Professional Services Firm / Agency: Startup 5-Year Financial Model

I have some new revenue logic that fits perfectly with this kind of a professional services business model. Think about any organization that has professionals working for it and bills out time to clients at some hourly rate. CPA and Law firms are a perfect example, but also marketing firms fit neatly. This also applies to a consulting firm of nearly any kind.

Starting a Franchise - Financial Modeling - Scaling Into 12 Locations

This model is hyper-focused on giving the prospective franchise owner the ability to plan out the cash flow needs of scaling into 12 locations. On a granular level, you will be able to plan the month each franchise agreement is signed, the month development starts, and the month revenue starts.

The Ultimate To-Do List Tracking Tool - Google Sheets

You know when you have to do regular recurring maintenance and you just can't remember the last time it was done? Well, that problem will be wiped out with this universal to-do list tracking tool that was built in google sheets.

Preferred Equity Model - Up to 10 Years - Includes Common Equity Waterfall

In the last series of preferred return templates, I said I was going to do a preferred equity version. Well, I have done so and this is it. There is common equity that sits below the preferred. I think the logic here is super cool as well as useful. It lets the user look at possible cash flows given various project funding structures.

Preferred Return Model in Excel - Up to 10 Years

This waterfall model shows the resulting cash flows of an investor and sponsor based upon a preferred return existing for the investor. All the user has to input is the project contributions (equity requirements) and distributions per year and everything flows from that.

Multi-Family Real Estate Acquisition Excel Model - Includes IRR Hurdles and Refinance Options

I have done quite a few real estate models over the years. One of the setups I have never fully built out was an annual-based model that allowed for IRR hurdles (meaning you are doing a joint venture between investors and sponsors) and the complex logic of a dynamic refinance liquidity event. All of these things affect the cash flow that is available to split and how it is split.

Financial Model to Startup a Zoo / Aquarium / Park

Yes, most Zoos and Aquariums run as non-profits, but that doesn't mean they don't need financial planning. It is just that they don't distribute profits nor are supposed to have profits. They simply have cash in and out and all extra cash is supposed to be re-invested by the operator. Often times, a Zoo will be run by the government rather than private industry, but it depends on where you are in the world. This excel model allows the user to do the planning of startup costs and on-going operations really well.

SaaS Model - Ratio Driven Growth - For Startups

I have done quite a few SaaS financial models and quite a few more customizations therein. One of the main build-ups I have not done yet is one based on the ratio between different employee types combined with quota attainment of Account Executives.

Depreciation Expense Tracker (up to 95 Fixed Assets at Once)

This was designed to be an easy tool to figure out what your monthly/annual depreciation expense is going to be over time.

Robust 3-Statement Financial Model: For Startups

I had to really dig deep into my old accounting knowledge and do quite a bit of research to get this model right. It is a fully functional and inter-connected excel template that has all 3 financial statements functioning on it. The purpose was to build something that fits 90% of cases. This is typically called a 3-statement financial model and commonly requested for startups by investors/creditors.

Security System Services Startup Financial Model - Includes Expansion MRR and Negative Churn

This financial model was built specifically for the security and alarm services business. It is very similar to a regular SaaS business where you have monthly recurring revenue for subscribers. I have built up to 3 pricing tiers for what customers may pay per month.

When and How Much Inventory to Reorder: Excel Template

This is a useful excel template (I built it in google sheets as well) to manage inventory reordering. Based on a few variable inputs per SKU, the logic in this model will display useful metrics to help you stay on top of inventory levels.

Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Dashboard - Scoring by Category

There are many kinds of views one can take to try and gauge the overall health of their organization or business. This often is said to be done best by a KPI dashboard or some kind of dashboard that reports on different metrics. This is normally done on a 12-month view and/or an annual total.

PaaS - Product as a Service: 5-Year Financial Model

This is one of the more important excel templates I have been looking to build for a while now and I am really happy with the way it turned out. PaaS, or product-as-a-service, just means you sell a product (such as an elliptical machine) and you attach a paid subscription service to it (such as a subscription to fitness trainers that comes into the screen of your elliptical).

Google Sheets Database Reporting: Multiple Criteria

It turns out there are severe limitations to the google sheet filter formula if you have a fairly complex list of data points about something and you want to test that something against multiple things before the logic decides to pull that given row into a summary report.

Template for Marketing Spend Return on Investment - Recurring Revenue

When I first thought about the difficulties of this calculation, I realized it is probably something nearly any recurring revenue business model struggles to figure out accurately. The problem is figuring out the ROI (return on investment) of the money you spend in a given month on sales/marketing as it relates to the future revenue directly related to that spend.

Weekly Employee Scheduling Template

This is a simple template that anyone can use to manage employee schedules. It is based on a weekly time-frame and has a lot of smart summaries to check the schedule that you have submitted.

10-Year Financial Model for ATM Business Startup

I have been looking for a new and different type of financial model to build over the last few months and I came across the ATM industry. It turns out you can run an ATM business. It is just about giving the vendor/merchant of the locations you are wanting to set up at a good deal and then just a matter of purchasing the machines and having legal in order. Usually, you can get set up with an ATM processing company to protect you and they will take a fee per transaction.