Franchise Consultants Portland OR

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Jere M Webb
(503) 294-9460
900 SW 5TH AVE STE 2600
PORTLAND, OR
Specialties
Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Franchising, Trademark Application
Education
University of Chicago Law School,Stanford University
State Licensing
Oregon

Timothy F Haslach
(503) 796-3771
PacWest Center, 1211 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1900
Portland, OR
Specialties
Franchising, Business, Family, Intellectual Property
Education
Santa Clara University School of Law,Santa Clara University
State Licensing
Oregon

Kevin E Brannon
(503) 796-2874
PACWEST CENTER 1211 SW 5TH AVE STE 1900
PORTLAND, OR
Specialties
Securities Offerings, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Franchising
Education
Stanford University,Willamette University,Willamette University
State Licensing
Maryland, Oregon

David A Hepler
(503) 796-2885
PacWest Center, 1211 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1900
Portland, OR
Specialties
Real Estate, Commercial, Franchising
Education
University of San Diego Law School,University of California
State Licensing
Oregon

Harold B Scoggins III
(503) 228-6044
121 SW Morrison St #600
Portland, OR
 
Gregory D Fullem
(503) 796-3736
PacWest Center
Portland, OR
Specialties
Franchising, Real Estate
Education
Willamette University College of Law,Trinity College
State Licensing
Oregon

Kurt F Hansen
(503) 796-2996
PacWest Center, 1211 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1900
Portland, OR
Specialties
Business, Health Care, Franchising, Litigation
Education
University of Oregon School of Law,Oregon State University
State Licensing
Oregon

Steven T Lovett
(503) 294-9364
900 SW 5TH AVE STE 2600
PORTLAND, OR
Specialties
Antitrust, Franchising, Litigation, Intellectual Property
Education
Fordham University School of Law,Tulane University
State Licensing
Oregon

Anne W Glazer
(503) 294-9343
601 SW 2ND AVE STE 2100
PORTLAND, OR
Specialties
Intellectual Property, Business, Franchising, Internet
Education
University of Washington School of Law,University of Washington -Seattle
State Licensing
Oregon

David L Silverman
(503) 294-9463
900 SW 5TH AVE STE 2600
PORTLAND, OR
Specialties
Antitrust, Franchising, Intellectual Property
Education
Stanford Law School ,University of California - Berkeley ,Yale University
State Licensing
Oregon

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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