The Oracle is a bicycle courier service that serves the downtown law firms of Portland, Oregon. The company offers a document delivery service for law firms; documents can be delivered to other law firms, to clients, or filed with the court. The company can offer a scheduled pick up as well as a spontaneous run. Within nine months the business will be profitable.
2.1 Company Ownership
The company will be an Oregon Corporation, owned entirely by Alwy Laate.
2.2 Start-up Summary
Two Wheeled Oracle will incur the following start-up costs:
- Office furniture including: two desks, two chairs, and two file cabinets.
- Two computer systems including a printer, CD-RW, and a broadband Internet connection.
- Three phone lines.
- Fax machine and copier.
- Development of a website that allows delivery orders to be placed online and received every five minutes.
- Legal fees for the incorporation of the business.
- Nextel cellular phones to be used for communication between mobile units and the base. Nextel is used because it offers a two-way communication function, similar to a two-way radio, over cellular frequencies, but at a significantly reduced rate compared to standard cellular service. Nine handsets will be needed initially.
- Messenger bags with company logo.