The financial plan will require outside sources of funds. It is hoped that this amount can be obtained from the SBA. Seacliff has already succeeded in attracting significant private funding through the sale of common stock. This source of funds is still attractive due to the exciting features of the patent. It is assumed that the necessary funding will be found, and that it will be repaid in the first year.
In the first year of operations, monthly expenses are projected to include interest expenses on initial borrowing. Although some sales will certainly come via Seacliff's website at close to the suggested retail price of $129.95, for purposes of determining the break-even point we have assumed that all kits will be sold through the full distribution channel (representative, wholesaler, retailer).
The break-even chart shows the number kits needed to be sold each month to cover all variable and fixed costs. If we capitalize start-up costs (see section 2.2, Start-up Summary) and amortize them over five years and then added this to monthly fixed costs the break-even point would increase kits per month sold.
Although there is likely to be sales of replacement items from the kits, such as barbs, epoxy, etc. (see price list in the appendix) these items have been ignored in this business plan for projection purposes. The following table outlines the basic assumptions of Seacliff.
**appendix were not available for this sample plan.
The following table outlines the important ratios of the sports and athletic goods manufacturing industry, as described in the Standard Industry Classification (SIC) Index, 3949.
Because virtually all aspects of the production of the kits are being subcontracted, the ongoing monthly expenses are relatively small.
The initial borrowing will be repaid monthly, beginning in the third month.
The annual figures for the Pprojected Balance Sheet are presented below. First year monthlies are available in the appendix.