Franchise Consultants Seattle WA

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Geoffrey P. Knudsen
316 OCCIDENTAL AVE S STE 500
SEATTLE, WA
Specialties
Business, Tax, Securities Offerings, Franchising, Bankruptcy
Education
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law,Stanford University
State Licensing
Washington

Gregory James Duff
(206) 587-0700
524 2nd Ave Ste 500
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Advertising, Contracts, Franchising, Gaming, Real Estate, Construction
Education
Seattle University School of Law,Pepperdine University
State Licensing
Washington

John Arthur Bender JR
(206) 654-2209
1201 3RD AVE STE 3400
SEATTLE, WA
 
Louisa Anne Barash
(206) 757-8275
701 5TH AVE STE 6100
SEATTLE, WA
Specialties
Intellectual Property, Venture Capital, Franchising
Education
Georgetown University Law Center,University of Massachusetts, Amherst
State Licensing
Washington

Lawrence Anthony Ward III
(206) 903-8817
U.S. BANK CENTRE 1420 5TH AVE STE 3400
SEATTLE, WA
Specialties
Corporate, Franchising, Licensing, Trademark Application, Trademark Infringement
Education
Notre Dame Law School,University of Notre Dame
State Licensing
California, Pennsylvania, Washington

Michael K. Vaska
1111 3RD AVE STE 3400
SEATTLE, WA
Specialties
Litigation, Franchising, Antitrust, Health Care
Education
University of Chicago Law School,Stanford University,Stanford University
State Licensing
Washington

Jeffrey Lee Pewe
701 5TH AVE
SEATTLE, WA
Specialties
Business, Franchising, Real Estate
Education
University of Washington -Seattle,Washington State University
State Licensing
Washington

Jemima McCullum
(206) 676-7500
ONE UNION SQUARE 600 UNIVERSITY ST STE 2100
SEATTLE, WA
Specialties
Real Estate, Business, Construction, Franchising
Education
Seattle University School of Law,University of Washington -Seattle
State Licensing
Washington

James L. Day
(206) 521-3858
601 UNION ST TWO UNION SQUARE
SEATTLE, WA
Specialties
Real Estate, Internet, Telecommunications, Franchising, Maritime
Education
University of Washington -Seattle,University of Washington -Seattle
State Licensing
Washington

Ada Ko
(206) 223-7000
1420 5th Ave Ste 4100
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions, Franchising, Corporate, Financial Markets And Services
Education
University of Puget Sound School of Law,University of Washington School of Law,University of Washing
State Licensing
Washington

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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