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Circle City Magazine

Supporters of The Funded Project  - Indianapolis IN     

Special Gift For The Funded Project Allows Small Businesses Even Playing Fields.

Business Development and Funding Company Metromedia Funding Solutions LLC pledges $250,000.00 to use in The Funded Project in what they call " a shared mission to save main street businesses." The show's host was announced by an internal vote back in January; Rick M. was selected.  His charismatic and unique marketing skills are a welcomed gift to many small businesses across the country.  Rick got into the funding industry to change how products are presented.  He had a rough time with it after the loss of one of his businesses back in 2012. He came into the industry as a sales rep for a brokerage to discover that the marketing practices they taught and instructed him to use were false. He dropped the agreement immediately and learned the rules and facts of the products with the help of his legal team. When the opportunity came up, he jumped on it. "Much of what happened to me occurred in a vulnerable time of my life, and I trusted the advice that was dispensed to me on the other end of the phone," Rick says. "The reason we did this and moved into this space is that we will never let that happen to any business owner on our clock." Rick further mentions.
Collectively between  Metromedia Funding Solutions are finding funds for businesses, the payroll and credit card processing services combined with Circle City Magazine's  Web Services and video production studio and event coordination services; it is a perfect combination. It did not stop there; the group teamed up with Fundmycustomer.com and Handmade Treasures to offer finance solutions for the small businesses' customer credit needs and merchandise for the show and revenue-driving. Handmade Treasures entered into the commercial logo design space for small companies as their pivot from not working events due to COVID-19. The Funded Project needed revenue for its show but was not able to raise it fast enough. We collectively came together, and Metromedia Funding Solutions granted a per-customer- a per-case scenario where the company funds part or all of service costs.  In light of Metromedia Funding Solutions' generous pledge, the show was able to have a website designed and is going to start taking video submission stories from business owners nationwide. On July 4th, 2021, the show will spotlight five businesses. Some businesses that are gone from COVID, some companies that changed their model from COVID, and some businesses that started in COVID. The 2-hour special is part of the Metromedia Funding Solutions model to gift something to one of these merchants. It has not been disclosed what they plan to give away and, we asked, they said they would discuss that closer to the show.  We suspect it will be substantial; this is the same company that funded the way for small businesses to have events in 2020. They also hosted over 100 children privately during the holidays to ensure that needy children had a Christmas.

Rick also mentions that two bible verses carried him during the changes he had to make to his business. Jerimiah 29:11 and Psalms 91. " They carried me through going from homeless and broke to now. "They brought me through a time where I had to fight to win custody of my daughter in two states; being a single Father with custody was not easy; it carried me through my family's reunion and correcting issues from my prior business." Rick also adds.
Onward and Upward, we have to stand back up as Americans, regardless of race, creed, or belief.  We do that by making sure that the small businesses have access to the same resources as the larger competitors at a cost they can afford.

To learn more, be sure to click the button to check out The Funded Project.