The main thrust of this Prefundia campaign is to develope a new dog powered scooter model- the FIRST EVER Dog Powered FAT TIRE SCOOTER ! (we can modify our existing scooter frame the larger dia. wheels/tires). This new model will appeal more to the traditional dog mushing crowd since it will work well under conditions they are used to (snow/ice/crud) yet still work fine on pavement and dirt. It should be popular in snow country and particularly in Alaska. And it will add a new beach/sand market. And all made here in the USA !
Check out my website to learn about the Dog Powered Rigs:WWW.DOGPOWEREDSCOOTER.COM But in summary: placing the dog BEHIND the steering wheel and the 2 point clip in via the outrigger bar makes dog mushing safe, practical and easy thus accessible to most anyone (women, kids, older folks and even some handicapped folks- thus a new form of dog powered mobility) in most any environment (urban or rural). the rider has complete steering and dog control of all that dog power. AND the rider can do any or all of the work- its a team sport. Its NOT the only way to exercise your dog/dogs- just one great way, and part of the mix.
Business Plan 1- continue selling rigs direct over the internet, when affordable attend local/regional dog shows, public events, use gorilla marketing if the normal commercial avenues are unaffordable. 2- continue with second job to support this business. 3- reduce manuf. costs whenever possible. 4- eliminate middlemen where possible 5-. look for an investor who is a doggie lifestyle person 6-. go to overseas production of the basic scooter and or trike OR find a US manuf. who is lower cost 7- find the $ for national marketing via dog shows, dog events, magazines, tv appearances (trip to Hollywood), video production. With wholesale pricing affordable now that the major portion is made overseas or in the USA at lower cost- I can offer wholesale pricing to get distributors/retails involved 8- move to rental with more room so i can acquire a second dog for marketing purposes 9- continue with my local metal fabricator to produce the dog pulling systems and when affordable prototype new saleable rigs- first up is the FAT TIRE SCOOTER 10- get the dog pulling system made overseas OR in the USA, after the basic scooter and or trike manuf. experience is successful 11- develope racing league and public events using my rigs. 12- hire needed personal such at part time accountant and jack of all trades assembler/sales person. 13- continue to produce the best quality with the best value in Dogpowered rigs inorder to stay ahead of the inevitable copy cats. 14- consult and consider patenting IF it can provide value.