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About

This campaign is about more than just bringing a product to market.  It's about fulfilling a dream.  It's about being bold enough to dream big and doing what's necessary to make that happen, no matter what anyone says. The name itself, Ballz, embodies this bold spirit.

Just as the idea for Ballz was born out of a bold spirit, so is Ballz mission, which is to bring food products to market which put a smile on people's faces, young and old alike.  It is our hope that Ballz will bring a little fun to having breakfast, lunch, dinner...or dessert for that matter.  Ballz are good any time.

It's not just about business for Ballz.   Ballz feels very strongly about making a positive impact in the world and giving back.  Ballz inaugural event to the public was at a Charity Function for the Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. This commitment of giving is why Ballz has planned to give a portion of profits (at least 5%) to charity, once the product is brought to market.  Two of the most pressing issues facing children today are bullying and food insecurity.  Ballz will seek to contribute to organizations confronting both of these issues.

With your help, we can do this together.

The funds raised in this campaign will be used to insure that Ballz come to grocery store near you and give back to the communities they are in. In order to do this a lot of things are needed, including but not limited to:

Backer Rewards: $25,000. The estimated costs of fulfilling the Backer Rewards once the funds have been raised. The most important of all of the expenses.

Kickstarter Fees $5790. The fees Kickstarter charges to raise money.

Attorney’s Fees $2950. The brand needs a trademark attorney to finalize some issues. I filed myself (to save money) and made some mistakes. An attorney is needed to correct these mistakes. Consultation is also needed for creation of the business entity and assessing possible liability and risks.

Package Design $3755. These funds will be used to design packaging which will be on display in grocery stores.

Web Design $1475. These funds will be used to establish our online presence.

Product Development $2495. The recipe we have is for smaller batches. To make quantities to distribute nationally, the recipe will need to be tweaked and adjusted. This process costs money.

Broker’s Fees $18,000. A food broker has contacts and relationships with national chains and other retail outlets increasing the odds that the product will come to a grocery store near you.

Trade Show/Store Sampling $3,125. With any new product, sampling at stores helps introduce the product to the market.

Licensing $767. To distribute a product nationally, one has to be a certified manufacturer and wholesaler.

Insurance $1495. The cost of insurance includes that of production and for the wholesale of the product.

TOTAL $64,852.

Once this campaign has been funded, I will first fulfill the Backer Rewards. After that we will work on: 1. Getting the recipe finalized for large scale production 2. Package Design completed for retail stores 3. Licensing completed 4. Develop web presence 5. Secure Food Broker 6. Trade Shows – Being showcasing the product to vendors for commercial sale 7. Food Sampling at grocery stores 8. Many more things...too many to count.  

Check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ballzpancakes to see some of the fun we’ve been having.

Risks and challenges

One of the biggest challenges is manufacturing and distribution. Being that Ballz is contracting with a manufacturer, it is essential we find one who has the capacity to grow as the brand grows. Along with this, distribution is key. Distribution can decrease margins dramatically. This could be an obstacle. But we feel very confident that we have found solutions to grow the brand and keep distribution costs contained where the margins will allow for a healthy profit to expand and grow.
Another challenge will be adapting to dietary changes. That is why a GLUTEN FREE OPTION IS IN THE WORKS!

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    THANKS! BALLZ will send a shout out on Social Media thanking you for your support.

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    **EARLY BIRD** BALLZ BACKER. Let everyone know you love Ballz with an I LOVE Ballz bumper sticker. Check out our Facebook page to see the logo. The first 50 will get $2 off the regular reward cost.

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    BALLZ BACKER. Let everyone know you love Ballz with an I LOVE Ballz bumper sticker. Check out our Facebook page to see the logo.

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    **EARLY BIRD** FRIEND of BALLZ. Start your day off right with your very own I LOVE BALLZ coffee mug. Take a look at the logo on our Facebook page. The first 50 backers will get $2 off the regular reward cost.

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    FRIEND of BALLZ. Start your day off right with your very own I LOVE BALLZ coffee mug. Take a look at the logo on our Facebook page.

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    **EARLY BIRD** JUST A TASTE. Why wait for Ballz to get into stores? Get a sample of Ballz pancake balls (a dozen) sent to you. You'll love it! The first 25 backers will get $2 off the regular reward cost.

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    JUST A TASTE. Why wait for Ballz to get into stores? Get a sample of Ballz pancake balls (a dozen) sent to you. You'll love it!

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    **EARLY BIRD** A TASTE and MORE. Everyone knows coffee and pancakes go great together. You will get a sample (a dozen) to try and an I Love Ballz coffee mug to wash them down with your favorite coffee. Hmm...Hmm...Good! The first 20 Backers will get $5 Off the regular reward cost.

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    A TASTE and MORE. Everyone knows coffee and pancakes go great together. You will get a sample (a dozen) to try and an I Love Ballz coffee mug to wash them down with your favorite coffee. Hmm...Hmm...Good!

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    **EARLY BIRD** SHARE THE LOVE. Dress up your wardrobe with an I Love Ballz tee. Show everyone you love Ballz. The first 15 backers will get $4 off the regular reward cost.

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    **EARLY BIRD** BALLZIE. Declare your love for Ballz to the world! You will get a sample (a dozen), coffee mug, and a tee-shirt with the I LOVE BALLZ logo. There'll be no denying that you love Ballz. The first 10 backers will get $4 off the regular reward cost.

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    BALLZIE. Declare your love for Ballz to the world! You will get a sample (a dozen), coffee mug, and a tee-shirt with the I LOVE BALLZ logo. There'll be no denying that you love Ballz.

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    **EARLY BIRD** I LOVE BALLZ. You don't have to wait for Ballz to come to a grocery store near you. Have a box of Ballz (#50) sent to your door every month for a year. Now that's cool! The first 5 backers will receive $20 off the regular reward cost.

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    **EARLY BIRD** BALLZ FANATIC. Get a sneak peek at any new flavor coming out. Be in the know! Try 'em before everyone else and help determine which new flavors come to market. It'll be like you're a part of the Ballz team. To show our appreciation we will also give you one year's supply (one 50 count box sent to you per month for a year) and we will announce to the world that you're an exclusive Ballz Taster (with your permission of course). The first backer will get $48 off the regular reward cost.

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    BALLZ FANATIC. Get a sneak peek at any new flavor coming out. Be in the know! Try 'em before everyone else and help determine which new flavors come to market. It'll be like you're a part of the Ballz team. To show our appreciation we will also give you one year's supply (one 50 count box sent to you per month for a year) and we will announce to the world that you're an exclusive Ballz Taster (with your permission of course).

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    **EARLY BIRD** BIG BALLZ BACKER. For those of you that just have to know... you willl get a behind the scenes look at how Ballz are made, packaged and distributed. We will fly you to Minnesota, put you up in a hotel and show you the process of making Ballz, from inception to being on a store shelf. Don't worry, we'll give you some Ballz to take home with you. (The recipe will remain secret...Sorry!) The first backer will get $250 off the regular reward cost.

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    BIG BALLZ BACKER. For those of you that just have to know... you willl get a behind the scenes look at how Ballz are made, packaged and distributed. We will fly you to Minnesota, put you up in a hotel and show you the process of making Ballz, from inception to being on a store shelf. Don't worry, we'll give you some Ballz to take home with you. (The recipe will remain secret...Sorry!)

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    **EARLY BIRD** ALL YOU CAN EAT BALLZ. Get a box of BALLZ (50 count) sent to your house every month for a 25 years. (terms and conditions apply). No need to go to the store! The first backer will receive $300 off the regular reward cost.

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    ALL YOU CAN EAT BALLZ. Get a box of BALLZ (50 count) sent to your house every month for a 25 years. (terms and conditions apply). No need to go to the store!

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    **EARLY BIRD** NAME YOUR OWN BALLZ. Show the world you have some Ballz. Have a flavor named after you or pick your own flavor and name it. (subject to approval)
    We will send you a year's supply (50 count box every month for a year), bumper sticker, I Love Ballz coffee mug and tee-shirt.
    Who knows what fanfare will come with the announcement of a new flavor? Be the first backer and get $2500 off the regular reward cost. Not only that you'll be the first to have their very own flavor named after them!

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    NAME YOUR OWN BALLZ. Show the world you have some Ballz. Have a flavor named after you or pick your own flavor and name it. (subject to approval)
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Funding period

- (40 days)