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.
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.
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.