Our very first crowdfunding campaign is LIVE! From the 25th of September to the 25th of October, we're raising funds to invest in a candy wrapping machine that will help us continue growing our small business. We’re strong believers in the power of community, which is why we are embarking on this community-powered adventure! We’ve only grown this far because our community believed it could.
We’re hosting our campaign through iFundWomen.com, a crowdfunding platform for women-led startups and small businesses whose mission is to close the funding gap for female entrepreneurs to get businesses off the ground. Aside from the female focus of iFundWomen, another appealing feature is that they directly reinvest 20% of their profits into active campaigns on the platform; everyone wins!
Our funding goal is $15,000, which covers the initial cost of a wrapping machine. Our stretch goal of $20,000 completely cover the cost and shipping of a wrapping machine, and our stretch goal of $25,000 covering the upfront investment in materials to run our first batches.
Snowshoe Candy Co. grew out of a passion for mindfully made candies and a family recipe. What started as a seasonal hobby has grown into a thriving business. In April 2017, we received funding for an artisanal candy cooker that will allow us to make larger batches and more caramels. Until now, we have wrapped each caramel by hand. A labor-intensive process, that limits our growth. With an artisanal scale wrapper (the model we are looking at was designed and built in the early 1900s for apothecaries), we would be able to wrap larger batches, scale up production, and make more artisanal candies for our loyal customers!