The English language simply does not contain the words necessary to describe quite how hilariously stupid this idea is. You're asking people to put up all the money for a venture, and in return they'll get what basically amounts to a membership at the field? They might as well set fire to stacks of hundreds, at least that would be entertaining.
I am also calling bull**** on your claim that you played for the Jesters for any length of time, considering your post history pegs you as a D4 player.
Nobody is going to help you. Now go away, PbN isn't your personal kickstarter.
Quoting this for posterity:
Originally Posted by jcahn93
Some time ago I expressed an idea of starting a paintball field in southern illinois to to see whom was interested.
Although the idea went well with the community banks would not grant a business loan for it stating "There was no verified evidence of such a business succeeding in Southern Illinois..."
Lets prove them wrong maybe?
An LLC is a business were each member of the company owns a piece of it. How about all the paintballers of Southern Illinois go in on a field together.
What you would get out it:
- An equal part of any commission made. Paid out per month.
- Paint Discount for any paint sold at the field.
- 3 Free Rental Package Vouchers per year. (3 is just a suggestion can be decided later)
- Each LLC owner gets 1 day out of the year to get the field for personal use or private use.
- Each LLC owner gets to play for 50% off the rate of play for that day. (Free if you work 4 days out of the month at the field)
- The ability to play close to home and not pay the crazy gas prices to drive to STL area, KY area or any other field thats 1+ hours away.
This could be a great oppertunity. Each LLC owner would have to put in an equal share to start it.
Bio on me:
My name is Jamie Cahn.
I have been playing paintball since I was 15. Woodsball to start and when I turned 17 started playing speedball. I played for a D1 Team in NJ. The Jersey Jesters. I moved out here for school and to get away from my parents (doesn't everyone want some space when they go off to college)
While I spent my time in NJ I worked as a Sales Associate for a local Paintball Store. They opened up a field and I ref'd at the field for several years. My job title before I left NJ was "Field Manager". I have been PSP Ref Certified in the past.
Now I'm a simple paintballer that just wants a local field that I don't have to drive far too. I'm sure many of you are the same. I encourage anyone who likes this idea to post comments about it below so that we can figure a good business plan and maybe start this dream and turn it into a reality.
My number is: 551-482-6289. If you would like to contact me via this idea go for it. I think it would be a great idea and would help strengthen the So ILL paintball community.