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Accounting Firm opportunities in Costa Mesa, CA
$43,359 Potential Yearly Earnings What's this number?
$112,809 Net Present Value What's this number?

  Financial Projections

Based on the parameters below, we project this business would break even in 3.7 years with a net present value of $112,809.

Net Cash Flow over 5 years

Year 0 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Net Revenues $216,795 $325,193 $433,590 $453,535 $474,398
Net Costs $195,116 $292,673 $390,231 $408,182 $426,958
Net Operating Profits $21,680 $32,519 $43,359 $45,354 $47,440
Capital
      Startup Cost -$79,416
      Terminal Value $142,319
Net Cash Flow -$79,416 $21,680 $32,519 $43,359 $45,354 $189,759

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 Costa Mesa.

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

  Competitors

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

H&R Block National Competitor
2200 Harbor Blvd Ste D-110 Costa Mesa, CA 92627

H&R Block National Competitor
779 W 19th St Ste A Costa Mesa, CA 92627

H&R Block National Competitor
2750 Harbor Blvd Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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  About Costa Mesa and its Consumers

Incorporated in 1953, Costa Mesa is a city located in Orange County, in Southern California. Costa Mesa is approximately forty-five minutes southeast of Los Angeles, twenty minutes south of Anaheim, five minutes east of Newport Beach, and an hour and a half northwest of San Diego. Costa Mesa's southernmost border is only 1 mile from the Pacific Ocean. Costa Mesa is also only 10 minutes from the John Wayne Orange County Airport. The area that is now Costa Mesa was originally used as grazing land by Mission San Juan Capistrano. Early attempts to settle the area in the 1880s failed. Costa Mesa started as the Town of Harper, which changed its name to Costa Mesa in 1920. Costa Mesa means coastal tableland in Spanish . Orange County, California was ranked as one of the "Top 25 Cities for Doing Business in America" by Inc. Magazine in the "Large Cities" category in a 2004 study. Costa Mesa received a "League of California Cities Helen Putnam Awards of Excellence" in 2005 for "Internal Administration".

Incorporated in 1953, Costa Mesa is a city located in Orange County, in Southern California. Costa Mesa is approximately forty-five minutes southeast of Los Angeles, twenty minutes south of Anaheim, five minutes east of Newport Beach, and an hour and a half northwest of San Diego. Costa Mesa's southernmost border is only 1 mile from the Pacific Ocean. Costa Mesa is also only 10 minutes from the...

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  • Population
    Population (2012) 111,918
    Population Density 7,149 ppl/sq mi
    Population Growth Rate 1.8%
    Median Income $61,136
    Median Age 33.7
    Unemployment 5.8%
    Family Household Percent 58.2%
    Avg. Household Size 2.7
    Avg. House Price $552,700
    Foreign Born 28.5%
    Married 39.3%
    Cost of Living 68.1%
  • Average Temperature
    January 55.0°F 12.8°C
    February 55.0°F 12.8°C
    March 57.0°F 13.9°C
    April 59.0°F 15.0°C
    May 62.0°F 16.7°C
    June 66.0°F 18.9°C
    July 71.0°F 21.7°C
    August 71.0°F 21.7°C
    September 69.0°F 20.6°C
    October 66.0°F 18.9°C
    November 60.0°F 15.6°C
    December 55.0°F 12.8°C
  • Demographics
    White 51.8%
    Hispanic / Latino 35.8%
    Black / African American 1.2%
    Asian 7.7%
    Native American 0.2%

  Market & Regulatory Conditions For California

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

  • Small-Business Friendliness
    Overall small business friendliness F
    Ease of starting a small business D
    Cost of hiring a new employee C-
    Overall regulatory friendliness F
    Friendliness of health and safety regulations F
    Friendliness of employment, labor, and hiring regulations F
    Friendliness of tax code F
    Friendliness of licensing regulations F
    Friendliness of environmental regulations D
    Friendliness of zoning regulations D
    Publicity of training programs C-
    Publicity of networking programs D+
    Current economic health of small business 40th/50
    Change in revenue over past 12 months 40th/50
    Forecast of small business's future economic health 35th/50
    Source: Thumbtack.com (2012)
  • Business Friendliness
    Overall Business Friendliness 32th/50
    Cost of Doing Business 48th/50
    Economy 9th/50
    Infrastructure 24th/50
    Workforce 36th/50
    Quality of life 23th/50
    Technology and innovation 1th/50
    Business friendliness 48th/50
    Education 26th/50
    Cost of living 47th/50
    Access to capital 1th/50
    Source: CNBC (2014)
  • Tax Friendliness
    California Corporate Tax Rate 7.5%
    Avg Local Corporate Tax Rate in California 0.9%
    Avg Combined Corporate Tax Rate 8.4%
    Overall tax friendliness 48th/50
    Corporate tax rank 34th/50
    Individual income tax rank 50th/50
    Sales tax rank 42th/50
    Unemployment insurance tax rank 14th/50
    Property tax rank 14th/50
    Source: Tax Foundation (2015)

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