. THESE ARE A FEW BUSINESS VENTURES THAT WILL REQUIRE MY PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT BECAUSE I CAN'T EXPLAIN EXACTLY HOW THEY WILL WORK UNTIL I ACTUALLY GET STARTED ON THEM:
A GUARANTEED METHOD FOR PICKING/WRITING HIT RECORDS:
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)as 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 anaology 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.
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, some of which may require modified/updated /adjusted lyrics/'story line'/arrangement.
Based on the same basic concept/premise of my 'ORG theory', I have 'isolated' something(refered too as CINS)that will virtually guarantee the success of movies in certain classifications. These 'CINS' are based on the reason that if an entire movie was as good as the 'trailers' that are used to promote/advertise them, then they would all be successful.
Based on the same concept/principle of my 'ORG theory', there are also visual 'ORGS' which relate to human facial/body movements/expressions. If properly 'codified' with the necessary 'algorithm' they could be very use/valuable in 'short' subjects such as, among other things, commercials and music videos.
I have long been in awe of the mental, physical and psycological manifistations associated with the various martial arts forms. I believe that if the basic principles upon which they are based were properly 'adjusted' so that they could be successfully 'transfered' to the rules and regulations of the sport of boxing, that they could produce champions in all weight divisions like no others that have ever been.
After watching/analyzing 'horror' movies for over half a century, I have realized that most of them have only about a 1/2 hour of real 'scare' in them while the rest of it is simply the mindless use of blood/guts/gore/slime/violence to fill up the obligatory 90plus minute running time of the movie. I have the tentative outlines for a 'sequel' of horror movies that will be the most frightening of all time. Each one will be a 2 hour, unforgettable journey-from beginning to end-into the supernatural world of pure unadulterated STARK TERROR ,all without the use of the obscene blood/guts/gore/violence of most other movies of this kind, containing instead more unrelenting suspense and intense terror than any other movie thats ever gone before it.
At sometime during the course of these series of 'sequel' horror movies, every demon/goul/creature/monster/satanic being that has ever been conjured up in the minds/imaginations/nightmares of people down thru the ages in fiction/fantasy/folklore/legend/print/cinema, will be resurrected from the depths of a fiery hell to unleash two hour segments of stark terror on the movie going public.
The marketing 'gimmick' that I have for the promotion/advertising of this series of 'sequels' will be like no other that has EVER BEEN in the entire history of the movie industry--it is so 'devastating' in it's basic concept/premise that it might just propel this series of 'sequels' into the biggest grossing ones of all times!!
A line of 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.
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 realize from your 'profile' that giving advice is not part of your 'job description', but if there is any insight that you could possibly give this AGING VETERAN that would help me before my sojourn in this life comes to an end, I would be eternally grateful to you. . Basically, I just want to know if I have spent MY ENTIRE LIFE chasing an 'impossible dream', because I WAS WRONG ABOUT MY ENTREPRENEURIAL 'CAPABILITIES', OR, IF I AM NOT WRONG, what is my best course of action (other than giving up, which is not an option, UNLESS I AM PROVIDED DEFINITIVE REASONS WHY I AM WRONG)to, at least, GET TO THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER?? . I wouldn't be bothering you for advice if there wasn't so much at stake, so at the cost of you possibly not wanting to read the rest of this email due to it's length, I still feel 'compelled' to say the following before I get to the point of this email. The only reason that I am seeking advice/help is to be able to, before I die, have the opportunity to BE THE BEST THAT I CAN BE, and to offer to mankind ANYTHING OF VALUE THAT I MIGHT POSSESS--including the below alluded too TIMELESS & ETERNAL TRUTHS & PRINCIPLES--in order to help them advance a little closer toward our final 'evolutionary' destination of creating a relatively 'Utopian' society in which all human beings can live together in peace: . The birth/dawning of the 'computer age' opened up unprecedented and virtually unlimited possibilities for the human race with the 'spawning' of the internet and all of the other marvels that 'cyberspace' makes possible. The potential of the awesome and virtually unlimited capabilities of the proper combining and utilization of both crowd sourcing and the internet provides society with something brand new in the human experience by allowing WE, as THE FAMILY OF MAN, for the first time in the history of the world, to be able to have COMPLETE access to the AWESOME power and unlimited benefits of the 'Wisdom Of The Crowds'. . THE 'WISDOM OF THE CROWDS' is possible because of the GREATEST HUMAN RESOURCE IN THE HISTORY THE WORLD, which is of course, THE VAST POTENTIAL OF THE HUMAN MIND, which manifests itself in a myriad of different ways, not the least of which is THE LIMITLESS SUPPLY OF GOOD IDEAS, IN EVERY REALM IMAGINABLE, THAT EXISTS IN THE HEARTS, MINDS AND IMAGINATIONS OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF 'COMMON ' PEOPLE THE WORLD OVER. . By simply 'surfing' the internet and checking out things like 'think tanks', innovation, technology and ANY OTHER subjects that are in any way related to advancing society forward &/or making ours a better world, ANYONE of average intelligence can easily see the immense quality and quantity of human intelligence, in EVERY REALM of existence IMAGINABLE, that exists out there in the hearts and minds of multiplied millions of people around the world!!! . The absolutely OVERWHELMING feeling that one gets when being made aware for the very first time, of the existence of all of this 'intelligence' POSSESSED BY SO MANY PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD, is hard to explain, but it , is indeed a very exciting/humbling/hopeful and enlightening thing to experience, especially when viewed by those people who are able to properly discern just what the potential ultimate implications of all this 'intelligence' could possibly mean if it were all properly categorized/organized/merged/linked and integrated together to form a single GLOBAL 'entity', easily capable of SUCCESSFULLY advancing the human race forward toward achieving a realistically 'Utopian' society in which we can all live peacefully together in!!! . I GUESS THAT WHAT I AM ASKING OF YOU IS, that based on what I have already said in this email, HOW CAN I USE MY 'COMMITMENT', as described in the basic 'premise' of the following paragraph, to get to THE TRUTH OF WHETHER OR NOT I HAVE THE POSITIVE ENTREPRENEURIAL QUALITIES THAT I BELIEVE I HAVE??: . In this email and on my website I make some rather 'radical' contentions about a lot of different things in several different sectors of society, which if proven true have the realistic capability of SUCCESSFULLY advancing the human race forward in all sectors of its existence!!! Because every idea that I have ever had, and every contention that I have ever made in my entire life ARE ALL BASED ON THE SAME TIMELESS & ETERNAL TRUTHS & PRINCIPLES which are listed below and on my website (which I have gleaned and culled from the thousands that I have encountered over the last several decades)it is only necessary to determine the worth of ONE of them in order to determine the potential worth of them all!!! It is for this reason that I am staking EVERYTHING on the success of the following business venture that I plan to 'CROWD FUND' in the near future, as described below: . . Greetings To Any Potential Investors: . My name is Frederick Scanlin and I am a 73 year old 'nerdy' looking, high school educated, 'introverted', ex army veteran with a 'blah' type personality, and because of a lifelong malady I have a big problem with BOTH my organizational abilities as well as my verbal communication skills (none of which, however, affect my 'thinking' ability)--definitely not the kind of person that your average person would want to 'hang with'. . However, having said that, I DO ALSO POSSESS three positive attributes that in certain cases &/or under the right circumstances, overrides all of the above alluded to negative ones, and if ever given the proper opportunity could prove invaluable TO SOCIETY (see them at #'s 2& 3 below): . . 1) Based on the same basic premise of the proven fact that 'SOME OF THE GREATEST COACHES WERE NEVER 'PLAYERS'. . 2) I, like many others, have a '6th sense' type of attribute that allows me upon being made aware of certain people, places, things processes, concepts and any number of other particular 'sets of circumstances', to see them, not necessarily as they are in their present state, but rather how they might become in a different &/or 'expanded' way that would give them more value/worth than they have now. . 3) Because I am fully aware of all of my 'limitations' in every aspect of my ENTIRE life/existence, and realize the limitless value of the proper 'relegation' of certain jobs/tasks, I am able to 'tap into' all of the experience, wisdom, talent, knowledge and expertise of everybody with whom I may end up 'partnering' with on any given subject/project. Therefore it is unnecessary for the skill, ability, expertise or knowledge that is needed for me to successfully accomplish that given subject/project to be in my actual 'possession', just as long as I am both aware of which of those 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 my disposal those cooperative people who do actually possess those various skills/attributes. . . THERE ARE CERTAIN UNIVERSALLY INFALLIBLE IDEALS, VALUES, TRUTHS & PRINCIPLES THAT ARE TIMELESS & ETERNAL IN THE LOGIC, INSIGHT & KNOWLEDGE THAT THEIR PROFOUND WORDS OF WISDOM IMPART TO THE HUMAN RACE. They are unique in the universe in that they transgress time, space, race, creed, color, religions, cultures, gender, sexual preference and all other areas of human endeavor. . I have gleaned and culled several dozen parables, precepts, platitudes, axioms, insights, adages, truisms, sayings, quotations and other general observations from the thousands that I have encountered over the last several decades, all of whose basic premise's are based on the ideals/values/truths/principles alluded to above (some of which, when I felt it appropriate, I took the liberty to update &/or paraphrase to make them adaptable to modern times)--a few of them are listed below, and the rest can be found on my website at: (http://discounstores.weebly.com). . Although many of these adages/axioms/quotations, etc. may seem blatantly obvious and others laughingly simple on the surface, the proper '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 in all areas of human endeavor, and thus IF HEEDED TO THE MAXIMUM & STEADFASTLY ADHERED TOO, THEY WILL VIRTUALLY GUARANTEE THE SUCCESS OF ANYTHING THAT IS BASED ON THEM--INCLUDING 'START UP' BUSINESS VENTURES!! . . I have been trying for the last 7 years to find investors for the 'start up' venture described below, but NONE OF THE THOUSANDS OF 'EXPERTS' in the VC INDUSTRY that I have contacted think that the 'start up' described below is even worth checking out/looking into, much less having the wisdom/insight to see that it has the realistic chance to be 'THE NEXT BIG THING' in retail(especially considering the state of our present economy which isn't going to get much better anytime in the near future). . Therefore, in addition to attempting to make this venture a success, I am also going try and prove(or disprove)that these TIMELESS & ETERNAL TRUTHS, PRINCIPLES & KNOWLEDGE ARE AS VALUABLE AS I CONTEND THAT THEY ARE WHEN IT COMES TO HAVING A BIG PART IN THE SUCCESS OF 'START UP' VENTURES!!!! . BECAUSE THIS 'START UP' VENTURE REPRESENTS THE POTENTIAL VALUE / WORTH OF EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE EVER CONTENDED IN MY ENTIRE LIFE ABOUT EVERYTHING, AND BECAUSE IT, AS WELL AS ALL OF MY OTHER 'IDEAS' & CONTENTIONS ARE ALL BASED ON THESE SAME TIMELESS & ETERNAL TRUTHS, PRINCIPLES, IF, IN SPITE OF ALL OF THE NEGATIVE THINGS THAT THE 'EXPERTS' SAY ABOUT THIS 'START UP', it nevertheless becomes as successful as I contend that it can be, THEN THERE IS A VERY REALISTIC CHANCE that these TIMELESS & ETERNAL TRUTHS & PRINCIPLES('THE DOMINANT/DEFINITIVE DOZEN' are listed below, the rest are on my website)may indeed have the 'POWER' to 'guarantee' the success of any 'START UP' that is based on them!!!!!!! . 1) It doesn't require any further R&D, or the 'creation' or use of any new/untested technology to make them fully 'functional' entities!!! . 2) It doesn't require the IMMEDIATE establishment of any expensive local/regional/national 'infrastructure' type facilities that is mandatory to make the venture a 'successfully functioning entity'!!! . 3) It has major 'appeal' & is relatively easily & profitably 'SCALABLE'. . 4) It passes all mandatory requirements of all 'respectable' SWOT analysis and 'venture evaluation' 'requirements. . 5) The potential worth of an 'idea' for a proposed new 'start up' business venture isn't in any way affected by whether or not the person who came up with the 'idea' is a fast talking, good looking, charismatic type person or looks like Frankenstein and has the personality of Attila the Hun!!!! . 6) Even though there are now, and always will be, new or improved products &/or services that are novel, unique, sensational, spectacular &/OR unbelievable, THE SIMPLE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT, in most of these cases, THERE SIMPLY isn't either a big enough market out there to make them worthwhile business enterprises, OR they can't be offered at a price that enough people could afford to purchase them!!! . THEREFORE, THE FIRST & MOST IMPORTANT thing that must be considered before a proposed 'start up' is to be pursued, is to determined if there is a big enough POTENTIAL market of buyers out there, who will readily accept the price that they will have to be charged in order to cover ALL the costs associated with making that product/service available to them? . 7)ALL 'NEW' BUSINESS 'START UP' VENTURES that don't utilize any new or untested technology to make them fully 'functional' business enterprises, ARE ONLY 'NEW' in the sense that the various 'components' that make them up(MUCH LIKE THE letters of our alphabet, which, WITH JUST 26 LETTERS, form hundreds of thousands of words and phrases to create the entire English language)--which have been successfully used billions of times in creating every single 'man made' thing in existence--simply have never before been 'put together' in exactly the particular way/shape/manner or form that they are now being combined in order TO FORM/CREATE THE PARTICULAR 'NEW' START UP VENTURE IN QUESTION!!! . 8)THE MANAGEMENT TEAM that is in charge of making a success of any given venture is the singularly most important 'element' in determining its success or failure--and I would add that just how successful it becomes is, in turn, directly proportional to both the amount and degree of original, 'out-of-the-box' type of entrepreneurial expertise that is possessed/exhibited by that team, AS WELL AS, their ability to properly discern which parts/aspects of the prevailing status-quo that affects their particular venture in any way, that they will no longer accept/hold up as being the unquestioned way that the who, what, where, when and why of how they will do things to insure the success of their venture!! . 9) Based upon the above 'Truths', most 'start ups' that don't require any new &/or untested technology in order to make them completely 'functional' business enterprises, require only a few 'skill sets' in order to make them completely successful ventures(depending on what it is, this number will vary, and is easily determined by checking on the number of those utilized in comparable' start up' ventures), IT IS THEREFORE MY CONTENTION: THAT ANY 'START UP' BUSINESS VENTURES that meets the 'criteria' alluded to above--even though it may not as yet have a 'team' or a comprehensive 'business plan' ready to go--HAS JUST AS GOOD OF A CHANCE OF BECOMING A SUCCESS IF IT IS LEAD BY A 'TEAM' COMPRISED OF THE FOLLOWING KIND OF MEMBERS AS IT WOULD IF IT WASCOMPRISED OF A 'TEAM' OF ITS 'FOUNDERS', WHO MAY OR MAY NOT BE AS QUALIFIED AND CONFIDENT AS THAT 'HAND PICKED' TEAM BELOW ARE:
A 'HAND PICKED' MANAGEMENT TEAM COMPRISED OF INDIVIDUALS WHO CAN 'THINK OUT OF THE BOX', AND ARE BOTH EXCITED & PASSIONATE ABOUT THE 'START UPS' POTENTIAL POSSIBILITIES IN THE 'MARKETPLACE', AND HAVE WHATEVER DEGREE OF EXPERTISE THAT IS REQUIRED IN ALL OF THE VARIOUS 'SKILL SETS' THAT ARE NECESSARY TO MAKE THAT TYPE OF A VENTURE A FULLY 'FUNCTIONAL' & SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE. . 10) Problems can be solved much quicker/easier/cheaper/better, if, rather than looking for its solution (and not the solution to any of its many possible negative results) by advancing forward from its present one, instead 'retreat' backward from the absolutely best solution conceivable (if anything were possible), until they come together in the best of all possible/economically feasible solutions to that problem, that can be implemented within the limits of existing knowledge & technology. . 11) If a company is going to survive, remain competitive and continue to proliferate in the harsh and uncertain environment of today’s ever-changing global economy, they must at all times be consciously aware of APATHY, COMPLACENCY AND UNAWARENESS, which must, in their many direct, indirect and ripple-down forms and guises, be avoided like the plague--not to do so can & will have devastating effects. Also they must have it be an integral part of their 'business model' to, AT ALL TIMES, be consciously aware of the importance of being constantly vigilant to the subtle and ever changing social/political/economic 'landscape' and be able, at a moment’s notice', to adjust/change their company's direction to adapt to & accommodate these changes. . 12) Lastly, it must always be properly, carefully and thoroughly searching out/being on the lookout from across the entire spectrum of all business ‘disciplines’ for:1) ANYTHING from which the premise, concept or principle upon they are based, can be successfully ‘adjusted’, adapted and then ‘transferred’ for successful utilization in other areas that may possibly be of interest/benefit to them;2)ALL INNOVATIVE COST & LABOR SAVING MEASURES, as well as any other SALES PRODUCING &/OR ENHANCING METHODS which might be successfully utilized in some way or another. . . A NATIONAL CHAIN OF DISCOUNT CONVENIENCE STORES: . . After working for 7 years in a store like the one described below(which was very successful until it was forced to close up to a bitter divorce between the husband and wife owners)AND CONSIDERING THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY FOR THE NEXT FEW 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. . 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 its 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. . 2) It is extremely 'low-tech'. . 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 its 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' it's sector of the marketplace whose basic concept/premise has 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 EARTH!!!!! . 11) Lastly, these stores are tailor made to utilize the territorial 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!!! . 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, repercussions, 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 ones described on the website alluded to above. The complete absence of a retail chain of stores like this one leaves 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. . 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. . Despite 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 its beginning 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 vicinity 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!!!! . 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 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!!! . If you 'Google up' the top 100 most expensive Venture Capital backed 'start ups' THAT ENDED UP FAILING, NONE OF THEM HAD MORE THAN 5 OUT OF THE TEN 'MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS' ON MY LIST OF 'FACTORS' THAT MUST BE ADDRESSED IN SOME POSITIVE MANNER IN THEIR 'BUSINESS MODEL', BEFORE A 'START UP' IS TO CONSIDERED FOR INVESTMENT!!!!! . If you will just read the premise of the above referenced 'start ups', it is almost impossible to believe THAT SOMEBODY WOULD ACTUALLY INVEST so many millions of dollars in 'start up' ventures with such 'weak business models'!!!! . 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 does. . 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 thousands 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 (see a longer description of this venture at the link below). . . YOU CAN SEE A LONGER DESCRIPTION OF THIS PROPOSED 'START UP' BUSINESS VENTURE AT THE LINK BELOW: http://discounstores.weebly.com . A FEW PROPOSED FUTURE CROWDFUNDING VENTURES:
If any of these proposed 'start ups' already exist, I am not aware of them, and if they do already exist, why can't their whereabouts be easily found. ALWAYS REMEMBER: "The most valuable knowledge in any sector of society is basically worthless(as far as realizing it's full potential is concerned)if its existence isn't known by those who would most benefit from it". .
1)'CROWD FUNDING' MANAGERS: . WHEN I FIRST HEARD OF 'CROWD FUNDING several years ago, I said to myself (and even posted it on a few different 'discussion boards') something that I still stand by today on the eve of the SEC issuing their final rules on the JOBS act: "When 'EQUITY CROWD FUNDING' becomes legal, it will eventually become THE BIGGEST SOURCE OF 'START UP' AND BUSINESS EXPANSION CAPITAL IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD!!!" Although this post deals mainly with CROWDFUNDING as it pertains to 'business type ventures' as opposed to other types of CROWDFUNDING 'projects', it's basic premise will work for them as well. . I have been following 'CROWD FUNDING' pretty close since its inception a few years ago, and I have even promoted 3 of my own CF campaigns, WHICH WERE ALL COMPLETE FAILURES, and the one thing I learned when creating and running/managing those 3 'CF' campaigns of mine is that CREATING AND MANAGING A 'CF' CAMPAIGN IS A FULL TIME JOB in itself that requires a good deal of various 'social' type skills/knowledge that I, as well as your average person simply doesn't have, AND WHICH MOST OF THEM simply don't have the time &/or other 'resources' to learn---ALTHOUGH THEIR INABILITY TO PROPERLY CREATE &/or IMPLEMENT &/or MANAGE A CROWD FUNDING CAMPAIGN HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH THE POTENTIAL VALUE/WORTH OF WHATEVER THEIR 'PROJECT' MIGHT BE!!!!!! . I have seen a lot of 'CF' campaigns that were trying to raise money for a good cause, product or service, but for whatever unknown reasons, failed anyway--there is no logical reason that they shouldn't have been a lot more successful than they turned out to be, ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT MUCH LESS 'QUALIFIED' PROJECTS ended up making several times what their 'target' amount was--I believe that the 'owners' of these failed campaigns don't possess the 'skill sets' and other expertise to make a CROWDFUNDING campaign successful. I believe that a new type of a CF 'service' is necessary in order to see to it that no 'worthy' projects of any kind fail to get funded simply because the 'owner' of the 'project', FOR ANY NUMBER OF LEGITIMATE REASONS, doesn't have the necessary 'expertise' to create, implement and manage a successful CF campaign themselves. . When the SEC finally finalizes all of the rules and regulations of 'EQUITY CROWD FUNDING', in addition to all of the 'donation', and 'reward' type CF 'platforms' that are operating now, there are going to be a swarm of new 'EQUITY' CF websites offering there 'services' to all of those influx of new entrepreneurs that are going to be wanting to sell equity in their various 'start up' ventures, and therefore they will need someone to run their ENTIRE 'crowd funding' campaign for them. . The need for a CF 'service' of this type is especially needed in those cases when a 'start up' type of venture is involved. Most of the influx of the new entrepreneurs who will be seeking funding for their own particular product/service/technology businesses are going to be rather naive/inexperienced individuals with no intention of making entrepreneurship their life's work by becoming 'serial' entrepreneurs, and are going be content to be 'one hit wonders' by making a big success out of their own particular venture, and so really don't need to take the extra time and effort away from concentrating solely on their core venture by learning things that they may never even need to use more than once. . If you want to have a successful 'CF MANAGER' type of business, you are going to have to offer them SOMETHING THAT THEY CAN'T GET WITH ANY OF YOUR COMPETITION--and although you are taking a 'calculated' risk by using the following 'business model', in the end, because if it's obvious appeal, I believe that you will come out way ahead if it's done properly. . Although I know a little bit about what needs to be done in order to make a success of a 'CF campaign', I not only don't have the necessary 'expertise' to do it THE RIGHT WAY myself, I also don't have the money to pay one of the ever growing number of 'CF managers' to do it for me---AND BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE A LOT MORE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT FEEL THE SAME WAY THAT I DO, I came up with the following 'idea' for a new type of 'CF MANAGER'(or an 'addition' to an existing one) that might well end up becoming a 'new/better way' of 'CF' SOME/CERTAIN kinds of projects!!!
. Although most people don't have the 'upfront' money to pay a 'CF manager' to create, implement & manage a CF 'campaign' for them(and there are many people out there who don't think it is even a good idea for anyone but the 'owner' of the campaign to do it anyway, because they don't have the proper 'incentives' to do it right), they would be willing to pay them more money than what they charge as their normal 'fee' for creating, running & managing one, if they would simply agree to getting paid at the end of the campaign and have their 'fee' BASED ON A PERCENTAGE OF HOW MUCH MONEY THE CF CAMPAIGN TURNS OUT RAISING--and in return for making this concession, they will charge 2 or 3 times more money than the other 'normal' 'CF' managers/websites do!!! . In order for this idea to work for 'donation', 'contribution' and 'equity' 'CF', it would have to have a few 'fail-safe' type stipulations that must be met to keep a would-be CF manager from simply agreeing to manage every CF campaign that comes along, and do as little as possible and then collect their 'fee at the end of the campaign and be on their way to 'fleece' another naive entrepreneur. The first thing is that all campaigns must be on 'CF' platforms that allow 'flexible' campaigns where you get to keep all of the money you raise during the CF 'campaign'(even if you don't reach your 'target' amount)--this way the 'campaign manager' who has agreed to create, implement and 'manage' the CF campaign for a certain percentage of the total amount of money raised--which is to be taken out of whatever funds are raised at the end of the 'CF' campaign and AFTER THE 'CF' platform gets their share-- will virtually be guaranteed to get something for their efforts even if they don't reach the total 'target' funding requirement.
Secondly, for obvious reasons, it will be necessary to add the stipulation that in order to get paid the CF 'manager' must raise a certain minimum % of the total amount of money that the campaign 'owner' has decided to be raised. This is necessary in order to insure that he is giving it the necessary attention that it must have in order to reach at least that minimum threshold. Thirdly, to further insure the campaign 'managers' commitment to the campaign, he must agree to put up, out of his own money, the necessary funds to create, implement and manage the campaign, which will be returned to him only if he meets the minimum % amount of raised funds. . By using this kind of a CF model, it will also be able to overcome the biggest 'obstacle'/concerns that critics of this 'business model' have about a CF 'manager's 'qualifications', experience and other related expertise as they pertain to their ability to be able to create, implement and manage a successful CF campaign. With the above described stipulations in place, their qualifications will become virtually mute/irrelevant points anyway----THEY WOULD BE CRAZY TO ACCEPT THE JOB UNLESS THEY ARE EXTREMELY CONFIDENT IN IT'S FINAL OUTCOME, BECAUSE NOT ONLY HAVE THEY PUT UP THEIR OWN MONEY IN ADVANCE TO COVER THE 'UP-FRONT' EXPENSES(WHICH THEY WON'T GET IT BACK IF THEY DON'T RAISE THE PRE-DETERMINED MINIMUM AMOUNT OF MONEY)BUT THEY ALSO WON'T GET ANY MONEY FOR ALL OF THEIR OTHER WORK ON THE CAMPAIGN EITHER, AND SO, realizing that they don't get paid unless the CF' campaign is SUCCESSFUL, THEY WILL OBVIOUSLY HAVE A BIG INCENTIVE TO DO EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO MAKE IT SUCCESSFUL--AND EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE THE CF 'MANAGER' MIGHT JUST GET 10-15% OF A CF CAMPAIGN THAT RAISES A MILLION DOLLARS OR MORE!!!!!! I believe that it also might be a good idea to give the CF manager the choice to take some 'equity'(or a combination of money & 'equity') in those ventures where it is being offered. . I believe that, in the end, IF DONE RIGHT, you have the potential to make a lot more money creating/managing 'CROWD FUNDING' campaigns by doing it this way than by charging a fixed amount--it doesn't take getting 10-20% of the CF campaigns that raise 50 thousand dollars or more, in order for you to make a nice profit. Also, by using this 'business model'(WHICH, ONCE AGAIN, WILL BE A BIG SELLING POINT FOR POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS TO CHOOSE YOUR 'SERVICES' INSTEAD OF YOUR MANY COMPETITORS), I believe that you will end up getting a lot more customers who will keep coming back to your website(and telling their friends about it) whenever they want to 'CF' something!!!
2)DROWNING PREVENTION DETECTOR: . YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT IN THIS COUNTRY ALONE, SEVERAL HUNDRED CHILDREN DROWN IN UNATTENDED SWIMMING POOLS--this 'invention' is designed to address this issue(if something like this already exists, it's 'owners' are doing a very poor job of marketing it, WHICH IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS IS COMING UP WITH LIFE SAVING IDEA ITSELF). . Based on the 'Principle' described below, and despite the ABSENCE of a 'prototype', the following 'description' is all that is necessary for those knowledgeable in the required/necessary 'technologies', to bring this 'idea' to successful fruition: . Using the latest in 'board technology/accelerometers/gyroscope technology, create a device that will float on a swimming pool, which when it detects any unusual/out of the ordinary 'movement' as far as any 'splash' movement (someone falling into the pool) will sound any number of possible 'alarms'--how many 'alarms' can be determined by the owner of the pool, and can include video of the pool/pool area. This 'product' can be simple or more complex, BUT IT ALL DOES THE SAME JOB, WHICH IS PERFECTLY UNDERSTANDABLE WITH JUST THIS SIMPLE DESCRIPTION!! . 3) LIFE SAVING 'BEEPER' OR CELL PHONE 'APP':
The following proposed 'start up' business venture doesn't require the use of any new or untested technology to make it fully functional and ready to implement, and therefore, DESPITE THE ABSENCE OF A 'PROTOTYPE' OF ANY KIND, the following description of it will make it easily understandable to anybody as to what I have in mind in its regard: . I just heard on the radio for the 5th or 6th time in less than an hour, a 'public service' safety warning that gave me an 'idea' for something that might save lives and become a profitable business venture as well (assuming that it doesn't already exist, in which case that public service advertising money would be much better spent directing the public to the solution to the 'problem' as opposed to just warning them about it!). . In any case this 'warning' was about the hundreds of infants and pets that die each year of heatstroke from being left in the backseat of a car with the windows rolled 95% the way up(40 children die, about half from being completely forgotten). It seems to me that an inexpensive cell phone 'app'(or small 'beeper' type device) could easily solve that problem by having a small 'sensor' permanently attached to the inside of the car, and when the driver gets out of the car and gets 2 or 3 feet away from the 'sensor' the 'app'(or 'beeper' device) will 'beep' to warn the driver to check the back seat. For those who don't believe it’s a problem to leave infants/pets alone for a few minutes, for a little extra money they could have the 'app'(or 'beeper)alert them if the temperature in the car gets near the danger zone.. . 4) PERSONAL SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM:
Every day of the year you read/hear literally dozens of stories in the news about robberies, rapes, kidnappings, personal attacks and shootings of all kinds, making SECURITY something that I believe most people would consider a very important area of not only their lives, but that of their loved ones as well, and, consequently, will to do everything possible to make them as safe as possible. . When you couple the dismal economic conditions that are plaguing not only the citizens of this country, but those of the rest of the world as well (with no relief in sight in the foreseeable future) with government's global 'push' to make it unlawful for anyone to carry a personal firearm of any kind, NEVER HAS THE GLOBAL WANT/NEED FOR A DEPENDABLE, HI-TECH PERSONAL SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM EVER BEEN MORE NECESSARY THAN IT IS TODAY!! . . I have been watching for the last few years as more 'personal security' type systems are being introduced, both in the form of cell phone 'apps' as well as 'pendants' worn around the neck(mainly for the sick and elderly)which when 'pressed' in the case of an emergency, they notify a call-center via 'wireless technology' that someone needs help. For a 'system' like this to work properly, SPEED AND RELIABILITY are key components that it must possess, and having to get to either your cell phone in the event of an 'attack', or to the 'pendant' around your neck, a person might not be able to get to them in time even as accessible as they obviously are. . My 'idea' in this regard (and the most important aspect/feature of this 'system'--WHICH, FOR BREVITY, WILL BE FROM HERE ON IN REFERRED TO AS SIMPLY PASS) is to transfer the cell phone 'triggering' method/mechanism and the 'push-button' pendant technology to a 'system' that employs an alarm system that can be easily and quickly triggered/activated by 'pushing' on a ring worn on the finger. For several obvious reasons, in almost any projected situation, sounding the alarm for help would be much more practical in every way by 'pushing' on a ring on your finger (using the thumb on the same finger that the ring is on to push it) as opposed to having to reach for your cell phone or push a pendant around your neck. . The 'heart' of this system will be a cell phone size 'device' that can be worn anywhere on the body(but I suggest wearing it on a belt in the 'small' of your back making it almost impossible for a 'perpetrator' to take it off the owner). When 'accosted' be someone, the owner simply pushes on the ring, which in almost every situation of being attacked, because of the easily/quickly accessed 'ring' feature, the 'perpetrator' will find it virtually impossible to stop the owner from being able to sound the alarm. Once the ring is 'pushed', it both sets off the ABSOLUTELY LOUDEST POSSIBLE SOUND that is possible to come up with using today's 'sound' technology, and it also notifies a 'call center' of some kind where GPS technology can pinpoint the owner’s exact location. Once this loud alarm is set off the 'perpetrator can't 'silence' it without tearing if completely apart (assuming he can find it and get it off the owner in the short time before help arrives) and he will also know that the authorities have already been summoned and are on the way. . In order for a product like this to actually become the ultimate in PERSONAL SECURITY ALARM SYSTEMS, it must be one which has been designed with enough dependable, hi-tech 'pro-active' type deterrent features that the person who purchases it can rest assured that they will seldom, if ever, even have to 'trigger' it's alarm because the kind of personal attacks and other sinister type encounters/confrontations that they purchased it to be 'protected' from won't even happen in the first place, as once any potential muggers/robbers/rapists learn about these 'pro-active' features, they will be so 'intimidated' by them that they will move on and, unfortunately, prey on someone who isn't 'protected' by this security system!!!!! . Although THE PERSONAL SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM that I propose(which doesn't require the use of any new or untried technology to be fully functional) will be designed primarily for individual personal attack type situations, because of its 'modular' design it can be easily adapted for use in other harrowing type situations, such as to summon help if your alone and in distress, or if your possibly involved in a HOME INVASION, or in a BANK or CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBERY, or it CAN ALSO POSSIBLY BE USED IN HELPING TO PREVENT SCHOOL MASSACRES (as well as those in other places). . Once again, because of its 'modular' design, this product/system has 'applications' well beyond what the average person might ever want/need, and will thus have some extra 'features' that, depending on the situation and/or the degree of protection that a company or organization may want or the amount of money that they want to spend, can be easily 'added on'!! Once the alarm has been 'triggered' on this PSAS, there can AUTOMATICALLY be set into motion several possible 'scenarios' as described below(which, once again, when potential perpetrators learn of the existence of these alarms/features, it will keep them from ever bothering any person or place that is 'protected' by this system--one of whose 'pro-active' deterrent features, by the way, will make them well aware of who is and who isn't being 'protected' by this system!!!) : . 1)with the addition of an audio/video 'app', this 'system' can also possibly aide in actually identifying the robbers/rapists/gunman in a given incident; 2) When it comes to possibly preventing SCHOOL MASSACRES, by INSTANTLY notifying teachers and other school employees( as well as the authorities) that a gunman is on the premises, an 'add-on' feature could be co-ordinated with the locks on the class room doors to automatically lock them when the teacher 'triggers' the alarm on his/her PSAS, thereby keeping the gunman from ever entering the classrooms; 3)In the event of a 'holdup' type situation, this system can be co-ordinated with various 'independent' alarms that mimic the sounds of police sirens, or even a 'synthetic' voice telling the perpetrator that he is completely surrounded. In certain situations, it can also be co-ordinated with door locks to lock the perpetrator in, and in other situations it might instantly turn off all the lights in certain areas. Should 'unique' situations/circumstances arise, compatible, 'custom-made' APPS can also be designed to be integrated with this PSAS as well!! . 5)THE 'HI-TECH' WAY TO KEEP THE FAMILY TOGETHER FOREVER: . The premise for this business venture is still in its infancy but has a lot of potential, although the travel industry won't like it as it will really cut into their business, but it will REVOLUTIONIZE the way families interact with each other...
Although there are several possible areas where this concept will work, I believe that the following one has the greatest potential. The basic idea is to use webcams, 'monitors' and 'skype' type technology to its FULLEST by making it inexpensive enough to bring families together that are separated from each other by distance. This company will set up everything for those who either aren't computer 'savvy' enough to do it themselves or simply don't want to take the time and effort to do it themselves. . Once the general public becomes aware of(making them aware will be a big part of this venture's success) the almost unbelievably fantastic possibilities that this audio/visual system can make a reality when it comes to keeping a family united/together despite the fact that great distances might 'physically' keep them apart, it will spread like wildfire around the world, making it possible to bring down both the purchase price and the operating costs to a price that even 'poor' families can afford at least one 'hook-up'!!!!! . Imagine an elderly father and mother living in Arizona who are too sick to travel to, see their son and daughter-in-law and their 3 children who live in New York, who can't afford to travel to Arizona to see their elderly parents. This company sets up webcams and audio 'Skype' speakers in both the dining room and the living room of both residences. When the video monitors are positioned properly in both dining rooms, the elderly parents can actually be at the table eating dinner with their family who are in New York!!! They can talk, listen and interact with each other about the days activities or anything else, just as if they were right there in the same room, with the only difference being that they will be 'live' on TV type monitors rather than in person. . After dinner they can all go to their, respective living rooms and watch TV together or actually play games with each other. Grandpa & Grandma can take their 'mobile' webcam outside and show-off their new car or the tree that they just planted in the front yard--the possibilities are endless!!!!! Although there will be many 'players' in this field, the company I envision will not overlook ANY POSSIBILITIES to make it the Leader!!! . Depending on how far you want to go with this venture, you could do this same thing with several homes if you want to 'connect' an entire big family with each other so that they can always be together on birthdays, holidays and the birth of new kids in the family!!!! THE POTENTIAL FOR THIS CONCEPT IS VIRTUALLY UNLIMITED!!!!!!!!
It will also be possible to have a 'set-up' so that they can be together if one or both families are away from their homes for an 'outing' that can't be 'skyped' from their homes such as a graduation ceremony or visiting a mutual friend in the hospital. It will be very important to make sure that potential customers are made aware that this system isn't something that will have to be 'set-up' each time they want to get together with far away friends/loved ones, but rather it will be a 'permanent' system that they only need to turn on in order to be 'in touch'. There will be a lot of competition in this sector, but the company I envision will have it all together to the max and will BE THE ABSOLUTE BEST THERE IS! . 6) FAMILY AMUSEMENT CENTERS:
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--this type of thing isn't readily available in thousands of midsized towns across this country, and I believe that is where they will be most successful. . IF THE FOLLOWING FEW THINGS CAN BE SUCCESSFULLY DONE, 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). BY 'COMBINING/INTEGRATING' TOGETHER THE 'THRILL' OF SEVERAL KEY RIDES INTO JUST A HANDFUL OF THEM, YOU CAN SAVE A LOT OF SPACE WITHOUT SACRIFICING ANY OF THE 'THRILLS' OF ANY OF THEM. . THESE 'AMUSEMENT ENTERS' CAN BE BUILT TO FIT INTO ANY NEIGHBORHOOD "DECOR", IN A RELATIVELY SMALL AREA (about the size of your average Wal-Mart), and AND COVERED SO THAT THEY CAN BE USED IN ALL TYPES OF WEATHER. . 7) EMPLOYEE 'SUGGESTION BOX':
I HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT WITH THE PROPER "INCENTIVE" THE AMERICAN WORKER COULD, IN LESS THAN A GENERATION, REVOLUTIONIZE THE EFFICIENCY/PROFICIENCY IN ALL SECTORS OF EVERY INDUSTRY IN THE COUNTRY. I PROPOSE A COMPANY THAT DESIGNS/FORMULATES A COMPREHENSIVE 'EMPLOYEE SUGGESTION BOX' TYPE OF PROGRAM BASED ON THE BASIC CONCEPT/PREMISE OF REWARDING EMPLOYEES WHOSE 'IDEAS' ARE EVENTUALLY ACCEPTED FOR IMPLEMENTATION WITHIN THEIR COMPANY, with a reasonable/respectable amount of the money that it saves/makes their company over a reasonable amount of time(possibly a year or a decade). . ALTHOUGH THERE ARE SEVERAL COMPANIES ALREADY OUT THERE WHO DO THIS KIND OF THING, THIS COMPANY WILL BE DIFFERENT IN THAT IT OFFERS TO CREATE AND 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 BY IMPLEMENTED 'IDEAS'. . It will be, of course, be necessary for this 'start up' to be able to devise an acceptable 'formula/algorithm' that is capable of adequately determining how much the vast array of 'ideas' that they will have to evaluate will make &/or save the equally vast array of companies that they are going to be dealing with--but I believe that the world will be pleasantly surprised at the productivity increases that will take place when the employees of companies across this country/around the world are FAIRLY compensated for using their intellect to come up with 'ideas' that will increase productivity within their company---IT WILL ALL BE WORTH THE TIME, EFFORT & MONEY THAT IT WILL TAKE TO GIVE THIS 'START UP' A CHANCE AT SUCCESS!!! . 8) THE POSSIBLE 'NEXT BIG THING' IN THE RETAIL SECTOR OF THE WORLD ECONOMY!!!!
I HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED that the basic premise upon which most 'chain letters', 'pyramid schemes' and 'multi-level marketing' type ventures are based on is an EXTREMELY POWERFUL concept--but they are all connected to unsustainable ventures in that their entire success is based on the illegal/immoral process of enrolling for a 'fee', more and more people into a 'scheme' that has nothing of real value to offer, and which will consequently end up falling apart when there aren't enough 'new' members paying 'fees' to keep the whole thing together. . I have also always believed that if someone had something of a 'real/moral/'legal' and honest value' to base a business on that would be conducive to utilizing and capitalizing on all of the 'positive attributes' of the above 'pyramid' principle, that they would really be onto something with a lot of potential. . As I thought more and more about the 'anemic' global economy and unemployment being in the sad shape that it's in, it came to me that not only would most people like to save money on all of their purchases, and also have access to some kind of an extra 'revenue stream' to make some extra money, but there were also a lot of people out there with pent up entrepreneurial 'talent' who just needed the proper 'venue' to be able to 'showcase those talents' in order to be able to use them to make a decent living. . As I thought about the above things, I also thought about the new 'sharing economy'(i.e., Airbnb, Uber, etc,) that are 'disrupting' industries in all sectors of our economy by challenging both the status-quo and the traditional business models of many long established industries. . It was while I was thinking about all of the things alluded to above that I had an EUREKA/ 'ah-ha' type moment with regard to the following possible 'start up' venture. After over half a century it hit me as to the perfect 'product'/venue that would be perfectly conducive to the 'pyramid' principle alluded to above--one which I don't think that ANYONE could find anything of anymore of a 'legal/moral and honest value' to base a business on THAN VIRTUALLY THE ENTIRE RETAIL SECTOR OF OUR COUNTRY’S (and possibly even the worlds!!!) ECONOMY!!!
THE BASIC CONCEPT/PREMISE of the web based 'start up' that I am talking about will benefit the following 3 sectors:
1) those individuals who want to SAVE MONEY on all of their purchases(by taking part in participating companies 'customer loyalty' programs that have been created exclusively for those who choose to become a part of this 'venture'). . 2) Those who want to make extra money via SEVERAL POSSIBLE INCOME 'STREAMS' by becoming associated with this venture. . 3)for businesses of virtually every kind who want to increase their customer base by both/either creating unique/novel 'CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAMS' that are strictly for those associated with this 'venture', &/OR BY increasing their income via 'leads' from freelance, commission-only 'agents'. . If I am not missing/overlooking something, this 'idea' has virtually unlimited potential as it will work as good for 'online' businesses as well as 'brick-and-mortar' ones--The number of INDIVIDUAL and COMPANY 'dues paying' members could well be in the tens of millions just in this country alone, and in the hundreds of millions if it would work globally!!! Because, to my knowledge, nothing else quite like the premise of this 'start up' exists anywhere else, if there aren't any 'fallacies' or unresolvable issues related to this venture that I have overlooked, it may just be THE NEXT BIG THING in the entire retail sector of this country, and possibly even the whole world!!!! . 9)I propose to use GAMIFICATION to the max by utilizing the basic premise/concept upon which this burgeoning industry is based on, 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 the 'venues described below. Because I firmly believe that BOREDOM(in its many direct, indirect and 'ripple-down' forms and guises)IS THE SILENT, INVISIBLE ENEMY OF ALL HUMANITY, using 'gamification' in this manner will 'relieve' the many negative effects resulting from the BOREDOM that affects so many people in this world, by giving them countless opportunities every day to make money &/or even 'get rich'(which many people believe is the answer to their 'boring lives')BY, IN MANY CASES, USING THEIR INTELLECT INSTEAD OF 'DUMB LUCK': . The novel and innovative use of new methods, strategies, programs, and techniques will add a new dimension of fun, excitement, challenge and interest to the following 'venues': . 1)existing programming of TV and radio--ranging all the way from a single program, all the way through to the whole 24/7 of the entire channel/network!!! 2)24 hour 'gamification' via your cellphone. 3)THE 'AT HOME VIEWING AUDIENCE' CAN PARTICIPATE IN, AND HAVE EXACTLY THE SAME CHANCE OF WINNING BIG MONEY PRIZES, AS DO THE 'IN-STUDIO' CONTESTANTS in a particular kind of a TV 'game show' program--there are only 2 or 3 possible concepts/'venues' that will be 'conducive' to successfully allowing the participation of the absolute widest range of TV viewers, thereby allowing everyone to have a somewhat even chance of 'winning', regardless of race, creed, .color, age or educational level as do the 'AT HOME' participants in the few 'games' I have isolated. 4) Have the realistic chance to SIGNIFICANTLY increase BOTH the sales of movie CD'S as well as the attendance numbers to a newly released movie, as well as SIGNIFICANTLY increase the sales of most any type of consumer item.
10) I believe/have the 'gut feeling' that somewhere in the following 'observation', there POSSIBLY exists the basic premise of something that might well be 'THE NEXT BIG THING'. ADVERTISING, in it's many direct, indirect and 'ripple-down' forms & guises, is one of the biggest segments of our financial economy, AND IN THE END, it is basically nothing more than just letting the public know of a companies existence/'greatness', AND HOPING THAT THEY WILL BUY FROM THEM.
If the above is true, then WHAT IF the public were allowed to VIEW various video advertisements from countless companies/'venues'(and answer a few questions to insure that they really watched them), AND THEN, FOR EVERY GIVEN SEGMENT OF VIEWING TIME, they were awarded a 'unit' of time, which could then be used as a form of 'currency' to be 'traded' for money, &/or to pay certain kinds of bills--they might also be awarded a certain number of these viewing 'units' for forwarding a certain number of these video advertisements to 'friends' & family'??
11)THE INTERNET IS GROWING MUCH FASTER THAN IT'S PROPER ORGANIZATION IS, AND THERE IS REALLY NO EXCUSE FOR IT AS THERE ARE SO MANY EASILY DEVISED WAYS AND MEANS TO MAKE IT SO MUCH EASIER/FASTER/BETTER!!!! The listing/organizing of ALL BLOGS/WEBSITES ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB according to their particular 'genre' is a classic example. I don't know why it hasn't already been done(especially given how easily it would be to do so), but there is a big void existing on the WORLD WIDE WEB in the form of there not being a way to be able to be able to easily/quickly find every blog/website that exists on the WORLD WIDE WEB, according to their particular category/classification/genre/'subject'/etc., etc.!!!!
12)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' WITHIN THE FOLLOWING LONG ESTABLISHED BUSINESS SECTORS, BASED ON THE THE CONCEPT/PREMISE OF UTILIZING PART TIME/FULL TIME/'ON-CALL'/NO BENEFITS TYPE WORKERS---THE NEW "SHARING ECONOMY" if you will:
1)WITH THE PROPER UTILIZATION/CO-ORDINATION OF 'ON-CALL' EMPLOYEES USING THEIR OWN VEHICLES, A 'DISCOUNT' CAB COMPANY CAN BE PROFITABLY OPERATED(already done, even though I thought of it decades ago).
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 COURIER/DELIVERY SERVICE USING THE PERSONAL VEHICLES OF THE EMPLOYEES THAT ARE 'RETRO-FITTED WITH THE PROPERLY DESIGNED EQUIPMENT &/OR TRAILER(already being done, even though I thought of it decades ago).
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 PROVIDING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, A HUSBAND AND WIFE THE CHANCE TO WORK TO WORK TOGETHER. 5)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. THESE SECTORS ARE :BARBER SHOPS/RE-SALE SHOPS/ PAWN SHOPS/'JUNK YARDS'/HOTELS-MOTELS/AUTO REPAIR PLACES. .
YOU CAN SEE A DESCRIPTION OF MORE PROPOSED 'START UP' BUSINESS VENTURES AT THIS LINK: http://discounstores.weebly.com .