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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...
Amazing Athletes
ComForcare Senior Services
Cultive' Frozen Yogurt
South Philly Steaks & Fries
What is a Regional Developer or Master?
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Educational Links
Fun Facts

Anytime Fitness was founded in 2002 by Chuck Runyon, Dave Mortensen, and Jeff Klinger.

Anytime Fitness has over 2,400 gym locations and 2 million clients, worldwide.

In 2011, they developed a mobile app for their members to download workouts, track food, and interact with other members.
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.

Our Business Is Finding You The Right Business
Amazing Athletes
Cash Needed: $25K
Total Investment: $25K-$30K
Total Locations: 96                     

Amazing Athletes provides a year-round, structured curriculum that introduces young children to nine different ball sports and helps them to master seven key areas of motor-development.  Their program is taught in a non-competitive, learning-based environment.  They work with each child at their own progression level to ensure they are able to reach their highest potential.

Each weekly 35 minute class focuses on two different sports and one area of motor-development.  Also incorporated into each class are activities designed to improve the young child's hand-eye coordination, muscle tone, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness and more.

Their goal is to help each child feel comfortable with moving in their own bodies.  This gives them greater confidence to try new things in the future.  They also want to set the children on a path to an active life-style.  By introducing them to a variety of sports and physical activities, they have a greater chance of finding active options that they can pursue as they grow.

If you love working with children and staying active, Amazing Athletes can help you turn your passion into a successful business.

For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Cash Needed: $62K  
Total Investment: $62K-$76K
Total Locations: 1,000+                        
Over the past two decades, ActionCOACH has served thousands of businesses and their owners around the world.  By showing business owners how to get more time, better teams in their companies and more money on their bottom-line, ActionCOACH has grown to be the number one business coaching firm in the world, with hundreds of proven systems and strategies that get results.

Business coaching, not business consulting, is the second fastest growing profession behind IT.  The difference between a business consultant and a business coach is: A consultant will provide a solution for the client, while a coach will ask the right questions so that clients can discover or find the solution for themselves.

The many reasons that more than 1,000 people have chosen to become an ActionCOACH franchisee include:
  • Being a part of the World's "Second Fastest Growing Profession"
  • Low overhead
  • No inventory
  • Repeat clients
  • Controlling their own hours
  • Receiving extensive upfront and ongoing training
  • Having their own business coach for support
  • Enjoying multiple income streams

Business Coaching opens doors.  Let ActionCOACH help you get started on your successful entrepreneurial future.


For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
ComForcare Senior Services
Cash Needed: $50K-$75K
Total Investment: $105K-$155K 
Total Locations: 190               
ComForcare Senior Services offer services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.  They can provide same-day service and transition-of-care services such as transportation home after a hospital discharge.  They also provide support to hospitals and care facilities, including hospice support, facilities staffing, hospital sitters and more.

ComForcare's commitment to quality care begins with their compassionate and proactive approach to care.  This process begins with identifying clients' and families' unique needs, creating a patient-centered care plan, coordinating with physicians and other providers, and implementing quality assurance throughout the duration of care.  They have a rigorous 10-step screening process for their caregivers, nurse oversight of client care, and ongoing training and evaluation at every level.

ComForcare has the proven marketing programs, care processes, systems and technology to help their franchisees properly assess the care needs of their clients and then deliver tailored solutions to them, their families, and the key referral sources that help drive your business.

As a ComForcare Senior Services franchise owner, you will be part of a select group of the home care industry's most notable and recognized group of senior care franchise companies and be well positioned to take full advantage of the opportunities that this robust industry provides.

For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Cultive' Frozen Yogurt
Cash Needed: $100K
Total Investment: $200K
Total Locations: 3                      


Cultivé Frozen Yogurt first opened in Davis, CA in October 2007.  Since then, then have expanded to Vacaville and Sacramento.  They pride themselves in serving a large variety of 'real frozen yogurt' and fresh, flavorful toppings.  Their overall mission for Cultivé is simple - to provide a nutritious snack and guilt-free indulgence in a modern, upbeat environment.




It's no secret that numerous frozen yogurt stores have opened in recent years.  Some position themselves as 'healthy', but to be truly considered as yogurt, the product needs to contain live and active cultures.  Some so-called 'frozen yogurts' use heat-treated yogurt, which kills the live and active cultures, or they may simply add in cultures to the mix along with acidifiers, and skip the fermentation step all together.


Nutrition is very important to Cultive'.  They take pride in the fact their yogurt contains about 10 times the amount of live and active cultures recommended by the National Yogurt Association.  In addition to the required cultures L. bulgaricus and S. thermaophilus, their yogurt has a third strain L. acidophilus.   


As a Cultive' Frozen Yogurt franchise owner, you will enjoy the benefits of:

  • A self-serve model, easy operation
  • A small footprint averaging 1,000 square feet
  • Reduced start-up costs
  • Real estate and site selection support
  • Start-up support and manuals
  • Managerial and operational training in an existing store
  • On-site support with grand opening
  • POS setup and on-going support
  • Strong brand marketing
  • Training and materials for local marketing
  • Reduced costs through purchasing power  

For more information, Click here 

Or call 800-401-9154
South Philly Steaks & Fries
Cash Needed: $25K
Total Investment: $293K-$455K
Total Locations: 9                   

The classic Philly cheese steak and fresh-cut fries make South Philly Steaks & Fries a must for every meat and potatoes fan.  But it doesn't end there.  South Philly is a crowd pleaser with chicken cheese steaks, hearty deli subs, huge baked potatoes, and South Philly salads.  Their menu satisfies even the heartiest of appetites.   


South Philly Steaks & Fries is part of Villa Enterprises.  Villa Enterprises started as one store in Manhattan in 1964, expanded to 100 stores by 1998, and is now one of the best QSR (Quick Serve Restaurant) franchise opportunities with more than 370 locations and counting.  Their success and development has been built not only by their corporate office, but also through the loyal and hardworking franchisees who love being their own boss and managing their own future. When you join the Villa franchise family, you get a devoted support team ready to assist you through the entire process and lead you down a path of success.

As a South Philly Steaks & Fries franchise owner, you will receive Villa Enterprises' sound operational knowledge as well as expertise in best practices and procedures for opening and sustaining a profitable food service business.  Villa Enterprises will also assist you with:
  • Site selection
  • Lease negotiation
  • Equipment Ordering
  • Training and Support-three weeks of intensive, hands-on training at Villa University
  • Grand Opening
  • Marketing and Promoting
  • Research and Development
  • Purchasing Power

If you've always wanted to open a restaurant franchise, why not open one that has 50 years of experience behind them?


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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