Today is another big day for The Tree House – I have an appointment this morning with a financial adviser/accountant. This is great – really moving forwards. I know the figures I have may not impress him as much as they might, though! I am not good with figures. But I need to convince him that the business will work – something I really am convinced of, so I need to use that confidence to good effect!
I still need around £7000, I think, to put together a really strong case, so am also of course still looking for grants, cheap loans, rich benefactors… I know it will happen, though. I am determined to get the premises I have found, I never expected to find anything quite so perfect in the centre of Kenilworth, so I am pressing on (through the slush this morning!) in the belief that the money is there somewhere.
I am hoping that once I have seen the accountant, I will be in a position to register the business, and am also hoping to talk very soon to an organisation in Coventry that can help me set up the shop as a co-operative. Then I will be able to launch the shares, advertise properly in Kenilworth itself, and indeed in Warwickshire, to get the local community on board and involved.
So even if my business rookiedom fails to completely convince the accountant, I still believe wholeheartedly in the project – as a business, not just as something I think would be great to have in Kenilworth – and this morning will be an important step forward in bringing The Tree House to reality.
Please do what you can to spread the word, and let me know if you have any financial brainwaves for raising a few thousand pounds!