Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Crowd Funding - Bella Vita & Kiva Zip

 Some of you may know that I have confirmed and reserved a booth at the Dallas Market Center for the gift show in January 2014. This is a big step for Bella Vita and hopefully a good one. I want to grow the wholesale side of my business in 2014 and this is the first step in doing so. I chose the Dallas Market because it is close to home and the most affordable for a first timer. 
In conjunction with this big business adventure, I have been approved for a Kiva Zip loan. Learn more about Kiva Zip by following this link. Receiving the loan would allow for me to hire out photography and graphic design as well as help pay for new display items for a wholesale show and booth fees.
 I have actually already started planning my new displays and a few of the tables have already been constructed by Perrodin Supply Company in Springdale, Arkansas. I hope to be able to support other small businesses and artists for the rest of my display needs.

 I've never dived into the crowd funding waters before. Kiva Zip is different than most because I will pay the interest free loan back if it is 100% funded! That means any money you lend, you WILL get back.

You can find my loan page here on Kiva's website here: https://zip.kiva.org/loans/2074?utm_campaign=loan_fundraising&utm_source=zip&utm_medium=system
You can read all about me and my loan and my Trustee, the fabulous Ellie Roy from Argenta Bead Company!

Please email me with any questions! brandy.elizabeth@gmail.com
If you are a small business or artist or non profit interested in learning more I would be happy to chat with you about my experience thus far.
And, as always, if you lend, please know how grateful I am!