My name is Renee Skolnick. Some of you might know me from the days of working as an assistant to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. Some of you now know me as tour guide extraordinaire.
Since I moving to Thailand I created a company called Secret Hideaway Tours. This unique and special tour company takes tourists to beautiful, extraordinary places no tourist would ever see without a guide like myself. You can check out the Facebook page which links to the website. You can also read many good reviews on the Facebook page. No one else has created anything like this concept and my heart and soul is in this new venture.
Along this journey of creating my dream job I have invested everything I have. I am now seeking investors to raise capital. My goal is $5,000USD and these funds will go towards obtaining a business license ($1,500), obtaining a work permit and visa ($500), attorney's fees ($1,000) website development ($200), advertising and marketing ($200), business cards ($100) and transportation costs ($400 for two months). The rest will go towards living costs to keep me afloat until everything is in place.
Right now I am struggling, unable to do tours legally without the license and can not do anymore tours until I have acquired it. Therefore funds have literally stopped coming in until everything is in place. I am also unable to link up with TripAdvisor until the website is complete and as we all know TripAdvisor is a huge source of business.
My tours have been a great success thus far and I have many favorable and positive reviews on the Secret Hideaway Tours Facebook page. Here are a few;
Premek Starek reviewed Secret Hideaway TOURS – 5 star
24 August ·
I went through a lot of countries and had many guides. Secret Hideaway Tours was my best guide. Renee knows very well the whole island of Ko Samui and showed us the amazing and enchanting places where the common man cannot get with an ordinary guide.
Does not watch the time and remain with you until the night, to show you everything you need.
She does her job with passion and I highly recommend it to all who like unusual amazing places,great memories and want to see the best of the island.
Mr. Premek Starek, Prague, Czech Republic
Thank you Renee Skolnick for an Amazing day, best Guide Ever... hands down, you listened, you delivered. It felt more like we were hanging out with a homegirl!!! You ruined it for any other potential tour we might try in the future. You were awesome, took care of us like Family. Misaotra, Merci, Kop Kun Ka, Thank you- C. Dansi Gill
Taylor Foster reviewed Secret Hideaway TOURS – 5 star
Our tour with Renee was the most perfect laid back experience. We did a proper boat tour the day before to Ang thong park so we weren't sure if we wanted to do another tour the next day. However, a tour with Renee was just what we needed. It is totally based on you and what you want to do! We ate at an amazing local place for lunch that we would have never even noticed if not for her. Then We checked out some of the most incredible views of Koh Samui ever. She took us to places we would have never found on our own. We finished the day at the night market eating some local food and shopping. She was great to be around and let us have our own time as well. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to see a more local and fantastic side of this beautiful island!
Right now I am struggling to stay afloat because I can not do tours and earn money until the business license, etc., is in place, so my income is also on hold.
I am asking for all of your help to bring my business to fruition and help me become the successful entrepreneur that is my destiny.
Keep in mind that if 100 people contribute just $50 each, I will make my goal and I am offering the special incentive for every person who donates $100 you will get a special mention on the Secret Hideaway Tours website. Those that contribute $500 will get a free tour when they book with me.
Thank you everyone for using your valuable time to read this and having enough trust in me to donate. If it is not possible for you to make a contribution, I ask that you share this post with your friends to help it reach more possible contributors. I wholeheartly want to thank each and every one of you for contributing to my life in so many positive ways. You can never put a price on that.