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04-08-2007 08:38 PM
sailingdog Cam-

You're beginning to worry me...
04-08-2007 08:33 PM
camaraderie Hey ...I found a captain for ya:


and a nice wooden power boat ...the SS Minnow!


That should be good enough for the SBA !
04-08-2007 07:33 PM
stoutwench jimi71

Sorry for "going off" on you, but we just wrote a rather large check to good ole Uncle Sam.

What type of business are you in? Maybe you can help me get some of our money back!!!

Roger
04-08-2007 07:30 PM
jimi71
Quote:
Originally Posted by stoutwench
I have NO desire to live off of the "public trough". I wouldn't say no...I'd say HELL NO!!!

No, I don't want to see MY tax dollars going to small business ventures. Use your own damn money, not mine. I want to see the money stay where it belongs...in MY bank account. To put it bluntly, I made my money by working 12-14 hours 6 days a week and yes, I used and risked my own money, not someone elses.

But, I know that there are tons of grants available for here in the good ole USSA (UNITED SOCIALIST STATES OF AMERICA).

Just my 10,000,000 cents (this year)!!!
Unfortunately, we have little say in where our tax dollars go.

I do agree with you though, I want to see my money stay in my bank account too, thats the reason I always look for investors in my ventures.
04-08-2007 07:22 PM
stoutwench
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimi71

Are you telling me that if you had the oppurtunity to do it, you would say, no thanks?

And the part about my taxes, I would rather see it going into small business ventures then where its being squandered right now.
I have NO desire to live off of the "public trough". I wouldn't say no...I'd say HELL NO!!!

No, I don't want to see MY tax dollars going to small business ventures. Use your own damn money, not mine. I want to see the money stay where it belongs...in MY bank account. To put it bluntly, I made my money by working 12-14 hours 6 days a week and yes, I used and risked my own money, not someone elses.

But, I know that there are tons of grants available for here in the good ole USSA (UNITED SOCIALIST STATES OF AMERICA).

Just my 10,000,000 cents (this year)!!!
04-08-2007 07:05 PM
cardiacpaul got anybody on staff thats got a USCG 6-pack? Gonna need that for a "charter" even bareboat requires a holder on staff.

How about anyone on staff that can tell you what the insurance issues are going to be
re: someone elses boat that is probably financed going into charter (probably a violation of the loan agreement)
to whos insurance is going to cover drunk client number one when he pilots a boat under your charter into a bazillion dollar yacht...
hint one, ain't going to be the boat owners,
hint two, ain't going to be drunk guys,
hint three, ain't going to be the bazillion dollor yacht guys either.
that leaves... yours.

Care to hazard a guess as to what the quote to me was for that type of coverage? (yea, I was considering taking over a small day charter company here)
195,000.00 yes, thats right almost 200k for... sit down... ready?
500k of coverage. yup, 500k.
(from 2 diff companies, within acouple of grand)

Want to go without it? uh... No, not possible, can't get the bus. cert. from the state without it.

I'd go with the wooden boat idea.
04-08-2007 06:25 PM
jimi71
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Originally Posted by sailingdog
I have gone through this for my business.... but it isn't really applicable to what you're doing. My business, at least the one I've gone through this with, is a non-profit research foundation... so it has vastly different qualifications for grants than what you have.
I appreciate that.

Like I said, I have grant writers with my company now. They've helped a buddy of mine with some funding for his side business. Its just a matter of research. Talk to them on tuesday about it when I get back into my office.

Thanks.
04-08-2007 06:16 PM
sailingdog I have gone through this for my business.... but it isn't really applicable to what you're doing. My business, at least the one I've gone through this with, is a non-profit research foundation... so it has vastly different qualifications for grants than what you have.
04-08-2007 06:08 PM
jimi71
Quote:
Originally Posted by hellosailor
If you don't have a complete business plan ready, and you don't know the exact location, boat type, expected traffic and utilization...you won't qualify for any money from anyone except a scam artist. Making money in a charter business, if you have no experience in running one, is a real long shot. (And I'm rashly assuming you don't, or you'd know where and how to finance it already.)
I understand business plans and already have owned a company (not charter). I do have experience in working for a charter though (not running one..so you are partly "rashy").

Quote:
Originally Posted by hellosailor
, if you want to find a way to obtain business financing, you'd be better off calling the SBA or going to the library and borrowing the books on how to do it.
I plan on talking with my grant writers at my company (they deal mostly in educational grants but Im sure they can point me in some direction other than being sarcastically berated or goofed on), plus doing the research. My question here is if anyone has gone through with it for their own business. That's all.
04-08-2007 05:42 PM
hellosailor SD, don't worry, you can still participate, Send me $19.95 and I'll show you how to MAKE BIG MONEY IN YOUR SPARE TIME ADDRESSING AND STUFFING ENVELOPES! Including the ones with government grant applications.

Jimi, there's government money available for all sorts of things but honest, if you want to find a way to obtain business financing, you'd be better off calling the SBA or going to the library and borrowing the books on how to do it.

If you don't have a complete business plan ready, and you don't know the exact location, boat type, expected traffic and utilization...you won't qualify for any money from anyone except a scam artist. Making money in a charter business, if you have no experience in running one, is a real long shot. (And I'm rashly assuming you don't, or you'd know where and how to finance it already.)
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