Inspirational Grounds is owned by Regina Brown, and operated by Albert Brown. The company, being small, requires a simple organization structure. Implementation requires the owner, Regina Brown, to make decisions on the mission and vision, while Albert Brown makes operational decisions. Major decisions affecting the execution of the plan are made jointly by the owner and operations manager.
The personnel plan is included in the following table. It shows the owner's and operations manager's salaries, followed by 5 part-time salaries for espresso servers. Part time employees will collectively work 19.5 hours daily with an hourly salary of $8.00. Inspirational Grounds assumes a 5% annual increase in barista salaries. These employees will share any tips received while they are on duty. The owner will receive no payments or dividends until at least the fourth year of the business.
Regina Brown, owner and operator, has extensive start-up experience within the corporate sector and has successfully managed key areas for Fortune 500 companies. She has an entrepreneurial spirit which has made her corporate ventures successful. Her people savvy, and ability to turn vision into strategy, and strategy into tactics, will be key elements of success for Inspirational Grounds. She has successfully managed million dollar budgets. Currently, Regina is starting up a new venture within Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. This is her third start-up for that organization.
Albert Brown has start-up experience as well as restaurant management experience. Most recently Albert owned and operated RB Mortgage Company. Albert received a bachelor's degree from Cheney University in Cheney, PA, a Juris Doctorate from Lasalle University, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Divinity at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN. Albert has held several management positions within the restaurant industry.