Margarita Momma

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Beverage Machine Rental Business Plan

Executive Summary

Margarita Momma is a frozen drink machine rental service. We will specialize in church functions, children and adult birthday parties, weddings, and barbecues. We plan to set up concession services at local and fund-raising events within the Copperas Cove, Ft. Hood, and Killeen areas. The frozen beverage can have alcohol, but is enjoyable without as well. However, if the customers choose to have alcohol in the drinks, they must purchase it, and add it, themselves. This is a unique service for the area; however, frozen drink machine rentals have been growing throughout the nation.

The chosen beverage concentrate has natural flavorings, and few preservatives. This makes the concentrate far superior, both in quality and in taste, to the other brands on the market. We provide a quality far beyond that found at convenience stores which offer frozen drinks.

Margarita Momma will deliver the machine with everything necessary for making the gathering a success. The cart delivery includes: 50 nine-ounce cups, straws, and salt (if needed for margaritas). The only thing the customer must provide is fun! Delivery also includes the mix, and the mixing of the first batch. This is where the customer would provide and add any alcohol to the drinks. The cart is provided by Margarita Momma so there will be easy delivery, as well as to minimize the chance of any furniture damage. The cart has a deep tray which will help contain spills, and to further reduce furniture/carpet damage. Next morning's pick-up is provided for in the rental cost, and will be performed at a time convenient for the customer.

In order to begin renting, Margarita Momma requires $11,960 to purchase three Frosty Factory machines, ten cases of concentrate, two cases of cups, and two cases of straws.

1.1 Objectives

The objectives for this business plan are specific goals which are achievable by Margarita Momma in the first few years of operation. These objectives are outlined below:

  1. Sales of $2,000 for each of the first two months, and steady growth continuing for all of Year 1.
  2. To increase from three to six machines in Year 1.
  3. To go full time within nine months.

1.2 Mission

Margarita Momma will provide the community with an alternative beverage to be served at any event for any age group. We will provide delivery, and complete setup, making the first batch of mix for the customer. Machines will be delivered well in advance of party time so that the mix will be ready. The cost of the rental includes: cups, one mix, salt, straws, and written instructions. Extra mixes can be purchased for an additional charge, at the time of rental; but one mix is sufficient for most events. Pick up the day after will also be provided for the convenience of the customers.

1.3 Keys to Success

The following facets of Margarita Momma ensure its financial success:

  1. Unique services, unmatched in both quality and presentation.
  2. Low operating overhead.
  3. Beneficial word-of-mouth advertising.
  4. A healthy, versatile drink which is suitable for all ages.