378K-$550K
Total Locations: 8                
Wag N' Wash Healthy Pet Centers are unique and fun retail stores that combine well thought out goods and services designed to help savvy consumers enrich the bonds they have with their companion animals.  Their customers feel that their cats and dogs aren't just pets, but cherished family members.  Wag N' Wash agrees with them and that's why they are able to provide the best products and services available for their customers and their companions.

At Wag N' Wash, they have created an experience like no other.  Whether it's for the self-service dog wash, full service grooming, in-house bakery or the extensive selection of products and all-natural pet foods, their stores are the destination of choice for pet guardians who want to "Wash 'Em, Feed 'Em and Spoil 'Em all in one cool place."

Wag N' Wash has been in business since 1999, and have established industry relationships and best practices that help each of their locations to acquire their piece of a $50 Billion plus industry.  If you have the passion to work with companion pets and the people who love them, Wag N' Wash had the experience to help you succeed.

For more information, Click here

Or call 800-401-9154
MasterWhat is a Master or Regional Developer?

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.  (Masters are normally reserved for the development of entire countries.)  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: 770-910-7767 ext. 101 


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