The current staff of Royal's Software are the two co-owners of the company. The owners have been working on developing the product on their own time over the past year, are beta testing the product and now feel that they are only a couple of months away from having a final product. It is envisioned that Royal's will need to ramp up significantly as sales take off and they are pulled away from product development and support in order to run the company. Three new hires are planned in March to meet the anticipated demands of software sales. The following positions will be filled:
Application Engineer (1)
Support Engineer (1)
Technical Support Staff (1)
To keep fixed costs to a minium and to keep existing technical staff committed to the development of new products, much of the customization will be done by outside consultants. This expense is illustrated in the profit and loss table.
In addition, we will not have large sales and marketing costs, because VARS will take on this role on our behalf, and their large commissions shall reflect this.