Career Wear, LLC Resale Boutique Day-to-Day Operations
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Career Wear, LLC Boutique is a start-up resale establishment that will sell fashionable clothing gently used to women and men of Tampa Bay and adjacent areas, in order to meet the growing demand of obtaining professional attire for those who cannot afford it, such as transitioning service members, veterans, college students or graduates, those on the brink of homelessness, or even for those looking to refresh their closet on a budget. Career Wear Boutique will be located at South Tampa, Florida, which is a low-income community area. Career Wear Boutique is created to bring to the community together for a common purpose, to outfit those in need who may be preparing for that big interview or even starting a new career, this will differentiate Career Wear Boutique from the existing competition. While our goal is to one boutique at the present time, expansion plans include potentially franchising our resale store and/or building a well-recognized brand name. Not only will we be able to accept donations, but we will be also be able to refer our patrons to other businesses in the community that could assist them some way. In turn, we would hope to penetrate a sizable portion of the online resale market with our website CareerWear.com. According to USA Today: “People are proud to shop secondhand,” says Alan Millstein, publisher of Fashion Network Report, Everyone from the younger shopper in search of retro look to aging baby boomers in search of value. Resale is a bonanza business.”
II. GOALS AND MILESTONES
The business goals and milestones that we wish to accomplish our first year of
operations are the following:
1. Complete renovating our building in South Tampa, stocking, hiring, and complete initial
2. Host a successful grand-opening event.
3. Penetrate and raise awareness in 60 percent our targeted consumer market.
4. Achieve a...