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Survive Strive Thrive, Inc

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Who looks out for the entreprenuer and the small business person

Posted on June 25, 2016 at 1:59 AM Comments comments (47)
There are 50,000 people converging on the city of Philadelphia the week of July 25 to 28, 2016 for the Democratic National Convention.  These people will eat, shop, sleep and party.  However, all of the revenue from that activity will go into major established businesses.  So, who looks out for the entreprenuer and the small business person with events like this.  SURVIVE STRIVE THRIVE, INC. remains committed to creating platforms and marketplaces that channel profits to entreprenuers and small businesses.  How can you be expected to be of peace of mind to vote if you are always struggling to make a dollar.  And why should you vote for people who don't have your best interest at heart.  Thus far, our marketplace at our DINE & DANCE/SHOP & SIP event is the only marketplace centered around the entreprenuer and small businesses.  I am very interested in your comments in reference to this topic.

CASINOS closing

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (31)
SHOWBOAT a long standing Casino in Atlantic City is closing its doors.  This is the 2nd Casino closing within a months time.  If the Casino has no money, things must be really bad economically.  It is time for families to be pooling their resources.  Moving in together and sharing things like food money and car expenses.

ROBOTS taking away your job

Posted on January 26, 2014 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (39)
listening to FAREED ZAKARI on CNN on the subject of the 'second machine age'...in summary he says the 1st machine age during the INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION was all about enhancing human production. The human was in control and it did not so much take away jobs but as it saved lives. Before the industrial revolution, working conditions were horrible and people died in mines, meat factories, fields and in all aspects of industry. Now with the 2nd machine age we deal with the creation of the robot and the computer to the extent where human control is not need and it depletes and deletes jobs. BOTTOMLINE yall we gonna be fighting against a darn ROBOT that don't even need to take home a paycheck to feed its family in order for us to make a living. Ten years ago, I worked at the IRS now a company that had been in existence almost since we had an economy has downsized to the point that major IRS workplaces have closed like the one on Roosevelt Blvd in Philadelphia due to the computer doing the work and online filings. Car manufacturers are having the majority of their work that used to be done on assembly lines by ROBOTS

 whats your opinion about this ...I see a big problem for our next generation and the present generation...we have increased the number of people getting an education...we are now back to having more babies and the cost to live has increased tremendously....so with more and more jobs being extinct, we are headed for trouble. Now in the areas of building robots, perhaps there are jobs or computer technology and mental health, because people gonna be going crazy if they can't afford to feed their family.

 unemployment affects every industry....if PEOPLE can't find jobs, they can't buy clothers, food, houses, cars and recreational spending is just unheard of.

Brick and Mortar or Internet Business

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 12:08 AM Comments comments (112)

The main concerns with brick and mortar used to be location, location, location. However, with the advent of internet; it has a new obstacle. Even the largest much needed brick and mortars are closing because of overhead. (Post Office, Department stores and so on). Then on the other hand a the internet can be a benefit to the brick and mortar. If people can feel they trust you via physical contact at your brick and mortar, they are more apt to feel safe going to your website and doing business. And they will appreciate the convenience. The main concern in an internet only business is 'CAN I TRUST THIS SITE'...big names like department stores, HSN, Pro Flowers, have no problem because they have an established reputation. But for the small new comer to the internet, internet only is going to be a challenge.

Getting your Entrepreneurial Game on

Posted on July 27, 2013 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (91)
Any idea can be turned into an entrepreneurial venture.  In today's world being an entrepreneur is almost a necessity. Whether employed or not, it is always good to have something of your own brewing and bringing in money.

There are two good avenues to start with.  One, pinpointing a need that can be turned into cash.  Two, identifying a hobby that you enjoy and finding a way to turn it into cash.  Bottomline, whether its a need or a hobby, make sure you enjoy what you are doing.  This makes making money all the more easier.

Come back for our next blog on how to take selling waters, to mowing lawns to planning parties to the next level and make money.

Although you may start a venture as a hobby or a little money on the side.  It is always wise to have a professional edge to  your venture.  By this I mean, write down everything you spend and everything you make.  Get flyers made up to advertise yourself.  Always value each and every sale.  And treat each customer no matter how small with respect.r 

Your first step is to get a business license from your local City Hall.    The next step is to evaluate your product so that you can figure out the best marketing scheme.  Is your product a necessity, a luxury, or a temporary fad.  Stay tuned as we elaborate on different marketing strategies.


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