I've spent the last year+ working on the loans, plans, permissions, licenses, and anything else you can think of to make this bakery cafe thing take off. And then 4 weeks ago when finally FINALLY we had all our little ducks lined up in a row, the bank called to say
Yeah, about that loan. The good news? You've finally been approved! The bad news? It's just that we now have NO MONEY to lend you. NONE.Well, ok then.
So we set out to find another bank. We've been completely approved by the SBA and other government entities. We just need a private bank - you know, one that has money - that is willing to partner with the government to make it happen. (yeah, wish me luck there...)
As it turns out, this is not a particularly good time in economic history to get a loan for a start-up business.
And so here we (and the 22 jobs we'd like to create) sit, waiting for something to break loose.
Something besides my brain, I mean.