How to Start Your Own Business

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Dream, Do, Have – You have the tools to make it happen!

Transitioning  VS Beginning

Some entrepreneurs begin their careers owning their own business and others transition from employee status. Both have one thing in common and that is start-up capital. 

If a business owner thinks they started their business without any money invested, they are wrong. After all, time is money.

So, what do you do if you’re one of the many that REALLY wants to start their own business? What if you can’t find the path, don’t have the courage and you most certainly don’t have the funds? 

An absolute fact of reality and what it all boils down to is money. Even if money is only buying you the time to start the new business, it is a necessity to live. 

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6 Ways to Raise 

  1. Save – Highly unlikely but possible. Keep your expenses low, continue to make money employed, and save enough to launch a business. 
  2. Borrow – How’s your credit? Or better yet how’s your rich Uncle doing? 
  3. Investor – That guy you met, at that party, that one time a few months back? What’s his name again? You have his business card somewhere. Give him a call.
  4. Partner – The ideal candidate. Someone with money to invest, experience, and is ready to join you on your journey. Write up an agreement giving yourself sweat equity after the business turns a profit.
  5. Crowdfunding – You could literally start creating a fundraiser right now for free. Explain your concept. Present yourself as a serious business professional. Get creative and market your campaign. 
  6. Grant Funding – Search the internet for available grant funding. New business grants become available on a regular basis.
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The Point of This Blog

Approaching all of the above-mentioned “ways to raise” money may be your best bet. However, creating a YouHelp Fundraising Campaign is the one idea that you could start right now and still approach other avenues of raising capital.

A Few Things To Consider Before Starting A YouHelp Fundraiser

  • Campaign Details – Think of this as your “Elevator Pitch” or “Business Proposal.” Explain your business concept and how the money you raise will be spent.
  • About the Owner – This is your opportunity to briefly explain yourself as the “CEO” or “FOunder.” Remember to use a professional-looking picture of yourself.
  • Video – Video works great. Include an about video in the campaign details and create another for advertising. Be professional in your appearance.
  • Promotion – There are many ways to advertise your campaign. Send an email to to schedule a campaign strategy call.

Not only are you able to raise money with a YouHelp fundraiser but it can also help you create and explain the vision for your company.

Look at this fundraiser as your first advertisement, your first business plan, and a definite start to a new idea.

Any BIG Idea is a Great Reason to Start a Crowdfunding Campaign

YouHelp is a Place for Every Idea, Product or Service

Crowdfunding Made Simple for Everyone with YouHelp

YouHelp Out of the Box Crowdfunding Campaigns
Here at YouHelp we have many different types of crowdfunding campaigns going on at any given time – in fact; it’s our job. From Global Warming and Climate Change initiatives to Leukemia Research and even sending the underprivileged to college – we deal in it ALL. If you want to start a crowdfunding campaign of your own – YouHelp is the place for EVERYONE and EVERYTHING! No matter how big or small. No matter how wild, witty or fun. Today we want to discuss our more creative and ambitious side of crowdfunding campaigns and ideas that just came across our desk and into our fundraising cross hairs. In this blog we would like to highlight a few of the folks coloring outside the lines of the norm, the fun, the noteworthy and of course the unique. So here goes…

The Artist Formerly Known As….

Help crowdfund the life size statue of Prince Rogers Nelson.

Life Size Statue of Prince Rogers Nelson

Total Amount of Donations Needed: $12,000

$28,000 has already been raised toward the $40,000 total. For this amazing initiative any donation; or as much as you wish to donate will help us achieve the goal. No amount is too small or definitely too large… Read More

This is NOT a misprint and your eyes are NOT deceiving you. If you’re anywhere in the Henderson, MN area then your donation could most definitely award you the privilege and the eye candy of a life-size bronze statue of Mr. Purple Rain himself – The Artist Formerly Known As…Your favorite and mine…aka Prince.

Be some of the first donors to bring this dream to life for the good people of Henderson, MN and the campaign manager Kitty Hopkins. To learn more about Kitty Hopkins, the Prince Legacy Henderson Project or to keep an eye on this amazing campaign – CLICK HERE.

Dona…Dona…Donate Now…

Help to restore the historic Thomas the Train prop - the Magic Lady

Help Restore Historic Thomas the Train Prop – The Magic Lady!

Total Amount of Donations Needed: $30,000
$350 of the $30,000 has already been raised for this amazing campaign.
In December 2017, a large scale wooden train prop was utilized in the 2000 feature film Thomas the Magic Railroad. Following this, our organization refocused our mission from being a fan driven movement for an unreleased version of Thomas and the Magic Railroad to a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization educating the public about the vast history of railway representation in media…Read More.

Lights, Camera, Color – Thomas Train Prop Everyone! Now is your chance to bring this American icon back to life and restore the Magic Lady back to her former glory for EVERYONE to enjoy alike. You don’t need to be a Thomas the Train fan to love this piece of history. This is definitely eye candy for ALL to enjoy! Don’t pass up the chance to donate to this crowdfund and participate and support this amazing piece of art and history!

You can bring this dream to life for the good people of the area and the campaign manager Eric Scherer. To learn more about Eric Scherer, the Restore the Magic Lady Prop or to keep an eye on this amazing campaign – Click Here.

Be sure to visit both of the campaigns and get donating. These are worthy campaigns for anyone out there who’s ever had a dream they wanted to see come to life. Be a part of history in the making and the restoration of history which has already been made.

If you have an idea you’d like to bring to life, please visit the start page and begin your own campaign now! Click Here.

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We love you too! Take care and we’ll see you in the next episode!

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