Only small business owners who understand and who are feeling the heat of a global recession fully understand this. The others, probably people like you, on the outside looking in never know what is going on in our kitchens at all.
Governments DO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON WITH US - but don't seem to care!
THE SYSTEM STINKS! IT REALLY DOES!
Haven't you noticed that governments in the Caribbean, The USA, Greece etc are allowed to rack up debts higher than the sky and then they either simply hook up with the IMF for help under special terms or in the case of the USA, use the Federal reserves or print their own money?
You NEVER or SELDOM hear of governments going to court for debts - DO YOU? and they are in the MILLIONS, BILLIONS and TRILLIONS. I guess they don't care one bit because we, as tax payers and small business owners have to pay it back, but they are NOT working to help us make MONEY or GET CONSISTENT WORKING CAPITAL at all.
But you do hear of small courts and large courts carrying small business owners to court for $1000 or $5000 or more. Am I not right? So then, is it safe to say that GOVERNMENTS can be fiscally irresponsible and get away with it, but small business owners go to jail or run the risk of losing all their assets and having to start again?
No one seems to care about SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS GLOBALLY and do you know that WE ARE THE ONLY ONES that can help to turn our global economies around with our innovation and ideas?
But innovation and ideas without funding and support are just like anything worthless.
When I saw the Government of St. Kitts-Nevis creatively get a signed agreement with The International Monetary Fund to get approved on July 27, 2011 (see Press Release No. 11/295), for an amount equivalent to SDR 52.51 million (about US $79.15 million), or 590 percent of St. Kitts and Nevis’ IMF quota. (FROM SKNVIBES: http://www.sknvibes.com/news/newsdetails.cfm/61717) , I was in awe.
If Global Small Businesses can get such standby agreements approved in their countries through their Development Banks, where we are carefully monitored and guided and putting in place recommendations of that Bank or Funding Institution, WE WOULD SEE A GLOBAL TURN AROUND SOON.
But. . . .I guess my talk will just slide down the drain AGAIN like many of the youth recommendations we give over the years. I sometimes wonder if it makes any sense talking. But I talk and write still simply because I know I have a GLOBAL readership and if I can help to inspire ONE THINKING LEADER OR GOVERNMENT, I would have done my part in this world.
Banks and funding institutions that claim they are their to HELP and sometimes fall under government, DO NOT DO THAT AT ALL. I started my first business at 13 years old. I got my first funding EARLY. I won't lie and tell you that everything has went perfectly well over the years, but what I will say is that NO FUNDING INSTITUTION ever checked up on the well doing of my business. They only called or visited if I lapsed on a payment.
My own Development Bank too. (Well, let me not lie, my Development Bank did pay me visits when they brought along consultants and members from The Caribbean Development Bank and other of their FUNDING AGENCIES to see and boast of their clients and then that was it for me until another consultant wanted to see businesses funded by the bank again)
I have ALOT of ideas, but I think I'm going to go back to what I started doing at 13. Looking for affiliate programs and using the internet to make money. At 13 years, I started my own webhosting company and building websites for people at www.internetinnkeepers.com - The mother company is based in the UK and they have continued to help me step by step until today, I'm 26 years.
They gave me the step by step help that I wished Funding Instituations and Government Business Development Units would have given to me so I didn't make such mistakes. I am 26 and never worked for anyone in all my life. Sadly, I learned the hard way, but I'm using my bad experiences to make a living, and help others through www.kwconsultingskn.com
At 13 years in high school, I worked for an online company http://www.sfi4.com/8570814/FREE
Don't make my mistake - DON'T GO INTO BUSINESS IN THESE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS unless our CARIBBEAN FUNDERS and GOVERNMENTS introduce better help for you YOUNG PEOPLE.
I sometimes wish I never got so deep into the Brick and Mortar business so that I can experience such struggles. But then again, I'm happy that I learned that GOVERNMENTS DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOUTH BUSINESSES and SMALL BUSINESSES when we impact societies by providing the MOST EMPLOYMENT and pay the most TAXES.
www.Google.com sent me an email the other day to say that I needed to verify some information before sending me out a check for all my writings and accepting allowing their advertising on www.Blogger.com. I was wowed.
You see - I have several blogger.com websites - I have to find an alternative to survive. So, as I tell other young people when I speak at Business Labs Workshops or conduct my private business seminars, "USE ALL THE TALENTS GOD HAS GIVEN YOU IN ORDER TO MAKE LIFE." I lead by example. So, since writing is one of my talents - I write.
Check out - Khrystus Wallace for Prime Minister - www.kwforpm.com
Hope is Ahead - www.hopeisahead.com
ST. Kitts - Nevis Souvenirs - www.sknsouvenirs.com
The Global Spotlight - www.theglobalspotlight.com
Just by visitng my websites, I'll get a small commission. So if I reach 250,000 visitors to my sites combined per month. I'll retire and travel the world preaching through my ministry - Dare 2 Be Different International - www.d2bdifferent.com and spend more time at the Kenya ministry I founded - www.daretobedifferentkenya.com and market the books that I wrote already and planning to write found on: http://www.lulu.com/shop/khrystus-wallace/gods-prescription-for-positive-living/paperback/product-18639255.html
I will have 7 books published and launched by 19th September, 2012. I started writing to encourage the world on 19th September, 2011 when I was going through a very trying time with life and business. My devotional pieces on www.hopeisahead.com have become a worldwide hit and caused me to get a worldwide following.
If this worldwide following purchases at least one of my 7 books - imagine the possibilties. I may be able to start my own FUNDING FIRM to help YOUTH BUSINESSES and show Prime Ministers and Presidents how to empower young people and turn around the world.
I better get the rid of any assistance or employees that I have and work from home and the internet. Things may be much better like that, since AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER no one is supporting our innovative ideas and willing to help them go further.
Well. . . .I guess because there is no Silicon Valley in St. Kitts-Nevis or the Caribbean, I would just have to continue to keep my fingers crossed and my faith and hope HIGH in God, that one day, someone will see or hear about my ideas and send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me via my BlackBerry Pin: 220067D8 and say - Khrystus - I want to talk further with you or be an angel investor and help you see your dreams come to pass. I am no gready 26 year old. I believe in SOME FOR ME and SOME FOR YOU.
And thinking about it, the USA does offer a Green Card Citizenship by investment program just like St. Kitts - Nevis, so why should I stay here. I may not have the money to invest, but if I find an investor that is willing to join with me to get my movie scripts that I wrote myself and have sitting down there up to Hollywood, then I can apply for that program and get out of the Caribbean. Or then the investor may help me build my Dare 2 Be Different Mission Centre in the USA instead of St. Kitts - Nevis (Read about it HERE)
If you know me personally, I stay thinking, I already opened my USA BUSINESS - The Supply SHop Inc - www.thesupplyshopinc.com - I'm just waiting for God to send the right partner and then probably, just probably, I'll continue the CARIBBEAN BRAIN DRAIN and carry my INNOVATIVE ideas to a country - THE USA that has so many of them already. I may have to probably go to Silicon Valley when I'm almost certain that the Caribbean could have helped me)
I can show other young people how to do it too through my Consulting Firm - www.kwconsultingskn.com and show them how they can get faster funding through Merchant Account Funding in as little as 24 - 48 hours if they OPEN A USA MERCHANT ACCOUNT - remember the Caribbean is FAAR BEHIND.
I can help the brain drain to continue if I get out, but connected GREAT YOUTH THINKERS to FOREIGN COMPANIES and investors. Then probably not much youth would be encouraged to stick around.
THE SYSTEM doesn't like me letting you know of the opportunities and alternatives available elsewhere. I always let my clients know all the time - www.kwconsultingskn.com and I haven't began to talk yet.
If it's God's will, it'll happen, if NOT, I'm starting to do things differently from TODAY.
1. Work hard to pay off my debts
2. Close my businesses and start working online where I am not tasked and don't have to worry about working capital
3. Travel the world preaching, giving motivational speeches, empowering youths and selling my books
4. Live Happily ever after. (I'm 26 and I have YOUTH ON MY SIDE - EN TIT?)
Why stress about business anymore when I can't be guaranteed of help from my own island? (Ohhhh yes, I didn't tell you about this, I had a foreign business friend that boasted that he came to St. Kitts - Nevis with nothing but his IDEA and went into a bank and got funding. Don't tell anyone that I told you that)
I was chatting with a chairman of a Financing Institution sometime ago and he told me just out of coincidence to go and try to apply for a small loan to see how his officer would deal with the sitution and see if I would be approved. He told me EXACTLY what to say and guess what. . . . .I was denied. Well. . . .a different approach got me the exact same funding in 24 hours after I was denied. (IMAGINE THAT)
So then, can our financers really help, but are WILLFULLY holding back because of reasons we don't know?
Global Small Businesses NEED a Standby Arrangement similar to that between IMF and St. Kitts-Nevis in order to survive this global recession or they will be forced to close which will further affect the world.
Well it may probably happen over my dead body. I'll keep my printing machines and run www.kvkenterprises.com and www.thecaribbeanprintshop.com screen printing and embroidering t-shirts and polos and oxford shirts for churches, schools, individuals, along with other print work just at a level that I can manage around the Caribbean since my hands and feet are tied from expanding and putting a FRANCISE BRANCH in every Caribbean Country like KFC - Kentucky Fried Chicken.
I guess those big ideas are only for AMERICAN and UK Businesses RIGHT? - Nothing like that for the CARIBBEAN - EVER?
I am never one to give up, but I'll rest by bigger ideas on the window ledge until an international investor notices and helps me because I can never be guaranteed of local help and would probably be victimized for sharing my views here.
When or if the victimization comes, I'll keep you updated RIGHT HERE.
Of course I'll continue to make my Ministry Impact across the Caribbean and the globe by writing on www.hopeisahead.com and doing ministry through Dare 2 Be Different International - www.d2bdifferent.com
Just my thoughts.