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Did you ever have a great idea or invention that you wanted to share with others?

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So what happened?  Did you put your idea on the back burner or did you make it into a business?

Before I tell you what I did, let me give you a little background.  On December 11th 1988, I suffered a severe stroke which left me totally physically disabled.  In other words, I can’t walk, I can’t speak well, I only have the use of my right arm, I rely on others to care for me daily, and I haven’t been able to work for the last 29 years. BUT on the other hand, I have two college degrees – Engineering Technology CAD Design and the other in Graphic Design & Multi-Media.  I should also mention this took eight years of schooling and attending four different colleges. I did graduate with Honors with an average GPA of 3.85. Even though I have defeated many other tall obstacles that were in my path there are two things that I haven’t been able to overcome; my physical disabilities and the barriers to becoming a successful entrepreneur.  The bottom line is, “I’m always in” and I won’t give up until I succeed.

Now, back to what I have done with my dream.

Product inventory for Cuddle Spoons, storage unit.

After I was convinced my idea was special, I had to create it. In order to do that, I dedicated months in research, trial and error and prototypes to develop my perfect spoon.  I was very pleased with how wonderfully they came out. I thought my dreams of creating the perfect spoon, one for EVERYONE to use and enjoy, were finally coming to life. It felt so real that I was starting to forget that I was disabled; in my case that was saying something!

Three years later reality is now sinking in and it hurts. I’m still disabled and I really can’t run this business on my own.  Every day I write to celebrities, T.V. talk shows, investors, well known influential people, you name it I’ve done it countlessly. 

I have learned, the painfully hard way, that without knowing the right people or having the right connections to help, this is going to be a long hard road to travel.   I can’t just get out and meet people because I can’t drive or speak well.  Those are obstacles I really need someone to help me overcome.

With all that said, I really do believe that Cuddle Spoons is worth the effort, not just for me, but for those who have and will benefit from them.

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Thanks for giving me some time and if you would like to join me on my journey of making my dream a successful business, I would like to connect with you. I won’t ask for anything but your time and skills to help me build Cuddle Spoons. I have everything needed for the business to operate; the only thing I really need to make this rewarding is some help. I have over 9,000 sets in inventory and all the shipping supplies.  What I need is the marketing strategies and the influential connections.

Ken Vantroba – Cuddle Spoons

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