A little help with a growing business!

Back in July of 2012 I started a small cookie business selling interesting botanical shortbread cookies(rosemary/ginger, brown sugar/pecan and lemon/basil). During the holiday season, I also offered German stollen(Christmas bread) with growing success(100 loaves in 2012).i premiered my cookies in the gift shop of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and soon had a small following(the rosemary/ginger proved to be the favorite)!
In the Spring of 2013 I even got my cookies into Stone Mountain Park here in the Atlanta area(over 6,000 cookies for the first order). Also my cookies were accepted at Whole Foods in Atlanta.
Earlier that Spring I found out that I had cancer(in my nasal passage) and started chemotherapy. The chemo has taken it's tole on my ablitiy to sustain, but things are getting much better. I am responding well to chemo(just starting my third round of six the first of August) and building up my endurance! Cancer update: January 2014. The cancer has returned to my nasal passage and I had a mass removed on the 9th of January. Just began a new chemo rotation yesterday(Jan. 22). It is now the middle of March('14) and I am going thru my last chemo in the coming week. New scans in early April, but I think it will be months before the fatigue
has subsided. Will keep all postwed.
News update: my nasal cancer returned for the 3rd time in August of 2014. It is now the middle of September and I have been thru another set of radaition and chemotherapy. I am now waiting for results (next scan is October 22, 2014). Let's hope for the best!
Update: January 2015. I have been out of treatment for 4 months now and during great. My enenry level is up to about 85%. Back in June of 2014 I stopped producing my cookie line, but had great success with German stollen for the 2014 holiday season. I will expand my stollen production for holiday 2015!

I aM trying to raise money to 1. create a cash flow to pay for the continuing costs of running the business 3. to have cash to pay for the production of the Christmas stollen(I may try to market the stollen for other holidays such as Easter and Mother's Day in 2014). I would love your feedback on this site.

Thank You,

Chef Phil
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