StructureAll Ltd. will initially have one employee who is also acting as general manager. Phil Nolan will be responsible for all daily operations in the firm.
Philip Nolan, P. Eng. has eighteen years of progressive and responsible engineering experience. Phil will be responsible for soliciting clients, marketing, promotion, and all daily aspects of running the business. He graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec in 1981 with a Bachelor of Engineering degree. Following graduation in 1981, Phil worked for consulting engineers in Toronto, Ontario on a variety of transportation planning projects.
In 1982, Phil moved to Yellowknife where he worked for Management Summary the GNWT as a Project Engineer. Phil gained experience working on a host of community development and transportation related projects, including Little Buffalo River Bridge, Bridge Inspections, and Bridge Rehabilitations. Phil was with the GNWT for six years.
From 1988 to 1991, Phil worked for Foundation Co. of Canada Ltd., a large multi-national contracting firm as a project engineer where he gained experience in the use of explosives at the Magpie River Hydro Development and continued gaining experience on several bridge projects.
In 1992, Phil worked for Reid Crowther & Partners Ltd. out of Edmonton, Alberta on a host of bridge design and rehabilitation Management Summary projects, including the Whitemud Ravine Pedestrian Bridges.
From 1993 to 1995, Phil was self employed as a private consultant offering services in quality control and assurance for building construction where he gained considerable experience in Preserved Wood Foundations and their use in residential and commercial applications.
In May of 1995, Phil joined the Ferguson Simek Clark (FSC) team of professionals and was responsible for all structural design, including quality control and assurance services for schools, arenas, health centres, and other buildings. Phil will be the principal designer of all projects at StructureAll Ltd. Phil is currently working on a contract basis for Management Summary Ferguson Simek Clark.
Management Team Gaps
StructureAll Ltd. will require administrative support to ensure clients are billed on a timely basis. We will be looking to an outside source for ensuring the books are kept in order and up to date.
Self sufficiency in computer aided drafting capabilities will require Phil to become more familiar with AutoCADD 2000 as a drafting tool. We will invest in continuing education to fulfill this need. We have accounted for this in the business plan.
The following table summarizes our personnel expenditures for the first three years, with compensation increasing from $50K the Management Summary first year to $70K in the third. The detailed monthly personnel plan for the first year is included in the appendices.
|Personnel Plan||FY 2000||FY 2001||FY 2002|
|Name or title||$0||$0||$0|
The financial plan which follows summarizes information regarding the following items:
Key Financial Indicators.
Projected Profit and Loss.
Projected Cash Flow.
Projected Balance Sheet.
The financial plan depends on important assumptions, most of which are shown in the following table as annual assumptions. The monthly assumptions are included in the appendices.
Some of the more important Management Summary underlying assumptions are:
We assume a strong economy, without major recession.
We assume the creation of Nunavut will not dramatically change the delivery of engineering services.
Interest rates, tax rates, and personnel burdens are based on conservative assumptions.
|General Assumptions||FY 2000||FY 2001||FY 2002|
|Current Interest Rate||10.00%||10.00%||10.00%|
|Long-term Interest Rate||10.00%||10.00%||10.00%|
|Sales on Credit %||100.00%||100.00%||100.00%|
Key Financial Indicators
The following benchmark chart indicates our key financial indicators for the first three years. We foresee modest growth in sales and a marginal reduction in operating expenses for the years presented.