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5.0 Strategy and Implementation Summary

Our strategy is simple: we intend to provide our customers with a wide range of services custom tailored to their individual needs. Therefore, whether they require a complete package, or simply consulting on a particular service, we can help.5.1 Competitive Edge

By aggregating a complete range of wedding services under one roof, TLC Wedding Consultants will offer its customers the ease of one-stop shopping. The company will leverage its owners' expertise in planning such events to competitively position itself as a premier provider of wedding services. Both owners have very strong communication skills that will help develop the 'buzz' about the high quality of the services offered by TLC Wedding Consultants.5.2 Sales Strategy

The company's sales strategy will be based on the following elements: Advertising in the Yellow Pages - two inch by three inch ads describing the services will be placed in the local Yellow Pages. Placing advertisements in the local press, including The Register Guard, Eugene Weekly, The Oregon Daily Emerald. Developing affiliate relationships with other service providers (florists, hair stylists, caterers) that would receive a percentage of sales to the referred customers. Word of mouth referrals - generating sales leads in the local community through customer referrals.

Sales Brides & Grooms Family Members Other Total Sales

FY 2001

FY 2002

FY 2003

$54,200 $25,800 $15,300 $95,300

$65,040 $30,960 $18,360 $114,360

$71,544 $34,056 $20,196 $125,796

Sales Forecast

6.0 Management Summary

Our wedding consultants are Darla and Micah Johnson. Collaboratively they have planned and serviced over 150 weddings and receptions. They are knowledgeable about all areas of planning, decorating, as well as budgeting. Darla has a BS in Communications and a minor in Interior Decorating. She has been a wedding consultant for five years and became interested in providing consultant services when she successfully planned her first five weddings for family and friends. Since then, Darla has received extensive training in wedding planning and her certification from the National Association of Wedding Consultants and Professional Wedding Planners. Micah has an Associates Degree in Fashion Design, and, like Darla, she became

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