Growth Management and Strategies was established as a C corporation. The company's headquarters are located in Boston, MA, near Copely Place. The company was established as a result of the efforts of its owner, Bill Dawson, and his experience in leading small businesses into prolonged periods of growth and innovation. Dawson worked for McKinsey before being hired away to Bain and Company. A Harvard graduate, Dawson spent hundreds of hours each week for nearly a year, slowly building the company to where it is now.
The company has had numerous successes this year, including one client that was purchased by a major multinational conglomerate, and another that experienced product sales growth of over 700% the first year.
2.1 Start-up Summary
This start-up summary table lists all the costs associated with establishing a lease, purchasing office equipment, and pulling together the other resources necessary to get the business off the ground. Furniture, LAN lines, and additional technology purchases are a must in order to properly communicate with clients, and to establish a website.
Other services included in the start-up summary are legal consulting fees, kept to a minimum thanks to resources provided by Nolo. Incorporation fees are included in the legal fees line item.
The free cash flow (cash balance) appearing in this start-up table is high relative to other small consulting businesses of its size. The owner is preoccupied with maintaining positive cash flow, and is risk averse enough to understand that during months in which contracts are not available, the corporation must sustain itself. With this said, planned debt leverage is low, therefore risk to the lender is relatively low as well.
Legal (Incorporation, Books)
Stationery, Basic Office Supplies, etc.
Collateral Materials (Printing and Design)
LAN, Wireless Network Setup
Business and Liability Insurance
Lease Deposit and First Month
Market Research Data
Computer, Printer, other Expensed Equip.
Total Start-up Expenses
Other Current Assets
Start-up Expenses to Fund
Start-up Assets to Fund
Total Funding Required
Non-cash Assets from Start-up
Cash Requirements from Start-up
Additional Cash Raised
Cash Balance on Starting Date
Liabilities and Capital
Accounts Payable (Outstanding Bills)
Other Current Liabilities (interest-free)
Additional Investment Requirement
Total Planned Investment
Loss at Start-up (Start-up Expenses)
Total Capital and Liabilities
2.2 Company Ownership
Growth Management and Strategies is wholly owned by Bill Dawson, and is classified as an LLC.