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.