This post is in response to a Kaitlin Ann Trepanier Facebook post I shared last year that Facebook reminded me of this morning, which I’ve re-shared today because of the impact last year’s experience had, plus to share what’s happened lately and what is on the horizon.
THEN … I made it to the “pitch” session but since being awarded the angels’ investment meant I would have to keep my business in catchment area of Bruce County and surrounding area, I withdrew from the contest. My company and concept had also secured interest from the local community futures development corporation, but for the same reason of not wanting to stay in the area, plus with no interest in acquiring company debt with a loan, I moved on. A very brief stay in London, three months, proved unfruitful on many levels and revealed that was not where I needed to be either.
NOW … However, my relocation to the Town of Georgina was fortuitous because a special funding program for businesses resulted in my recent application to another local community futures development corporation for an Eastern Ontario Development Grant. However, since I didn’t have enough financial leverage already secured, last week I was denied the $100,000 business development grant and therefore had to put the production and filming of the school and community play, Charles’ Choice on hold.
SOON … However, I will be running a StartSomeGood crowdfunding campaign to raise the money for the play’s production and filming for this spring since the budget is in place, the professionals and location are secured, as are some of the part-time staff.
AUGUST 2017 … Another relocation is on the horizon, though I still expect to be using this area for the company’s east coast Canadian location.
As always, thanks for dropping by and your interest!
Best & Blessings,
February 5, 2017
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