I am trying to raise the funds needed to expand my business.
My business started off as an idea for a hobby to take up to occupy my time whilst i was off work for various reasons. But i found the more i researched it, the more in love i fell with the idea of making it not only a reality, but a successful one. I also found that it also helped me deal with my personal issues, and it gave me something to focus on, and really work towards.
After a personally difficult 18 months involving the loss of a child, a serious assault where i lost 2 front teeth, a sexual assault and the sudden loss of 2 dogs within 12 hours of each other, my mental health declined and i currently no longer leave the house other than to attend the doctors.
The business has been doing well, and i have almost made back the money i originally put in to start it off. However, over the past 3 days i have received requests from 2 independent business owners who have asked me if i would be interested in stocking their shops with my products.
These are both thriving stores, completely separate from each other. One is a florist, the other is a salon.
The problem i currently have is that accepting these offers will leave me incredibly short on stock, but i feel turning them down would be a huge mistake, both personally and financially, as this is such an amazing opportunity. This opportunity not only has the chance of helping me and my family out of a sticky financial situation, but also has the chance to help me on a mental level, helping me to return to the strong and independent person that i used to be.
I am trying to raise the funds to enable me to expand my current stock, and to hopefully be able to add new products to enable me to appeal to a wider range of potential customers.
I don't like that i have had to resort to trying to appeal to strangers for help, but my applications for personal loans are getting refused and i have no where else to turn. I am happy to answer any questions anyone may have.
The funds requested will allow me to add new soap products, and expand to selling Bath Bombs and Bath Creamers, as well as funding the extra packaging equipment needed.
Here is what i'm hoping to raise will achieve.
To enable me to extend the line of soap that I would like I am looking to hopefully raise around £190. This will enable me to add another 17 varieties of soap with a total weight of 20.4kg. The expected profit from that outlay would bring in a total profit of £510 with 115g bars of soap being sold for £3.
To enable me to be able to completely expand the business by adding bath bombs I would be looking to hopefully raise the following amounts
Bath Bombs- £95 The addition of 90 Bath Bombs. These will retail at £2.
Bath Creamers- £116 - The addition of 96 Bath Creamers. These retail at £3 providing a total profit of £288/
Whilst the bath bombs and the bath Creamers would be a fantastic and valuable addition to my stock lines, my main goal is the addition of new lines of stock regarding the soaps, as that is what I currently provide. The additions can always come later on down the line.
Sorry for the long description, I just wanted to provide you with all the necessary information for your reference as to what any assistance will be able to achieve, and to show that this is something that I am serious about.