I am a U.S. Armed Forces Veteran searching for avenues and sites that offer Freelance workers the opertunity to provide services for equity in order to further my business. The company Loom out of Austin, TX advertised for this in aritcles on the subject no longer exists apparently, or I can't find them rather, only where they once existed amd raised funds for their company. There is no talk of other platforms I have found and the mainstream Freelancer sites specifically disallow for equity contracts or relationships outside of the platform when origionally formed on their platform. Does anyone know where that could be found? The colleges are still shut down as well are business conventions in the city, so finding local cofounders is difficult.
Welcome to the site.
Unfortunately, you won't hear many friendly voices about your request, and I am not exempt. First of all, why would we care about you being a veteran? How does that qualify you as a businessman?
Then: Get a loan from a bank to pay the work you are asking for. Banks do loans, freelancers do paid work. Sorry if that sounds rush, but there is a reason most freelancing sites ban such proposals: We hate those. We get hundreds of those, and never accept one.
If banks are no option: Write a good - a great - business plan, and search for so-called business angels. They will provide the funds to hire a freelancer.
You simply mixed financing and getting-it-done up. Those are two separate jobs.