Franchise Consultants Boston MA

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David B Broughel
(617) 345-4627
1 INTERNATIONAL PL INTERNATIONAL PLACE
BOSTON, MA
Specialties
Environmental, Land Use & Zoning, Defective & Dangerous Products, Personal Injury, Franchising
Education
George Washington University National Law Center,Stanford University
State Licensing
Connecticut, Massachusetts

L Seth Stadfeld
(617) 742-9310
84 State Street, 11th Floor
Boston, MA
Specialties
Franchising, Litigation, Commercial
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Stanley B. Kay
(617) 928-3677
275 Grove Street, Suite 2-400
Newton, MA
Specialties
Business, International Law, Contracts, Securities Offerings, Corporate, Licensing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Debt Agreements, Franchising
Education
Georgetown University Law Center,University Of Texas School of Law,University of Pennsylvania, Whart
State Licensing
California, DC, Massachusetts, Texas

Cheri L Crow
(781) 438-6400
2 MAIN ST STE 300
STONEHAM, MA
Specialties
Franchising, Business, Intellectual Property, Litigation
Education
Boston College Law School,Boston College
State Licensing
Massachusetts

John D Yellin
(617) 332-0400
2000 COMMONWEALTH AVE
AUBURNDALE, MA
Specialties
Debt Collection, Business, Franchising, Contracts
Education
New England School of Law
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Arthur L. Pressman
(617) 345-1158
Nixon Peabody Llp, 100 Summer Street
Boston, MA
Specialties
Business, Trademark Infringement, Franchising
State Licensing
Massachusetts, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey David Sternklar
(857) 488-4216
470 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 500
Boston, MA
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Business, Franchising
Education
Duke Univ School of Law,State University of New York, Binghamton
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Angela L. Saindon
(800) 982-9636
& ASSOCIATES, P.C. 2 MAIN ST STE 300
STONEHAM, MA
Specialties
Franchising, Business, Litigation, Intellectual Property
Education
Suffolk University Law School,University of South Florida
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Suzanne Christina Cummings
(800) 982-9636
2 MAIN ST STE 300
STONEHAM, MA
Specialties
Franchising, Business, Intellectual Property, Litigation
Education
Suffolk University Law School,Emmanuel College
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Richard A Gelerman
(781) 769-6900
30 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, Franchising, Land Use & Zoning
Education
Cornell Law School,Bowdoin College
State Licensing
Massachusetts

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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