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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...
Geeks on Call
Creative Colors International
Honest-1 Auto Care
Intelligent Office
BGR The Burger Joint
What is a Regional Developer or Master?
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Educational Links
Fun Facts

Dunkin' Donuts was first opened by William Rosenberg  in Quincy, MA in 1948, but it was originally named Open Kettle.

Currently, there are over 10,500 Dunkin' Donuts locations, worldwide.

On average, Dunkin Donuts sells more than 30 cups of coffee every second.
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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Geeks on Call
Cash Needed: $35K
Total Investment: $37K-$82K
Total Locations: 96                     

Geeks On Call pioneered the concept of computer solutions at your home & business and, in many locations, they also offer same-day on-site computer support.  Their services include system security and online privacy solutions, hardware and software repairs and troubleshooting, wireless equipment and network installations, spyware and virus prevention and removal, data backups and transfers, and other forms of on-site computer support that meet today's increasing demand.  The Geeks On Call franchise owners and technicians also serve as high-tech experts for news stories, and have been featured in USA Today, NBC Nightly News, and hundreds of local newspapers and television stations.

Geeks On Call is part of the world's largest IT services franchise organization and offer the support and experience to benefit any new or existing IT Service provider.  Their franchise owners benefit from their ability to provide a complete suite of service offerings and vendor programs that continue to grow.   

Geeks On Call provides their franchise owners the opportunity to own their own business, while still being able to take advantage of the franchise support and benefits which includes:
  • Vendor Relationships and Pricing - discounted pricing
  • Initial New Owner Training - a comprehensive on-site two-day training program, materials needed to get started including Sales & Marketing materials, branded materials, and an eight week coaching program.
  • Ongoing Training & Support - ongoing training on new product lines and marketing tactics and access to the network of Geeks On Call franchise owners.
  • Sales & Marketing Resources - complete marketing programs that encompass a variety of marketing mediums and channels, telemarketing and email marketing programs.
  • Operational Infrastructure - an office infrastructure that includes a company branded website, email, and a centralized sales support center and system.
  • Resources to Make You Successful - franchise intranet provides continually updated information on new vendor relationships; sales & marketing resources that can help increase your lead flow and provide guidance on how to effectively follow up and track leads; and a forum to interact and gain knowledge from fellow Geeks On Call franchise owners.
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Creative Colors International
Cash Needed: $69K  
Total Investment: $80K-$107K
Total Locations: 89                      

Creative Colors International is the leader in the repair, reconditioning, protection, and color restoration of leather, vinyl, fabric, plastic and carpeting in the automotive, furniture, commercial, and residential markets.  The expert technicians of Creative Colors International can restore your damaged items to like-new condition while providing you with significant cost savings versus replacement; sometimes as much as a 90% savings.  In addition to delivering dramatic results, Creative Colors International offers convenience by performing all repairs on-site at your home, office, restaurant, body shop or car dealership.

Creative Colors International offers the motivated entrepreneur the opportunity to operate a proven business, which provides immediate income and unlimited potential for growth.  They will help new franchisees establish their client base so that the business is generating revenues immediately.

Creative Colors International is a home-based business with low overhead & high profit potential.  Franchisees receive an intensive 4-weeks of training and ongoing consultation services to keep their business at peak performance.  Their Start-Up Program includes an equipment package for operator convenience.  Each van is equipped with all the tools needed including: a compressor, generator, air hose retractor, heat guns, dyes, graining molds, and a full line of supplies.

With modest start-up costs, a complete training program, and ongoing support, Creative Colors International can put tremendous growth potential at your fingertips.  Let Creative Colors International help create a successful opportunity for you.


For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Honest-1 Auto Care
Cash Needed: $150K
Total Investment: $170K-$458K 
Total Locations: 39              
Honest-1® Auto Care is the nation's only Eco-Friendly Auto Care® chain.  They offer a full range of automotive service and repairs along with providing exceptional service.  Honest-1® wants to ensure their customers are thoroughly educated on the systems and services necessary to keep their vehicles in the best running condition possible.  Honest-1® centers are designed to be family friendly with upscale features like tiled lobbies with leather easy chairs and couches, Internet cafe, complimentary beverages, large screen TV's, children's play areas secured by a low wall, tiled and upscale restrooms, and exceptionally clean work areas.

In the growing automotive care franchising industry, Honest-1 Auto Care stands apart with many unique advantages such as:
  • Customer-Centric Model - Exceptional service and a commitment to honesty and integrity builds customer trust and loyal relationships.
  • 100% Eco-Friendly - As environmental responsibility becomes even more important, Honest-1 is the clear choice for consumers who prefer green options.
  • Recession-Proof - There will always be a demand for quality automotive care, no matter what the economic situation.
  • Proven Franchise Model - Honest-1 franchise owners benefit from a finely tuned model that helps maximize potential and profit.
  • Comprehensive Training and Support - From their intensive training and certification programs to efficient marketing campaigns, they will support you with the tools and resources you need at every step.
  • Attractive Lifestyle - With sane business hours and steady business demands, Honest-1 franchise owners can create a lifestyle that works for them.
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Intelligent Office
Cash Needed: $150K
Total Investment: $311K-$498K
Total Locations: 58                     


Intelligent Office is a smart new alternative to traditional offices and executive suites that combines the benefits of a physical office space with the flexibility of virtual office solutions.  This enables Intelligent Office customers to work from home, out on the road, or wherever else their operation takes them while promoting a polished, professional image of themselves and their businesses.  Intelligent Office gives their customers a full spectrum of address and mail services.  Office and conference rooms are available for rent by the hour, day, week or long term lease and a professional telephone answering service that provides business men and women with a dedicated phone line with voice mail and a receptionist to answer and screen their calls.  Calls can be seamlessly connected to Intelligent Office customers putting them "in the office" wherever they are. 


When you join the Intelligent Office network as a franchisee, you are off and running with a well-prepared plan that is the by-product of many years of successful franchising.  Their network of franchisees is composed of professionals with extremely diverse professional experience.  What they have in common is the entrepreneurial spirit that leads to excellence, the willingness to work for financial rewards and an interest in a stimulating and profitable future.

Their proven business approach is one reason why Intelligent Office attracts such high-caliber franchisees, including many from Fortune 500 companies.  If you can manage others effectively, have a customer service orientation, and want to be rewarded based on your own efforts, then an Intelligent Office franchise may be the right opportunity for you.

For more information, Click here 

Or call 800-401-9154
BGR The Burger Joint
Cash Needed: $97K
Total Investment: $195K-$576K
Total Locations: 18                  

BGR The Burger Joint is a critically acclaimed restaurant that serves award-winning food.  They are so confident in the quality of their food that they challenge their customers to participate in "THE FEAST" - where you can taste everything on their menu, without buns, sauces or toppings, just so they can prove how great everything tastes on their own.


Their diversified, chef-driven (without needing a chef) menu appeals to an exceptionally broad demographic.  Their proprietary blend of beef is available only to the operators of their restaurants.  BGR The Burger Joint is passionate about great food and good times, and equally passionate about helping their franchise owners reach their personal and professional goals.  


The BGR The Burger Joint's business model provides ample opportunity for growth.  With a reasonable investment compared to other food service concepts, a popular and growing concept, a professional team that's dedicated to helping you meet and exceed your growth goals, there has never been a better time for motivated entrepreneurs to take advantage of such an incredible market, a recognized and well-supported concept, and the opportunity to build a better future.  The BGR The Burger Joint franchise opportunity can provide you with a quality restaurant business lifestyle that you've been dreaming of.

For more information, Click here

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

Some franchises have opportunities known as Regional Developers or Master Franchises.  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.  (Master Franchises 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 Regional Developer or Master Franchise 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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