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: Rebecca Hunter
I am a 24 year old mother of two wonderful children. I have a 3 year old son named Christopher Gabriel and a beautiful daughter named Alyssa Ann. I became a mother quit young in my life and had to substitute a lot of my wants and needs for the wants and needs of my children. As I sit and watch my children grow up I want them to have all the experiences I had as a child plus so much more.
So I thought about opening my own business. I thought to myself, I would be able to provide for my children the way that they needed as they grew up. I started to work at the young age of 12 just so that I could pay for my dance classes. There were way too many kids in our family for my mom and dad to pay. So for me I would like to have that option open for my children. I want to be able to give my children all the experience they want and need. I have been in dance my whole life. Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, Dance Companies that I took in and out of High School. So in the back of my mind I always dreamed of opening my own dance studio. Well about two years ago I started to write a business plan. Then I look at all of the studios I have been apart of and I thought to my self I would never want to compete against these people they are my teachers, my friends and some my family. So Why not open a studio where they can all come and compete in front of a live audience. But why stop at dancers? We want dancers, singers, comedians, magicians, models and anyone else that has a talent they want to share. So it took me two years to write a business plan for Curtain Call, a Performing Arts Dinner Theater.
I thought if I come up with a business plan that blows people away I will have no problem opening my business. Well I was wrong. I have tried every SBA Loan possible. Now what they don’t tell you about SBA loans is that you have to have a dollars worth of collateral to back up your loan. Well if I had that I really wouldn’t need an SBA loan now would I . I am in the process of writing a grant. Which if you have any idea is not an easy process.
So the reason behind this article is to see if anyone one out there has any input what so ever one what my next step should be. I would love to hear from anyone and everyone just to know what you think about my idea. If you would like to come and perform at this theater let me know! If you want to be in the audience and you love my ideas let me know! If you want to learn more I can e-mail you more info or you can check out my website.
Thank you for the time you spent to read my article and I hope in some way we can both benefit from this.