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 FEBRUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER
 

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Funding Your Business
Use Your IRA/401K
to Fund Your Business
  
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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

Jimmy John's was founded by James John Liautaud in 1983, who was only 19 years old at the time.

Jimmy John's was named #5 on the Entrepreneur 2014 Franchise 500 and the #2 Most Popular Restaurant for Business Meals.

 As of 2015, there are 2,316 locations across the country.
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The Fear Factor of Buying a Franchise

 

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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... 
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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.
Greetings!      

At Quest, we've helped many aspiring business owners realize their entrepreneurial dreams by matching them with their ideal Business or Franchise Opportunity.  If you're ready to take control of your future, and have that entrepreneurial spirit, but need help finding just the right business, give us a call.  There is never a cost or obligation for our consulting services.  Below are just a few examples of the hundreds of business opportunities that we work with.

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360 PAINTING
Cash Needed: $60K
Total Investment: $60K
Total Locations: 44   

360 PAINTING is a fully licensed and insured painting company with experience that comes from completing more than 7,000 projects.  They offer interior and exterior painting services to commercial and residential customers, along with wood staining services for decks and fences.

In today's market, where people are constantly remodeling and redecorating their homes and businesses, the painting industry continues to grow.  Home service businesses, such as painting, are countercyclical.  Instead of moving into newer or bigger homes, people are "cocooning" and staying in their existing homes and improving them.  With a 360 PAINTING franchise you can tap into this growing market.

360 PAINTING offers a comprehensive franchisee training program that begins with a two week training course that covers all angles of running a home based business from initiating your marketing plan, completing estimates and finding the right painters to complete the projects.

You don't need experience in the home improvement industry to become a 360 PAINTING franchisee; you just need to be a leader who is motivated and driven to succeed.
 
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
The Interface Financial Group
Cash Needed: $50K
Total Investment: $100K  
Total Locations: 150  
 
The Interface Financial Group (IFG) provides financial resources to clients in over 30 industries.  IFG has over 150 offices and over 40 years of substantial business experience and expertise in numerous diverse areas including finance, banking, accounting, law, marketing, etc..  They service companies in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Singapore.  Each IFG location is managed on a local level, providing immediate service to their clients with local knowledge and experience. 



The Interface franchise is a home-based business opportunity with benefits of working from a home-based location in a business-to-business environment.  It is crafted with a high degree of technology to help eliminate the need for a support staff.

The Interface franchise is all about putting capital to work - not putting YOU to work.  While your capital is working 24/7, that doesn't mean you have to.  In fact, most Interface franchisees/licensees work much less than what is considered a 'full work week'.  Because you are interacting with clients and referral sources (all business-to-business contacts), your business can only operate in core business hours, not after hours. 
 
For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
PostNet 
Cash Needed: $60K-$80K
Total Investment: $170K-$212K
Total Locations: 266                       

PostNet offers full-service digital printing, design and marketing services for local business customers.  They provide everything from business cards, brochures, banners and vehicle graphics to signage and direct mail.  They also offer marketing solutions including email marketing, and website creation and even logo design. 



Commercial printing generates about $83 billion in annual revenue.  Epicomm - the Association for Leaders in Print, Mail, Fulfillment, and Marketing Services - expects sales to continue to increase, but notes that the gains will disproportionately go to companies that embrace new technologies and opportunities to serve customers.  That growth is largely driven by printing demand from small and medium-sized businesses - PostNet's customers.

New PostNet franchisees will receive seven days of classroom training, then five days of on-site training just before their launch to refresh their knowledge, answer any questions and ensure that their new business enjoys a smooth opening.  Sixty days after their franchise location opens, the PostNet support team returns for two more days of on-site training.

You don't need a background in graphic design, digital printing, or shipping to succeed with PostNet.  The essential skills that go into running a PostNet franchise are project management and business-to-business networking.  From the start, PostNet's business model is designed to minimize overhead so a new franchise owner can become profitable quickly, thus ensuring a successful business.


For more information, Click here 
Or call 800-401-9154
Fractured Prune Doughnuts
Cash Needed: $100K
Total Investment: $144K-$270K
Total Locations: 24                             

Fractured Prune Doughnuts is a specialty shop for doughnuts that has been an Ocean City, MD landmark since 1976.  It has been a tradition for many doughnut lovers, far and wide.  What makes their doughnuts so special is that they are created by you.  The doughnuts come out hot and crispy on the outside and light and moist on the inside.  Then the doughnuts are dipped in one of their homemade glazes and topped with an assortment of delectable toppings which are all chosen by you.

Fractured Prune Doughnuts was named after the spunky Prunella Shriek, known as "Fractured Prunella" for the broken bones she suffered from competing in traditionally men's sports even into her 70's.  Fractured Prune Doughnuts celebrates her legacy with a doughnut as individual as the person ordering it, offering always hot doughnuts, any and all ways.



To be considered "Prune Worthy" to own a franchise, you do not need experience in the restaurant business, but you do need to have a passion for their product, an entrepreneurial spirit, great customer service skills, a positive attitude, and the belief that a "Fractured Prune Doughnut" experience is absolutely the best experience!


For more information, Click here
Or call 800-401-9154
Martinizing Dry Cleaning
Cash Needed: $70K-$120K
Total Investment: $445K-$675K
Total Locations: 420                               

Martinizing Dry Cleaning was started in 1949, when chemist Henry Martin introduced a new solvent to dry clean clothes.  What used to take days could now be completed in about an hour, totally revolutionizing the entire dry cleaning industry.  Martinizing pioneered the concept of quick on-premise dry cleaning service, and quickly became the largest dry cleaning franchise in the world.  Martinizing continue to bring innovative ways to help their franchisees outshine their competition in this largely fragmented "mom & pop" industry.
Although, Martinizing is the largest and best known dry cleaning franchise and brand in the U.S., it continues to innovate and grow.   Since 2003, Martinizing has become the "Greener Cleaner," utilizing the most environmentally safe methods and friendly solvents available.  This attracts a more affluent, upscale customer to their stores.  It also makes them one of the best franchise opportunities for entrepreneurs who recognize the importance of environmentally friendly businesses.

Owning a Martinizing Dry Cleaning franchise combines your entrepreneurial dream with the resources, experience, and knowledge of a major player in the industry.  With Martinizing, you are teaming up with a veteran - an experienced franchisor with a strong history of franchise development and support.  Martinizing provides a time-tested business model, as well as training, manuals, and operating procedures.



Martinizing uses the latest, cutting-edge marketing programs that quickly ramp up your sales and have the support of the very best real estate team using a professional demographics and location process to find the best available site for your store.  Martinizing Dry Cleaning humbly believes that they are one of the best franchise opportunities available today.

For more information, Click here
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MasterWhat is an Area Representative or Master License?
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Some franchises have opportunities known as Area Representative or Master Franchise Licenses.  An Area Representative License involves the development of a geographic region that can be as small as a single city or as large as an entire state; while Master Franchise Licenses 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 an Area Representative or Master Franchise opportunity can start as low as $150K depending the franchise, the size of the population and the 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. 

Sincerely,
Dave Struck 

Dave Struck

Founder/Consultant

Quest Franchise Advisory Group
Direct: 770-910-7767 ext. 101

dstruck@questfran.com 

www.questfran.com 

 

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Big $avings for U.S. Veterans
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.