For about a year I have been in the start-up process, to open a gourmet café. Café’ Nard will offer to its clientele (which will primarily be university’s students, young professionals and people who live or work in the area) Italian cafeteria, fine teas and baked pastries baked daily for breakfast, gourmet sandwiches, soups and salads for lunch, and tapas with wine and beer for dinner.
After nine years of experience in New York city in the fine and casual dining industry, in various positions, and after successful opening a cafe with a concept similar to mine for someone else, I felt it was the right time to move forward. I would like to achieve financial success and prove to myself that I am the entrepreneur, others believe I am!
I have accomplished a lot on my own in the past year. While still working as a full time employee, I have found the right location for the concept, I have initiated the process of securing potential investors, and have done so by reaching only into my personal savings to recruit the business’ finances. Someone once told me jokingly “don’t ask for a loan at a bank, unless you are rich!” I thought it was funny then, I realized that it wasn’t a joke! This process has been very discouraging at times, but I kept thinking, training and overcoming all the obstacles I’ve faced.
This opportunity will help me build a solid and long lasting business which is my ultimate goal. Once Café Nard is up and running new challenges and more responsibility will be knockings at my door and I, with your support, will be ready to face it all!