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"Coach House Bed and Breakfast" Business Plan:
1.0 Executive Summary
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1.0 Executive Summary
The Coach House Bed and Breakfast will be a partnership, equally owned by John Maesch and Frank Williams. Mr. Maesch will reside on the property, managing and maintaining the business and satisfying Tybee Island license requirements.
Creating a "home away from home" which is often more beautiful and palatial than where they are traveling from will ensure many return customers. The riches of Chatham County have always drawn a significant number of tourists to the Savannah/Tybee Island area. In addition to providing information about such locations, we plan to collaborate with tour agencies and businesses throughout the area by offering packages and special rates.
As the B&B becomes established through the peak season, we plan to expand our services to the residents of Tybee and Savannah in time for the off-season. The adjoining rooms open creating a large area, ideal for formal or informal gatherings (i.e. wedding receptions, office parties, Christmas parties, etc.).
A modest projection for increased unit rental is 30% per year. Competitors on the island have averaged 30% + rental increases over the past three years, and the Georgianne Inn is forecasting 50% increases for the next two years before hitting full capacity. This projection is without any significant increase in advertising or exposure, but is based on the general average increase in tourism.
Our two major customer segments are tourists from the north who traditionally prefer the cozy environment of B&Bs, and local patrons who need the facilities for various events. Subscriptions to various Web services will provide international exposure to potential customers for nominal annual fees.
We estimate average monthly fixed costs to be at $6,770 ($3,486 for expenses and $3,284 for interest payments). Peak and off-season will have significant impact on the monthly earnings. For the first year, on-season revenues will offset off-season losses. As Coach House B&B builds its market position among the local patrons, we anticipate that off-season revenues will be enough to break even during that season.
The mission of Coach House is to become the best choice in Tybee for temporary lodging by expanding our exposure via the Internet (with multiple networks and links), and introducing the island to areas that have not yet discovered this year-round paradise. We plan to be more than a great bed and breakfast. We plan to create an environment of pampered luxury that surpasses the standard fare for Tybee.
The Coach House guest will have every need met to ensure his/her comfort. For special occasions, catered meals, chilled wine, etc. can be provided for an additional stipend. During the weekends, guests will return to the B&B in the evening and find cheese, fruit, and wine for snacking before turning in.
As the B&B becomes established through the peak season, we plan to expand our services to the residents of Tybee and Savannah in time for the off-season. The adjoining rooms open creating a large area, ideal for formal or informal gatherings (i.e. wedding receptions, office parties, Christmas parties, etc.). The outdoors, with its access to the beach, a beautiful, tropical front yard, and a private deck, opens several additional opportunities. A gazebo in the front yard would make the perfect location for a wedding, as would the sand and surf for those that prefer a beach wedding. With the capability for a catered reception inside, Coach House will make the event smooth and easy for the guests. Immediate family or selected members of the wedding party would be able to stay at the B&B ,while other party members will be referred to neighboring Inns. This collaborative practice is not new to Tybee, but Coach House will be a new member in the exchange.
Tourists will want to explore the riches of Chatham County (Bonaventure Cemetery, River Street, Worms Low, Savannah's historic district, market square, dolphin tours, the marinas, and Fort Pulaski to name a few). In addition to providing information about such locations, we plan to collaborate with tour agencies and businesses throughout the area by offering packages and special rates with in-kind incentives for the cooperating merchants, including tours originating from the Coach House.
Amenities that go beyond the typical B&B will include:
1.3 Critical Success Factors
In order to succeed, the new management will strive to achieve the following goals: