Category Archives: General News

Our Indiegogo Funding Project Has Gone Live!

It’s finally here!  Please help support our crowd-funding project by going either to and search for “chocolate” or go directly to our project by going to this shortcut: Lots of great tasting chocolate awaits you!  Also, keep your eyes and ears peeled for our weekly surprise awards.   Our first one will be announced sometime next week.

Jon Emmet Just Added To Our Advisory Board

I am happy to announce the latest member of our advisory board.  Jon Emmet is an experienced avid editor for television entertainment, and all around great guy.  His enthusiasm, support and encouragement for our new venture is both inspiring and appreciated.  We believe his participation on our advisory board will bring great insight and great energy and look forward to working with him.

On a separate note; he is gracious enough to help us edit our Kickstarter video.

Meetings, Videographer, and 1st Version Of Animated Logo

We had a very productive week this week.  To start, we had a meeting with a business consultant, setup by our business advisor.  This gentleman works with large corporations, and startups to guide them towards success.  He’s also an angel investor.  Today’s meeting was not about looking for money (right now that’s what our Kickstarter project is for), but rather to see if our business is on the right track.  I’m happy to say that he feels we are, and that we are right to focus on our upcoming Kickstarter project.  We have several goals attached to the project.  The obvious one is to raise the funds needed to buy equipment so we can produce a product.  The other goal is to show demand.  This is investing and business 101.  If we can fund successfully we can show that our product has a demand (investors love to see this).  This gives us a base to grow our business from.  Besides Kickstarter, he had some other great suggestions that we will be incorporating into our business plan.  We are looking to hire him on as another consultant and look forward to the experience and knowledge he can bring to the table.  More on that later.

We are also happy to announce that we have secured a videographer to help film out video for the project.  I don’t have details yet, as this was arranged by one of our advisory board members, and I have yet to meet with him.  We also were able to see early versions of our animated logo.  It’s a great start!  Our artist is hard at work moving it along to a “final” product for us to use in the video!

Responsive Version of Our Blog Is Now Complete

We decided to take our blog one step further.  We got a great web developer (believe it or not, we found him in Romania through  Anyway, we had him make the blog responsive and work with mobile devices.  I believe this was a smart investment as we are increasingly becoming a mobile-centric culture and it stands to reason that the blog should look good on as many devices as possible.

Go to www.everythingsmadeofchocolate on your cellphone or tablet, and watch the magic happen.  😉

Our First Meeting With Our Business Advisor

We had our first meeting with our business advisor today. He’s really awesome and generous with his time. He’s a co-founder of an angel investment group, and will be a great asset to help us get off the ground. We gave him our business plan for his review to see if we are on the right track.

We also learned a lot. It was almost too much to put down. One of the highlights that came up was putting together an “advisory” board. This is simply a group of people that are support of your business idea, and can bring something to the table (so to speak), either experience in a particular industry or other useable skills. At the beginning, they will not be anything more than advisors/supporters, however, in the future, there is a possibility of either stock or other investment opportunities.

I already named my friends Eric Bram, and Dariush Derakhshani to the board. Both have already been extremely supportive.

Our Blog Is Live – Again

We finally got our blog up and running. Actually this is the second go at it.  The first time we ended up having trouble with the theme breaking, so we kind of started over.  Thankfully we hadn’t really utilized it yet so it wasn’t too much of a loss.  But it’s up now and humming along.  Still work to be done to configure it for guests.