Started 7 businesses on a college campus including an incubator, clothing store, sports bar, art gallery, smoothie bar, and currently run a marketing firm. I love providing people help on their journey based on things I've learned from mine.
First, you're going to want to patent the system of creating the energy, as long as you're sure it doesn't exist already. While the patent is pending, you should create a business plan that goes into detail about how you're going to create the energy (you can use the patent application as part of your business plan), and how you're going to monetize, or sell it.
You can also go in depth about how much money you're seeking and what you're going to need it for; this is important for investors. Investors will also look at the potential size of your business and the capability of your team; how diverse their backgrounds are and how much they bring to the table.
I'd love to hop on a call with you to further discuss the formation of your team and any other questions you may have. Good luck! :)
In short, yes, you can monetize it. Bloggers make a majority of their money from affiliate marketing, which is basically referring a product or service through your blog. You will be assigned a specific link to the product that you're blogging about, say Redbull. Once a reader clicks on that link and purchases the Redbull, you would get a % of the sale.
OR if you already have a good online following, (1000s of followers) you could negotiate being paid to blog about certain products. For example, say you took the supplement L-Carnitine while on your weight loss journey and noticed great results. You could include the brand of L-Carnitine you took for a pre-negotiated fee with the company, or exclude the company and just talk about the nutritional supplement.
I'd love to hop on a call and talk about how we can give this online journey some traction, or just answer some general questions you have. Regardless of your decision, I hope this helped. Good luck! :)
I recently started my own fitness based company, tailored to athletes, and I've been an athlete in organized sport for 14 years.
It really depends on what you're looking to work on. For example, if you want to gain mass, you're going to need access to weights. If you're strictly looking to do cardio, you could easily bypass the gym and go for a run 3-4 times a week. There are so many gyms out there now that you could easily get a gym membership for as low as $10 a month, but on average I'd say you'll be paying around $30 a month. Then again, there are gyms that offer a lot of amenities, that can charge as much as $200 a month. Again, this all depends on your needs, budget, and comfort level of working out in front of strangers.
I'd love to hop on a call if you'd like, and talk more about this, or answer any other questions you have about the topic. Good luck! :)
I work at Long Island University here in NY. Of the stores I manage on campus, all of the employees are students,which is most likely what your interns will be :).
When working with students, or honestly anyone I've worked with including myself, it's important to assign them work that they actually have an interest in doing; not just going to collect a paycheck. For your particular job you're looking to fill, social media marketing, you'll probably want to reach out to the career services offices within local colleges and universities, and explain that you're looking for students with a strong interest, or major, in marketing. This will narrow your selection of possible interns, but save you the hassle of having someone on staff that is only their to collect a check. Colleges love having partnerships with companies and offering their students resources like jobs and internships, so you shouldn't have a problem making that connection.
When hiring students here, I always let them know that "...if you're here just for the money, it's not worth it. You can find a better paying part-time job elsewhere. If you want to be part of building of something, then you're exactly in the right place." Those are my words of inspiration that SHOCK the students I interview, but they get the point and everyone's happy in the end. You'll end up with people that want to do the work, and love learning beyond the classroom along the way.
I hope this was helpful. I'd love to hop on a call to help you with any further questions on getting those contacts at schools nearby, or any other questions in general. Good luck!
I work at Long Island University in NY. You should start by reaching out to local universities and requesting their criteria for providing credit for continuing education courses. The incentive for most colleges is to offer the course on their campus, collect tuition for each class, and gain campus exposure. The three options that may work for you are:
1.) Reaching out to university continuing education programs and finding out who the director of each program is. If they accept outside resources providing classes for credit, then you could review their criteria and tailor your curriculum to match their requirements. It's important to remember that they may only accept classes taught at their university.
2.) Initiate a partnership between universities and and the school district you teach these classes at, which could then potentially lead to credits since the school district would now have the endorsement of the colleges.
3.) See if you could bring your curriculum to neighboring universities and "increase their scope" in terms of continuing education programs, which could lead to credits being granted for your class.
Again, this is very subjective to each university and how strict they are on accepting outside curriculum, but coming from a school district, I think you may find luck with one of the three approaches above. I'd love to hop on a call to learn more about what you do and possibly help you on this journey if you're interested. Good luck! :)