I'm raising money to open a new travel agency in Central New York. I have attended college for Travel and Tourism Managment and now would like to open my own agency. I have been selling travel for the past two years and I would like to open an office. I plan on using expenses for startup costs such as rent, equipment, and supplies. I already have a website created which is nearing completion, however I still need some basic things like a 1-800 number because my cell phone gets flooded with calls. I have a Facebook page which I try to maintain. The name of my business is "Travel World". I have one partner who is able to help me with everything and will probably be looking to hire one employee when first opening. I believe that small business like this need to make a comeback in New York to help boost the economy and turn things around. I really want to stay away from banks and loans because then you will never get ahead and will always be behind with these interest rates. I already have a host agency that assists me in most of what I do (but not expenses), however they do carry liability insurance and everything for me. In long term plans I one day would like to expand and open a second agency somewhere on the Florida or California coast as well. I have done extensive training with the Walt Disney World Resort, all major cruise lines including; Carnival, Disney, Norwegian, Princess and Royal Carubbean. I have many certificates showing my traing achievements and accomplishments and I have also traveled to many many destinations. I have the education, experience, and motivation!! I just need the funds! Thank you so much in advance for your time and support and even if you can't donate I hope you enjoyed taking the time to read my message.