SaaS and MRR - Monthly Recurring Revenue

 This has become the engine that has grown much of the world in some sense. Monthly subscriptions are now a factor of nearly everyone's life as well as many businesses. Let's look at this metric a bit more deeply and see what we can see.

Airbnb Arbitrage Can be Exciting and Profitable

 This is not a risk free business model, but let's get into some thing about it and you can check out a forecasting model for Airbnb arbitrage if you are serious about it and want to plug in assumptions to see how much money you can make scaling up to 100 properties.

Accounts Receivable and Payable Accrual Accounting Examples

 I did a lot of payable and receivable accrual logic in this template designed to produce financial statements from a transaction log. It comes up in many businesses and if you want to optimize your cash conversion cycle as well as keep good records, it is important to track your receivables and payables on the financial statements.

Things to Think About When Forming an Advisory and Main Board for Your Startup

If a startup is trying to hire board members, there are several things to consider to ensure that they are bringing on the right people who can help the company succeed. A board can provide valuable guidance, support, and oversight to a startup's management team, helping to ensure that the company is operating effectively and in line with its strategic goals.

Owning A Significant Percentage of a Public Company's Stock, What are the Thresholds?

  This is a bit of a high class problem, but if you have at least $10-50 million and are buying publicly traded equities, there are some things to consider when allocating your wealth.

What is the Simplest Preferred Return Joint Venture Structure?

 The simplest preferred return joint venture structure is a partnership agreement between two parties where one party provides the funding for a project or investment, and the other party provides the expertise and management. The funding partner is entitled to receive a preferred return on their investment before any profits are distributed to the management partner.

Checklist Template for Real Estate: Buyers/Sellers/Agents

 This is a general template that is useful for anyone buying or selling residential or commercial real estate. There are plenty of checklist slots to fill in and it is very easy to add more or remove items. The document is easily printable as well.

Financial Model for Starting a Cruise Ship or Boat Tour Business

 This financial forecasting template enables wonderful planning for starting a cruise ship or general boat touring business. This industry has been growing for decades fairly steadily. People like to relax and see cool places. These are also great family trips and when you gain the loyalty of customers, they tend to stay with your cruise liner for life. It is not all smooth sailing and you have to be mindful of regulations as well as have a rock solid financial plan for how you are going to finance the startup costs and run a profitable operation.

Discount Rate and Finance - Everything You Need to Know

 The discount rate is a crucial concept in finance that is used in various financial applications. Here are some of the key implications and uses of the discount rate in finance:

IRR Hurdles and Joint Venture Real Estate Investing

 A joint venture real estate deal is an arrangement in which two or more parties come together to jointly develop, manage, and/or own a real estate property or portfolio. An IRR (Internal Rate of Return) hurdle-based waterfall is a common method used to distribute the profits or losses of the joint venture between the parties involved.

Pros and Cons of Self-Storage Real Estate Investing

 Buying, holding, selling real estate is risky, but has a high reward for those that do it right and get a little lucky. Investing in self-storage is a newer niche in the industry, coming into existence in the mid 20th century. The concept is simple though, you buy and/or develop land that has simple storage units on it. People pay you a monthly fee to use the storage units. 

Pros and Cons of Mixed-Use Real Estate Investing

 Mixed-use real estate investing involves investing in properties that are designed to have multiple uses, such as a building that has retail shops on the ground floor and apartments on the upper floors. I've see an art museum that had bank offices on the upper floor. There are all sorts of possible combinations. Here are some of the pros and cons of mixed-use real estate investing:

Starting a New Business? Keep it Simple

 Keeping things simple can lead to more predictable outcomes and increase the chance of success. This is ideal for a new startup business that needs to make strategic decisions, be able to understand the possible outcomes, and make sure their financial plan can handle the decisions. If you have a lot of complexity, it can be difficult to manage this.

Things to Consider when Selling Your Business: Valuation, Tax, Transitioning, and More

 Selling a business is a complex process that involves many considerations. Here are some key factors to keep in mind when selling your business:

Advantages and Disadvantages of Starting a Bicycle Shop Business

 Starting a bicycle shop (or bike shop) can be a rewarding business opportunity, but it also comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Here are some examples:

When You Invest in the S&P 500 Index, Where Does the Money Go?

 It goes to the stocks in that index relative to their market capitalization weight. I had thought about this awhile but never researched it myself.

How Do Early Repayments Effect Loan Businesses

 Businesses that operate by lending money to business or individuals often have terms for the repayment of loans early. Sometimes there are fees the borrower must pay if they wish to repay early and sometimes there is no penalty at all. The question is, what are the actual financial implications for the lending business and what should be considered regarding such an event?

Various Ways to Conduct a Break-Even Analysis and Accompanying Analysis Tools

 This can mean a few things. You have the amount of revenue you must have in order to cover all fixed and variable costs. There is also the break even month, which is the month it takes to recover the initial equity investment with free cash flow. We are focused on the former below.

When Should You Take Your Company Public?

 Taking a company public is a big step and will come with a lot of added work, reporting, and transparency. There are all sorts of reasons why some companies want to go public. Some highly profitable private companies may choose the IPO route after many year of success and some research and development companies may choose an IPO strategy before profitability has even happened.

What is a Competitive Advantage in Business

Having a competitive advantage is extremely helpful in business, but what does that mean exactly? You must know what it is in order to spot a potential source and/or develop one.

Strategies for Investing in Mobile Home Parks

 There are all sorts of great strategies for the affordable housing space. Jumping into mobile home parks can be one great option for many investors and operators to get some exposure. Here is a bit of general theories and strategies for MHP investing.

How to Start a Jewelry Business

The jewelry business can be a lucrative and rewarding industry, but it is also competitive and requires a strong marketing strategy and understanding of consumer trends. Jewelry design and craftsmanship are also important to stand out and offer unique, high-quality products. E-commerce and social media platforms can provide a low-cost way to reach a large audience, but it's important to differentiate yourself from other businesses and offer excellent customer service.