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Retail Bicycle Shop Business Plan

University Cycle Works

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Management Summary

The current assistant manager, Hub Freewheeler, is buying University Cycle Works, and will manage the business. Hub has a B.S. degree in Economics and an M.A. in Comparative Literature. His passion however has always been cycling. He originally worked at his local bike shop when he was in college. After several years trying to find suitable work in his degree field, Hub gave up chasing the chimera of these fields and decided to work with something substantial, and returned to his youthful enjoyment of bicycles.

He attended two of the major bicycle mechanic training programs, at New England Bicycle Academy and the United Bicycle Institute. These courses covered mechanical service and maintenance, frame building and repair, wheel building, and shop organization, sales, and management. He has 12 years of progressively responsible experience in bicycle shops with the last five at University Cycle Works.

One of the other full-time employees, Vel O'Cipede has expressed interest in learning more about the bike industry and she will be promoted to be the new assistant manager. Vel has been with us for three years. She graduated from State University at Metroburg with tandem B.S. degrees in Exercise Physiology and Recreation Management. She loves to cycle, and has kept her contacts at the university active. Her knowledge and expertise draws many women bicyclists to our store where they know they will get the care and attention which is usually missing from traditionally male staffed shops.

The current owner, Han Delbar will be available as a resource.

Additional resources are:

  • Order Out of Chaos, our full-cycle bookkeeping service.
  • Continental Shelf Bank.
  • Newt Ria, a partner at Weasel, Stoat, Muskrat who advised on the sale/purchase arrangements.

6.1 Personnel Plan

The staff will consist of Hub Freewheeler, the new assistant manager, Vel O'Cipede, and two other full-time employees Dee Raylure, and Jean-Baptiste Kapsyze.

To meet the need for additional help during the year, University Cycle Works hires two to four part-time employees from the university population. We look for people who are enthusiastic about cycling, and who have a mechanical aptitude. Some of these folks have worked for us throughout their entire college sojourn. Their hours vary depending on the stores' needs and their class schedules.

Personnel Plan
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Hub Freewheeler £34,800 £36,540 £60,000
Vel O'Cipede £27,000 £28,350 £30,000
Dee Raylure £23,400 £24,570 £25,799
Jean-Baptiste Kapsyze £19,800 £20,790 £21,830
Part-time Employees £18,900 £25,200 £25,200
Total People 5 7 7
Total Payroll £123,900 £135,450 £162,828
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Personnel Plan
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Hub Freewheeler £34,800 £36,540 £60,000
Vel O'Cipede £27,000 £28,350 £30,000
Dee Raylure £23,400 £24,570 £25,799
Jean-Baptiste Kapsyze £19,800 £20,790 £21,830
Part-time Employees £18,900 £25,200 £25,200
Total People 5 7 7
Total Payroll £123,900 £135,450 £162,828