Grassroots Wireless

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Management Summary

Steve Teche, founder and president will be the anchor of the management team. Steve received his undergraduate degree in computer science from Loyola University. While Steve enjoyed the course work he recognized that it was not something that he was interested in pursuing as a career. Steve decided that it would be in his best interest to study for an MBA, however, he was not immediately ready to do this. So Steve headed off to Ghana with the Peace Corps to develop community-based trading systems. Steve's Peace Corp experience was invaluable, providing him with extensive project management experience as well as giving him confidence that he could accomplish anything he set his mind out to do.

After getting back to the States, Steve began the MBA program at the University of Chicago. Steve's course of study concentrated on entrepreneurial ventures, recognizing at some point his desire to start his own business. Near the end of his second year, Steve began to hear about Wi-fi technology. He became interested in what he saw was a strong market need for inexpensive broadband Internet connections transmitted wirelessly, thereby significantly decreasing delivery costs. Steve formed Grassroots Wireless to fulfill this market need.

7.1 Personnel Plan

The two main employees beyond Steve are:

  • Technician: this position is responsible for the smooth operation of the wireless network as well as the website.
  • Administration: this is a general customer service position, assisting in sales and support.
Personnel Plan
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
President $24,000 $36,000 $48,000
Technician $19,800 $21,600 $21,600
Administration $15,000 $18,000 $18,000
Total People 3 3 3
Total Payroll $58,800 $75,600 $87,600