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Business Productivity and the Rule of Three

Posted by Ryan Moore on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

We all sometimes wish that there were more hours in the day or that we could somehow clone ourselves in order to get everything that we needed or wanted to get done, done … right?

In our increasingly complex and time-constrained world, the concept of productivity takes center stage. We are left pondering questions like:

  • How do you really become more productive?
  • How do I measure my productivity?
  • Is it even possible for me to get more done than I already do?
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Topics: Business consulting

Your McDonald’s Franchise Investment/Re-Investment – Will It Really Pay Off?

Posted by Ryan Moore on Tue, Apr 11, 2017

The business of owning and operating a McDonald’s restaurant franchise is without a doubt, capital intensive. From the hefty initial investment to the steady stream of re-investments to keep your restaurant operating at peak performance, the amount of capital poured into your business is substantial.

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Topics: McDonald's management

How Much is My McDonald’s Restaurant Worth? A Valuation Primer

Posted by Ryan Moore on Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Whether you’re looking to buy a McDonald’s restaurant, sell a restaurant, gift some ownership to a Next Gen, or are just plain curious, the question of value is of primary concern. Ask any valuator worth their salt and he or she will tell you, valuation is an art, not a science.

There is no black and white formula for determining what a McDonald’s franchise is worth. However, there are time tested and generally accepted methods within which one can work to derive a fair value.

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Topics: McDonald's management, Business Valuation

How McDonald’s Franchisees Can Best Manage Risk

Posted by Ryan Moore on Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The term risk management is one that can be found with increasing frequency these days, both on television and in print. It’s not necessarily fodder for lively dinner conversation, but the timing of when you get to enjoy that next expensive steak could very well depend on how well versed you are on the topic of risk.

Put simply, risk management is the process of identification, analysis, and acceptance of uncertainty in business decisions. The primary objective of risk management is to provide the assurance that uncertainty does not interfere or prevent one from achieving their business goals. Risks can come from various sources including uncertainty in financial markets, threats from operational failures, legal liabilities, credit risk, accidents, natural causes and disasters, ever increasing competition, or other uncertain or unpredictable events.

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Topics: McDonald's management

Do You Need to Pay Estimated Taxes? Guidance for McDonald’s Owner/Operators

Posted by Ryan Moore on Tue, Nov 1, 2016

The concept of having to pay taxes is often times more than enough to make one go cross-eyed. “I’ve worked really hard all year and I have to give how much to Uncle Sam!?!”

Add to that the potential of being charged interest and penalties for not giving enough to the government periodically throughout the year and you start to wonder why it is you’re even working at all.

While that is clearly hyperbole, the exercise of calculating the amount of estimated tax one is required to pay on an annual basis is confusing and requires an in-depth knowledge of the rules of the game.

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Topics: McDonald's management, Business tax planning

McDonald’s Owner/Operators: How to Prepare for Tax Season When Profits are Up

Posted by Ryan Moore on Thu, Sep 22, 2016

The cyclical pattern of business is just that, cyclical. Booms and busts, highs and lows, expansions and recessions, good times and bad times, or more simply put, you’re either making money or you’re not.

When your business is enduring one of the low points of the cycle, taxes are not often top of mind. Generally speaking, when you’re not making money, you typically don’t have to worry about paying a lot in taxes.

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Topics: McDonald's management

How McDonald’s Owner/Operators Can Manage Cash While in Growth Mode

Posted by Ryan Moore on Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Cash flow is the life-blood of any business, be it quick-service restaurants, retail, professional services, construction – it’s what keeps the lights on and ultimately separates success from failure.

While positive cash flow is always the goal, there are myriad degrees of positive cash flow. Clearly, working to maximize the level of positive cash flow coming from your business’s normal operations is key, but almost as important is how you deploy (or accumulate) this cash flow.

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Topics: McDonald's management

Internal Controls Can Boost McDonald's Owners' Profitability

Posted by Ryan Moore on Thu, Feb 4, 2016

As is the case with any business, and especially in the quick-service restaurant industry, maintaining profitability requires having and upholding strict internal controls. Without them, valuable sales dollars never find their way to your bottom line.

When the viability of your business depends on capturing every penny from every transaction, and when an estimated 7% of restaurant industry annual sales are lost to theft, keeping any and all fraud out of the equation is a must!

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Topics: McDonald's management

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