CPR – Cell Phone Repair is a fast growing franchise, ranked # 26 on Entrepreneur’s list of top 500 franchises for 2018. CPR added 111 new franchise units in the last 12 months to bring the total # of units up to nearly 400 by the end of 2017.
If you are looking to open a new CPR franchise you may be looking to get financing from a bank, and banks often ask for a set of financial projections for a new startup. In fact, the SBA requires at least 1 year of cash flow projections for all new businesses when applying for an SBA loan.
So in an effort to help you create your projections, we have developed a specific financial template for CPR franchises using our tool – ProjectionHub. Below is a guide to use the CPR template.
1. Sign up for ProjectionHub using the CPR template
- Feel free to learn more about ProjectionHub in general before signing up.
- You can sign up for a free trial by selecting the “CPR – Cell Phone Repair” template here.
- If you have any questions about the model as you go, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Add your business info
Once you sign up and confirm your account you will be asked to complete some general business info as seen below:
Adding the CPR Business Model
Once you save the general business info, you will be able to add a business model. If you don’t already see a CPR Business Model added on this page, you can click the add Business Model button as seen below to add your first CPR unit.
3. Add your Revenue
Next you can click the orange button to Add Revenue to get started with your sales projections.
You will now have 2 options as you see in the image below:
- You can click “Add Revenue” which will give you the ability to add projected revenue numbers for each month for your store.
- Or you can click “Add Google Sheet Revenue”. We have created a special Google Spreadsheet template specifically for CPR franchises that will give you more control in terms of adding assumptions for your sales projections.
- If you decide to utilize our Google Sheet template please see this guide on how to enable the Google Sheet Integration. You can see a screenshot of a portion of the Google Sheet below:
Also, the revenue model assumptions may need updated specifically for your business to make the financial projections more accurately suited to your unit of CPR.
4. Add your expense projections
Once you complete your revenue projections you can move on to your expenses. There are 2 primary types of expenses:
- Startup Expenses
- Ongoing Operating Expenses
If you are creating a set of projections for a startup CPR location, this list of startup expenses and ranges comes directly from CPR – Cell Phone Repair’s website.
Some of the items listed as startup expenses should be entered as expenses on month 1 and some are actually cash spent on assets like:
- Leasehold improvements
If you have any of these types of expenses you will want to add them later as an “Asset” instead of an “Expense” on this page.
CPR’s Operating Expenses
On the Expenses page in ProjectionHub you will be able to add/update your operating expenses. You will notice that the Expense page will come with a number of standard expense line items along with a default monthly expense for most of the line items. Obviously you can change any of these default expenses to reflect your specific situation.
Some expenses may be a % of your total sales, instead of a fixed monthly amount.
So as you see in the image above you can click the check boxes next to those expense categories and then in the drop down box you can select “Apply Industry Ratios” and then click “Apply”. ProjectionHub is using a ratio of 8% of sales for CPR’s royalty fee based on the information found on Entrepreneur.com.
So when you click “Apply Industry Ratios” the system will take your projected sales and multiply by 8% to come up with your royalty fee for example.
5. Add your assets
Next you can move on to the assets section. You will notice that the Assets page comes pre-loaded with the default assets that you might have as a CPR franchise owner.
To add an asset, hover over the row, see the 3 dots on the left of the asset name, hover over, and click edit.
Next you will be able to add your Machinery And Equipment as an example. You can enter in the details of your assets as seen below:
6. Add your liabilities
Next you can move to the Liabilities page and add a loan. If you are going to borrow to help fund your startup costs, you can “Add a Liability” as seen below:
Then, you can go ahead and insert the details of the loan or other liability that you have acquired.
7. Add investors
Next you can add any personal investment you will be making as well as investment from outside investors. One common situation may be that you pay the $25,000 franchise fee with your personal investment. In the example below we assumed that you paid the $25,000 franchise fee as a personal investment, and we selected that the investment was pre-existing which means that the projections will assume that you already paid the $25k prior to the projections starting, so this will show up on your opening balance sheet as equity.
8. Review your financial projection reports
Once you enter in all of your assumptions you will be able to review a number of reports. Here is a sampling of some of the reports, tables below:
On the Dashboard page you will be able to download your Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow projections to share with your lender or investor.
Adding Multiple CPR Units
Finally, let’s assume you want to add another CPR store in the future. All you need to do is go back to the “Business Model” page and add another “CPR – Cell Phone Repair” business model. You can then label it CPR – Cell Phone Repair–unit 2 and you can repeat the process. You can add as many units as you would like over time.
Again, you can get started by creating a ProjectionHub free trial account today.
As you complete your projections please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions at email@example.com
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