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Entrepreneurialism and Business Plan Writing

There is a purpose to this post (read on).

One of the hats I wear is Business Plan writing.

B-plans can run from $1200 to $6,000 depending on whether the start-up wants me to help innovate their model (I typically either save 2% per year in efficiency waste or I add 300% on the ROI side by sheer brilliance, smile -- it is true though).

If the start-up is trying to save money I can also walk them through writing their own from the simple excel and power-point templates I use -- The cost here is $60 to $400 (again depending on how involved I get).

The "purpose" of this post is to point out (as I tend to) that we need to focus more on "manifesting" the society we want not "ballot box stuffin' it." The latter has never-ever-ever worked

What is the profit driver of a free-enterprise economy?

There are two ways to ensure prosperity in a country #1 Drive it towards a Free-Market / Sound Money and #2 Off-shore the waste / in-efficiency by way of population reduction (war and democide) in foreign lands to enslave the youth as "indentured labor to replace our own high labor-workers."

There are plenty of third world nations left to topple and if we returned to Clinton spending habits (and lightly policing the world - by comparison) we'd have a level of prosperity that would drive most RPers back towards silence.

Why do you think most of you never heard of Ron Paul prior to 2007? Because we did not really "feel" the effect of our monetary/intervetion policies 'till then.

I was supporting Ron Paul in '88 when it didn't make sense too -- we were heading into an economic boom period (for over 12 years) and I was preaching Austrian Economics -- hahahahaha. I knew it sounded rediculous and no one could hear me.

Well -- that's because we were ballot box stuffers (then) and we are trying to use the same methods now.

The "real" answer is in entrepreneurialism and counter-economics -- the latter drives freedom from groundswell and the former is the only "real" profit-driver in a free-society.

We tear-down and innovate our way into a "free-market" because those are the two most important factors in a free society (#1 not voting away rights and #2 entre- and intre-preneurialism).

Just a thought (again)

Octobox



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You've started a good, useful thread. I really appreciate

your thought-provoking contributions on the DP.

While there's an important place for direct activism, I agree that each of us should be living our ideals as much as possible, in the free cracks and zones that lumbering BigGov can't cover.

We're light and lean, we can move fast, out think any bureaucrat -- or NWO conspiracy, IMO. We are the creative force, they are simple reactionaries living off gullible people.

There was a thread a while back where people floated ideas for entrepreneurship and self-sufficiency. If someone remembers, maybe we could resurrect that or start a new thread.

I've been thinking that ride sharing might be one barter possibility. As more airlines go out of business and the government's monopolistic Amtrak stays in its rut, maybe an incarnation of RonVans could coordinate shared transportation costs among friends and gain credits from friendly producers/distributors across the country. A gift economy among friends. Just a wild idea.

It's funny you mention that -- I created a whole business

around that very idea -- been working on it for two years.

Maybe sometime we can chat -- The ideation is complete I only need seed capital to get started.

Of course I believe in open-source development, so any add-ons would be appreciative.

Octobox

Ok, so the small group of men who control society

through the central banks don't have anything to do with this?

It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." — Henry Ford

"We have, in this country, one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board. This evil institution has impoverished the people of the United States and has practically bankrupted our government. It has done this through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it." -- Congressman Louis T. McFadden in 1932 (Rep. Pa)

"Most Americans have no real understanding of the operation of the international money lenders. The accounts of the Federal Reserve System have never been audited. It operates outside the control of Congress and manipulates the credit of the United States" — Sen. Barry Goldwater (Rep. AR)

“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson.” - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

“The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, and more selfish than beaurocracy. It denounces as public enemies all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes. I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the bankers in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe.” Abe Lincoln

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs." — Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President.

"History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and it's issuance." — James Madison.

"This [Federal Reserve Act] establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When the President [Wilson} signs this bill, the invisible government of the monetary power will be legalized....the worst legislative crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking and currency bill." -- Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr., 1913

"A great industrial nation is controlled by it's system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the world--no longer a government of free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men." — President Woodrow Wilson

"By this means government may secretly and unobserved, confiscate the wealth of the people, and not one man in a million will detect the theft." — John Maynard Keynes (the father of 'Keynesian Economics' which our nation now endures) in his book "THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEACE" (1920).

"While boasting of our noble deeds we’re careful to conceal the ugly fact that by an iniquitous money system we have nationalized a system of oppression which, though more refined, is not less cruel than the old system of chattel slavery. — Horace Greeley

"The few who understand the system, will either be so interested from it's profits or so dependent on it's favors, that there will be no opposition from that class." — Rothschild Brothers of London, 1863

"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes it's laws" — Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

I agree we must create a new reality.

As we expose these people, we are doing exactly that.

Unify

tsorey: Fallacy -- "argument by numerous quotes" hahaha

I agree with you 100%

As we expose "American Federal Reserve Bank" we will usher in the IMF World Bank -- comprised of the same people, hahahahahaha.

When in the 80 year history has any revelation lead to "smaller" gov't -- they will blame the "free-market" and Wall Street; usher in new levels of regulation and fairness; but they will never come to the conclusion that "less gov't and less regulation" will lead toward greater security.

In a Big Gov't society the low-income and middle-income must hustle -- whereas the wealthy have secure generators.

In a Free-Market society only the wealthy hustle -- the low income and middle income have a lot of room to move up and it's difficult to fall -- until they reach the wealthy income bracket; when it because very costly to save.

If you understand why the above is true then you will understand that this ballot-box / audit-the-fed movement can never work -- because the people who will be "p'd off" will have no understanding of "true" individualism; where the the consumer not the worker nor the property owner is the protected class.

We are moving to slow -- in the American-Individualism preparation department and too fast in the "evil fed" awareness department.

Of course the latter is true because I cannot convince more than 4 or 5 people on Daily Paul (if not here then where) that the ONLY lasting change comes from counter-economics and not the ballot box.

As I said -- counter-economics -- all dollars to Paul -- and when he's done we're out of the infinite loop of voting away our self-rule.

There appears to be no more good union jobs left

... I just have a hard time figuring out who lives in all those big houses and paying for them ?

Interesting in the Chicago suburbs, we have a phenomena going on for quite some time now called, "Polish Castles", which are not limited to Polish people from Europe in general. Makes me ashamed of my efforts, and I was born here. We have Polish people, Puerto Ricans, and Mexicans not in this country that long, and believe me, we would throw our houses away if we had theirs. What is going on they are so overnight successful ? My mothers father came from Prussia (Poland) and started out with a 4 room shack just outside Chicago, that home is the most expensive home on the block now, including former doctors and car dealer homes.

Laid Off in February

Like many folks out there, I've fairly recently become an involuntary entrepreneur... it's scary to a lifelong jobber like me, but so far it's been going all right.

My question to OctoBox is "Can you define what you mean by 'counter-economics'?"

I agree that voting and engaging in the political process (with the awesome exception of the public scorn deservedly being heaped on "representatives" in their dorky little "town hall" meetings) is pretty much a dead end. I believe that we need to just quietly withdraw our consent from the corrupt system and work to build parallel networks and institutions so that when the diseased giant that is government finally falls down, we'll be ready to step in and rebuild true civil society.

Sounds like you are saying something similar, but I don't quite grasp your terminology.

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Dave_in_Ann_Arbor: Counter-Economics

It begins by realizing that the individual is not the worker, not the property owner, not the voter, and not the student -- these people have no rights.

The individual is the consumer -- it is the consumer (ultimately) that drives our desire to work and learn -- the worker is a consumer, the owner is a consumer, the student and voter are all consumers; but the consumer does not have to to be any of those.

The only inescapable activity is consumption; consumption of: knowledge, tools, products, services, food, water, oxygen, and resources -- we consume 24hrs of the day.

Consmptions means: "to use and to waste"

Coming to that realization we then know that to "vote" is to "abdicate authority" -- We can't however, deny that we have no consumer-authority.

Workers - Producers - Students - Bums all seek the ballot box -- that's how collectivist steal power from the consumer (or individuals); so to engage in ballot boxing is to "abdicate" authority -- no matter how good or noble the intentions.

We must think then -- how do we regain power?

How do we "support" the destruction of the individual (make a list):
1) Voting
2) Consumption
3) We pay taxes

That's it -- that we vote, we pay taxes, and the way we consume.

Can't win by voting (because that's collectivist - futile - hijackable)

So -- we go to consumption and taxes

#1 Buy Local (services and products -- breaks link to corporatism - lobbyist)
#2 Buy Organic Foods (local as much as possible - breaks link to corprate argiculture and Monsanto lobby)
#3 Develop Passive Income Streams (don't report all of your income) -- Get to the point where you are 80% under-the-table.
#4 Hire handy men (under the table) or do the work yourself
#5 Save all "wealth" in gold-silver -- Any "wealth" held by Wallstreet aids Wallstreet and the money machine (regardless of commodity). If you can't bury it in the back yard don't buy it
#6 Start purchasing co-ops and storage clubs -- store "real" commodities and fuel
#7 Bring back the Granges

If 10,000,000 people in the 80K and above bracket did this it would break Lobbyist, the Fed, and Washington's back.

Octobox

Octobox, seen many DAVID

Octobox, seen many DAVID ICKE videos/interviews /speaches?

I think I'm beyond economics at this point, I'm only playing the game to enable me to research more.

infact I'm beyond politics and looking for a new quote....

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

I'm sure the ease of

I'm sure the ease of communications, especially via the Internet, is a very large reason why many of us learned about Ron Paul. If there was no Internet the MSM would have been able to virtually silence Ron Paul. Now they're mostly unable to do that because the people are gaining control of the media by new means (websites, forums, social networks, blogs, etc).

Maybe more than just simply having the Internet is that we have a huge audience online now as compared to some years ago.

The fact that Ron Paul was last a presidential candidate 20 years ago is probably at least partly why he did not have a very big national following until now.

About using entrepreneur strategies in shaping our future, I agree. We do need solid plans and strategies.

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+1 for the internet

the rapid wide spread communication is key to this movement.

you have a lot harder time hiding secrets and ulterier motives when information is so freely exchanged that the "typical person" or as I like to say "lazy american" can easily access it.

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

Definitely. I find it

Definitely. I find it interestingly curious how the Internet came about. It was originally a project of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and was first called Arpanet. Who knows, maybe someone up at the top back then knew that The People would eventually need a way to regain control over mass communications from the MSM...

Just as interesting... Arpanet was designed to make a fully redundant communications network that would survive the potential loss of various network nodes. "Network nodes" being the loss of cities or regions in the even of nuclear war. So, Arpanet was made to prevent our communications from ever being disrupted. Isn't it odd how Obama was seeking the ability to control / shut off the Internet when they felt it to be necessary? http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2009/04/should-obama-con... It's as if the government first was protecting communications and now they attempt to control them.

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The only place

I see free markets thriving is the black market. I have been trying to come up with some after crash ideas for a business or barter. My best so far is turning carts into homeless shelters for refugees.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

Octobox

I know all about entrepreneurial stuff from the seat of my pants, and to be successful you cannot be afraid of work like most people are. Fortunately for me I was able to bring prior jobs skills to my entrepreneurship and didn't need start up capital, just courage. It wasn't hard to quit my secure job of ten years when you can make in an hour what it took all day working for someone else. Looking back, there were plenty of people where I worked that had the ability to do what I did, but didn't. Scared.

My secret, burn your bridges, hahahaha. I can't get along, not a team player, never was.

Bonhomme Richard

Agreed -- I've been a self-employed contractor and entrepreneur since the early 90's -- though I've taken a few permanent jobs during that time, but none lasted longer than 1 year other than one job; which lasted nearly two, hahahaha.

Octobox

I've got huge optimism for my hard times business

Octobox's points are good ones and hopefully they're well taken. Sort of a restatement of "be the change you want to see." Since September 2008 I've been pouring all of my time and creativity into a start up business which I believe will accomplish all of the things mentioned by Octo. It requires a bit of an explanation and I'm not quite ready to reveal it yet but it's coming. The genie is out of the bottle.

i have been pondering ways

to promote the free market in a business that competes directly into the heart of the cabal. I see all these great thinkers on mises.org, but none of them put their theories into action. basically to pull it off you would have to create your own market and bar the typical state protections for fraudulent activity (ie fractional reserve banking). It would be a challenge to make the system work even if the watchers fell asleep, but I tend to think it could be pulled off. Sort of Robin Hood incorporated.

A bump

for the idea of capitalism being promoted on this site..Why is it that even though we endorse free market capitalism we seem to go about it like were Marxist.