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Review business proposition of adding clarinet and saxophone product lines

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Engagement Synopsis

I would like have help in creating a high level pro forma type template for business evaluation. I have it outlined the financial side, but would like to examine some softer considerations somehow. Then, based on research and interviews for market data, develop likely scenarios determine realistic expectations for proposed expansion(s).
Finally, create executive summary type narrative describing the business proposition.

Company Information

CompanyFox Products Corporation
Revenue10,000,000 - 50,000,000,
StageSmall Business
Hiring PotentialFollow-on Projects, Formal Internship, Entry Level Full-Time, Upper Level Full-Time

Company Overview

Fox Products Corporation is an American manufacturer of bassoons, contrabassoons, oboes and English horns. The founder of the company, Hugo Fox, was an American bassoonist. In his time as principal bassoon of the Chicago Symphony (1922-49), he conceptualized the possibility of world-class bassoons made in the United States. During the summer after his retirement in 1949, Mr. Fox returned to his hometown of South Whitley, Indiana, where he opened shop in pursuit of this goal. After two years of arduous tuning and acoustical work, he finished the first Fox bassoon in 1951. In the 1960s Hugo's son, Alan, began to learn the art of instrument manufacturing. Alan led Fox Products Corporation for more than fifty years and oversaw developments in both the company's acoustical and manufacturing capabilities. In the years since its initial offering of bassoons, Fox Products has developed a contrabassoon (1970), a complete line of oboes (1974) and English horns (1999). Today, Fox Products continues production at its original location on the site of the Fox family farm in South Whitley. Each instrument is carefully manufactured by skilled technicians and individually play tested by dedicated musicians. While the company has grown, its commitment to excellence remains unchanged. Under the guidance of its current owner, Tony Starkey, Fox Products continues to seek new avenues for improvement and develop methods to better meet the needs of musicians in the double reed community.

Industry Mentors

Company Admin

Tony Starkey

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Course Info & Engagement Details

SchoolMasters in Business Analytics (MSBA)
Engagement Format -
CourseMSBA Capstone (SPRING 2021)
Students Enrolled5 Students per Group (83 Enrolled in Program)
Meeting Day & TimeTue OR Wed OR Thur (3:00 - 4:50 PM ET)
Student Time Commitment1-3 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment2 Hours
Duration13.29 Weeks

Project Topics

Growth Strategy


Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis

Sales & Business Development

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