Franchise Consultants Des Moines IA

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Gregory Bert Wilcox
(515) 283-3100
700 Walnut Ste 1600
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Business, Construction, Mergers & Acquisitions, Franchising, Venture Capital
Education
Drake University Law School,University of Iowa
State Licensing
Iowa

Cory R. Harris
(515) 283-3100
700 Walnut Ste 1600
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property
Education
Drake University Law School,University of Iowa
State Licensing
Iowa

Rodney Paul Kubat
(515) 283-3197
700 Walnut St Ste 1600
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Banking, Business, Corporate, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions
Education
University of Kansas School of Law,University of Iowa
State Licensing
Iowa

Anne Elizabeth Daniels
(319) 338-9222
122 S. Linn Street
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Franchising, Appeals
Education
University of Iowa College of Law,University of Iowa
State Licensing
Iowa

Wade Harlan Schut
(515) 283-3146
700 Walnut St Ste 1600
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, Franchising
Education
University of Iowa College of Law,Northwestern College
State Licensing
Iowa

Wade Harlan Schut
(515) 283-3146
700 Walnut St Ste 1600
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, Franchising
Education
University of Iowa College of Law,Northwestern College
State Licensing
Iowa

Mark Call Dickinson
(515) 283-3100
700 Walnut St, Ste 1600
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Corporate, Insurance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Markets And Services, Franchising
Education
University of Iowa College of Law,Grinnell College
State Licensing
Iowa

Matthew Jason Krigbaum
(319) 366-7331
2720 First Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Business, Franchising, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Advertising
Education
Gonzaga University School of Law,John Marshall Law School,University of Oregon
State Licensing
Iowa

Charles A Meardon
(319) 338-9222
122 S. Linn Street
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Litigation, Business, Franchising
Education
University of Iowa College of Law,University of Iowa
State Licensing
Iowa

Jeffrey Scott Bogguss
(319) 366-7331
2720 First Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialties
Tax, Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate, Franchising
Education
University of Iowa College of Law,University of Iowa
State Licensing
Iowa

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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