Gastronome Gander's Gatherings

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Membership Social Events Business Plan

Company Summary

Gastronome Gander's Gatherings is a new small business aimed at providing social functions to professional single adults, our members in the greater Gourmandeville area. The events tend to be focused around food. The events are held in other business establishments and may be indoors or out depending on the type of event. The events may range from sit-down dinners, to wine tastings, to cooking classes, and may include trips. One major difference between Gastronome Gander's Gatherings and other singles groups is that ours is a social group, with no match-making or other related dating pressures.

Gastronome Gander's Gatherings was started near the end of last year and expects to kick off events in early Year 1 and to have three events per month by the end of this fiscal year. Trencherman Gander (President) is college educated with multiple degrees, has previously operated a consulting business, has lived in Gourmandeville for two years, and has a good knowledge of food, wine, cooking, restaurants and travel.

2.1 Start-up Summary

Total start-up expenses, including legal costs, office furniture, computer, printer, digital camera, website development, software, logo design, marketing, contracted writer, artist, and related expenses are shown below. We also have initial cash to handle the first few months of operations and kick-off events (which will be free) as memberships and event income develop the cash flow.

All events will be held in various venues. Gastronome Gander's Gatherings will be a home office, with dedicated space, telecomm and Internet service within the owner's home.

The owner will invest in the business. A short-term loan will be negotiated for the balance of the start-up funding.

Start-up Expenses
Legal $1,000
Office Supplies $500
Software $750
Web Master $500
Logo Design $1,000
Website Design $1,500
Marketing Content Writer $750
Telecomm & DSL Setup $100
Website Hosting Setup $60
Graphic Artist $750
Computer $4,000
Digital Camera $400
Color Laser Printer $700
Office Furniture $858
Other $364
Total Start-up Expenses $13,232
Start-up Assets
Cash Required $5,500
Other Current Assets $0
Long-term Assets $0
Total Assets $5,500
Total Requirements $18,732
Start-up Funding
Start-up Expenses to Fund $13,232
Start-up Assets to Fund $5,500
Total Funding Required $18,732
Non-cash Assets from Start-up $0
Cash Requirements from Start-up $5,500
Additional Cash Raised $6,384
Cash Balance on Starting Date $11,884
Total Assets $11,884
Liabilities and Capital
Current Borrowing $15,000
Long-term Liabilities $0
Accounts Payable (Outstanding Bills) $116
Other Current Liabilities (interest-free) $0
Total Liabilities $15,116
Planned Investment
Owner -- Trencherman Gander $10,000
Investor 2 $0
Other $0
Additional Investment Requirement $0
Total Planned Investment $10,000
Loss at Start-up (Start-up Expenses) ($13,232)
Total Capital ($3,232)
Total Capital and Liabilities $11,884
Total Funding $25,116

2.2 Company Ownership

Gastronome Gander's Gatherings, Inc. is an S corporation. The law firm of Capon & Briencroute completed and filed the articles of incorporation. IRS form SS-4 indicating that Gastronome Gander's Gatherings, Inc. is an 'S' Corporation and applying for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) was filed by Larry W. Boeuff of Moutton & Boeuff, P.C. The EIN was assigned by the IRS late last year.

Gastronome Gander's Gatherings, Inc. a private S corporation is solely owned by Trencherman E. Gander.