The Shipping Centre

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Direct Mail and Shipping Business Plan

Company Summary

The Shipping Centre, soon to be located in Salem, OR will be a full service shipping agency. Services will include USPS and UPS shipping, packaging of items, international shipments, and private Mail Boxes.

2.1 Company Ownership

The Shipping Centre is an Oregon Corporation, founded and owned by Steve Freighter.

2.2 Start-up Summary

The Shipping Centre start-up costs include:

  • Legal fees--for the formation of the corporation and general business issues.
  • Office equipment--includes tables, desks, file cabinets, tape dispensers, rulers, scissors, etc.
  • Two computer systems with DSL, and CD-RW.
  • Special software for work flow efficiencies.
  • Advertising in the local newspaper.
  • Signs for the front of the store.
  • Scale.
  • Mail Box set-up.

The items that will be considered long-term assets (for depreciation purposes) are:

  1. Office equipment.
  2. Computers.
  3. Software.
  4. Signs.
  5. Scale.
  6. Mail Box set-up.
Start-up Expenses
Legal $1,000
Stationery etc. $300
Advertisements $500
Expensed Equipment $0
Other $0
Total Start-up Expenses $1,800
Start-up Assets
Cash Required $14,000
Other Current Assets $0
Long-term Assets $14,200
Total Assets $28,200
Total Requirements $30,000
Start-up Funding
Start-up Expenses to Fund $1,800
Start-up Assets to Fund $28,200
Total Funding Required $30,000
Non-cash Assets from Start-up $14,200
Cash Requirements from Start-up $14,000
Additional Cash Raised $0
Cash Balance on Starting Date $14,000
Total Assets $28,200
Liabilities and Capital
Current Borrowing $0
Long-term Liabilities $0
Accounts Payable (Outstanding Bills) $0
Other Current Liabilities (interest-free) $0
Total Liabilities $0
Planned Investment
Investor 1 $30,000
Other $0
Additional Investment Requirement $0
Total Planned Investment $30,000
Loss at Start-up (Start-up Expenses) ($1,800)
Total Capital $28,200
Total Capital and Liabilities $28,200
Total Funding $30,000