Curriculum Companion Suites

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Educational Software K-12 Business Plan

Company Summary

Curriculum Companion Suites is a start-up comprised of six executives. These executives represent all functional areas, with 70 years of combined experience in the software development industry. Two majority shareholders, Andrew Christiansen and David Fields, own 80% of the company. The bulk of outside financing will come from a 10-year Small Business Administration (SBA) loan.

2.1 Company Ownership

CSS is incorporated in the state of Oregon by Andrew Christiansen and David Fields. Other investors own a minority stake. At the moment, the company does not have plans for going public, as most of the financing is raised internally.

CSS is a start-up company that was registered in the year 2000.

2.2 Start-up Summary

Of the total start-up expenses, the lion's share has been spent on software licenses. Estimated start-up cash requirements should be sufficient to cover ongoing expenses in the first months of operation. Christiansen and Fields have each invested heavily, with the rest of investment coming from minority shareholders. The company has also secured a 10-year SBA loan and a one-year loan from its bank. Following is a chart and table summarizing projected initial start-up costs.

Start-up Expenses
Legal $3,000
Software Licenses $20,000
Other $1,000
Total Start-up Expenses $24,000
Start-up Assets
Cash Required $180,000
Other Current Assets $75,000
Long-term Assets $100,000
Total Assets $355,000
Total Requirements $379,000
Start-up Funding
Start-up Expenses to Fund $24,000
Start-up Assets to Fund $355,000
Total Funding Required $379,000
Non-cash Assets from Start-up $175,000
Cash Requirements from Start-up $180,000
Additional Cash Raised $0
Cash Balance on Starting Date $180,000
Total Assets $355,000
Liabilities and Capital
Current Borrowing $50,000
Long-term Liabilities $150,000
Accounts Payable (Outstanding Bills) $1,000
Other Current Liabilities (interest-free) $0
Total Liabilities $201,000
Planned Investment
Andrew Christiansen $60,000
David Fields $60,000
Other $58,000
Additional Investment Requirement $0
Total Planned Investment $178,000
Loss at Start-up (Start-up Expenses) ($24,000)
Total Capital $154,000
Total Capital and Liabilities $355,000
Total Funding $379,000