Our Basis For Fees
Our early days of business incubation (1977) were exciting and rewarding. It was such a new concept, with such vast potential as an effective economic development tool for our nation's greatest energy resource; entrepreneurial energy. This became even more so when we commenced our Business Co-Op (SCA) in 1983 and our first business incubator (EDC) in 1985.
We were pioneers in the industry and shared the
things we were discovering, testing, inventing and perfecting, freely.
#1) People were selling the tools and
procedures we had given them, without even acknowledging that we were the creators. For
instance, it was such a disappointment to us when we were sent copies of our exact
contracts and informed they had been purchased from 3rd parties to whom we had given them
to at no charge.
#3) Our correlation that only a very, very small percentage of those having spent time with us on a free basis actually went on to open business incubators, while a much higher percentage of those who paid us fees opened incubators.
#4) Those in "no budget" sectors expressing poverty while those in "have budget" sectors promptly retained us and, more importantly, implemented the tools, procedures and information we provided much more rapidly.
#5) Incubators, across the nation, operated as "charity" programs having a dismal success rate of creating viable client businesses with the only "statistical employment" generated being incubator staff.
Over the years we have supplied a vast treasure of incubation information on our website and it's our pleasure to do so. In the event you require additional assistance, please select from the options shown. And, yes, of course, we maintain complete client confidentiality should that be required of your expenditure.
"When you are skilled, those who buy
on price are not your market.
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