Part one: (Discussion) Needs to be 150 words
Discuss the two common components of a firm’s capital structure. Does a firm need both components? If you were a business owner, which component is most important? Why?
Part Two: (Funding Proposal – Course Project)
For this part of the course project, you will demonstrate your ability to identify how firms raise funds through the use of debt, equity, and retained earnings.
Your client, SmartClean, Inc., is a cleaning service for office and industrial locations. SmartClean has been in business for 5 years and has shown steady revenue growth each year. The owner originally started the business using a business loan. The owner has $10,000 remaining on the loan after steadily making payments and has an excellent personal and business credit history.
The owner wishes to expand the SmartClean business into three new territories, needs an infusion of capital, and is looking for $50,000 in order to make the expansion.
The expected fixed costs for the current business and expansion is $75,000. SmartClean’s average charge per job is $250.00. The variable costs per job is $35.00.
To complete this assignment, write a 5-page, APA formatted proposal that includes the following parts:
- Summary of client needs
- Advantages and disadvantages of debt financing
- Advantages and disadvantages of equity financing
- Recommendation for a financing strategy for SmartClean
- Complete breakeven analysis (based on given price analysis and cost)