My name is Frederick Scanlin and I have several dozen ideas for inventions and other business ventures which I would like to CROWDFUND, but for several reasons I am not able to create/run/manage a CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN(I tried it 3 times and never raised one cent!!!). If anyone would like to COMPLETELY create, run and manage my CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN, I will give them 50% of any NET PROFITS that will eventually result from the success OF THE PROJECT for which the CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN is for--and, depending on which idea/project you choose to CROWDFUND(and, of course, how successful it becomes) your 50% could well make you a MULTI-MILLIONAIRE!!
You can see my ideas on my website which can be accessed from both my Facebook and LinkedIn pages(I hesitate to give you the URL of my website here because some Group 'moderators' won't post comments if you
include any URL reference to an email or website). If you like any of my ideas and decide to run my campaign, just email me(my email address is also on those same web pages alluded to above)and we will discuss all of the details of what I have in mind for that particular venture/project.
Thank you very much, and let me just add that I would be ETERNALLY GRATEFUL to anybody who can supply any DEFINITIVE proof/reasons why ANY of my ideas are any less qualified to be just as successful as are any the vast majority of the 'projects' of this nature that are on ANY of the several hundred CROWDFUNDING sites that I have looked at.
ARE YOU READY FOR "THE NEXT BIG THING"??????????????????????
The reason for this crowdfunding campaign is TO LAY THE GROUNDWORK/FOUNDATION FOR WHAT WILL BE IN A FEW SHORT YEARS, WITH YOUR HELP, THE BIGGEST
CHAIN OF NATIONAL/GLOBAL DISCOUNT CONVENIENCE STORES IN THE ENTIRE WORLD--THE WAL-MART OF CONVENIENCE STORES!!!!!!!
However before I get into the particulars of this crowdfunding campaign , let me tell you a little something about myself and the reason for this campaign. The computer/internet came along late in my life, and although I am familiar with the basics, I am not very proficient in their many other capabilities, which is the reason that I haven't included any video on this campaign page.
My name is Frederick Scanlin and I am a 71 year old man who lives alone on the 700 dollars in
social security that I receive each month from having worked several dozen 'blue collar' type jobs during the half century of my working life. I have spent my entire adult life trying to become a successful entrepreneur, but for LEGITIMATE REASONS beyond my control, I haven't as yet achieved that success. Because of these 'reasons'
I spent most of my life living alone, more or less as an introvert in isolation, while studying, researching, improving and perfecting hundreds of inventions, business and social concepts as well as documenting and proving the power/significance of certain TIMELESS & ETERNAL principles, which haven't been given near enough creedence for what they are capable of offering society--not the least of which is empowering others, with SOCIAL/ENTREPRENEURIAL 'shortcomings' similar to mine, if provided the opportunity, to become successful, dispite any PERSONAL imperfections !!!
These LEGITIMATE REASONS (see
some of them on my simple, 'no-frills' website at http://www.discounstores.weebly.com) don't just affect me alone as there are millions of other people(possibly even some of you) who are 'influenced' to some degree by one or more of them. As an elusive 'commodity' as success is to attain even under the best of circumstances, just the
slightest of 'obstacles' can have enough of a negative effect on a persons quest for success, that many deserving people never achieve the success in life that they long for and rightly deserve.
Two of the main 'physical' LEGITIMATE REASONS why I haven't as yet been successful is that I have been afflicted since childhood with a lifelong attention defecit disorder type of 'malady' that affects my concentration span, which, in turn, affects not only both my ability to attend to the details of a project and my organizational abilities, but it has also negatively affected my verbal communication abilities as well.
Although having these 'disabilities', doesn't disqualify me from thinking just as well as someone without them, nor does it have anything at all to do with the potential value/worth of any of my 'ideas', they are however, needless to say, entrepreneurial traits that are indispensible to someone trying to seek funding for a
venture, as well as trying to make a success of it should they get that funding.
When I was in my late teens I read the following two quotes that defined the future course of my life, which I am ashamed to admit that I haven't even come close as yet to fulfilling the wisdom of their words, and although I have done my best under the circumstances and will never quit trying as long as I am alive, I am afraid that it may never happen unless I get the opportunity TO BECOME THE BEST THAT I CAN BE--an opportunity that I am hoping this crowdfunding campaign will provide me with:
"What is the true meaning of
life, if not, while still enjoying your own life, to do all in your power to make life less difficult for your fellow man"
"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity"
So here I am at 71 years of age(where even under the best of circumstances I don't have an over
abundance of time left in my life)with several dozen inventions, business ventures and social 'programs' that, once again, due to my 'shortcomings', I am not qualified to personally be in charge of making them a success--although you couldn't find a more qualified person than myself to fill an advisor/consultant/'overseer' type position on the 'team' that is in charge of making them a success!!
If this campaign is successful, it will not only be the beginning of a very successful national/global 'Brick & Mortar' chain of Discount Convenience Stores(THE WAL-MART OF CONVENIENCE STORES), it will also validate the following things,
not the least of which is finally providing me with the 'peace of mind' in the final years of my life, of knowing whether or not the 'ideas' and principles that I have sacrificed a lifetime of denying myself everything for, are as good as I believe them to be:
Although I am, by my own admission,
PERSONALLY unqualified to be the one in charge of making a success out of any of the 'startup' ventures that I HAVE SPENT A LIFETIME researching, the following, what I refer too as TIMELESS & ETERNAL TRUTHS & PRINCIPLES, are the key to the successful implementation of EVERYTHING that is described here and on my website(http://www. discounstores.weebly.com/), as they will definitvely SUBSTANTIATE MY CONTENTION that all of the ventures listed below and on my website, can become very successful ones, even though I am not PERSONALLY qualified to be the one in charge of bringing them to fruition!!!!!
The birth/dawning of the 'computer age'
has opened up unprecedented and virtually unlimited possibilities for the human race with the 'spawning' of the internet. The potential of the awesome and virtually unlimited capabilities of the proper combining and utilization of both crowdsourcing and the internet provides society with something brand
new in the human experience, by allowing ME/YOU/ US/WE, for the first time in the history of the world, to be able to, not only get the ABSOLUTE maximum out of the following 'TIMELESS & ETERNAL' TRUTHS & PRINCIPLES, but will also allow us to advance society forward in 2 or 3 generations, to within an 'arms length' of reaching the absolute pinnacle of human evolution/developement!!
Attaining this reasonably 'utopian' society alluded to above can only be accomplished by 'neutralizing' the two main 'culprits' that stand in the way of this happening, namely GREED & 'POLITICS'(see more on this on my website). If it weren't for being encumbered
by these two things, we could, in 2 or 3 generations, advance society forward to within 'an arms length' of reaching this reasonably 'utopian' society, as the degree of difficulty in overcoming the obstacles/problems that stand in the way of our doing so, PALES IN COMPARISON when considered in the
light of the much more difficult ones that were successfully overcome in order to provide society with the almost unbelievable technological advancements that we enjoy today!!
TIMELESS TRUTHS & PRINCIPLES
In all realms of human endeavor/existence THERE ARE CERTAIN UNIVERSALLY INFALLIBLE IDEALS, VALUES, TRUTHS, PRINCIPLES & STANDARDS THAT ARE TIMELESS & ETERNAL IN THE LOGIC, INSIGHT, WISDOM & KNOWLEDGE THAT THEIR PROFOUND MEANINGS IMPART TO THE HUMAN RACE..... They are unique in the universe in that they transgress time, space, race, creed, color,
religions, cultures, gender, sexual preferance and all other areas of human endeavor.
Over the last several decades I have gleened and culled several dozen parables, platitudes, axioms, insights, quotations and other general observations from the thousands that I have encountered during
that time period, ALL OF WHICH REFLECT THE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES ALLUDED TO ABOVE(some of which, when I felt it necessary, I have updated/translated for practical use in 'modern' society). Although many of these adages/axioms/quotations, etc. may seem blatently obvious and others laughingly simple on the surface, proper 'definitive discernment' will show that they contain within the much deeper meaning that they are meant to impart, certain profound 'words of wisdom', that are universally TIMELESS, ETERNAL & INFALLIBLE, and thus, IF HEEDED TO THE MAXIMUM & STEADFASTLY ADHEARD TO, WILL VIRTUALLY GUARANTEE THE SUCCESS OF ANYTHING THAT IS BASED ON THEM--JUST AS
LONG AS THEY DON'T REQUIRE ANY NEW OR UNPROVEN TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE THEM 'FUNCTIONAL'!!!!!
The logic, knowledge & wisdom which these TIMELESS & ETERNAL TRUTHS & PRINCIPLES impart to humanity, form the rock solid 'foundation' that, if provided a fair opportunity, will EMPOWER me to
make a success of all of the ventures that I have come up with in my life(those that don't require the utilization of any 'new' knowledge or technology to make them 'functional'), even though I am not PERSONALLY qualified to be the one in charge of bringing them to fruition. They will actually have a better chance of becoming successful by me simply having an advisor/consultant/'overseer' type role in their implementation process(as opposed to the leadership role, even if I were fully qualified), because I would then be afforded the necessary time and 'flexibility' to do EVERYTHING that must be done in order to insure them of having every possible chance to become
as successful as they are capable of becoming.
I am listing a few of these TIMELESS & ETERNAL Truths & Principles below as they are key to the success of EVERYTHING that I have ever contended about anything and everything in my entire life:
1)The value/worth of
an 'idea' for ANYTHING is neither diminished or enhanced simply because the person who first thought of it, FOR WHATEVER REASON, can't, won't or is unable to do whatever must be done in order to make a success of it--so it makes no sense to pass one up simply for this reason.
2)If someone is fully aware of all of their 'limitations' in every aspect of their lives, and knows which jobs/tasks are in need of being 'relegated' to others, it isn't necessary for the skill, ability, expertise or knowledge that is needed for them to accomplish something/anything to be in their actual 'possession', just as long as they are both aware of which of skills/attributes will be
necessary to successfully get the job done, and know how they can best be used to do so, and then have at their disposal those people who do actually possess those needed skills/attributes.
3)In much the same way that the 26 letters of our alphabet are used to form an
unlimited number of words and phrases(with 'new' ones being 'coined' each year), all 'new' ideas(those which don't require any new knowledge/technology to make them 'functional')are only 'new' in the sense that the various 'components' that make them up have never before been put together in exactly the particular way/shape/manner/form that they are now being combined so that they can form this new use/purpose!!
Therefore when considering the merits of possibly investing in any NEW INVENTION/BUSINESS VENTURE/'CONCEPT' that doesn't require the use of any NEW technology to make it fully 'functional', it isn't necessary in these early stages of the 'due diligence'/investigation
process to have either a 'prototype' &/or business plan. The ONLY TWO THINGS that need to be found out in the beginning about these kind of ventures are:1)is there a big enough POTENTIAL market out there to make this a worthwhile investment?;2)will the public/end user
readily accept the price that they have to be charged in order to cover ALL the costs associated with making it available to them?
4)The singularly largest, and yet for the most part, virtually untapped human resource that has ever existed in the world is in the form of the limitless supply of good ideas IN EVERY REALM IMAGINABLE(including the possible solutions to most of the problems facing our society today)that exists in the hearts, minds and imaginations of hundreds of millions of people around the world. Unfortunately, most of these people, through absolutely no fault of their own, have LEGITIMATE REASONS, running the entire gamut of the human 'condition', that may hinder any
entrepreneurial aspirations that they may have had in regard to doing anything positive with their ideas.
ON THE OTHER END OF THE SPECTRUM from the above group of people, there are tens of millions of people who, although they might not be able to come up with
a good idea for anything if their life depended on it, collectively among them, do have every skill, ability, trait, talent, attribute, characteristic or any other kind of expertise that it would take to bring to successful fruition any kind of an idea that anyone could come up with in any realm of human existence whatsoever!!!!
If the proper 'venues' were put in place to join these two groups together to work in cooperation with each other, then rather than possibly missing out on a limitless number of potentially successful ideas/ventures simply because their 'founders', for whatever reason, can't, won't or are incapable of making it a success, you would now be able to do the
much more sensible thing of assembling, from the above mentioned vast pool of talented entrepreneurs, a hand-picked, 'tailor- made management team for that venture who have all of the EXACT qualifications that you need (and in the exact degree of expertise
required) in order to give those ventures THE ABSOLUTE BEST CHANCE IN THE WORLD TO HAVE EVERY POSSIBLE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL!!!
A NATIONAL CHAIN OF 'DISCOUNT' CONVENIENCE STORES:
BASED ON THE VALIDITY OF THE 'TIMELESS & ETERNAL TRUTHS & PRINCIPLES' ALLUDED TO ABOVE AND ON MY WEBSITE(http://www.discounstores.weebly.com/), I WILL STAKE THE VALUE/WORTH OF EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE EVER SAID/CONTENDED ABOUT ANYTHING/EVERYTHING IN MY ENTIRE LIFE on the promise that the following venture can be a resounding success IF GIVEN A FAIR CHANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!
When CROWDFUNDING FOR EQUITY becomes legal in a few
months, I have intentions of crowdfunding the venture that is explained below( and in more detail on my website). All of my research has shown that it is much easier to get funding for a business venture if it is already an up and running/existing one
as opposed to being a 'startup'. The funding for this campaign is to raise the money to open a few stores now so that when it is time to seek funding to build this venture into a national/global chain it will be an existing business, and thus a lot easier to get the funding for it.
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN A CONVENIENCE STORE and asked yourself why the prices for almost everything were so much higher than they are at the grocery store? Perhaps you then asked yourself something like the following scenario:
Since the dawn of time human beings have been 'endowed' with a natural desire/instinct to want and seek out the lowest possible prices whenever they shop for products and
services(sales, deals and bargains have been a 'staple' of the marketplace down through recorded history--a factor, by the way, whose relevance is quite obviously still alive, well and thriving in every single segment of todays marketplace as well)which
suddenly, for some magical reason, simply ceases to exist and becomes a complete non-issue when the consumer walks through the doors of a convenience store to shop, at which time cost consideration means absolutely nothing at all to them and they are ready, willing and content to pay whatever price is posted without ever giving it a second thought!!!
You may have wondered what 'magical' force could the convenience store industry have that would give it the power to completely nullify an ageless instinct that has existed in the hearts of the human species since the dawn of time!!! Of course the answer is that it doesn't have any such power, and a better explanation of this 'phenomenon'
is that convenience store customers would love to pay lower prices if they were provided the opportunity, but the convenience store industry has done such a good job of convincing the public that convenience stores and low prices can't go together,
that they simply accept it as being that way--and up until now nobody has challenged them on it, AND CONSEQUENTLY, THERE AREN'T ANY DISCOUNT CONVENIENCE STORES ANYWHERE ON EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The only segment of the economy that has shown double digit growth for the last several years has been in the DISCOUNT sector of retail, and yet the convenience store business is the only retail sector of the economy that hasn't as yet gone DISCOUNT in some form or another, because, for whatever reason, ‘convenience store’ & ‘discount’ are just two things that have never been associated with each other. The main reason for this is that anyone who may have thought about it never looked past the several
daunting surface problems standing in the way of how one might profit from selling convenience store products/services at discounted prices. After working for the guy who owned the ‘prototype’ store from which I got this idea for
opening up a national/global chain of them, I was able to successfully discern the reasons why conventional convenience stores couldn’t sell for discounted prices and how these reasons might be overcome.
When considering whether or not you believe that this venture can be successfull, ask yourself the following question: If all other things are equel(i.e.,service, cleanliness, parking, etc.) what percentage of those people who frequent a convenience store at least 3 times a week, do you believe would go an extra 3 or 4 blocks to save 2 dollars on a 10 dollar purchase? If you said at least 25% would go that extra 3 blocks to save 2 dollars, then, whether you are aware of it or not, you believe that
this venture will be successful!!
A very wise proverb from antiquity succinctly says: "NO POWER ON EARTH CAN STOP AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME". Without exception, all of the current relevant economic indicators
point to the fact that our society is on the verge of ushering in the birth of a new GLOBAL ECONOMIC MODEL, whose direct, indirect and 'ripple-down' effects, ramification, repurcussions, consequences and implications, will, by necessity, mandate that the American people will have to make certain changes in their current lifestyles, as well as make other concessions in areas of their lives that, up till now, they have simply taken for granted. Having said that, never in modern history have the TIME, OPPORTUNITY AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ever concurrently come together in such perfect alignment as to virtually guarantee the success of starting up a nationwide chain of retail stores based on the concept/premise of the one
described on the website alluded too above. The complete absence of a retail chain of stores like this one leaves a big empty void in this segment of the retail market that can be successfully exploited by someone with the wisdom
and foresight to see it for the virtually unlimited ground floor opportunity that it is.
Dispite what you believe &/or what the government is telling you, the economy of this country is NEVER AGAIN going to be able to sustain any kind of long term growth, UNTIL THOSE LEGIONS OF GREEDY/EMPTY-HEADED/CRY-BABY/SELF-CENTERED BUFFOONS that we have elected to represent us in Washington begin to use logic/facts/truth/common sense when devising and implementing the laws that affect all of us in every segment of our society!! Although the following business venture will be just as successful in a good economy, it sure doesn't hurt to have it's begining in an economy that will virtually guarantee its success.
Conservatively, there is a potential market worldwide to support 30-50 thousand stores of this kind, with each doing in the vacinity of 2 million dollars a year in gross sales, thereby making this a potentially 50-100 billion dollar
a year business!!! Therefore, based on the 7 year success of my friend’s store, as well as my own observations of the industry for those years, it is my contention that there exists in this country, and possibly even worldwide, a vast potential market in the retail sector of our economy for a chain of NEIGHBORHOOD DISCOUNT CONVENIENCE / MINI-GROCERY STORES that sell convenience store products & services, as well as a few dozen other key food/grocery items, at prices REASONABLY CHEAPER than they can be purchased anywhere else.
It is also my firm belief that if we seize this moment in time, where EVERY RELEVANT factor affecting it, both economic and otherwise, are in such perfectly synchronized alignment, it
is easily within the realm of realistic possibility that this retail concept will appeal to a large enough segment of the cost conscious consumer to generate the kind of volume that will be necessary to successfully overcome its
slim profit margin and allow it to sustain the projected rate and extent of growth in order for it to achieve, in less than a decade, the same kind of phenomenal success in its sector of the retail marketplace that has taken WAL-MART 60 years to do in theirs!!!
Having said the above, I believe in my heart, mind, body and soul, that, with the PROPER LEADERSHIP, this chain of stores-which in the light of our new GLOBAL ECONOMY- will be ones that the public WON'T BE ABLE TO AFFORD NOT TO SHOP AT!!!!
POSITIVE ASPECTS RELATED TO THIS VENTURE:
1)The operation from which I originally got the idea of opening a chain of full service convenience
stores- which would sell all of it's products/services at discounted prices- operated profitably for 7 years until it was forced to close down due to a bitter divorce between the husband and wife owners.
3)It is based strictly on proven concepts/premises.
4)It can become profitable in as little as 3 or 4 months.
5)It has universal need/appeal.
6)It is highly scalable.
7)It is relatively inexpensive to finance.
8)With the dismal present economic situation(and no relief in sight)never has the time and opportunity ever been more conducive for a chain of stores like these.
9)Because of it's universal appeal,it will only be necessary to open a handful of these stores in order to get a solid indication of how successful they would be if expanded on a national/global basis.
10)It fills a potential multi-billion dollar a year ignored/unmet 'niche' in it's sector of the marketplace
whose basic concept/premise has appearently eluded the best entrepreneurial minds in that sector,as a thorough search of the internet confirms that THERE AREN'T ANY OTHER STORES LIKE IT ON THE FACE OF THE
11)Lastly,these stores are tailor made to utilize the territoral method of franchising,which the early pioneers of franchising utilized so effectively in the early 1950's,that they were able to manage 1500 units with only a handful of executives in the home office!!! The beauty of this method is that the franchisee not only pays a big upfront 'fee' for his exclusive territory(city,county,state or multi-state territories),but he also pays for all the costs to open and operate all of the units in his territory!!!
It is extremely rare that a definitive determination of the chances for SUCCESS of a business opportunity of this magnitude can be decided for the relatively small amount of money that it will cost to determine
this one. Because the basic premise for this venture is one of universal want/need/appeal it will only be necessary to open up a half dozen or so units/stores to get a definitive idea on how others that
might be opened will fare. I read routinely about promising new business ventures without half the potential of this one on which millions of dollars have been spent that, either were ’flops’ or on which more money is still needed to determine if it will even work much less whether or not any money can eventually be made on it!!! For a few hundred thousand dollars (maybe even less), by using the less expensive of the two ’business model’ methods associated with this venture (as opposed to the more expensive one of remodeling acceptable new storefront locations) of ’partnering’ with a business owner of an already open/operating store who is willing (for a mutually agreed upon percentage of the new business‘ ) to remodel and operate his
business to our specifications, you can get a reliable idea in a few short months whether or not the concept/premise of this promising new business venture has the kind of potential that I claim it
Once again, because this promising new business venture is offering a product/service that has universal want/need/appeal you can be pretty certain that whatever happens during the 6-8 month‘trial’ run with that store will be the same result that you will get wherever you open one up. Because there is room for at least 20,000 stores nationally and another 30-50 thousand globally you can multiply your profit/expenses for that 6-8 month trial period by this total number to get a ’ball park’ figure of the yearly revenue potential of this promising new business venture to help you decide if it is worth investing in.
Although I could start out with this venture by just opening a single 'model store', it is my intention to
open 4 'model stores' in 4 different 'ethnic' sections of town in order to prove to any naysayers and/or potential investors that might say I just got lucky with a single successfull store
because it happened to be in a good location and in the right part of town. For the following reasons, I would also like to hire a small camera crew to 'document' from start to finish, everything connected with this venture:
1)possibly sell it to a TV network &/or use it as the premise for a new kind of TV 'reality' show.
2)use it as a promotional aid to secure funding for national/global expansion.
3)use it to help 'prove' that the LEGITIMATE REASONS that I contend are responsible for a lot of well deserving, would-be entrepreneurs never becoming successful, are indeed LEGITIMATE REASONS and not simply 'excuses'.
4)because this venture and it's implementation process goes against both 'conventional' wisdom, as well as the 'status-quo' way of
doing things, it will help validate my contention that the Status-Quo can no longer be held up as the unquestioned standard by which the who/what/when/where/why of how things are to
be viewed/carried out from here on in!!
5)because all of my 'ideas' for anything/everything in this life are all based on the same TIMELESS & ETERNAL Truths, Values and Principles, the success of this venture will help serve as 'proof' of their potential value to society--if a 71 year old man who has been considered a 'loser' his entire life is all of a sudden able to create what looks like it may well become a multi-billion dollar a year company(making him one of, if not the oldest person, to ever start with nothing at that age and accomplish this 'feat')with the credit for doing so being a result of employing certain TIMELESS & ETERNAL Truths, Values and Principles, then there just might be something to them!!
If this CF campaign is successful in
acquiring the necessary funding to open the 4 'model stores' and document their implementation from conception to fruition, and they are as successfull as I am sure they will be, I
would then like to crowdfund them for equity--assuming that the SEC has finalized all of the rules and regulations relative to 'equity crowdfunding' by then. However, when that time comes I would like to do something different, that, once again, is decidedly calculated and goes against both conventional wisdom and the'status-quo' way that it's always been done, but because of my belief in the power of THE WISDOM OF THE CROWD, I believe it will be successful.
Rather than seeking funding from 'conventional' sources(which should be relatively easy given both the quick success of these first 4 stores and the video documentation of their implementation), I would like to make all those who want to purchase shares/equity in this venture, partners in it rather than just
investors. Obviously, because this is a 'brick & mortar' venture, not all of the 'partners' can have a 'physical' involvement in it, but they can all have a say on all of
the major decisions that are relative to it's expansion. Additionally, all of the 'partners' who want a more active part in it can submit their resumes on the venture's website and we will all vote on who will be the 'team' who will be in actual 'physical' charge of making this chain of DISCOUNT CONVENIENCE STORES a worldwide success(or, if necessary, bring in somebody from the outside to fill any positions that we can't fill from our ranks).
People, this venture could well be THE NEXT BIG THING in the retail industry, and we have the opportunity here to make crowdfunding history by making this the biggest funded campaign that has happened so far in the relatively new field of crowdfunding--A field that I firmly believe within the next few years will become the biggest
funding source in the entire world for both startups and small business expansion!! If you feel as I do about this venture's potential for success, then lets make this
campaign a resounding success so that when it's time to crowdfund it for equity, we'll have all the momentum in our favor.
Be sure to mention this campaign on all of your social sites and do anything else you can think of to get the word out, and be sure TO GIVE A BIG SHOUT-OUT ABOUT FUNDANYTHING.COM TO EVERYONE YOU CAN.
OTHER VENTURES TO BE CROWFUNDED IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE
Because all of the proposed start-up ventures listed below(all of which I intend to crowfund in the near future)are all 'low-tech' in the sense that none of them require any new knowledge/technology to make them completely 'functional', their basic premise's are very easy to understand/compehend by the average person. The only thing that stands
in the way of their sucessful implementation is whether or not you believe that the want/need/desire for them has a big enough potential market to make them
worth investing in.
I am posting these ventures because I intend to crowdfund them in the near future. For every 50 dollars that you donate to this campaign, you will be issued a 'voucher' that you can use as money for whatever 'perk' you choose from any of these ventures when I do put them up for crowdfunding. Alternately, you can use it to go toward purchasing shares/equity in this current crowdfunding project or any other ones that I CROWDFUND FOR EQUITY when it becomes legal to do so(when the SEC finalizes the rules, hopefully in the next few months).
NEW BUSINESS VENTURES:
1)PERSONAL SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM:
THE PERSONAL SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM that I have
in mind is meant/designed primarily for personal use when your away from your residence, however it can be equally beneficial for use in other
harrowing type situations, such as to summon help if your alone and in distress, or possibly a HOME INVASION, a BANK or CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBERY, where it will not only INSTANTLY notify authorities of your exact location(while sounding the loudest alarm possible), but can also possibly aide in identifing the robbers. It will be the perfect 'tool' to possibly prevent SCHOOL MASSACRES (as well as those in other places) by INSTANTLY notifying teachers and other school employees( as well as the authorities) that a gunman is on the premises!!!
This product/service will be the ultimate in PERSONAL SECURITY ALARM SYSTEMS due to the fact that some of it's intimidating, 'pro-active' type features--which will quickly become 'common knowledge' once it's on the market and word gets around about it's
various 'features'-- not the least of which is one that will make it known at all times to anyone(especially any would-be'
perpetrators')just who is 'equipped' with one at any given time--will insure that it will seldom even have to be used, because those deterrent features will prevent most of the personal attacks and other sinister type encounters/confrontations that they were meant to deal with, from ever happening in the first place!!!!!
2)CELL PHONE 'APP':
Finally, a cell phone 'APP', that will allow someone--WHO IS EITHER TOO EMBARESSED TO SAY ANYTHING IN PERSON, OR FOR SOME OTHER REASON IS UNABLE TO DISCREETLY LET THEM KNOW--to find out if someone who they have a secret desire/longing to get to know better, feels the same about them--all done WITH SUCH COMPLETE ANONYMITY that, not only will they never have to worry about anyone ever finding out about their secret desire, EVEN THE PERSON FOR WHOM THE 'POSTING' WAS
MEANT WILL NEVER GET TO SEE IT unless they have also 'posted' THAT SAME DESIRE TO GET TO KNOW THAT PERSON BETTER, at
which time THEY WILL BOTH BE NOTIFIED SIMULTANEOUSLY of their mutual desire to get to know each other better!!!!!!!!!
3)A line of shoes whereby with a single 'base' pair of specially designed shoes(which themselves are designed to last much longer than a normal pair)and dozens of 'add-ons', you will be able to 'mix and match' to make dozens of different style and color shoes.
4)A line of 'casual' clothes that can be worn by people in their everyday outdoor activities whereby they can get an 'all-over' tan with out having to spend countless hours laying in the sun or a tanning booth(i.e.,they tan right thru the clothes!) .
5)a simple, inexpensive one piece 'device' of extruded plastic for use in millions of business's worldwide--this 'idea' is so simple that it's almost unbelievable that nobody has
ever thought of it before.
6)a company that oversees/implements the entire spectrum of everything that
provides an opportunity for the average person to make a decent living by using their own vehicle(with possibly minor changes/'add-ons' necessary at times) and becoming an 'independent agent'/contractor in the areas of taxi cab/local courior/pickup/delivery/tow truck driver/bus driver/long haul delivery.
7))a prime time TV 'game' show where the 'at home' TV audience has EXACTLY the same chance of winning the multi-million dollar prizes as the 'in-studio' contestants do!!!!!!
8))a 'talk' radio show where the callers get a reasonable pre-determined amount of time to 'say their piece' without being constantly interrupted by the program's host--there are so many intriguing variations/premises upon which this concept could be based, that it might even have to be a 24/7 radio 'talk radio' program!!!!
9)Vast fortunes can
be made by the proper utilization of 'GAMIFICATION' type concepts in all areas of society, including
one that can SIGNIFICANTLY increase the number of listeners/viewers to anything from a single program on a small/local radio/TV station, right on thru to regional/national ones, AS WELL AS the listeners/viewers of an entire network!!!!!
10)By opening up indoor/outdoor mini-amusement park type places, about the size of your average Wal-Mart store, and combining modern technology with the ultimate in efficiency and the 'consolidation' of key rides, people in 100's of towns and cities across this country can enjoy the fun and excitement of 'amusement park' type of rides and arcade games at prices much less expensive than can be offered by their big city counterparts.
11)THE SCARIEST, MOST FRIGHTENING MOVIE OF ALL TIME:
As a fan of 'horror' movies I am constantly amazed that somebody actually invested money to make them as they
are actually that bad. I have seen hundreds of horror movies in my life and none of them have
been 'emmy'/pulitzer prize winners as far as storyline/script/screenplay is concerned. But thats okay because the very nature of 'horror' movies releases them from having any mandates/obligations in this regard. However, being thus exempted, the storyline/script/screenplay for most of these movies, EVEN BY MEDIOCRE STANDARDS, are sad, sorry and pitiful examples of cinematic artistry.
Most horror movies that run approximately 90 minutes or so in length have about 20 to 30 minutes of actual 'frightening' material in them. If your average romance, action or comedy movie didn't have any more romance, action or comedy in them than your average 'horror' movie has 'scare' in it, they would be sued for false advertising!! . To add insult to injury, most of the little bit of 'scare' that most horror movies do have is in the form tat is,
unfortunately, becoming all to commonplace in horror movies these days:a dull, mindless and
unimaginative slime/guts/gore and graphic violence type of 'sensationalism', that is in my opinion nothing more than a cheap, inexpensive, prideless and talentless way of filling up time so that the movie is the obligatory 90 minutes in length. In other words, because they can't come up with the 'real deal' in the way of an actually scary 'horror' movie, they simply make up a 'trailer' of the scary parts of the movie and advertise the hell of it, not really caring if it contained the honest to goodness scare/horror/terror that the public payed their hard earned money for and were hoping to experience.
Taking all of the above into consideration, using a 'subliminal' premise/concept/technique that has worked well for many industries other than the movie industry, I have 'devised' the tentative 'outline' for what will be, without a
doubt, THE SCARIEST, MOST FRIGHTENING series of 'sequel' horror movies of all time. Each
one will be a two hour unforgetable journey, from beginning to end, into the supernatural world of pure, unadulterated STARK TERROR, with more heart pounding and unrelenting suspense than any horror movie thats ever gone before them .At some time during the course of this sequel of movies, every demon, goul, creature, monster or satanic being that has ever been conjured up in the minds, dreams, imaginations or nightmares of people down thru the ages in fiction, fantasy, folklore, legend, print or cinema, will be resurrected from the depths of a fiery hell to unleash two hour segments of unholy terror on the movie going public.
The marketing 'gimmick' that I have in mind for the advertising campaign to promote these movies is the perfect 'vehicle' to insure that they are an unprecedented success. If handled correctly, because of it's
novel/original concept(which to my knowledge has never been utilized in this form
anywhere else before), it will not only be absolutely devastating in successfully completing it's primary directive of luring tens of millions of people to the theater to see these movies, but it is also so powerful in it's premise that it would be well within it's ability to catapult even a mediocre movie into one of the biggest grossing of all time!!
12)A GUARANTEED METHOD FOR PICKING/WRITING A HIT RECORD:
After analyzing pop, rock and country songs for many years to see if the 'hit' records in these 3 fields of music shared a common 'bond' that might contribute to their success, I made a very profound discovery indeed, which I refer too as(for lack of a better term) my 'ORG theory'. Although there is no exact definition of an 'ORG', it can best be described as any mix/blend/combination of words/music/beat/rythem/tempo/
harmony/arrangement/storyline which produce musical 'sounds' that are compelling/captivating/
addictive enough in the nature of their allure/appeal that they are capable of 'inducing' a sense of 'pleasure' in the majority of those people who hear them. My 'ORG theory' can best be compared, in basic concept/premise, to the analogy that 'all dogs are 4 legged animals, but not all 4 legged animals are dogs': 'all 'hit' recordings don't contain 'ORGS' but all recordings that contain 'ORGS' are 'hit' recordings'.
It is my intention to map the DNA of dozens of 'elements' comprising the 'genome' of thousands of 'hit' recordings from the past in an effort to come up with the proper 'algorithm' to 'automate' the process of selecting these 'ORGS'(that presently can only be done by me) to enhance it's potential value a thousand fold, by not making it's ability to 'function' solely dependant on the unique ability of a single human being
with a finite lifespan. This will be done by the creation of an EXTREMELY VALUABLE
'algorithm' that will 'automate' my present 'method'(with a 95 % success rate) of predicting the chances of recordings in the top music 'genres' to become 'hits', by utilizing a form of 'genome sequencing' to 'reverse engineer' and isolate the major elements/'components' that are COMMON to thousands of hit recordings in the top music 'genres' from the past.
The logical ultimate use of these 'ORGS' is to compose recordings that contain them, thereby guaranteeing their success(they must be, of course, promoted in the usual way)but the last 7 decades have left us with a legacy just overflowing with recordings that have captured the 'ORG' sound to the fullest extent, which have the potential to be 'hits' all over again, many of which will require modified/updated /adjusted lyrics/'story line'/arrangement.
Perks--there will be 8 levels
of perks in this campaign, and in addition to whatever level of perk you claim,
you will automatically get the perks in all of the levels above it!!
KEEP IN MIND THAT THE FOLLOWING TWO PERKS WILL BE YOUR FIRST STEP IN GETTING A LITTLE BIT MORE 'UP CLOSE & PERSONAL' TO THIS VENTURE, WHICH, ONCE AGAIN, WITH YOUR HELP WILL BECOME THE 'WAL-MART OF DISCOUNT STORES' WITHIN A FEW SHORT YEARS:
For every $50 that you donate to this campaign you will receive a 'voucher' for that amount of money, which will be redeemable for perks in any of my subsequent crowdfunding campaigns(and there will be plenty more), OR IT CAN BE USED TO PURCHASE SHARES/EQUITY when I put this venture or any others up for EQUITY CROWDFUNDING when it's legal to do so(hopefully in the next few months when the SEC has finalized all the rules and regulations pertaining to it.
For all those who contribute 100 dollars or more to this campaign, IF THIS CAMPAIGN
IS FULLY FUNDED, I will give to each of 10 different people 1% whatever
amount of equity I end up with when this venture is ever EQUITY CROWDFUNDED(or bought out or invested in by outside entities), AND I WILL GIVE TO EACH OF 3 DIFFERENT PEOPLE 5% OF THAT EQUITY. Those people will be chosen when everyone sends in a one page summary of how best to expand this venture nationally/globally, and then they all vote on the best ones, and the 3 with the most votes will each get the 5% equity, and the next 10 with the most votes each get the 1% equity--all ties will be broken by whichever contribution was received first.
- See more at: http://fundanything.com/en/campaigns/the-wal-mart-of-convenience-stores#sthash.9frU94fi.dpuf
THE BIGGEST NO-BRAINER LOW-TECH STARTUP IN THE HISTORY OF THE RETAIL INDUSTRY
Before I get into just what this crowdfunding campaign is all about, let me tell you a little something about myself and the reason for this campaign.
The computer/internet came along late in my life, and although I am familiar with the basics, I am not very proficient in their many other capabilities(thats one of the reasons that I haven't included any video on this campaign page).
My name is Frederick Scanlin and I am a 71 year old man who lives alone on the 700 dollars in social security that I receive each month from having worked several dozen 'blue collar' type jobs during the half century of my working life. I have spent my entire adult life trying to become a successful
entrepreneur, but for LEGITIMATE REASONS beyond my control, I haven't as yet achieved that success.
Those LEGITIMATE REASONS alluded to above(see some of them on my simple, 'no-frills'
http://www.discounstores.weebly.com) don't just affect me alone as there are millions of other people(possibly even some of you) who are 'influenced' to some degree by one or more of them. As an elusive 'commodity' as success is to attain even under the best of circumstances, just the slightest of 'obstacles' can have enough of a negative effect on a persons quest for success, that many deserving people never achieve the success in life that they long for and rightly deserve.
This crowdfunding campaign is going to be a little bit different than your usual ones as it is going to be a two 'tier' type of one, in that, in addition to the request for the funding part of it, I am going to
ask for your help in getting some 'closure' for a form of 'guilt' that I have been living with for the last several decades and need some kind of 'closure' in it's regard. Let me explain the funding part first and then I'll explain the
other part a little
When CROWDFUNDING FOR EQUITY becomes legal in a few months I have intentions of crowdfunding the venture that is explained in more detail on the website given above. This venture is a potential multi-billion dollar a year LOW-TECH retail type one, which in addition to several other positive points about it, is one that DOESN'T EXIST ANYWHERE ON EARTH AT THE PRESENT TIME!!! All of my research has shown that it is much easier to get funding for a business venture if it is an up and running/ existing one as opposed to being a 'startup'. The funding part of this campaign is to raise the money to open a few stores now so that when it is time
to seek funding to build this venture into a national/global chain it will be an existing business, and thus a lot easier to get the funding for.
As will be the case with all of the ventures that I crowdfund, in order to let any potential investors know that
this is their venture as
well as mine and that we are in it together, anyone who buys shares in this one (when the time comes) they will(dispite the 'experts' opinion that too many 'active' investors is not a good idea) have both a say/vote in all of the key decisions relating to it's success, as well as the chance to possibly even be the one in charge of making it a success--every investor can post their resume on the crowdfunding website and when the venture is fully funded we all vote for the one(s) to be on the team in charge of it(or vote to bring in somebody from the outside if necessary).
So now that you know what the funding part of this campaign
is all about let me explain the second 'tier' of it, which is a little more complicated so please bear with me if I ramble a little to much or if I repeat myself, but it's important that I make you understand exactly what this part of the campaign is all about and it's
possible importance/significance to
not only me but possibly to all of society as well.
I have been afflicted with a lifelong 'malady' that affects my concentration abilities as well as my attention span, which, in turn, affects not only both my ability to tend to details and my organizational abilities but also my verbal communication abilities as well. Needless to say these are traits that are indispensible to someone trying to seek funding for a venture of any kind, and are some of the LEGITIMATE REASONS alluded to above that have stiffled my lifelong quest for success.
Due to the many 'shortcomings' in my overall
physical/mental/psycological make-up(resulting from the LEGITIMATE REASONS alluded to earlier)I spent my entire life working 'blue-collar' type jobs while living alone, more or less as an introvert in isolation, while studying, researching, improving and perfecting hundreds of inventions, business and
social concepts as well as documenting many
timeless & eternal truths & principles.
I have posted several dozen of the more important/inexpensive of these 'things' on my website for your consideration(for the sake of brevity I will refer to all of the different postings on my website as 'things').
So here I am at 71 years of age(where even under the best of circumstances I don't have an overabundance of time left in my life)with several dozen inventions, business ventures and social 'programs' that, once again, due to my 'shortcomings', I am not qualified to either personally be in
charge of making them a success(although you couldn't find a more qualified person than myself to fill an advisor/consultant position in their regard)or even to make a definitive determination as to whether or not they are as potentially valuable as I contend that they are.
So although the money from this crowdfunding
campaign will be going toward opening the stores as
alluded to earlier, the second 'tier' purpose of it is to give me some kind of vindication of the potential value of my lifes work and provide me with the kind of closure that I desperately need.
In other words I need to know whether or not the basic concept/premise behind the various 'things' posted on my website can be,WITH THE HELP/PARTICIPATION/INVOLVEMENT/PARTERSHIP OF THE CROWD, turned into successful business's and other socially beneficial venues of some kind or another--or are those 'things' just your
average/mediocre/mundane/run of the mill type things that aren't worth spending any more time/effort/money on-- which if thats the case, I can move on with whatever amount of time that I may have left in my life, secure in the knowledge that I did my best to try and advance society ahead in the best way I knew how to/was capable of.
'perks', because of the rather unusal nature of this
crowdfunding campaign, I am not going to offer any of an immediate monetary value because I don't want to 'bribe' or urge you in any way to contribute to this campaign unless you believe that the 'things' posted on my website, WITH YOUR HELP, can be turned into something of value. If this campaign is successful there will be plenty of 'perks' to go around for everybody for a long time to come, because THESE 'THINGS' ARE YOURS AS WELL AS MINE, so it could well signal the beginning of a long an
successful relationship betweeen us, because TOGETHER there are no limits to what we can achieve.
The few 'perks' that I will offer however, will be a place on the doners list;the chance to name the chain of stores(everyone who donates a certain amount to this campaign sends in with it their name for this chain of stores and when the campaign ends we will all vote for the chains name from
those entries);a website to keep up with the weekly
progress of how the money from this campaign is being spent; a 10% discount on all purchases made in these stores;a personal 'perk' of including all doners on a list of those who will I will, collectively, say a prayer for everyday of my life.
There is another 'perk' of sorts that I can offer in the form of helping me with something that would litterly break my heart if I didn't get a chance to bring it to the attention of the American People--something that will
affect all of us in a very profound and negative way if it isn't successfully addressed very soon.
The birth/dawning of the 'computer age' opened up unprecedented and virtually unlimited possibilities for the human race with the 'spawning' of the internet. The potential of the awesome and virtually unlimited capabilities of the proper combining and utilization of both crowdsourcing and the internet provides
society with something brand new in the human experience by
allowing ME/YOU/ US/WE, for the first time in the history of the world, to not only successfully complete the 'project' described below, but will also allow ME/YOU/ US/WE to advance society, in less than a generation, to within an 'arms length' of reaching the absolute pinnacle of human evolution/developement!!
What a glorious/blessed heritage we Americans were born to share in being able to call the greatest country in the history
of the world our own. I am aware, as I am sure that many of you are as well, that our beloved country is in deep trouble, and unless we do something soon to get it off the road to destruction that it is presently speeding headlong and recklessy down, it is going to deteriorate into third world status from which it will be almost impossible to ever recover from.
This upcoming crowdfunding project is called "The
Only Cure For What Ails America", and is the basic
concept/premise of what I believe, considering the the urgency of the situation and the lateness of the hour, to be the last chance for WE THE PEOPLE, in a LEGAL & PEACEFUL MANNER, using the existing legal/political 'infrastructure', to take back our country at every level(city/county/state/federal)in such a manner that it won't make any difference who or what party is in charge or how many lobbyists there may be in Washington!! However, to make it
work I will need your help and active participation to 'critique' this 'cure' and get it ready to be crowdfunded in a definitive/professional manner, so I will send an 'advance' copy to anybody who contributes a certain amount to this campaign.
What a different kind of 'song' my life might have been if I had just been lucky enough to have had the internet and crowdsourcing/funding around while I was young enough
to have taken full advantage of them, especially when
considered in the light of the brief amount of time that a person has been alotted for their sojourn here on earth-a brief 'blip' on each side of eternity-not a whole lot of time to do all of the good that there is to do in the world in the few short years that someone has to try and do it.
In light of the above, I just want to personally apologize from the bottom of my heart to any of you out there, as
well as to anybody else who in the last 50 years, might have had to endure some kind of 'hurt' over those decades by anything on my website that might have successfully become a 'venue' of some kind to help you out in some way or another, but because of the nature of my 'shortcomings' I wasn't able to make those possible 'venues' become a reality. It's a heavy burden of heartfelt guilt, sadness and shame that I carry for my part in this, but I want you to know,
understand and believe that THE ONLY REASON THAT I WASN'T THERE TO
HELP YOU OUT, WAS ONLY BECAUSE THAT THERE WAS NOBODY THERE TO HELP ME OUT, SO THAT I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE TO HELP YOU OUT.
Well people thats it for now. If I could turn back the pages of time I would do a lot of things differently(as I am sure some of you would as well), but unfortunately we aren't allowed that option, but I feel that the whole purpose of my entire life
is being summed up with the launching of this crowdfunding campaign, and in closing I want you to know that no matter how it turns out, when it's over, I will post a very personal thank you to everyone of you who participated in it.
Take care and MAY GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND ALL OF THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED AND DIED TO KEEP HER FREE, AND MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AS WELL.