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Inspirational Grounds

Company Summary

Inspirational Grounds, Minneapolis’ South Central area, will offer great specialty beverages and easy access to exciting spiritual information. Inspirational Grounds sells quality products and provides excellent customer service for coffee lovers and persons looking to enhance their spiritual experience. We are looking to lease a retail store which we will use to market and merchandise our products. The company took its name in July 2002, and organized as an S Corporation in October, 2003.

Our book and music selection and helpful staff will appeal to the audience that is seeking to grow and learn spiritually in this age of uncertainty. This invigorating aspect will attract younger and elderly members alike who are gaining interest in their spiritual condition. The central location will provide easy access from most points of origin throughout the Twin City area for those who will recognize Inspirational Grounds as a destination point, as well as provide local community residents with convenient access to freshly roasted coffee.

2.1 Company Ownership

Inspirational Grounds is incorporated as an S corporation. This will shield the owner Regina Brown from issues of personal liability and double taxation. The Corporation was formed in October of 2003.

2.2 Company Locations and Facilities

The site, Midtown Commons (Also known as the Sears Project), is located in South Central Minneapolis. The initial space is approximately 2,000 square feet and has ample space for the first three years of growth. The complex has ample parking and significant foot traffic from Allina Healthcare Office Facility.  This area was chosen for various reasons, including:

  • Proximity to other areas within the Twin Cities; Central location easily accessed.
  • Proximity to the Lyn/Lake and Uptown areas.
  • High Visibility.
  • Proximity to the many local churches in South Central Minneapolis.
  • Diverse population within the community.
  • Desire for South Central Businesses.
  • Scarcity of other coffee houses in the area.
  • Proximity to the light rail depot and 12th Precinct of the Minneapolis police.

All of these qualities are consistent with Inspirational Grounds’ goal of providing a community hub for socialization and entertainment.

2.3 Start-up Summary

Inspirational Grounds’ start-up costs will cover coffee, espresso, and specialty drink making equipment, micro-roasting equipment, training, site renovation and modification, capital for operating expenses in the first year, and the inventory necessary to provide customers with the information needed to grow.

A large portion of our start-up requirements will go towards the purchase of specialty drink equipment from Espresso Services, Inc. Our long-term assets will include:

  • One espresso machine
  • One micro-roasting system
  • an Espresso grinder/doser
  • water filtration system

Expensed equipment includes:

  • A Bulk grinder for drip coffee
  • Single airpot brewer
  • Smoothie blender
  • Minor additional equipment

Additionally, we need funding for initial inventory, both for the coffee shop side of things and the other specialty merchandise, books, and music. Music items will be purchased from Provident Music, Diamante Music Group, and New Day Christian Distributors among others. Books and other inspirational material will be purchased from Bridge-Logos Publishers, KCM, Bethany House Distributors, and others.

The site Inspirational Grounds chooses will require funds for renovation and modification. A single estimated figure will be allocated for this purpose. The renovation/modification cost estimate will include the costs associated with preparing the site for opening business.

Current Assets, in the table below, includes furniture and fixtures.

Long-term assets, in addition to our major brewing, grinding, and roasting equipment, includes a POS System.

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Start-up
Requirements
Start-up Expenses
Legal $1,500
Stationery etc. $800
Brochures/Mailings $1,000
Marketing Consultant $1,000
Insurance $500
Rent $2,000
Research and Development $1,500
Build Out Expenses $8,000
Initial Marketing $2,000
Training $1,500
Website development $50
Expensed Equipment $4,950
Other $5,000
Total Start-up Expenses $29,800
Start-up Assets
Cash Required $30,600
Start-up Inventory $6,600
Other Current Assets $12,000
Long-term Assets $16,000
Total Assets $65,200
Total Requirements $95,000
Start-up Funding
Start-up Expenses to Fund $29,800
Start-up Assets to Fund $65,200
Total Funding Required $95,000
Assets
Non-cash Assets from Start-up $34,600
Cash Requirements from Start-up $30,600
Additional Cash Raised $0
Cash Balance on Starting Date $30,600
Total Assets $65,200
Liabilities and Capital
Liabilities
Current Borrowing $0
Long-term Liabilities $80,000
Accounts Payable (Outstanding Bills) $0
Other Current Liabilities (interest-free) $0
Total Liabilities $80,000
Capital
Planned Investment
Owner Investment $15,000
Investor 2 $0
Other $0
Additional Investment Requirement $0
Total Planned Investment $15,000
Loss at Start-up (Start-up Expenses) ($29,800)
Total Capital ($14,800)
Total Capital and Liabilities $65,200
Total Funding $95,000

2.3.1 Itemized Start-up

The following table represents an itemized list of the equipment, supplies, furniture and fixtures needed at start-up.

Equipment: Total $15,946.78

Item Description Supplier Number

Per Item Cost

Total Cost

Espresso Machine

La Cimabli MN29 Select ESI 1

$6,900.00

$5,643.50

Grinder/Doser Mazzer Super Jolly ESI 1

$770.00

$629.78

Bulk Grinder Mazzer Major ESI 1

$1,025.00

$838.35

Brewer Single Pot Brewer ESI 1

$865.00

$707.48

Airpot Service Idea 3 ltr ESI 4

$54.90

$179.61

Water Filter Head Everpure SO MC twin ESI 1

$175.71

$143.71

Filter Cartridge Everpure MC ESI 1

$69.07

$56.49

Water softener Everpure 7-SO Cartridge ESI 1

$94.92

$77.63

Knockbox Countertop ESI 1

$40.00

$32.72

Creamer Bell Creamer ESI 0

$40.00

 

Thermometer ESI 0

$7.35

 

Steam Pitcher 1 liter ESI 0

$12.15

 

Steam Pitcher 1.5 liter ESI 0

$19.15

 

Whipped Cream Maker ISI 1 Pint ESI 0

$69.23

 

Espresso Hand Tamper ESI 0

 

 

Blender Vita Mix 48 OZ – Bar Boss Zesco 1

$379.00

$379.00

Coffee Roaster Micro Roaster ESI 1

$3,500.00

$3,500.00

Microwave Oven Amana lgt duty 1000 wt Zesco 1

$200.00

$200.00

Refrigerator 27 1/2″ Undercounter Zesco 1

$837.00

$837.00

Refrigerator Upright beverage – True Zesco 1

$1,092.00

$1,092.00

Freezer Chest Zesco 1

$379.00

$379.00

Ice Machine Undercounter Zesco 1

$1,096.00

$1,096.00

Dipperwell w/faucet Zesco 1

$154.50

$154.50

Supplies: Total $2,667.94

Item Description Supplier Number

Per Item Cost

Total Cost

Detergent Espresso cleaning ESI 1

$7.57

$7.57

Barspoon ESI 1

$2.15

$2.15

Nail Brush Zesco 1

$8.70

$8.70

Cleaning Brush Group head O-Ring ESI 1

$4.38

$4.38

Cleaning Brush Airpot ESI 1

$3.75

$3.75

Cleaning brush flat grounds ESI 1

$3.09

$3.09

Cleaning blank back flush ESI 1

$3.58

$3.58

Foam Cups – hot 8oz – 1000 count ESI 1

$39.33

$39.33

Foam Cups – hot 12 oz – 1000 count ESI 1

$55.92

$55.92

Foam Cups – hot 16 oz – 1000 count ESI 1

$63.92

$63.92

Insulated Cups – hot 20 oz – 500 ESI 1

$64.42

$64.42

Plastic Cups – cold 12 oz – 500 ESI 1

$36.83

$36.83

Plastic Cups – cold 12 oz – 500 ESI 1

$36.88

$36.88

Plastic Cups – cold 16 oz – 500 ESI 1

$51.72

$51.72

Lid – Hot 8 oz – 1000 count ESI 1

$28.36

$28.36

Lid – Hot 12/16 oz – 1000 count ESI 1

$36.58

$36.58

Domed Lid 12/16/20 oz 1000 ESI 2

$36.58

$73.16

Lid – Cold flat 12 oz 1000 count ESI 1

$36.51

$36.51

Lid – Cold flat 16/20 oz 1000 count ESI 1

$44.72

$44.72

Lid – Cold dome 12 oz – 1000 count ESI 1

$52.09

$52.09

Lid – Cold dome 16 oz – 1000 count ESI 1

$67.41

$67.41

Bus Boxes Zesco 5

$4.70

$23.50

Mugs 3 oz Barista – 3 doz Zesco 1

$180.00

$180.00

Mugs 8 oz barista – 3 doz Zesco 1

$201.00

$201.00

Mugs 12 oz Barista – 2 doz Zesco 1

$152.00

$152.00

Saucers 5 1/4 ” Barista – 3 doz Zesco 1

$118.00

$118.00

Saucers 6 1/2″ Barista- 3 doz Zesco 2

$128.00

$128.00

Demitasse Spoons 1 doz ESI 2

$3.00

$6.00

Plasticware Spoons/Forks/Knives Costco 2

$6.00

$12.00

Flatware Spoons – 3 doz Zesco 2

$35.60

$71.20

Flatware Forks 3 doz Zesco 2

$49.70

$99.40

Utility Cart 300 lb capacity Zesco 2

$230.00

$460.00

Stir Sticks wooden 1000 count ESI 2

$1.57

$3.14

Straws Individually Wrap 500 cnt ESI 3

$2.72

$8.16

Coffee Bags 1 lb bags – 50 cnt ESI 3

$6.38

$19.14

Coffee Bags 1/2 lb bags – 50 cnt ESI 3

$5.45

$16.35

Coffee Filters 13×5 1000/case ESI 1

$12.02

$12.02

Carrier 4 cup carrier- 300 cnt ESI 1

$52.57

$52.57

Java Jackets 1500 cnt ESI 1

$87.21

$87.21

Condiment Dispensers Salt & Pepper shakers Dollar Store 6

$1.00

$6.00

Furniture & Fixtures: Total $10,570.50

Item Description Supplier Number

Per Item Cost

Total Cost

Menu Board Laminated Eckel Sign Co 1

$150.00

$150.00

Cash Register Restaurant POS System 1

 

 

Hand Sink w/ faucet Zesco 1

$73.10

$73.10

3 Compartment Sink 94″ w/ 2 drainboards Zesco 1

$612.00

$612.00

Faucet 3 comp sink Direct Buy 1

$100.00

$100.00

Prep Sink TBD Zesco 1

$100.00

$100.00

Mop Sink Zesco 1

$170.00

$170.00

Trade Scale 10 lb Avert Berkel Digital Zesco 1

$342.00

$342.00

Chairs Zesco 90

$53.10

$4,779.00

Stools Zesco 12

$88.60

$1,063.20

Table Tops 24×24 Zesco 30

$22.70

$681.00

Table Tops 24×42 Zesco 10

$35.40

$354.00

Table Bases 22×22 Zesco 30

$27.00

$810.00

Table Bases 33×33 Zesco 10

$34.00

$340.00

Bakery Case Zesco

 

 

Storage Shelving Amco II Zesco 20

$38.60

$772.00

Stackable high chairs Zesco 3

$63.90

$4,191.70

Lighting Direct Buy

 

 

Hand Towel Dispenser Zesco 1

$32.50

$32.50

Start-up Inventory: Total $1,812.96

Item Description Supplier Number

Per Item Cost

Total Cost

Espresso Beans Lavazza 6/2.2 lb case ESI 2

$102.93

$205.86

Decaf Espresso Beans Lavazza 1.1 lb ESI 2

$9.70

$19.40

Green Beans Columbian Supremo ESI 2

$75.45

$150.90

Green Beans Costa Rican Tarrazu ESI 1

$89.48

$89.48

Green Beans Tanazanian Peaberry ESI 1

$66.35

$66.35

Green Beans Indian ESI 1

$64.08

$64.08

Green Beans Nicaraguan ESI 1

$74.32

$74.32

Green Beans Guatemala Antigua ESI 1

$79.25

$79.25

Green Beans Peru Organic ESI 1

$74.04

$74.04

Green Beans Columbian Decaf ESI 1

$72.50

$72.50

Green Beans Costa Rican Decaf ESI 1

$81.25

$81.25

1883 Flavored Syrup 6 per case ESI 4

$37.38

$149.52

1883 Syrup Pumps No Charge ESI 12

$0.00

$0.00

1883 Syrup Rack No Charge ESI 1

$0.00

$0.00

Sugar-Free Syrups DaVinci ESI 4

$5.82

$23.28

Chai Syrup DaVinci 750 ml bottle ESI 2

$6.49

$12.98

DaVinci Pumps No charge ESI 8

$0.00

$0.00

Chocolate Sauce DaVinci 6/64 case ESI 1

$42.81

$42.81

White Chocolate Sauce DaVinci 6/64 case ESI 1

$42.81

$42.81

Caramel Sauce DaVinci 6/64 case ESI 1

$48.44

$48.44

Sauce Pumps DaVinci – No Charge ESI 3

$0.00

$0.00

Fruit Smoothie Base Case ESI 3

$54.42

$163.26

Pwd Smoothie Base Case ESI 2

$24.96

$49.92

N20 Chargers 24/case ESI 1

$13.85

$13.85

Stash Tea Display No charge ESI 1

$0.00

$0.00

Stash Tea Start-up case ESI 1

$24.57

$24.57

Milk 2% Gal 4/case Clover Super Foods 2

$2.38

$4.76

Milk Skim gal 4/case Clover Super Foods 1

$2.53

$2.53

Milk Soy 32 oz 12/case Clover Super Foods 1

$16.48

$16.48

Milk Half/Half Clover Super Foods 1

$8.27

$8.27

Sugar packets 2000 ct Clover Super Foods 1

$10.84

$10.84

Equal packets 2000 ct Clover Super Foods 1

$35.74

$35.74

Bakery Cheesecake – Amaretto Clover Super Foods 1

$14.39

$14.39

Bakery Choc Chip Cheesecake Clover Super Foods 1

$15.54

$15.54

Bakery Dipped Cheescake Clover Super Foods 1

$18.67

$18.67

Bakery Raspberry Cheescake Clover Super Foods 1

$16.43

$16.43

Soft Drinks Jones Soda 12 oz 24/cs Clover Super Foods 4

$15.95

$63.80

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