ALL SMALL BUSINESSES MATTER!
Nearly three years ago, we created a 501c3 to help entrepreneurs build a stronger Community economy from within. The COVID 19 pandemic has re-enforced the value of what we started. and now rioting inthe streets has multiplied why what we are doing has to succeed. We have the formula and need money to begin the funding effort for local entrepreneurs in every city we will be entering. Orlando is our first city, with three more on the way. We pay all the taxes, but this pandemic has shown that we have less control than we should. And now we see the Government may not be able to protect us as they should during these riots. The only way to put ourselves back in control is to create our own wealth and financial power sufficient to wield the type of influence we need. We believe creating local entrepreneurs is the path that gets us there that becomes a self sustaining mechanism to make communities more responsive to our needs. We must become more than tools to be used when needed by politicians' next campaigns.
Real Second Chance has been helping those who need a second chance, by helping them become successful entrepreneurs. We began our efforts by helping distressed women, and then expanded to men. Our focus is ex-felons, homeless, drug addicts and rape victims. We have helped many and touched many more lives in our Town Hall Meetings. Our Community knows we care. Our actions have proved that. And now, we have expanded to helping youth entrepreneurs as well as those who are trying to survive the Covid-19 crisis.
In these last few years, we have seen a major need go unfilled. After our entrepreneurs receive money from family and friends to get started, there is a huge gap to get major funding from venture capitalists and other sources. Struggling entrepreneurs often need money for simple things, like an extra graphics computer, a plane ticket to an important business conference, an online course that is vital to their success, new office space, etc. These are not large amounts, but when the entrepreneur doesn't have access, that small amount can be the difference between continuing businesses or just giving up in frustration. When you consider, each entrepreneurial business contributes $300,000 annually to its local economy, on average, it is vital that funds to continue are available. And, now with the Covid-19 virus, we fear that up to 50% of small businesses may fail in the next 18 months, affecting 22% of America's GDP.
ALL SMALL BUSINESSES MATTER!
If ever we needed entrepreneurs to be successful, IT IS NOW. Local Communities must grow and create their own wealth. We must help those in trouble and if necessary, help replace those who can't make it. We need everyone to be part of this. This is about us, our country and the communities we live in.
We are all part of the private sector. We can’t rely on Governments to solve business problems, because they are so removed from our personal day to day lives. In too many cases they are too busy with politics and their own futures.
Complaining does us no good. We must do something, and that is what our CEO efforts are about. We can build from within, without Government help, and the sooner we do that, the better off all of us will be. Anyone who contributes and/or would like to form a Chapter of Real Second Chance and the CEO fund in their own cities, should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are now beginning to roll out cities, which your contributions will help us do. And, we want and need like-minded people with us.
Please help us and please join in making ourselves and our communities stronger than ever.