We can one of two ways. Create a whole new company, but that gives each of us double work, our own firm and the new firm. The other would be to use one of our firms as the umbrella. The mall would then be operated by the green team and profit share etc... determined as a team. I do have another idea also. Buying an internet tv station, either under the umbrella or creating a new firm altogether and selling advertising space to eco-friendly non-competing products and services, who could provide all the necessary credentials, as well as providing updates on what`s going on in that realm. We can also market our products and get global exposure. Let me refine this idea further. I would love to have people on board. With a solid plan for the t.v. station, advertising space could be sold, air time sold and we can get moving. All that is required is to create the show on tape to be aired. Let me refine this a bit more. Again, I am very open to being the umbrella and working with a solid team to put it together and share the benefits. Tying the tv show to the virtual mall, using a reliable call center, a state of the art website and other key components, we can fly. I can also pitch the mall and t.v. station tie in on can we create a business together, but let`s start here with like-minded birds of a feather.
Yes! I love the way you are thinking here. I just came across another company that handles cetifications, called GreenSeal http://www.greenseal.org/ I have some homework to do on them, but I think if we could start examining some of the criteria used by this, and other such types of independent cetification co`s we can get a better idea of what works and what doesn`t.
Katt, I think your ideas are really exciting and I love your thoughts on tying in the TV station. It is definately filling a void in network television, but it can be a HUGE undetaking. Th be quite honest, I am not sure where to begin on the TV station thinking, but I will keep my eyes and ears open for any opportunities that arise to help this move forward. Are you thinking along the lines of a Home Shopping Network? If not, maybe we can incorporate a program like that into the station. Let me know how I can help!
Going back to the "eco-mall" idea, I posted some comments earlier regrading some of the problems encountered. I am talking about the porblems that exist NOT becuase I think it`s a bad idea (I think it`s great!) but because I think the place to start might be examining this issues so we can find some innovative solutions, and then create the evolution (does that make any sense). Learn what we can from those that have been there, are there..etc and then put together our best idea of an improved version, and then of course, through our own trials, get it JUST RIGHT!
FYI: I have just officially launched the pilot for my business idea with a small group of local merchants here on LI. My goal is to work out the kinks to bring it nationwide. Hopefully I can bring to folks like you very soon! (now if only I could hit the fast forward button )