My name is Gerald and I’m a member of the Armed Service. I'm currently serving the last four years of what will be a twenty-six year career with the US Army. One of my life long dreams has been to own an independent community coffee shop. Although I’m originally from Alabama, I have decided to retire in San Antonio Texas, as this will be my final tour after returning from a one year Korean tour. Over the past two years I’ve been educating myself on the odds and ends of running a small business; to include business plan preparation, marketing, managerial consideration, taxes, and of course startup capital.
Prior to me leaving for Korea in July of this year, I hope to put a down payment on a small 90X140 building that will serve as the coffee shop location. The goal is to enlist both family and friends to gradually complete the much-needed repairs over the course of the next year, in hopes of a fall 2014 grand opening.