Who else wants to be the Center of Attention while making boat loads of money?A company now has a reasonably safe, easy to operate, “Jetpack” of sorts. (they say it runs on automotive pump gas, so I believe there are fans that do the lifting). Anyway, it works WELL! The sales price is around about $75,000.How do YOU make a Business Idea out of that?Imagine you’re at a large automotive dealership on a Saturday morning. Why are you there? Because the dealer advertised the demonstration of a jetpack flying around the place, on Saturday morning! Get it? You KNOW this is a proven attention getter! And getting attention is what advertising dollars are spent on, by the millions!Would $1,000 for a 15 minute “Demo” be a deal? Yes! Give the dealer a week to advertise “The Event”, and he’ll get his monies worth! What else can you do? Well, have your partner video the jetpack flying around the dealership and give it to the dealer as part of the package. Now, the dealer can use the video in ads for years, while advertising for you too, by showing the video…we’re talking viral here! The dealer can post the video to YouTube. This is an explosive opportunity! Don’t overlook it!What else could you do with a jetpack?You could train for rescue. Let all the fire stations, police, sheriffs and ambulances in your greater area that you’re available. Your “rescue minimum is $15,000.” Give them a video of you doing a mock-rescue.What else?People will pay big bucks for a special experience of any kind! Why? Recognition is the # 1 human drive. Rent a location, and teach people to fly the thing inside a building. I don’t know – how about $500 for 5 minutes? After all, Richard Branson (Virgin Airlines fame) is operating his “Space Flight” (a plane that takes you to the edge of the atmosphere – like 90,000 feet high). Old Richard decided the ride was worth $200,000 a pop. He has a waiting list of 400!Does this seem like an absurd, weird, sensational way to make money? Good!Listen, the world does NOT need another dry cleaners, does it? If you’re not excited about what you’re doing, why do you do it? Are you ready to jet-set with a jetpack? What should you do next?
Most of us have at least one vehicle to serve our commutation needs, and if you belong to the group and do budgeting, you would know that even minor repairs sum up to a significant amount of money by the end of every year. This is when we can (and some of us do) repair most of the minor glitches by ourselves provided we have the right set of automotive shop equipment and the knowledge to carry out basic jobs. Hence, if you are a DIY person, having your home workshop will help you save a huge amount of money in the long run.When trying to build a home workshop, first you need to decide the repairs you would like to perform in your workshop. Some of the simplest repair service jobs that most of us would be able to carry out are light bulb replacement, engine belt replacement, oil and air filter replacement, fuse replacement, brake oil replacement, coolant refilling, engine oil replacement, wiring corrections, flat repair, minor dent and scratch repair, etc. The ideal way to select the jobs to be performed is by categorizing all the jobs, so that you can buy automotive shop equipment accordingly.Besides some basic hand tools such as pliers, wire cutter, wrenches, L-keys, screw drivers and hammers, you will also need some advanced tools such as engine repair tools, body repair tools, flat repair tools, etc. If you own a high end car, chances are that you will need some vehicle specific tools as well. However, when shopping for vehicle specific tools, you should buy only those tools which are absolutely necessary as these tools may not be of any use when you will replace your car.When shopping for automotive tools, you should always buy tools of premium quality from a trusted store. Cheap equipments may seem to offer you saving initially, but they are a sheer wastage of money in the long run. Thanks to the internet, now you can easily find the best names in the business using any web search engine. No matter whether you are looking for some basic hand tools or vehicle specific engine repair tools, online tool stores will be able to everything you need for your home workshop.
The commercial life of Liverpool has been developing over many centuries. Originally a small fishing port it went on to become one of the great ports of the world. Now, as is the case with many large cities that developed during and after the industrial revolution, Liverpool acknowledges that some of its old industries are gone and others are changed forever. With that attitude the city is promoting itself as a city that national and international companies would want to invest in. The following are some examples of the industrial and business life of the re-developing Liverpool.Liverpool has for many decades had automotive industry companies working in it. The Ford plant at Halewood employs a little under 1000 people and is currently used as an assembly plant for Jaguar X-Type vehicles and production of the GetRag transmission system for Fiesta, Fusion and Transit models. The biggest automotive plant in Liverpool is currently the GM plant at Ellesmere Port which was opened in June 1964 to produce the Vauxhall Viva. The plant is currently used to produce models of the Vauxhall/Opel Astra and its 5,500 employees produce around 180,000 vehicles a year.As a major UK port, the importation of food and drink through Liverpool inevitably led to the growth of food and drink businesses in the area. Almost a speciality of Liverpool was the sugar trade from the West Indies, so it is of little surprise that The Billington Food Group, who import and trade in sugar, should be located in Liverpool. Convenient for transatlantic trade from Canada the port of Liverpool was also convenient for landing Salmon fish; subsequently in the 1880s Simpson and Roberts founded the Princes Foods Company, a name synonymous with canned fish products in the UK. The company now deals in a range of food products and with a turn-over of £750 million a year the company plays an important part in the local Liverpool economy. Another nationally well known food name is Jacobs, of Cream Cracker fame. Now part of the United Biscuits it still has a major production plant at Aintree along with the Groups Business Centre at Binns Road in the city.Professional and financial services accounts for over 20% of the Merseyside gross domestic product. Liverpool city offers the perfect centre for these operations enabling rapid networking and development. Amongst the more well known names in these sectors with bases in Liverpool are – in accounting: Deloitte and Touche, Earnst and Young, KPMG and Price Waterhouse Coopers. In finance – Coutts and the best known insurance company in Liverpool is The Royal Liver Insurance Services. Now a multi-billion pound company it was founded in 1850 primarily to give the poor an opportunity to ensure they could afford a decent burial for their loved ones. So successful was their business that by 1911 they had built and moved into the Royal Liver building, at Pier Head, which was to become a symbol for the whole of the city attaining an iconic status to Liverpool residents. Liverpool has become a magnet for UK based call-centres with companies as large and diverse as BT, United Airways, Barclays Direct Loan Service, Norwich Union Direct and Swiss Life all being located there.The Merseyside area is well known as the home of petro-chemical companies with ICI having a large plant across the Wirral in Cheshire. GlaxcoSmithKline is one of the larger pharmaceutical / Life Sciences companies with a base in Liverpool. Others include Novartis and ML Laboratories in nearby Warrington. In total, Life science companies employ over 4000 people in the area.Across Merseyside nearly 2000 people are employed in the creative industries of music, film, drama. The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts attracts students from all over the country to study in its world class facilities. The expansion in media companies wishing to use Liverpool has resulted in the city council operating a Liverpool Film Office to support and co-ordinate filming events. Liverpool is also the home of Lime pictures which produces ‘Hollyoaks” alongside other well known national TV programmes. Telecommunications and ICT companies bring in about £1 billion to the local economy every year. The continuing growth in this sector being one of the key drivers behind the regeneration of Liverpool. BT, Cable & Wireless and Marconi being amongst the companies with development centres in the area.An industry vastly changed from what it was even 20 years ago is Liverpool’s maritime industry. Whilst it now only employs 6000 people, compared to nearly 40,000 in the early 20th century, the Port of Liverpool is the third largest port in the UK by tonnage handled and is in the top 10 of container ports in northern Europe. Whilst the days of large transatlantic liners docking at Liverpool are over, the port is still used by P&O Ferries for its routes to and from Ireland.