Friday, August 31, 2012

What Really Makes A Small Business Successful by Walt Barrett

  There are many more people today that are thinking about starting a small business because there is so little job security in the world and I am here to tell you that it can be done, but there are some simple rules to follow and the people who follow them to the letter usually succeed while those who do not follow the exact rules usually fail.  The first thing that always comes to my mind is does this person really want to run a business or are they simply in love with the idea of running a business because there is a real difference, and when you become the owner of a business you also become your own support system both morally and financially, and that can be an awesome responsibility.  Personally I think that if you are fortunate enough to be employed you should consider starting a part time business to see if your idea is as great as you think it is.  For instance, I can tell you that you do not simply put up a web site and become an instant Internet millionaire and this is also true of any business that you can think of starting.  I have been running successful businesses on the Internet for seventeen years now and I'm going to share my best ideas with you.  
1. The first thing to do is do not give up your day job unless you have money falling out of your pockets!
2.  Overhead is the monster that eats businesses. Try to accomplish as many things as you can in house because the lack of cash flow is the cause of most business failures.  You need a paycheck every week and that's why you need to keep some kind of regular job. You do not need a big rent bill either. Find a way to start off small.  I personally do not like expensive store front businesses. Think of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak starting off in a garage and the patience and guts that they had.  We started off in a basement workshop, with a home office and our warehouse was a $125.00 a month storage locker and only after we were forced to rent it.  We had to squeeze every penny until it bled!  Think twice and then think again about any purchases that you make and that goes double for any decisions involving the hiring of any kind of help.  When you consider all of the taxes, insurances and liabilities that there are today even one person can get very expensive.  In the beginning you might be much better off to contract out especially for really technical jobs. For example, we are paying a highly technical consultant right now in order to ship our chemicals to foreign countries.  Wait until your company matures financially enough before you make any serious hiring decisions.  In many cases a private contractor can be used and then excused.  We could go on and about overhead, but I think you get the general idea.  It's kind of like packing a lunch instead of eating out every day and it's less expensive oh so much better for you and common sense rules always.
3.  What is your product or service going to be?  Well I don't seriously care as long as there is a huge  demand for it all of the time.  It needs to be something that people virtually cannot get along without.  It has to save them money and it has to be the best quality possible. People have to want it and keep buying it.  I know a man that made millions by picking very successful products and figuring out how to make them better and much less expensive.
Food, clothing, shelter, daily living necessities, products to save industries and businesses money are all excellent places to begin looking for a little crack that opens the door to success for you.
   Let's talk about a service business of the very near future that deserves for us all to take a look at.  You know, the jobs really are going to start coming back to America because they have to before our economy collapses totally.  There is one thing though and that is that the new American work force is going to contain hundreds of thousands of robots.  Now there are plenty of different ways to look at this and I am going to suggest that you look at in in a very positive way.  Consider the fact that not only do people have to build these new Bots, but these Bots are going to require plenty of repairs, parts, and other services.  A good way to start a business would be to go to the library and start getting every book and DVD I could find on the subject.  That's how I learned about Chemistry, Rockets, Electronic, Engineering, Photography, and Video Production.  Believe me when you are an inventor you need to have a smattering of all of them to start getting ideas and then pointing your ideas in that direction.   The point is don't just sit there, do something.  You really don't absolutely need to have a college degree to succeed.  Just look at what Steve and Steve did!  Do not burn yourself out.  It also takes patience and powerful observation to make a business work.  A wise man once said "Find a need and fill it".
   What ever business that you start you must be sure to get as many films about your business on You Tube and all other free video sites.  You Tube is our single largest source of sales.  Social Networking customers rarely buy our products and spend far to much time on the Internet socializing all day to ever accomplish anything else.  We have over 230 Videos on the Internet and they pay big money by bringing us a ton of business!
4.  Try to stay as far away as possible from any businesses that are being over regulated by the various governmental agencies.  Many of these people have their own agendas and have already ruined hundreds of thousands of businesses and can they waste the taxpayers money or what!
5.  Last, but by far not the least today is that our company 
NEVER GIVES CREDIT AND NEVER BORROWS EITHER.
I can just see all the Harvard boys scoffing at that one, lol, but we run in the black and always have.  I always say if you cant pay me now you cant pay me later!

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Thanks,
Walt



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Recycling An Old Travel Trailer Into A Micro Home by Walt Barrett

  I have to start off this piece by telling you that I am a huge fan of the Tiny House Blog that my very good friend Kent Griswold publishes on the Internet.  If you have never read it - you should.  The Tiny House Blog
   Housing has always been a major concern of mine because My family started off very, very poor and and I started off in life by living in what many would describe as a tar paper covered shack.
That was indeed the derogatory term commonly used in the 1930's.
You don't ever forget that and the experience still drives me to this day to survive no matter what!
   So anyway, I'm an avid reader of the tiny house blog and I keep seeing these articles about enterprising people who are purchasing older aluminum travel trailers and rehabbing them.  Now I'm a born businessman and had my own business by the time I was twelve so I know an opportunity to make money when I see one.  Well the latest article really set me off because I have been thinking all along that there are plenty of people who cannot afford the prices that are being asked for a micro home built on a used trailer frame.  So now I'm thinking about used travel trailers and I turned to the poor man's on line catalog craigslist.org and set up a search.  Well, the day I did the research there were older used aluminum travel trailers on there ranging from $450.00 needing a floor to $5,000.00 in very good condition.  I have been designing and inventing products for fifty years and I'm thinking to my self that there is no way I would ever pay $20,000.00 to $50,000.00 for a wooden shed that was built on a trailer frame!  If a person is handy they can replace a rotted floor in their spare time in a couple of days and in a couple of days they can repair and paint worn cabinets and interior wall panels.  Sinks, toilets and shower stall can be replaced if needed and as necessary. 
When you replace the rotted floor try to put some good quality solid foam insulation under it and be sure to use treated plywood for the flooring.  The exterior can be washed, masked off and rolled with exterior paint.  Even if each one of these projects takes three days each you are not talking that much labor.  
   The trick is to put the unit back in good condition and to make it look fresh and as new as possible.  There is nothing wrong with recycling.
I estimate that if you are a neat worker and a steady worker that you can easily double your money on one of these used travel trailer units, or you can park it and rent it or live in it yourself.  If you do the latter don't bother spending a lot of money on new tires, but if you are going to use it on the road you should pull the wheels, Check the brakes if there are any, inspect and repack the wheel bearings, and replace the tires.  If the tires are tubeless you should recondition  the rims and replace the valve stems and get a spare tire.  Then you can sell it, rent it or live in it.  It's a win - win situation either way.
Happy Trailering!
Walt~

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Green Heron Employs Americans and Donates to Green Charities by Walt Barrett



Green Heron Products is a new division of A to Z Global

Marketing Inc. We started Green Heron Products in

November of 2011 as a vehicle to provide manufacturing

jobs in the USA. We are a green business and we also

donate a percentage of each sale to worth while green

projects and charities.

Green Heron is an all natural ingredient line of detergent

products designed to clean and deodorize various household

items without polluting or destroying the environment.

We are currently manufacturing a Laundry Detergent that is

suds-less for the new HE cloths washers to prevent clogging.

It also is very effective in the old style washers too. There

are no dyes or scents added either. You clothing comes out

simply smelling clean. Green Heron Laundry Detergent

contains only natural minerals that are mined straight from

the earth right here in the USA and is mixed by American

workers.

We are currently manufacturing the following all natural

products:

Green Heron Laundry Detergent

Green Heron House and Dock Wash

Green Heron Concrete and Concrete Floor Cleaner

Green Heron Tub - Tile – Toilet Cleaner

Green Heron Products will not harm your septic system

And Green Heron will save you a great deal of money

because we sell factory direct and delivered to your door

for less than an equal quality product in the super market.

Our customers are very satisfied with Green Heron All

natural Detergent Cleaning products.

You can purchase Green Heron Products at USA Depot Store

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Saving A Fortune With Factory Direct Internet by Walt Barrett

   Factory direct Internet marketing is rapidly changing the retail business.  Factory direct enables a savvy manufacturer to lower his prices and sell a much higher volume of product and to make a wider profit margin due to greatly reduced overhead.  A pure Internet marketing system has much lower overhead because it does not require hundreds of store fronts with all of the high mall rental fees and the army of employees with all of the labor problems and payroll and property taxes that goes with them.  Anyone who has ever worked in retail knows what I mean.  
   There are exceptions to every rule and items like clothing a shoes may never really fit into an Internet driven mass marketing scheme.
Return policies have to be stricter too.  Customers should be absolutely certain that they want an item before they make the purchase.  Manufacturers should be sure that the quality of their product is above reproach.  We are developing products specifically tailored for Internet marketing. Products that never break, or have to be returned.  Personally, I was always impressed by the Cross Pen, the Swiss Army knife and the Timex watch because of their quality and lifetime warranties.  We like to sell products with a low shipping cost too.  The amount of time needed to run out to malls combined with the high cost of gasoline will result in the gradual decline of our present system of shopping malls.  It is simply getting too expensive.
To make matters worse, bankrupt cities and towns are taxing property owners to death.  They cannot manage money and their ineptness is being passed on to the consumers.  I would be looking for fewer and smaller shopping malls in the future where they sell only the products that are not practical to sell on the Internet.  I'm putting my money on the Internet.  
   Our company Manufactures two excellent products that we sell factory Direct on the Internet and we never get returns, or complaints. 
 We Sell Battery Chem world wide www.batterychem.biz  and Green Heron Laundry Detergent for Regular and HE machines
http://www.greenherondetergent.com/ . Green Heron Laundry Detergent has no scents, no dyes, and is made from all natural minerals mined in the USA.  People with allergies love it! 
Both of these products are manufactured by us in the USA and no one sells them as low as we do including delivery.  
   Believe me, factory direct marketing on the Internet is coming on fast and will be accelerated even more by high fuel prices, rent, taxes, bad local government and all the other overhead expenses that go with selling through malls and retail outlets.
Walt Barrett



Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Electric Forklift Battery Rejuvenation Break Through by Walt Barrett

   For over twenty-five years our company has been developing and marketing lead acid battery rejuvenation products and preventative maintenance methods.  This is a very green business and it has also been very profitable.
  Sometimes it takes a while to be discovered by industry our company was no exception until the Internet came along and then it went crazy!  For several years we have been experimenting with very large traction batteries that are used in electric forklift batteries and rail road locomotives.  The results have been excellent to say the least.  These batteries cost many thousands of dollars to replace.
   We are trying very hard to reach the many thousands of electric forklift owners and recently have succeeded with a very large company that has 2900 units.  We are also work with a very large parts warehouse that has 650 electric carts for their parts picking operation.   If you feel that your company is hemorrhaging money due to electric forklift battery problems please contact me ASAP at wbarrett1@aol.com or 401 725 8141 for as many free phone consultations as you need.  We are also seeking stocking service technicians world wide.   Please watch the video below.
The battery shown in this video was subjected to extreme abuse and neglect.  It suffered from lack of water and the use of tap water.  We reconditioned it for this client and it is now back in service and working perfectly.
Thanks,
Walt
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