Tyler Smith is a customer of mine from Woodstock, Illinois. He writes…
“Steve, as a subscriber to your newsletter and a customer of your “Carts of Cash” book (Hot Dog Biz 101) I wanted to email you to let you know about my project. A friend of mine from high school and I are trying to get a cart up and running this summer in Woodstock, IL. When we started making plans we looked to a website called Kickstarter.com.
We wrote a brief description about our idea and and made a pro video (my business partner is in the film industry,lucky me!), we launched the project 3 days ago and the results have been astonishing! I wanted to share this website with you and all the fellow “doggers” out there. It’s making our dreams come true faster than we could have ever imagined!
If you could please share the fact that there is an outlet like this to support start-up businesses of all types out there I think it might get more people’s wheels turning. Below is a link to our particular project, if you would like to share it with your subscribers that would be wonderful! Backers can submit as much or as little as they would like and we are on the fast track to getting our project going! When we reach our goal we will be ordering your plans to get our cart built and on the streets of our beautiful city.
- “Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Every week, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.
- A new form of commerce and patronage. This is not about investment or lending. Project creators keep 100% ownership and control over their work. Instead, they offer products and experiences that are unique to each project.
- All or nothing funding. On Kickstarter, a project must reach its funding goal before time runs out or no money changes hands. Why? It protects everyone involved. Creators aren’t expected to develop their project without necessary funds, and it allows anyone to test concepts without risk.
- Each and every project is the independent creation of someone like you. Projects are big and small, serious and whimsical, traditional and experimental. They’re inspiring, entertaining and unbelievably diverse. We hope you agree… Welcome to Kickstarter!”