There are three keys to a successful business. The first key is lowering the cost of start ups. Rational Workshops virtually eliminate the cost of starting a business.
Starting a business requires a product or service be developed which can run into substantial costs depending on how much technical development is required. People with the skills and experience to produce and service the product are required as well as whatever assets are needed to allow the work to be done.
Conventional businesses owners need to borrow or save up a considerable amount of money to complete the set up process. Due to the high levels of debt and demands placed on business owners conventional businesses have a high rate of failure. The owner often is the weak link and becomes the primary reason the business fails.
The conventional start ups pay people to do for a business what they could and should be doing for themselves. Conventional methods are a costly and ineffective way to set up a business and this is why the failure rate is so high. Workshops never fail.
Rational Workshops are businesses that replace charity and volunteerism and which eliminate unemployment and poverty. They are started by holding an Open Space Meeting.
An Open Space Meeting held for the specific purpose of creating workshops is called a Rational Meet. A Rational Meet is held for the specific purpose of creating businesses using the talents and resources of the people attending the meeting.
The participants write down the type of business they wish to be involved in and post them on a bulliten board made available for this purpose. The host can also provide options. Participants who wish to discuss setting up a particular type of business as posted sign the sheet below the description. Particpants then break up into groups based upon the type of business the participants wish to puruse. Each participant signs up for only one business option though if this is not pursued then he or she may join an established enterprise.
Rational Workshops are formed based upon the common interests and complementary skills and assets discovered at the Rational Meet. Rational Workshop members define the products or service they will produce and the community or larger business interest in which they will work. The create or adopt a local currency (Rational Money) specific to their needs to reward contributions and debit consumption.
Rational Workshops trend towards low energy use Transition Initiatives and the knowledge based businesses of the Creative Economy.
If you require further information on holding a Rational Meet contact Rational Exchange.