Free Acupuncture Clinic Business Plan
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- Company and Financing Summary
- Products and Services Overview
- Strategic Analysis with current research!
- Marketing Plan
- Personnel Plan
- 3 Year Advanced Financial Plan
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1.0 Executive Summary
The purpose of this business plan is to raise $100,000 for the development of an acupuncture clinic while showcasing the expected financials and operations over the next three years. The Acupuncture Clinic, Inc. (“the Company”) is a New York based corporation that will provide acupuncture and acupressure services to patients in its targeted market. The Company was founded in 2009 by Dr. John Doe.
1.1 Products and Services
The primary revenue stream for the business will come from the sale of acupuncture and acupressure services rendered by Dr. Doe. This is an ancient practice that uses small needles to apply pressure among certain points of the body. According to several medical studies (including a recent study by Harvard Medical School) the effects and benefits of acupuncture are well documented, and they provide several medical benefits to patients. The business will also generate secondary streams of revenue from the sale of medicinal herbs and other products associated with the practice of acupuncture and Eastern medicine. The third section of the business plan will further describe the services offered by the Acupuncture Clinic.
1.2 The Financing
Dr. Doe is seeking to raise $100,000 from as a bank loan. The interest rate and loan agreement are to be further discussed during negotiation. This business plan assumes that the business will receive a 10 year loan with a 9% fixed interest rate.
1.3 Mission Statement
The Acupuncture Clinic’s mission is to become the recognized local leader in its targeted market for acupuncture and acupressure services.
1.4 Mangement Team
The Company was founded by John Doe. Dr. Doe has more than 10 years of experience as a licensed acupuncture practitioner. Through his expertise, he will be able to bring the operations of the business to profitability within its first year of operations.
1.5 Sales Forecasts
Dr. Doe expects a strong rate of growth at the start of operations. Below are the expected financials over the next three years.
1.6 Expansion Plan
The Founder expects that the business will aggressively expand during the first three years of operation. Dr. Doe intends to implement marketing campaigns that will effectively target individuals within the target market.
2.0 Company and Financing Summary
2.1 Registered Name and Corporate Structure
Acupuncture Clinic, Inc. The Company is registered as a corporation in the State of New York.
2.2 Required Funds
At this time, the Acupuncture Clinic requires $100,000 of debt funds. Below is a breakdown of how these funds will be used:
2.3 Investor Equity
Dr. Doe is not seeking an investment from a third party at this time.
2.4 Management Equity
John Doe owns 100% of the Acupuncture Clinic, Inc.
2.5 Exit Strategy
If the business is very successful, Dr. Doe may seek to sell the business to a third party for a significant earnings multiple. Most likely, the Company will hire a qualified business broker to sell the business on behalf of the Acupuncture Clinic. Based on historical numbers, the business could fetch a sales premium of up to 4 times earnings. Dr. Doe would need to find an acupuncture practitioner to take over the practice. This transition period could take up to one year’s time.
3.0 Products and Services
Below is a description of the acupuncture services and products offered by the
3.1 Acupuncture Services
The primary source of revenue for the business will be the sale of acupuncture and acupressure services rendered to Dr. Doe’s patients. The scope of this practice is large, and acupuncture has been proven to assist with many ailments, including, but not limited to: Diseases of the muscles, bones and joints. It should be noted that Dr. Doe expects that approximately 50% of the practice’s service revenues will come from insurance reimbursement while the remaining revenue will come directly from patients. However, and as will be discussed in the next section, more insurance companies are beginning to allow reimbursement for acupuncture services.
3.2 Sales of Herbal and Eastern Medicine Products
To a limited extent, the business will carry a small inventory of herbal medicines and Eastern medical products that will be used in conjunction with the treatments rendered by Dr. Doe. Management expects that this aspect of the business will generate approximately 10% of the business’s aggregate revenues while producing contribution margins of 70%.
4.0 Strategic and Market Analysis
4.1 Economic Outlook
This section of the analysis will detail the economic climate, the acupuncture clinic industry, the customer profile, and the competition that the business will face as it progresses through its business operations. Currently, the economic market condition in the United States is in recession. This slowdown in the economy has also greatly impacted real estate sales, which has halted to historical lows. Many economists expect that this recession will continue until mid-2009, at which point the economy will begin a prolonged recovery period. However, medical based businesses like acupuncture clinics tend to operate with substantial economic stability as many people consider these treatments to be essential to their well being. Additionally, some health insurance providers cover all or part of the fees associated with acupuncture services. This trend is expected to continue as many traditional allopathic physicians are beginning to integrate homeopathic and acupuncture based treatments for their patients.
4.2 Industry Analysis
The report from a Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1997 stated that acupuncture is being "widely" practiced—by thousands of physicians, dentists, acupuncturists, and other practitioners-for relief or prevention of pain and for various other health conditions. According to the 2002 National Health Interview Survey, acupuncture use by American adults to date estimates that 8.2 million U.S. adults have used acupuncture, and an estimated 2.1 million U.S. adults had used acupuncture in the previous year. Within the United States, there are approximately 9,600 practitioners dedicated solely acupuncture and acupressure services. Each year, these businesses collectively generate more than $2.6 billion dollars while providing almost $1 billion of payrolls. The industry collectively employs 32,000 people.
4.3 Customer Profile
In this section of the analysis, you should describe the type of customer you are seeking to acquire. These traits include income size, type of business/occupation; how far away from your business is to your customer, and what the customer is looking for. In this section, you can also put demographic information about your target market including population size, income demographics, level of education, etc.
4.4 Competitive Analysis
This is one of the sections of the business plan that you must write completely on your own. The key to writing a strong competitive analysis is that you do your research on the local competition. Find out who your competitors are by searching online directories and searching in your local Yellow Pages. If there are a number of competitors in the same industry (meaning that it is not feasible to describe each one) then showcase the number of businesses that compete with you, and why your business will provide customers with service/products that are of better quality or less expensive than your competition.
5.0 Marketing Plan
The Acupuncture Clinic intends to maintain an extensive marketing campaign that will ensure maximum visibility for the business in its targeted market. Below is an overview of the marketing strategies and objectives of the Acupuncture Clinic.
5.1 Marketing Objectives
• Establish relationships with referring physicians within the targeted market.
• Implement a local campaign with the Company’s targeted market via the use of flyers, local newspaper advertisements, and word of mouth.
• Develop an online presence by developing a website and placing the Company’s name and contact information with online directories.
5.2 Marketing Strategies
Dr. Doe intends on using a number of marketing strategies that will allow the Acupuncture Clinic to easily target men, women, and families within the target market. These strategies include traditional print advertisements and ads placed on search engines on the Internet. Below is a description of how the business intends to market its services to the general public. The business will also use an internet based strategy. This is very important as many people seeking local services, such as acupuncturists, now the Internet to conduct their preliminary searches. Dr. Doe will register the Acupuncture Clinic with online portals so that potential customers can easily reach the business. The Company will also develop its own online website showcasing Dr. Doe’s expertise, services rendered, information relating to insurance reimbursement, location/contact information, and preliminary pricing information. Finally, the Company will work closely with referring physicians and allied health professionals that will provide the Company with its initial patient base.
In this section, describe the pricing of your services and products. You should provide as much information as possible about your pricing as possible in this section. However, if you have hundreds of items, condense your product list categorically. This section of the business plan should not span more than 1 page.
6.0 Organizational Plan and Personnel Summary
6.1 Corporate Organization
6.2 Organizational Budget
6.3 Management Biographies
In this section of the business plan, you should write a two to four paragraph biography
about your work experience, your education, and your skill set. For each owner or
key employee, you should provide a brief biography in this section.
7.0 Financial Plan
7.1 Underlying Assumptions
• The Acupuncture Clinic will have an annual revenue growth rate of 10% per year.
• The Owner will acquire $100,000 of debt funds to develop the business.
• The loan will have a 10 year term with a 9% interest rate.
7.2 Sensitivity Analysis
In the event of an economic downturn, the Company will not see a major decline in revenues. Acupuncture services are in demand regardless of the general economic climate as they are an essential service for health.
7.3 Source of Funds
7.4 General Assumptions
7.5 Profit and Loss Statements
7.6 Cash Flow Analysis
7.7 Balance Sheet
7.8 General Assumptions
7.9 Business Ratios
Expanded Profit and Loss Statements
Expanded Cash Flow Analysis