Market Research Report
Based on the parameters below, we project this business would break even in 2.3 years with a net present value of $146,216.
Net Cash Flow over 5 years
|Year 0||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5|
|Net Operating Profits||$22,232||$33,347||$44,463||$46,650||$48,944|
|Net Cash Flow||-$51,573||$22,232||$33,347||$44,463||$46,650||$195,775|
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.
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 Fort Collins.
- median income
- July temperature
- August temperature
- gross rent
- population density
- house price
- business activity
- land area
- nearby population
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About Fort Collins and its Consumers
Fort Collins is a Colorado city nestled along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, about 64 miles north of the state capital of Denver and 55 miles northeast of the city of Boulder. The city is the county seat of Larimer County. Located at the junction of Colorado State Highway 14 and U.S. Route 287, Fort Collins affords easy access to Interstate I-25 and is also close to U.S. Route 34. One of Colorado's most populous cities, Fort Collins is also a large college town and home to Colorado State University (CSU). As its name suggests, Fort Collins began as an army post whose original name was "Camp Collins" in honor of Lt. Col. William O. Collins, the commander of Ohio Cavalry troops headquartered at Fort Laramie. Events and festivals are abundant in Fort Collins. The Historic Old Town District is the host site of the annual New West Fest, held every August, and also June's Colorado Brewer's Festival which draws tens of thousands annually and features beers from dozens of Colorado brewers.
Fort Collins is a Colorado city nestled along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, about 64 miles north of the state capital of Denver and 55 miles northeast of the city of Boulder. The city is the county seat of Larimer County. Located at the junction of Colorado State Highway 14 and U.S. Route 287, Fort Collins affords easy access to Interstate I-25 and is also close to U.S. Route 34. One of...description source
Population Population (2012) 148,612 Population Density 2,738 ppl/sq mi Population Growth Rate 3.2% Median Income $51,676 Median Age 29.3 Unemployment 5.6% Family Household Percent 53.9% Avg. Household Size 2.4 Avg. House Price $238,600 Foreign Born 5.2% Married 41.8% Cost of Living 52.3%
Demographics White 83.1% Hispanic / Latino 10.1% Black / African American 1.1% Asian 2.9% Native American 0.4%
Market & Regulatory Conditions For Colorado
Third parties rate Colorado'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 B+ Overall regulatory friendliness B+ Friendliness of health and safety regulations B Friendliness of employment, labor, and hiring regulations B+ Friendliness of tax code B+ Friendliness of licensing regulations B+ Friendliness of environmental regulations B- Friendliness of zoning regulations B- Publicity of training programs D+ Publicity of networking programs C Current economic health of small business 33th/50 Change in revenue over past 12 months 33th/50 Forecast of small business's future economic health 9th/50Source: Thumbtack.com (2012)
Business Friendliness Overall Business Friendliness 8th/50 Cost of Doing Business 35th/50 Economy 8th/50 Infrastructure 29th/50 Workforce 5th/50 Quality of life 12th/50 Technology and innovation 9th/50 Business friendliness 16th/50 Education 28th/50 Cost of living 34th/50 Access to capital 1th/50Source: CNBC (2014)
Tax Friendliness Colorado Corporate Tax Rate 2.9% Avg Local Corporate Tax Rate in Colorado 4.5% Avg Combined Corporate Tax Rate 7.4% Overall tax friendliness 20th/50 Corporate tax rank 12th/50 Individual income tax rank 16th/50 Sales tax rank 43th/50 Unemployment insurance tax rank 35th/50 Property tax rank 22th/50Source: Tax Foundation (2015)
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