Free Microbrewery 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 $400,000 for the development of a microbrewery while showcasing the expected financials and operations over the next three years. Microbrewery, Inc. (“the Company”) is a New York based corporation that will produce and distribute a number of specialized and seasonal beers for regional and national distribution. The Company was founded in 2009 by John Doe.
1.1 Products and Services
Mr. Doe intends to develop a highly specialized microbrewery that will produce a number of seasonal and specialized beers such as stouts, pale ales, porters, lagers, and a number of specialized ales/lagers with proprietary formulas developed by the Company’s brew master. At this time, Mr. Doe is not only sourcing the required equipment for the business, but also a highly experienced brew master that will apply their years of experience and specialized beer recipes to the Company’s microbrews. The business expects to distribute approximately 15,000 barrels of beer per year. The third section of the business plan will further describe the services offered by the Microbrewery.
1.2 The Financing
Mr. Doe is seeking to raise $400,000 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
Microbrewery’s mission is to become a recognized regional (and then national) brewery that provides an outstanding variety of specialized and seasonal beers.
1.4 Mangement Team
The Company was founded by John Doe. Mr. Doe has more than 10 years of experience in the beverage distribution 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. The Company will also regularly reinvest a substantial portion of its after-tax cash flow into expanding the Microbrewery’s production and distribution infrastructure.
2.0 Company and Financing Summary
2.1 Registered Name and Corporate Structure
Microbrewery, Inc. The Company is registered as a corporation in the State of New York.
2.2 Required Funds
At this time, Microbrewery requires $400,000 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 Microbrewery, 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 Microbrewery. Based on historical numbers, the business could fetch a sales premium of up to 5 to 7 times earnings
3.0 Products and Services
As stated in the executive summary, the business intends to hire a brew master that will provide the Company with an expansive number of beers that it will brew in its tanks. At any given time, Mr. Doe anticipates that the business will have three to four different types of beers in production. On an average yearly basis, the Company will produce and distribute 15,000 barrels of beer to distributors on a regional and national basis. As will be discussed in the fifth section of the business plan, the Microbrewery intends to develop an expansive marketing campaign that will effectively brand the Company’s premium line of beers.
4.0 Strategic and Market Analysis
4.1 Economic Outlook
This section of the analysis will detail the economic climate, the microbrewery 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, the Microbrewery will operate with moderately high profit margins that will ensure that the business can remain profitable despite the current economic climate.
4.2 Industry Analysis
Within the United States, there are approximately 700 microbreweries that provide a number of crafted and specialty beers. This industry is a sub-segment of the greater brewery industry. Aggregately breweries in the United States generate $19 billion of revenue while providing jobs to more than 40,000 people. Payrolls in each of the last five years have exceeded $1.8 billion. The microbrewery segment of this industry accounts for approximately 20% of the aggregate revenues and payrolls generated each year.
4.3 Customer Profile
As there are many microbreweries competing locally, regionally, and nationally, it is difficult to determine the average customer that will purchase the Company’s brands of beer. However, among its targeted demographics (which will be used in conjunction with the marketing campaigns discussed in the next section of the business plan). 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
Microbrewery, 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 Company.
5.1 Marketing Objectives
• Regularly attend beer festivals and contests within the Company’s regional market.
• Establish relationships with local and regional beer distributors within the targeted market.
• Develop an online presence by developing a website and placing the Company’s name and contact information with online directories.
5.2 Marketing Strategies
As the microbrewery industry has grown significantly over the past ten years, Mr. Doe feels that it is imperative that the Company hire a public relations and marketing firm to assist the business in properly positioning its products regionally and then onto a national level. As such, Mr. Doe is currently sourcing a number of regional marketing firms that will act as both a developer of the Company’s advertisements as well as a publicity agent. Mr. Doe will regularly attend well known beer festivals, contents, and other events that focus on the products produced by microbreweries. If the Company can produce outstanding beers, then the business can easily penetrate the microbrew market by advertising awards, accolades, and other recognition generated from these events. Finally, Mr. Doe, at the onset of operations, will work closely with regional and local beer distributors that sell microbrew beers to local bars and taverns. This will ensure that the business will be able to divest its initial batches of beer from the onset of operations while Mr. Doe and the Company’s retained marketing firm generate substantial interest in the brand.
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
• Microbrewery will have an annual revenue growth rate of 16% per year.
• The Owner will acquire $400,000 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. Microbrew beers are considered to be a luxury by most standards, and as such, during an economic recession the business may experience a drop in top line income. However, and as stated earlier, the business will generate significant revenues from each batch of completed beer sold, and the Company will be able to remain profitable and cash flow positive even in the event of moderate revenue declines.
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