Free Flight School Business Plan
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- 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 $250,000 for the development of a flight school while showcasing the expected financials and operations over the next three years. Flight School, Inc. (“the Company”) is a New York based corporation that will provide instruction regarding flight operation to students in its targeted market. The Company was founded by John Doe.
1.1 Products and Services
As stated above, the Company will provide flight instruction for small aircraft for students enrolled within its programs. The business will generate revenues from both tuition and from the sale of classroom materials. The business expects that it will receive a substantial number of enrollees as people try to acquire new jobs in light of the current economic climate. The third section of the business plan will further describe the services offered by the Flight School.
1.2 The Financing
Mr. Doe is seeking to raise $250,000 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. The financing will be used for the following: • Development of the Company’s Flight School location. • Financing for the first six months of operation. • Capital to purchase classroom and flight equipment. Mr. Doe will contribute $50,000 to the venture.
1.3 Mission Statement
The Flight School’s mission is to provide students with a comprehensive education so that they can provide outstanding flight school services to their respective employers.
1.4 Mangement Team
The Company was founded by John Doe. Mr. Doe has more than 10 years of experience in the aviation industry. 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
Mr. 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. Mr. Doe intends to implement marketing campaigns that will effectively target individuals seeking to become licensed pilots within the target market.
2.0 Company and Financing Summary
2.1 Registered Name and Corporate Structure
Flight School, Inc. The Company is registered as a corporation in the State of New York.
2.2 Required Funds
At this time, the Flight School requires $250,000 of debt funds. Below is a breakdown of how these funds will be used:
2.3 Investor Equity
Mr. Doe is not seeking an investment from a third party at this time.
2.4 Management Equity
John Doe owns 100% of the Flight School, Inc.
2.5 Exit Strategy
If the business is very successful, Mr. 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 Flight School. Based on historical numbers, the business could fetch a sales premium of up to 4 times earnings.
3.0 Products and Services
Below is a description of the teaching services offered by the Flight School.
3.1 Flight School Instruction
The primary source of revenue for the business will be instruction regarding how to properly fly so that students can become licensed small craft aviation pilots. Classroom instruction will include teachings regarding flying and laws applicable to small craft piloting. The Company will issue a certificate of completion during its course. Management expects that each course will last approximately 10 weeks and will provide 200 hours of classroom instruction.
3.2 Sales of Class Materials
The Company will also generate secondary revenues from the sale of course materials that will be used in conjunction with the flight instruction offered by the business. Management anticipates that about 30% of the Company’s aggregate revenues will come from the sales of these products.
4.0 Strategic and Market Analysis
4.1 Economic Outlook
This section of the analysis will detail the economic climate, the flight school 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 for a significant period of time, at which point the economy will begin a prolonged recovery period. However, specialized trade schools operate with a strong degree of economic stability as people will seek to expand their educations to acquire new jobs in deleterious economic conditions.
4.2 Industry Analysis
Within the United States, there are approximately 500 schools that train and teach people to become small craft pilots. Each year, these businesses aggregate generate approximately $4 billion per year while concurrently providing jobs to more than 15,000 people. Each year, aggregate payrolls have exceeded $900 million. This is a mature industry, and expected revenues are expected to remain flat over the next twelve to eighteen months as the economy completes its correction. However, Management also anticipates strong enrollment given that many people are looking for new jobs in light of the major number of layoffs in the recent months.
4.3 Customer Profile
The Flight School’s average client will be a middle class man or woman living in the Company’s target market. Common traits among clients will include: • Annual household income exceeding $20,000 • Lives or works no more than 15 miles from the Company’s location. • Will spend $5,000 on learning how to become a licensed pilot. • Will require licensure to operate as a small craft pilot.
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 Flight School 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 Flight School.
5.1 Marketing Objectives
• Establish relationships with local airports throughout the target market.
• Implement a local campaign with the Company’s targeted market via the use of flyers, local newspaper advertisements, and word of mouth advertising.
• Develop an online presence by developing a website and placing the Company’s name and contact information with online directories.
5.2 Marketing Strategies
Mr. Doe intends on using a number of marketing strategies that will allow the Flight School to easily target men and women 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. Flight School will also use an internet based strategy. This is very important as many people seeking local services, such as pilot/flight schools, now the Internet to conduct their preliminary searches. Mr. Doe will register the Flight School with online portals so that potential customers can easily reach the business. The Company will also develop its own online website showcasing the services offered by the school, cost of tuition, and how to enroll in the Company’s programs. The Company will maintain strong connections local airports in regards to their needs for having trained small craft pilots. In time, this will provide to be an invaluable source of business for the Company.
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 Flight School will have an annual revenue growth rate of 8% per year.
• The Owner will acquire $250,000 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 a more severe economic downturn, the business may have a decline in its revenues. However, flight instruction should remain in demand despite the current economic climate as many people are looking for secondary and/or alternative careers given the massive amount of layoffs in the recent months.
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