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Used Auto Sales Business Plan

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Integrity Auto Sales

Executive Summary

Auto Sales & Parts

Problem

There is a need in Lane County for a large selection of quality used cars, and Integrity Auto Sales will sell these top-quality used vehicles at a competitive price. The owner and sales manager have over 30 years of combined experience in new and used auto sales. We will continue to develop our excellent working relationship with local dealers and auctions to bring the savings to the customer.

Solution

We will create a purchasing environment that caters to the customer’s needs. We are selling a professional service and an experience in car buying that will bring customers back again, as well as referring friends and family. We estimate an optimistic gross margin over the industry average. We will be successful because of the excellent team we have assembled and the drive and determination of the owners.

Market

Almost everyone needs a car to get from point A to B. Many families have two or more cars. Due to the recent success of the new car market, there is a large inventory of used cars available for re-sale. New car sales have enjoyed the largest single month gain in October up 24%.

Competition

Used car dealers are notorious for unethical sales practices. Customers are inherently cautious and untrusting as a result. The more we can provide a high-quality sales experience, the more successful we will be. Our salesmen will provide a friendly and personal experience for the buyer. We will follow up and ensure customer satisfaction. We will rely on these customers for an excellent reference to other car buyers. This company will build an excellent working relationship with our suppliers and customers.

Why Us?

Integrity Auto Sales provides a unique car buying experience to the customers in the Willamette Valley. One that focuses on customer satisfaction first. We understand that vehicle purchasing is a necessary, but sometimes unpleasant experience. Our goal is to provide the customer with an enjoyable, honest service by satisfying individual customers practical transportation needs with a quality product.

We also believe it is important to have quality vehicles at a low cost, and will back each vehicle with a 30 day limited warranty. Our company will make a profit by generating sales. It will provide job satisfaction and fair compensation to its employees, and a fair return to its owners. Hard work and performance is rewarded through bonuses and commissions. Job satisfaction is very important for employees and owners, we will create a work environment that is enjoyable and profitable for all.

Expectations

Forecast

  1. Growth will be moderate to good, cash flows steady with several months of loss in the beginning
  2. Marketing will remain below 10% of sales. 
  3. The company will invest residual profits (10%) into financial markets and approximately 50% into company expansion for the first year.

Financial Highlights by Year

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Financing Needed

We need $130,000 funding to start. That includes a $100,000 loan. Jonathan will invest $20,000 and Don will invest $10,000. 

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