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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...
Global Financial Services
Expense Reduction Analysts
Foot Solutions
Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen
What is a Regional Developer or Master?
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Educational Links
Fun Facts

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts first opened on July 13, 1937 in Winston-Salem, NC by Vernon Rudolph.

Krispy Kreme's original glazed doughnut was first sold in 1945.

Their "Hot Now" sign was first developed in 1992.
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




Author and Philosopher Bertrand Russell once said "To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."

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
Global Financial Services
Cash Needed: $20K
Total Investment: $20K
Total Locations: 501                        

Global Financial Services is a national commercial finance company with over 30 years of continuous experience focused on the needs of medium size companies.  These companies, and there are over 25 million in this country, need financial solutions to help build their businesses, especially during these hard economic times.

Global Financial provides a wide range of financial solutions in the industry.  There is always a need for money but sometimes the latest type of financing may be more timely than the tried and true methods.  This combination of wide ranging loan solutions results in a steady and secure stream of income.  Unlike other companies in this field who specialize only in "equipment leasing", Global Financial's range of commercial loan products is much wider.

Global Financial will teach you everything you need to know to enter the lucrative and prestigious field of financial loan brokering and how to start earning commissions of up to 15% on transactions ranging in size from $5,000 to $500 million.  Their training systems provides you with in-depth knowledge of the industry, how to find clients, create ongoing repeat business, develop new markets, build your business, utilize industry organizations and so much more.  Global Financial will provide you with the industry's best marketing practices that have been collectively formulated by dozens of the country's best loan origination marketers.

This is not a franchise, but rather a business opportunity, so you simply pay a one time training fee yet get a lifetime of support with no ongoing fees. You will receive leads, dozens of marketing tools, an in-depth website and everything necessary to get started immediately after the training concludes.

For more information, Click here 

Or call 800-401-9154
Expense Reduction Analysts
Cash Needed: $66K-$88K
Total Investment: $66K-$88K 
Total Locations: 640+                

Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) is one of the world's leading networks for cost, purchase and supply management.  ERA holds a powerful position within a very compelling market segment of the consulting industry.  For more than 20 years, ERA has been offering individuals the opportunity to build their own businesses and achieve a rewarding work/life balance.  Their franchisees save their clients money in more than 40 cost categories including freight, telecommunications, office supplies, fleet management,  insurance and more.

ERA's franchise opportunity appeals to professionals who want to engage with executive-level decision makers, build professional relationships and generate meaningful cost-savings results for their clients.  ERA will provide you with the processes and training to help you build your consulting practice - and support you every step of the way.  As part of their network of ERA business franchisees, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with your business peers to deliver exceptional results for your clients.
As an ERA franchisee, you will receive support in:
  • Initial consultant training
  • Network teleconferences
  • Annual conferences
  • Public Relations support
  • Marketing campaigns
  • Online library of marketing materials
  • And much more

As a partner of Expense Reduction Analysts, you will benefit from a business opportunity that offers a large number of advantages including being self-employed while being a part of an international network.  


For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Foot Solutions
Cash Needed: $60K
Total Investment: $196K-$237K
Total Locations: 203                     

Foot Solutions is a leading international retailer specializing in personalized assessments, stylish high performance footwear, custom-fitted, custom-crafted arch supports and accessories designed to help individuals live pain free comfortably.  With more than 150 stores in 14 countries, Foot Solutions is the world's largest health and wellness franchise organization focused on foot health and other physical conditions that can impair mobility.     


Foot Solutions is dedicated to helping people achieve better health from the feet up.  Each store has a pedorthist on staff who has specialized training in conditions that affect the feet and lower limbs, foot and gait biomechanics and body alignment.  They are trained in providing a wide range of solutions, including corrective footwear, modification of footwear and supportive devices such as arch supports.  Foot Solutions' corporate training center, the Academy of Pedorthic Science, is sponsored by Kennesaw State University's College of Continuing and Professional Education and has the leading certification pass rate in the country.  Their programs are accredited by the National Commission of Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and their pedorthists are certified by the American Board of Certification and the Board of Certification International, and meet state regulatory requirements.

Foot Solutions Corporate Headquarters and World Class Training Facility provide their franchisees with:
  • Training - classroom and hands-on training
  • Foot Solutions Technology including their in-house Custom Orthotics Lab
  • Start-up support
  • Protected territory
  • Marketing program
  • Customer Relations program
  • On-going corporate programs, training and continuous education
  • Annual meetings
  • Access to a team of experts who will advise & support your business growth
  • Unique and exclusive product lines
For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Cash Needed: $75K
Total Investment: $204K-$218K
Total Locations: 175                           

AdvantaClean Environmental is a dynamic, rapidly expanding concept that services the emerging and ever growing indoor air quality market.  This is a powerful franchise opportunity that is built upon a multi-revenue stream business model, paperless operating platform, National Customer Care Center, and their franchisees' savvy business skills.

The EPA ranks indoor air pollution as one of the top 5 environmental risks to public health.  AdvantaClean Environmental franchisees offer solutions that make every home and building a healthier place to live and work.  Combining essential services like water damage recovery, mold removal, duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning, AdvantaClean improves air quality, system efficiency and the comfort, safety and health of every building they serve.

AdvantaClean provides their franchise owners with comprehensive advertising, marketing and lead generation efforts to drive business at the local level, including individual customized websites, telemarketing and yellow pages.  In 2013, AdvantaClean provided over 8,200 prospective customers directly to their franchisees and with an enhanced focus in
the years to come, these numbers will continue to grow.

You can be a part of the success others are already experiencing with cutting edge technology, tools and systems, and comprehensive training and support along with an extensive network of franchisees that will provide you with everything you need to succeed.

***Regional Developer Opportunities Available*** 


For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen
Cash Needed: $25K
Total Investment: $297K-$572K
Total Locations: 200+                        

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen is built on the strict loyalty to authentic old-world recipes that Michele Scotto brought with him from Naples, Italy.  From the first pizzeria that opened in 1964 next to the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway, to their most recent restaurant, that commitment to quality food and genuine hospitality is still the hallmark of Villa.

With well over 200 locations internationally, Villa continues to grow based on providing guests what they want- old world pizza, homemade pasta, authentic Italian entrées, salads and specialty items that meet their ever-changing lifestyle. 

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen 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 Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen's 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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