Im looking to get funding for my company.
Firstly I'd like to start with a brief description of my goal, then I'll describe the steps I have been taking to make my dream come true, followed by why I am in need of a little bit of support now.
I have 4 projects I need funding for in order to get the materials and the man power to bring my dream to life. I want to create a virtual online art store with all thing's art related. I already have a website and a collection of artists and art works for sale that need to be 3d scanned and placed into the virtual world. Next is my web hosting and websites with logo design. With this section i want to do VR based videos for real estate agents and construction companies. I have my pc store i want to grow selling hardware nationwide. Lastly i started with a business directory that will have an entry for every skilled person in my country from domestic work to doctor for hire. When it's big enough i want to make it world wide.
Im a father to 4 amazing children and was fortunate enough to find my soul mate and marry her. All my life i been working harder then anyone around me. Always wanting to know more and learn more. I worked my way from wireman to regional technical manager in 5 years. After reaching my peak in technical security i switched to retail. I started at an appliance superstore as a salesman, working my way to scratch and dent department and eventually running that entire department on my own in less than 6 months. I managed 6 million rand in stock by myself. Doing that hurt my back, lifting washmachines and fridges by myself. After that I got into IT. My lifelong passion, since the first time i broke a PC at age 10 i just couldn't get enough of it. Now there isn't much i cant fix. After years of pushing my body to its limit with hours of intense physical labour, the pain in my back got worse. I became very limited in what i can do. From always being busy every moment of every day to sudden stabbing pains while i just sit upright. Turning my neck hurts even laying down is uncomfortable. I've never asked for help regarding that because its an issue i need to deal with. And i found a way to do it. In order to support my family and repair my body i need to achieve my dream ...
In October last year (2018) I started to look for ways to make money online, I tried so many different things it became frustrating. After researching and alot of learning i started Xpo-artz on the 1st of January this year (2019). Started with a art-furniture maker in my area and got to sell for him online. After making 3 sales i expanded and got a wide range of items for sale. I now have art in almost every form on my online store.
2 months into the art store I started with the next phase of my plan. My passion for computing and technology. I want to bring every real world item and bring it the virtual world. Real items for sale that can be seen in 3d and ordered. To achieve that i started PC Smart Assist. A company for all IT requirements from hardware to software. I tried taking on partners but nobody has the drive and the need for this like i do, so finding someone who can do as much as me is difficult. Decided to go at this alone like i always have and only need my Wife as my partner for support and as my assistant. We began doing websites for people who liked mine i did ,and then grew. Now i host 15 domains and manage 18. We growing every week. We started social media marketing and logos, business cards and flyers, like a business startup kit. Including google maps and facebook pages.
My newest side project is one i want to become the biggest as this will be my direct line to promoting my other 2 sites and really growing. SmartIndex is a directory for all professionals in any and every field. Its for companies and civilians with skills who do any work. Where they can be rated on work and upload pictures, get comments and much more.
My biggest issue is time. I know I will make it succeed, all my life i have always given 500% and il never stop. But every cent i get goes to food, schooling, transport, rent, petrol and everything that's left goes to medication. I cant cope without pain medication and my wife needs her bipolar meds. I just cant get enough to put back into the company to make it grow faster. I know exactly what i need and i know exactly how i want it to work but i just cant get the right tools, im managing on a 6 year old computer with a 3mb internet line. I drive a scooter so it becomes difficult to see clients when its raining.
Every little bit that gets donated would go into:
2- staff (salespeople and skilled technicians)
4- Better office equipment to get the job done effectively.