I suggest we all take a long hard look at the economic crisis from the poor man's perspective. It's from this perspective we can see how to reach every man woman and child in the United States with the "American Dream" and give them their shot. Let's explore the gaps that are covered with the Start Up America Program. GET FUELED UP! WE'RE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD TO SUCCESS! Austan Goolsbee, Chairman ...more »
I suggest we all take a long hard look at the economic crisis from the poor man's perspective. It's from this perspective we can see how to reach every man woman and child in the United States with the "American Dream" and give them their shot.
Let's explore the gaps that are covered with the Start Up America Program.
GET FUELED UP! WE'RE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD TO SUCCESS!
Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers outlined 4 key components in a video presentation on how President Obama is "Bridging the Gap" to help the entrepreneurs and new startups in America become a reality. In fact, he refers to the gap as "The Valley of Death" that stops us from launching our new business or that great idea that we've had on the drawing board for the last ten years.
The bridge has four main components:
1. Access to capital.
2. Review on regulatory barriers that affect small businesses.
3. Mentoring programs
4. Tax relief and incentives.
Did we really bridge all the gaps from the poor man's perspective, The answer is NO!
However, President Obama did provide plenty of fuel to make Start Up America a success!
Let's explore the gaps that are not covered with the Start Up America Program.
Two final gaps need to be bridged to make Start Up America a super success! Let's identify the problem and then the solution.
Internet Technology provides us with the least expensive form of advertising. It is also growing by leaps and bounds. Where am I going with this? Your right, It's a website.
According to World Internet Statistics there are over 2,095,006,005 Internet Users as of Mar. 31, 2011.(http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm)
A website can be accessed by anyone from anywhere worldwide 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Herein lies the problem.
You can get great hosting services for less than $15.00 per month.
Purchase a domain name for $10.00 per year.
That's less than $200.00 per year.
You can come up with that much money. So the first thing you are going to do is put up a website. Wait a minute, you don't know how to build a website. How much is this going to cost? $500.00, $1,000.00, $2,000.00, maybe even more. If we don't know how to build a website, we might not realize there are over 234,000,000 websites to compete with for traffic. We now have to advertise our website! How much is that going to cost? $1,000,00.00, $2,000,00.00, forget it, I just can't do it yet! #?@%^#
I heard this very scenario more times than I care to remember. It's the straw that breaks the camel's back all to often.
With this in mind, we need to complete the bridge over "The Valley of Death" so the poor man and the middle class with the great ideas can become realities. There are millions of people in the United States from all walks of life that would jump at the chance to grab the brass ring. They just need that little extra boost. They are not looking for a handout, they are looking for a hand up!
Let's bridge this gap that stops the majority of new startups and entrepreneurs dead in their tracks and prevent what keeps them from reaching their dreams and start building success stories!
Here is what they need:
1. Technical help (hands on) developing their web site - No charge
2. Hosting - No Charge
3. Advertising medium for both, new startups and existing businesses that is visible and accessible with direct links to their websites with free video commercial space on a permanent basis. - No Charge
4. Online Stores for those who need them - No Charge
5. Video player software for their website - No Charge
6. Domain name - $12.00 per year
Total cost to new startups and entrepreneurs - $12.00 per year
Is it possible to achieve this goal without major government funding? Yes, in fact, it requires no government funding at all.
We researched 20 cities in 4 states over a 5 year period. We developed trial tests in each city, spoke to thousands of business owners, examined thousands of sites. Then, we developed it!
What do these self-made American billionaires have in common besides a lot of money?
(Answer at the bottom of this article may surprise and encourage you!)
William H. Gates III
Owner of Microsoft
Net worth: $43 billion
Owner of Oracle
Net worth: $15.2 billion
Owner of Dell Computers
Net worth: $11.2 billion
I want thank all the Open Source Community of Contributors worldwide who enabled me to learn so much! You are super awesome people!!! It's time to "Pay It Forward"
Answer: They were all college dropouts.