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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...
Young Rembrandts
CareMinders Home Care
Halloween Express
What is a Master or Regional Developer?
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Educational Links
Fun Facts

Sky Zone was first opened by Rick Platt in Las Vegas Valley in 2004.

On average, Sky Zone parks host 1,000 guest per day.

Sky Zone has plans on opening locations in Australia and New Zealand.
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 anyone who 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.

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Young Rembrandts
Cash Needed: $32K
Total Investment: $40K-$49K
Total Locations: 94                    

Young Rembrandts® teaches drawing while developing visual learning skills that give children ages 3˝ to 12 an academic advantage in the classroom.  Their unique and proven method was developed by an artist and educator, Better Fetter, in 1988.  Since then, they have delivered a top quality classroom experience that is fun, engaging, and educational.

Research and education experts say that there is a significant correlation between involvement in the arts and achievement in the classroom.  Children who learn to draw using the Young Rembrandts method develop spatial reasoning and fine motor skills, order and sequencing abilities, visualization, and self-discipline, as well as fundamental art skills.  Their original curriculum introduces concrete ideas and techniques that enlarge their visual vocabularies, enrich their imaginations and their minds.  

A Young Rembrandts franchise is a home-based business that operates at host locations such as elementary schools and park districts.  Young Rembrandts Franchisees hire part-time instructors to teach the fundamentals of drawing using our unique curriculum and step-by-step teaching method.

Young Rembrandts is a business that brings enormous personal satisfaction to everyone involved.

For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Cash Needed: $67K  
Total Investment: $82K
Total Locations: 202                     

Fibrenew specializes in the repair, restoration and renewal of leather, plastics, vinyl, fabric and upholstery servicing five major markets: automotive, aviation, commercial, marine and residential.  Fibrenew technicians have the equipment and expertise to make cracks, stains, scratches, holes, rips and fades in leather, plastic, vinyl, fabric and upholstery look new again.  Restoration is an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective alternative to replacement.

Since 1987, Fibrenew has been the industry leader with the development of exceptional leather and vinyl repair products and restoration techniques.  In the past 25 years they have expanded their global presence to include franchise units in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia.

Some of the benefits of owning a Fibrenew franchise are:
  • Home-based, mobile business
  • Set your own hours
  • Start with a few or no employees
  • Access to proprietary products, methods, and manuals
  • Extensive training program
  • Ongoing technical support
  • Continuous education

Whether you choose to be an owner operator with a single vehicle or expand your business to include multiple technicians and vehicles, Fibrenew can be a great fit for you.


For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
CareMinders Home Care
Cash Needed: $150K
Total Investment: $150K-$200K 
Total Locations: 61             
CareMinders® Home Care is dedicated to delivering compassionate non-medical and skilled care to clients at home by a trained and dedicated staff.  They provide personalized home care and related home support services to individuals, regardless of age.  The services they offer span from pediatric to geriatric care and from minimal needs for socialization, transportation and homemaker services to the more personal needs of grooming, bathing and other assistance with activities of daily living, to the highly complex technology dependent care requiring significant skilled intervention.

CareMinders® Home Care Franchise is a unique and rewarding opportunity that allows you to provide comfort to people in your own community.  The home care industry is projected to be one of the most explosive industries out to the year 2050, growing at greater than 20% a year, and is currently ranked in the top 4 franchise opportunities. 

The need for medical and non-medical services is growing everyday.  As a CareMinders® Home Care franchisee, you will be able to provide your clients with both long & short term assistance REGARDLESS OF AGE or type of illness, injury or other needs all of whom may be handicapped, convalescing and developmental individuals.  One of the strengths of the CareMinders® Home Care model is the range & number of services CareMinders® Home Care Franchisees can offer their clients:
  • Companion Care Services
  • Personal Care Services
  • RN & LPN Services
  • Pediatric Assessment
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Physical Therapist
  • Sunrise/Sunset Services
  • Clinical Outsource Services
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Medicaid Waiver Programs
  • Third Party Payers
  • Speech Therapist
  • Advocacy Services
  • Case Management
  • Clinical Outsource Services
  • Supplemental Staffing to Institutions
  • Third Party Payers
  • Developmental Disabled Services

As a CareMinders® Home Care franchisee, you will truly feel a part of a winning and united team - a team that is strong, growing and responding to exciting and challenging opportunities the home care Industry has to offer.


For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Halloween Express
Cash Needed: $80K
Total Investment: $250K
Total Locations: 199                    

Halloween Express is one of the most aggressive and dynamic Halloween chains in the United States.  Started in 1990, Halloween Express has both company owned and franchised locations throughout the U.S..  Their success is based on offering the largest selection of Halloween merchandise available anywhere.  Their merchandise assortment is updated annually to ensure that the latest product trends, as well as the tried-and-true best sellers, and licensed product are part of the merchandise mix.

By leveraging the huge buying power of nearly 300 retail store locations, they are able to offer the absolute largest selections of Halloween costumes and Halloween related items you'll find online- 365 days a year.  Plus, with over two decades of experience in being one of the largest and most respected Halloween costume and accessory suppliers out there, you can make your purchase with confidence knowing that they'll be here.    

In keeping with their goal to become the largest seasonal Halloween franchise, they are aggressively pursuing new territories nationwide.  If you have the desire to be your own boss, without many of the daily frustrations a permanent business brings, then a Halloween Express franchise may be your answer.


Halloween Express Franchise Ownership Benefits include: 

  • Association with a highly respected national organization
  • Performance proven operation
  • Largest selection of merchandise available anywhere
  • Expert site selection
  • Negotiation of lease
  • Initial store set-up and training
  • Professional guidance to correlate your operation with regard to inventory and merchandising techniques
  • Periodic in-store visits by qualified experienced personnel
  • Time-tested marketing philosophy
  • Commissions paid from online website sales in your region
  • Participation in their ecommerce Affiliate program

For more information, Click here 

Or call 800-401-9154
Cash Needed: $100K
Total Investment: $300K
Total Locations: 23                 
The Wings Pizza N Things concept was created in 2002 as the best model for casual, all-American dining at the best price of entry and it is one of the hottest (and tastiest) franchises to hit the market.  Wings Pizza N Things offers, high quality "FRESH IS BEST" menu items including Pizza, Buffalo Wings, fries and fruit pies.  Their developing program represents an entrance into a growing Sports Restaurant market with exciting and unique types of food available for dining in, delivery, and take-out.

Wings Pizza N Things Restaurants have a unique atmosphere, complete with model airplanes, vintage art, huge television screens and an eclectic mix of contemporary and antique decor.  Their informal setting is appropriate for all ages and offers a relaxing, enjoyable place to wind down and enjoy your meal.  The customers enjoy great service, quality "FRESH IS BEST" food with fast food pricing.  Larger stores have a full bar separated from the dining room and offer a pizza buffet, game room and a party room. Their standard footprint is 2800 sq. ft. up to 6000 sq. ft. but they also recognize that some areas require smaller spaces due to rent or the customer needs so they will open small locations such as food courts, airports or gas stations.

With more and more people eating out, middle priced restaurant franchises such as Wings Pizza N Things are proving to be a sound investment.  And with their appeal to people who desire informality with real value for their money spent on dining, a Wings Pizza N Things franchise is sure to be a success.

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 the number below. 

Dave Struck 

Dave Struck


Quest Franchise Advisory Group
Direct: 770-910-7767 ext. 101 


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