Evergreen TV Productions
EvergreenTV Productions is owned and operated by its founders, Louanne Walters and Bobby Gene Walters. It is a small company with immediate plans for hiring one or two employees per store. Each employee’s responsibilities will be outlined in our business system “Operations Manual.”
As we grow into the Tour and Travel and B2B Divisions, we will evaluate which positions need to be filled first. Long term growth includes plans for an Operations Manager, who will report to the President and handle all accounting and marketing responsibilities. Three managers will answer to the Ops Mgr, one per division. Each manager will be primarily responsible for accounting and marketing within his/her division, and will handle all hiring/training needs.
We currently receive a great deal of advice from outside sources, such as our accountant and attorney; however, we follow the advice which meets our goals and needs.
As a start-up, our divisions and departments are inter-related and handled for the most part by Louanne Walters. With time and revenue, we will expand to accommodate several departments: sales & marketing, service and administration, product development, and finance. Each division manager will fill these departments according to specific needs and the company’s business system operations manual.
The following chart outlines the anticipated organizational set-up for the first three to five years of EvergreenTV Productions, Inc.
Louanne Walters, president: 33 years old, extensive experience in the radio and tv news industries. Formerly a tv news producer, reporter and anchor. Degree in broadcast communications, seven years with three NBC affiliates (KPOM, Ft. Smith, Arkansas – KRIS, Corpus Christ, Texas – KWQC, Davenport, Iowa) and one year as video programmer with Royal Caribbean International. Extensive public relations background as anchor and cruise director with Royal Caribbean International. Strong writing skills, strong story development and news sense. Attending courses at Small Business Development Center USF. Louanne also has strong sales skills, and is formerly a Toyota new car product specialist, and Voice Stream territory representative.
Bobby G. Walters, vice-president: 61 years old, extensive management background during 33 years with USAF. Degree in business and management. Twelve years as manager with local Wal-Mart stores.
Management Team Gaps
We believe we have strong leadership for developing the concept behind EvergreenTV Productions. At present, our weakest area is in accounting. We are currently taking an accounting course produced by “Great Courses on Tape,” focusing on finance and accounting. Additionally, we have hired Jim Wessman, CPA to advise and aid us in the development of EvergreenTV Productions. Jim is a qualified management counselor, and QuickBooks advisor.
We also need to hire division managers with a well-rounded management background, including human resources, accounting, benchmarking and goal-setting abilities.
Following the opening of stores for the Home Division, we will need to hire an operations manager, with an MBA and at least five years experience with a start-up organization.
Details of store staffing is presented in the Personnel Table, below and in the appendix.
We assume hiring employees on hourly pay the first year, and adding a few salaried management positions with benefits the second year. Our management salaries (marketing manager, president, operations manager) as shown below include taxable benefits. Payroll taxes for all employees are shown in the Profit and Loss.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Photo Editor (2)||$1,500||$18,500||$19,000|
|Additional Employees (3 stores)||$0||$92,500||$100,000|
|Additional Employees (5 stores)||$0||$0||$209,000|
|Sales and Marketing Personnel|
|Marketing Manager (President)||$0||$41,400||$46,000|
|News Sales Representative||$4,998||$22,000||$24,000|
|News Sales Representative Commission||$3,000||$15,000||$15,000|
|General and Administrative Personnel|
|Store Manager Commission||$4,200||$5,000||$5,000|
|Store Manager (2)||$3,200||$20,000||$20,000|
|Store Manager Commission (2)||$800||$5,000||$5,000|
|Store Mgr/Commission (3 & 5 stores)||$0||$25,000||$75,000|
|Home Division Manager||$0||$0||$40,000|
|B2B Division Manager||$0||$0||$45,000|