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The Kiln Room 637891 | Government Grant Application

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  • General Information

    Business Registration Number: 637891

    Location: Carlisle, IA, United States

    Length of Operation: 1-5

    Number of Employees: 1-10 Employees

    Annual Gross Income: $100k to $250k

    Annual Gross Expense: Less than $100k

    Open to Loans: YES

  • Funding Usage

    Bank Loan for purchase of building - $175,000 Owner investment - $25,000 Grant funds - $50,000 Total funds for project $250,000

  • Business Plan

    we conducted thorough market research in today's market. Utilizing the SBA break-even calculator proved to be an invaluable tool in our planning process. It is crucial for us to closely monitor our sales and target market segments to ensure that we achieve the goals we have set. The direct costs associated with ceramics are relatively low, making it an affordable and accessible business option. We strongly believe that our passion for this industry will be contagious, as we have witnessed its growth over the years. With our determination and expertise, we are confident that we possess the necessary qualities to thrive in this market. PYOP Studios are very popular and truly magical. We firmly believe that pottery painting is an experience that transcends age and has the ability to bring out the artist in everyone. We can offer a truly relaxing fun activity without the hassle of having to drive 30 minutes to do it, and 30 minutes again if our piece needs a second firing.

  • Self Identified Competition

    Glazed Expressions has two locations, both 30 minutes from Carlisle. They offer a large variety of Bisque (pottery ready to paint) Another competitor, Five Monkeys is a pottery store that is very similar and offer a large variety of Bisque. Our prime location is a major advantage. As pottery needs to be fired in a kiln after being painted, the convenience of picking up your masterpiece close to home is a significant benefit that we offer. You won't have to go out of your way to collect your finished piece, making the entire process hassle-free. Additionally, we have a vast collection of over a thousand ceramic molds. This allows us to produce our own "Bisque" (pottery ready to paint) at a fraction of the cost compared to other studios. While these molds are kept off-site, they are located only two blocks away from our studio. As a result, we can provide a wide variety of Bisque options for our customers to choose from. This ensures that you'll always find the perfect piece to paint. Unlike many other studios that order their Bisque, we have the advantage of having our own supply. This means that if you paint a beautiful piece and something unexpected happens to it, such as it breaking, we will have another one readily available. We understand how important it is for our customers to have access to replacements in a timely manner, and we take pride in being able to meet that demand. Lastly, our knowledgeable staff is another advantage that sets us apart. They possess the expertise and understanding to make the entire pottery painting process fun and easy for our customers. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, our staff is committed to ensuring that you have an enjoyable and satisfying experience at The Kiln Room.

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