Business Plan Secured Funding for High End Spa

Situation

An experienced spa manager and her business partner contacted Ground Floor Partners for help developing a comprehensive business plan for a high-end salon and spa in one of Chicago’s upscale neighborhoods. She needed the plan to obtain enough debt financing to secure a lease at a high end retail location.

Client and her partner had many years of experience, both on the business side and the technician side. They also had a large group of previous clients and fans who promised to move over to the new spa when they opened.

Results

Ground Floor Partners worked closely with the partners on their business plan. We helped them map out their revenues and expenses for the first three years, and also introduced them to an insurance broker, a website designer, a business attorney, an interior designer, and several banks. After a long search, the client was able to get enough financing (personal loans, credit cards, bank financing, and angel investors)  to secure a lease at favorable terms and open the spa. One of the early stage investors was a long term client and friend.

The spa is now well established and has been operating profitably for years.

About Andrew Clarke

Andrew Clarke is President of Ground Floor Partners. Over the past twenty years he has advised hundreds of small businesses on strategy, marketing, real estate and finance. He is passionate about small business, social and environmental justice, and is a proud member of the American Sustainable Business Council, Food and Water Watch, Green America, Food Consultants Group, and the American Planning Association.

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