My name is Pepper and I want to buy a Custom Picture Framing business. I've been Framing since 1998 when I got a job at California Frame Ups in the Sunvalley Mall. I instantly fell in love with the work as it was the perfect combination of art and working with my hands. In the upscale frame shop I spent 10 years, my entrepreneur owner told me that of all his employees (since 1972) I was the one he thought best suited to run my own business.
I have been looking for an opportunity to do just that ever since.
I finally found one!! There is a pre-existing business that specialises in creating frames out of reclaimed barn wood. It's a small family run business and all the equipment is included. We're negotiating a turn-key agreement. Now all I need is the capital.
That's where you come in. Through the generosity of family, friends, and friends of friends, along with my own nest egg. I may be able to scrape together to buy this business without taking on a huge, life-long loan. I am not a big fan of accruing the kind of interest that banks like to charge. I'd rather be treated like a person, not a number.
I am even willing to make your contribution as a (no interest? low interest?) loan if you prefer. As long as your contribution through Gofundme is not anonymous, feel free to contact me about eventual repayment, and we can talk about options. I am also more than happy to have anyone who can come to the North San Fransisco Bay Area stop by my shop and take the value of your donation off your first custom picture framing order.
I have been searching and saving for 10 years to have this opportunity and now it is within my grasp. Since the birth of my child I've been itching to make it happen and this opportunity is too perfect to pass up just because I'm a little short on cash. Please help me pull together the last of what I need.
Keep tabs as I plan to add some photos when I get them ready.