How to Grow ANY Local Business (my framework)

Had two different businesses that Approached me both had franchises open I Had almost an identical conversation With both and I'll tell you one of them Which is a whitening teeth whitening Business but a breakdown is how I help Them walk through this decision of Should we go more franchises or we Should go more privately owned and it Really comes down to four main variables Number one is the cost versus The Return Of every dollar you invest in opening More locations the second is the actual Effort that it takes to open a location Which comes down to is it centralized or Decentralized in terms of where the work Is being done centralized and it means That there's more operational drag at The franchisor level if it's Decentralized there's more work for the Franchisee the third thing was actually Looking at this at scale if you have a Number you saw for which almost every Entrepreneur that I know who is in a Local chain wants to solve for some big Exit usually it's 50 or 100 million and If you want to own it forever totally Fine you still think about building it As an asset even if you're never going To sell it just transparently like we Don't want to sell anything anymore we Want to hold and grow buy and build Maybe that's what we do but we also Understand that some entrepreneurs do

Want to sell and reversing your net Worth goal into what you actually have To open at a location level between Franchise and local privately owned ones That you own all of them is a good math Number to know because it makes the Decision much much easier and then Finally is a little bit of a personal Thing which is which type of Entrepreneur are you are you more of a Promotional entrepreneur so you love the Sales and marketing and selling the Franchises selling the franchises or or You're more of a product driven Operational leadership driven Entrepreneur who's like who with a Longer time rise and just loves Investing in people and building kind of A big thick so we'll break down all four Of these here are the business metrics That are important top line per location Is about 500 000 a year bottom line for A location is 250 000 a year the cost to Open was 50. so I spend 50 I make 500 Top Line I keep 250 a year later really Good numbers if you have a business that Gets like less than 100 return on Capital meaning it usually makes more Sense to franchise right off the bat Because the return on capital is too Slow and not big enough if you look at a McDonald's for example it costs 1.1 1.2 Million dollars to open a McDonald's They make 150 000 a year on average

Afterwards so you're looking at like a 15 rate of return right versus spend 50 Make 250 you're talking to 5x right very Different and this happens all the time I've seen this with moving businesses That have crazy Returns on Capital Seeing with gym business doesn't really Matter with the business is but you have To switch from your business hat to your Investor hat and start looking at your Business investment because once you Start generating real money you have to Think where is the best place I can put My money and if opening another location 5x is your money every year you go from 1 million to 5 million five to twenty Five twenty five to 125 that becomes a Very attractive machine if you expand The time Horizon we have this business These individuals had decided to do the Franchise so this is what their Franchise economics looked like they Would get seven and a half percent a Top Line it's a royalty on Top Line and it's Usually some sort of marketing fund that Everyone chips into so they can get National branding some franchises do Flat fees some do royalties doesn't Really matter there's a certain Percentage of Revenue that you're going To collect now these guys were charging Seven and a half and so on 250 it was Like thirty five thousand dollars per Year that they're making from the

Franchise Okay so stay with me now if The franchise runs at the same margins At the individual locations at 50 so Twenty thousand dollars of what they're Gonna make in net earnings at the Franchisor level per location that they Open here's the kicker and this moves us On to our second kind of variable here You've moved past the first checkpoint And you're like okay our economics are Pretty good like we're over a hundred Percent we're in that line but now it's Like well how hard is it if you have Twenty thousand dollars in net earnings Per franchise you open and you've got 250 000 per location that you open on Your own the franchises get usually two Times the multiple that a brick and Mortar local chain will get so they Might get like 15 times earnings in Terms of the Enterprise Value what an Investor might buy for it because Franchises usually have a certain amount Of open and usually more have yet to be Open and so an investor is willing to Pay 15 times today because they already Really know they're paying if nothing Else changes a 5x multiple because they Know the other 200 are going to open Guaranteed it's legal has to happen Versus getting 8X on the individual Location so 8X on 250 would be 2 million Dollars versus 15x on 20 which would be 300 000 which means that for every

Location you open at the franchise level You add 300 000 to the franchise Valuation for every location you open on The privately held side you would add Two million dollars so that then informs How hard is it to open these locations What is the constraint if we have a Super decentralized model meaning the Franchisees do most of the work then it Might mean that we could open 10 times More franchises for the same effort as Opening one at that point it might make More sense to open more franchise Locations if it's super centralizes and You're doing most of the work then Sometimes it makes a lot more sense to Actually just keep opening locations on Your own provided the return on capital Is there you don't need to open spend a Million dollars to open a facility to Make 200 Grand right and the numbers Pencil out where you just look dollars And cents if I want to have a 100 Million dollar exit which you can't have An exit or not but you can still always Build as though a sellable entity like We will always build an asset so that it Is sell not so that we sell it so 100 Million means 50 locations open Privately or 333 locations open with a Franchise and so you have to look at That and think okay if I can open let's Say one or two locations a month which Most franchise locations do then it

Would only take me like two maybe three Years to get to this number now what's My rate of opening at the franchise Level often times especially with when I Talk to franchisors they're usually Limiting factors internal not external The problem is internal then it means Maybe they can open like three or four Locations for the franchise which means It would actually take them longer to Get their ultimate outcome and that's Assuming they can sell franchises like Hotcakes which is not always that easy That leads me to the fourth point on This checklist that I walk through Mentally the final thing is just Personality wise so if I look at an Entrepreneur in their super promotion Driven they love selling they love they Love the sizzle they love the the hunt Right of selling franchises then Franchising when I'm at 50 50 might Still be the right play on the flip side If there's somebody who's a little bit More product driven a little more Leadership driven like love the Ops all That kind of stuff then it might be more Of a self-sustained lower number higher Value play and here's the key difference If you have a really Stark difference Between franchise versus private let's Say a super promotion driven Entrepreneur but all the maths is that You should own it privately then if you

Phrase the thing that you don't like as A deficiency in the business then it Becomes very solvable so for example Staffing each of these locations becomes Hard you've got all these kind of low Skill low-wage employees which can be Difficult to manage lots of churn Etc so What do you do you hire somebody who's Ran a staffing for a franchise that's Gone from 50 to 250 multiple times That's what I would do when we invest It's exactly what the move would be we Can take somebody who's super promotion Driven and then bring in one or two People to support them in the things That they don't like that are way better Than them at it and then you get the Outcome where the math and the Personalities work together to build the Ultimate Enterprise Value and on the Flip side if you're a super like Ops Product Etc type entrepreneur but all The metrics say that you should Franchise this thing then we bring a Really hypey sales driven person into The business to go hunt for you to bring More franchises in so that you can scale Faster because that's the way that your Model's been set up either way these are Variables that you can play with and Those are the four points that I look at As checklist of how I'm going to scale a Local business that comes to us we made A checklist so that you can actually

Look through these four things for Yourself actually go through it and fill It out and look at both those things Because you'll actually look at it as an Investor and it'll make you a better Business owner

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