From the last post you can see that I have been struggling to save up my pennies in order to complete the next two objectives for Summer 2012 in anticipation of a 2000km eastern Canadian bicycle tour.
To summarize, I have been digging through garbage cans for recyclables, working for a bicycle powered moving company, and selling many of my possessions.
These 3 sources of incomes are providing quite nicely, however, i wanted to see if I could try something a bit more clever to add to the revenue stream (it’s better safe then sorry). Today I started a business. Of course, it is nothing serious or permanent but i think it will work for the sole reason the mission of the company (which i will talk about below) is directed at a basic societal need.
To most this will sound stupid, and if it does, i encourage the criticisms to pour in…
***Big time edit…This is just a funny/clever idea. I will not actually do this- Maybe just a empty bottle pickup service.
It all started last night when I had a flashback of a party i was at a few months ago. Many arrived to the party late in the night, some forgetting to bring beer, and scrambling to get to the convenience store before 11pm (when liquor sales are prohibited). They were angry when they arrived at the door at 11:01pm and were refused the purchase.
It quickly occurred to me that this happens all too often, and I could help my friends-and their friends out. I could start an Eco-friendly beer delivery and “empty recyclable” pickup service. Go ahead, your allowed to call it sketchy,but keep in mind this is just an idea!
I think, as long as they do not purchase the beer after 11pm, i could technically deliver the beer to them and I could set up an “accounts payable” in which they would pay me for the delivery another time.
If worst comes to worst I could shift the companies main service to the sole pick up of recyclables from peoples apartments and houses (ie. cans and bottles) for no fee. I believe there is a need for this as well, as our society breeds significantly lazy people.
The mission as of now would be to simply satisfy all emergency beer needs on the island of Montreal in an effective, efficient and Eco-friendly manner- and it makes sense to me.
I will have an awesome bike with gears, a trailer with a capacity of 100lb, and have great endurance to power me across the city all day and night!
I figured out the logistics of how it would work, the price i would charge, and the initial investment I would need.
Say $150 for a stock of 5-6 24 packs, and another $30 for printing business cards.
I may also include the sale of premium craft beer at a premium price brewed by moi.
Here is a business card i quickly whipped up today.
There is more i could ramble on about, but i rather hear some feedback from all the visitors.
You do not have to tell me that selling alcohol is illegal after a specific time, i know, and have addressed this above in an attempt to avoid a potentially bad situation!
If worst comes to worst, i will change the company to a bottle/can pickup service!