Help Doug Rebuild His Business

$200 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 2 people in 11 months

Thankfully to the kindness of friends, a favorable storm-path and a well-built 1960s era motel that I am currently living at, Hurricane Irma was only a nerve racking and brief interruption to my months-long efforts to rebound from being robbed of the Business I started in 2014. I am asking for your support to help me recover what I worked so hard to build.

The Business, HELP w/ Marketing Technology LLC, was valued at over $300,000 in December 2016. My business partner sold our assets and client agreements to another local Ad Agency with almost no notice and questionable legal maneuverings with the corporate entity. This happened after years of me being a successful Marketing Executive and Business Owner working with clients, employers and teams generating as much as 1,400%+ average annual revenue growth. 

Since the Sale, I have been working each day to find a way to restart a new version of the Business, afford legal action or find a job to resume my Marketing career. Nothing has panned out on any of these fronts yet as my personal resources have been depleted to nothing.  I am currently Homeless.  The Blogs on my LinkedIn profile describe all that I am doing to overcome this major life setback. This link will also give you an overview of my many Marketing, Technology and Business Management career accomplishments... Doug's LinkedIn Profile, Blogs & Recommendations 
I am now struggling to cover the basics. Food, Shelter and Uber rides to get to Meetings, Interviews and Networking events here in Tampa Bay. I need your support to fund a restart plan based on years of real-world Marketing Management experience to get back in business and promote my capabilities in ways I cannot currently afford. I am confident with $2,500 a month average, plus any income I earn from project work, I can cover these most basic living expenses while considerably turning-up the volume on my career networking and new business development efforts.

Why a Goal of $15k? My aim is to be able to fully establish the Business or land a great job offer within the 2017 fourth quarter timeframe. Thankfully this is the best time of the year to be looking for both. I will end this GoFundMe Campaign as soon as I start a new job or can pay myself from the new Company's revenues through adding one or two first client projects. Your funds will be carefully invested focused on helping me to re-launch the Business and/or continue my career and begin rebuilding my life as soon as I possibly can! 

As a Special Offer to anyone who donates $1,500 or more, I will offer you or someone you know with a website, a comprehensive set of custom actionable Marketing and Technical Recommendations for your Online Presence Including, Website, Social Media, Content Strategy and SEO / SEM.  The value of this advice will exceed the amount of your donation.  

Here are a couple of screenshots from my former company's Homepage where we offered these services...  

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Best day in many days! A dear friend made a road-trip today to visit me, signed up for the Website Recommendations "special offer" and spent the morning talking Online Marketing Strategy and helping me to the moon and back!! THANK YOU!!! You know who.
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If you want to make a dramatic positive difference in someone’s life buy them the proverbial Fishing pole.

That is the premise of the GoFundMe campaign I am launching tonight on Labor Day. My lost summer is over and I am starting a new chapter in my life. I am focused on finding people who want to pay me for my 30+ years of Marketing and Business Management expertise. I need your help accomplishing this through what I know best... Marketing Strategies and Growing Businesses. If you worked with me at any of my jobs or companies you know I can do this.

Please show me your support in this very tough time of my life.

Doug Richardson - 9/4/2017
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