Our main concerns will be aggressive time management, so that our labor costs stay under control, and proper purchasing, keeping costs down. Secondarily, hiring the best team, training them properly and retaining them will be a critical component to good costs. A good trainer does not sacrifice quality for quantity, but rather they optimize their time spent. Growth will be sustained through a contribution to a "roll-over" plan, and from potential future clients.
Total start-up expenses include legal costs, logo design, stationery and related expenses.
Expensed presentation and office equipment include computers and projectors. Start-up assets include initial cash to handle the first few months of consulting operations as accounts receivable play through the cash flow. Flowstone, Inc. is providing some of their used office furniture, chairs, as Other Current Assets.
Flowstone, Inc. will provide seed capital. Soren Aboukir and Khallie Locharnold will each invest at start-up, and anticipate loaning the company additional funds during the year.
Outlines in our Profit and Loss table are purely simplistic guesses on an ideal scenario with the assumption that clients will pay what has been estimated, operating /overhead expenses are minimal, and staff are satisfied with their compensation. Development will take place within the agency of Flowstone, Inc. to minimize overhead expenses since Flowstone would be able to simply absorb the start up expenses as a cost to improve their current services.
Initially, OutReSources will be housed in the Flowstone office spaces and and benefit from the established administrative support system. In January 2006, we anticipate that OutReSources will move to it's own office when an adjacent suite is due to become available.
As noted earlier, salaries for owner/consultants, training supervisors and trainers are included in Cost of Sales. To correctly calculate the necessary payroll tax withholding, a formula was entered into the P&L table for a percentage of the combined salaried and hourly wages.
Our monthly break even figure is based on our anticipated cost of sales, and in-kind administrative support from Flowstone. Break even currently requires an average monthly sales as shown below. This will vary if cost of sales increases or decreases, and if overhead expenses such as administrative support is transferred from Flowstone to us sooner than expected.
The Cash Flow table is based on ideal numbers. The numbers where set as explained previously by basic business principles to permit room for adjustment as the company grows. As seen in the chart as the months go by the Cash Balance remains positive. This is dependent upon reaching sales forecasts each month and keeping our expenses in line. Over time we are assured to make adjustments as stated in the explanation of the forecasting. The key components we will need to monitor that will adjust the overall true numbers are:
The founding partners anticipate loaning the company additional monies as a short-term loan in mid-year. If sales exceed forecast this may not be necessary. Additional computers and presentation equipment will need to be purchased as new trainers and supervisors are hired.
The balance sheet is not a key factor at this point since OutReSources, Inc. will be operating as a company within a company and utilizing Flowstone, Inc.'s assets. Given that any start-up cost or realized loss can be deemed as an assets expense for Flowstone there is truly little to no liability or risk thereof.
The following table shows the projected business ratios. We expect to maintain healthy ratios for profitability, risk, and return. The industry comparisons are for SIC 8742.0200, Human Resources Consulting, part of the larger Management Consulting Services category. The most noteworthy catagory is the percent of sales. You will notice that OutReSources, Inc. and Industry Standards are comparable until gross profit margin wherein OutReSources falls back by 50% from industry standards. This is primarily due to the majority of our expenses coming from staff compensation. However, OutReSources more than compensates in general administrative expenses. Though the numbers are based on ideal assumptions and are subject to change, OutReSources' owner and management structure will continue to minimize general admin costs.