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Had a great time earlier at a Crowd Funding / CO-OP luncheon, we talked about the direction of finance and the great new thing called Crowd Funding. The sad truth is that crowd funding is not new, the name may be but not the concept, and what was truly surprising is that everyone thought they had all the answers to solving the tool use of social media to generate capital attraction. I see social media as a phone call, you answer only if you first know who is calling and second if you wish to talk with the caller, the belief that a great video and a constant blitz of updates is the path to follow is not my belief. I still believe that the human reaching out along with a descriptive expression in video and printed booklet tied into limited email updates is still the way to go, this presently works for us and has been 100 % successful simply because it makes for a fully informed decision. Many find this to be time-consuming and dislike the closed circle launch that is used as we only focus on those that are aware of the project and not the use of a full public platform, we focus on our client list along with the people you know and build from there, I am not in favour of reaching out to the public unless the project offers a product in exchange for participating. Crowd Funding and Crowd Sourcing has and always will be with us, and was not created by social media. I still believe in the power people and a story my mother told me of a farmer and how he received the help of the village to water his crops in exchange for a share in his crops, which I think was Crowd Sourcing.
We all enter the world from birth and exit by death. The middle of the story makes the sandwich, and decides what we do with our time on the planet. As we live the life in front of us we hide the facts to ourselves, that we are here now and then gone, the social trap is the cost of living a certain lifestyle and the desire of that goal. The planet has and gives all we need but the monitory structure decides the pie, and we are all born of the same pie but which slice.We are who we can and live the slice we are, the road ahead will be travelled while on it if you consume rum or tequila I ask you to consider supporting the Shotts brand which I hope to launch spring / summer 2013, and if you don’t drink any alcohol but offer it as gifts then do so with the Shotts brand. I do not believe in asking someone who like all of us works hard to earn what they do in order to provide for their family to give part of that income into a managed pool of distribution, I don’t believe it solves the problem it may only less the suffering for a period of time.
Education leads to a better understanding of the world around you and with it the ability to move in a direction of solving your problems, if we start on a project on education to shelter and community building with the opportunity of developing an industry and expand into others, this I believe can lead to a solution. The use of Shotts Rum and Shotts Tequila to fund the projects, offers the marketplace a choice of a quality product to assist improving the quality of life for others. http://www.shotts.org http://www.facebook.com./shotts.rum.tequila (give the facebook page a “Like”)
Lack of education,poor living conditions, and abuse are global, broken family structure which creates most single families with the women at the head needs a solution. We believe if you can stop the abuse and lack of education from jumping to the next generation, most or all of the problems can start being corrected. Education allows for choice which leads to change, from what you know to what you learn is better. Alcohol is also global, our goal is to market Shotts Rum and Shotts Tequila and help fund the education of children and women. The plan is to start with The Girl Effect( http://www.thegirleffect.org) as we believe they do great work. All updates and information will be posted at http://www.facebook.com/shotts.rum.tequila. and please stop by the facebook page and give us a “like”.
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