Free Theatre Production 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 $100,000 for the development of a theatrical production touring business while showcasing the expected financials and operations over the next three years. Theater Production, Inc. (“the Company”) is a New York based corporation that will provide marketing support to the Company’s actor members that will be considered the owners of the business. The Company and the production was founded by John Doe.
1.1 Products and Services
Theater Production, Inc. will provide entertainment and event marketing services to the actors discussed in this business plan Below is a brief list of the services that the Company’s offers to its musical act: Public Relations related to Productions • Media Tours • Press Release Development and Distribution • Public Relations - Strategy and Positioning for Productions • Demographic Analysis of potential locations for productions Marketing for Productions • Long-Term Service agreements • Single Production Marketing The third section of the business plan will further describe the services offered by Theater Production, Inc.
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. The financing will be used for the following: • Development of the Company’s office location. • Financing for the first six months of operation. • Capital to purchase a company vehicle. Mr. Doe will contribute $10,000 to the venture.
1.3 Mission Statement
It is the goal of the Company to provide outstanding public relations and marketing management to a specific theatrical production.
1.4 Mangement Team
The Company was founded by John Doe. Mr. Doe has more than 10 years of experience in the entertainment industry, and is a highly talented actor. 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 consumers that are interest in the Theater Production’s genre.
2.0 Company and Financing Summary
2.1 Registered Name and Corporate Structure
Theater Production, Inc. The Company is registered as a corporation in the State of New York.
2.2 Required Funds
At this time, Theater Production, Inc. 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 Theater Production, 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 Theater Production, Inc to sell copyrights and royalties to music labels. Based on historical numbers, the business could fetch a sales premium of up to 4 times earnings.
3.0 Products and Services
As stated in the executive summary, the Company will be actively engaged in the marketing and promotion of the Theater Production’s show to the general public. For each event, Mr. Doe and his team will aggressively promote the event using both traditional marketing means and “guerilla” style marketing tactics. Among traditional marketing means, the Company will develop ongoing relationships with local radio stations, newspapers, and other media outlets that will write commentary and articles about the production while concurrently “plugging” their upcoming event. The business will also develop paid advertisements that will be placed among these same marketing channels. For the Company’s “guerilla” style marketing tactics, the Company will distribute local flyers, place posters, and hand out coupons for admission discounts within busy areas in cities/towns where events are to be held.
4.0 Strategic and Market Analysis
4.1 Economic Outlook
This section of the analysis will detail the economic climate, the entertainment industries, 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 sluggish. This slowdown in the economy has also greatly impacted real estate sales, which has halted to historical lows. Many economists expect that this sluggish growth will continue until mid-2012, at which point the economy will begin a prolonged recovery period.
4.2 Industry Analysis
The US Economic Census indicates that there are approximately 5,000 companies that specialize in event management. Each year, these businesses aggregately generate more than $5 billion dollars a year of revenue and provide jobs for more than 40,000 people. The growth of this industry has remained in lockstep with the growth of the economy in general. The number of business’ operating within this industry has increased 15% over last five years while gross receipts have increased almost two fold.
4.3 Customer Profile
In this section of the analysis, you should describe the type of customer you are seeking to acquire as it relates to your show. 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
Theater Production, 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 strong relationships with talent agents throughout the United States.
• Establish relationships with record labels, music executives, and touring companies.
5.2 Marketing Strategies
The Company and its Management intend to actively solicit public relations and marketing work from a selected audience of music labels, entertainment executives, and artists. Mr. Doe intend to develop a marketing campaign that will target these businesses and individuals through the use of advertisements in trade journals, entertainment publications, and through word of mouth referrals. Additionally, conventions, trade shows, online advertising activities, sales development and viral marketing campaigns follow carefully orchestrated strategies by the Company’s marketing personnel in conjunction with marketing experts. Timely coverage of Theater Production, Inc. and its related musical show will be further directed through ongoing press relations, news releases and feature stories targeted at key professional communities and other media outlets. Publicity activities will be designed to generate ongoing coverage about the business in targeted media by providing writers and editors with newsworthy releases, features, stories, briefs, and visual material for their columns and stories. In depth coverage may also be obtained about the Company by hosting in-house interviews to be conducted by the Theater Production’s performers.
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
• Theater Production, Inc. will have an annual revenue growth rate of 16% 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. Shows and theatre productions are expensive to attend, and during deleterious economic climates, artists and touring companies may scale down their events/concerts. However, the Company generates extremely high margins from its services, and Theater Production, Inc. will be able to continually service its debt obligations despite moderate declines of 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