Selling Your Business? Owner Add-backs Are Key for High Valuation

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If you’re considering selling your business, it’s vital to get your financial documentation in order. Having expert accounting support is the best way to ensure you get the highest possible valuation for your business, especially when it comes to factoring in owner add-backs. We see so many franchise and restaurant owners relying on simple bank […]

Focusing on Franchisee Profitability – Advice for Franchisors

Franchisee Profitability – two people examining documents and typing on a laptop

Running a successful franchise business involves more than just offering a great product or service. Delicious meal options, a clearly defined brand, and excellent locations are an important place to start for an emerging QSR franchise, but those aspects are just the beginning.  We recently sat down with Dave Hood, President of iFranchise Group, to […]

Supporting Franchisees’ Bottom-line: Recommendations for Franchisors

In the world of franchising, accurate financial information plays a crucial role in both the success of franchise brands and in supporting franchisees. A clear understanding of the financial health of individual franchise units allows the franchisor to provide necessary support and guidance, while franchisees can make informed decisions to drive profitability and long-term sustainability.  […]

Handling Chargebacks in Your Financial Reporting

Handling chargebacks properly will ensure accurate financial statements

It’s a common practice to report chargebacks as an offset to income or negative income. However, this will result in discrepancies between the POS sales reports and your financial statement. That’s why we recommend reporting chargebacks in your accounts receivable statement rather than your income statement. We’ve put together a quick (2 minute) video to […]

Reconciling 3rd-Party Delivery Statements

reconciling accounts ensures you protect your bottom line

Reconciling your accounts is absolutely vital if you want to ensure you aren’t losing money on 3rd-party delivery services. Reconciling will help to ensure you identify discrepancies and can even help to prevent employee theft. We’ve put together a quick (2 minute) video to help ensure you aren’t getting short-changed. You can also read the […]

Point Of Sale Programming for 3rd-Party Delivery Services

programming point of sale systems

To avoid losing money when working with 3rd-party delivery services, it is important to record the sales correctly in your POS system. While not all point of sale systems are pre-programmed to account for 3rd-party delivery, there are usually some steps you can take to program your POS to help with your monthly reconciliation. We’ve […]

3rd-Party Delivery Services and State Rules for Sales Tax Remittance

state rules for sales tax remittance

If you’re a restaurant working with 3rd-party delivery services, it’s incredibly important to know your state’s rules for sales tax remittance – as you don’t want to be overpaying. We’ve put together a quick (2 minute) video to help explain why it’s vital that you stay informed. You can also read the transcript below. With the […]

How a Franchise Accounting Partner Can Help You Run a More Profitable Business

a specialty franchise accounting partner will help you increase profits

When searching for bookkeeping services, it’s tempting to think about franchise businesses as any other small or medium-sized business. But the reality is, most franchise owners run several locations. This means you’re actually running several businesses under the same umbrella – which makes for different accounting needs. That’s why a specialty franchise accounting partner will better […]

Signs Your Business Is Ready for Franchising

At OnePoint Franchise Accounting, we frequently partner with franchise consultants to advise new and emerging brands as they begin the process of franchising their successful business. But how do you know that your business is ready for franchising? The business owners we work with have business concepts that span several industries including: Food service Fitness […]

Your Pay Out Button Could Be Wrecking Your Books– and Inviting Theft

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The Pay Out Button on your point of sale is a handy tool to cover unexpected business needs. But without proper quality control in place, the temptation to expand the uses for it is great. If you give into this temptation, it could sabotage your books and even lead to theft. The first thing our […]