The aim of this fund raiser is to expand an existing small business to offer extra facilities to the public to carry out their own repairs , by adding a rent a ramp service which will be available for cars and motorcycles.
Pheonixx Bikes has recently been devestated by damage from a neighbourng business fire , due to insurance taking their time to sort out repairs etc we have been left dormant since mid June unable to trade , but this is about to change as the last 6 months has been spent cleaning and refurbishing the inside of the unit ourselves as we plan on starting to trade again from the start of 2017.
Unfortunately due to the lack of earning opportunity there is no money in the pot , nothing to come from the insurance as they are only covering the cost of structural repairs. So thats why we're here ... to gain your support to help us regain our footing and also offer a new service that will benefit many people who do not have suitable facilities themselves.
A little more about what we want to do ... It became quite apparent that there is a need for people to work on their own vehicles , in a dry , safe and secure envoirenment and not everyone has that available to them. We have had a number customers who have expressed interest in this concept and in fact it is the customers that have really spawned this idea. So what we plan to offer is the availability of a 4 poster car ramp , a motorcycle lift/bench , a basic selection of tools , the use of compressor and air tools. Also there will be the option to leave your vehicle in situ over night or even a number nights , the unit will be fully insured. We would also like to be able to offer a collection service for bikes only at this point , so you can get your machine to the work zone.
A little about me and my business ... I have run this small business rebuilding and selling bikes for around 5 years now , I am also a full time carer for my wife , whilst being disabled myself. I found myself in a position of not being able to work for an employer so not being one to sit back and do nothing I decided that I would start my own business , which I did for a short time from home before moving to my first unit , 12 months later I had outgrown that unit and moved to a bigger unit 3 times as big on the same estate , which is where we are at now.
A basic outline of where the funds from this are going ... the money is to cover the cost of the ramp , bike bench , tools , tool cabinets , air tools , insurance of the bay , signage , various accessories for both the ramp and the bike bench and installation costs etc. In NO way is any of this money for wages or anything unrelated to the rental bay.
What we plan to do with any extra funding over the required goal ... Any extra money that we may get will be used in a sensible and constructive way , whether it be for further improvements to the facilities or maybe even using it to leverage a better deal from the landlords to get a cheaper rent (which can obviously be passed onto the customers with cheaper rentals etc) or even the purchase of more specialised tools for the rental bay area. Again none of any extra funding will be used for wages etc.
We have various rewards for supporters on offer , but one thing that every single donator will recieve is entry into a prize draw with the first prize being a 50cc scooter.
We plan to have the rental bay open and fully functional by tend of the 1st quarter of 2017 at the latest. To give you an idea of what your rewards may be worth to you I will give you the basic rental charges of the bay.
1 hour car ramp rental with use of tools etc = £12 + £35 tool deposit.
4 hour car ramp rental with use of tools etc = £40 + £35 tool deposit
8 hour car ramp rental with use of tools etc = £64 + £35 tool deposit
5 day car ramp rental with use of tools etc and night storage = £249 + £35 tool deposit
1 hour bike bench rental with use of tools etc = £7.50 + £35 tool deposit
4 hour bike bench rental with use of tools etc = £26.00 + £35 tool deposit
8 hour bike bench rental with use of tools etc = £40.00 + £35 tool deposit
5 day bike bench rental with use of tools etc and night storage = £150 + £35 tool deposit
Hopefully you can see the value in having a relatively low cost service at hand and feel able to help in some way , whether it be by adding funds or just sharing the project wth your friends and connections. Many thanks in advance for taking the time to read this , I know its been quite lengthy but I believe you can never have too many details when sharing your passion about something , again , thankyou.