Viet Nam Vet needs help launching a business, can you help?
For those of you that may not know me, I am a disabled Viet Nam vet with 10 years service in the U.S. Navy. I own & operate TomOHalloran.com which has 10,000 posts over the past 3 years, I also been doing the Patriot Radio Show for the past 2 years, and have recently done my 300th radio show. Find me on TuneIn or the Spreaker Podcast App.
The radio show, is a service for my country, I try to let people know what is happening in our country… This is not a paid position, I pay for the server and all costs. It takes about 4 hours a day for each show (1200 hours w/o pay for my 300 shows…) I have spent countless hours as a volunteer at the Local VFW, and at the local catholic church where my wife works as the Business manager. I have donated over 11 gallons of blood over the past several years.(platelets, actually). I have been generous with my time in service to others, but today, it is myself that am in need.
With the economy being what it is, my attempt last year to launch Tomball Computer was a disappointment. I tried to do it on a shoestring budget, but with a computer repair business, even when you are constantly spending money to get your name out there, no matter how much people recognize your name, they will not call until their computer is dead or near dead and you spend 95% of your time sitting around waiting for the phone to ring.
I recently studied for, took and passed the Texas State Insurance License exam. I am now licensed to sell Insurance In Texas and Ohio. My New Mexico License is expected to be approved this next week.
I am, at the age of 62, launching a new venture, ePolicyPlus.com Now, I will be in control of my income, and if I want to make more money, I just make more calls to qualified leads. The company that I work with sends out cards to everyone that buys a house, and when the cards are returned with the people Indicating that they would like information about our Mortgage protection policies, we call them and present our program.
The problem two fold: First, these leads cost money (the old “You have to spend money to make money”….) and secondly,…. I don’t have this money.
I need to “prime the pump” as they say… Buying $400 of leads each week (at $18 each) should net me roughly 3 sales at an average $1,000 commission each.
It takes 2-4 weeks for the polices to be approved, underwritten and paid. So I will not see any income for the first 30 days, but after that, the commissions will come in on a regular basis, and I know that I can sell this, as I sold insurance for years back when I was a young man in the Navy.
- I went to get a “Title Loan” on my old (and paid off) truck today, but those predatory lenders charge a 210% interest rate, and I could not bring myself to sign the agreement…
- If I borrowed $2000, I would have to pay them back $4,200 even if I paid the loan back in 6 months. This is hardly a sound business plan….
- I could sell my truck, but I’d need to discount it rather steeply for a quick sale, I’d lose a grand there, then when things got rolling, I’d have to buy another truck and I’d be back to payments and paying interest….
I need to ask my friends, fellow Christians and brother veterans to do what they can to help me get going. I have never in 42 years of my working life taken welfare, and I’m not about to start now, but I cannot do this w/o some help. I am looking to borrow $2,000. I will have this fully paid back in 4 months (probably 2 or 3) and will pay 25% interest to those that are in a position to help me.
I am looking to borrow $2,000. I will have this fully paid back in 4 months (probably 2 or 3) and will pay 25% interest to those that are in a position to help me.
- Loan me $100 I pay you back $125
- Loan me $500 I pay you back $625
- Loan me $1,000 I pay you back $1,250
- Loan me $2,000 I pay you back $2,500
I do not need, nor will I accept any more than this, as I know that this will give me enough runway to get my business off the ground.
I thank you for what ever you can do to help. If you cannot help me financially, I’d appreciate a prayer.