Inspirational Grounds

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Religious Coffeeshop Business Plan

Company Summary

Inspirational Grounds, Minneapolis' South Central area, will offer great specialty beverages and easy access to exciting spiritual information. Inspirational Grounds sells quality products and provides excellent customer service for coffee lovers and persons looking to enhance their spiritual experience. We are looking to lease a retail store which we will use to market and merchandise our products. The company took its name in July 2002, and organized as an S Corporation in October, 2003.

Our book and music selection and helpful staff will appeal to the audience that is seeking to grow and learn spiritually in this age of uncertainty. This invigorating aspect will attract younger and elderly members alike who are gaining interest in their spiritual condition. The central location will provide easy access from most points of origin throughout the Twin City area for those who will recognize Inspirational Grounds as a destination point, as well as provide local community residents with convenient access to freshly roasted coffee.

2.1 Company Ownership

Inspirational Grounds is incorporated as an S corporation. This will shield the owner Regina Brown from issues of personal liability and double taxation. The Corporation was formed in October of 2003.

2.2 Company Locations and Facilities

The site, Midtown Commons (Also known as the Sears Project), is located in South Central Minneapolis. The initial space is approximately 2,000 square feet and has ample space for the first three years of growth. The complex has ample parking and significant foot traffic from Allina Healthcare Office Facility.  This area was chosen for various reasons, including:

  • Proximity to other areas within the Twin Cities; Central location easily accessed.
  • Proximity to the Lyn/Lake and Uptown areas.
  • High Visibility.
  • Proximity to the many local churches in South Central Minneapolis.
  • Diverse population within the community.
  • Desire for South Central Businesses.
  • Scarcity of other coffee houses in the area.
  • Proximity to the light rail depot and 12th Precinct of the Minneapolis police.

All of these qualities are consistent with Inspirational Grounds' goal of providing a community hub for socialization and entertainment.

2.3 Start-up Summary

Inspirational Grounds' start-up costs will cover coffee, espresso, and specialty drink making equipment, micro-roasting equipment, training, site renovation and modification, capital for operating expenses in the first year, and the inventory necessary to provide customers with the information needed to grow.

A large portion of our start-up requirements will go towards the purchase of specialty drink equipment from Espresso Services, Inc. Our long-term assets will include:

  • One espresso machine
  • One micro-roasting system
  • an Espresso grinder/doser
  • water filtration system

Expensed equipment includes:

  • A Bulk grinder for drip coffee
  • Single airpot brewer
  • Smoothie blender
  • Minor additional equipment

Additionally, we need funding for initial inventory, both for the coffee shop side of things and the other specialty merchandise, books, and music. Music items will be purchased from Provident Music, Diamante Music Group, and New Day Christian Distributors among others. Books and other inspirational material will be purchased from Bridge-Logos Publishers, KCM, Bethany House Distributors, and others.

The site Inspirational Grounds chooses will require funds for renovation and modification. A single estimated figure will be allocated for this purpose. The renovation/modification cost estimate will include the costs associated with preparing the site for opening business.

Current Assets, in the table below, includes furniture and fixtures.

Long-term assets, in addition to our major brewing, grinding, and roasting equipment, includes a POS System.

Start-up
Requirements
Start-up Expenses
Legal $1,500
Stationery etc. $800
Brochures/Mailings $1,000
Marketing Consultant $1,000
Insurance $500
Rent $2,000
Research and Development $1,500
Build Out Expenses $8,000
Initial Marketing $2,000
Training $1,500
Website development $50
Expensed Equipment $4,950
Other $5,000
Total Start-up Expenses $29,800
Start-up Assets
Cash Required $30,600
Start-up Inventory $6,600
Other Current Assets $12,000
Long-term Assets $16,000
Total Assets $65,200
Total Requirements $95,000
Start-up Funding
Start-up Expenses to Fund $29,800
Start-up Assets to Fund $65,200
Total Funding Required $95,000
Assets
Non-cash Assets from Start-up $34,600
Cash Requirements from Start-up $30,600
Additional Cash Raised $0
Cash Balance on Starting Date $30,600
Total Assets $65,200
Liabilities and Capital
Liabilities
Current Borrowing $0
Long-term Liabilities $80,000
Accounts Payable (Outstanding Bills) $0
Other Current Liabilities (interest-free) $0
Total Liabilities $80,000
Capital
Planned Investment
Owner Investment $15,000
Investor 2 $0
Other $0
Additional Investment Requirement $0
Total Planned Investment $15,000
Loss at Start-up (Start-up Expenses) ($29,800)
Total Capital ($14,800)
Total Capital and Liabilities $65,200
Total Funding $95,000

2.3.1 Itemized Start-up

The following table represents an itemized list of the equipment, supplies, furniture and fixtures needed at start-up.

Equipment: Total $15,946.78

ItemDescriptionSupplierNumber

Per Item Cost

Total Cost

Espresso Machine

La Cimabli MN29 SelectESI1

$6,900.00

$5,643.50

Grinder/DoserMazzer Super JollyESI1

$770.00

$629.78

Bulk GrinderMazzer MajorESI1

$1,025.00

$838.35

BrewerSingle Pot BrewerESI1

$865.00

$707.48

AirpotService Idea 3 ltrESI4

$54.90

$179.61

Water Filter HeadEverpure SO MC twinESI1

$175.71

$143.71

Filter CartridgeEverpure MCESI1

$69.07

$56.49

Water softenerEverpure 7-SO CartridgeESI1

$94.92

$77.63

KnockboxCountertopESI1

$40.00

$32.72

CreamerBell CreamerESI0

$40.00

 

ThermometerESI0

$7.35

 

Steam Pitcher1 literESI0

$12.15

 

Steam Pitcher1.5 literESI0

$19.15

 

Whipped Cream MakerISI 1 PintESI0

$69.23

 

Espresso Hand TamperESI0

 

 

BlenderVita Mix 48 OZ - Bar BossZesco1

$379.00

$379.00

Coffee RoasterMicro RoasterESI1

$3,500.00

$3,500.00

Microwave OvenAmana lgt duty 1000 wtZesco1

$200.00

$200.00

Refrigerator27 1/2" UndercounterZesco1

$837.00

$837.00

RefrigeratorUpright beverage - TrueZesco1

$1,092.00

$1,092.00

FreezerChestZesco1

$379.00

$379.00

Ice MachineUndercounterZesco1

$1,096.00

$1,096.00

Dipperwellw/faucetZesco1

$154.50

$154.50


Supplies: Total $2,667.94

ItemDescriptionSupplierNumber

Per Item Cost

Total Cost

DetergentEspresso cleaningESI1

$7.57

$7.57

BarspoonESI1

$2.15

$2.15

Nail BrushZesco1

$8.70

$8.70

Cleaning BrushGroup head O-RingESI1

$4.38

$4.38

Cleaning BrushAirpotESI1

$3.75

$3.75

Cleaning brushflat groundsESI1

$3.09

$3.09

Cleaning blankback flushESI1

$3.58

$3.58

Foam Cups - hot8oz - 1000 countESI1

$39.33

$39.33

Foam Cups - hot12 oz - 1000 countESI1

$55.92

$55.92

Foam Cups - hot16 oz - 1000 countESI1

$63.92

$63.92

Insulated Cups - hot20 oz - 500ESI1

$64.42

$64.42

Plastic Cups - cold12 oz - 500ESI1

$36.83

$36.83

Plastic Cups - cold12 oz - 500ESI1

$36.88

$36.88

Plastic Cups - cold16 oz - 500ESI1

$51.72

$51.72

Lid - Hot8 oz - 1000 countESI1

$28.36

$28.36

Lid - Hot12/16 oz - 1000 countESI1

$36.58

$36.58

Domed Lid12/16/20 oz 1000ESI2

$36.58

$73.16

Lid - Coldflat 12 oz 1000 countESI1

$36.51

$36.51

Lid - Coldflat 16/20 oz 1000 countESI1

$44.72

$44.72

Lid - Colddome 12 oz - 1000 countESI1

$52.09

$52.09

Lid - Colddome 16 oz - 1000 countESI1

$67.41

$67.41

Bus BoxesZesco5

$4.70

$23.50

Mugs3 oz Barista - 3 dozZesco1

$180.00

$180.00

Mugs8 oz barista - 3 dozZesco1

$201.00

$201.00

Mugs12 oz Barista - 2 dozZesco1

$152.00

$152.00

Saucers5 1/4 " Barista - 3 dozZesco1

$118.00

$118.00

Saucers6 1/2" Barista- 3 dozZesco2

$128.00

$128.00

Demitasse Spoons1 dozESI2

$3.00

$6.00

PlasticwareSpoons/Forks/KnivesCostco2

$6.00

$12.00

FlatwareSpoons - 3 dozZesco2

$35.60

$71.20

FlatwareForks 3 dozZesco2

$49.70

$99.40

Utility Cart300 lb capacityZesco2

$230.00

$460.00

Stir Stickswooden 1000 countESI2

$1.57

$3.14

StrawsIndividually Wrap 500 cntESI3

$2.72

$8.16

Coffee Bags1 lb bags - 50 cntESI3

$6.38

$19.14

Coffee Bags1/2 lb bags - 50 cntESI3

$5.45

$16.35

Coffee Filters13x5 1000/caseESI1

$12.02

$12.02

Carrier4 cup carrier- 300 cntESI1

$52.57

$52.57

Java Jackets1500 cntESI1

$87.21

$87.21

Condiment DispensersSalt & Pepper shakersDollar Store6

$1.00

$6.00


Furniture & Fixtures: Total $10,570.50

ItemDescriptionSupplierNumber

Per Item Cost

Total Cost

Menu BoardLaminatedEckel Sign Co1

$150.00

$150.00

Cash RegisterRestaurant POS System1

 

 

Hand Sinkw/ faucetZesco1

$73.10

$73.10

3 Compartment Sink94" w/ 2 drainboardsZesco1

$612.00

$612.00

Faucet3 comp sinkDirect Buy1

$100.00

$100.00

Prep SinkTBDZesco1

$100.00

$100.00

Mop SinkZesco1

$170.00

$170.00

Trade Scale10 lb Avert Berkel DigitalZesco1

$342.00

$342.00

ChairsZesco90

$53.10

$4,779.00

StoolsZesco12

$88.60

$1,063.20

Table Tops24x24Zesco30

$22.70

$681.00

Table Tops24x42Zesco10

$35.40

$354.00

Table Bases22x22Zesco30

$27.00

$810.00

Table Bases33x33Zesco10

$34.00

$340.00

Bakery CaseZesco

 

 

Storage ShelvingAmco IIZesco20

$38.60

$772.00

Stackable high chairsZesco3

$63.90

$4,191.70

LightingDirect Buy

 

 

Hand Towel DispenserZesco1

$32.50

$32.50


Start-up Inventory: Total $1,812.96

ItemDescriptionSupplierNumber

Per Item Cost

Total Cost

Espresso BeansLavazza 6/2.2 lb caseESI2

$102.93

$205.86

Decaf Espresso BeansLavazza 1.1 lbESI2

$9.70

$19.40

Green BeansColumbian SupremoESI2

$75.45

$150.90

Green BeansCosta Rican TarrazuESI1

$89.48

$89.48

Green BeansTanazanian PeaberryESI1

$66.35

$66.35

Green BeansIndianESI1

$64.08

$64.08

Green BeansNicaraguanESI1

$74.32

$74.32

Green BeansGuatemala AntiguaESI1

$79.25

$79.25

Green BeansPeru OrganicESI1

$74.04

$74.04

Green BeansColumbian DecafESI1

$72.50

$72.50

Green BeansCosta Rican DecafESI1

$81.25

$81.25

1883 Flavored Syrup6 per caseESI4

$37.38

$149.52

1883 Syrup PumpsNo ChargeESI12

$0.00

$0.00

1883 Syrup RackNo ChargeESI1

$0.00

$0.00

Sugar-Free SyrupsDaVinciESI4

$5.82

$23.28

Chai SyrupDaVinci 750 ml bottleESI2

$6.49

$12.98

DaVinci PumpsNo chargeESI8

$0.00

$0.00

Chocolate SauceDaVinci 6/64 caseESI1

$42.81

$42.81

White Chocolate SauceDaVinci 6/64 caseESI1

$42.81

$42.81

Caramel SauceDaVinci 6/64 caseESI1

$48.44

$48.44

Sauce PumpsDaVinci - No ChargeESI3

$0.00

$0.00

Fruit Smoothie BaseCaseESI3

$54.42

$163.26

Pwd Smoothie BaseCaseESI2

$24.96

$49.92

N20 Chargers24/caseESI1

$13.85

$13.85

Stash Tea DisplayNo chargeESI1

$0.00

$0.00

Stash TeaStart-up caseESI1

$24.57

$24.57

Milk2% Gal 4/caseClover Super Foods2

$2.38

$4.76

MilkSkim gal 4/caseClover Super Foods1

$2.53

$2.53

MilkSoy 32 oz 12/caseClover Super Foods1

$16.48

$16.48

MilkHalf/HalfClover Super Foods1

$8.27

$8.27

Sugarpackets 2000 ctClover Super Foods1

$10.84

$10.84

Equalpackets 2000 ctClover Super Foods1

$35.74

$35.74

BakeryCheesecake - AmarettoClover Super Foods1

$14.39

$14.39

BakeryChoc Chip CheesecakeClover Super Foods1

$15.54

$15.54

BakeryDipped CheescakeClover Super Foods1

$18.67

$18.67

BakeryRaspberry CheescakeClover Super Foods1

$16.43

$16.43

Soft DrinksJones Soda 12 oz 24/csClover Super Foods4

$15.95

$63.80