Igloo GoFundMe!

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Igloo GoFundMe!

Hey Creeps! I need your help. Do you think my GoFundMe page would be better with a short video of myself discussing the business or as is? I’m partial to the video but you’re the public!

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Music Fest Fundraiser?

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With the clock ticking and me waiting to hear back from potential investors — I can’t just sit around and not try to raise funds for the family business. My boyfriend, Brother, and I are all three musicians and have put our creativity to work. We’re thinking of hosting a Music Fest to raise funds and promote the ice cream shop and utilize the Unsuccessful Entertainment Youtube channel as our way to promote other performers that will be playing. The Fundraiser won’t only help the ice cream parlor, but our youtube channel will be used to help promote fellow musicians, artists, photographers, etc in the area and get recognition.

I will have to think fast and correct when coming up with this fundraiser. My investors are on a stand-still looking over the information I had forwarded over to them. So, I have to act now and get things in order. The problem is, I only have $30 to create this shin-dig. Unless, partial of the funds raised goes towards the venue.

I’m thinking of hosting this as an outside event. So people from 13 and Up can come see bands play and enjoy a meal of hot dogs and ice cream. I do have contacts with my old high school that maybe willing to help me put this all together. In order to get this started, I would need to make a Facebook like page for the Igloo Parlor and spread it around rapidly to gain attention.

Not only am I doing the fundraiser in person, but I am going to re-vamp my GoFundMe for those quite a distance away to put inside the donation pool. This will also be advertised everywhere. I am very goal driven and stubborn, and this will be accomplished.

If you guys have any tips for me to accomplish my fundraising goal – don’t be shy! Share them!

– Mercy Desdemona

Business Frustrations!

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How can I get funding for my start up with “new” credit? Apparently, because I’m young nothing shows up. I don’t have a co-signer. I know of people that have been in my position and have received it. I’m getting worried because I’m trying to help my family out. And everything I do is working against me. What do I have to do to actually get this? I’m pressed for time AND I already have a customer base for my business. People not just in my community, but state wide and out of state are asking when I’m opening. I’m seriously feeling a tad bit discouraged. I don’t know, I just don’t know. I’ve been pushed around from lender to lender. They tell me all this stuff is available to me because I am a woman sole proprietorship. They tell me because I don’t have any problems against my credit I can do it. Yet, they always switch up the story. If anyone out there has experience and can recommend something, please do. Because I’m at my wits end. 

Starting an Ice Cream Shop

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So, for the past 2 years I’ve been trying to gather all information together to put together a business plan for my family’s ice cream shop. 2 years – yes because I had to learn a lot of the industry via classes and such. I have a deadline of March 15th, and don’t see the SBA guy again until March 5th. I’m freaking out because I’m in need of start up funding. I don’t want to lose this for my family as it will end up to be our only income. Every time I think I am taking one step ahead, I’m pushed down. Maybe I’m making things harder on myself, I don’t know. But, this is definitely something that needs to happen. I can’t lose this opportunity at all. Let’s hope today is going to be a step forward with the shop.