[EMS Discuss] idea...? :D

James Hukill EMAIL HIDDEN
Sun Oct 20 16:52:09 PDT 2013


Thanks Cliff we will keep you posted with updates.

--James


On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 4:20 PM, Mr. Clif <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

>  So I created a page for business model ideas here:
> https://www.eugenemakerspace.com/wiki/Sites/BusinessModel
>
> It is just barely started, if you have found any good links to ideas for
> us please send them to me.
>
>     Thanks,
>     Clif
>
>
> On 10/20/2013 11:13 AM, Mr. Clif wrote:
>
> Yep,
>
> I think this is two discussions, one is about a presentable shop space
> with more new shiny tools, and the other is how to ramp up our income. The
> first will obviously be a great help in the latter. So first things first...
>
> We really need to move, and when we do we will need to fill the new space
> with lots of new tools and toys to attract all the new members that we will
> have to get to afford the new space. Otherwise...  You get the picture.
>
> I just updated Rick Needs and Wants list with lots of cool things that we
> could really use in a new space. Please check it out here:
> https://www.eugenemakerspace.com/wiki/Sites/WantsAndNeeds
>
> Now we can't take them just yet but if we all keep our eyes open for these
> items then when we do move we can haul them down there and set up shop! :-)
>
> I would like to make another wiki page for possible new sources of income
> so I'll work on that next. Please send me your ideas. :-)
>
>     Ciao,
>     Clif
>
> On 10/20/2013 10:51 AM, Austin McKimmey wrote:
>
> I feel like we have discussed membership cost increasing many times
> before. I don't think it has ever ended in any actual consideration to
> change anything though. There are some of us, me included in not
> embarrassed to say, that $25 is a hell of a lot to pay already. There would
> have to be a much larger space and brand new shiny tools there for me to
> consider paying any more.
>
> Everyone has heard me say this before. I personally think, if we have a
> presentable space. Not something full of junk and rusty tools. We could
> start asking for sponsorship funding from local businesses.
>
> There is a lot we can do.
> Austin
>
>
> On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 10:06 AM, James Hukill <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>
>> I agree, but, there has to be some value add for the increase dues.
>>  Bigger space with more room and not a project dump (aka bike cart overdue
>> for going away) site is a start.
>> We might chase folks away and there are some current members that the
>> current dues are already at their max.  The idea of some shop work credit
>> has been thrown about but I never heard what he board had to say about
>> it(?).  If you are at your max dues then you have open and close the open
>> house nights or other shop duties,  well lets be honest chores for lack of
>> a better term.  The shit no one wants to due but needs to get done and if
>> that helps you stay in at a price you can afford I am all for that.
>>
>>  But more to the point you were working on. Better tools, toys and
>> resources for current and a draw for future members.  IMHO I think a new
>> space will breed some new enthusiasm into the shop and might bring some
>> life back into EMS.. who knows...
>>
>>  Is there a list of tools we want/need anymore?  It used to be on the
>> whiteboard and was supposed to get transferred to a  inventory system that
>> was going online?  That I was Kassandra I think.  Do we have a location for
>> groups projects and their status?
>>
>>
>>  On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 9:49 AM, Cord Slatton <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>
>>>  Recently Marie came across an article that explained Makerspaces and
>>> their costs and gave a range of services etc. for a variety of areas and
>>> uses...The lowest membership dues even listed were $35/month. Maybe we need
>>> to increase our dues just slightly to give us more flexibility and to allow
>>> us to invest in ourselves and have better equipment and a better location.
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