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"How much can I make?" : actual sales, expenses and/or profits on 84 franchise opportunities
Bond, Robert E.
2014 edition
Publication Information:
Oakland, California : Source Book Publications, 2014.
Physical Description:
347 pages : illustrations, charts ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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HF5429.23 .B6 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Popular Materials-Small Business

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The single most important task for a prospective franchisee (or small businessperson) is to prepare a realistic cash flow statement that accurately reflects the economic potential of a franchise (business). "How Much Can I Make?" is an insider's guide that provides historical sales, expense, and/or profit data on actual franchise operations to establish a solid basis for making these critical financial projections. Over 75 financial performance representations, prepared bythe franchisors themselves, are included for major industry categories. The roster of franchisors runs from the McDonald's and 7-Elevens of the world to several newer, smaller franchises with significantly fewer operating units. Only about 55 percent of franchisors provide this information. Given that franchisors are not allowed to make, or even discuss, any financial projections other than those published in their franchise disclosure documents, this hard-to-obtain data is especially useful.

In addition, the author provides a detailed profile of each franchisor, its logo, and detailed worksheets, as well as his own insights into making meaningful projections.

Author Notes

Robert E. Bond is the leading authority on the exceedingly complex franchise selection process. With over 30 years of diversified business experience and 20 years spent focusing on the franchising industry, he is generally regarded as one of the industry's most knowledgeable and widely quoted spokespersons. He lives in Piedmont, CA.