I am wanting to start my own business up. Something that I have the ability to do and be successful. I have researched the market and feel quite confident in being successful. I have approached SBD in my area and put together a business plan, however just cant find funding without me putting something into it first cash wise. I am looking for 10,000 in equipment, 10,000 for a small building and 5,000 in working capital. (material, office supplies and marketing).
Wouldn’t it be nice if someone just gave a person a chance and say here…and GOOD LUCK .
What do I have to lose? 63 years old on oxygen. Married to my wonderful wife Shirley of 5 years. I am on disability since 2011. My wife works full time. She came here from Scotland in 2014. Being on oxygen 24/7 and my age, if there was a fire, I would struggle escaping out of here. I’ve never smoked or done drugs my entire life, but I have damaged lungs. We have sold so many things we’ve owned to have what we have now. (mobility scooter, Portable breathing equipment etc.).One income makes it hard as everyone knows. Yes, I am grateful for what I have and do count my blessings. I ve always been a giver , it feels good to give when I can.
I lost my dad when I was 9 months old. My mother was under mental care since I was 2 or 3 years old. I was raised by my grandparents who had nothing. I lost them when I was 10 and 16. I was living on my own when I was 16 working at Sears at 2 am to 5 am and going to school. Later I took a job at the City of Dowagiac Mi working in the Water treatment Plant. When I was 17 my mother got her independence to be on her own. We got a place together that lasted 3 months. She wanted me to quit school and help her first time boyfriend with loading and unloading his truck. I was involved in sports in school, so I moved into a sleeping room back in Dowagiac and continue going to school. I ended up quitting school my senior year so that I could work full time. Later in 1975 my mom was killed in an auto accident in Valdosta Georgia. My mom was a passenger in the car that was not insured even though the young man that hit them was at fault. I got a cash settlement of 3500.00 after attorney’s fees. Plus, the cost of having her brought back up here and buried.(they got more for the car she was in then I received )
I took a GED test and enrolled into SMC college. Working on a Associates degree and wrestling, I soon found out all the grants for school and housing had to be paid back and I could not continue school. The reason was, my mother never worked and paid into Social Security ever. Grandparents never adopted me, was appointed Guardians only. I have no siblings and been on my own my whole life.
The request is large I understand. I guess its where your heart is today. Hoping you appreciate honesty.
Yes, the grammar, punctuation and spelling is terrible, but I hope it only partially tells the kind of person I am. I am not sure who all reads this or if it’s just some sort of a scam or marketing. I have nothing to lose but to reach out.