Your Business Plan

As part of the Professional Matchmakers Association admission process, we ask you to complete this form and return it to us. Your business plan will be reviewed and discussed with you over the phone if we have additional questions. It will then be submitted to the Professional Matchmakers Association Board of Directors for approval.

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First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Re-enter Email
Business phone number

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Name of business:

Where is your business located?

Tagline


30 second pitch


Niche market (age, community, gender...)


What is your matchmaking process? (Explain in detail, from how you reach interested singles, to your interview process, to signing and servicing your clients.)


Price structure (length, number of introductions...)


Will you discuss your fees upfront with your potential clients?


How many introductions will you guarantee (monthly or per length of contract)?


How many clients will you be able to serve at the same time?


During the interview process, will you discuss with the single any possible difficulties you may encounter when trying to match them? (i.e.: if they’re overweight; if they’re in a difficult age group...)


Will client meet his/her matchmaker before signing up or later in the process?


Will client be assigned to one person?


Will you show photos?


Will you perform background checks?


How will your communications be handled? (i.e.: phone calls, emails, etc.)


How will you handle unhappy clients (if any)?


What will your refund policy be?


How will you get your first clients?


Do you have an advertising budget?


Where and how will you search for matches?


Who can you partner with?


Who will you compete with?


What are your targeted revenues for Year 1, Year 2, Year 3?


What are your targeted profits for Year 1, Year 2, Year 3?


What skills or experience do you possess that will help you be successful as a business owner and as a matchmaker?


How much time per week do you plan to devote to your matchmaking business?
What do you currently do for a living?


How long have you been in this position?


Will you keep your current job while starting your matchmaking business?


If you are remaining employed, will you work full-time or part-time in your current job?


If part-time, how many hours will you work?


What will help you determine when you will give up your full-time job and work in your matchmaking business full-time?


What amount do you estimate you will need for start-up costs for your new business? Please itemize the costs below:
Advertising:
Legal and Accounting:
Insurance:
Supplies:
Rent Deposits and Rent:
Office Furniture and Equipment:
Utilities and Phone Deposits:
Personnel:
Other: (Describe)


What amount do you estimate you will need for working capital before the business will sustain itself?


How long until making a profit?


What is your source for start-up costs and working capital?

Savings:


Loans: (Please describe source of loans and terms of loan)


Investors:


Other:


If you are borrowing money for start-up costs and for working capital, how do you expect to pay it back?


If you have an investor, will the investor have ownership? If yes, please explain:


The fact is that not all businesses are profitable, due to many factors. How long are you prepared to operate your business until it becomes profitable?


What will you do if your business fails?




Submit your business plan to the Matchmaking Institute for review:

By Mail:
Matchmaking Institute, Inc.
Attn: Business Review
89 5th Avenue, Suite 602
New York, NY 10003

By Fax:
917 438 7079