Garden Monsters Start Up Assistance
$915 raised
46% of $2k goal
34 contributors
4 Years running
Just under a year ago I lost what I thought would be a long stable job with Yahoo!. I was so blind sided by this that I wasn't even upset at the time. I knew that I was spinning my wheels in a 'career' I wanted no part of 5-10 years down the road. I ...
Just under a year ago I lost what I thought would be a long stable job with Yahoo!. I was so blind sided by this that I wasn't even upset at the time. I knew that I was spinning my wheels in a 'career' I wanted no part of 5-10 years down the road. I took this as a clear sign that I was meant to part ways.

About a month into unemployment (for the first time in my life) I woke up one day with an idea and immediately began putting it on paper. Five hours later I had half of menu written down and felt with absolute certainty that I knew what I was supposed to do with the next chapter in my life.

I spent the next 7 months making preparations to open Portland's very first Premium Salad Restaurant using 100% natural and organic ingredients. With my business plan and financial analysis complete I began looking for location, however due to the youthful age of my small business no bank or credit union was willing to lend me any money. They directed me towards the Small Business Association, who then directed me back to my bank.

After completing that circle I spent the next few weeks incredibly discouraged, but with the support of my friends who I call family I decided to change my attitude and began adjusting my plans. I'm a one man entrepreneur following my dream and putting literally everything I have into this.

As of January 10th we're nearly done with construction however my life savings has been tapped and we've just about run out of funds for the project. Some friends asked how they could help and suggested that we set up this Paypal account, so here goes nothing. Accepting all forms of positive energy and Paypal donations - any contributions whatsoever are appreciated more than you could ever know.

All $10 donations will be matched with a free drink coupon and a pair of Garden Monsters stickers (please let me know which address to mail them to!). Thank you to all of our friends, family and fans for helping us get Garden Monsters off the ground! We can't wait to start serving you up with the best salads Portland has ever seen. Garden Monsters - coming soon to a food cart pod near you.
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