|Because this is how it happens.|
Well, I was APPARENTLY a bit hasty. Check this shit out:
Here’s the idea they came up with: Americans themselves would start lending to small businesses, with Starbucks serving as the middleman. Starbucks would find financial institutions willing to loan to small businesses. Starbucks customers would be able to donate money to the effort when they bought their coffee. Those who gave $5 or more would get a red-white-and-blue wristband, which Schultz labeled “Indivisible.” “We are hoping it will bring back pride in the American dream,” he says. The tag line will read: “Americans Helping Americans.”THIS.
This is what I was talking about. Subsidize small business, I said. Get small businesses moving, and the jobs will follow. And it's STARBUCKS, the very corp I was knocking who's making it happen. Fuckin' figures.
But fuck it, I support this.
Start your own online business for under $100.
Jump into the gig economy. (Got that link off Gordon's latest Apocalypse post, which is chock full of nougatey goodness.)
Plan on growing your business over the next year to where you are the job creator. Don't wait for corporations to do it for you, even though apparently they aren't all evil greedy bastards with no solutions, only ways to get more money. Don't wait for Government to do it for you, though I'm starting to feel this weird feeling of hope that there might actually be something good that comes from all this OWS stuff. I still suspect nothing good will come of it, but ... it would be nice if I'm wrong.
And then magic your Business to Success.
And while I don't think it's entirely necessary to use credit to expand and grow in the digital age, we now have access to it if necessary. Maybe a couple grand here or there will get you the materials you need to take things to the next level in your product line, increasing demand and allowing you to hire people. Who knows? It's an option though, when a couple weeks ago it was not.
Do it yourself. I've already got one part time employee helping me out with my online business. She's gathering materials for talismans, handling incoming orders, taking care of shipping, and doing a lot of the administration, freeing me up to concentrate on providing the occult services and writing. Business is booming. I'm telling you, it's not only possible, it's effective.
Things are really changing. Who knew?