One of the things that I have heard all my life is "Follow your dream." That's easier said than done. If you're like me, and spent your entire life building a stable and trustworthy financial platform to support your lifestyle, abandoning that peace of mind can be tricky.
That's where the people reading this come in. I've saved my pennies and now I need some of yours. Basically to build the dream (restaurant) that I want, I'm going to need a hefty amount of startup capital. I'm hoping to raise enough money through my saving and fundraising efforts to leverage a small business loan and construct my dream.
I want to own a restaurant. I always have. My first job was in a restaurant and I hope my last one will be.
I'm not sure how much information to give in this description so here are some highlights of how I intend to run the show:
- As much locally grown meat, fish and produce and humanly possible
- Vegetarian alternatives to much of the menu - I'm a vegetarian and eating out is difficult
- Regular changes to the menu to always feature what's in season
- Discounts for helping out local businesses
Obviously that is a broad overhead view of what I have in mind but I want people to know what's truly important here: Helping out local farmers and not FSA or Sysco; Creating loyal customers for myself and community; Serving mind-blowing food and drink brought from our own backyard.
Come on peeps! $5 could change a lot of lives.