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Accounting Firm opportunities in Chattanooga, TN
$34,129 Potential Yearly Earnings What's this number?
$119,367 Net Present Value What's this number?

  Financial Projections

Based on the parameters below, we project this business would break even in 1.8 years with a net present value of $119,367.

Net Cash Flow over 5 years

Year 0 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Net Revenues $170,645 $255,968 $341,290 $354,761 $368,764
Net Costs $153,581 $230,371 $307,161 $319,285 $331,887
Net Operating Profits $17,065 $25,597 $34,129 $35,476 $36,876
Capital
      Startup Cost -$30,887
      Terminal Value $110,629
Net Cash Flow -$30,887 $17,065 $25,597 $34,129 $35,476 $147,505

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 Chattanooga.

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

  Competitors

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

Wilkins Crews & Associates PC Local Competitor
430 Chestnut St Chattanooga, TN 37402

Wells, Jefferson W CPA Local Competitor
5751 Uptain Rd Chattanooga, TN 37411

Steele Jones Local Competitor
831 Ashland Ter Chattanooga, TN 37415

Schemel LeCroy-Schemel PC Local Competitor
744 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37403

Dixon & Irwin CPA's Local Competitor
6727 Heritage Business Ct Chattanooga, TN 37421

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  About Chattanooga and its Consumers

Chattanooga is the fourth-largest city in the U.S. state of Tennessee, with a population of 167,674 as of the 2010 census, and an estimated population of 171,279 in 2012.[6] It is the seat of Hamilton County. Located in southeastern Tennessee in East Tennessee, on Chickamauga Lake and Nickajack Lake, which are both part of the Tennessee River, Chattanooga lies approximately 120 miles (190 km) to the northwest of Atlanta, Georgia, 120 miles (190 km) to the southwest of Knoxville, Tennessee, about 135 miles (217 km) to the southeast of Nashville, Tennessee, about 120 miles (190 km) to the northeast of Huntsville, Alabama, and about 148 miles (238 km) to the northeast of Birmingham, Alabama. Chattanooga abuts the Georgia border and is where three major interstate highways meet: I-24, I-75, and I-59. The city, which has a downtown elevation of approximately 680 feet (210 m), lies at the transition between the ridge-and-valley portion of the Appalachian Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau. The city is therefore surrounded by various mountains and ridges. The official nickname for Chattanooga is the Scenic City, being reinforced by the city's growing national reputation as a haven for numerous outdoor activities.

Chattanooga is the fourth-largest city in the U.S. state of Tennessee, with a population of 167,674 as of the 2010 census, and an estimated population of 171,279 in 2012.[6] It is the seat of Hamilton County. Located in southeastern Tennessee in East Tennessee, on Chickamauga Lake and Nickajack Lake, which are both part of the Tennessee River, Chattanooga lies approximately 120 miles (190 km)...

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  • Population
    Population (2012) 171,279
    Population Density 1,248 ppl/sq mi
    Population Growth Rate 2.2%
    Median Income $32,791
    Median Age 37.2
    Unemployment 9.7%
    Family Household Percent 57.1%
    Avg. Household Size 2.3
    Avg. House Price $140,000
    Foreign Born 4.2%
    Married 37.5%
    Cost of Living 47.5%
  • Average Temperature
    January 40.5°F 4.7°C
    February 44.4°F 6.9°C
    March 52.2°F 11.2°C
    April 60.5°F 15.8°C
    May 68.6°F 20.3°C
    June 76.5°F 24.7°C
    July 80.0°F 26.7°C
    August 79.4°F 26.3°C
    September 72.5°F 22.5°C
    October 61.5°F 16.4°C
    November 51.2°F 10.7°C
    December 42.6°F 5.9°C
  • Demographics
    White 55.9%
    Hispanic / Latino 5.5%
    Black / African American 34.7%
    Asian 2.0%
    Native American 0.2%

  Market & Regulatory Conditions For Tennessee

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

  • Small-Business Friendliness
    Overall small business friendliness B-
    Ease of starting a small business B
    Cost of hiring a new employee A
    Overall regulatory friendliness A-
    Friendliness of health and safety regulations B+
    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 A
    Publicity of training programs A-
    Publicity of networking programs B+
    Current economic health of small business 17th/50
    Change in revenue over past 12 months 16th/50
    Forecast of small business's future economic health 30th/50
    Source: Thumbtack.com (2012)
  • Business Friendliness
    Overall Business Friendliness 14th/50
    Cost of Doing Business 13th/50
    Economy 14th/50
    Infrastructure 4th/50
    Workforce 6th/50
    Quality of life 50th/50
    Technology and innovation 28th/50
    Business friendliness 18th/50
    Education 39th/50
    Cost of living 9th/50
    Access to capital 33th/50
    Source: CNBC (2014)
  • Tax Friendliness
    Tennessee Corporate Tax Rate 7.0%
    Avg Local Corporate Tax Rate in Tennessee 2.5%
    Avg Combined Corporate Tax Rate 9.5%
    Overall tax friendliness 15th/50
    Corporate tax rank 15th/50
    Individual income tax rank 8th/50
    Sales tax rank 47th/50
    Unemployment insurance tax rank 26th/50
    Property tax rank 37th/50
    Source: Tax Foundation (2015)

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