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Accounting Firm opportunities in Alexandria, VA
$66,528 Potential Yearly Earnings What's this number?
$178,873 Net Present Value What's this number?

  Financial Projections

Based on the parameters below, we project this business would break even in 3.5 years with a net present value of $178,873.

Net Cash Flow over 5 years

Year 0 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Net Revenues $332,641 $498,961 $665,282 $695,415 $726,914
Net Costs $299,377 $449,065 $598,754 $625,874 $654,222
Net Operating Profits $33,264 $49,896 $66,528 $69,542 $72,691
Capital
      Startup Cost -$115,847
      Terminal Value $218,074
Net Cash Flow -$115,847 $33,264 $49,896 $66,528 $69,542 $290,765

Startup costs are estimated as the larger of PYE and median income multiplied by the cost of living in the city. The positive cash flows in years 1 to 5 are estimated from the PYE. The first year is discounted by 50%, the second year is discounted by 75%, the fourth through tenth years are inflated according to a growth rate estimated from the GDP growth rate of the state. The profit margin is defaulted 10%. In year 5 a “terminal value” equal to the year 5 net operating income times three is added. The hurdle rate is defaulted to 15%. All values are net of taxes.

Financial Parameters

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  Statistical Analysis
How is this opportunity calculated?

The following ten market factors are the most important determinants used to calculate the need for businesses of this type in Alexandria.

  1. median income
  2. July temperature
  3. August temperature
  4. gross rent
  5. population density
  6. house price
  7. business activity
  8. nearby population
  9. February temperature
  10. April temperature

  Competitors

Accounting firms or individuals that provide accounting, tax filing, or related financial services to clients.

H&R Block National Competitor
7007 - G Manchester Blvd Alexandria, VA 22310

H&R Block National Competitor
5916A N Kings Hwy Alexandria, VA 22303

H&R Block National Competitor
263 S Van Dorn St Alexandria, VA 22304

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  About Alexandria and its Consumers

Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 139,966,in 2013, the population was estimated to be 151,218. Located along the Western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is approximately six miles (9.6 kilometers) south of downtown Washington, D.C. Like the rest of Northern Virginia, as well as central Maryland, modern Alexandria has been shaped by its proximity to the nation's capital. It is largely populated by professionals working in the federal civil service, in the U.S. military, or for one of the many private companies which contract to provide services to the federal government. One of Alexandria's largest employers is the U.S. Department of Defense. Others include the Institute for Defense Analysesand the Center for Naval Analyses. In 2005, the United States Patent and Trademark Office moved to Alexandria. The historic center of Alexandria is known as Old Town. With its concentration of boutiques, restaurants, antique shops and theaters, it is a major draw for tourists. Like Old Town, many Alexandria neighborhoods are compact, walkable, high-income suburbs of Washington, D.C. It is the seventh largest and highest income independent city in Virginia.

Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 139,966,in 2013, the population was estimated to be 151,218. Located along the Western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is approximately six miles (9.6 kilometers) south of downtown Washington, D.C. Like the rest of Northern Virginia, as well as central Maryland, modern Alexandria...

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  • Population
    Population (2012) 146,294
    Population Density 9,735 ppl/sq mi
    Population Growth Rate 4.5%
    Median Income $82,748
    Median Age 35.7
    Unemployment 4.6%
    Family Household Percent 45.5%
    Avg. Household Size 2.0
    Avg. House Price $477,100
    Foreign Born 23.9%
    Married 38.5%
    Cost of Living 73.4%
  • Average Temperature
    January 36.0°F 2.2°C
    February 38.4°F 3.6°C
    March 46.3°F 7.9°C
    April 56.7°F 13.7°C
    May 66.0°F 18.9°C
    June 74.9°F 23.8°C
    July 79.3°F 26.3°C
    August 77.8°F 25.4°C
    September 70.9°F 21.6°C
    October 59.5°F 15.3°C
    November 49.1°F 9.5°C
    December 39.4°F 4.1°C
  • Demographics
    White 52.9%
    Hispanic / Latino 16.4%
    Black / African American 20.9%
    Asian 5.9%
    Native American 0.2%

  Market & Regulatory Conditions For Virginia

Third parties rate Virginia's business and regulatory conditions according to their own methods. We report them here for informational purposes.

  • Small-Business Friendliness
    Overall small business friendliness A
    Ease of starting a small business A-
    Cost of hiring a new employee A
    Overall regulatory friendliness B+
    Friendliness of health and safety regulations A-
    Friendliness of employment, labor, and hiring regulations A-
    Friendliness of tax code A-
    Friendliness of licensing regulations A
    Friendliness of environmental regulations A-
    Friendliness of zoning regulations B
    Publicity of training programs A-
    Publicity of networking programs A-
    Current economic health of small business 39th/50
    Change in revenue over past 12 months 26th/50
    Forecast of small business's future economic health 12th/50
    Source: Thumbtack.com (2012)
  • Business Friendliness
    Overall Business Friendliness 8th/50
    Cost of Doing Business 30th/50
    Economy 29th/50
    Infrastructure 19th/50
    Workforce 10th/50
    Quality of life 22th/50
    Technology and innovation 10th/50
    Business friendliness 5th/50
    Education 9th/50
    Cost of living 32th/50
    Access to capital 19th/50
    Source: CNBC (2014)
  • Tax Friendliness
    Virginia Corporate Tax Rate 5.3%
    Avg Local Corporate Tax Rate in Virginia 0.3%
    Avg Combined Corporate Tax Rate 5.6%
    Overall tax friendliness 27th/50
    Corporate tax rank 6th/50
    Individual income tax rank 39th/50
    Sales tax rank 6th/50
    Unemployment insurance tax rank 37th/50
    Property tax rank 26th/50
    Source: Tax Foundation (2015)

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