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I’m considering launching a charity…

I’m considering launching a charity after the business is making some money called Family Life Support. The charity will have the following goals:

  • Educate people at large about euthanasia, abortion, and other life issues.
  • Be a resource for pregnant, single women to help them get the support and help they need so they will not choose to abort their child(ren).
  • Be a resource for families looking for support for family issues.
  • Lobby governments for pro-life legislation and against legislation that will harm lives, especially those of the vulnerable (in the womb, elderly, etc.).

I’m hoping to launch it within a year of opening the business, but time and finances will tell when and if I launch this effort. I also will need the help of at least two others when I do launch it, because I know that I will not be able to do it on my own.

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Instead of relaunching Believe Beloved…

Instead of relaunching Believe Beloved with my roommate, we will be launching a social network centered around food and cooking called Sociable Chefs. It’s a smart decision, as it will be less of a target for those who don’t like religion and/or Christianity, but it doesn’t mean that we do not plan to have Christian influences in the site and the running of it and our company. The company will cost us about $1200 Canadian to launch (this includes things like getting a press release written and released, design of a logo, and the site’s software), but that doesn’t include the cost of hosting.

We both are looking forward to when we can launch this new social network for those who enjoy food and/or cooking. Watch my blog here for future announcements, and if you want to see it come sooner, consider donating via Paypal or Changetip (links are in the sidebar).

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I have an idea…

I have an idea of things handmade from clay that I could sell in a shop at the future Believe Beloved. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:

  • Pendants (crosses, open graves, fish)
  • Nativity sets
  • Bunny candle holders
  • Bunny pencil holders
  • Snowman clocks
  • Cookie jars
  • Animal-shaped banks
  • Scenes from the Bible

Some of the items would only sell well probably during certain times of the year (like the Nativity sets) whereas other items would sell year-round. If I could make a steady side income from it, I’d be quite happy. Before I do it though, I’ll wait until I have a house with a spare room I can use as an art studio or a heated garage (better, because it would support a kiln). Speaking of a house, I’ve come up with a design of my future dream home. 😀

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I’ve got a partner for my future company…

I’m very happy to announce today that my roommate Jon has agreed to join me in launching Believe Beloved Networking Inc. in the not too distant future. I will be the Chief Executive Officer, and Jon will be the Chief Operations Officer. Until the two of us can find someone we both trust to be the Chief Financial Officer, I will handle the company’s finances. We each will own half of the new company’s stock, as we each will be contributing half of the money towards the start-up costs.

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The Fundraising Widget shows…

The new Fundraising Widget here on my blog shows how close I am financially to launching Believe Beloved again. (Of course, I am not opposed to people helping me reach the goal by sending money via Paypal (don’t feel pressured to donate though).) Once I have the money saved up, I will be able to purchase what I have to in order to launch the site as a Christian social network.

I look forward to the day when Believe Beloved is operational again as a social network. Until then, let us stand strong in Jesus, the rock of our salvation.

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I Have a Plan for My Business

I have a plan for my business in the future. I’m planning on using mooSocial to create a Christian social network called Believe Beloved. I’m still hashing out all of the details, but I do know I’m planning on using a Canadian web host, and will first save up for the script and the add-ons I want to use for the site.

I think that it will take me at least fifteen months to save up the money I need before I can launch the site, but it’s better I have a complete site up and running when I launch it than a site that is not fully capable of what I want it to be.