We will create you a free account on FinderBase.com. Your lost&found property is photographed and added to the service in cooperation. You will hold the items and the valuables are delivered to the authorities.
The happy customer finds their item in the Internet and collects it from you. The person getting the item will show their id.
Kierrätyskeskus collects the remaining items after 3 months and recycles them to reuse.
If you had a business, would you cooperate with us?
It has been about 100 days since I first introduced the list of good ideas. Having the list has been an enormous asset. But it doesn’t work all the time.
Have you ever had the weird feeling of not understanding your own notes?
This is probably quite common when revisiting bad notes. My problem is that I think I only make notes that are relevant. The question is:
What on earth did I mean with these notes?
“remember what Wili said“. Must have been something really important. Asking Wili himself what he might have said would be a bit awkward. If you recall something worth remembering he has told you, please let me know – it just might be it.
“my ff is happy you“. I remember writing this down one evening as it was the clearest note ever. The following morning, I had absolutely no idea what ff meant. I’m quite sure it is something related to FinderBase or this blog or just generally a brilliant idea that needs to be implemented. Please help me out here. What could it be?
Which way is it?
Are the best ideas forgotten or are they best forgotten?
The summer has arrived and for the first time it feels that this project is actually going to end one day. A lot has happened and a lot keeps happening all the time but unfortunately sometimes behind closed curtains.
Here are some current milestones:
I just hit the 100 found items mark today on FinderBase. This raises a question on what to do with a basket full of lost&found stuff? What would be the best way to recycle the stuff to reasonable use? NetCycler, Huuto.net, Kierrätyskeskus, charity?
FinderBase just hit the 1,000 found items mark! We could soon be one of the biggest lost and found offices in Finland.
People’s minds are cluttered with marketing information. Where ever you go, you are pushed to think, want, buy now, act now and whatever the marketer has decided you should do.
This makes people wary.
But there are delighting examples of people who can detect sincerity in what companies do. With FinderBase our service offering sounds so amazing that people stop to think about our business model. It is unheard of that a company could be doing something useful for others without trying to benefit.
The basic message is the key.
Reflecting our ideas today, we got quite a valuable piece of advice which applies quite well to almost anything:
Forget the bells and whistles and tell the people the message that they can understand.
If your business idea is new and revolutionary don’t market it as such. Tell the story so that they can relate to.
If you’re the first person to develop an automobile, don’t sell it as a horseless carriage. Sell it as a carriage where the horses are optional. It’s not like people would get rid of their horses overnight, is it?
I have been now writing this blog for 100 days. There have been ups and downs but my project is still standing.
But where is the money?
For some weird reason people keep asking me this. To show where the money is, I’ll quote my favorite professor Pier A. Abetti:
Think of companies like pizzas. Your startup is a whole mini pizza that you own. When you sell a part of it, the pizza becomes bigger. Would you rather own a whole mini pizza or a slice of the bigger pizza?
The lesson here is that the small slice of a bigger company tends to be worth more than the whole smaller company.
So the plan is this:
We have founded a company FinderBase Oyj that owns the FinderBase.com service.
We will arrange an issue of shares for FinderBase Oyj.
We will offer the shares to people who trust us and want to be a part in building a big phenomenon.
This will dilute our own ownership but will grow the company.
Would you be interested in getting our investor brochure?