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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

Bojangles was first opened by Jack Fulk and Richard Thomas in Charlotte, NC in 1977.

In 1978, their first franchise location was opened.

Today, there are 600 Bojangles locations within the eastern regions of the US.
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!   

Our newsletter is designed to help educate and inform individuals who are considering business ownership.  Each month, five business opportunities are selected from our database of hundreds to feature in detail and fitting a variety of financial objectives and skill sets.  If you have that entrepreneurial spirit, give us a call.  There is never a cost or obligation for our franchise consulting services.

Our Business Is Helping You Find The Right Business
Property Management Inc.
Cash Needed: $30K-$49K
Total Investment: $30K-$49K
Total Locations: 72                               

Property Management Inc. (PMI) is a nationwide certified property management company providing expert rental, residential, multi-family, commercial, real estate, and HOA services through their local offices.  PMI's expert property management professionals collect the rent, maintain and market the property, screen potential tenants, manage the lease, handle disputes, issue collections and eviction notices, and more for their clients.

When new franchisees join Property Management Inc., they are joining the only property management franchise system that delivers the training, support and systems to manage both residential AND commercial properties.  By combining the multi-billion dollar residential real estate market with the multi-billion dollar commercial real estate market, an unsurpassed opportunity is created.  Property Management Inc. is the vehicle for serious, executive-minded business owners to create a secure income stream in a mature industry.

Property Management Inc.'s mission as a company is to be the "Best In Class" in the property management industry.  If you have the same mindset, PMI would like to help you build your own successful and profitable property management business.


***Regional Developer Opportunities Available*** 


For more information, Click here 

Or call 800-401-9154
Lawn Doctor
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $100K 
Total Locations: 502    
Lawn Doctor was founded in 1967, with a focus on bringing advanced technology and superior service to the business of lawn care.  Since that time, Lawn Doctor has grown to be a leading brand in the $74 billion lawn care industry.

Today, Lawn Doctor supports over 500 franchise locations that bring Lawn Doctor's in-demand services such as lawn care, tree and shrub care, and mosquito and bug control services for both residential communities and commercial clients across America.  Home services are one of the fastest growing business segments in the country, with 25% of U.S. households currently hiring at least one type of lawn and landscape service - and Lawn Doctor franchisees lead the industry with an 80% retention rate.  With their simple business model and low start-up cost, Lawn Doctor makes the transition to business ownership easy.


Lawn Doctor's franchise owners receive training that begins a two-week classroom program including hands-on training at their national headquarters.  During the training, their focus will be on:
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Service
  • Technology
  • Agronomy
  • Administration
As a company that is constantly developing newer and better services and proprietary equipment, Lawn Doctor wants to ensure that their franchise owners master the evolving operations and developments of their business by providing ongoing training that includes:
  • Quarterly Regional Business Meetings
  • Annual Conferences
  • Weekly Webinars
  • E-learning Platforms that's available 24/7
  • Turf Field Days

At Lawn Doctor, their goal is to help their new franchise owners acquire a list of paying customers before their grand opening to insure a successful start.  


***Regional Developer Opportunities Available*** 


For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Family Financial Centers
Cash Needed: $60K
Total Investment: $95K-$300K
Total Locations: 41                     

Family Financial Centers (FFC) have the systems, ambiance and professionalism of a traditional bank and offers a full array of financial services including check cashing, money orders, wire transfer, tax preparation services and short-term consumer loans.  Because they are located in attractive suburban centers close to their customers' home, their customers have all of their financial needs taken care of conveniently and efficiently, in an environment that is upbeat, professional and friendly.

Family Financial Centers is the closest thing to owning a neighborhood branch bank.  They have a bank look and feel, and offer a full menu of financial services to the "un-banked" or "under-banked" customer, typically a middle-income working family.  Their underlying business model is exceptional, providing good income and high return on investment.  Their only inventory is cash, and they open and close their teller stations daily, just like a bank.  The business can be run with one to two people, and the owner can bring on a manager to run the store once the business has ramped up.

If you are an individual looking for a franchise business opportunity that offers real value to the customer and real financial rewards to you, then Family Financial Centers may be the right choice.  They offer a variety of investment options including single store, multiple stores, acquisitions (existing stores with cash flow that would be eligible for conversion), and regional development licenses.

The current economic climate is actually conducive to the Family Financial Centers business, so FFC franchisee business owners are able to start and build a successful business at a time when other franchise businesses are suffering.  With Family Financial Centers, you will be operating a branch bank for the ever-growing market of people living "paycheck to paycheck" that depend on FFC's services.


For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Alair Homes
Cash Needed: $150K
Total Investment: $150K
Total Locations: 40                          
Alair Homes is a franchised custom home building and renovating company that offers their customers high quality home building and renovation services through their network of fully trained franchisees.  In addition to servicing the residential market, Alair franchisees also complete commercial tenant improvement projects.

What makes Alair Homes unique is their business and delivery model.  Their 100% transparent business model cuts through the "mistrust" that is so common in the majority of today's contracting businesses. Plus, they have no competitors.

The unique features of Alair Home's business model are:
  • 100% proprietary real time software system specifically developed for Alair franchisees
  • Online marketing handled entirely by the franchisor
  • Very few employees needed
  • Long project timelines creates long term stability
  • Extremely low overhead costs
  • First franchise of its kind that is quickly gaining recognition

As an Alair Homes franchisee, you will receive:

  • One week of initial training
  • Ongoing educational seminars
  • Full marketing support with web, print, and promotional materials
  • Full accounting support with payables, receivables, payroll, etc.

Owning and managing a construction company can be rewarding personally, professionally and financially.  Alair Homes has developed a business model to eliminate the risks and barriers to growth while providing the systems and support required to achieve consistent success.  If you believe you have the skill, commitment and resources to reach the highest levels of success, you may want to explore this opportunity with Alair Homes. 


For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Cash Needed: $200K
Total Investment: $293K-$464K
Total Locations: 9                                

GYROVILLE is a fast, casual, and healthy restaurant that prides itself on its diverse menu of both traditional and contemporary Greek and Mediterranean specialties that appeals to the American palate.  Their stores feature a proprietary gyro made fresh to order.  Customers can build their own custom pita, salad, rice bowl or wrap, or choose from GYROVILLE's featured items.  What really sets GYROVILLE apart are their sauces that are made in-house using Greek yogurt and the freshest ingredients available, especially the tzatziki.

As a new GYROVILLE franchise owner, your training and support will include:
  • Three weeks of hands-on training in their corporate location
  • One week of on-site support during your Grand Opening
  • Periodic store visits from their corporate team members
  • A comprehensive Confidential Operations Manual
  • Training documents and procedures for all of your staff
  • Support from GYROVILLE Franchising Company 24/7
  • Buying power with approved vendors

GYROVILLE is a highly desirable concept that has carved a unique niche in the fast casual sector.  The appeal of the Mediterranean diet has led to unforeseen growth for this type of cuisine.  If you are looking for a unique and healthy business opportunity, GYROVILLE may be what you're looking for.  


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 10%-50%. Some also offer discounted royalty fees of up to 50% for your first year in business. Call us and we'll be happy
to match you with a participating franchise.