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Free Hobby Shop Business Plan
For Raising Capital from Investors, Banks, or Grant Companies!

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1.0 Executive Summary

The purpose of this business plan is to raise $100,000 for the development of a hobby products store while showcasing the expected financials and operations over the next three years. Hobby Store, Inc. (“the Company”) is a New York based corporation that will provide sales of hobby products to customers in its targeted market. The Company was founded in 2009 by John Doe.

1.1 Products and Services

As stated above, the Company will specialize in carrying a number of hobby related products through its retail location. These products include, but are not limited to paints, model rockets, model airplanes, radio controlled devices, and high end hobby products such as advanced model airplane kits and cars. The Company will generate substantial secondary revenues from sales of hobby products through an e-commerce platform. The third section of the business plan will further describe the services offered by the Hobby Store.

1.2 The Financing

Mr. 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

Hobby Store’s mission is to become the recognized leader in its targeted market for having an expansive inventory of hobby shop products.

1.4 Mangement Team

The Company was founded by John Doe. Mr. Doe has more than 10 years of experience in the retail management 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 within the target market and on an online basis.

2.0 Company and Financing Summary

2.1 Registered Name and Corporate Structure

Hobby Store, Inc. The Company is registered as a corporation in the State of New York.

2.2 Required Funds

At this time, the Hobby Store requires $100,000 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 Hobby Store, 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 Hobby Store. 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 products offered by the Hobby Store.

3.1 Sales of Hobby Products

As stated in the executive summary, the Hobby Store will carry a number of premium hobby products and brands that are in demand among the general public

3.2 Online Sales of Products

The Company will generate secondary revenues from the sale of these products through a Company branded online platform. This online platform will be developed once Hobby Store, Inc. has developed its traditional retail operations. However, this is an extremely important aspect to the Company’s operations as it will provide a significant amount of additional revenue for the business.

4.0 Strategic and Market Analysis

4.1 Economic Outlook

This section of the analysis will detail the economic climate, the hobby shop 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-2010, at which point the economy will begin a prolonged recovery period. However, hobbies are extremely popular among their respective fan bases, and the customers that purchase these goods will continue to do so in any economic climate, including recessions, as it is a form of lower cost entertainment and enjoyment.

4.2 Industry Analysis

Within the United States, there are approximately 11,000 stores that solely specialize in the sale of hobby products, specialized toys, and games. Each year, these businesses aggregately generate more than $18 billion of sales while concurrently providing payrolls of $2 billion. The industry employs approximately 150,000 people. This is a mature industry, but one of the most common trends is for hobby stores (especially individually owned stores) is to develop e-commerce capabilities. Hobby Store, Inc. intends to capitalize on this trend once its retail operations have been established.

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

Hobby Store, Inc. 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 business.

5.1 Marketing Objectives

  • • Develop an online presence by developing a website and placing the Company’s name and contact information with online directories.

  • • Implement a local campaign with the Company’s targeted market via the use of flyers, local newspaper advertisements, and word of mouth advertising.

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5.2 Marketing Strategies

Mr. Doe intends on using a number of marketing strategies that will allow the Hobby Store to easily target men (and women to a lesser extent) 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. Hobby Store, Inc. will also use an internet based strategy. This is very important as many people seeking local retailers, such as hobby shops, now the Internet to conduct their preliminary searches. Mr. Doe will register the Hobby Store with online portals so that potential customers can easily reach the business. The Company will also develop its own online website, which will feature e-commerce ordering functionality. Hobby Store, Inc. will maintain a sizable amount of print and traditional advertising methods within local markets to promote the hobby products and supplies that the Company is selling.

5.3 Pricing

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

  • • Hobby Store, Inc. will have an annual revenue growth rate of 8% 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 business may have a decline in its revenues. Hobby products and supplies are not necessities, and the current economic recession may have an impact on the Company’s ability to generate sales as consumers have less discretionary income. However, the business will be able to remain profitable and cash flow positive given its high margins from both retail and online sales.

7.3 Source of Funds


7.4 General Assumptions

7.5 Profit and Loss Statements 

7.6 Cash Flow Analysis

 

7.7 Balance Sheet

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7.8 General Assumptions

7.9 Business Ratios

Expanded Profit and Loss Statements

Expanded Cash Flow Analysis