The Pasta Tree

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Pasta Manufacturer Business Plan

Management Summary

Co-owners, Jill Forman and John Wingate, currently manage the daily operation of The Pasta Tree. Jill is responsible for production and distribution, while John works as the sales manager.

Jill and John have fifteen years of experience working in food production and sales.

Jill Forman was one of the owners of the Mason Peak Deli, 4th and Tyler. Jill managed the deli for five years, eventually starting a catering business with John Wingate in 1997.

John Wingate was a salesperson for Sunburst Natural Foods for ten years. At the time he started the catering business with Jill, John annual sales had reached $1 million dollars.

6.1 Personnel Plan

The personnel plan for The Pasta Tree is as follows:

  • Production manager;
  • Sales manager;
  • Production staff (4 total, 2 new hires);
  • Store staff (1 new hire);
  • Delivery staff/sales (1 new hire).
Personnel Plan
FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2005
Production Manager $36,000 $38,880 $44,712
Sales Manager $36,000 $38,880 $44,712
Production Staff $81,600 $88,128 $101,347
Delivery $24,000 $25,920 $29,808
Store Staff $21,600 $23,328 $26,827
Total People 8 8 8
Total Payroll $199,200 $215,136 $247,406