The owner of KSG will also be the operator and decision maker. The philosophy behind the workforce will be one of total customer satisfaction and education. Since many customers are not aware of the many repercussions brought on by athletics, employees will be encouraged to continually gain new knowledge and insight.
Keith's Sporting Goods will begin operations with a relatively small work crew with the intention to grow as the business grows. The owner/operator will have a base salary of $3,000/mo and that will be a fixed expense.
We plan on starting with one full time employee who will be the store manager. The manager will work closely with the owner. During slow hours, they will work closely implementing new strategies and making store changes. The manager will work 40 hours per week, and will have the weekends off. The manager's salary, below, includes benefits (paid sick time, holidays, and insurance coverage).
The owner will work the weekend with the other employees. Aside from the owner and manager, KSG will need an estimated 51 man-hours over the course of the week. There is no estimated number of employees needed; we just need to fill the extra 51 hours. Employees will make $8/hr, and will be looked upon as an integral part of the operation.