5 Vital Aspects You Must Know for Success in Small Business

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5 vital aspects you must know for success in small business

  1. Track your return on investment (“ROI”).
  2. Monitor cash flow statement frequently
  3. Leverage with talent human resource
  4. Leverage social media
  5. Develop and have an emergency plan in place

First-time small business owners must master these 5 indispensable aspects because they are vital business factors for every business owners.

Track your return on investment (“ROI”)

Business owner must keep track on:

  • How much you invest?
  • What you invest your money on?
  • What you get in return for every dollar you invest?

This ROI tracking would help the business owner easier to decide where to invest and allocate your money in the future during your annual budget analysis review.

Monitor cash flow statement frequently

Diligently and thoroughly monitor cash flow statement.  Business owner should only spend from the revenue you derive from the sale of your products or services.

Small business must learn how to control and ensure you have sufficient cash to cover operating expenses for at least 90 days.  You have to anticipate and manage the time-lag between completing a project and receive payment.

For your small business, the cash flow statement may be the most important financial statement you organize. It traces the flow of funds (or working capital) into and out of your business during an accounting period.

For a small business, a cash flow statement should probably be prepared as frequently as possible. This means either monthly or quarterly. An annual statement is a must for any business.

In short, a cash flow statement can be used to assess the timing, amount and predictability of future cash flows and it can be used as the basis for budgeting. You can use a cash flow statement to answer the questions, “Where did the money come from?” “Where did it go?”.

Leverage with talent human resource

Small business must know what you look for and what to shun when recruit a new talent human resource.  Please note your human resource is also a key area of ROI.  Hiring an unfit employee can be a catastrophic impact on a small business.  You must follow all required steps and take time to make your recruitment decision.

In other hand, business owner needs to make genuine attempt to correct the unfit employee within a set period of time.  If he can not show any improvement or progress, you need to let him go swiftly and gracefully.

Leverage social media

such as Facebook, Linkedin, Google+, Pinterest and other popular sites.  Social media is where your prospective clients and customers often hangout.  Business owner’s profile must be crafted relevant to your audience and willing to participate in online discussions in your industry related chats.

Emergency Plan in place

Business owner should be prepared for a natural disaster which could either completely discontinue or disrupt your business operation.  Your emergency plan should be include at the very least an alternate lines of communications with clients in order to preserve the integrity of your service.  In addition, you also maintain, upgrade and updated IT equipment.

More effectively, you need to identify your critical business functions— what resources and personnel will you need to restore or reproduce these functions during a recovery? Assign disaster response duties to your employees.  In addition, business owner needs to identify critical suppliers—Identify suppliers, providers, shippers, resources, and other businesses you typically interact with and need to keep your business operating. Develop professional relationships with backup vendors, in case your normal vendor isn’t available due to the emergency.

In short, the more you plan in advance for potential disaster, the quicker you recover and keep your valued and core client intact.

In conclusion, your chance for building a successful small business requires 1) Track your return on investment, 2) Monitor cash flow statement frequently, 3) Leverage with talent human resource, 4) Leverage social media and 5) Develop and have an emergency plan in place.

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  4. How to Succeed as a Small Business Owner … and Still Have a Life
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Fair Market Rents – Section 8 Tenants – Update May 2015 – ALL States

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Fair Market Rents are established by HUD each year for the Section 8 Program. For more information about the annual calculation of Fair Market Rents, visit the HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research.

HOME Rent Limit data are available from FY 1998 to the present.

Per 24 CFR Part 92.252, HUD provides the following maximum HOME rent limits. The maximum HOME rents are the lesser of:

  1. The fair market rent for existing housing for comparable units in the area as established by HUD under 24 CFR 888.111; or
  2. A rent that does not exceed 30 percent of the adjusted income of a family whose annual income equals 65 percent of the median income for the area, as determined by HUD, with adjustments for number of bedrooms in the unit. The HOME rent limits provided by HUD will include average occupancy per unit and adjusted income assumptions.

In rental projects with five or more HOME-assisted rental units, twenty (20) percent of the HOME-assisted units must be occupied by very low-income families and meet one of following rent requirements:

  1. The rent does not exceed 30 percent of the annual income of a family whose income equals 50 percent of the median income for the area, as determined by HUD, with adjustments for smaller and larger families. HUD provides the HOME rent limits which include average occupancy per unit and adjusted income assumptions. However, if the rent determined under this paragraph is higher than the applicable rent under 24 CFR 92.252(a), then the maximum rent for units under this paragraph is that calculated under 24 CFR 92.252(a).
  2. The rent does not exceed 30 percent of the family’s adjusted income. If the unit receives Federal or State project-based rental subsidy and the very low-income family pays as a contribution toward rent not more than 30 percent of the family’s adjusted income, then the maximum rent (i.e., tenant contribution plus project-based rental subsidy) is the rent allowable under the Federal or State project-based rental subsidy program.

The FMRs for unit sizes larger than 4 bedroom are calculated by adding 15 percent to the 4 bedroom FMR for each extra bedroom. For example, the FMR for a 5 bedroom unit is 1.15 times the 4 bedroom FMR, and the FMR for a 6 bedroom unit is 1.30 times the 4 bedroom FMR, and so on…

  • 5 BR = 1.15 x 4 BR FMR
  • 6 BR = 1.30 x 4 BR FMR
  • 7 BR = 1.45 x 4 BR FMR
  • 8 BR = 1.60 x 4 BR FMR
  • 9 BR = 1.75 x 4 BR FMR
  • 10 BR = 1.90 x 4 BR FMR
  • 11 BR = 2.05 x 4 BR FMR
  • 12 BR = 2.20 x 4 BR FMR

These HOME rent limits are effective June 1, 2015, and are applicable to new HOME leases and lease renewals after that date.

Attached is an update for state of California.  For other states, please sign-in and request for a copy for your state.

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What is an alternative investment real estate versus vacation home…?

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Mortgages on vacation properties have harder terms—and more expensive to own than a primary residence.

Is your vacation home an investment property?  Homeowner would need to consider and calculate

  • Cost of the mortgage
  • Insurance
  • Taxes
  • Maintenance & Repair

Lender’s requirement are higher down payment and at least 50 basis point on the second home comparing with your primary home.

In addition, lender would calculate your debt-to-income (“DTI”) against the borrower when they apply for another mortgage.  Under current federal laws, a borrower’s DTI must be 43% or lower to qualify for most mortgages.   This DTI percentage measures the borrower’s overall monthly debt payments relative to income—the lower the debt, the better.

In fact, many lender also calculate the vacancy rates, roughly from 25 to 30% of the year.

Borrower may have to research for lender who are non-traditional lenders for the investment-home market who would willing providing 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage specifically developed for landlords who cannot qualify for loans from traditional lenders.

In general these lenders term at higher interest rate and loan-to-value (“LTV”) is approximately 75% the property’s appraised value.  Please note the minimum credit score is 650.

The rental income covers mortgage payments and still enjoy the property for some personal use.

Here are some consideration for using a vacation home for rental:

Documentation & Paperwork. Borrowers hoping to qualify for an investment loan can expect lenders to ask for proof of ongoing occupancy, such as a copy of the lease and evidence that a security deposit was collected

Higher taxes. Non-primary residences aren’t eligible for homestead exemptions on local property taxes. Mortgage interest on investment homes isn’t deductible for federal income tax purposes.

States and local municipalities require vacation-property owners to collect and pay the same lodging taxes as hotels and charge stiff penalties to nonpayers.

Maintenance & Repair.  Maintenance and insurance costs will have higher rates than homeowner’s policies. Vacation rentals also require cleaning and marketing, which can be handled by a real-estate management company—at an additional cost.

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Case Study: Sale-Leaseback Technique of Wendy’s and McDonald

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Wendy’s Refranchising 640 Stores

Following a pattern we’re seeing in the wider market, Wendy’s this week announced that they were going to sell as many as 640 stores to their franchisees. This on the heels of McDonald’s announcing they would do the same for 3,500 stores as part of their effort to boost the bottom-line.

It’s not exactly clear how many, but certainly some sizeable percentage of these stores may be candidates for sale-leasebacks by the Franchisees. Sale-Leaseback activity in the franchise space has been brisk this year and a flurry of new inventory of this type is exactly what the market is looking for.

With constrained supply and high demand, these franchisees would likely have no problem doing sale-leasebacks to help them finance the store purchases, particularly if the stores in question have a good sales history and the franchisee is substantial enough.

This refranchising trend has been increasing lately largely as a mechanism of the franchisors to trim corporate overhead costs.  [1]

Why and How?

Commercial real estate owner find ways to generate revenue and increase capital. A sale-leaseback technique unlock the equity a company has in its real estate and to convert that equity into cash. This involves selling the institution’s headquarters or branch offices and simultaneously leasing them back long-term.

In addition, many property-owners are recognizing the tax benefits and other advantages of these transactions. Finance adviser/consultant can advise clients on the benefits and help them find sale lease back providers.

In general by sale-leaseback its property, a property-owners can lower its operating costs and use that money to increase its cash flow.

Six benefits of sale-lease back transactions:

1)  Favorable Impact on Earnings.  A sale-leaseback transaction converts noncurrent fixed assets such as real estate into current liquid assets— i.e. cash.  It can generate a gain on the sale when properties’ market or appraised values are more than the depreciated book value. Property-owners often can improve their earnings by reinvesting the cash at a greater rate, retiring high cost debt funding mergers and acquisitions, expanding operations, or taking advantage of special investment opportunities.

2)  Total Facility Control. Simultaneously with the sale, the company leases back the property for an initial lease term — typically 15 years with renewable five-year options. In effect this gives the company control of its real estate for at least 40 years. This would be identical to ownership of the property’s normal useful life.

3)  Low cost of Money.  A sale-leaseback transaction can be a quick economical way to raise capital compared to the process of originating a new stock issue. Issuing new stock may result in an ownership dilution at unfavorable prices or with unwanted investors.

The leaseback is a low-cost technique that avoids these consequences as a rule, a sale-leaseback transaction should provide capital at an effective cost of 100 to 150 basis points less than that of long-term mortgage financing or the long-term conventional debt market. It should have no restricted covenants and no principal repayment after all lease payments.

4)  Recapture all costs. In a typical sale-leaseback transaction, the company would recapture all costs relating to the property’s current market value, including legal fees, surveys, architectural engineering, title, and any other closing costs or property- related fees. This contrasts to conventional long-tern mortgage financing, which is usually restricted to percent of the current market value.

5)  Regulatory Compliance. The cash a business receives from a sale-leaseback transaction can help it improve its primary and total capital-to-assets ratios The profit on a sale-leaseback transaction from depreciated value to current appraised value can increase a company’s net worth.

6)  Off-balance-sheet Finance. By carefully structuring an operating lease, the transaction would not require capitalization under Financial Accounting Standards Board is criteria.  In turn, this allows off-balance-sheet treatment, which in effect would have a more favorable impact on the company’s earnings and improve its financial ratios.

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The USD is down sharply against both the major and emerging market currencies. There is a very strong correlation between the direction of German 10-year interest rates and euro over the past weeks; European currencies are all higher led by Norway which has been helped by the surging oil prices. Emerging market currencies are higher also helped by stronger commodity prices and somewhat better global equities. Colombia is the top performer today up by 1.38% with only India slightly weaker on the session.
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