Yesterday morning, Ann shared her recent mission:
She has been busy searching for a farm addition—a location that would allow her to expand her fabulous floral business and host dreamy rural weddings.
“We now have an opportunity to grow into an additional farm location that will support a you-cut flower garden, bridal and community floral classes, and small events like farm-to-table dinners by local chefs.”
But, as most of us know, making a major move in life (and business) can be daunting.
That’s why Ann has submitted her idea to Start Garden, a Michigan “seed fund” with a sensationally speedy turnaround.
Every week, this $15 million fund, founded by Amway heir Rick DeVos, gives $5,000 to two new ideas.
The Start Garden team picks one idea, and the second selection is the idea with the most endorsements from the general public (that means us!).
“We want to invest in what you like,” says Start Garden. “The type of idea we’re looking for is an idea that could, potentially, become a business.”
Selected start-ups receive an initial $5,000 in seed capital, and then they have a couple of months to prove their ideas before returning in person to compete for additional financing at a monthly event called Update Night.
(Kind of like the Shark Tank show, but not quite so … er … cutthroat).
This week, Ann Forrester is going for it, and she’s hoping you’ll lend a vote in her favor.
“Knowing the farmgirl way of thinking, I’m thanking you in advance for support!” she offers.
I’d say she knows us pretty well.
All you have to do is:
- visit this week’s line-up of 20 Start Garden ideas,
- go to IDEAS
- select Forrester Farm,
- and click “Endorse This Idea.”
The site will guide you through a simple sign-in process via Facebook, and then your vote will be official.
But, ACT FAST, because there are only 2 days left to help Ann seed her dream!
Who knows? Maybe next week you’ll set out to seed your own.