There are numerous health benefits to be gained in Ecuador…
One of them is great exercise opportunities. We are currently conducting Blaine Watson’s Beyond Logic course. The course sold out and a number of delegates arrived early so we took them for a hike…
To Lake Cuicocha…
Here we are. Then we visited the Cotacachi food market to see…
another Ecuador health benefit. Fresh food! Just picked beans…
of every sort.
are always in season.
and much more.
All just picked and you can meet the farmer who grew them.
Some of the other Ecuador health benefits create business opportunity.
Ecuador herbal exports offer great potential but not without some work.
One MD who was recently here looking at the idea of exporting herbs recently sent this note.
I Just learned that the US Food and Drug Administration has recently cracked down on imports of herbs, minerals, etc. to the point that it is now all but impossible to import. Other small herb companies I’ve talked with have stopped importing herbs at this point in time for these reasons. The government is also arresting internet alternative nutritional sellers at an increasing rate.
This would at first seem like bad news. However my experience has been that the greater the problem, the greater the opportunity.
These apparent problems are an indication of the really great need for health care in North America. Another newsletter that often focuses on Ecuador, NaturalNews.com, says:
Both the FTC and FDA are turning up the heat on nutrition-oriented companies and websites, resorting to arrests at gunpoint to enforce “nutritional illiteracy” across America by imprisoning those who accurately describe the health benefits of nutritional products they sell.
It was only days ago that the FTC attacked a church over its dietary supplements. NaturalNews covered the legal battle in a feature article and an exclusive audio interview with health freedom attorney Jim Turner.
Effectively, it is illegal in America to tell the truth about nutritional products that you sell. The statements made by Heuer on the Cocoon Nutrition website are technically factual and accurate. But they are not LEGAL to make in America because Free Speech is routinely oppressed by the FDA and FTC. Telling the truth in America is enough to get you locked up in federal prison; especially if you dare to inform people about natural cures that might take revenues away from the drug companies.
Both the FDA and FTC are now acting as the racket enforcement thugs of Big Pharma. And like any other mob, they use armed personnel to protect their revenue territories.
These are pretty strong words… but I do not doubt that they are true. Look how big pharma even takes on cities and states that try to reduce the cost of drugs for its citizens.
Last year the city of Duluth Minnesota created a program so its residents could import much less expensive Canadian drugs. According to a February a February 26, 2008 Associated Press article, the Food and Drug Administration warned the city that a program to import prescription drugs from Canada and save money for city workers is unsafe and most likely violates federal law.
The article stated: “In a letter to Duluth Mayor Don Ness, the FDA warned that any packages sent to employees would likely be detained by U.S. Custom and Border Protection.”
Yet the very same week an article in Senior medical news says:
Medicaid in Crisis as Bush Administration Tries to Shift Billions in Cost to States
Strained state budgets and economic downturn force program cuts
Feb. 21, 2008 – Medicaid is one of those government services that most of us think we will never need. Yet, millions of senior citizens and their families have grasped for it as the last hope for access to costly long-term care, as their savings disappear. It is also the last chance for many of the uninsured at the bottom of the economic ladder to receive medical attention. The program, however, is in crisis as the Bush administration tries to move billions of dollars of cost to the states.
The states, however, are already crumbling under the burden of ever-higher healthcare costs, a poor economy and their own budget woes. In Iowa the governor reducing costs, including capping rate increases for long-term care. California’s governor is cutting over $500 million from the Medicaid program and in Congress there is an attempt to stop or delay the new effort to move more costs to the states.
So as stated the greater the problem, the greater the opportunity.
US medical care costs are a huge problem and herbs from the Equatorial Amazon are one low cost solution. Those who figure out how to overcome artificial obstacles thrown in the way of these natural solutions stand to profit.
This is why we started Tangled Webs a course about how to create your own business…on the web…the internet so we can plunge deeper then just business and internet technology to truly understand the web. This electronic virtual world is just a reflection and tool in a much bigger…deeper…real web…that will provide many solutions in the future.
Business… the world… the universe… existence… all of life…is a tangled web… that has been spun and continues to spin from almost imperceptible threads.
These threads, spun from our hidden unwinding, have brought us to the internet…as a reflection of who we have been…what we now are and who we will become.
Consequently a course on just the internet would be like a car without an engine. A course just about the internet and business would be a complete car but without a driver. Plus we need to include the journey and destination as well!
Tangled Web weaves the history of Merri’s and my business … how it evolved … how it morphed from a print publishing business to internet only and how we use websites and email in business now.
We’ll look at how to create websites using the seven Ps…
Profitably Priced Product
Our webmaster examine all the technical aspects of how to run an internet business:
Search Engine Optimization
Pay Per Click
Yet we’ll dig deeper, right to the essence of a successful internet business that successfully untangles the web because I suspect that this course has the possibility to go out of date faster than any I have ever written before. The Internet evolves so quickly and there are always new things being added. It’s enough to make your head spin.
But what you will learn here are the fundamentals that work in business on the Internet. We’ll cut through the fog and show you what works for us and how to build a solid business regardless of what changes come about in technology, search engines or what the new “Internet fad” may be.
We will also deal with evolution and fate… how they work in business and how they can help your web business grow from this starting point.
This course will end differently than foreseen. Each sentence shared has potential to spark new ideas. Your questions, as the course unfolds, will undoubtedly alter the course of this course.
I can almost guarantee that your business will not evolve exactly as you imagined either. Business plans are guesstimates that help improve a business as it grows…but rarely a real guide. Experience refines and improves us as our act of doing a business teaches us. We can never see what we do not know. Only doing reveals this. Plus technology and fate mix into our progress as well.
Here are the lessons we have planned now.
#1: How My Internet Business Began
#2: Our Results – How We Boost sales
#3: Seven Ps PASSION – PERSON – PROBLEM – PROSPECTING PATH – PROMISE – PRESENTATION – PROFITABLE PRICE
#4: Turn Passion to Profit.
#5: How to Identify your prospects.
#6: How to identify problems.
#7: How to choose prospecting path. SEO – PPC – Strategic Alliance – Referals – Viral marketing.
#8: How to create ads.
#9: How to create landing pages.
#10: How to develop Presentation (marketing string).
#11: How to choose and test price.
#12: How & why to create daily messages.
#13: Multi product development…free reports…free ezines…paid subscriptions…seminars…tours ,,,personal services…clubs etc. How one product leads to another. Advertising and especially the long tail.
#14: How to manage your business finances.
The first four lessons are complete and students are gaining from this course now.
Join us in Cotacachi and on Ecuador Coast in March and save from a special offer on this new course.
You can enroll in this special course for $299. However if you sign up for our three courses in March 2009, I will send it to you free. You save $299.
March 8-9 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
March 10-15 Ecuador Import Export Expedition
March 16-19 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour
Bob Shane will be at our March courses and will be available to provide health balancing.
Get our web based course FREE if you join us in Ecuador this February or March.
Attend any two Ecuador courses or tours in a calendar month…$949 for one. $1,349 for two
Attend any three Ecuador courses or tours in a calendar month…$1,199 for one. $1,799 for two
Future 2009 courses
May 29-31 JGAM Global Asset Strategy Seminar
July 24-26 IBEZ North Carolina
Oct. 9-11 IBEZ North Carolina
Oct. 21-24 Ecuador Import Export Expedition