At the outset, Austin Kinetic will maintain five part-time employees, its founders. These employees will be responsible for all aspects of the business and serve in both managerial as well as technical roles. As the business grows, additional engineers will be hired. We anticipate that during the fourth year of operation, the original five employees will be free from any technical duties and concentrate solely on their management responsibilities. At this time, Austin Kinetic will look to add a full-time sales and marketing manager as well.
Business permitting, Austin Kinetic will maintain a staff of five engineers through most of FY 2007. A secretary will be hired at the start of FY 2006 to assist with telephone and office management. At the end of FY 2007, an additional engineer will be brought on board as workload dictates. Beginning FY 2008, the original founding members will be transitioned from field work and into management, replaced by additional engineers. Additionally, a full time marketing/sales representative will be hired.
Compensation projections were made with annual merit increases of 5% for staff and 15% for the founders. The table also shows a profit sharing plan starting in the second year, based on 5% of the previous year's net profits. These bonuses will be divided equally among staff members, including owners.