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Funding Your Business
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.
Fun Facts

Edible Arrangements was first opened by Tariq Farid in 1999 from his healthy obsession with fruit.

Edible Arrangements became a franchise the following year.

There are over 1,248 Edible Arrangements stores in 12 countries around the world.
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.
Happy New Year!   

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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What Matters For Kids
Cash Needed: $15K
Total Investment: $22K-$38K
Total Locations: 3                          

What Matters For Kids™ is an enrichment company founded on the belief that children are inherently curious and learn by doing.  Therefore, the lessons are unique and hands-on and taught using a multi-sensory philosophy.  WMFK teaches S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. (Science. Technology. Engineering. (Art). Math.) to children in local education centers near the franchisee's home base.  Students, ages 3-10, get up and jump around, stick their hands in goop, smell the stink of a chemical reaction, hear the thud of gravity and even see color changes in scientific experiments.

The What Matters For Kids model offers a flexible business where you can schedule your work around your personal life by offering classes in school, after school, or on the weekends.  WMFK also offers fun and exciting birthday parties, as well.

What Matter For Kids has developed a proven systems, procedures and curriculum and will provide training so that you can bring their science enrichment programs to your local preschools and early learning centers.  WMFK is looking for franchisees who work well with children, love science and experimentation and believe in building a business through grass roots local marketing.  If you want to own your own business, love working with children and believe in making learning fun, then a What Matters For Kids franchise might be right for you.

For more information, Click here 

Or call 800-401-9154
CMIT Solutions
Cash Needed: $50-$70K
Total Investment: $130K-$171K 
Total Locations: 146                  
CMIT (Completely Managed Information Technology) Solutions started as a small computer support company in Austin, Texas in 1996.  Over the past decade, they have grown into a leading provider of managed services and other computer consulting services tailored to the unique needs of small business with over 135 locally owned and operated locations nationwide.  CMIT Solutions is able to combine personalized local service with all the technical resources of a large national company - offering their small business clients the products, partnerships, and round-the-clock technical support that stand alone locals can't always provide.

CMIT Solutions' franchisees begin their business ownership with a comprehensive training and launch system program.  Training begins with Jumpstart and Franchise Opener which is designed to prepare you to begin the launch of your business.  This is followed by two full weeks of on-site training at their Austin headquarters/training facility.  New franchisees leave the two-week training period with the practical experience they need to tackle the challenges of opening their own business.

After graduation, franchisees participate in their specialized launch coaching program, which covers everything necessary to open a new CMIT Solutions franchise in a step-by-step manner.  Your launch team and business coach will communicate regularly to assure that you hit the ground running and successfully open your new business.

***Regional Developer Opportunities Available*** 


For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Aussie Pet Mobile
Cash Needed: $130K
Total Investment: $130K-$140K
Total Locations: 63                      
Aussie Pet Mobile offers a convenient, affordable, reliable and efficient mobile pet grooming service to pet owners to maintain and achieve their pets' best well being, AND Aussie brings their mobile pet grooming services to your location.

Aussie Pet Mobile uses environmentally friendly products and brings a highly organized professional approach to mobile grooming.  Aussie uses their "15 Step" Luxurious Groom for all breeds of dogs and cats which includes cleaning their ears and eyes and clipping their nails.  Aussie prides themselves on their innovative pet mobile design, solar panels, heated hydrobath, and their Aussie Pet Mobile grooming service which assures a complete and comfortable experience for each and every pet.

Aussie Pet Mobile offers a great opportunity for entrepreneurs in the US with many excellent locations still available.  There is no experience in Pet Care or Pet Grooming required to own your own franchise.

Owning an Aussie Pet Mobile franchise is not just for pet lovers, it's also for those who are passionate about business success stories.  If you can follow a smart, clear and proven system, then you can achieve great success in this business.

For more information,
Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Closets by Design
Cash Needed: $100K-$150K
Total Investment: $126K-$297K
Total Locations: 44                             

At Closets by Design, they design, build and install custom closets, garage cabinets, home offices, laundries, pantries, wardrobe mirror doors and much more.  With a wide selection of finishes, accessories and hardware, customers get the customized look that they have always dreamed of.

The Closets by Design franchise comprehensive training program has been carefully designed to educate their franchisees in every aspect of Closets by Design's daily operations.  Located at their Los Angeles Headquarters, their two-week training class will emphasize sales, marketing, manufacturing, installation, and daily operations.  In addition to the classroom, two weeks of training will be spent at the franchisee's new facility.  Closets by Design also offers site selection assistance.

With a proven business model, Closets by Design franchising provides its franchisees with a unique business opportunity in a growing industry that is both fun and rewarding.  At Closets by Design, they put you in business for yourself but not by yourself.

For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon
Cash Needed: $350K
Total Investment: $500K-$1.5M
Total Locations: 14                       

McFadden's is New York's legendary saloon.  The concept was born in New York 35 years ago, founded upon the core belief that they would consistently deliver a great time to customers and run a profitable business in doing so.  The tried and true model has been replicated in nine different states with impeccable success each time.

McFadden's has structured, refined and systemized a renowned party that keeps people coming into their locations and drives the revenues.  McFadden's is the ideal pub-hub for crowds seeking a great meal and a spot where they can roll up their sleeves, loosen their ties, and drink an ice-cold drink among friends.  The McFadden's legacy continues every night when party-goers from cities across the country line up to experience the "wildest pub on earth."

The McFadden's business model stands on its own and provides their franchisees with multiple revenue streams, a high margin business, and a complete operating structure based on the 14 existing locations.  This is done through the use of adding new customers through consistent, aggressive and targeted local marketing. 

McFadden's has taken all the guesswork out of doing business so their franchisees can focus on customer service, building the McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon brand name in a protected territory, and making a profit.  New franchisees receive support with site selection to ensure that they are in the ideal location.

McFadden's is looking for franchise partners to help build the McFadden's brand. Are you up for the challenge?

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.  While Master Franchises are normally reserved for the development of an entire country.  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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As a way of saying "Thank you" to our Veterans, many franchise companies offer our Veterans discounts on franchise fees ranging from 30%-100%. Some also offer discounted royalty fees of up to 50% for your first year in business. Call us and we'll be happy
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