Dec 25, 16 / Cap 24, 00 17:33 UTC
Arcturian Industries: Asgardia's first business! ¶
I'm intending to start an actual Earth-based business called Arcturian Industries. We would be a crown corporation (if Igor consents to such a thing) of Asgardia, and our goal as a business would be to fund initiatives related to Asgardia's development, building and repairing whatever is needed. In 10 years, I hope to see Arcturian Industries become a multi million dollar company, funding more than half of all Asgardian community initiatives.
We could start on a very small-scale by selling Asgardia-related gear like t-shirts, hoodies, posters, mugs, computer pads, and other things of that nature. While we get up to speed with finances, employees would choose an industry--either construction, manufacturing, programming or electronics--and receive specific apprenticeship-based training. On graduation, they would be an official member of the company and their probation would be over. They would be eligible to pick up individual contracts, or to participate in large multi-person projects.
Over time, we could start doing larger-scale projects that are more reflective of what we would be doing in our spacecraft, like installing solar panels, developing a propulsion system, making some sort of mobile app, and wiring electric systems.
As our first big project, I propose that we look at developing Asgardian-brand electronics. Start with basic stuff, then move into things that are more complex.
The business would be organized by projects or contracts. Any Asgardian can open a contract with Arcturian Industries so long as they pay half of the costs of the project up-front. We would then work on that contract, and payment would be rendered when the project is complete to the customer's satisfaction.
On a broader scale, Arcturian Industries would serve two purposes. Firstly, it would give people a venue where they can learn skilled trades that are immediately applicable to jobs and careers on the ship. This helps to ensure an even mix of white collar and blue collar industry. Secondly, it provides motivation and encouragement for getting into the trades; people are directly contributing to Asgardia who would have never contributed before
We would "hire" anyone who wants to participate and who can demonstrate that they've passed high school and have a skill to contribute. No resume, no interview, no hiring process nonsense. If you would like to help, you are hired on and placed in the skill development program.
I don't have a huge amount of money to contribute to Arcturian Industries and I haven't registered the business name, but if there is wide-spread interest, I'll make a Kickstarter and we'll get this thing off the ground.