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A community fund forSew Sustainable Alterations

$3,401 given of $10,000 goal

Janine's New Business!

Started by: Janine Hausif

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I've started a new business! ....and businesses cost money! It's a well-known fact that most businesses fail in the first five years. I'm asking my friends/family/tribe to help me beat those odds and set me up for success from the jump!

 

THE BUSINESS:

Sew Sustainable Alterations is an on-demand tailoring company. I'm crowdfunding because I'm moving the business model from B2C to B2B. From good to great!

For Individuals (B2C): I come to your home or office to do personalized fittings for your alterations. And drop them off to you at your convenience.

For businesses (B2B): We (will) provide on-site tailoring for employees as an in-office perk. We sew while you work.

BUT to get there, I need your help. Between finding talent, training them in my Agile Alterations Method™ and marketing materials, it's quite the transition!

 

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USE OF PROCEEDS:

Thanks for reading this far! Here's a sample list of the items I would like to set my business up for success.

 

EXPENSES SPECIFIC TO RUNNING THIS BUSINESS:

- Branded Table Runner $150

- Branded Retractable Banner/Stand $200

- Branded Bags $70

- Branded T-shirts for staff $150

- Flyer/Marketing $40

- Hangers $70

- Tissue Paper $50

- Clothing Rack $150

- Coat Check Tickets $50

- Square POS System $250

- Custom Booking Platform/Website - $1,500 - $5,000

- Industrial-Grade Sewing Machines (2) $300-$1,500/each

- Industrial-Grade Overlock Machines (2) $300-$1,500/each

- Machine Maintenance $30/year

- Fitting Platform $200

- Iron (2) $80

- Ironing Board (2) $30

- Standing Mirror (2) $90

- (Folding) Cutting Table $75

- Scissors $50

- Rolling Cutter $30

- Cutter Board $30

- Threads $250

- Needles (for sewing machines and freehand sewing) $50

- Zippers $50

- Buttons $50

- Pins/Pin Cushions $40

- Camera $400

 

OTHER SUPER IMPORTANT EXPENSES FOR ANY BUSINESS:

- Business Insurance $350/year

- Legal documents prepared (NDA and Terms&Conditions) $1,500, then $250/hour

- Quickbooks Accounting Software $564/year

- Adobe e-signature $120/year

- Customer Relationship Management Service $240/year

- Web-hosting $216/year

- Branded Email $72/year

- Domain Name $40/year

- Avg Co-Working/Hot Desk $2,500-$6,000/year

- Paid Training for staff- $500/contractor (3 minimum)

 

That's a snapshot of my startup's business expenses! If you can contribute in any way, it would greatly appreciated.

 

I'm throwing a crowdfunding party too! Come if you can! http://bit.ly/jbizevent Otherwise, this is the best way to support!

Thank you in advance. I'll also thank you profusely later.

Visit http://sewsustainable.co for a peek at what I've built so far.

xoJanine

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  • Daren Taylor5 weeks ago Sorry I'm late...
  • Tenasia E. Hatch5 weeks ago Congrats Janine! We need your venture out in the world, so that you for creating it! I look forward to seeing its expansion! T.
  • Anonymous6 weeks ago
  • Selena Ayala7 weeks ago Congrats Janine! looking forward to your cover story on Forbes 40 under 40!
  • Mama Nadya and Family7 weeks ago Best wishes!
  • Zebi7 weeks ago Adding some more momentum to your money pool, and a prayer that these drip drops become a waterfall! Love you - thank you for inviting us in - to be a part of your Brilliance !!!
  • Jason Tivade7 weeks ago I don't live in NY so can't make it to your event today. This is the least I could do and wish you all the best in your new business venture!
  • Ashley Mui7 weeks ago SHOWERING you with some dolla dolla bills y'all!
  • Ernest and Tamika Gaskins7 weeks ago This is HUGE and I am SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!! Wish I could be there to celebrate and kick-off in person but my spirit will be there cheering you on and screaming like a happy banshee!
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