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My Passion Needs a New Direction

Leaving teaching for the business world, the "small business world" that is!

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Campaign Ends on September 23, 2020

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I am looking to purchase a license from Vampire Penguin to secure my own establishment. Vampire Penguin offers delicious desserts and good vibes to both patrons and employees. I feel as a business owner I will then be better equipped to afford others similar opportunities through partnerships, employment, and/or charitable donations. This freedom of being a business owner will also allow me to better provide for my family, my future, and retain my sanity (funny, but true).

 

I have been a teacher in Florida for 17 years and I am frustrated with the fact that I do not make enough to pay my bills. The state has just approved a starting salary that will be more than veteran teachers. I love teaching children, but it just isn't enough.  Every year it gets harder to fund my classroom, pay my bills, meet the needs of my students, as well as the needs of my family, I am running out of options. So, I have chosen to be brave and move out of my comfort zone to secure a better financial future for me and my family. I am excited about this new journey; it's an excitement I haven't felt in such a long time. 

 

I began this process when I visited a local Vampire Penguin and literally fell in love at first bite. Not only was the product like nothing I had ever experienced, the vibes, and the name produced such a feeling of happiness that I knew I needed to research this possible investment. So, I began to investigate this little nugget of heaven a bit further.  I spoke the established owners, a company representative (who is the owner of the Seminole location), and a lot of internet sleuthing. Then, after compiling all the information, talking to a trusted few, and deliberating the pros and cons I have decided to take a huge leap of faith and open my own Vampire Penguin shop.

There are only 3 Vampire Penguins in the state of Florida, hopefully 4 soon. I am looking to open a shop in Wesley Chapel, a very lucrative and booming area. The location of the shop would be where the average yearly household income is $100,000 and an average of more than 65,000 travel the main road of this location on a daily basis. There is no doubt in my mind that this business will soar and profitability will be through the roof. 

 

Money is the barrier, so I am looking for creative ways to obtain this dream. I will need to secure licensing which is $20,000. Once licensing is secured no other Vampire Penguin will be able to build within my designated zone, thus reducing inter-company competition and market saturation. I would then need to secure an additional $60,000 for location build out, equipment, furniture, signage, advertising, payroll, and product. 

 

This dream is so close to being a reality, I really just need generous backers like you to help me tackle the last hurdle. Any and all backers will be recognized in some way as a thank you, some options could be a plaque that will permanently hang in the shop, acknowledgement on our business website and/or our FaceBook page once we are operational. Thank you in advanced for taking time to support this endeavor. 

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Public acknowledgement via business Facebook page, via business website, a Vampire Penguin logo T-shirt (designs may vary from the image shown)

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500.00 USD
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Public acknowledgement via business Facebook page, via business website, a Vampire Penguin logo T-shirt (designs may vary from the image shown), and recognition via a plaque to hang in shop

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1,500.00 USD
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Public acknowledgement via business Facebook page, via business website, a Vampire Penguin logo T-shirt (designs may vary from the image shown), recognition via a plaque to hang in shop, as well as an additional "surprise" recognition gift.

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New port richey, FL
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Public acknowledgement via business Facebook page

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Public acknowledgement via business Facebook page and business website

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200.00 USD
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Public acknowledgement via business Facebook page, via business website, a Vampire Penguin logo T-shirt (designs may vary from the image shown)

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500.00 USD
Monetary Contribution

Public acknowledgement via business Facebook page, via business website, a Vampire Penguin logo T-shirt (designs may vary from the image shown), and recognition via a plaque to hang in shop

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1,500.00 USD
Monetary Contribution

Public acknowledgement via business Facebook page, via business website, a Vampire Penguin logo T-shirt (designs may vary from the image shown), recognition via a plaque to hang in shop, as well as an additional "surprise" recognition gift.

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