Strategic Consulting


Where do you want to take your business?


Do you have a structure and organization to support growth? How much growth do you want — and how much can you realistically handle?

Planning a course for the future isn’t just about the numbers. It’s about your personal goals, and what you want your career and life to be. 

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“One of the great joys of working at HORNE is that I get to understand what’s really important to my clients and help them achieve the things they want in life.”

Maximize value, eliminate obstacles and chart a realistic course.

Strategic Growth Planning

A successful growth strategy requires two things: being able to evaluate and pinpoint which opportunities to pursue, and the capital or financial footing to secure them. Our franchise experience enables us to give you a clear view into the performance, long term viability and risks associated with almost any opportunity. And our financial knowledge helps you determine if, and when, the time is right.

Services include:

  • Bank loan and lease package preparation
  • Benchmark and key operating indicator reports
  • Budget creation
  • Cash/working capital management consulting
  • Debt negotiations
  • Overhead/profitability analysis & consulting
  • Franchise position examination to affirm or modify direction
  • Growth plan execution with performance measures
  • Financial planning, timing and cost benefits of rebuilds and remodeling
  • Financing options and sources assistance

Acquisition Assistance & Consulting

Embracing the notion that “any growth is good growth” is a common mistake business owners make. HORNE can serve as an objective third party, helping you determine if an acquisition is right for you. From evaluating new markets, to assessing your operation’s health and potential, to determining the real-world market value of an acquisition, we provide valuable perspective to factor into your decision.

Once an acquisition is targeted, HORNE Capital Strategies can help facilitate the transaction, from valuation and offer preparation, through funding, closing and post-transactional integration.

Business Exit Strategy

When you’re busy growing a business, one of the last things on your mind is how to leave it. As a result, more than 83% of small business owners have no formal exit strategy. 

Since most of their personal wealth is tied up in their businesses, we encourage all of our franchise clients to develop an exit strategy that will provide a post-exit lifestyle, a succession plan and an estate plan.   

The sooner and more definitively you plan for the future, the more likely you are to arrive at the outcome you want.


E-BOOK: The Challenges of Strategic Growth

Whether your dream is to own five franchises or five hundred, we can help you do it in a manner that maximizes your success — and help you avoid the common pitfalls that arise along the way.

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Finance Facilitation

In the franchise industry, growth can depend upon your ability to secure capital. We often partner with our HORNE Capital Strategies subsidiary to serve as your bridge to the financing you need. From preparing the necessary financing and marketing documents, to identifying potential lenders and investors, we can help you access the funds you need to further your success.

Organizational Structure

As you grow, your business’s structure can have a profound impact on your taxes, income, liabilities and the degree which one location’s performance can impact the security of others. Choosing the right structure is an issue that deserves close attention.

We can help you create and support the right organizational structure for your situation. We take into account your entity classification and structure for the state in which you operate, and map organizational strategy for second-generation succession and ownership — all with the goals of minimizing risk and enabling growth.

  • Entity selection
  • Strategies to protect personal assets
  • Merger, acquisition and restructuring services
  • Compensation programs and employee benefits including life insurance, health insurance, 401(k) and IRA
  • Information and communication processes
  • Regulatory compliance

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