And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

This week...
I crunched lots of budget numbers...
I wrote over 10 pages of stuff for the 501(c)3 application and the business plan...
We had real conversations with 4 people in the neighborhood...
I worked 3 days at the Common Cup...

Check out our brochures being delivered in print today!

Writing from the South Loop...

I'm currently sitting at the Caribou Coffee at 8th and Wabash. I am NOT condoning Caribou - this just highlights the fact that there are no independently owned coffee shops in the South Loop. But that is changing...

In the past week:
(1) we moved into our new home in the heart of the south loop (we unpacked already!);
(2) I visited 3 local banks to find out information about opening a business account (at one bank I talked with a lady for 30+ minutes about everything from banking to religion - very cool);
(3) felt like a real *barista* while working at the Common Cup; and
(4) had an awesome prayer meeting at the new apartment.

There's much more to do:
(a) I have a rough draft of the Bylaws to finish.
(b) I have a few pages of the 501(c)3 application completed.
(c) There's lots of money to raise.
(d) The business plan still has a couple holes to fill in.

Most urgent prayer request: God has put it on my heart to pray for $250,000 from wherever/whomever He'd like to provide from... I've committed to audaciously praying for this provision while still working very hard to raise it from various places over time. Will you join me in praying that God will provide for this venture with $250,000??? (I know how crazy this sounds.)

first day working at home

Today is my first day working all day from home on stuff for the coffee bar. Currently, I’m working a lot on our 501(c)3 application and the Bylaws. I’ve also been doing some networking, following up with our graphic designer and working on our first newsletter. I have a long to-do list to work through.

Our biggest need right now: $750 for the 501(c)3 application fee.
Related Posts with Thumbnails