I have been dreaming of opening my own business since May 2013, I started off with just a few likes on facebook and increased too over 6000 in the time between May 13 - Oct 15 after which time I had too stop due too having some financial issues and my son being diagnosed with autism sent me into a downward spiral of depression... I came upon a few stumbling blocks as I didn't have the funds too be able too purchase stock so spent a long time just ordering in items for customers and didn't build a regular user friendly business as my husband doesn't support my dream and so I have had too dream my dream alone. I am now ready too start again and build a business up and with the help and support of yourselves with a donation as little as £1 could make my dream come true. I have looked at business loans but due too having had a hard time financially my credit score and ability too take out a loan are very low and with repayments required I would be stuck in a revolving circle and want too create a business that will support my 2 children.
Approximate costs too maximise effect:
Website custom built too requirement: £750-1500
Advertising via social media, business enterprise sites, membership £1500-2000
New laptop too work from online £350 - 500 with printer, subscription to Microsoft office
Overheads (extra electricity, extra childcare funding) £1000
£1000 anything else (refunds etc during the initial build up)
I have looked into ex-forces loans/help and jobcentre business start ups but I don't have the credit score for ex-forces loans (even though they promise you everything when you leave the services that they will do too help after 11 years of service) and job centre start ups is not viable either as I am not on certain benefits... Please please please help me turn my dream of owning my own vintage and designer clothing/decor business from a cloud in my head (as my husband calls it) to a reality and for mine and my 2 childrens fututre as I belive I can expand too owning my own store and brand eventually with the right funding/business acrruement many thanks...