I am a single mom to three kids and I took a risk that has now hurt me greatly. I quit my day job and started my own business, an auction and estate sale business, in which I immediately began signing clients. The downfall came when my first round of auctions closed, only one item sold, for $500 and I won’t receive payment from it for 2 weeks. I am behind two months rent and I am facing eviction in just 11 hours as well as I am facing my electricity being shut off as well. The items my clients have consigned with me have the potential of earning $23,000 if they all sold at just the reserve amounts, which are set below the estimated selling price by the umbrella auction company. My consignment agreements entitle me to 40% of the earnings. I managed to get the umbrella company not to take a commission from me as the seller as well as I arranged for the buyer to pay all shipping costs. I did not prepare for or even think about the items not selling immediately in the first auction. I am now scared what will happen to my children and me, all our belongings and our dog. I desperately need help and I have every intention of paying it forward when I am in the position that I am able to so if anyone could please help us clear this hurdle you will be helping a single mom become a proud small business owner that gives back to others in their time of need.
My children and I do not have any extended family, they are deceased, in which I could borrow the money from or even to temporarily live with upon eviction. I have not ever received child support, nor will I ever receive it, as their father is in prison for sexually abusing our daughter, his own child! I stripped his parental rights in the divorce also stripping my rights to child support.
My children and I have already had to overcome so many obstacles and we could definitely use a break in life. I’m desperately searching for a part-time job while I continue to work on launching this new business which I do believe will become highly profitable.
Thank you for taking the time to read this far and I thank you in advance for your consideration of support.