This page is for all of you who have an idea for starting your own business. Other 99ers can join your idea and build on it. If you want to get together to work out the details you can go to The Pub at a specified time to exchange emails and ideas.
My Name is Eli I am in Fresno California, I am looking for fellow 99ers with web design, marketing experience and anyone interested in constructing an Internet based business that I know will help us unemployed out of this mess! if we put out minds together and our different expertise we can build a business, for more info write back on post and we can meet at the pub,
Thank you, Henry
@Eli, the only way out of this mess is through Community Economics. This is an awesome time begin a start-up! Got some ideas as well…. Maybe piggy back or brother up with Trenches via e-zine? 501C status asap, Legal as well (as the Marketing) and staff writers and artist that can contribute on a weekly basis. Piggy-Back in the sense of expounding upon the success of what this site offers and does not offer; national job board, top ten list of quick money fixes, and a name that has energy like “Engine 99” Out of work tv producer here, motivated to contribute idea and video wise…
sb alayande, Great! lets set up a time to get into the pub and talk more in detail, we can exchange E-mails there, That is a very Energizing Name Engine 99 ! sounds like we are on the same page without saying a word about the idea ! interesting, can’t to get started. hope to see more come on board.
I have been unemployed, and believe starting your own business is likely one of the best steps an individual could take for many reasons. Many of the reasons stem further back than any recent or current political leaders or the social and economic changes our country and world is going through. I sincerely believe many folks will be dis-placed very long term if they rely on returning to work as an employ of any company, large of small.
I have an interest in connecting with others that feel doing something for ourselves is the right answer. I have a couple ideas which will make sense to the right people.
touch base if you are interested in comparing notes
Dave O Eli here lets talk. set up a time to meet in the pub on this site I am available now if you are. if not post back with a time and date . welcome aboard Dave.
I am dropping in to the Pub now, if your still available, see you there!
I missed you in the Pub, would like to connect at a later time. It’s about midnight here in the Midwest.
Drop me a note with a time that would work for you.
@Eli & DaveO. Yesssir that’s what’s up. Not sure how to get into the “Pub” here. Is a membership or something required? Keep me in the loop gentlemen… E-Mail me with a meeting time and date, please.
tried pub again “problem connecting with server” e-mail email@example.com
Eli, DaveO, SB Alayande,
Hi to all. Yes! If we don’t go entrepreneurial we have little chance of avoiding economic oblivion! I have wanted to start an internet based business for years and have gathered allot of information on what the pieces of the puzzle are but somehow I have just never taken action steps. It’s time.
SB, I just went to the pub and had no trouble logging in. I just used my name. Maybe there were temporary server issues. Can we set a time to meet there and get acquainted?
Sb, Daveo. Brian. Eli here, we all know we are getting now where waiting for our Government to look out for us and obviously Jobs are not out there for us. so great lets get started
I would like to advise you all that we are looking into joint ventures and the ideas we share should be used for that purpose only, I would also ask that we all agree on a non disclosure agreement. with each other .
also if we can introduce our ideas in a proposal type letter to each other and go from there,
I will be availabe later this afternoon in the pub , Dave O if you come in contact with SB and Brian feell free to forward them my E mail via your E mail .
Now I am getting server connect problems at the pub page. I am not available this afternoon but evening is good or tomorrow any time. May I suggest we put available times up here and set up a firm time?
We went in to the Pub and had no problems. You do have to have Java installed on your computer, it’s a free download.
I got it and had no problem the first time. I’ll try again. Maybe it’s my AV.
I will be available this evening at 8pm tonight 12/13/2010
What time zone? I am central. It’s 6:58 pm here
Nevermind…I re-read your top post and caught Calif. That’s 10 my time. I’ll catch you there.
I am a 99er that got cut off. My experience is in Administrative Assistant. Expertise in trouble shooting. I can gather the information on projects and my mind starts connecting the dots. I can come up with ideas to make things work. All I need is the basic understanding. If you think I fit in let me know.
Can you go to the chat room at 11 EST tonight?
I believe that is a one hour time difference to me. So that is 10pm, I will be there if it lets me in.
Eli, here Brian, SB. A. Dave O, it seems we have different time zones . I am pacific time dont give up ! we will acoomplish what we want to get started. . Henry will help with personal contacts .
OK. Catch you in chat at 10 my time. Anybody else onboard?
@Becca, Please take this opportunity to gather all interested parties and arrange a meeting. Let’s move on this idea and yeah Eli this is a “Joint Venture” and a non-disclosure is appropriate. I’d like to meet with all interested and Yes we should have individual proposals. When and where is the question? Becca take the ball and run with it. Potential is nothing without concrete direction.
I have my proposal Ready to share with you all. hope that you do as well. please contact me by E-mail
Or if you have my E mail contact me
I would love to be able to start running with this
but we are at the starting Line. and we need to get in gear first . As I mentioned I have what I feel is most definitely a very lucrative idea. As we are all unemployed and now infamous 99ers we don’t have the funds to get to the next level. so we need to get our ideas combine them use each others resources and experience to get this done. I am looking for equal partners in this. your Idea may be better than mine. my field of work may be beneficial to you and so forth. I will not throw ideas in the pub, it is an open forum it is not smart.
Henry has produced this entrepreneurs page for us to be able to connect.
Sb alayande do you have my E mail address ? if you do send me an e-mail >
Eli and all,
So how do we exchange email addresses without posting them in the pub during a chat? What’s next?
Now I’ve been thinking maybe you guys could let me in on your business adventure, I could be the guy who synchronizes your watches. I have a map with the time zones on it. But think about it, if you don’t want to make me a partner, the map is for sale. LOL Just kidding!
Can you please tell me why there is a two hour difference between actual time and what shows up on a post. It is 7:35 as I click post comment.
I have this website set for my time, which is Pacific Standard Time.
Here is a little trick, if you look and see what time it is when you post on this site, it will be exactly the same time at Eli’s house in California.
Sorry, I couldn’t resist, just a little joke.
Oh, I see. So you’re a “timeist”. It’s your time or no time. See you in court pal! This is really discriminatory!
Eli, Brian, and Becca,
When Sb Alayande signed in to post he posted his URL. So now if you put your mouse over his name, it will take you to his website. Maybe this can help everybody connect.
Henry of course you are a part of this and have been . so get busy buddy! LOL
I have already emailed Eli with an idea I had. It was very sketchy. Is there a way that we can at least post on here a time frame and a date that each of us is available on an ongoing basis? This is not going to launch unless we can coordinate a meeting time. If we are all 99ers is it possible to meet during the day? This way it will be before a spouse or family member is off of work and our time is taken. View it like a job that we would work. We should all be available mid day at least. I will note the time frames and days and list them when I have at least 3 more people. Thanks everyone.
Becca, Hi Eli here it will happen it has been a suspenseful time there for a minute wondering if those idiots in congress would come close to acknowledging us 99ers ! but as usual No we are on our own , anyhow been taking the time to speak to a few friends with graphics and printing access for future advertising needs .so as far as for myself I am putting my ducks in a row counting Henry in and you as well seems you are determined and that is most definitely what we need people whom are willing to hang in there I am glad to see your still interested Becca shows character and true interest . I am determined to get this idea going, thanks for hanging in there,
Becca I will E mail you with my cell number ok,
Sorry, I haven’t been on in a couple of days, had family come without warning. Extra 7 people in the house, 7 more mouths to feed and no money for groceries. I have been busy. I am definately interested and will go now to check for your #. Thanks for keeping me in on it. I really think we need just one good idea. I am willing to do what ever work is needed. Also willing to learn new things if needed. Once took 27 credit hours in one semester and received a 4.0. New doesn’t scare me. I say let’s get this going!
Hello everyone and thanks to weneedtier5 for tell me about this site. I am all for entrepreneurship and have a couple ideas running currently which if someone is winning to jump in….could pay off dividends in the end. At this time, I have come to the belief that waiting on ‘the powers that be’ in DC to do anything for the 99ers is similar to waiting to win the Powerball or MegaBucks.
The truth is that they do not care. Empathy and understanding are two different things. It is possible for some to feel a level of empathy for the 99ers situation. But, to truly understand what they are going though….well you have to live it. Earning salaries in the high five figures and above, none of the ‘leadership’ in DC have a true understanding of the situation at hand.
Noting the above, I would enjoy the opportunity to join into your ‘pub’ discussion. Feel free to contact me via e-mail and let’s discuss ideas!
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Becca, Since Christmas is just around the corner I to am busy with family, It seems we will have little time to get much done but lets discuss a few things by phone, I will e mail asap,
Monica, Contact Henry this sites administrator he will give you my E-mail address
Well Ladies can’t wait to get things rolling thank you.
Hi Eli, I am interested in helping, I have access to servers and I am a web developer with graphic design experience if any of my skills are needed count on me.
Fausto, Hello and Happy new year! as happy as we can make it right! I would love the opportunity to talk more in detail, your experience is a definite asset. patience is a virtue I am glad you came along Fausto.
please E mail Henry he will give you my personal e mail address. talk to you soon
Hello Becca happy new year!
It’s a new year and time to get started. I am looking forward to speaking with Eli this week and hope others that have posted on here are still on board. This has not been shelved, just delayed due to the Holidays. If everyone followed through Eli should have your emails. I am looking forward to getting in touch with one and all. A toast to the New Year. “Here’s to Success!”
This is exactly the kind of group I have been wanting to connect with. I agree with you that our community has most of the resources that we need to put together a business or nonprofit. I don’t see your comments after 1/8/11. Wouldn’t it be better to meet through a Yahoo kind of group which would be more secure? I have engineering, success coaching, planning, stress relief, environmental protection experience and 3 degrees yet I am a 99er!
Thanks for your leadership and look forward to connect and participate in the adventure with you. Here are two ads I put in the Craigslist recently with a hope to find you all. Please reply to the ads to get connected.
On this thread and the “Think Tank” thread, I looked for some stuff on what we all should be doing. I understand the lawsuits and calling Senators and Representatives. However, they are insulated from hungry constituents. They have many people to take phone calls and answer e-mails but the Congresspeople don’t have to deal with real answers. They all learned about “Plausible Deniability” on their way to becoming politicians. They are measured on their ability to talk around issues so well that everyone falls asleep.
I’ll offer some views. I get hired to provide design ideas. I put together construction contract plans for various projects, sites, buildings, roads and bridges. These projects have been very hard to find for years now in this part of the world. Most of us have been displaced by the corporations that have taken over our professions and the funding for the projects (as well as the politics). GM, Ford, Chrysler and all the support companies closed plants in this area beginning in the early 2000’s and there hasn’t been any housing construction for a decade now.
I recognize that we are running out of oil and that currently, the worldwide food production system uses about 10 calories of oil based fuels for each 1 calorie of food production. This is not sustainable. We have to grow food where we live. Food and shelter are the critical issues that we must fully take within the 99% control and the best way to do that is via zoning. You can make unending pleas to the state legislature but those politicians all answer to corporations also. If there are any lawyers reading this, please offer some points on this zoning matter. I would also offer that the states each need to tell the federal government, “Take a few of these pills and call us in a few years.”
Fukushima is a disaster of rather extreme proportions that has the possibility of making the entire Northern Hemisphere uninhabitable. As I write this, any loss of structural support under that spent fuel pool of reactor 4 leads to all of us having only months to get out of the northern hemisphere. That spent fuel pool will unleash as much radioactive, life changing substances into the environment as all the nuclear detonations to date in the Pacific Ocean. I have read some research indicating “As much radioactive substances as “ALL NUCLEAR DETONATIONS” in all of human history. No human would be able to exist in Japan. Nobody can pass down to the next generation their genetic heritage without permanent changes from all this ionizing radiation and the internal emmiters inhaled by everyone.
Three Mile Island took 11 years to “clean up”. This means just getting all that contaminated stuff in the containment area cut up and removed took that long. Fukushima will be so hot for another 20 years that even robots cannot enter. This is an extremely serious matter. It will affect the Pacific Oceans for many thousands of years. The contamination in the Pacific will continue to increase many times over in the coming years.
The fish being taken commercially from the Pacific Ocean and canned for the US market already show some Cesium 137. Cesium 137 is a unique substance and comes only from man-made reactors. There are some 200 by-products of this fissioning of nuclear materials in man-made reactors. The US government recently increased the acceptable level of radioactive contamination by a very serious amount in anticipation of this Fukushima problem. The US EPA has stopped taking samples of radioactivity to avoid ‘alerting anyone’.
I watched a live report by a Canadian in Ontario with a very good, calibrated Geiger counter testing his solar panels and ground after a recent rain storm in November 2011. He was only two hundred miles across Lake Erie from here. His Geiger counter was counting more than 1,000 hits per minute! This was November 2011 north of Lake Erie! He is not downwind of any Canadian reactor. This was aloft Fukushima radiation.
The Gulf of Mexico (and especially its very sensitive fish estuaries) has been contaminated with oil based poisons for perhaps a few generations. Just a few months ago, there was found to be a foot deep layer of oil beneath the sand for many of those beaches BP claimed were “cleaned up”. They apparently just covered the oil with sand.
The Atlantic Ocean has been very seriously depleted of commercial fish. Some ten of the top twenty commercial fish species have seen their numbers collapse. All are considered to be in great trouble.
Hence, I propose that on-land commercial fish production facilities be incorporated everywhere that good, clean water can be made readily available. To an engineer (water guy like me), we also want gravity to do the work (instead of say electrically pumping groundwater up for use) as a steady supply of fresh water that does not have to be cleaned is a very valuable resource for fish production. There is a great deal more on this… …once you give up the $100k annual salary idea and can accept fully owning your own home and lot for only a few thousand dollars, and help build a community of inter-connected support people around you, then the above ideas become much more easily welcomed.
Once you have local production of grains and year-around production of vegetables in greenhouses, the fish can be both in exterior ponds most of the year and in containers kept in the greenhouses for the winter months. This keeps people employed year-around as well as maintains that commercial supply of vegetables and fish to local markets.
This can be the core of an entire local community of laborers, managers, designers, mechanics, vendors, trainers…to provide for itself and maintain a self-sufficiency and maintain a fully renewable product and support chain.
There are a whole host of problems…the corporations will never tolerate losing their ‘market’ to local, self-sufficient markets who can survive and prosper buying NO products from corporations. That would be put down in a heartbeat. Hence, we need some experts in zoning law to provide for some very restricted zoning to prohibit dominance by any and all corporations.
My sense is to look at the folks who have been doing this already…Vancouver, B.C., Detroit, MI, Youngstown, OH…have examples where zoning laws have changed to allow farming on city lots. Many of these city lots had been abandoned before these attempts at renewal. Cleveland, OH has many thousands of abandoned houses going west from the “flats” to the west and from downtown to the east. The entire area is blighted with decaying houses and commercial buildings that have been abandoned. The mayor of Braddock, PA indicates that some 94% or more of residents of his city have abandoned their homes.
Ontario, CA has changed zoning laws to allow urbanized areas to raise chickens on their lots as long as the lot is at least about 100′ wide. It will take time but eventually, people will realize that growing food, trading vegetables for work on the truck by the local mechanic, etc. is the way this was all done in Europe ages ago. It has served humanity for arguably thousands and some say millions of years. It can work again. We have to recage this monster called the “Offshoring Corporation”.
Putting solar panels on the roof, wind turbines on the “back 40”, adding a battery bank and learning to live on much less energy will be the way of the future. We can have a public electricity supply but use much less of it like in Germany. We can sell excess power to this grid, as in Germany. Germany has become very successful in guaranteeing a profit to all homeowners, farmers, merchants and others who build the solar panel systems and wind turbine systems and sell that excess power to the grid. Germany guarantees the minimum price and the length of the agreement.
We have purchased individual solar cells from China and installed those in a test panel we built. This panel is made from wood and covered in acrylic and operates well, producing 60 watts in maximum, direct sunlight. The total cost of a completed panel is $140. Our cost to install these on a roof is only another $100 or so per panel. This can be done. We don’t have to spend $400 per panel for manufactured panels that are shipped to the site. Having your local guy add another panel for you when money is available is possible with these systems. The expensive items are the regulator/inverter and the battery bank. These concepts will allow local electricity production to be done by local entities and not these multi-state monsters who have corporate headquarters four states away. Our local, multi-state, multi-headed monster does not want anything to do with solar panels and wind turbines. They are powerful in the state legislature and have successfully kept any development from occurring on this issue.
Recapping: local food production (grains and vegetables), local fish aquaculture, local solar panel installation, local wind turbine installation, local home conversions to be much more efficient in power use, local zoning changes to keep the monsters out…add local chickens, keep the libraries open, stop building multi-million dollar high schools… and we have something.
I will add, my ancestors came here from Europe as soon as the cavalry had subdued the owners of the lands here. A bicycle factory was opened only about 40 years later. That led to a multitude of other supporting and branching enterprises that helped feed and house three generations up to WWII. We can do that again.
I apologize for the length of this.
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To: TetVet. Thanks for your service and I’m glad you made it home. God bless you and yours.
To: All. I am a disabled vet and a inventor. I have designed a power plant for a automobile that uses no internal combustion engine and is near 99 % efficient. I have done the math and It works. Now I need help in building a prototype, and patenting. I have no illusion that big oil would disappear me to suppress this invention, so my Idea is to bring in enough patriots so they can’t disappear us all . The power plant utilizes a blending of technologies and exploits one of the laws of Physics. If you are interested in getting involved, with your signed and notarized Non Disclosure Agreement I will share all. I Hate that I have had to do this but I have had too many inventions stolen.
You may wind up like other great inventors from the past like Royal Rife (who invented a cure for cancer in the 1940’s)….
USAF, Im new to site but am the dad of an air force officer hes a capt at hickam afb in oahu,so we have that in common. I am a man with oil in my veins been a mech for many moons have creds.from caddy jaguar maserati vw john deere mac western star etc etc. no brag just fact if it ran I can make it run,was given the ability to fix stuff,saw your addy and am highly interested. If you would email me I will give my home # or get your and we can talk but know before hand that if we cant work on our words and a handshake then never mind ,a piece of paper is only good in courts of corruption and enough said about them. Hope to hear from you .
Thanks for the reply, as soon as I get everything I need to begin I will be in touch, Now I need a small truck body or even a sand rail prototype to build so we can work out the bugs. (There are always bugs) My Phone number is 352-625-8510
This is a great idea, good people helping other good people.
My policy in life is to help out people who really need help in life, or those who do good. For these 2 groups of people, I do it purely out of good will (ie no renumeration back to me is expected or wanted).
I have several expertise and skills of various areas that is helpful.
Once trust is gained, we may proceed.
Keep up the spirits in mean time!
I have 2 businesses in mind that I would love to start. But my credit prevents me from accomplishing either. The first is a web based company that would design, build and possibly install Hydroponic, Areoponics and aquaponics systems anywhere from a small room size to large commercial sizes (mass production for Vegetables and Fish). For this I can get started without much overhead and wouldn’t need a business loan. But I would need an attractive website and effective advertising. The other, which is my main trade is HVAC/Refrigeration and Commercial Kitchen equipment repair. This of course would need substantial money backing. Here in Wenatchee WA, the need for this service is astronomical. With proper funding, this could be 2 Employees at the end of 1 year to as much as 10-15 in 5 years if not more. So if anyone Is willing to take a leap with me, there is potential here.
Hydroponics?, screw hydroponics. hydroponics will ensure that ya got your dose of their GD chemical fertilizers and other crap that they use with hydroponics. Why not just do something decent and go organic or supply organic growing supplies – if there is a such a thing as real organic any more. Hydroponics may be all right for some hobby/science experiment, but hydroponics was the beginning of the end back in the 70`s maybe the 60`s as far as growing food or decent weed. Hydroponics sucks big time, there is nothing good about it that I have ever seen or heard about it. It is a bunch of missleading hype and one hell of a scam IMOHO
That’s where Aquaponics come into play. Its the true organic way to go. Only thing needed is fish food. You can use black fly larvae or duck weed for this. As for selling organic supplies, I am all for that. I would also like to sell heirloom seeds but to stay competitive on pricing it would require me to harvest my own seeds. That would require a lot of land. But I do agree with you on the nutrient aspect of hydroponics. I don’t like it either but there are organic ways of doing this. As for it being a scam, I have a couple systems set up and they are doing great. Now not all plants thrive in all types of ponics. Like lettuce thrives with 100% root submersion. I found that Bush beans do as well. Others not so well. So with those you would go with a eb flow or areoponic setup or a auto syphon setup. These system allow oxygen to get to the roots.
Yep, Jason, I`m all for stuff you are talking about, but most people would rather just use those damned chemicals ya know. I watched a show on PBS about that guy in – I think it was in Chicago or maybe Millwakee – and he had a aqua culture fish thing going on and they did realy good I guess and he also used the water from the fish to water his plants. Doing it that way seems like a realy good way, ya know, but too many people will go the easy way out and polute a good thing with chemicals. I hope you do good on your business venture. I just take things realy personal when it comes to chemical fertilizers and that type of thing. Ya know ornamental plants would probobly look great with hydroponics, I`m just thinkin` again ya know jason. Again all the best for your business ventures, 🙂
A true “organic ” business using heirloom seeds sounds like a good start Jason. We have a lot of “farmers markets” in the area but it’s difficult even then to distinguish what your really buying unless your familiar with the vendor.
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