The Coffee Warehouse

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Coffee Distribution Business Plan

Company Summary

The Coffee Warehouse, Inc. is a new S-corporation business located in Spokane, Washington, and will be established based on the details of the following plan.

2.1 Company Location & Facilities

The Coffee Warehouse will be located in the Spokane Valley within the Spokane Industrial Business Park.  This is a prime location to service both the Spokane and Northern Idaho market. The facilities will include approximately 5,000 square feet of warehouse space, with an additional 1,400 square feet built out for office/retail space.  We are currently negotiating lease terms on the several available properties, and plan to have a lease signed by July 31.

2.2 Company Ownership

The Coffee Warehouse is a privately held S-Corporation owned in total by its co-founders, Steve and Jennifer Smith.

UBI Number:  XXX-XXX-XXX (removed to protect confidentiality)

2.3 Start-up Summary

Start-up expenses for the Coffee Warehouse total $16,450, and include expenses such as legal, marketing, lease deposit, computer systems, etc.  Start-up assets include $9,800 in initial cash requirements, $18,750 in short term assets (office furniture, refrigeration equipment), and $75,000 in starting inventory.  These start-up costs will be financed through investments and small-business loans.  The details of the start-up summary are included in the following table.

Start-up Expenses
Legal Business Formation $220
Business Plan $90
Warehouse Lease Deposit $2,800
Insurance (first month) $500
Utilities (first month) $350
Research & Development $1,200
Marketing $1,200
Advertising $250
Personnel $2,060
Business/Office Supplies $1,550
Computer Systems $3,080
Phone System $650
Communication Lines $300
Trade Show/Grand Opening $2,200
Total Start-up Expenses $16,450
Start-up Assets
Cash Required $9,800
Start-up Inventory $75,000
Other Current Assets $18,750
Long-term Assets $0
Total Assets $103,550
Total Requirements $120,000
Start-up Funding
Start-up Expenses to Fund $16,450
Start-up Assets to Fund $103,550
Total Funding Required $120,000
Non-cash Assets from Start-up $93,750
Cash Requirements from Start-up $9,800
Additional Cash Raised $0
Cash Balance on Starting Date $9,800
Total Assets $103,550
Liabilities and Capital
Current Borrowing $95,000
Long-term Liabilities $0
Accounts Payable (Outstanding Bills) $0
Other Current Liabilities (interest-free) $0
Total Liabilities $95,000
Planned Investment
Investor 1 $25,000
Other $0
Additional Investment Requirement $0
Total Planned Investment $25,000
Loss at Start-up (Start-up Expenses) ($16,450)
Total Capital $8,550
Total Capital and Liabilities $103,550
Total Funding $120,000