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Help me remodel & purchase supplies for my shuttle bus!

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Update! We've purchased a shuttle bus. It's a great way to get me on the road as soon as possible. My journey starts May 6th.

I am still raising money for supplies like a portable AC unit from EcoFlow that will work seamlessly with my EcoFlow 2700W Battery Generator, and 160W Portable Solar Panel. But there is so much more to be done and other supplies are needed to help make the journey easier until I have $$ for a remodel.

Work to be done:
Fix the electrical and add wiring for lights.
Add plumbing
Reframe the entire bus
Insulation
New walls and flooring
Fix the back door
Reinstall a platform bed
Create a small kitchen area with a sink, stove, and cabinets.
Composting toilet
Solar
MaxAir Fan
Diesel Heater

First and foremost, thank you for looking at my GoFundMe. I appreciate your taking a few minutes of your time to do so.

After 3 years of trying to regrow Greens Gone Wild, post-COVID, I've realized that I need to travel full-time with my dogs and lots of product. Sales stops and demos are where I thrive! On average I'm able to invoice around $2k each time I'm away. BUT, the overhead of dog care, hotel, gas, car, rent, and apt bills are killing most of the profits I make from these sales trips. My best trip to date totaled $3.2k in sales during a 5-day trip. Additionally, when I'm on these sales trips, it would be helpful not to return to Denver between each trip. Instead, once a month, we will restock and demo at our local accounts. Our bars sell incredibly well throughout the Rocky Mountain Region but I need to be the face people see.

There is plenty of floor space for the dogs and cat.
I'm never gone all day for my demos so the dogs won't be left alone for more than 3 hours at a time.

This bus will save me and my business. It's been an incredibly dark 2023. I don't want to give up my dream of making the best bars on the market. We have our sights on protein powders too! Additionally, I've landed a part-time job with a local female-owned distribution company, Brandwith Connections. She currently serves the front range. This van will allow me to help her business grow along with many of the other 27 products (all small businesses like me) grow too! It's truly a win for our CPG community.

Below is my GGW Roadmap for 2024. Help me secure this van so I can achieve our goals! It would mean the world to me, my business partner, my family, and my dogs.

GGW 2024 Roadmap
Areas of Focus:
GGW Website, Wholesale, Amazon, Distributors

*Cities of focus in Colorado:
Denver, Boulder, Vail, Breck, Silverthorn, Dillon, Frisco, Edwards, Beaver Creek, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Ouray, Durango, Telluride, Carbondale, Steamboat Springs, Crested Butte, Mountain Village, Aspen

*Cities of focus not in Colorado:
Utah- Park City, Ogden, Salt Lake City
Wyoming- Alta, WY, Jackson Hole
Idaho- Sun Valley, Ketchum, Boise
Montana- Bozeman, Whitefish
*More to come depending on growth

How:
Travel Full-time (Van Life), Demos, Sales, Events, Cold Emailing/Calling/Drop-Ins, Marketing, Google Ads, SEO, Networking, CRM, Hand Written Notes, SMS Marketing, Ambassador Program, Outsource Certain Admin Work

Breakdown:
Direct Sales
Q1: $300/wk Q2: $6000/wk Q3: $1000/wk Q4:$1600/wk
Increase direct orders on GGW Website through SEO, Google Ads, Networking, SMS Marketing, Events, Social Media, Van Life Journey, Ambassador Program

Wholesale
Sales Goal- Q1: $1500/wk Q2: $2000/wk Q3: $2500/wk Q4:$3000/wk
New Accounts- Q1: 4/wk Q2: 6/wk Q3: 8/wk Q4: 4/wk
Markets/Grocery Stores, Cafes & Coffee Shop, Sports Apparel/Rental Stores
Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, Clarks, REI, Epic Mountain Sports, Vail Resorts, & many more

Amazon Sales
Q1: $250/wk Q2: $500/wk Q3: $750/wk Q4:$1400/wk
Build Amazon Store Front and spend marketing $$ for better listing/more visibility

Distribution
Q1: $150/wk Q2: $300/wk Q3: $400/wk Q4:$500/wk
Q1 & Q2: Local distributors throughout the Rocky Mountain region
Brandwith Connections, Loco, & more TBD
Q3 & Q4: Nationwide distribution if it makes financial sense (KeHe or Unfi)

Weekly Schedule for Laura
Monday - Wednesday: 1 day for travel, 1 day for admin, 1 day off *Will fluctuate depending on weather & urgency of tasks
Thursday - Sunday: DEMOS + admin work sprinkled throughout.
2 demos per day or 1 all day demo depending on location
Ex. Durango & Denver have several accounts in each location so 2 demos per day
Ex. Ouray & Mountain Village each have 1 account and are secluded so 1 demo per day

Demo Schedule
Q1: Rotate between cities every 4-5 week Q2: 5-6 weeks Q3: 6-7 weeks Q4: Stay along the Front Range during the end of muddy season. Move into the mountains hitting our top accounts towards the end.

Weekly Schedule for Zach
Work almost full-time outside of the business to help keep our costs down
Shipping department until volume increases requiring us to outsource or pay Zach
Stay on top of inventory for all products and ingredients
Demos and events along the front range as needed
Admin work

Production Schedule
TBD & created by Zach

2024 Sales Goals
$201,000
*I have a spreadsheet that details the goals if you'd like to see it.

Thank you for making it this far! Any size contribution and sharing this campaign help. Have a wonderful day!

With deepest gratitude,
Laura



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