Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lost your Job, or about too? Is Selling Farm Tractors, or Reconditioning Lead Acid Batteries The Green Business For You? By Walt Barrett



You know, there's an old saying, one door closes, and another door opens. I am a firm believer in that philosophy. Some people say the best time to start a new business is right after you have lost, or about to lose your job. Based on my experience, I think they are right. We have been very successful since the Mid Nineteen Nineties at selling high quality farm tractors that we import from China. Our only problem has always been that we can never get enough dealers to take the program to a larger scale nationwide. Now most people don't get involved with selling tractors because of the following reasons.


  1. Not enough money.


  2. They are afraid to send a hundred thousand dollars to China for inventory.


  3. They are afraid of the quality.


  4. They are worried that they cannot supply the parts.


  5. They lack technical and business savvy support. We can give you this support.

When you buy into a franchise, all of the above is supposed to be taken care of for you. Well we need dealers, but we don't sell franchises, or charge up front fees because I don't believe in them. We do however stock tractors here in the USA along with front loaders, backhoes, and wood chippers etc. I'm going to cut right to the chase here and tell you that if you want to be a tractor and farm equipment dealer for our equipment you should talk to me about it and you won't need any money, or fees either. I have over fifty years of business and manufacturing experience, and I will never steer you wrong.


I am very confident when it comes my products, and their quality and saleability. You can work out of our inventory and pay as you go. I can't offer you any better opportunity than that. If you become a member of the A to Z Global Marketing Inc. / http://www.chinadepot.com/ family of people you will have access to any and all of our popular products with no investment, or up front fees. We have years of experience in the tractor, and Internet marketing business and will give you full technical support just like the major franchises do, with one exception, we wont be charging you fees, and taking a chunk of your business profits every month. We are starting people off in the Tractor business, the Battery Reconditioning Business, the LED light bulb business, the Micro Home business, Solar power and irrigation, solar hot water heaters, The emergency Strobe Flasher, Non destructive window shelf kits, and the World famous bottle UnCapper Business. We are also currently working out the details for a Micro Home construction, and sales dealership. There are a lot of things to consider yet. We are working on it.
With some of these business you may want to order a sample to assist you in your sales, but we do not require it. We can drop ship any product for you, and all you have to do is pay as you go.


Now, if for some reason it turns out that our business program is not for you, you haven't lost a penny!


By the way, our tractor business and our other business are stronger that ever and growing daily.


If you are interested, please talk to me!


wbarrett1@aol.com


401 725 8141


Thanks,


Walt Barrett President


A to Z Global Marketing

http://www.chinadepot.com/

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

We are currently producing a free video on building a composting toilet by Walt Barrett

For those of you whom are interested in Micro Homes and off the power grid living we are currently working a construction video for the composting toilet that is going into our micro home demonstration model. It is designed to be well ventilated and odorless. Yesterday we completed all of the pieces of the frame work and photographed them. We then assembled them and started to put the skin over the framework. We have to photograph more steps today and may complete the unit. We will then add live video segments and the voice over before we can publish the video. It is a very valuable segment on our micro home project because the material cost is very low, mostly left over lumber scraps from the micro home building project and a $6.00 plastic bin with an airtight cover if needed. Commercial units like this one are sold for hundreds of dollars. I consider this a very worthwhile project.
Time permitting, it will be completed by the weekend. We are very busy these days with our Agro business.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Save Yourself A Lot Of Storm Grief by Walt Barrett





Save Yourself A lot Of Storm Grief by Walt Barrett
Yesterday Nancy and I had to drive from Rhode Island to Northern Vermont to see and old friend that is not doing so well health wise these days. We stopped in Keene, New Hampshire on the way, and met up with one of our four sons, Dave whom has lived there since 1980, and he drove us the rest of the way to Sutton, Vermont. While we were driving up we mentioned to Dave that we could not believe the amount of damage to the trees starting from Worcester, Massachusetts, and going on almost all the way to Keene where he lives. Dave told us that the ice storm that did all of that damage had caused many people in New Hampshire, and Massachusetts to be without power for over six weeks in many cases, and although people were furious about it there was very little that they, or that the power company could do, and there was not a decent generator to bought in site.
Now before Nancy and I built our new home ten years ago in Lincoln, we owned and lived on farms since 1962 and we know what it is to be without power up in the country for weeks at a time. So yesterday's trip got me to thinking. It is time I wrote about owning a good dependable diesel generator.
Now is the time to get your diesel generator. It's way too late when that major storm comes, and then you are out of luck! Also, I read two days ago where there are people sitting up nights trying to figure out computer programs that can totally shut down the US power grid in a matter of minutes. Now that may never happen, but I for one am not going to take any chances. If I lose my power I have no well pump, no boiler, no hot water, and no computers, which means no business – well no thank you!
Now it just so happens that one of our hundreds of products is diesel generators, and we sell our EPA Approved Model 6500S for only $1095.00 plus shipping from our warehouse in RI, or our other Warehouse in The Chicago area. Now I would not be selling this generator, nor would I own one if it was not an excellent piece of equipment. It is a silent fully enclosed electric start, air-cooled model. You can view the photos and specifications here. http://www.chinadepot.com/apollo1.html , and we can get you any spare parts you may ever need from our stock. At our usual discounted price of $1095.00 we are offering you a $500.00 savings on this unit. When you purchase from me, you get a great price and great service. If you have any questions you can email me at wbarrett@aol.com I am the owner of http://www.chinadepot.com/
Thanks,
Walt

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Great New Micro Home Directory by Walt Barrett

We have started a great new Micro Home Directory, and a new super blog for your benefit. It is loaded with thousands of photos, videos and ideas with in the pages. We also add to the directory several times a week. The directory is located at www.microsolarhomes.com . We have also added huge amount of data at our new blog site www.waltbarrett.com including a new section of educational videos. This site is also added to several times a week.
Here is an interesting site we found this week. http://www.builditsolar.com/index.htm
Now is the time to get familiar with these subjects. Please do not be fooled by the current lower fuel prices. They are only temporary, believe me!
Thanks,
Walt

Friday, April 03, 2009

Walt Barrett's New Blog

Walt has a new and improved Blog Site
Our New and improved Blog site is at www.waltbarrett.com We cover many subjects there.For the many writings, hundreds of photos on www.picasa.com , and www.youtube.com for many videos by Walt Barrett (chinadepot = YouTube site name) Just Google Walt Barrett, or Walter H. BarrettYou may contact Walter H. Barrett at: wbarrett1@aol.com . He is the President of A to Z Global Marketing Inc. AKA www.chinadepot.com. and www.atozglobalmarketing.com

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Lost Your Job – Consider Starting A Business by Walt Barrett

This could be the best time.
Unfortunately, many people have recently lost their jobs, and many more people are about to lose their jobs. My view is that as long as you work for someone else you are never secure. Today you are nothing but a number in the corporate book keeping system. You are seen either as an asset, or a liability, nothing more. There is no future in that. So if you are already out of work anyway, I see it as an opportunity to finally have the time to start a business. So you say, yes, a good idea, but I don't have any money. I say well maybe that's a good thing, and you say “That Barrett guy is nuts!” Well maybe you have to be! It depends on your attitude.
Why do I say not having any money is a good thing? Because I have have seen thousands of start ups that were totally funded fall flat on their Fannie's! Here's one version the scenario. The people get the money through a loan, or relatives, or a combination of both. The first thing they do is run out and rent a fancy string of offices . The second thing they do is to fill the office with a lot of fancy gadgets, and expensive phone lines and people. The third thing they do is run out and spend a mint on fancy cars and trucks. Now that they have spent a major portion of their start up capital, they finally realize that they have spent a ton of money, and have not made a cent yet, and I haven't even mentioned the salaries. This is what I call putting the cart before the horse. Many people will disagree with me, and say I am dead wrong, but I do not agree, because, I have seen it too many times. The cold hard truth is that “Overhead is the monster that eats businesses!” Take a look around you right now. Companies that were loaded with dead wood for fifty years are finally waking up to the “facts of business” that they have long since ignored. Many of these companies have left the scene already, and many more are to follow. Well, enough of that.
Here is my suggestion. First of all we'll assume that you have very little money but you really, and truly want to own a business. Rule number one is that if you have a job, don't give it up unless you are really don't need money to live on, lol. It is always best in my opinion to start off part time, and give your idea a test run because start ups are rarely overnight success stories. Rule number two is that as long as you have a choice, do something that you are positive you will enjoy doing. The idea is that if you are going to do all that work, it better be the kind of work you like. If you have a hobby, or skill that looks like it could be a money maker, then you should give that idea serious consideration. Look for a business that requires as few employees as possible to start out with, or better yet a business that you can do alone at least to get it off the ground. Then, you start off small, and learn the ropes about stretching your money, and keeping the overheard low. Unfortunately, many employees have no idea of the costs involved just to keep the doors open on a business. Home business are the best to start off with, and learn with because they have the lowest overhead of all. You will need a first class accounting system too. We use Quik Books because it is an excellent system, and simple to use it you take the time to learn it. If you have to, get someone who knows the system to help you set it up correctly. That is the secret. If you do not want to keep books, and carry all your money around in your pockets you will surely fail. I have seen it a hundred times. I have seen many a man wine, woman, and song his business into oblivion! I'll bet you have too.
So what really makes a business tick? The short answer is by giving people what they need, and want for the best possible price, best customer service, and by working hard at it. There is no long answer, it's that simple.
You may have to test many ideas before you hit pay dirt. You might have a brand new idea for a product, or service, or you might just copy another successful business. There has always been a lot of that lately, and that is why some businesses are so fragmented, too many fingers in too many pies. I remember when McDonald's first came to our state. Within a year we had at least four copycats. People always need the basics of food, clothing and shelter. In these troubled times, selling them any other product requires a great deal more effort. One thing that I have learned from the Internet business is that the easiest way to reach the most people is through a site like
www.ebay.com www.craigslist.org (is free) or www.etsy.com These are all great sites. I do not work for them, and I am not plugging them. eBay is a simple fact of life. If you have a product you want to sell eBay is the least expensive way to reach the most people. eBay is also the best way to do market research on a product. If you want to test a new product, or price structure, put it on eBay. You will get your answer in a big hurry, and eBay also publishes free statistics on what the hot selling items are. So lets just say you are really broke but you want to start a business. eBay may be your answer. You can go out and scrounge around for a few interesting items at garage sales etc.,and sell them on eBay for a very small fee. I say the if you can make even twenty percent over all of your real expenses, you have yourself a business! It's a good way to learn the ropes.
One more idea for today. There is a web site
www.etsy.com that is only twenty cents per listing.
There is basically one rule. You may can only list your hand made items, or supplies for craft workers
I have a daughter in law whom is enjoying very steady sales on
www.etsy.com . She is also a four time cancer survivor. If she can do it, so can you.
In closing I would like to say that I could not possibly cover all of the business scenario's in this Blog. There are so may more. The bottom line is that you do what you have to do, cut lawns, sell scrap metal, pick up aluminum cans, if you have to, but just do something to get you started learning about running a business! If you have specific business problem, or question please contact me through my new Blog
www.waltbarrett.com. We have a money and business section on there, and will answer your question as best we can. I have been running businesses since 1954.
Walt Barrett President
www.chinadepot.com
wbarrett1@aolcom

Monday, March 30, 2009

We Are Expanding Our Green Automotive Services by Walt Barrett

Green/Biz
A Green Business For You By Walt Barrett
We are talking about a green business for motor vehicles. You know, for twenty-five years we have been involved with rejuvenating lead acid automotive batteries, and many of our clients have asked us to expand upon the idea, and come up with more services to enable them to add to their bottom line. They could expand on their own, but many of them prefer us to help them with marketing ideas, and to pull in more customers for them through the power of our web sites. Our new marketing plan is great because it requires very little investment, for some people maybe, no investment. We want to set up our dealers to provide quick and simple little services to fleet owners that will save them millions of dollars in lost tires, batteries, engines etc., and even prevent accidents. We will be expanding on this theme over the next few weeks. and if you would like a business with guidance provided by me and my staff, please contact me so we can discuss it. I am including a copy of the letter that we are sending out about our rapidly developing new program. We want you to participate so please contact me at: wbarrett1@aol.com You can start up with virtually no money!
Thanks,
Walt More at www.waltbarrett.com

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A green business for low dollars that you can start by Walt Barrett

Please note: This blog has moved to www.waltbarrett.com and has been improved with more videos, photos, and silliness.

A green business for low dollars that you can start by Walt Barrett
By admin Mar 24, 2009
Green Business Comment
You know, if you have ever lost your job, or are about to, You know that sinking feeling in your stomach when disaster hits. Having been there several times over the years I know exactly how it feels. Even if you have what you feel is a secure job, you should always have an expandable part time back up business. I have always had a part time or full time business since I was nineteen years old, and it has saved the bacon for me many times. Some of the oldest, and most successful businesses were started by folks whom lost their jobs in tough times. Most of us need that kick in the butt to move us towards starting a business. One door closes, another door opens. You know, even if you do not make a ton of money, there is a wonderful sense of security in knowing that you are job secure in that business. No one can ever fire you, or cut your pay, or treat you like just another number in the job lottery. I have been thinking a lot about what our company can do to offer a lifeline to folks that need work, and last night I decided to make the offer below.
I have combined a very successful business that we have operated profitably for twenty-five years with a couple of fresh ideas to bring it into the twenty first century. It requires very little money, for some people maybe less than $100.00. It is a service business that can be full, or part time. In order for me to assess the interest in a low investment green business I need you to write to me at wbarrett1@aol.com, and I will then send you a full explanation of my new program. The business requires practically no investment. If you want to hook up with a company that will provide you with the kind of expertise that will prevent you from screwing up your business because of a lack of business experience, and will be there for you to help with the tough decisions, I can help you. We do not charge our business associates for our advice. Please contact me ASAP if you are interested, or need a way to make extra money.
Thanks,Walt Barrett wbarrett1@aol.com