Funding A New Beginning
Honey Moon Chocolates is participating in a crowdfunding opportunity starting May 9, 2017.
Haley and I are over the moon with the prospect of making our business, Honey Moon Chocolates a reality. This Spring, we were awarded the Illinois Wesleyan University Entrepreneurial Fellowship and have used the guidance and funding to get pretty far in the process. However, we still need a little help to get officially up and running. Asking for more funding via crowdfunding offers us a dynamic opportunity to grow our fan base while still being able to reward contributors for their pledged dollar amount. Crowdfunding, for those that don't know, rewards donors for donating to a certain cause (Honey Moon Chocolates in this case). Our crowdfunding campaign will launch May 9th and continue for 30 days. Our goal is $30,000, which will fund the successful launch of Honey Moon Chocolates. The distribution of funds is depicted in a Pie Chart below. We will mainly be using the funds to rent a kitchen and become legally licensed to sell our chocolate, as well as pay for our the first few months of operating costs. Donations will not go unanswered as ALL donors will be inducted into Honey Moon's "Wall of Fame" at our future storefront. As donation amounts increase, we will be rewarding donors in an appropriate manner. Perks can be seen here.
This opportunity will fund kitchen rent, utilities, supplies, storage, ingredients, and wide variety of necessities to get started. We will be operating in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois and distributing our bars through physical locations (TBA) as well as on our online site.
Thank you all for the support and kind words!!