Flambeaux Black Card™ Capital Project

We Are Lighting The Path To A New Way Of Financing Business Projects

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Together we give. JD Snapshot. Real change starts with the decision to act! Donate to the Flambeaux Black Card Project.


WHAT WE ARE FACING

With the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the small business world has been turned upside down. Businesses have significantly lost revenue over this time with consistent operating expenses drawing at the funds that companies have in reserve. Business finds themselves in a peculiar position where they can not afford to risk their reserve to fund projects like transferring their brick and mortar stores over to eCommerce websites and investing in marketing services to grow across digital platforms. These businesses are left with the decision of investing in growth and repositioning and keeping their funds for a rainy day. At JD Snapshot we have answered the needs by starting the Flambeaux Black Card™ Project. 

Why do we need a modern way to finance business marketing, and design budgets? Because traditional forms of business financing need an upgrade

MAKING AN IMPACT

Together with your support, we are giving serial entrepreneurs and small business owners the ability to commence their marketing, development, media, and publication projects producing without having to worry about the upfront commitment of leveraging their current budget. This solution takes the limitations of growth potential and funds off the table to allows businesses to grow not only their revenue but their business credit. 

In order to understand the Flambeaux Black Card™, you need to understand what Flambeaux actually means. We think both MardiGrasNewOrleans.com and Flambeaux Gas & Electric Lights said it best!

Flambeaux (plural for flambeau, or a flaming torch) comes from the French word flambe, meaning “flame.” The New Orleans tradition of using flambeaux carries has become famous for their use in Mardi Gras parades. Before the advent of electric power, Carnival Krewes relied on men to lead the parades at night by carrying gas torches to light the way. The first official Mardi Gras flambeaux debuted with the Mistick Krewe of Comus on Fat Tuesday in 1857.

Flambeaux was a tradition that arose out of necessity but also illustrated elements of emerging American culture and social classes, as the flambeaux were originally carried by slaves and free men of color, namely Creoles. The torches turned into a spectacle as the men waved and twirled the torches while dancing down the street. Parade-watchers would throw tips to the torch carriers, often 25-cent or 50-cent coins, more in response to the elaborate performances than the light itself.

JD Snapshot is a black-owned agency that is lighting the path to a new era of financing business growth with the Flambeaux Black Card™ Project. 

Top Services Needed | Social Media Advertising | Content Strategy | Social Media Marketing | Customer Relationship Management | Web and App Design and Development | Analytics and Reporting


WHO WE ARE

JD Snapshot, LLC, focuses on the vision of seeking businesses looking to utilize digital marketing implementation to grow their brand equity and revenue streams. We are experts that have knowledge with related education to support the mission of our client’s corporate structure and its various platforms. With our proven strategies, we can help brands gain more awareness, outreach, driven traffic to their business, sales conversions, and nurture consumer bases through advertising. We bring a host of valued skills from traditional marketing, media, design, branding, web design, search engine optimization, social and video marketing. We are a full-service black-owned marketing agency that looks to consistently expanding our offerings to innovate beyond the 21st century.

The Problem | What companies are facing since COVID-19 quarantine began. Businesses have limited to no income, recurring overhead expenses, payroll instability, resting inventory, and a high need to sell their product or service. Repositioning | The need to convert business from brick and mortar to eCommerce with no expendable funds to go online. Digital Advertising | Transitioning local advertising to digital advertising platforms to get results and exposure with no budget to do so. Tight Budgets | Leveraging current capital to advertise with a gaurenteed return when funds need to stay in reserve, or used for operating expenses. The Solution | We devised a credit solution to the pending problem that we have found common among businesses. Don't leverage using working capital for needed services that will make you more money. Unsecured Credit | We are offering a unsecured business credit card with payment options to allow businesses to finance their marketing and development budgets. Secured Credit | We are offering a secured business credit card that allows businesses some of the same benefits of the unsecured card by providing a security deposit as collateral for the credit card account. Line Of Credit | We are offering a project revolving line of credit to businesses to finance multiple project budgets.

HOW WE CAN HELP

Marketing, development, media, and publications are essential to the growth of all businesses. However, businesses find themselves in the position where they need the direction of agencies to bring strategy to what they are doing to elevate their brand. More often now those businesses lack the ability to allocate funding towards the services they need due to the level of risk of using funds to split test ad campaigns, etc. They are apprehensive when it comes to spending the funds required to elevate their business due to the uncertain future, and need to redistribute funds in other directions to continue to pay overhead and operating expenses while running at limited capacity. 

What JD Snapshot has done is put an answer to the problem that we have been seeing happening before our eyes every day as we speak to business owners. The Flambeaux Black Card™ Project is that answer. This is a credit solution that is optimized specifically for the marketing, development, media, and publication niche. We are offering an option that takes the pressure off of a business's direct capital. This solution gives businesses time to let the project commence and make them more money, drive them more traffic, drive them more leads, and get them more awareness while removing the upfront cost. This allows businesses to place their dollars where it's most needed at the time it is needed without having to sacrifice their growth. 

JD Snapshot FBC™ Timeline | Phase one is the initial investment opportunity to place as collateral to secure phase two funding and supporting expenses such as marketing, compliance, registrations, legal fees, development, and all other related expenses. Phase two starts the bond offering to directly fund the first issuing of the Flambeaux Black Cards™. During phase two we will put cards in circulation for proof of concept to lead into phase three. In phase three we are looking to place more cards in circulation to expand our volume. This concept continues through phases four and five. Phase One: Dec 1 - Jan 31, 2021 | $250,000 Initial Investment. Phase Two: Q1 2021 | $250,000 Corporate Bond Offering. Phase Three: Q3 2021 | $1,000,000 Corporate Bond Offering. Phase Four: Q4 2021 | $10,000,000 Corporate Bond Offering. Phase Five: Q3 2022 | $100,000,000 Corporate Bond Offering.


OUR OUTLOOK

The Flambeaux Black Card™ Project will be a multi-billion dollar project with age. We are implementing the project in phases with growth at every stage. We are looking to raise the initial capital to start the project and get the first cards to the market by Q2 of 2021. As the project grows we will raise the offering ceiling on the bonds throughout the phases taking on more investors and investors that want a larger return. We looking to offer a diverse solution that is obtainable to our investors to add to their financial portfolio. The Balance explained a bond as so "Bonds are a type of investment that results in an investor lending money to the bond issuer in exchange for interest payments. Bonds are one of the most important investments available for those who follow an income investing philosophy, hoping to live off the money generated by their portfolio." 

Funds | Phase One - The initial investment will go towards hiring credit card compliance personnel, drafting legal agreements and compliance documents, securing phase two investments bonds (SEC registration, financial prospectus, marketing plan, credit card backend development, compliance certification, developer expenses). Phase Two - Five - After the initial investment, SEC registration, and bond security preparation JD Snapshot will begin to issue corporate bonds that investors can earn up to 9% interest on their investment. Investors will get paid principal + interest monthly until the bond maturity. All investments are regulated by the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).


HOW YOUR FUNDS HELP

Once we move past the initial investment phase we will use those funds as cede funding to use as collateral to secure the corporate bond offering. The funds raised through the bond offering will be used directly for the available credit issued to approved creditworthy cardholders. The success of the bonds will directly relate to the Flambeaux Black Card™. This is why we chose to do a secure investment method that is regulated by the SEC and FINRA that pays investors interest and principal monthly. We are not only thinking about the best interest of businesses and brands that need growth but our investment shareholders as well. 

SEC Registration | The mission of the SEC is to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation. The SEC strives to promote a market environment that is worthy of the public's trust. | Registration statements and other reports must be filed with the SEC using the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) system. | We are looking to protect the investments of all of our shareholders. The SEC registration makes us report all finances to ensure we are compliant with all rules involving financing and the bond offering. Bond Offering | Issuing and buying Small Business Bonds. Earn principal and interest monthly and help businesses grow. You can earn up to 9% interest by investing in the Flambeaux Black Card™ Project. A Bond is like a loan, but instead of borrowing funds from a bank, a business borrows from everyday investors just like you. | Anyone with a US-based bank account can discover available Bonds, choose which to invest in, and receive the monthly principal plus interest payments. | Invest as little as $10 in a business project that is meant to aid the business world. Compliance | Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard - The PCI Security Standards Council touches the lives of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. A global organization, it maintains, evolves, and promotes Payment Card Industry standards for the safety of cardholder data across the globe. The PCI Security Standards Council’s mission is to enhance global payment account data security by developing standards and supporting services that drive education, awareness, and effective implementation by stakeholders. | PCI serves those who work with and are associated with payment cards. This includes: merchants of all sizes, financial institutions, point-of-sale vendors, and hardware and software developers who create and operate the global infrastructure for processing payments.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

Once the initial investment process has hit its goal. We will move on to the investment compliance process. We will set up the bond offering, get the investment project SEC-registered, and set up the card offering structure. Lastly, we will launch phase two to open the availability for investors to obtain bonds and invest in The Flambeaux Black Card™ project. 

Size the Market | Total Available Market (TAM) - 30.2 million | Serviceable Available Market (SAM) - 20.8 million | Serviceable Obtainable Market (SOM) - 1.04 million | There are over 30 million businesses in America and over 20 million of those businesses do not have a credit solution to offset their expenses. 5% of the serviceable is what we are looking to obtain.

WHO IS OUR MARKET 

We started the Flambeaux Black Card™ project to help business owners, self-employed contractors, and serial entrepreneurs with their business growth efforts. We are looking to serve 5% of the US business market at this time totaling 1.04 million businesses. 

Competitive Advantages | Advantage 1 - We are only focusing on 5% of the business credit card market at this time with aspirations to grow immensely in the future. | Advantage 2 - What differentiates the JD Snapshot Flambeaux Black Card™ from other cards is that it is a credit solution built for marketing and design projects. | Advantage 3 - Other business credit cards are not crafted by industry professionals for industry professionals to finance budgets for their businesses. | Advantage 4 - The JD SNapshot Flambeaux Black Card™ has strong competitive advantages that are probable to survive in the long term.


WHY FLAMBEAUX BLACK CARD™

The Flambeaux Black Card™ is a credit card designed with features that businesses need most. A card designed to put not only brands but brand projects in mind. The flexible payment options, and rewards that you can put directly into growth strategies. The Flambeaux Black Card™ project is truly a financing solution for businesses looking to get the most out of their dollars while building business credit. 

Future Roadmap | We need your support to see this campaign come to life. Send your contributions to https://givebutter.com/Flambeaux. The initial campaign of $250,000 will help us secure the bond offering to be able to issue the first wave of the Flambeaux Black Card™ for Q2 of 2021. From there We will increase the bond offerings to the next targeted goal to continuously grow the Flambeaux Black Card™ project. As a supporter of this projects, you will be apart of history. Flambeaux Black Card™ is the first black-owned privately issued business credit card inspired around marketing, development, and business growth. | Step 1 - Raise Initial Funds | Step 2 - Underwrite Bond Offering | Step 3 - Issue Flambeaux Black Card™ | Step 4 - Innovate and Grow


LOOKING AT OUR FUTURE

We are asking for $250,000 today to build something worth $5.2 Billion tomorrow. We are looking to manage 5% of the market in the future and it takes your support to help us get there. We are innovating a space into the 21st century that has been controlled by a hand full of companies. This is a long term project that will sustain growth in the business world in what we are calling the new normal. We have to reposition not only our businesses, but our approaches, and the way of business as well. Stats are calculated from IBISWorld.

1acU696V62NHvezrNNLzoXhN3nlEVpf95oHEi43I.png Contribute Today | www.givebutter.com/Flambeaux | When the system fails you, create your own system! Help us light the path to a new way of financing business projects. We are building our own system with the Flambeaux Black Card™. To affect change and be apart of revolutionary innovation click the link to contribute. | Text "Flambeaux" To (202) 858-1233


WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT 

Contribute, share, and support this campaign. This is more than a financing solution, it's a movement. We want to hear from you. Send us your questions, and invest in a momentous project that will change the way we approach marketing, development, media, and publication project budgets. If you would like to read over the full presentation CLICK HERE.

Contact Us | Website - www.jdsnapshot.com | Phone - 1 (888) 302 6228 | Email - Investor@jdsnapshot.com

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