I'm new to the site. I have operated a for profit business for 8 years, however, not my own. 1 1/2 years ago I lost my mom to a long 19 year cancer after cancer after cancer battle. My heart and passion has led to create a non-profit corporation to give back to the cancer community. My goal is to raise funds through donation and fundraisers. The mission is to provide financial support (requirements of course) to local residents fighting cancer that are in need. Completely decorate the chemo and radiation wards along with the inpatient rooms so the environment is bright, happy and uplifting as it truly aids recovery and mental stability. Help cancer patients find resources and minimize stress. My biggest goal is to prevent the cancer patient from becoming stressed and depressed because they are affecting their children and to help prevent the children from being affected like I was. Children of cancer patients should be shielded as much as possible as they are our next generation....we need it to be a great one. So with all that being said.......I worked at the same company for 8 years and ran it. Brought it out of recession and increased sales by 40k within 6 months...which was really good for that company. I was able to establish up with Angie's List and within a year win the contractor award and have a A rating ...and get televised recognition on our local news channel on prime time...to then receive 3 sales the next day over the phone. So...there comes a point when life is going any further and its just time to go...unfortunately my time to go came...so I took a leap of faith and left the company to start my own. Sounds crazy since I left my source of income. However, there is nothing sane about faith. Anyways, I'm now facing minor troubles of getting established within the community.....I guess its different now that its my company and my money...and of course the money is limited where as before it was never limited. lol Not to mention...I'm not provided a service or a product really...I'm simply trying to raise funds so I can give it back to the community.
Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated. We have business cards in the making, we have handed out flyers, we are doing a candy sale, and 5k marathon, I have joined our local chamber of commerce, we are getting shirts this week...and we are participating in our local Making Strides for Breast Cancer walk as a team.....now I feel stuck and not sure where else to go....but I know I gotta keep moving.
So your advice is so greatly appreciated...however, please no negativity...I'm a firm believer in " If you have nothing nice to say then say nothing at all" thanks everyone!!!!!!
"Don't Worry, Be Happy"
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