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I’m working on a startup to try and create jobs and opportunities for people. The plan is to give people the ability to sell products locally that are for the most part being sold in stores. I want to supply products to individuals that are in high demand. For example, shirts, pants, dress socks, sports socks, underwear, and other products that I work out are legal to sell. The aim is to provide local sellers with various products that are the same quality as you find in stores for less money. People can sell products from their homes, from tables on the sidewalk, from churches, and other places we figure out.
Before I go any further, disclaimers: Use this information at your own risk. Results are not guaranteed. All information is subject to change. I’m not an attorney. This is not an investment opportunity. This is a high-risk startup.
I’m going to have attorneys guiding me to make sure I follow the laws and limit liability. My thought process is if I remove the retail rents that companies have to pay from transactions, I can sell products at a lower price. In addition to retail rents, stores have to pay insurance, electricity, the staff, and additional bills. If I provide the products directly to local independent contractors or small business owners, I remove a lot of the overhead. I buy sports socks all the time and they are expensive. I think the cost is about $10 and up for 6 pairs of sweat socks.
What is the actual cost of the socks? Let’s say I can get the same exact socks for $1 for six pairs. I sell them to my network for $3. Then they sell them to the public for $5. I have no idea what the actual numbers are. I’m using socks as an example. The numbers seem reasonable. I will go through thousands of products to figure out what has the best margins and is in the highest demand. Would you rather buy products from local people and support the local economy, while simultaneously saving money for the exact same quality items? Or would you rather buy the same products from a company where the majority of the money goes to a billionaire somewhere and they can care less if you drop dead?
There is nothing wrong with working for minimum wage. I’ve done it. Most of us have done it. The minimum wage and slightly above should not be the only option. This country was founded on small businesses. I want to help create thousands of small businesses. People who can make their own hours, work for themselves, and build up their own clientele. There are too many areas where everyone is living check to check, working for a huge company for minimum wage. The employees are replaceable in one second flat and in some cases the big company can care less about them.
I’m trying to figure out how to remove the big company from the equation. Let’s remove the huge corporation from the picture. While we are at it, let’s remove the retail rent and landlord from the transaction. Those two alone are a massive expense. Add in insurance and other bills and I will be able to prove my sellers the opportunity to sell awesome products into the community for lower prices than they are paying now.
I want to provide people the opportunity to be their own boss. I want to help people save money on items that are almost mandatory to buy. Why do I need a huge corporation to purchase socks? They are making them all over the place. Factories can’t unload them fast and cheap enough. Most factories would rather do business with a fair person like me instead of a large corporation putting them under pressure the whole time.
Of course, this is in the early stages and I’m going to have to work out all the details. If this startup by some miracle works, the large companies who I take workers and sales from are going to have me put under a microscope by the government and law enforcement. I’m ready for it and I’m prepared for it. You see little guys like me pop up and start talking about change. The next thing you know they are hauling the person to prison. That is not going to happen with me.
I’m the perfect person to run this operation. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. I don’t date. I have no criminal record. I don’t do anything illegal. I do everything by the book. I want to have a positive impact on society. I love everyone. I always act like the Police, FBI, and IRS are watching my every move. In my humble opinion, everyone should act like that. Who wants to lose sleep that something you did in the past is going to be discovered. The government and law enforcement has unlimited technology and resources.
Why would anyone give to my crowdfunding for nothing in return? The reason is that she or he believes in my mission. Without knocking anyone too much, I believe people need more options. You have multi-billion dollar companies working on high-tech solutions to the future’s problems. What about all the people who are broke, living check to check, and working in dead-end jobs right now? What happened to the American Dream? Is the best we can figure out for everyone is to work for a huge company for minimum wage?
I want to give people something to get excited about. I want to analyze everything that people buy and figure out the best products we can sell locally without the stores and large corporations. There can be the main website that lists the sellers who want to be listed, where they are located, what products they have and things like that. I’m working on getting it off the ground. If I remove the retail rent, the landlord, the huge corporations, the waste, and mailing things one at a time back and forth, I believe people are going to pleasantly surprised at the real cost of items. I wouldn’t sell my soul for all the money in the world. I’m a good person. I want to have a positive impact on society. I want to try and make as many people happy as possible. I’m trying to figure out how to create opportunities for people who no one else is thinking about. We are allowing big corporations to take all the money out of our communities and getting nothing in return. I don’t buy into that system. Thank you for reading and have an amazing day.