Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Every time I hear the phrase, “Won’t’ you be my neighbor?” I immediately think of Mr. Rogers. He had his classic cardigan sweaters and canvas shoes. It’s interesting how much influence he had on me as a child. As a grownup, I notice I have a penchant for Vans and sweater vests. Wow! The power a role model can have on us.

As I write this, we are crossing into 5-months in Los Angeles living with Covid-19 restrictions. It’s been tumultuous to the way we were used to living. Graduations have passed without the expected cap and gown ceremony. Large sporting events were canceled. Vacations have been postponed. Students and teachers are preparing for online schooling starting in the Fall. The Rose Parade has been canceled on New Years Day, 2021.

We have learned to adapt to staying at home. If we are lucky, we still have a job and are using new online tools to keep in touch with clients and coworkers. Online shopping is not just a convenience but is almost a necessity for many households. For those who venture to the store, we have adapted to the long lines and wearing face masks in public.

I strive to be a good neighbor. I make sure those who live near me have enough to eat. We’ve set up a local food bank with weekly deliveries to the local households in need. Some amazing people have set up Community Refrigerators. We have one in Highland Park which I also contribute to. I’m blessed to live in a neighborhood that takes care of its residents.

I live and work in Highland Park, Los Angeles. Like many of you, I find myself working from my home more than I do at the office. My computer screen has become my window to my world. I had an epiphany today and I want to be a good neighbor to everyone around me. I have a unique boutique service I can offer to all of the entrepreneurs and business owners during this interesting time, but I have been whispering from the corners, instead of shouting from the rooftops.

Here is my business offer. Yes, you can go directly to the bank and set up a merchant account. In fact, this is what I did for my first business. Once I realized how much the merchant service fees were costing me, I started looking for a solution. A friend jokingly suggested starting my own company, and that’s what I decided to do.

To be perfectly honest, Vegan Credit Card Processing is my side hustle. I run several other businesses, so my margins are slim. I am able to offer you the same great merchant terminals you get from the bank, like CLOVER and Ingenico, as well as custom systems from, CardPointe.

If you have an eCommerce store and are planning to use, WooCommerce, we have plugins that will seamlessly integrate with your website. I have a side business with a partner selling trade-show products through an eCommerce site, so I can show you exactly how to set everything up.

My goal is to assist neighborhoods and communities to work together supporting each other. I can help you, the entrepreneur, and business owner to keep more profit from your credit card sales. Together, we can support local charities and encourage volunteers and supporters to visit you more often, because together, we are giving back to our local community.

Please allow me the chance to win your business. You’ll get the same high-quality equipment and merchant processing offered by the big companies. You get access to a local entrepreneur who wants you to succeed and flourish. Together, we can make great things happen. I’m only a message or phone call away.

Cheers!

TofuAlan

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