Crowd funding – Contribute Here!

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Hello Creeps.

I would like to announce that I now have an indiegogo account to help raise funds for my family’s ice cream shop. Banks were to no avail and now it’s time for me to reach out!

http://igg.me/p/411118/x/2742769 — Here we have my indiegogo account – check it out and spread it around! It is important for me to raise money necessary to open. While the music fest will help in it’s own way, it won’t be enough to open my doors.

 

Thank you for your time.

– Mercy

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Music Festival Fundraiser by Unsuccessful Entertainment

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Hey Creeps! The latest video on our YouTube Discussing our music festival fundraiser! All of the proceeds will go towards opening The Igloo Ice Cream Parlor & Eatery!

Bands: We have limited space available!! Please contact us immediately if you’re interested! We are open to many genres as the festival is for all ages!

Hello Creeps! Business Update!

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Hello! I’ve missed blogging very much! But I have been pre-occupied with the fundraisers and my business situation. Right now, I’m in a good placement because I’m finding more and more about what I need to do and feeling so much more accomplished. I’m actually going down to my shop this week to start taking out items I know I definitely won’t need and selling them to someone that could use it. 

My community is well aware of my situation and since The Igloo is such a beloved place by all, many people are reaching out to me asking me what they could do to help! So far, I’ve got a place donated to me for the music festival and the date and times are beginning to take place. Which means, on top of everything else I’m doing, I need practice vocals. And how does Mercy do that? By singing while she’s doing business work and yard work!

I also have a new Unsuccessful Entertainment video to upload! It will be in 2 parts.

The Waiting Game & More.

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I’m currently playing the waiting game with my financing which is making me incredibly nervous. I had to switch my business opening date from Memorial Day to June. I need to be open at least 2 weeks before 4th of July. It takes 15 – 30 days to receive the funds and my investors told me on Monday they would get back to me in a couple days. I know it’s Wednesday, but I’m getting quite anxious. I am also working hard on my music fest fundraiser along with my boyfriend. That’s coming a long well – only the venue is at a stand still because we have to make sure our date doesn’t interfere with another party.

The waiting game is the absolute worst game to ever have to play. Especially, when it’s about as something as heavy as business financing. I know once the financing is situated, my family and friends can have a celebration of the accomplishment. It’s been so damn long! Every minute feels like an eternity as I wait. I’m very anxious to start my business, music career, and more outside of the web.

Year in Review (So Far):

  • Christmas 2012 – My boyfriend of 5 months moves in with me and meets my family for the first time.
  • The End of the Mercy & Luna Show in January 2013 – This was my first Youtube “show” with a then friend of mine, Luna, which we hosted every weekend. Over time, we could see that we wanted to chase our own life paths and things got rather rocky. Between our time differences, lifestyles, and the fact we weren’t close friends as we once were, the show and the friendship had to end.
  • Unsuccessful Entertainment begins in Feb. 2013 and is still going strong!
  • Dissident Overdrive Music Festival was formed on April 6th 2013 by my boyfriend and myself as a fundraiser for my family’s ice cream parlor business.
  • My love and I will be celebrating our 9 month anniversary.
  • I’ve gotten back into singing training and will pick up bass again once the business is up and going.
  • I’m starting to live for myself and feeling good about myself.

Igloo Donation Drive

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Igloo Donation Drive

Hello Creeps! Today, I’m in need of your help. I am working on fundraising to obtain the capital I need to open my doors by June 2013. There is the link to my GoFundMe account if you’d like to take a look at the now updated page. Tomorrow, I will be shooting a video inside the Igloo Parlor to discuss in depth what the fundraising is all about. I am also working on a Music Fest to raise the rest of the funds and bring the community together to show what the Igloo has to offer for the kids, teens, and adults. If you would be so kind to click the link and pass it around I would be thankful. On the Igloo Donation page, I have taken away the rewards and replaced them with a break down of what the money is going to. I think that is a better way of showing where the money is going. Thank you.

 

– Mercy Desdemona

Search for funding… continued

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Definitely thinking of doing the music fest idea as a fundraiser. Already got the school’s music club to help out. Problem is ironing out the ideas, getting a date, venue, and flyers.

I still need a co-signer which is my major obstacle. Because let’s face it, if I even do raise money for this thing, I don’t know if it will be enough to do the renovations, get the equipment or the inventory. It may just be enough to pay my mortgage on the building. I need a back up plan.

I myself, qualify for equipment financing. But if I do that, I still won’t have money for inventory or renovations. 

So, I thought hey fundraise and use the equipment financing – No problem! Right? But whose to say this fundraiser will do the job? I mean, if I can make this business open for 3 months I could qualify for a line of credit by myself (supposedly). I am in a bind. My family needs this more than anything. 

I could check with the county chamber of commerce – they may tell me to see the SBA. And the SBA has done … well nothing but pretty much discriminate me for my age. After two years, I need something to show for myself. 

I’m honestly, in a bind. I don’t know of any co-signer. And that’s what’s bothering me. The co-signer is only temporary through this business I found. 3 months and the co-signer disappears. I need a co-signer because of my young age. Apparently, other young “entrepreneurs” used the business credit for a vacation in Tahiti. Not only that, but the fact I don’t ever use credit cards pretty much screws me over.  -_-

So.. .what should I do? I need something to get the doors open and the profits rolling in. I know this business is profitable because I did work there when it was open. I watched the trends and learned from it. 

 

I really need to get this on a roll. 

Here is the Igloo GoFundMe page if you care to take a look: Igloo GoFundMe!

– Mercy