Franchise Consultants Phoenix AZ

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Aaron Cain
(602) 916-5312
3003 N CENTRAL AVE STE 2600
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Business, Financial Markets And Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Franchising, Corporate
Education
Pepperdine University School of Law,http://www.fclaw.com/attorney/bio.cfm?aid=52729,Arizona State Un
State Licensing
Arizona

Meridyth Andresen
2 N CENTRAL AVE ONE RENAISSANCE SQUARE
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Antitrust, Class Action, Commercial, Franchising
Education
University of Iowa,University of Iowa
State Licensing
Arizona

R Neil Irwin
2 N CENTRAL AVE ONE RENAISSANCE SQUARE
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Banking, Franchising, Real Estate, Corporate
Education
Indiana University
State Licensing
Arizona

Nicole Maroulakos Goodwin
(602) 229-5753
2 N CENTRAL AVE ONE RENAISSANCE SQUARE
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Commercial, Litigation, Antitrust, Trademark Application, Franchising
Education
Seton Hall University School of Law,College of William and Mary
State Licensing
Arizona

Jeffrey A Schoen
1834 E BASELINE RD STE 203
TEMPE, AZ
Specialties
Real Estate, Construction, Franchising, Business, Estate Planning
Education
Arizona State University,Arizona State University
State Licensing
Arizona

Mark P Goss
2 N CENTRAL AVE ONE RENAISSANCE SQUARE
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Banking, Franchising, Real Estate
Education
University of Arizona,University of Arizona
State Licensing
Arizona, DC

Sean K McElenney
2 N CENTRAL AVE ONE RENAISSANCE SQUARE
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Commercial, Franchising, Defective & Dangerous Products
Education
University of California - Los Angeles,University of San Francisco
State Licensing
Arizona

Elizabeth M Weldon
1 ARIZONA CTR
PHOENIX, AZ
Specialties
Commercial, Franchising, Licensing, Government
Education
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law,University of Arizona,University of Arizon
State Licensing
Arizona

Joshua S Becker
(480) 994-8888
4204 N. Brown Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Franchising, Intellectual Property
Education
ASU
State Licensing
Arizona

Henry M Stein
2826 S CARRIAGE LN
MESA, AZ
Specialties
Corporate, Business, Commercial, Franchising, Contracts
Education
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law,Arizona State University
State Licensing
Arizona

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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