Do This!: Help SCRATCHbread Make Some Dough, Get Free Goods

Have you ever dreamt of quitting your day job and opening your own small bakery, where customers know you by name and come in craving your warm, creative creations? Well a fraction of that dream is now a reality through a website called Kickstarter, a forum where small businesses can propose a business plan and readers, supporters, consumers like us can help fund the plan and get rewarded as determined by the business. Brilliant.

One of my favorite NY bakeries, SCRATCHbread, just found a new bake space in Brooklyn and is raising money to gather all the tools, ovens and goods to continue rolling out great baked goods, from scratch. Through their “right to deliciousness campaign” on Kickstarter you can be part of this movement to bring wholesome, simple, delicious food to market AND get free goods in the process.

SCRATCHbread Founder, Matthew Tilden’s Focaccia Goodness:

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Here’s how it works:

  1. DONATE: From as little as $5 to $5,000 or more, you can chip in as much dough as you can stomach. It is important to note that the project will only be funded {your check cashed} if the minimum is met within a designated period of time through the collective community of supporters.
  2. GET FREE GOODS: Depending on your donation amount you can come away with a range of awesome gratitude goods — how does a year of free SCRATCHbread delivered to your door, a private teaching session with the founder and a private SCRATCHgathering for you and 7 friends hosted in their delicious workshop sound? Amazing? Time to pull out the checkbook.
  3. SMALL BUSINESS KICKSTARTED: Thanks to a collective micro-donator effort, a small business is on its way to pursuing a dream, you get some cool swag and to feel good about being part of something small, but brilliant. Imagine telling your friends you helped buy the wood-burning oven that baked the bread everyone is raving about.

So go on, it doesn’t have to be SCRATCHbread you support {although I do really think they are doing something pretty spectacular in the food world}, but find a cool new business plan and get involved. There are plenty of categories to choose from and plenty of foodies looking for a Kickstart.

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