Been Talking to Noun 22 about a small grant and want to post here for posterity and transparency.
TL:DR - We’re proofing a 360-item order of 8-ounce BBQ Rub called Noun Dust, that will be available for sale and giveaways at Noun sponsored events. Total Anticipated USD Budget - $5092.97. Total Production At Most 3 Months, but anticipated sooner.
What is Noun Dust?
It’s a BBQ rub for smoking meats and great on burgers, ribs, steak, chicken, veggies, and more. The recipe is above, feel free to make at home.
Road Map in 4 Phases
There are four phases in the roadmap:
Phase 1 - Small batch sampling of (360) 8 oz Bottles. This is quality control.
Phase 2 - Small batch to market to test viability.
Phase 3 - Price for margins and make a proper Noun Proposal to stand up small business.
Phase 4 - Bring Mass Production to Market, Then repeat for next rub flavor.
Timeline of Phase 1 and 2
There are four phases in the timeline:
Phase 1 - One to Two Months - Testing samples to ensure proper mixing blend.
Phase 1B - One Week - Approval of quality.
Phase 2 - One Month - Time it takes to make mixture and package.
Phase 2B - Two Weeks - Shipping.
The total timeline is three months with re-orders only taking 4 weeks.
Budget for Noun Dust
Total Anticipated USD Budget - $5092.97. See images below for full breakdowns.
We intend to standup a pre-sale site for the 360 small batch testing. When ready, Noun Dust we anticipate will be for sale at approximately $15 USD plus shipping. The proceeds of which will go towards standing up a proper LLC, bulk ordering, and more, after a proper proposal is submitted to the DAO to plan for Phase 3 & Phase 4.
Community Involvement at this Stage
I would love help selecting a Noun for the label and help with designing the label. Would anyone be interested in a community design contest? Submit your best logo/noun! We will also need help with product photography and assets.
Close loop with our Co-Packer who will help us begin the R&D stage of proofing the recipe for a small batch sample. Collect grant from Noun 22. Then submit the payment. Then begin to build a web presence and we’ll smoking with Noun Dust in no time!
Thanks for reading and thanks for Noun 22 for support. Please comment any questions, ideas, etc.