Posted On: 2005-12-06Length: 22:46
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Hello, ladies and gentlemen. We're back once again. I love beer. Beer is good. I have Lee to my left.
Andy to my right.
And that big man in the sky,
Called Paul. Paul, the Sanneman.
He really loves you.
I love you man.
Mr. Cater to our listeners, man. Always asking about how many people do we have.
I want to know that we're making a difference.
I'm sure we're making a difference.
There's some to some of this, right?
I have no doubt.
Please e-mail us. Let us know you're out there. You're just a number on a computer, unless you give us your name
If we're gonna make you jump off a bridge. E-mail us before you jump off that bridge. So we can know.
We do care about you.
What are we talking about?
We've got a couple choices here, we've got a couple choices. We could do confidentially, we could do your experience with the chamber of commerce. These are our two big subjects.
I thought that was confidential.
Wait a minute. We're not going to talk about what happened at the chamber of commerce.
Let's talk about it.
Ok. So let's talk about the chamber of commerce.
So we went to the chamber of commerce to talk to them about their incubation program for new businesses per our previous podcast. We mentioned that we were going to do that.
We put together a initial business plan for them, and what we're talking about is a dot com based business. A new kind of dot com
The one that you wanted to keep a secret because you're afraid our 300 listeners were going to steal it
It's not a secret, but it's confidential.
We can talk about that later.
This is why Andy isn't telling you what we're doing.
And so we went in there with enough information for them to know that what we knew what we didn't know, we were hoping, since I was told there were going to be people with dot com startup experience in the audience, that they could tell me things that we didn't know we didn't know.
So you wanted to get some money from the chamber.
No, not necessarily money.
No not money.
But more things like advice on how to incorporate.
Why would you get advice from those people?
Actually, that's the question I came out of. That's the information I walked away with. Why did I ask THEM for advice?
You know why I work for the chamber of commerce? Because I can't get a real job.
No, these are people who are members, which means supposedly they have businesses and they are members of the chamber and they volunteer their time.
You know what I found out about business owners? They don't know what they're doing.
Well, the bottom line to the chamber is that they are trying to improve the economic opportunities here in the county to bring in new labor and new jobs, and new businesses, and
But how are they doing?
Well, as far as we're concerned, they're not doing well at all because, you know, we have a business startup idea, and presented it to them, and they basically said, that won't work. You guys are crazy. I mean, that's kind of what it boiled down to in a nutshell.
I remember a man they told was crazy, and now he's Google.
Yeah, that, it was discouraging, and it was double discouraging because it was done in a way that was extremely negative and insensitive.
It was also very old school
Very old school.
Naysayers. Always naysayers.
The people who obviously didn't understand what we were talking about
Well if you want to be successful, you've got to talk to successful people, I mean I have this theory, if you want to be...