Franchise Consultants Baltimore MD

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Barron Legrant Stroud JR
(410) 296-8500
1 SOUTH ST
BALTIMORE, MD
Specialties
Employment, Franchising, Defective & Dangerous Products, Litigation
Education
University of North Carolina School of Law,University of North Carolina
State Licensing
Maryland

Thomas D Kohn
(410) 962-0550
7 SAINT PAUL ST STE 940
BALTIMORE, MD
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Litigation, Commercial, Franchising
Education
University of Maryland School of Law,University of Pennsylvania
State Licensing
DC, Maryland

Brian Michael Sheahan
(410) 752-5830
One South Street, Suite 2200
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Environmental, Franchising
Education
University of Virginia School of Law,University of Richmond
State Licensing
Maryland

Arthur D Kuhl
(410) 576-8927
111 S. Calvert Street, Suite 2700
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Franchising, Litigation, Insurance, Real Estate, Transportation
Education
Widener University School of Law,Glassboro State College
State Licensing
Delaware, Maryland

David Brian Hamilton
(410) 545-5850
250 W PRATT ST STE 1300
BALTIMORE, MD
Specialties
Antitrust, Franchising, Business, Litigation, Banking
Education
University of Maryland School of Law,Duquesne University,Duquesne University
State Licensing
Maryland

David E Rice
(410) 244-7713
2 HOPKINS PLZ STE 1800
BALTIMORE, MD
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Franchising, Education
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law,University of Pennsylvania
State Licensing
Maryland

David Lawrence Cahn
(410) 986-0123
20 S CHARLES ST
BALTIMORE, MD
 
Harry M Rifkin
(410) 332-1400
201 N. Charles Street, Suite 2404
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Litigation, Franchising, Business, Arbitration
Education
University of Pennsylvania Law School,George Washington University
State Licensing
Maryland

Neal H Strum
(410) 244-7504
2 HOPKINS PLZ STE 1800
BALTIMORE, MD
Specialties
Business, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Markets And Services, Antitrust
Education
University of Maryland School of Law,University of Maryland
State Licensing
Maryland

Neal D Borden
(202) 344-4822
2 HOPKINS PLZ STE 1800
BALTIMORE, MD
Specialties
Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, Franchising, Tax
Education
University of Maryland School of Law,Harvard University
State Licensing
Maryland

5 Keys To A Thorough Financial Analysis Of A Franchise Investment

Closely analyzing the financial numbers before investing in a franchise can help you choose the franchise which presents the best opportunity for success. An accountant or qualified financial advisor can be helpful in looking at metrics such as cash flow projections and the franchisor's financial statements. See the following article from Blue MauMau for more on this.

Franchise financial analysis
When evaluating a franchise opportunity there is typically a great deal of focus directed on the business concept, franchise contract, franchisor support and franchisee performance. Each of these areas rightfully deserve attention. However, one area that requires as much if not more focus is in the area of financial analysis. Although, the term financial analysis can conjure up visions of boring number crunching this activity is important when considering the purchase of a franchise as well as any business. Since a franchise candidate has a limited amount of capital to invest in the franchise they need to be on target when identifying capital requirements.

They should have an accountant or qualified financial advisor to assist in the process. Here are some key items that need to be a part of the financial analysis:

  1. In-depth review of the franchisor's financial statements available in the Franchise Disclosure Document.  You want to be sure that the franchisor has sufficient capital to operate the franchise.  The franchisor shouldn't be relying upon initial franchise fees for their main source of funding or earnings.
  2. Fully understand Item 7 of the FDD. It describes the estimated investment in a specific franchise.
  3. Scrutiny of the franchise financial formula. This process involves identifying and evaluating the components of the product or service sale leading to the gross margin. Sample sale price, product, labor costs, royalty and ad fees,etc. are in the formula. This is one of the most important elements of the financial analysis and may require some "digging" to get all of the necessary information.
  4. A 3-5 year Pro-forma income statement that projects sales, gross margin, expenses and earnings. One should be conservative and not aggressive when projecting. Feedback from current franchisees can provide valuable input when constructing a pro-forma.
  5. A cash flow projection for the first 3-5 years of the franchise operation. This is needed  to determine if projected sales and income will be sufficient relative to available working capital.
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