Simplistic Labyrinth Design Studio
This sample marketing plan was created with Marketing Plan Pro software.
This section will offer a financial overview of Simplistic Labyrinth as it relates to the marketing activities. Simplistic will address break-even analysis, sales forecasts, expenses forecasts, and how those link to the marketing strategy.
Get practical ideas and good models with dozens of examples of successful
marketing plans with Sales and Marketing Pro.
The Break-even Analysis indicates $3,889 will be needed in monthly revenue to reach the break-even point.
|Monthly Revenue Break-even||$3,500|
|Average Percent Variable Cost||10%|
|Estimated Monthly Fixed Cost||$3,500|
The first month will be used to set up the design studio in the basement of Ikan's home, sign up for the upcoming trade shows and get advertisements in the appropriate journals and magazines. Getting the word out to the industry that Simplistic Labyrinth is in business will take several months. To help cover the bills, Ikan will be doing repair work and prototyping solicited through the local outdoor stores. Ikan is friends with the owners of three stores and they are more than happy to point customers in his direction.
During month three Ikan will begin to get business that was generated through the trade show. This business will be somewhat lumpy, meaning that the revenues will come in large chunks, a large amount one month and nothing for the next. While this theoretically causes cash flow problems, Ikan is well aware of this nature and will guard against any possible problems.
From month three on, sales will grow steadily. Profitability will be reached by month four.
|Direct Cost of Sales||2001||2002||2003|
|Subtotal Direct Cost of Sales||$3,811||$5,624||$6,260|
Marketing expenses will be present throughout the year, however they will ramp up in June and December, timed to communicate with manufacturers who are designing their products for the Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer seasons respectively.
|Marketing Expense Budget|
|Trade show participation||$1,200||$1,200||$1,200|
|Total Sales and Marketing Expenses||$3,200||$3,200||$3,200|
|Percent of Sales||8.40%||5.69%||5.11%|
Get practical ideas and good models with dozens
of examples of successful marketing plans