Hi! I am writing to ask for your support for a very important goal — to help me put up my micro/small home-based business for pets.
I am Sandra Barlao, a single mom of two (2) lovely kids and my family’s breadwinner. I am currently in the early stages of building a small pet treats bakery business. This started as a hobby of feeding my furbaby, Hera — our 5-month old Siberian Husky — homemade treats, when a good friend presented an opportunity to share these healthy goodies to the market.
PAWsome Treats as I have branded it. My products contain all natural and healthy treats for dogs. Hoping one day, I can expand my products and cater to cats too.
Being surrounded by business-minded friends and colleagues and knowing that I’ll be one of the first to introduce this concept, I have seen the potential of the business. This will also help me get an additional source of income, to provide for my family.
The business has been conceptualized sometime mid-year of 2020. During that time, I was waiting for an appraisal retro pay at work, worth 12 months of adjustment. I was positive that funding my start-up business should not be an issue. But sadly, due to COVID-19 which somehow impacted financial implications at work, and changes in management, it was not executed.
Despite what happened and with all excitement, I decided to push with the business. I started practicing on the perfect recipes and used my free time off-work building and planning. I started experimenting on one variant per week, in small batches. And eventually started to increase the volume to see actual costing.
I have personally invested a fair amount of money the passed 2 months and started to invest on baking tools and supplies, ingredients, packaging, and branding. I’d say I’m lucky to be surrounded with friends and family who really helped out during these stages, giving me support, providing good deals, and connecting me with people who can lighten up the load – especially on the financials.
Now that I target to launch in a month or two months’ time and forecasting the actual expenses to produce sufficient stocks for my inventory, looking at the financials can be frustrating. Upon computation, I would have to shell out close or almost the same amount of funds released during my planning stage. Rather than getting a business loan, I have gathered the courage, together with my eagerness, to reach out to your generous hearts in helping me push through this.
I would really appreciate and be highly grateful if you can help me successfully launch my business. I will definitely send you pet treats, in case you love pets too, or have a family or friend who does. :)
You can visit my, partially built, social media and shops below:
Financial assistance, you may send help thru:
Sandra Abegail Barlao
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) 0999209971
Paypal: Linked to this campaign
Thank you in advanced for your support and generosity.
Furmom to Hera