Calico Computer Consulting

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Company Summary

Calico Computer Consulting will be a start-up venture with the following characteristics:

  • CCC will initially be a sole proprietorship.
  • The goal will be to start the venture as inexpensively as possible, with no debt financing.
  • CCC will be a home office start-up, utilizing one studio room in the owner's home.

2.1 Start-up Summary

In keeping with the company philosophy of avoiding the use of debt, the goal is to start-up as inexpensively as possible. This is in line with industry figures that show that computer consulting start-ups are ideal entrepreneurial opportunities with very low start-up costs. Total start-up expenses for CCC come to $2,050, all of which will be financed through owner investment.

  • Most expenses are typical start-up paperwork fees (legal, accounting, etc.).
  • Cash requirements consist of one month's rent as a reserve.
  • $500 for expensed equipment will be used to purchase a new All-In-One printer, fax, answering machine to replace an aging inkjet printer.
Start-up
Requirements
Start-up Expenses
Legal $250
Stationery etc. $100
Brochures $125
Accountant $75
Insurance $150
Rent $425
Expensed Equipment $500
Total Start-up Expenses $1,625
Start-up Assets
Cash Required $0
Other Current Assets $0
Long-term Assets $0
Total Assets $0
Total Requirements $1,625
Start-up Funding
Start-up Expenses to Fund $1,625
Start-up Assets to Fund $0
Total Funding Required $1,625
Assets
Non-cash Assets from Start-up $0
Cash Requirements from Start-up $0
Additional Cash Raised $425
Cash Balance on Starting Date $425
Total Assets $425
Liabilities and Capital
Liabilities
Current Borrowing $0
Long-term Liabilities $0
Accounts Payable (Outstanding Bills) $0
Other Current Liabilities (interest-free) $0
Total Liabilities $0
Capital
Planned Investment
Owner Investment $2,050
Other $0
Additional Investment Requirement $0
Total Planned Investment $2,050
Loss at Start-up (Start-up Expenses) ($1,625)
Total Capital $425
Total Capital and Liabilities $425
Total Funding $2,050

2.2 Company Locations and Facilities

This is a home office venture, located in one studio of the owner's home.

  • Computer facilities will initially consist of the owner's existing system.
  • Telephone - one line currently serves the location. A second line for data use should be added soon.
  • Utilities are already provided, included in the space rent of $425.

2.3 Company Ownership

Calico Computer Consulting will be created initially as a sole proprietorship, owned and operated by Doug Burham. Incorporation, probably as a LLC, will be explored as a later option.