I’ve had several startups and many failed or have not taken off due primarily to lack of funds.
I am presently working and have been working all my life since I graduated university but I have this thought of being able to start my own business while still having a regular means of income. Some of the companies I’ve been into were startups and I was able to drive it successfully.
As for my own, I was usually with a few friends together in starting a company. It could be better to start on my own but I don’t have enough funds. I have 4 kids all studying in universities from high school to college. I may avail (this year) of an early retirement from my job as a Manager just to be able to pay up some debts and start a business.
I have a few projects in the pipeline and all will need more funds with one as capital intensive. Here are a few of those projects to share with.
1. Facebook marketing a health product – I’m involved in a team that has now 3 on staff, always on the computer to check and answer queries on a specific product. We need more funding to boost with higher exposure and more inquiries.
2. Software application – I am on a team of 4 that is working now on an application for transport and logistics delivery within our province. We need more funds to proceed for marketing redevelopment of marketing tools and subsidy for some freebie items for the transport group that will carry and use the app with the public.
3. School for kids – this one is my project for my family as a business. It is capital intensive and needs more financial backup. I don’t have contacts for VCs on this venture.
Anyhow, I’m just sharing here (my first time) to reach out for some benevolent people who can help out with my plans.
I am from the Philippines and do not come from a well-funded family. I am a Civil Engineer by profession with a passion for technology – particularly IT and software development – and online marketing.
For those who may be able to help, keep in touch by email and with your replies here. I can show you my profile on LinkedIn and Facebook for integrity and background check. Will ensure to reply. No scams, please.
Thank you for listening to my story. Cheers!