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GordonJ September 27, 2011 11:28 AM

Food for thought...
 
I love Michael Senoff at Hard to Find Seminars...interesting stuff...and yesterday morning a link to a new interview

http://www.hardtofindseminars.com/Ho...ailer_Park.htm

And I read the PDF, can't spend the time to listen or watch, but I can zoom through a pdf in a couple of minutes.

AND, I thought at the end, it's nothing I'd do.

OK and Alrighty then.

Then I sell a window air conditioner and the buyer is a shoolteacher who sold his house in two weeks and was forced to find emergency shelter...and he bought a trailer for 1200 dollars in a Stow, OH (nice area) trailer park. You'll see the coincidence after you read and/or listen to the report.

THEN, later that evening, I'm talking to a guy who actually has DONE this, and tells me about some guru of Trailer Park marketing, a guy from NC I think.

See, what is good about mobile homes or trailers is...they are chattel. NOT Real Estate.

Anyhow, although it is not my cup of tea, I did get a couple of good ideas from this...it might be worth checking into.

It made me think about MOBILE businesses, such as the kind that follow state and county fairs, yea, we know about elephant ears and junk food...and those games where you spend a buck to win a 10 cent stuffed animal from China...

But, there are many mobile businesses...the kind you can carry around in a small suitcase to either DO a service, or sell something...

And, I have to imagine some of the methods used to acquire trailers could be applied to these mobile BUSINESSES.

Anyhows, people need a place to stay...the trailer park is one of the fastest growing areas...and if the economy continues...more and more people will consider this option...although the interview targets the LOW end...there is potential there at all levels...just some FOOD FOR THOUGHT.

Gordon Alexander

Phil September 27, 2011 09:03 PM

On a Different note! ...Taap.it: Buy and sell locally with the snap of a camera phone
 
Hey Gordon,

Talking about misc. MOBILE Businesses...

Keep An Open and Creative mindset to Opportunities...

You just Never Know what Good ol' Consumerism could Have you Pre-Selling to Them... ;)
http://trendwatching.com/trends/retailrenaissance/

Those that Don't have one...

Gotta Hurry-up and Get themselves into The Latest Technologies with Ongoing Updating and Trend Watching on [Everything] these Days as we Slowly move into 2012...

Hiring Managers: Dweebs Need Not Apply... :)
http://www.bnet.com/blog/business-re...not-apply/2106
http://www.doomgloombliss.com/skip.html

Taap.it: Buy and sell locally with the snap of a camera phone
http://www.taap.it/

Taap.it is a free app that instantly connects buyers and sellers within a neighborhood, allowing them to trade goods and services with the snap of a camera ...
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Taapit...05170842905126

Phil

Bozo September 28, 2011 01:01 AM

Re: Food for thought...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GordonJ (Post 29184)
It made me think about MOBILE businesses, such as the kind that follow state and county fairs, yea, we know about elephant ears and junk food...and those games where you spend a buck to win a 10 cent stuffed animal from China...
Gordon Alexander


I have a friend in Canada who buys southwestern style products, like purses, throw rugs, leather goods, and so forth, from a wholesale house in El Paso. She travels to fairs and outdoor markets all over eastern Canada. People up there go for that kind of stuff big time.

sandalwood October 3, 2011 07:57 PM

Re: Food for thought...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bozo (Post 29186)
I have a friend in Canada who buys southwestern style products, like purses, throw rugs, leather goods, and so forth, from a wholesale house in El Paso. She travels to fairs and outdoor markets all over eastern Canada. People up there go for that kind of stuff big time.


Thanks for the post. You gave some of us another market. Americans tend to forget the Canadians like a lot of our "stuff" and will actually buy it. Wouldn't it be neat if we could establish a "foreign" contact for our product? Hope your friend rakes in the moola.

Tom


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