I am long winded, so if you dont want to read the why or the info... simply scroll down to submit to be sent the information email when it is comleted. We had lots of interests so I would like to keep that info in one place so I do not forget anyone interested.
As many of you, our business was completely halted because of this pandemic. After seeing how many thousands of dollars in revenue I was about to lose in even just 2 months.. I immediately did my due diligence, registered for the unemployment and loans and grants promised, then moved on. As I suspected I wouldnt see much in the near future. We are six weeks out and nothing- so during this time I worked on my ideas that flowed immediately to me to try to pivot a bit to generate some income. If you know me, I do not think small.I think globally!
That said, I also am realistic and practical, knowing that large events are going to be one of the if not the last phase of all this to get back to some normal and even then, who knows it may not be the same. So lets pivot!
Buying more things from China and reselling them was not something I wanted to go to. I dont really want to support china's economy right now much at all when I can avoid it.
We have been working to not only offer a new type of service to our clients but I wanted more, an option to help other boothers around the country. That means it needs a process and a set it up and go way for them to get rolling. This isnt something that will stop when this is over iether.. it can be used for other reasons down the road. (the one main component I wanted is still in development but we simply cannot sit around and wait any longer for govt to "save" us. If they consider Ruth Chris and Shake SHack the small business then its clear to me, that they really dont care about us little tiny guy. If they do.. it will be a long time before I see any help.
We have put many hours and rescources into research and set up to help create a good "platform or system" so boothers can just take off and sell.
I do not want to over saturate and offer this out of the gate to everyone. I know I wish some of my both vendors would have offered a 3-6 or 12 month exclusivity in my area so I could get a head start. The plan was to find to 2-3 boothers in a state and offer it to them to start, then 3-6 months down the line open it up to 3 more etc.
We have been working hard to create something as an alternative for our clietns sho are just as crushed as we are for having to cancel or postpone things you cannot get back .. like proms and graduations, milestone birthdays etc.
I realize many ideas will be copycatted or thought of similarly on their own, in fact I have seen some similar yet they did not make the process a revenue stream for them, so the idea is not the same. I have been speaking with a few close boothers about this since late feb. My idea is just tough to get to fruition, the right way.
I feel it is close enough to help people now and perhaps create a little income for those who are ready to share it out there, show it, present it and sell it!!
We are testing it this week and hope to have great feedbacK!
Pull up those britches and lets go kick some covid butt!
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