I'm raising funds to build CO2 Laser Cutter/ Engraver. I live in a small town In rural Iowa with my wife and 2 kids . We live about 30 miles away from everything, groceries, shopping, and work. Most of the time this isn't a problem. We get by the best that we can often paycheck to paycheck. But at the end of the day there is just nothing left. December of 2019 was the first time I can remember still having $120 in our checking account on a payday and that was to make sure the kiddos had a good Christmas. We were on track to make 2020 are best year so far, and then Covid happened. I work as a cook in a small restaurant and my wife is a cashier at the local gas and convenience store, both had to shutdown for a few months which left a Struggling to get by harder than ever. Recently celebrated my 38th birthday then decided the best gift I could ever give myself would be to see my children graduate college. There are very few opportunities in my area to persevere and even fewer to succeed. Starting my own business would give me an opportunity to do that very thing. I intend to start a small laser cutting, engraving, and etching business to hopefully grow and eventually become self sustaining giving me and my family the opportunity to reach our dreams not just reaching for them. Your small contribution will go so unbelievably far to making this dream a reality. There is a large demand for laser work and few provides. The ready builted machines for China are small and mass production often with flaws or improper parts and needing immediate replacement and upgrades and a week laser sold at an astounding markup and outrageously shipping costs. For roughly the same price I can bulid a mechine with a much larger work surface and more powerful, higher quality laser, purpose built to put out high quality work for day one. Thank you for your consideration.
- Brianne Benedict