I know how much time is expensive these days but if I can get a few minutes of your time to hear my story I will be more than happy – thank you.
I live in a small country in Europe called Serbia, maybe you heard of this country, maybe not. I’m 22 years old and I living with my parents and with my little sister, I’ve not moved away jet. I working in a pet food factory every day including the weekend. The job is not great but it’s not the worst one. Around $600 monthly payment is not pretty good but it’s not the worst salary you can get, right. I have been working since I was 15 years old, hoping to make my dreams come true with hard work. I saved money and invested in what I believed. Not expecting millions of dollars/euros but that my work will pay off and that I will be able to make it – just that. I talk about my second business, my passion, and my pride – it’s a gym. My grandpa was a bodybuilder, he was strong as steel, full of strength, he was at competitions all over Serbia in the 70s and 80s. He always said that sport is healthy and a day without training is not a day. When he died a few years ago he left me one thing – a gym. A gym with equipment and a few things in it. So I said to myself that I will never close that gym because of him, I will work hard, I will work three jobs but I will never close it and forget it. I started to renovate it. Every month I would split my salary and a half of it invested in something. Every month I get to buy something for that gym. At the end of the month, I struggled for money, because it’s hard to live 30 days with $300 in the pocket. So I get a second job, not a full-time job but a job that can help me to bring my financial status to “normal”. It means that I start working on weekends – 30 days of work without a break, every single month. I started avoiding my friends, spending no time with my family because I was working constantly, not only those 2 jobs but renovating the gym too. When I finished renovating it I started building the second part and buying new stuff and equipment for it. I needed more than 1 year to finish it. I finished it only by myself, only by me. It was really hard but I get it done because I believe in it. A few mounts ago I started expanding the gym to 3rd part, and I can say it’s harder than a second one. Again I’m working solo, and again I’m struggling but I will finish it at all costs. Once I get older and get children I would like my kid to take over the job, innovate it, improve it, and make it better. I just want my kid don’t struggle and have a peaceful life, but all in a good time.
This is a small town, around 30 thousand people live in it-pretty small right. But competition is big, more than 6 gyms working here, it’s too much on 30 thousand people. But I have an idea about how to beat the competition. I have so many ideas on how to make some things work, I planed so much. I was planed when I get finished with the 3rd part to expand it to the 4th part. After the 4th part, I planned to build something like a fitness club next to the gym, I thought it would be great. I have another idea too, to open a supplement shop between it. I think it’s a good opportunity because this town doesn’t have one.
Just like I said I have so many ideas but problem is, I have no money to realize them, it’s really expensive and I don’t know what to do. I sold so much stuff, I sold my car too but I can’t afford it. Often I get mad because I can do nothing about it.
I’m asking you for help. I really feel dumb about this and I don’t like to ask for it but I don’t have a second option – I really don’t have it.
For the whole idea, I need around $70.000. For the 4th part of the gym, I need around $10000 to be completed. But once I finished it I will need to build a bigger dressing room and a few more toilets – That will cost me another $8000. For the fitness club that I mentioned earlier, I need $25.000 but without equipment. If the equipment were included it will cost me $33.000. And in the end, I would like to build a supplement shop between the gym and fitness club. It will cost me $10.000. I will build in a mini-bar too so my clients can get a protein drink right in front of them. For the rest of the money, I will buy better gym equipment for the other 3 parts of the gym. I found a good supplement vendor too, with great offers. I can import supplements and start selling them. But it will cost me another few thousand, just for a start.
I know this is a really big amount of money and I’m really ashamed to ask for it. Even $1000 will be a great help, I think it will be a great start for me and it will help me a lot and I will appreciate it just like that $70 000. I don’t need money for a car, a great beautiful house, an exotic vacation, and other stuff. I just need it for a business.
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In the end, I would like to thank you for your time spent reading this, and even if you cannot help me this time, I appreciate and understand that you must get many such requests. I wish you everything the best in life, thank you again.