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Charles

Location:

Marina del Rey, CA
Hometown: Long Beach

Member since:

November 28, 2011

How long have you been in business?

I worked on the business plan for three years.

Please describe your business...

Launching a website to ask parents to invite school guests to talk about careers in math, science, engineering, technology and medical professions, so more kids go into these careers Americans industry needs. 2nd goal is raise funds to build one or more Design, Innovation & Research Technical Center on college campuses so corp. engineers work with student engineer teams to design & make cars, boats, airplanes, possibly homes & other products. Can starting a new nation grow GDP 20% a year after 50% plus the first few years? Technology permits building islands 24 miles from America as a test & example to show the success of Hong Kong was for a reason. The 1776 Constitution is modified with a definitions page so illiterates with degrees cannot sabotage it so Constitution protects citizens & business owners from illiterates stealing power from citizens. Should people illiterate of the constitution, economics & a nations constitution history be allowed to run for public office?

What areas of business are you most interested to learn more about: Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance, Product Development, Legal?

I want to learn more about all these fields. I have skills in all but want more hand on experience. Sales and Marketing are more important now. But back around 1990 I read where one business owner spent one day a week going over new laws to see if any impact his business. How many people know there are 10,000 new federal laws with 80,000 pages each year or 100,000 every ten years? One reason I believe there needs to be an example of limited government with a new island nation is I believe about 80% of Americans are illiterate. Roughly 50% of high school students cannot read over 5th to 9th grade level. Many high schools have 30% to 50% that stop attending school out of boredom. One school system tested around 1400 college grads with teaching credentials and found 59% cannot pass a college exit exam. I believe a 1776 Constitution limiting number of laws passed limits laws written for ego satisfaction of illiterates with degrees. And less meddling with business.

What are your main functions within your business: Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance, Product Development, Legal?

I cannot imagine any business not involved in all the areas above. If my business grows as planned I expect to hire people or add people to a board of directors that have knowledge in all the areas above that know more than myself.

What is your favorite hobby (we want to have some fun too)?

I play beach volleyball at Ocean Park Beach Santa Monica about 45 Sundays a year. I like going sailing but found out I love the conversations we have going sailing. I want to buy a sailboat in two years to spend about two years upgrading it to live on full time and on weekends take friends and new acquaintances out sailing. Some weekends go out as a sailing lesson like I did in college. After two years of local sailing to sail to: LA-Panama, Belieze, Texas, Florida Keys, Cuba then Ireland or Canary Islands then Spain. I forget if Europe has 3,000 or 4,000 miles of navigation rivers and canals. The idea of moving a boat 5, 10, 30, 50 or 200 miles is more attractive than packing/unpacking suitcases. I cannot imagine anything more fun than having family and friends, including people from Europe I play beach volleyball joining exploring parts of Europe with them. I'm curious to know if Christmas in Sweden, Germany or France with friends will be fun, interesting & good for exploring?

Introduction

Hello, I wanted to launch a business for years and about two years ago a woman inspired me to believe an information website can generate $5K to $40K a month from advertising. I'm interested in networking with others to help each other grow.


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