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Crafting, Entrepreneurship & Charity 101 W. PROSPECT AVE DANVILLE CA TEL 925.389.2446

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THE PROSPECT OF SUCCESS A BUSINESS PLAN

A TAG SALE is much like a flea market where tags are place on items for sale in an informal marketplace. Tag Sales are the incubators and breeding grounds of entrepreneurs that represent the Free Enterprise System and they are the representatives and protectors of an American Way of Life. Flea Markets are the only opportunity available for a person to start a business without a large layout of capital and long term commitments. Albert LaFarge, author of U.S. Flea Market Directory, says, "Today's American flea market is a modern version of a phenomenon that has endured throughout history in all civilized societies - wherever there is a high concentration of people, there will be market days when they assemble for the exchange of goods and services." The marketplace of the ancient Greeks was known as the Agora; in Rome, the Forum; and in Israel, at the Temples. Prospects is a tag sale studio for new/young entrepreneurs locally and abroad. Locally, it will be used to teach children about general business concepts & entrepreneurialism; Abroad, it will provide a marketplace for entrepreneurs who have received microbusiness loans to overcome poverty.


Prospects Tag Sale Studio will serve three primary purposes: 1) To sell crafted & recrafted goods to benefit new/young entrepreneurs locally and abroad; 2) To serve as a “craft guild” or meeting place for craftsmen, artists, educators & those furthering the work of Children of Grace and Micro Business Mentors.; 3) To cause positive change & transformation in this community through education/awareness & events.

which is a play on this meaning of the word “grace.” Guilds became popular in America during the early stages of the Industrial Revolution. This period of time....prosperity, cornerstone for America’s strength and success as a nation...referred to as the “Gilded Age” (good and bad connotations but The Grace Guild will pay tribute to the positive aspects of this important part of American history.

TAG SALE STUDIO (purpose #1)

EDUCATION/AWARENESS (purpose #3)

Tag Sales are a play on the currently popular “Parisian Flea Market” theme so many home decor stores are using (especially here in Danville). The concept of a “tag sale studio” is a different take on the Parisian Flea Market...it’s the “American” version of this chic trend. It’s essentially a garage sale - not a full-time retail operation so the space can be used for classes, meetings, events, etc. Goods can be collected over a period of time and advertised for one or two-day sales (perhaps in conjunction with the Farmers Market on Saturdays...). Use Facebook, Craigslist, storefront and street signage to announce sales (similar to garage sale marketing). Goods to include arts, crafts and refurbished furniture and home goods from new/young entrepreneurs locally (Betsy’s work, students, other artists...) and abroad (MBM entrepreneurs, CoG children, etc.).

Educational classes would include instruction in: art, crafts, entrepreneurship & charity and how they have influenced the better aspects of American culture (prosperity, entrepreneurship & charity). Expand this concept with the story of how CoG & MBM are helping children and entrepreneurs in Uganda and how we can share our resources to further this cause. Make contact with Mr. Wright to teach American History classes (perhaps in conjunction with craft and music projects - Betsy, Elizabeth & others). Classes would build on the themes of prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, Gilded Age, Industrial Revlolution, The Great Depression and early history of Danville and how our roots here have shaped (or can bring us back) to important concepts (hard work, creative thinking, brotherly love, charity, etc.). Use “eco-friendly” trend to teach kids to be creative with existing resources, to regain the sense of thriftiness that was gained following the Great Depression. Utilize local museum & veterans to help instruct & inspire kids.

GUILD (purpose #2) The concept of a “guild” is a play on the concept of “gilding”

Prospects tag sale studio


MIXING OLD WITH NEW CREATIVE COMBINATIONS

A TAG SALE is much like a flea market where tags are place on items for sale in an informal marketplace. Tag Sales are the incubators and breeding grounds of entrepreneurs that represent the


THE STORY OF MR. O’NEILL AND THE TAO HOUSE A TAG SALE is much like a flea

U.S. Flea Market Directory, says,

market where tags are place on

"Today's American flea market is

items for sale in an informal

a modern version of a phenom-

marketplace. Tag Sales are the

enon that has endured through-

incubators and breeding grounds of

out history in all civilized

entrepreneurs that represent the

societies - wherever there is a

Free Enterprise System and they

high concentration of people,

are the representatives and protec-

there will be market days when

tors of an American Way of Life.

they assemble for the exchange

Flea Markets are the only opportu-

of goods and services." The

nity available for a person to start

marketplace of the ancient

a business without a large layout

Greeks was known as the Agora;

of capital and long term commit-

in Rome, the Forum; and in Israel,

ments. Albert LaFarge, author of

at the Temples.


Uniquely Danville.

Prospects TA G S A L E S T U D I O

Crafting, Entrepreneurship & Charity 101 W. PROSPECT AVE DANVILLE CA TEL 925.389.2446

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Prospects TA G S A L E S T U D I O

Prospects TA G S A L E S T U D I O

Crafting, Entrepreneurship & Charity 101 W. PROSPECT AVE DANVILLE CA TEL 925.389.2446

PROSPECTSSTUDIO.COM

Prospects TA G S A L E S T U D I O

Crafting, Entrepreneurship & Charity 101 W. PROSPECT AVE DANVILLE CA TEL 925.389.2446

PROSPECTSSTUDIO.COM


Prospects TA G S A L E S T U D I O

Crafting, Entrepreneurship & Charity 101 W. PROSPECT AVE DANVILLE CA TEL 925.389.2446

PROSPECTSSTUDIO.COM


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