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Cabin Fever

Company Summary

Cabin Fever – Child Fun Center is a start-up business that will be owned, operated and managed by Brian Solum. Cabin Fever is an adult supervised children’s play center that offers a series of parent/child activities devoted to the physical, emotional and social development of children. We plan to offer a large, full scale play structure for the child and a smaller play structure for toddlers. In addition, we will also offer nominal vending, snacks and beverages for customers. The facilities are designed to entertain, exercise and stimulate children while reinforcing good social skills in a group play environment.

Cabin Fever offers a unique service in that there is no other program like it in the city of Bemidji or outlying areas. Though the city does have a restaurant with a small scale facility and run some classes for children through their parks and recreation department along with a gymnastics facility open to the public, they are not part of a comprehensive program for kids and parents. Cabin Fever will be a year round, indoor facility that hopes to be located in the booming commercial center northwest of town.

Over the past five years, there has been tremendous housing growth in the Bemidji area. Most these units are being bought or rented by families with young children. Brian Solum is starting Cabin Fever to offer parents and children a safe and exciting environment in which to spend time together and play.

Brian is a parent of three boys and has over seven years experience in the child care industry. He also has four years in a customer service based profession (real estate sales) with an additional two years sales management experience so he is currently capable of handling the sales/management, finance/administration and safety/customer relations areas, respectively.

  • Working Name: Cabin Fever – Child Fun Center
  • Location: Hoping for northwest Bemidji location near major shopping area, motels and airport.
  • History: Start-up business for Bemidji, MN but this type of business has been successful in over 8,500 cities in the US and is also internationally in the UK, Spain, Australia, Canada, France and Japan.
  • Services: Active Play = Fun, physical, social and mental entertainment to kids and parents along with modest food/beverage sales.
  • Customers: Children ages 2-5 and their parents.

2.1 Start-up Summary

The start-up expenses for Cabin Fever include, play equipment, payroll, utilities, legal services, debt service and office materials needed for the facility. Brian Solum will invest $32,000. In addition, Brian will secure up to $100,800 in long-term financing to fund the enterprise. We will incur another $8,000 in short-term debt to finish financing.

Long-term assets includes most play equipment, and a larger service counter for the cafe area. Current assets includes furniture, lighting fixtures, some of the less durable play equipment, and appliances for the cafe area.

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Start-up Funding
Start-up Expenses to Fund $17,800
Start-up Assets to Fund $123,000
Total Funding Required $140,800
Non-cash Assets from Start-up $115,000
Cash Requirements from Start-up $8,000
Additional Cash Raised $0
Cash Balance on Starting Date $8,000
Total Assets $123,000
Liabilities and Capital
Current Borrowing $8,000
Long-term Liabilities $100,800
Accounts Payable (Outstanding Bills) $0
Other Current Liabilities (interest-free) $0
Total Liabilities $108,800
Planned Investment
Brian Solum $32,000
Other $0
Additional Investment Requirement $0
Total Planned Investment $32,000
Loss at Start-up (Start-up Expenses) ($17,800)
Total Capital $14,200
Total Capital and Liabilities $123,000
Total Funding $140,800
Start-up Expenses
Legal $2,000
Stationery etc. $250
Brochures / Advertising $1,500
Insurance $1,200
Payroll $2,400
Utilities / Phone $1,450
Research and Development $2,000
Expensed Play/Operating Equipment $5,000
Office Supplies $2,000
Total Start-up Expenses $17,800
Start-up Assets
Cash Required $8,000
Other Current Assets $25,000
Long-term Assets $90,000
Total Assets $123,000
Total Requirements $140,800

2.2 Company Ownership

Ownership and legal establishment is anticipated as a Sole Proprietorship and will be owned, operated and managed by Brian Solum with financial backing from a silent partner.