Vashon Solicitation Services
VSS will be a limited liability partnership registered in the state of Delaware for tax purposes. Its founder is Mr. Martin Gibbs, a former telemarketing head with Medfone, Inc. Mr. Gibbs has brought together a highly respected group of telemarketing and customer relations specialists who have a total of 35 years of combined experience with this industry.
The company has a limited number of private investors and does not plan to go public. The company has its main offices in Gig Harbor, Washington. The facilities include office spaces, conference rooms, and a phone center. The company expects to begin offering its services in June of Year 1.
The company’s main clients will be companies that require high amounts of communication between themselves and their clients. This includes medical services, and companies that wish to outsource first-level help desk support. By focusing on institutions such as these that have special needs, we believe we will be able to better serve our clients and produce a superior service that is more effective that other call center firms.
2.1 Start-up Summary
Start-up assets required are shown in the tables below. This includes expenses and the cash needed to support operations until revenues reach an acceptable level. Most of the company’s liabilities will come from outside private investors and management investment, however, we have obtained current borrowing from Bank of America Commercial Investments, the principal to be paid off in two years. A long-term loan through Charter Bank of Tillamook will be paid off in ten years.We also have a line of credit from Viking Bank that we can draw upon if need be.
|Accounting and bookkeeping fees||$2,000|
|Total Start-up Expenses||$27,700|
|Other Current Assets||$3,500|
|Start-up Expenses to Fund||$27,700|
|Start-up Assets to Fund||$146,300|
|Total Funding Required||$174,000|
|Non-cash Assets from Start-up||$28,500|
|Cash Requirements from Start-up||$117,800|
|Additional Cash Raised||$0|
|Cash Balance on Starting Date||$117,800|
|Liabilities and Capital|
|Accounts Payable (Outstanding Bills)||$3,000|
|Other Current Liabilities (interest-free)||$0|
|Mr. Martin Gibbs||$25,000|
|Ms. Mary Stuart||$20,000|
|Mr. Henry Hannover||$20,000|
|Mr. Nicolas Caput||$8,000|
|Additional Investment Requirement||$0|
|Total Planned Investment||$100,000|
|Loss at Start-up (Start-up Expenses)||($27,700)|
|Total Capital and Liabilities||$146,300|
2.2 Company Ownership
The company will have a number of outside private investors who will own 27% of the company’s shares. The rest will be owned by the senior management including Mr. Martin Gibbs, (25%), Ms. Mary Stuart (20%), Mr. Henry Hannover, (20%), and Mr. Nicholas Caput (8%). All other financing will come from loans.