Hi, my name is Jaimi. I have several disabilities that have prevented me from working a traditional job, and have decided to take a less traditional approach to employment: I’d like to open my own store. But I won’t be going it alone. My adoptive sister will be helping me with the day-to-day tasks that I can’t handle on my own. It will help both of us become self-sufficient and eventually give back to the community.
My goal is to open a small store to sell indie books, second hand books, and home made arts and crafts.
The plan is to raise the money to purchase the building, ensure that I have shelving, pay six months bills, and plenty of stock to open with.
Currently, I have some stock available, but I will need more. A number of local artisans and farmer’s market vendors are willing to participate in this project, and are looking forward to selling their creations and products through the store.
Who it will benefit: myself, my future employees, local artisans and vendors, and the community. I hope to gain a stable income that will allow me to hire several people, both to assist me due to my disabilities, and also to give back to the community. Local artisans and farmer’s market vendors will have a permanent place to sell their wares, and the community will be able to purchase crafts, farm fresh food, and indie books.
Finances: I am trying to raise $160,000.
- $100,000 is for a down payment on the building
- $5,400 for 6 months of payments
- $2,920 for one years taxes
- $18,500 for staff costs for six months
- $23,180 for shelving, permits, and extra supplies
- $10,000 for any fees
Risks and challenges
Some of the risks involved include the building needing more repairs then it is advertised as needing, the business not taking off as planned, or unable to stay on schedule due to health issues.
Challenges include making sure I have enough insurance, the right licensing for it, and keeping up with the stock, and advertising.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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