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85-0623008 | Government Grant Application

The Mocking Bird | Application Preview

  • General Information

    Business Registration Number: 85-0623008

    Location: Hillsboro, OR, United States

    Length of Operation: less than 1

    Number of Employees:

    Annual Gross Income:

    Annual Gross Expense:

    Open to Loans: YES

  • Funding Usage

    I would first use this funding to pay off my credit cards used for food inventory, permits, licensing, and all of the kitchen equipment I purchased. I would also use the funding to pay my employees and rent in the next few weeks.

  • Business Plan

    I have a vision to continuously expand, as the time is right. I am starting off at a market, and then want to eventually launch my own restaurant. Possibly even franchise later down the road. I plan to grow by continuing to engage and volunteer in my community as much as possible on the side. My business is not just about me being successful. It's about helping others and our planet. I cook comfort vegan food to show people that Vegan food is far from boring, and that it's a great alternative in terms of sustainability and the way we have provided food to society. With everything going on, it's such a great time to make better eating habits for not only our planet, but our families and generations to come. I am very passionate about helping the community, and I have a strong vision to not only profit off of a restaurant, but to utilize it to give back and hold various non profit food events at local sanctuaries and other locations on the side. Right now, I'm doing everything I can to help people who need food during COVID, but I can only do so much, as I haven't had a cash flow and am running out of my own money and credit.

  • Self Identified Competition

    In Portland Oregon, competitors would be other vegan food restaurants, but in all honesty we have all come together. Even though I am not open yet, I run a weekly giveway on Instagram (@themockingbirdpdx) that entails a gift certificate to other local restaurants. Also, In Portland there is a huge vegan scene, however my food is unique. I specialize in Vegan fried chicken, unlike any other restaurant in this area. In that respect, I don't have major competition. Portland is known for Vegan food, however most places that offer a chicken substitute out here offer soy curls ( they're similar to a mock chicken chunk). I specialize in Vegan fried chicken sandwiches. Even though I am unique, the demand is very much alive for a good mock chicken sandwich. I have recently launched an Instagram page last month in March and already have around a thousand followers, and I get flooded with messages and people asking me when I'm going to be able to open and how Portland has been waiting for this. With the support and excitement I have received, I have absolutely no doubt that my business will thrive out here. I source a lot of my ingredients locally and make mostly everything homemade. Aside from all of that, I am extremely passionate, genuine, and put a lot of my heart into this business.

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