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Update 5-11 I have a special announcement for my fellow DP's

I went to DHEC today to get Health Dept approval and it started off poorly. The Senior Health Inspector came out to the lobby and we greeted each other. I told him I was there to Get approval for my 1st location, he asked what I was selling. I told him what where, when and how.
He shakes his head sideways and says "No, that's not gonna happen"

WTF? is what I'm thinking.
I tell him he's not understanding what I'm doing.

I explain it to him again, what I'm doing, and he asks if I have pictures of the product.

I said better yet, I'll be back in 30 minutes with the product so you can see for yourself.

I bring him the Sorbet R3volution and 5 minutes later I have my approval letter in hand.

Then I go back to City Permits w/ my DHEC approval and the girl starts asking me more questions about my biz.
What, where, how (after already giving me preliminary approval pending ONLY on my DHEC approval!)

Again, WTF? is what I'm thinking.

I explain everything again. Guess what? She wants to see what I'm selling.
So I grab a case from the cooler in my car.

Of course all the girls from the office are now milling about, intrigued by something they all want but have never seen before and don't understand yet.

Then, she says, I have to check w zoning and starts talking if I even have the right permit even!

ZONING? It's a private property business and biz within a biz is SOP!
Once again, WTF? is what I'm thinking!

Of course, the zoning guy is out of the office. She'll call me after consulting with him.

So now I'm in a funk thinking they're gonna screw me somehow. I wasn't pissed at that point because I remained hopeful that things would work themselves out and a Ron Paul supporter would prevail, because he HAS to.

So it's now 3pm, no word.
4pm no word.
4:30 and did not want to lose the business I would generate this weekend.

4:45 and my cell rings. It's her. "You're approved. Come pick up your permit"

I live 5 minutes from the City Office and arrived 10 minutes before they closed for the weekend.

I felt like Ron Paul today, I really did. Curveballs at every corner.

But I prevailed with victory before the end of their business day!

So between 5 and 9pm I scrambled. Freezer from CL, Walmart, Loews, Dollar Store and a bunch of other things.

The Sorbet R3volution officially opened for business around 10PM on Friday, May 11th, 2012. I only opened for a few hours as it was a little chilly tonight and foot traffic was light for a Friday night. I still did good though! Better than I expected!

I have much work remaining but it just doesn't feel like work anymore.

Hopefully I'll have a chance to take some pix/video tomorrow as 1000's of Harley Riders swoop into town.

End of 5-11-12 UPDATE

Got all my licenses for Sorbet R3volution Stand #1 today except my DHEC approval (Health Dept) because guess what? They were closed today. It's a State Holiday today. Confederate Memorial Day. Never heard of it.

That kinda freed my day up a bit. I continued scouting locations, think I locked in #3 (Great foot traffic! will know tomorrow) and their Catering Event Hall want to buy them from me too!

Went to #4 and no deal on me putting my own stand there (1st rejection BTW) BUT they want to put their own stand on the pier and buy it from me! and it get's better, they have a huge Conference Center on site at the hotel and it's a resort. They have a HUGE Hawaiian Luau every week and want my stuff for that too!

More meetings tomorrow but DHEC first and #1 opening either tomorrow night or Sat afternoon. Or Monday if the prix made a 4 day weekend of it.

200,000 Harleys roaring into town over the next ten days. I don't want to lose a single day of sales.

Update Over

Last week I told my boss I was quitting and tomorrow is my last day.

I have voluntarily become unemployed in order to create jobs.

You see, an epic opportunity has presented itself and somehow the inspiration I get from this community, the Revolution and Dr Paul had something to do with this. So thank you all! You've truly helped inspire me to do my part in making the world a better place.

Are you curious what I'm doing?

I encountered a niche and a void and decided to fill both.

In Myrtle Beach I scouted several high foot traffic areas (Piers, Marshwalk, and certain spots on Ocean Blvd) and locked in two today, likely 3 more on Thursday. The two I secured today are massive foot traffic locations in the heart of Myrtle Beach nightlife. Across from the Slingshot and The Beach House, this is exactly where it's at!

And this product line has never seen the light of day in the Carolinas (w 1 exception) and Yours Truly has secured 1st Right of Refusal for all Sales, Mktg and Distribution to FoodService and Small/Mid Market Retail.

I now present to you

Island Way Sorbet

http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=12...

I'm gonna be selling the heck out of these! Any Ron Paul supporters in the area looking for a job soon? I could easily end up with hundred's of these over the next few years! Wish me luck!

Anyway, just wanted to share the great news! Once I'm up and running (very soon) I'll be tweeting pics and vids of Myrtle Beach nightlife.

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Congratulations!

Hope you sell out every day!

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

I second this

When I get the chance to come to Myrtle Beach, I will have to try them out:)

The first of my ancestors arrived in 1687, Indentured to serve another for 4 years, we fought in the Revolutionary war, Civil war, WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, and Served during Desert Shield/Storm, Now my Family and I serve The "Revolution"

I sold out tonight!

Best problem I could hope for!

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Congrats!

Thank you for sharing your journey with us, I am so proud of you and best of luck.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

Congratulations man!

...If I'm ever in the Carolinas again I'll stop by.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

OMG...

That looks sooo good. I hella want some!

Well then, get your azz to Myrtle Beach and have some

It really is delicious! The comments I heard tonight were extremely positive! I was only open 3 hours and had repeat customers lol

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Congratulations, I'm sure you will go far

we're wishing you the best of luck.

I hope

You're gonna sell crab-avacado somethings, just not that flavor sorbet. Crabacado sorbet, tastes like a refund. Playing. :P

Good for you!

Ron Paul wins 2012. Get ready for it. :)

LOL Avacado/Cilantro/Lime flavor might work

but Crab? No that will be a totally different venture but it's funny you mention it. I just won't tell you why. yet

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

I am FREE!!!!

Officially I am now my own man!

Perhaps some of you know how it feels or perhaps even, we all feel it differently? I don't know.

I feel like a burden has been lifted, but replaced by a new burden but I feel stronger for it.

I like the new burden better. It smells so fresh of Liberty. Like a clean boat when you're drowning in a sea of garbage

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

The burdon

is now your own...to take as far as you want to go. If you offer a good product at a fair price, word will spread. I have worked many restaurants in the area. A chef (quality of product) or a owner (cost of product) can easily make or break an establishment.

Wait, you stopped by tonight, didn't you?

Sneaky chef you. Yes I think we have not met before. If that was you. But then again why wouldn't you initiate a convo? So perhaps it was not you.

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Sorry not me...

I am not a chef, but have many years in the industry. I'll stop by soon...You will know in a RP supporter...lol

1204 N Ocean Blvd

Across from the Beach House 11 till ? Daily

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Very Happy for you

Have fun and live long.

Awesome, simply awesome!

I will have a reason now to visit the boardwalk, as I have not been there yet. Heck we probably already met at a meetup (liberty tap room).
Having partnered a small landscaping company here in Myrtle, I am totally convinced that owning your own business is only the true way to make $$$. Instead of making money for someone else, you will experience more freedom over your income.
Just a thought...Instead of hiring people to work under you. Perhaps you could have them as a subcontractor, essentialy renting your equipment and sharing a portion of the profits. This may eliminate the need for workmans compensation insurance, obamacare, etc.
Good luck to you and your business. Don't forget to give a discount to locals with an id. Also bartering with neighboring businesses could help. I have known some businesses around here using bartering such as www.biz2bizcommerce.com
Something such as suppling local hotels with keys(plastic) with your logo ad, with a discount if the keys are presented would be a win-win for you and the hotel.

if you're coming early (before 11)

Let me know

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Were you at the BoatHouse for the MB Debate Party?

Perhaps we met there?

Never been to Liberty Tap Room. We might have met at the SignWave in front of Michaels in mid January?

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

No...had to work during the sign wave

by the time I got home the debate was half over and it was freezing that night...luckly for me I had recorded it.

But was at the announcement at the Hilton, then Liberty...then putting up signs until about 2am.

Yeah I was thinking 1099

I want to get my 1st one open before deciding on commission based or straight wage, but 1099 regardless

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Maybe I've found the other 90% of my brain, I don't know

but you MUST check this out! I took a chance and it was magical!

Put the SkyWheel video on MUTE and pause at 0:00
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ-nHUf9FVY

Pull up this video in a different window.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VH5xJpjnxc

Pause it at 0:00 and turn the volume up! It is even more perfect than Dark Side of the Moon/Wizard of Oz. I swear!

Put the Ferris Wheel on full Screen while listening to the music, you will not be disappointed.

Play/Start them both at the exact same time watching the Skywheel Light Show and enjoy!

Perfect Sense...read the lyrics, then you will understand

Teaser 'Can't you see
It all makes perfect sense
Expressed in dollars and cents,
Pounds, shillings and pence
Can't you see
It all makes perfect sense'

Entire Lyrics

[HAL]: Stop Dave
Will you stop Dave?
Stop Dave
I'm afraid
I'm afraid
Dave, my mind is going
I can feel it
I can feel it
My mind is going
There is no question about it
I can feel it
I can feel it
I can feel it
I'm afraid

The monkey sat on a pile of stone
And he stared at the broken bone in his hand
Strains of a Viennese quartet rang out across the land
The monkey looked up at the stars
And he thought to himself
Memory is a stranger
History is for fools
And he cleaned his hands in a pool of holy writing
Turned his back on the garden and set out for the nearest town
Hold on hold on soldier

When you add it all up
The tears and the marrow bone
There's an ounce of gold
And an ounce of pride in each ledger
And the Germans kill the Jews
And the Jews kill the Arabs
And the Arabs kill the hostages
And that is the news
And is it any wonder that the monkey's confused
He said Mama Mama, the President's a fool
Why do I have to keep reading these technical manuals
And the joint chiefs of staff
And the brokers on Wall Street said
Don't make us laugh, you're a smart kid
Time is linear
Memory's a stranger
History is for fools
Man is a tool in the hands
Of the great God Almighty
And they gave him command of a nuclear submarine
Sent him back in search of the Garden of Eden

-----------------------------

Can't you see
It all makes perfect sense
Expressed in dollars and cents,
Pounds, shillings and pence
Can't you see
It all makes perfect sense

Little black soul departs in perfect focus
Hold on soldier
Prime time fodder for the News at Nine
Hold on, hold on soldier
Darling is the child warm in the bed tonight

[Marv Albert:] "Hi everybody I'm Marv Albert
And welcome to our telecast
Coming to you live from Memorial Stadium
It's a beautiful day
And today we expect a sensational matchup
But first our global anthem"

Can't you see
It all makes perfect sense
Expressed in dollars and cents,
Pounds, shillings and pence
Can't you see
It all makes perfect sense

[Marv:] "And here come the players
As I speak to you now, the captain
Has his cross hairs zeroed in on the oil rig
He's at periscope depth
It looks to me like he's going to attack
By the way did you know that a submarine
Captain earns 200,000 dollars a year"
[Edward:]"That's LESS tax Marv"
[Marv:]"Yeah, LESS tax
Thank you Edward"
[Edward:]"You're welcome"
[Marv:]"Now back to the game...he fires one...yes
There goes two; both fish are running
The rig is going into a prevent defense
Will they make it? I don't think so"
Look out!
Look at that baby burn!

Can't you see
It all makes perfect sense
Expressed in dollars and cents,
Pounds, shillings and pence
Can't you see
It all makes perfect sense
Can't you see
It all makes perfect sense

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Have you thought about a 'Contribute to the R3volution' jar?

Or maybe take your own polls and tell us the results. The 'Man on the Street' aspect might be really eyeopening (or at least interesting).

But I am hiring

Ron Paul supporters and ones I believe can be awakened

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Yes I have

The tip jar spend will be up to who earned the tip. 2/3rds case of Super Bro Chures {get that?} I know I'll max out quickly and run out soon enough.

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Awesome! Go YOU!

Let's keep this trend going, folks! We need more RP supporters to become business owners. Screw the big corporations, let's work for each other!

"sometimes I hug the coffee table when no one is looking."

OMG I freeking LOVE YOU MAN

(in a manly way that is)

I swear, you better be the best damned success we have heard of in years or I will have to fly out there, try some and then kick your Sorbet...

I really hope you blow thier pants off. Figurativly speaking that is and not your product...

8)

Peace Brother

This ship is now sailing!
May the Vision become Reality

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Take this job and shove it!

Wow...good for you, that takes guts in this economy but it sounds like you have what it takes. Good Luck!!!

"Freedomless, Will work for Liberty"