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You Can Help Fun Coast Bartending Grow!

Since 2009, through Kiva, I have made micro-loans to businesses & entrepreneurs around the world.  My loans have helped people in Sierra Leone, El Salvador, Uganda, and South Sudan.   Loans through Kiva help bakers buy supplies, mechanics buy tools, shopkeepers buy goods, and more.  My loans have always been paid back and I have always paid them forward to another business.  Kiva is an organization I believe and and am proud to support.

Recently, Kiva launched its Zip Loans program.  This program allows entreprenuers in more established areas like the United States to receive loans from Kiva lenders.  I am very excited to have been selected as a worthy business in this character-driven program.

Zip loans from Kiva are interest and collateral free.  YOU are my collateral!   The program will only post a loan for public funding after the applicant receives a few loans from his or her personal network.   This shows them that my friends & colleagues believe in me and my business.   There is no minimum amount that has to be raised, just a minimum number of lenders.  When I reach the pre-determined amount of lenders, my loan will become publicly funded and Fun Coast Bartending will be able to soar!

What is the purpose of this loan?

Like many entrepreneurs, there is a thin line between business and personal finance. This loan will provide a buffer, helping to limit the occasions when personal funds have to be used to pay for fixed costs and event supplies.

This loan wil help me pay off exisiting business costs and certify an additonal TIPS trainer. This will allow us to expand the training side of the business, ensuring that local servers of alcohol and businesses employing them are doing so in a responsible manner.

For as little as $25(which is repaid), you can help me take Fun Coast Bartending to the next level.    If you are able to help me get into the public funding stage, please click over to my loan page here:  https://zip.kiva.org/loans/15621/i/1u80

Can’t help financially? No one understands better than me!   Maybe you can take a moment to share this post with your network.   Mahalo nui loa for your time.  See you soon at a party near you!

Mark “TikiTender” Woods

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Help Me Take Fun Coast Bartending To The Next Level

About Fun Coast Bartending

Fun Coast Bartending is an event bartending, training, and consulting company based near Daytona Beach, Florida.  I launched this company in April of 2012 and am looking forward to expanding!

We need a new office!

I am raising money to cover the costs of moving into a new office. Currently, I do business from home and using my “mobile office” at coffeeshops and cafes.  Rent, fees, and office equipment add up quickly and I need a little boost.  Having a visible storefront will allow me to expand the training portion of my business and provide more jobs for my staff! Every dollar is valuable.  In fact, if all of my twitter followers alone invested $1 I would be able to move into my office!   If you want to invest more than a dollar, I have a few rewards for your investment.

Other Ways You Can Help

No one knows better than me that money is tight.  Why else would I be here asking friends and strangers to invest in my business?  If you can’t afford to give money, you can help by making noise about my business.  Share this with YOUR network using the Indiegogo sharing tools.

Thank you so much!!

Mark

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Do You Need Another Reason To Like Zac Brown?

It appears that Zac Brown Band & TikiTender have something in common.  We both support Soles4Souls!  (Check the link on the front page of tikitender.comSoles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. The charity distributes these shoes to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 14 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently donating one pair every 7 seconds.) The shoes have been distributed to people in over 127 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States.

ZBB and Gander Mountain have partnered to create the Southern Ground store.  As a special bonus, purchase the hat you see above and 7 pairs of shoes will be donated to Soles4Souls.   Big ups to Gander Mountain and Zac Brown Band!

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