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Best New Businesses for Liberty People to Start?

I closed my business this past summer. Even though it was chugging along and I was making the paycheck with my American-made product I felt like it was more of a crutch stopping me from doing something bigger and better.

So I'm looking for a new business to start that will provide something people actually need, rather than junk they don't, allow for duplication in other communities, create some jobs, and educate people in some way.

I'm thinking:

-Gardening in small spaces
-Energy independence
-Home security
-Self defense
-Whatever ideas DPers have to offer.

Thanks!



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Finally, I've got an answer for you, a serious answer

I'm new to the GOP.. whatever I thought they were.. well, I thought wrong.. I am new to being a treasurer on a committee.. which confirmed that what ever I thought the GOP was, I was wrong.. MOST people are wrong about the GOP (and the Democratic Party).

So what's this got to do with business? That's ALL the GOP is.

Campaigns are businesses, whether the campaign is for a candidate or an issue.. it's a business.. of many small businesses, some better than others..

The people who work on campaigns, are hired for campaigns , candidates and issues, get paid.. people here complain about the half million Jesse Benton made. Jesse Benton didn't make anything compared to many people who run professional campaigns. These professional campaigns are the vehicles that advance candidates and issues throught the party.

I see no reason why the liberty movement is not forming professional businesses to handle candidates and issues, locally and nationally. Maybe it's because we do not have enough people who actually understand how this works.. I didn't until recently.. but this NEEDS to happen.. and a great business is a business that fullfills a need, and everyone profits (wins).

A bowling alley . . .

Like this one.

No, it's not real -- a photoshop job. But what a great idea! Want to knock his teeth out? Bowl-O-Bama!

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Start selling 3d printers hehehe

I believe they are the next big thing.

Maybe only 1 in 100.000 people have one today and soon that number may go to 1 in 50.

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Printing and dry cleaning created more millionaires in the 80s..

than the stock market did.

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I am preparing to start a

I am preparing to start a business where I build low input-high output gardens for people. I am familiar with permaculture techniques that are virtually unknown where i live and can help people produce a lot of food with very low maintenance. I am currently perfecting my techniques this growing season and hopefully will be getting started in the fall. The hot summers here make it difficult to garden so I think I can potentially have a lot of business but I remain skeptical. For example, I am attempting to grow tomato plants without having to water them, at all. If it works you can bet ill be on dailypaul sharing the info. If anyone has any advice from a business standpoint I would appreciate it. The main thing for me right now is figuring out how to advertise it.

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All other forms are derivative and dependent upon WOM...

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Manufacture

copper jacketed bullets for ammunition reloaders.

Get a type08 or 09 FFL certification and start making gunpowder for ammunition loaders.

Manufacture of any ammunition loading component, that's my vote. :) There are plenty people loading, need more parts!

Here's a couple...

Liberty Poetry. Liberty piano.

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3D Printing shops???

Some printers do plastic, some do metal...

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I posted before reading the comments hehe

I suggest selling the printers and not the service.

;)

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LoL! I like this, Especially

if they come pre-loaded for serious Liberty. Also 3-d printing for dummies manual. I'll purchase a franchise.

Jim

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

This store that just opened in Chicago...

may be a good model to follow...

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Lots of cool businesses

referenced on this thread:

http://www.dailypaul.com/114094/dper-businesses
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Buying and selling

gold and silver, thats what I am doing.

I have three stores
http://fortresspmg.com

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Transportation alternatives to TSA regulated

mass transport. RonVans?

Really depends on your

Really depends on your community, I opened an ice cream shop because they only have soft serve here. I know for a fact there are other demands that need filling in my area. I don't really think it has to be liberty oriented, however liberty minded business owners should be more passionate, there are so many things to choose from. Also remember that a little bit of competition is good, but a flooded market is not. Good competition drives up quality and lowers prices in a marketplace.

Don't focus on changing people's minds solely for the cause of liberty. People will fight against you.

One thing I learned in psychology is a stronger frame takes over weaker ones, so if you are doing well, or have a good reputation someone else who isn't doing as good as you are, will latch onto you. Simply telling someone you own your own business is enough to get respect in most situations. Those with "worker mentalities" will listen to you talk about liberty and accept and become what you believe with little to no arguments, simply because you are more accomplished than they are.

If you want to change minds and hearts, you must first be a leader, just be the best person you can and lead by example. People will follow.

Very good points.

"Those with "worker mentalities" will listen to you talk about liberty and accept and become what you believe with little to no arguments, simply because you are more accomplished than they are."

This goes back to the high school mentality. The most popular kid in school isn't popular because he's the smartest, kindest most interesting person. (Often he's the opposite). It's because he's got the hot cheerleader, the cool car... That really doesn't go away in adulthood. Sounds simple, but it's true. If you want people to listen, possess what they want.

Modern Day Multi-Family Castles

Anyone remember the story about the guy selling underground bunkers in the Mojave Desert for a lot of money and he was selling out of them?

Well, I don't think we will have to deal with Nuclear Winter here in America. I believe that rampant lawlessness will be the future. At some point, I think cops will stop showing up to work and the military won't be there either once FRNs become worthless. Once that happens, you will have to defend yourself and your stash of food against those lawless types.

I'm in the process of buying some rural land. With great fantasy, I started to think about how defensible a castle could be in modern day if it was built with modern techniques like reinforced concrete. I searched the internet and came up with this: http://www.dantyree.com/plans/darien/ Now, what is interesting about this is the plan called for insulated concrete form construction (ICF) at 12" thick. That's thick enough to withstand 70mm anti-tank rounds, more than what the typical roving gang would have in their arsenal. The floorplan was also nearly 7,000 square feet. That's way too much for my family, but I suppose it's just about right for the more affluent of our society. The notable feature is the lack of first floor windows, except on the rear and to the courtyard. You could create a rear yard space with high walls to reduce chances of a breach from the rear and I would eliminate the one garage door to the outside and go with a flat roof with parapet walls all the way around.

Now, on a trip up to Utah from here in Vegas, I was talking with my brother-in-law, who has a survivalist bent to him as well. We were talking about going halves on the land so we can do mutual preparedness and defend each others' family in a lawless scenario. We both agree that the future might be more about rampant lawlessness than about surviving a nuclear blast. So, we agreed our two families should protect each other there. That's good because we just doubled our numbers with that agreement. We talked more about this. In a bug out situation, you grab your gear and head for the hills and defend your bug out land against whatever comes your way. What if a biker gang with 100 members comes with plans to ransack your food stash and whatever resources you have. If you're lucky, you have 6 people that are trained on weapons and have enough ammunition to hold out for a bit. The reason you hear of the occasional story about small groups repelling large forces is because it so seldom happens, that those events are considered significant. More than likely, you will either have to abandon your place in a hurry or you will probably fail to hold off the larger forces. That said, what if multiple families had a vested interest in holding the same land? If 25 families owned the same land, that's a tremendous amount of defense.

This is where the idea comes into play. A general contractor could develop a castle similar to the one in the link. The main difference is that the individual living quarters are relatively small, under 1000' square. Common facilities could be a small infirmary, galley kitchen and dining, armory, pub, seed room/plant nursery, etc. If you built this to support 25 families, you can have a defensive force of 25 to 100+ people. If you sold each individual living quarter for $100,000 to 25 families, that's $2.5 million to build the castle and develop a sustainable farm, etc. A small semi-annual maintenance fee would cover keeping the place operational between now and whenever the time to bug-out occurs. If someone wanted to do this near Las Vegas, I could be the real estate agent to put the units on the market.

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You are describing the Citadel being built in Idaho

look up "Idaho Citadel" and you will see a fortress like village being planned. Complete with armory, mandatory drills, etc. Not too expensive to be a member either.

http://www.iiicitadel.com/

Firearms Dealer

That is a business that will be in need

Offer Alternatives and Address the Gaps

With the new healthcare laws beginning to be implemented, many anticipate a dramatic reduction in the quality and availability of health care. Using other countries with government controlled health care as an example, we can expect to see waiting lists for procedures, limitations of treatments based on government approved options, etc...

Help people avoid this insanity altogether. Get into some form of health and/or fitness instruction. My wife and I have been doing this for a few years now and it is very rewarding. Address the root cause of health issues and you can avoid letting the government get involved with managing the treatment of the symptoms. The best way to opt out is to not need it in the first place.

This also plays well with the emergency prep industry that is growing by leaps and bounds right now. One of the biggest gaps in the prep arsenal is their own fitness levels. A bug-out bag is not worth a whole hell of a lot if you can't carry that 40 pound pack more than a handful of miles before you have to stop. A strong, healthy body with a foundation of good eating and exercise habits does nothing but improve survive-ability in any adverse situation.

Don't necessarily need to be the expert in this stuff. Put together the facility and bring the experts on board. Self defense offerings fit well in here as well.

Build yourself a community around it, not a commodity.

Lots of ways to do it, here are a couple of ours:
http://norsemenathletics.wordpress.com
http://thrivebychoice.com/

Bulk food

Start a local bulk food store I just packed away 3 5 gal buckets of oats topped off with brown sugar and raisins also 3 buckets of pinto beans all in Mylar bags,there is a need for a one stop shop for your Beans and Buckets

Emergency Essentials has stuff like that.

Many sites do. Not knocking the idea though.

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But...

You are not going to get 50 lbs of oats packed away for less than 75$ buckets brown sugar and raisins included packed away in sealed Mylar bags good as EE on the cheep and not being at the mercy of short supply at EE.

Show me your price breakdown please and I'll show you

how I do it.

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I'd like to build a boat

or boats.

I like the gardening idea

I gardened this summer and was quite surprised at the amount of people who have no idea how to mix their soil, fertilize, compost, etc.

I'd stick with Aquaponics in

I'd stick with Aquaponics in a greenhouse. Give the government another 10-20 years of dumping barium and aluminum into the atmosphere via chemtrails...and the only thing growing in the soil will likely be Monsanto's barium and aluminum resistant gmo seeds.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

That's what we figure.

We are still gardening, but we are preparing to live in a series of biodomes. If SHTF, we are literally covered. If things go well, I am still feeding myself and family.
The thing with AP (and food forests) is that you make a little business of it, and if the time comes that the people are having trouble getting food, you can help them get started on their own and you CAN do it for free. Once you have breeding fish and plants (heirloom!) going to seed, you can feed a nation.

We have found that we can not sell fish in Idaho, so we give them away. I have tried to start 7 businesses now, been shut down by nonsense like that every time. (To train people to do what I did for 20 years, including being a national trainer in my field, I would have to carry medical malpractice insurance. I would never touch a patient, never even SEE a patient. I wanted to train the staff- nope. How about non-denominational weddings - extreme venues. I offered whitewater weddings, skiing weddings, sailing weddings - until I found out that Idaho does not recognize internet officiants and anyone I married could just annul it by saying I was not legitimate clergy. Stuff like that.)

At any rate, we are more concerned with making sure we can feed ourselves and help our community. I do not think we will ever be allowed to get ahead financially. My husband is an RN. Remember all that fuss about the nursing shortage? He has to work like a dog for peanuts, and every time we are about to catch up, the IRS comes calling. Did you know they can just decide you owe more taxes, and if you ask them to show you the documentation they immediately begin threatening you? I did not know. Silly me said "Can I see what you recalculated?" Got myself reamed a new orifice by that "public servant" and got zinged again the next year. We are to the point where we wish to figure out how little we can survive on, and try to make so little money that we are not taxable. Like that? Planned poverty is the only hope we have.

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