A business spending plan contains data concerning anticipated deals for a business. It is a component of a master budget that details the financial plan, advertising and sales desire expectation for the business. In the Babycakes pastry shop, the business spending plan incorporates expectations for what the business expects to sell as far as units and costs. This will be done in a business estimate structure. The organization takes part in the assembling and sale of the cakes. These are cakes for birthday events, weddings, valentine, Christmas and different events. The cases are made and sold on demand. The shop does not sell different items only cakes.
After reviewing the costs for the fourth quarter for Babycakes L.A store, I have conducted a sales budget of $ 236,250.00 for the fourth quarter. Based off of half of the numbers from Valentines Day, Babycakes would average 750 per day. If the cost of the units remained at $3.50 per unit, the total sales would be $2,625.00 Based off of a 30-day month, the total number of sales in a given month would be $78,750. I f each month in the quarter (October, November, December) performed well then the total for the quarter would be $78,750 x 30 = $236,250.00
To increase sales, I would create three new products, one for each of the holiday seasons in the quarter. The first new product would be for Halloween. This would be a pumpkin Cupcake. The pumpkin Cupcakes would help to increase sales but would not make as big of an effect as the Valentines Day products do. I would budget that these sales would be about three quarters of the Valentines Day sales. The total number of sales budgeted for Halloween would be 1125 units sold at $3.50 per unit for a total number of sales of $3,937.5 on Halloween. After adding the Halloween cupcakes to the remainder of the month, I calculated a total number of sales of $8,0062.5 for the month of October.
For November, I would feature a Thanksgiving turkey pie cupcake. I would expect this to do as well as Valentines Day since Thanksgiving is celebrated by almost everyone in the United States and so many people suffer from food allergies. That would give us a total of 1500 units sold at $3.50 per unit for a total of $5,250 in sales. For 29 days in November the average sales per day would be $2,625 and one day at $5,250 for a total number of $81,375 sales in November.
In December I would create a Christmas mini cake special. The Christmas mini cake would come in a box and I would charge $4 for one box. I would expect that these would sell as good as the Valentines Day cupcakes since Christmas mini cakes are so popular and they can be enjoyed for a few days after the purchase. If 1500 units were sold at $4 a box, the total number of sales would be $6,000 for that day. After adding the 29 days of sales of $2,625 and the $6,000 from the Christmas mini cakes I calculated total number sales of $82,125 for the month of December.
With the holiday promotions added to the calendar, the total number of sales for the fourth quarter is $243,562.50 The difference in sales for the quarter after adding the holiday promotions is $15,187.50 It is certainly beneficial to add a seasonal holiday promotion each month to help increase sales overall.
A flexible spending plan would be more helpful than a static spending plan for Babycakes. Since there are various opportunity’s during the year for the organization to promote various products that could increase sales, it is great to have a flexible spending plan to get ready for this kind of spend. A flexible spending plan likewise permits Babycakes to attempt new items and cut spend when required. In the event that a few items don’t execute just as others they can be expelled from the rack. Since a flexible spending plan modifies and changes for the volume of action, we can see that the volume can change during the time dependent on the holiday promotions in Q4.
In order to avoid overspending, Babycakes should keep itemized records of the various sales that that have been purchased of every item. Since several items include various ingredients, most of the ingredients ought to be included into their budget summaries with the goal that they can see where they are spending and what the return of investment is for each product. From this data they would almost certainly figure out which items are acquiring the most profit and which items are making them lose profit.