Nature of Operations
|6 Months Ended
Feb. 28, 2021
|Nature of Operations
|Nature of Operations
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
Note 1: Nature of Operations
ShiftPixy, Inc., (“we,” “us,” “our,” the “Company” or “ShiftPixy”), was incorporated on June 3, 2015, in the State of Wyoming. We are currently operating as a human capital outsourcing solutions provider that offers solutions for large contingent part-time workforce demands, primarily in the restaurant and hospitality service trades. Our historic focus has been on the quick service restaurant industry in Southern California, but we have begun to expand into other geographic areas and industries employing temporary or part-time labor sources as well as additional services ancillary to those labor sources.
The Company offers a variety of human capital services to its clients, including staffing, employment administrative services (“EAS”), payroll processing, human resources consulting, and workers’ compensation coverage and administration related services, as permitted by applicable law. We offer these services through various wholly-owned subsidiaries, including the following: (i) ShiftPixy Staffing, Inc., which provides traditional staffing services; (ii) ReThink Administrative Services, Inc., which operates as an administrative services organization, or “ASO”, often in conjunction with ShiftPixy Staffing; and (iii) Rethink Human Capital Management, Inc., which offers a combination of services provided by ShiftPixy Staffing and ReThink Administrative Services, including EAS. We have built a human resources information systems (“HRIS”) platform to assist in customer acquisition that simplifies the onboarding of new clients into our closed proprietary operating and processing information system (the “ShiftPixy Ecosystem”). This platform is expected to facilitate additional value-added services in future reporting periods. In January 2020, we sold the assets of Shift Human Capital Management, Inc. (“SHCM”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, pursuant to which we assigned the majority of our billable clients to a third party for cash as described below in Note 3.
The Company also announced, in late 2020, its “ShiftPixy Labs” initiative, which includes the creation of incubator “ghost kitchens” to be operated under its wholly-owned subsidiary, ShiftPixy Ghost Kitchens, Inc. Through this initiative, the Company intends to provide resources and guidance to entrepreneurs seeking to bring their food delivery concepts to market, in return for the opportunity to combine with the ShiftPixy HRIS platform to create a co-branded, or “ghost” branded, food preparation and delivery solution. The initial phase of this initiative will be implemented in a dedicated showcase kitchen facility located in close proximity to our Miami headquarters, which is currently under renovation and which we expect to be operational no later than the beginning of the fourth quarter of our fiscal year ending August 31, 2021 (“Fiscal 2021”). We intend to partner with various culinary training organizations and experts in testing these concepts, and to showcase these efforts through the distribution of video programming on social media produced and distributed by our wholly owned subsidiary, ShiftPixy Productions, Inc. If successful, we intend to replicate this initiative in similarly constructed facilities throughout the United States and in selected international locations. We also intend to provide similar services via mobile kitchen concepts, all of which will be heavily reliant on our HRIS platform and which we believe will capitalize on trends observed during the COVID-19 pandemic toward providing customers with a higher quality prepared food delivery product that is more responsive to their needs.
On March 25, 2020, the Company filed Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation (the “Restated Articles of Incorporation”) with the Wyoming Secretary of State, which were approved by the Company’s board of directors (the “Board of Directors”) and its stockholders representing a majority of its outstanding shares of capital stock. The Restated Articles of Incorporation, among other things, set conversion rights for the Company’s Class A Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, to convert into shares of common stock on a one-for-one basis. On March 31, 2021, stockholders representing a majority of the Company’s outstanding shares of capital stock approved a further amendment to the Restated Articles of Incorporation (the “Amended Restated Articles of Incorporation”), which makes the federal district courts of the United States the exclusive forum for the resolution of any complaint asserting a cause of action against the Company arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Company is in the process of filing the Amended Restated Articles of Incorporation with the Wyoming Secretary of State.