THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS VENTURES ARE ALL READY TO BE SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTED:
All of the following business ventures are described in general terms, because except for certain areas of high tech, the basic concept/premise for any 'new idea' in any realm of human endeavor, can be explained fully enough IN ONE SINGLE PARAGRAPH so that anyone expert in that area(and more times than not, someone of even just average intelligence)will IMMEDIATELY have that EUREKA, AH-HAH MOMENT and fully understand exactly what it is that you have in mind(and possibly even be mad at themselves for not having thought of it long ago). In other words, if you provide the right person with nothing more than an ever so slight description of just the basic concept/premise of whatever it is that you have in mind, they now know EVERYTHING necessary to make it just as SUCCESSFUL as if they knew everything about it as you do--and consequently, they really don't need you anymore if they decide to go it alone!!:
A chain of national/global DISCOUNT CONVENIENCE STORES as described in another section of this website.
There are thousands of independently owned and operated single unit business's in the following 6 consumer related industries that are basically 'fragmented' and have changed the way they do business very little in the past several decades. There is a big opportunity in bringing them up to modern standards and then bringing them under the 'umbrella' of a large national company with the necesssary capital/contacts/name recognition and other related attributes that can help them increase their customer base. These sectors are :barber shops/re-sale shops/ pawn shops/junk yards/motels/auto repair places.
Personal security is something that will definitely need to be adequately addressed in the next few years as the worldwide economic situation continues to deteriorate, adding to other personal crimes that also seem to increase with every passing year. My idea in this regard is to combine/integrate all relevant existing technology into the ultimate 'personal security safeguard system' that, because of an innovative way of making any would-be perpetrators aware of it's presence, will make it equally, if not more so, effective as a deterrent in preventing personal attacks from happening in the first place, as it is in adequately addressing them when they do occur. This 'state of the art" personal alarm protection system incorporates the best of existing 'sound' technology('triggered' in the best/safest way possible)which, if ever needed, sounds the loudest possible alarm(and at night has a 'strobelight' alarm as well)and the victims location is immediately sent to the authorities with their location pinpointed with GPS technology. It is designed in such a way that, once again, most dangerous encounters will be avoided altogether as the perpetrator will be well aware of those people who are being 'protected' by this system and will look elsewhere for someone who isn't.
I have long believed that if given the proper incentive the american worker could revolutionize the efficiency/proficiency in all sectors of every industry in less than a generation. I propose a company that designs/formulates a comprehensive 'employee suggestion program' based on the basic concept/premise of rewarding employees whose 'ideas' are accepted with a reasonable/respectable amount of the money that it saves/makes their company over a reasonable amount of time(year or decade).This company offers to implement this program and run/manage it for companies of every kind all across this country for a fee &/or for a percentage of the amount of money saved/made.
A chain of resale type stores that look like regular general merchandise stores(in order to take away the 'stigma' that resale type shops have with a lot of people)would go over good in this economy. They would get their merchandise from donations as well as picking usable things along peoples curbs and picking up things that people want hauled away.
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.
I have noticed over the last half century that people love going to 'carnival' type events where they can eat different 'snack. foods, play 'arcade games and, most importantly, ride the various 'carnival' type rides that you see at fairs and other like type events If the following few things can be successfully done(and they can)then this type of 'entertainment' type center can be set up in hundreds of cities across the country and be very successful--the key thing is to bring the cost of a 'outing' down to where the average person/family can easily afford to go several times a month By using the latest in technology and using innovative 'out-of-the-box' type thinking to bring food/beverage prices down, and then by timing/automating both the arcade games and the rides to the max so that the public can get longer play and ride times(which should be designed so that one person can operate 2 or 3 games/rides at a time). These 'amusement enters' can be built in a relatively small area and covered so that they can be used in all types of weather. By 'combining/integrating' the 'thrill' of several key rides together you can save a lot of space without sacraficing any of the 'thrills' of any of the rides.
I first became aware of the need for an HONEST/COMPETENT 'idea-to-market' invention service/company when I was bilked out of several thousand dollars some 40 years ago by an unscrupulous company who promised to help me get an invention of mine(they were the 'davison' of their day). Believe it or not the 'idea-to-market' segment of the business sector has been,and still is,dominated by bogus/charleton companies who are in the businesss STRICTLY TO FLEECE the naive/trusting/unsuspecting public out of every cent that they can,in return for doing basically nothing in return of any consequence for them.
It is beyond my comprehension why the SEC(or some comparable government agency) hasn't done anything inover half a century to stop these unscrupulous companies from bilking the public, as their unethical/illegal methods are EASILY DETECTABLE by anyone with an IQ anywhere above the plant life level!
Americans spend multiplied tens of millions of dollars every year attempting to get their 'ideas'/inventions to the marketplace. Most of these people are good,decent hard working peoplee who will only have a handful of 'ideas' for new &/or improved inventions in their entire life. Within reason, these people will beg,borrow &/or work a second job jist to have the opporrunity to see if their 'idea' can make it to the marketplace Although there are a few companies out there that are LEGITIMATE in doing some of the severalsteps/stages that an 'idea' must go thru in order to have a realistic chance to successfully make irtt to the marketplace, THEREBIS NOT ONE COMPANY IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY that will DO EVERYTHING for those inventors to get their 'idea' to the marketplace(what an opportunity!!!)!!!!
Most of these peope , not only may not have the time,money or interest, but also lack the skill/knowledge/expertise that it takes tohave a reasonable chance to do all of the necessary things that must be done in orde for their 'idea' to have a reasonable chance to make it to the marketplace. Realizing this, most of these people,not only don't mind paying a FAIR & REASONABLE price to have this done for them, they would MUCH PREFER IT, as long as they are getting their moneys worth.
Considering the half cenury that people have been ripped off by these bogus companies, it's very appearent that a substantial proven market exists in this country for a LEGITIMATE company like the one just described. Why one doesn't exist as yet is amazing to me to say the least,especially in light of the relatively easy and inexpensive it would be to start one up.
I have always believed that if a company of any kind was completely honest and 'transparent' in EVERY way, that it's success would be limited only by the QUALITY OF THE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN that was used to promote itself. Without a national awareness of it's existence, the success of a company like this is significantly diminished/lessened, and it's chances for MAXIMUM success are virtually non-existant.
I honestly believe that if a company of this kind were to open up based on the one described above, that within a 3-5 year timeframe, it would not only dominate this sector of thr market, it would also be doing society a big favor by running all of the bogus companies in this sector RIGHT OUT OF BUSINESS!!!
A blue collar 'day labor' agency that provides it's 'workers-in-waiting' a nice clean place to wait with a few inexpensive 'amenities', and the ability to pay them 2 or 3 dollars an hour for waiting(whether or not they get called)which will be taken out of future earnings.
A website where for a reasonable daily/weekly/monthly fee people can post their particular user/owner generated content, knowing that when the word gets out about it there will be a lot of people who will go to this website first (before just randomly surfing for the particular content that they are looking for)to see why the owner of that 'content' felt it was important enough to pay money to have it heard/seen.
The 'payday loan' sector is charging exhorbatent rates to those people who can afford to pay it the least. I propose a nationwide chain of 'payday loan' stores that charges substantially less and offers those who want out of their existing loans the chance for us to pay it off for them at a much smaller rate.
A chain of private outpatient 'drug clinics' that actually help people to get off of drugs rather than doing everything in their power to keep them addicted for as long as possible in order to profit from their 'addiction'. Most of the independant out-patient methadone clinics in this country are no more than legalized 'drug dealers.
the emotional/mental lives of countless millions of people could be greatly enhanced with the proper utilization of the right combination of readily available medications. Although the technology and everything else necessary to make these medications readily available to those in need(many of whom turn to a lifetime of drugs &/or alcohol as a way to "self-medicate"), the necessary national/global 'venues' necessary to make them available have never been brought to successful fruition--truly a modern day national/global tragedy of unforgivable proportions.
Several years ago I noticed how many people payed the $1.00 lottery 'scratch-off' tickets, and it only took them a minute or so in order to determine if they won or lost. It didn't seem quite fair to me that for a dollar they got such a little amount of fun/thrill/excitement(or whatever type of feelings that people get from this kind of gambling). I came up with a handheld game(this was before cellphone 'apps')that if it could get around gambling laws could offer this exact same type of 'scratch-off' game for 10 cents rather than a dollar. Things have changed in the last few years and I believe that this game can now be legally offered to the public, and if so may well be the most profitable game of its type in the world.
After a half century of observation combined with what I see happening with the current economic/employment situation, I believe that there are many profitable opportunities starting up new 'business models' withins the following long established business sectors, based on the the concept/premise of utilizing part time/full time/'on-call'/no benefits type workers:
1)With the proper utilization/co-ordination of 'on-call' employees using their own vehicles, a 'discount' cab company can be profitably operated.
2)With the properly designed 'device' any personal vehicle can be made into a 'tow truck', which with the proper utilization/co-ordination of 'on-call' employees can form the foundation of a 'discount' tow service.
3)Starting up a local courior/delivery service using the personal vehicles of the employees that are 'retro-fitted with the properly designed equipment &/or trailer.
4)With the properly designed trailer a persons personal vehicle can be made into a '16 wheeler' for the local/long haul delivery of relatively light weight merchandise, thereby giving, among others, a husband and wife the opportunity of working together.
There will be many people with potentially good business 'ideas' that are just in the 'idea' stage, who,FOR WHATEVER REASON, can/won't/don't want to have any part in it other than 'selling' it for whatever they can get for it. This website will let them post(for a fee)a brief summary of just what it is at which time it will be 'voted' on by the 'crowd/potential investors. If the 'idea' gets enough votes, then depending on what terms the 'founder' wants we will buy it from them. Although the premise of this website violates everyones belief that an 'idea' alone isn't worth anything and nobody would pay you for one, this website will vindicate my belief that, if this website is set up properly it will be very successful(the 'entry' fee alone could make this a profitable venture).
With the proliferation of the internet it becomes more and more difficult to keep new 'ideas' for anything(inventions/new business concepts/movie scripts/TV show ideas/anything at all) a secret and still be able to say enough about them to get funding for them. My idea here is to form a website that will for a reasonable fee(one item/by the number/unlimited)you can post your 'idea' where it will be time/date stamped and will be protected to the max in every legal way/shape/manner/form that it is possible for it to be--even to the point of going to court for you if necessary.
By utilizing the basic premise/concept upon which the burgeoning industry of GAMIFICATION is based on(which is continuing to cut into the market share of both the RADIO & TV industries) in an effort to increase their slipping market share, Tvnetworks/programs provide the public with both an opportunity to possibly WIN A LOT OF MONEY, as well as to help alleviate the 'boredom' factor, which, in one or more of it's many direct or indirect forms and guises, detrimentally affects their 'hum-drum' lives to some degree or another, via the novel and innovative use of new methods, strategies, programs and techniques that will add a new dimension of fun, excitement, challenge and interest to some or all of their existing programming!
The proper combining/merging/integration of certain existing technologies with some 'unsung' knowledge from the past can produce something that has the realistic potential to change society in the way we know it--however, like so many things, depending on how it may be used(you can use nuclear technology to build bombs or power homes)this 'change' can be for the better or for the worse.
As the word slowly but surely gets out to more and more people about EQUITY CROWDFUNDING there are going to be hundreds of thousands(and eventually milions) of 'wanna-be entrepreneurs' who are going to want to use this venue to fund their various 'ideas', inventions and other type business ventures. Most of these 'wanna-be entrepreneurs' are going to be naive/novice/inexperienced people who don't have the necessary business knowledge or entreneurial expertise to be able to adequately do all of the many things that must be done to give both their core venture as well as it's CROWDFUNDING campaign a reasonable chance to become successful.
When EQUITY CROWDFUNDING becomes legal it will eventually grow to be the biggest form of startup/expansion capital IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD, and consequently the sheer number of new entrepreneurs and new business ventures are going to overwhelm the resources of the current 'infrastructure' of the venture capital industry, thereby opening up countless possible opportunities to accomodate this growth.
Although I have what I believe are some innovative 'ideas' to help the 'wanna-be entrepreneur' prepare his 'core' venture for launching should they get the funding for it, this opportunity is in the actual CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN itself, which my 'research' shows is a lot more difficult than it might first appear to be(the mandatory regular back and forth discussions/updates with contributors alone is almost a full time job).
Have a website/platform that will, for a reasonable 'fee', RUN THE ENTIRE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN for any entrepreneur that wants you to do it for them(for either a 'stake' in the venture &/or have the fee taken out of the pledges/ contributions before the entrepreneur gets anything). The 'key' to this type of 'service' being successful will be in their ability to build a VAST network of social websites, media outlets, blogs and EVERY OTHER CONCEIVABLE TYPE of 'connection' that would in any way benefit something like this(possibly even finding a way to tap into the 'contacts'/friends of thousands of co-operative individuals). This type of vast network of 'contacts' is something that no individual-not even a knowledgable one-could possibly match.
When the word gets out about this website/platform being able to give a 'crowdfunder' THE ABSOLUTE BEST CHANCE FOR HIS CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO BE SUCCESSFUL, there is no doubt in my mind that it will immediately become a top tier CROWDFUNDING destination of distinction that will still be on top long after other websites/platforms with other 'business models' have come and gone.
With crowdfunding getting bigger every day and will get exponentially bigger when equity crowdfunding soon becomes legal, this venture, if done right, has limitless possibilities not only in crowdfunding but in a host of different areas. Build the biggest PR network in the history of the world by the proper/innovative/'out-of-the-boxconnecting/combining/merging of, AMONG OTHERS, all of the following:
1)all existing PR 'venues'. 2)all appropriate 'blogs' and other type websites. 3) a few as yet unthought of 'venues'. 4) ones consisting of hundreds of thousands of individuals using the combined resources of thei own individual social networks(wanting to join for several innovative 'incentives')to form a large single one.