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    Talking Finally owning my own business

    Hello! A lot of you don't know me but I'm so excited that I want to tell everyone and everything about this!

    So I'm finally buying my own business! Thanks to the help of my aunt and amazing boyfriend and my friend who's selling me the business. It's a drive thru coffee stand!

    I've been in the coffee industry since I've gotten out of the Army since it was the only job I was able to get that would accommodate my injuries. I've loved it. We're literally like cheap psychiatrists to some people and cheap mental health to others. The thing I hated though, has always been how they are ran. I've literally been made to work 14 days straight with only 1 day off and then have my hours cut because I wasn't a big enough sports/football fan. Not kidding. And I've literally been fired for not being a skank. But I've also been tipped over 600$ from 1 person for being their only friend and for putting care into their the creation of their drinks and food items. I love the people more than I do the job so I've stuck by crap circumstances just to be able to see the multitude of faces on a daily basis to make sure everyone leaves happy.

    So for the last literal year, I've been trying to open up my own stand in my home town. The permitting fees have cost me over 3.5 k and they're trying to have us get more along with more paperwork. I'm almost on the line of saying fuck it but I'm already in debt for that stand and it's only 7 minute from my house. We can't even build yet because the contractors that we're getting the building from won't do it without a permit and they're the only ones who will build it for a decent price. Plus it doesn't help that we're literally 1 block from city hall and they drive by the location every day. :, ( It's a struggle that many have given up on but I am not although it is costing me quite a bit financially.

    But my boyfriend mentioned about buying another existing stand and a friend's stand popped into my head. So I called him and he's willing to finance me the stand! So I'll be back in work and back to work before my main stand which is now on the back burner, gets built.

    I'm so excited just to be able to work again. I've also got some really awesome girls on my team as well. I have girls who always want to improve themselves and who are willing to learn and grow with me. That was also always the issue with the stands I used to work for as well. I would do everything except make the final decision on hiring or payroll and scheduling. But i would have all the responsibilities of an owner without the title. So you can see why I'm super stoked about finally being able to start my own legacy.


    If anyone's interested in reading more or donating, here's the go fund me link:

    www.gofundme.com/espressostand

    If anyone's willing to like a random page and rate us at 5 stars just cause , here's the Facebook page!

    www.facebook.com/Espresso.Tea.Smoothies

    Anyways just wanted to tell everyone my good news!

    Also if I can afford it, because the stand is currently doing really bad right now is why he's willing to sell it to me, I'm going to open up and fund my own charity organization because there's nothing bigger than being able to help others who need a helping hand. And animals. I love all my furry and non furry critters. Well, most of them at least. Anyways thanks for reading! I know everyone has their own story but I hope you've enjoyed this literary aspect of my life.

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    I've been following meilyns progress on Facebook and I honestly am super proud of her! The Starbucks mermaid has some competition!
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    Congratulations, Meilyn! I love seeing women entrepreneurs reach out and grab their dreams. I just contributed to your GoFundMe campaign.

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    Those coffee stands in Seattle are my absolute favorite! Will you be working there yourself?
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    Congratulations!! That is wonderful to hear. Just gave your page a like and a 5 star review.
    That 5 star review i gave you in advance
    I have never been to the US but once my hubby and i have enough money he wants to go there for a long holiday to see his family again and we are planning a road trip.
    It would be absolutly great if we could come by in Washington.
    I am no coffee drinker but i love love love tea and off course hot coco and i see you have tea so i would love to come by and try some!
    Wishing you all the luck in the world with the business!
    And if you ever are in need of advice or are thinking of ways to promote the business you can always ask us on the forum.
    I know there are a lot of creative people on the forum who will have great ideas so that we can help each other out.

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    Yay coffee!! I'm excited for you! I've had a similar idea in my head for a couple of years for a stand or food truck. It kind of began as a joke, but it might actually be a great idea. Yours is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalani View Post
    Those coffee stands in Seattle are my absolute favorite! Will you be working there yourself?
    Yes it'll help save on employee costs until further notice.

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    And thank you everyone!

    And hey! Starfish! If you ever go for it, do a stand and not a food truck. Espresso stand style food trucks don't do so well but the drive thru's are spectacular sometimes!

    Thank you so much Galene!

    Adalira, if you ever find yourself coming to washington, make sure it's during the spring/summer (may-July months) here. That's when the weather's best with the most festivities around every town

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    Yay! I'll have to drive by next summer, but you'll have to make me a mean smoothie
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    We use actual frozen fruits in our smoothies instead of ice

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    Good to know! And I want a smoothie! And a latte!

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    Grats!

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    Sometimes starting a business is easier than running it. That's why if the business is completely customer-related it's better to outsource customer support right away to saas customer support outsourcing it will definitely be a success. Because it will save costs on staff and their training. And the company will bring satisfied customers and profits.

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    After years of dreaming and hard work, I finally own my own business! As an entrepreneur, I'm always looking for ways to streamline my operations and make my business more efficient. That's why I've been exploring the world of automated trading.


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