Free Gold Mine 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 $600,000 for the development of a private gold mining business while showcasing the expected financials and operations over the next three years. Gold Mine, Inc. (“the Company”) is a New York based corporation that will excavate gold from leased mines within United States. The Company was founded by John Doe.
1.1 Products and Services
As stated above, the Company intends to acquire land leases on properties known to have gold deposits. The business will then develop gold mines on these properties with the intent to extract, smelt, and package the gold into bars for sale onto the open market. The initial capital sought in this business plan will allow the business can acquire its first land lease while concurrently sourcing the equipment needed to operate a moderate sized gold mining operation. It should be noted that at all times, the business will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws (including OSHA) in order to ensure the safety of all employees working at the Gold Mine site. The third section of the business plan will further describe the gold mining operations conducted by the Gold Mine, Inc.
1.2 The Financing
At this time, Mr. Doe is seeking $600,000 of private funds for the development of the Company’s gold mining operations. Tentatively, Management is seeking to sell a 40% interest in the business in exchange for the capital sought in this business plan.
1.3 Mission Statement
Gold Mine’s mission is to cost effectively extract gold from known precious metal deposits with the intent to sell the refined precious metal to the open market.
1.4 Mangement Team
The Company was founded by John Doe. Mr. Doe has more than 10 years of gold mining experience. 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. As the business becomes profitable it will make substantial reinvestments into the Company’s gold mining infrastructure. Additionally, the Company may seek to acquire additional land leases on proven grounds for gold mining.
2.0 Company and Financing Summary
2.1 Registered Name and Corporate Structure
Gold Mine, Inc. The business is registered as a for profit corporation in the State of New York.
2.2 Required Funds
At this time, the Company requires $600,000 of equity funds. Below is a breakdown of how these funds will be used:
2.3 Investor Equity
At this time, Mr. Doe is seeking to sell a 40% interest in the business in exchange for the capital sought in this business plan. The investor(s) will receive a seat on the board of directors and a regular stream of dividends starting in the first year of operations.
2.4 Management Equity
After the requisite capital is raised, Mr. Doe will retain a 60% ownership interest in the business.
2.5 Exit Strategy
The Management has discussed and planned for three possible exit strategies. The first strategy would be to sell the Company to a larger entity at a significant premium. Since, the precious metals mining industry maintains a moderately low risk profile once the business is established; the Management feels that the Company could be sold for ten to fifteen times earnings.
3.0 Products and Services
As stated in the executive summary, the Company intends to operate in a gold mining capacity. Prior to the onset of operations, Mr. Doe will have acquired a land lease on a property that is known to have gold deposits. At this time, it is unclear as to the method that the Company will use in order to extract gold. The most profitable method of exacting gold would be to lease an existing gold mine facility with the intent to pan gold deposits from the underlying soil. This manual method of gold acquisition would provide the greatest return on investment for the business. The Company, depending on its land lease, may engage in sluicing/dredging if the land is known to have a significant amount of gold that is buried deep within the ground. Mr. Doe is also sourcing the necessary equipment so that the business can immediately begin its operations once the land lease has been acquired. The gold mining facility will also have all of the necessary chemical treatment and smelting equipment to allow the business to shape its collected gold into 1 kilogram bars for resale to the open market.
4.0 Strategic and Market Analysis
4.1 Economic Outlook
This section of the analysis will detail the economic climate, the gold mining 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 moderate. The meltdown of the sub prime mortgage market coupled with increasing gas prices has led many people to believe that the US is on the cusp of a double dip economic recession. This slowdown in the economy has also greatly impacted real estate sales, which has halted to historical lows. However, gold mines operate with great economic stability as it is a product that is in continued demand. This is especially true in today’s economic environment as inflation has pushed the per ounce price of gold up substantially over the last 12 months. As long as commodity prices continue to rise, the business should have no issues producing a continuous profit from its gold mining operations.
4.2 Industry Analysis
Mining, beneficiating, and quarrying of gold is a $3 billion dollar a year business in the United States. Within the industry there are over 200 domestic providers of gold mining operations that operate within 20 states. The industry employs more than 10,000 people and provides adjusted annualized payrolls in excess of $500,000,000 dollars. The growth rate of this industry has been tremendous with the recent resurgence of inflation. The prices of gold (and other precious metals) have increased substantially as investors have sought the safe haven of commodities in lieu of the falling value of the dollar. Additionally, the greater wealth of developing nations has pushed the per ounce price of gold passed $800. This demand is expected to remain strong in the face of inflationary pressures.
4.3 Customer Profile
As Gold Mine, Inc. intends to sell its gold directly to wholesalers in the open market, is it difficult to determine the “average customer” of the business. Any company engaged in the buying and selling of gold is a potential buyer for the Company.
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 marketing campaigns required by Gold Mine are minimal as the business will sell its mined gold directly to the open market. As such, it is imperative that any marketing expenditures undertaken by the Company focus on developing relationships with gold wholesalers and property management firms that will seek and lease land to the business.
5.1 Marketing Objectives
• Develop relationships with specialty property management firms that will lease land to the business for its gold mining operations.
• Establish relationships with gold wholesalers within the targeted market.
5.2 Marketing Strategies
Prior to the onset of operations, Mr. Doe will develop ongoing purchase order relationships (based on market prices) with national and international gold dealers and wholesalers that will acquire the Company’s inventory of mined gold. In order to complete this aspect of Gold Mine marketing operations, Mr. Doe will directly contact well known gold wholesalers. As these buyers are constantly searching for new gold sources, developing these relationships will not be an issue. Additionally, the Company will make its presence known among real estate agents and property management firms that specialize in the sale and placement of leases for land that is known to carry precious metal deposits. Much like with the gold wholesalers/dealers, Mr. Doe will directly contact these companies in order to develop working relationships.
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 Founder will acquire $600,000 of equity funds to develop the business.
• Mr. Doe will sell a 40% equity interest in the business in exchange for the requisite capital sought in this business plan.
• Gold Mine, Inc. will have an annual revenue growth rate of 16% per year.
7.2 Sensitivity Analysis
In the event of an economic downturn, the business may have a decline in its revenues. In an economic recession, the demand for gold decreases as people will have less discretionary income. However, in today’s economic climate, inflation has become a serious concern, and investors have driven up the per ounce price of gold substantially as a safe investment to hedge against inflationary risks. As such, the business should have very few issues regarding top line income.
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