Rutabaga Sweets is a dessert bar concept based in the Business Improvement District of Washington DC. It emphasizes handmade gourmet desserts in a casual atmosphere. Watching your dessert be prepared right in front of you is the unique selling point of our business.
Rutabaga Sweets is a sole proprietorship seeking seed money. Incorporation will be decided at a later date as investors are secured.
Our start-up costs come to $300,000 which is mostly kitchen equipment, store furnishings and construction, and starting inventory expenses associated with opening our first store. The start-up costs are to be financed by outside investment. The assumptions are shown in Table 1 and Illustration 2.