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Live Free and Well Anywhere


Here are 5 global income experiences and 7 business secrets that can help set you free.

I began my international business 48 years ago and have been creating and running international micro businesses since.

During that time Merri and I have been able to live, work and earn all over the world… literally anywhere we wanted because of seven secrets we gained which we share here with you.  We have been blessed with global earning experiences that helped us make millions… but were fun as well such as with British Lordships…see below.

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One of Merri’s businesses was featured in Doonesbury.

Global Earning Experience #1:  Lepers.  These businesses have been fulfilling.   Merri started her international business in her 20s (long before she knew me) importing Italian clocks to the USA. This earned so much ($80,000 in the first year) that she created other micro businesses helping 0rphans in the Yucatan and Haitian lepers (at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital) produce crafts she sold for them in the USA.

Excellent income ($80,000 in the 1970s was a lot of cash)…  Incredible contacts… working with Dr. Larimer and Gwen Mellon who created the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Haiti… and enormous satisfaction.  Merri still cries almost 40 years later when she tries to speak of the gratitude of the lepers and her time and life in Haiti.

Plus she gained lessons that allowed her to live and earn… in many places and many ways.

Then we got together.

Global Earning Experience #2:  Lords.  Another of Merri’s ideas (in the mid 1980s) was to broker British titles to wealthy Americans.  We made a ton from that… even gained 15 minutes of fame when Gary Trudeau learned about this business and immortalized it by having B.D. Zonker buy a title!

What fun… profitable, plus stimulating, meeting and working with the Blue Bloods of Britain… visiting their castles… invited to their events and affairs.

Before I get ahead of myself, may I ask you a question?

Would you like to have a lifestyle and a front yard like this… almost a thousand acres of hacienda overlooking the Andes?

Would you enjoy living in two, three or even more places wherever and whenever you chose?  Would you be happier with more freedom, lack of debt, and a life of riches, adventure and travel?  Would you be glad to feel confident that you can discover interesting and fun business ideas again and again that not only bring in extra income but also help the poor and improve the environment?

If so then read on… because… that front yard above is ours in a remote Andean hacienda.  This is only one of several homes that we have gained (to live and use in business) from the secrets we’ll share below.

In the summer, we retreat to our 250+ acre farm high in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina.  Here’s our front yard in these mountains and the view from my home office.

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Home offices in all your homes are important by the way. They are part of one global micro business secret.

When you have an international micro business that involves your home, the…

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tax benefits can be fantastic.  Here is a group of our clients visiting our Blue Ridge home. We’ll see why (in a moment) an at-home international micro business can be especially liberating… profitable and good for the environment as well.

While we enjoy these views, we become richer by the day as we also enjoy helping those less fortunate and also saving natural resources. You can also enjoy such a lifestyle because after years of search, I found these micro business secrets that you can enjoy too.

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Global Earning Experience #3: Hospitality.  Here’s a hotel we owned and operated in Ecuador.  Once we sold this we joined the sharing economy and began offering rentals in our in cabins North Carolina and Florida  through AIRBNB.   We became designated super hosts within months.  If you want to provide genuine care and hospitality you can beat out any big business in your niche because big business has created an uncaring world and we all crave care.

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Having a variety of places to live is part of one of the secrets on how to earn more, have a better life with more fun, adventure and greater freedom.

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This is the entrance to our Florida home. This is a gated community but with just one residence!  This is our 16 acre home and citrus grove which we…

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also use in one of…

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our international businesses.  Here I am consulting with two Danish bankers.

Global Earning Experience #4:  Import-Export.   Here I am at our Florida house showing clients how to import…

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hand tailored, made to order, high quality wool suits from Ecuador into the US for as little as $135 .  We import Ecuador roses year round as well, all from our US homes.

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The secrets we’ll share below are not about how to buy suits or flowers though.  The secrets show ways to make money (also helping others) marketing and much much more…. globally.

Global Earning Experience #5:  Green Produce.   We have an orange grove and lake at our Florida home and

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are the first to test new organic ways to make citrus farming better for the environment and the consumer.  In North Carolina we cultivate Wild American Ginseng.

These are just a few of the business experiences that can help you have the freedom to earn globally.  They are shared in our emailed correspondence course, International Business Made EZ.   This course helps you learn how to earn and live wherever you choose!

The course teaches a system based on seven secrets so powerful that it creates money for you regardless of where you are:  in town, out of the country, traveling or even in places as remote as we live.

These secrets have worked for us in real estate… titles… tours… agriculture… clothing… hospitality… alternative health,  spirituality… printing, publishing and art businesses for Merri and me all over the world.

I searched for these elusive secrets of opportunity for over twenty years, looking for a way to gain incredible, outlandish, unbelievable profit potential.

I finally found them and after years of proof, can now share with you. The opportunity I sought had to be enormously profitable yet also safe.  It had to work in good times and bad and had to be flexible so it could evolve as times changed.

These were not the only standards. I wanted to find unbelievable profit and high safety and freedom but also wanted this incredible investment to offer the ultimate tax shelter, something so perfect it would not be even a little bit questionable. It had to be so tax foolproof that Congress would never change it. I wanted a tax shelter so good that it would be encouraged by the government!

I feared deep down inside that what I wanted was impossible. Nevertheless, I scoured the world for over twenty years looking for it. I looked in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. But I didn’t find it in Asia. I went to the Middle East and searched all over Europe… all across the USA and Latin America.  I hardly missed a country. After twenty years and millions of miles, I guess I gave up.  Only then (as these things so often happen) was it that I found the best opportunity in the world.

This opportunity was not only perfect but I discovered that it was wherever I wanted it to be, in my own back yard, in Florida and our remote home in the High Country of North Carolina and our even the more remote cloud forests in Ecuador.

Merri and I have created a special system that makes it possible for you to enjoy extra income with this opportunity.  You can gain full or part time and enjoy excellent profits as you have fun and do something good in the world.

My search stumbled on the fact that most millionaires make their money in business.  This discovery led to a study of rich businesses, ones that generate everlasting wealth. Here are five of seven secrets we learned about these businesses:

Secret #1: They must enjoy the multiple effect.  A product once created must produce profits again and again, almost on a never-ending basis. Each investment made needs to make huge returns.

Secret #2: They need to be greater than their owner’s time.  They must produce income even when the owner doesn’t put in day-to-day effort. You may already be wealthy or earning a high income. You may not even need another business or extra income, but some day you might. One surgeon explained it this way. “I am making a fortune because peoples’ lives are in my hands. Once my hands are no longer steady, my income stops. My entire financial well being will then be in someone else’s hands!”

Secret #3: These money making systems should be enjoyable and fun!  Sadly most people make money for the sake of making money. Many spend their lives working, just to have a few precious hours having fun. The most important fact I learned about making and keeping wealth was that those who were richest absolutely loved what they were doing! Money was of secondary importance to their effort. And as things are, this means they actually ended up making more money!

Secret #4: These money making systems need to be flexible.  No matter what the economy brings, your ability to make money should work regardless of inflation, recession or even depression.

Secret #5: These businesses usually start small, but grow quite large.  I learned that good money systems work for large or for small amounts and can be operated on either a full or part time basis. Most businesses start with a learning curve. During that time it is essential they are small. Once the lessons have been learned and the system is operating properly, then it needs to grow for larger and larger returns.

These secrets created a fantastic way to make money with my own international business doing what I love!  Now you too can make a fortune by turning your passion into profit.

Before discovering these secrets I had a business but to be honest could never get ahead. I was almost penniless, in debt and living from month to month, check to check. Then I discovered these seven secrets…and how to apply them around the world.

Since then our international micro businesses have brought in millions. We gained all the physical possessions we desired, plus more than enough money in the bank.

We do not have one penny of debt and we have leisure time… though when you love your business… why not work?

This is most important, we have fun and feel that we do something beyond just making money every day!  Merri and I do what we love and have learned that through our global business we can accomplish far more important goals, gain self fulfillment and be of service to our community. In short we can help make ourselves and the world a better place.

Among our greatest thrills is being able to help others through foundations we have started that help the environment and the poor.

More importantly we have the freedom to do all this from our many locations (some are remote-you have seen the pictures) that we really enjoy.

You too can have the freedom to do what you love from any place you like, even operating (actually preferably) from your bedroom if you wish.

What do you love? Rare cars? You can make a fortune creating a business around them. Do you prefer fine art? Or do you love beautiful jewelry, coins, gems, real estate, furs, model railways, dolls, scientific equipment, war memorabilia, old and rare books, or whatever? Do you prefer social subjects rather than objects?

Are you concerned with the environment or humanitarian problems, with crimes, war or poverty?  Would you like to help wipe these social problems out in the course of your business?

Are you a golfer? Do you love to travel? Why not make all kinds of money in a global business related to golf?

Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place, help people get along better together? You can do something good for the world, increase your income and live wherever you please in the process!

Whatever your passion you can learn how to make a fortune by creating an international micro business around it.  You can be international if you love to travel or not. Regardless of your skills and position there is some approach that will work for you.

Take fishing, for example. Millions of people love fishing. Here are just a few of many ways that others have profitably matched this passion with profit. Two of my friends, John and Lou, grew up near me in the Oregon mountains. They were outdoor adventure types and moved to Canada, where they homesteaded 1,200 acres on a trout-filled lake in mid British Columbia. They built a fishing camp that attracts fisherman from around the world.

Duncan Kinderman on the other hand loved fishing and castles. He bought a castle on the River Tay, a great Scottish salmon river, and offered time shares for fisherman from Britain, Europe and the US.

Another entrepreneur I know was from Montana. His skills were in marketing so he sold fishing trips for fishing camps. He attended rod and gun exhibitions, met owners of these camps and arranged to sell their fishing trips to the US, Argentina and even in Russia to fisherman around the world.

Ralph Kylloe on the other hand loved fishing and photography so he created the book, “Fishing Camps”, which was published by Gibbs Smith publisher. This allowed Ralph to travel across the country enjoying fishing camps as he photographed and wrote.

Steve Ambrose, another friend of ours, had family commitments at home so he set up a bass fishing business in Florida that served Americans, Germans, Canadian, Dutch and Belgians. Later as his children grew, he used his client base to arrange fishing trips in Argentina.

Each of these people had provincial backgrounds and differed in age, situation and skills. Their common link, the love of fishing, led each to a global micro business. Each was able to blend a unique nature and set of skills to develop a global business that surrounded them with fun, like minded fishing souls.

Also, imagine what an international business means to your world travel. Every trip you take can be tax deductible! You can honestly write off every trip that is related to your business. Every journey becomes a research oriented adventure and a TAX DEDUCTIBLE EVENT.

As a real international business person, you’ll have one of the most respected and tax protected businesses in the country. Every country needs to do business abroad, and most governments have created many programs to encourage their citizens to do business overseas. Many of those benefits come in the form of reduced tax! Other benefits come in the form of legal protection and even subsidies and grants.

There is such an abundance of opportunity that Merri and I have created an entire system to help you have your own international business. This system is unique because Merri and I are unique. We started our global business together. Since we’re almost recluses, we decided to do the whole business by ourselves… thus we create micro businesses that do not require large staffs.

We began working at home. Today, though we have tens of thousands of buyers and have made millions, we still work at home on our remote farms and employ only a few people to help.

You can do the same with a system contained in an electronic correspondence course called International Business Made EZ.  The course reveals all you need to know about how to start and run your own global business all by yourself. It answers your questions and gets your business started!

Thousands have profited from this course which we just updated in its fifth edition.

For example, Ben, an investor from Pennsylvania used International Business Made EZ and wrote:

“Jam packed with vital information. My head is spinning. Thank goodness this is all backed up by your manual. This is a true and cherished gift. Your tips on low cost business are a blessing! Thank you once again for an outstanding course. The value far exceeds the price.”

In just a week, you can be well on your way to income and freedom to live wherever you choose! International Business Made EZ shows you how to take advantage of the five secrets mentioned above and the remaining two secrets below:

Secret #6: Look for ways to gain 1,000% returns in business. The wealthiest families in the world today come from global businesses. Learn how margins can be so incredible that few would believe them. Learn how to use stories to make huge shifts in the value of products. Take for example our friend Earl who is a dog trainer. On a trip to Ecuador clay whistles in the market place were for sale at .35 cents each. By calling them dog whistles Earl was able to sell them at $9.95,  a whopping 2,700% mark up!

Secret #7:  Create and market your product everywhere using niche marketing. There are 11 steps to create the perfect product. You learn them with International Business Made EZ. Understand how to review ideas, test focus, aim at markets. Learn where and how to get your data and get others to provide your marketing material for you almost FREE.

Learning how to market is the key to successful business. Knowing how to turn pennies into dollars is good marketing focus. International Business Made EZ gives you this winning marketing knowledge.

You’ll learn how to turn advertising dollars into a fortune. You’ll learn how to create your own ads and when to use the internet… search engines… pay per click… classifieds, space ads, direct mail or word of mouth… even flea markets and roadside stands in some cases.

See how to build a PR list and social business network on the World Wide Web to gain thousands of dollars in free publicity. I even share my most secret results on my marketing so you will know why sometimes you sell more units of a product at $49 instead of $29.

Learn how one couple used ads about retirement to supplement their retirement income and received free trips all over the world.

Learn how we have made money over the Internet (specific details, specific experiences, hard earned knowledge over the last 13 years!)  With an inexpensive computer you can easily run a business from home and still have tons of time left over- even if you are computer challenged. Merri and I have certainly proven this. We were one of the first out there with a successful website and still rank high today even with millions of competitors. The secrets in the course include a step-by-step approach.

Merri and I with our webmaster, David Cross, were leaders in beginning internet micros businesses and have sold millions over the web.  You gain ways to earn global income over the net from that experience as well.

At www.garyascott.com our daily emailed messages are sent to over 20,o00 readers every day.

You learn the income producing power of defined focus and immediate repetition to get good search engine rankings and sales.

Here is an example when I worked on the phrase “multicurrency investing”.

This was a competitive phrase at Google with sites from US News, Toronto Dominion Bank, Citibank, HSBC Bank all huge competitors.

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You can earn successfully while living anywhere because people of all ages are doing this.  Technology wiped out any disadvantages of age and gender. A USA Today article entitled “The new entrepreneurs: Americans over 50” explains that older business people often start one person ventures in home offices using technology that did not exist a few years ago. The article gave an example of Franny Martin who launched a cookie company at age 56 and said she expected $500,000 revenue in 2005. Yet her web site which attracts cookie customers from around the world cost only $3,000 to build.

International Business Made EZ is arranged in an easy to understand style. Everything is explained in vivid detail. We share all, how we have done it ourselves. The course is full of business ideas and case studies based on our 42 years of experience.

The course gives names, resources and addresses of contacts in marketing, printing, plus attorneys, accountants, Internet whiz kids who can give help. This is not theoretical. It describes on a step-by-step basis, how Merri and I built a multi-million dollar international micro business in just 7 years and how you can do the same.

Terry T., a friend and attorney from Germany took the course and enjoyed this fact when he stated, “What I like most is that it is a nuts and bolts course-not pie in the sky.”

  • Learn How to Gain Total Security. Learn how and why the global economy makes employment riskier because change is no longer an option. See ways to become and agent of and profiteer from change never a victim of change.
  • Learn How to Perfect a Lifestyle. Living as you choose is important because life is short. Fortunately matching what you love with what you do in business actually increases profits.

George K an MD from California confirmed this when he wrote: “Your course helped me to crystallize and clarify ideas I’ve been considering that relate to my interests in writing, travel and ecology. They showed ways to combine them in a personally engaging and potentially profitable way. I especially appreciated the practical advice on organizing and marketing-turning ideas into products that sell and make a profit.”

  • Learn  How to Choose the Best Legal Structure. How to use Non-Controlled Corporations. How to gain freedom, asset protection and privilege.

A retired railway executive from Michigan picked up on this aspect and said, “Your course opened my eyes to the merits, profits, and prestige of becoming an international businessman, particularly the idea of doing business in Canada for distribution in the U.S. (for total tax protection).”

  • Learn How to Market your Product. Learn truths that rule the market place. Gain knowledge on subjects like….How to Make the Truth Exciting. Create your own Sales Story. How to Deal With Cultural Differences. How to Build Global Lists and Use International PR. How to Spot the National Psyche and Quadruple Profits With Multimedia Marketing. How to Choose Businesses as Pioneers or as Settlers.

Tom K.,an engineer from Ohio, cashed in on this idea and wrote, “Basically, I learned the selling and marketing implications. The course is absolutely worth the price!”Learn  How to Obtain What You Need from the Net. How to Use the Web to Reach your Market. How to develop your site, target your market and start getting visits. The top ten Internet tips to use, the top ten traps to avoid, and many other lessons our Webmaster has used in his 12 years on the net. This system is so simple anyone can use it.

“Thank you for taking the mystery out of business and bringing it down to the ham and eggs level.” L – Chiropractor – Oklahoma”

Learn the Importance of Business Evolution. It is vital to success and fulfillment that your business has balance and grows in harmony.

Rachel B, a housewife from Washington, enjoyed learning this fact and told us, “The idea of starting at the lowest cost level was terrific.”

Learn How to Set up your Banking Structure. Take Advantage of International Treaties. Learn all you’ll need about the financial end: How to control inventory, keep overheads down, check ad results, get 30 day free credit and stay on top of your business. Learn 11 hazards to avoid and tricks to stay profitable without a daily accountant.

International Business Made EZ contains all these secrets and more.

One delegate, Ted T. a publisher from California said, “Your course is outstanding! Just two hours of study alone were worth more than the price.”

While Kelly, a business woman from Atlanta, exclaimed, “It was great going through your steps, being 100% honest without fear of giving trade secrets since you have paid the price (to gain this knowledge).”

Who is helped by International Business Made EZ?

This correspondence course is for those who would like their own international business for fun and profit. The course also helps business people, brokers and professionals, insurance agents and marketers who want to enhance their existing business or build a second source of income.

Business people or professionals who want to add an extra profit center to their business or who want to change their business entirely will benefit. Those who want more control over their career can profit. Plus those who love global travel and want to turn their trips into profitable tax deductions!

Your tax savings in a year can be worth ten, twenty even 100 times the cost of International Business Made EZ.

Even older entrepreneurs are taking advantage of technology. One of our friends and clients, Mickey E., a 72 year old real estate broker, began a small global business. With just a computer and internet, she created publications that attracted English real estate buyers. This allowed her to become a top sales person in the biggest real estate firm (selling over a billion dollars of real estate a year) in town.

If you want fun, freedom, extra income and fulfillment with your own full or part time international business, or want to build your existing business, you can profit by International Business Made EZ!

This course is also for couples who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business.

This is the perfect course for those who can no longer find employment, who are looking for ways to earn abroad and who wish to retire and supplement their income.

An employed couple from New York wrote, “We found the course interesting and informative. We were inspired to start work on an international project. When we came down, we had no idea on what to do.”

There is nowhere else to gain such a unique network of information and help. The contacts are well worth more than the course alone. We have a successful international business with over 20,000  readers in 82 countries so you gain practical current business contacts that are active now.

Are you interested in a global micro business? It can be small and part time mainly to gain prestige, fun and tax benefits. It can be full fledged and rake in thousands a day. If so, International Business Made EZ is an absolute bargain. Our goal and guarantee is that you will be able to start and run your own global micro business.

If you are not fully satisfied in any way, just tell us and we’ll send you a 100% full refund with no questions asked.

Whether you are retired, an investor, chiropractor, doctor, dentist, professional or already own your own business, this offers another way to make money, to turn your passion into profit. We guarantee that we have shared all we know to help you start and run your own international business. Enjoy and live a life of following your Passion to Profit… through an International Business.

Your Friend,

Gary Scott

“The course gave me insight on what to do with widening my client base.” M – Real Estate Broker – Florida

“The course helped me in several ways. #1: To realize that it is not only OK but preferable to start small. #2: I feel I have a workable program to have my own newsletter-my own passion!” T B – Professional, Washington

“The course fulfilled all my expectations providing all the details necessary to start a business from creating the idea, through marketing including the systems necessary to implement our ideas.” B C – Chiropractor – California

“The first thing that strikes you when you start this course is how quickly and simply Gary cuts through many of the common misunderstandings about doing business internationally. In fact anyone with even a small local business could learn a wealth of practical marketing and sales strategies and tips through International Business Made EZ.”

So simple even my Mom can use it.

International Business Made EZ is designed to make international business so easy that even my Mom, when she was a retired 76 year old grandmother, could participate. (She learned how to turn her doll collecting hobby into a real international business which adds zest in her life and turns her hobby into a tax deductible expense.) Yet the program is so comprehensive even sophisticated business people will gain. International Business Made EZ has been accepted by many US State Boards of Continuing Education for attorneys and CPAs.

More Comments from Readers

“I completed International Business Made EZ in a (long!) weekend and – unlike many business books and courses – I didn’t fall asleep whilst reading it! I found it helpful to refer back to whilst I put my business ideas into action and the business and banking contacts in the course were worth their weight in gold.”

“There is a lot of rubbish written about business and ‘get rich quick schemes’ and I seem to receive some sort of junk mail or spam e-mail most days trying to sell me a ‘get rich quick’ idea, but I found Gary’s course genuinely different.”

“Firstly, the International Business Made EZ course is written by someone who has tried and proven his international business and then chose to share those practical examples in a course rather than as ‘pie-in-the-sky theory’. Secondly, although the course would show even hard-nosed, skeptical business people a few things about doing business internationally, it is written in a completely unassuming and open way and this makes it easy for anyone to gain maximum benefit in the minimum amount of time from the course.”

International Business Made EZ contains fifteen lessons. This electronic International Business Made EZ costs $299. You gain incredible education and the importance of the knowledge for you and your family’s wealth. The course is so complete Merri and I extend our “no fooling around-complete satisfaction guarantee.”

Here is the special offer.  We provide three emailed courses… “International Business Made EZ”,  “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher” and  “Tangled Web – How to Have a Web Based Business.”

The fee for each is $299.  If you order IBEZ with this special offer we’ll send all three courses to you by email for $299. You save $598.

To order International Business Made EZ  for only $299 and save $598  Click Here.

If you are not fully satisfied that this offers you enormous value simply email us for a full refund within 30 days.  You can keep all three courses as our thanks for giving our courses a try.

Does that sound fair enough?

There has never been a time when the opportunity for small businesses abroad has been so outstanding. Expand your borders now! Increase your economic security freedom, independence and success. Order now!

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Lesson in Capitalism from Russia


The Russians have come to Ecuador in a most pleasant way.

We learned in the recent message “Pension Demographics” how American cities are trying to renege on their pension liabilities and how those in the Ukraine responded to a similar affair.

Now we can see how Russians are reacting to turning their passion into profit in Ecuador.

There is a new Russian restaurant in Cotacachi named Kalinka and the owner Olga Plavidal sent us the note below.

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Olga Plavidal at Kalinka

To begin with, I’d like to tell you that the first days of Inti Raymi worked very well for us!  We didn’t have many Gringos in Kalinka, but our location happened to be in the midst of the Indigenous celebrations, and we weren’t only dancing and having friendly communications with the Indigenous folks, but also catering them with their local foods – lots of Salchipapas and Hot Dogs were served!

Never could I imagine in my life that me, a Russian girl with my Masters in Linguistics, would be serving Salchipapas to Indigenous folks in Ecuador! Well, life is life J Friday-Sunday this week more Salchipapas will be coming, however I sure hope that you, my dear Gringos will stop by to visit us as well for some wonderful dishes ’a la Carte’.

Most of our produce is organic now! We have 3 suppliers of organic produce, including meats and poultry, from the small local farms.

We use the best and healthy ingredients, not looking for shortcuts, like we’d be cooking at home for ourselves.  We add a little extra with a few different sides on each plate and vary them often, so guests never expect the same sides for the main dish.  

Why a Russian restaurant? I had been working in Cotacachi real estate for a year. At some point I realized that there’s quite a few realtors in Cotacachi now, but not a single Russian restaurant!

I Always being an entrepreneur and decided to try this new venture. To my greatest delight this was welcomed very warmly!  I have many repeat customers now, though we have only been opened for a little bit more than a month. Quite a few folks were pretty cautious to begin thinking that Russian food is all ‘beets and cabbage’! We do use those as well, but our guests have been mightly surprised at the variety of the ingredients we use and the taste of the final products.  

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Olga beautified the walls with the help of Cindy, a local artist.

We are open every day, 10 am to 8 pm, except Thursday.

Here is a typical example of the favorite and new dishes we offer:

 Borscht – $2.00

– Been Soup – $2.00

– Potato/Mushrooms Schnitzel (Vegetarian) – $3.50

– Cabbage Rolls – $4.00

– Beef/Mushrooms Schnitzel – $4.25

– Zapekanka – an oven baked pie w/Beef/Potatoes – $4.25

– Chicken Legs in Rosemary Claire – $4.50

– Meat OR Potatoes/Mushrooms OR Cheese Ravioli – $4.50 ($6.00 frozen per pound to go, easy to finish at home)

– Herb and cheese filled chicken thighs – $5.50

– Chicken Breast Rolls w/Shrimp/Bacon – $6.00

– Shrimp a La Kamchatka – $6.00

– Chicken Dijon – $6.00

– Chicken a la Romano (w/Tomatoes/Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese) – $6.00

For directions or more information on Cotacachi contact the head of our Ateam Ecuador there, Jeff Neal at jeff@ateamecuador

Having a way to earn income grows in importance as social economic promises become less and less mathematically sound.  Even Social Security is at risk.

Last year when Congress could not agree to increase the debt limit, Social Security payments to millions of retirees and people with disabilities were threatened.

Last August the government would not have been about to meet 44% of its obligations without borrowing.  If Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment benefits, payments to defense contractors and interest payments on Treasury bonds were exempt, that would have been all the government could afford that month. No money for troops or veterans. No tax refunds. No food stamps or welfare. No federal salaries or benefits.

Imagine what the streets of the USA would look like if  Social Security promises were reneged or even the possibility considered!

So choose a passion… like running a restaurant… owning a farm or operating a B&B and begin the process of learning how to profit from it.

See details about out our online course International Business Made EZ

Gary

 

A Stretching Funky Micro Business Idea


Here is a funky business idea we have added to our Hall of Funky micro business ideas.

We support the idea that micro businesses should be profitable, good for owners, employees, customers and society now and in the future… green… humanitarian… fair trade…  at least.

We believe in self fulfillment…  and that business should be fun and can be unusual… funky… even off the wall.

So we have created our Hall of Funky micro business ideas… to inspire… share and show the incredible number of ways that people are earnings with micro businesses.

This idea shows how one businessman stretched profits… with rubber bands.

This micro business idea comes from excerpts from the article “Silly Bandz stretch into a trend as copycat rivals hop on board” by Bruce Horovitz that says:

For all the kids who live to have Silly Bandz dangling from their wrists — and for all the grown-ups befuddled by the rubber-band bracelets that have taken over pop culture — here’s the news: It’s only the beginning.

Silly Bandz and its gaggle of copycat rivals aren’t taking a summer vacation.

Instead, they’re spending the summer rolling out related products — such as Silly Necklaces that can hold gobs of the bands and Silly Bandz that change colors in the sun. That’s even as Silly Bandz and competitors Logo Bandz, Crazy Bands and Zanybandz prepare for a back-to-school onslaught.

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No one is more blown away by Silly Bandz mania than Robert Croak, 47, the Silly Bandz man and CEO of BCP Imports. He talked and hawked with USA TODAY in his first substantive interview about the serious business of Silly Bandz.

“My dream was to be a pro baseball player — or an inventor,” says the quasi-punk-haired, bespectacled Croak, who thrives on acting zany — much like a Curious George with business savvy.

He says his clearest memory of his childhood here is taking apart toasters to see how they work. Now, he’s taking apart Toyland with a $4.95-a-24-pack fad some retail experts say will leave Beanie Babies and Webkinz in the kid-trend dust. Bandz and imitators are estimated to now be a $200 million-a-year business — with $1 billion a future possibility.

Silly Bandz are basically rubber bands that hold shapes such as a cat, fairy princess or — coming soon — SpongeBob. Annual sales of the Silly Bandz brand alone are north of $100 million, Croak says, vs. $10,000 just two years ago.

Success in your micro business is not a stretch!If this entrepreneur can make a fortune with rubber bands… imagine what you can do with your funky idea!

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See more micro business ideas at our funky micro business hall of fame.

Gary

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How to Have Real Safety

Regain Real Security

There is a path to true security.

I was reminded of this once when I made a horrible mistake.  Almost!

The supposed error?  Letting my mind wander six decades back to an hour I spent with a girl.

Learn from this near disaster, seven most powerful sources of wealth, health, security and fulfillment in this era.

The girl was pretty and blond.  Terry was her name. My imagination spanned decades returning to my Oregon roots seeing her as if she were there.

We were 11 or 12 and had known each other since we started Rockwood grade school.  Just buddies, our non-romantic friendship lasted 12 years, from first grade till high school’s end.  Then she went off to Pepperdine College in California.  I started traveling the world.  Never saw her again.  I hope her life has gone well.  But until that reflection I’d never thought much of Terry in so many years.

What could have been the tragic error was letting that memory touch my heart.  Two kids, walking on a crisp, Pacific Northwest autumnal afternoon.

We walked down a sun filled, pine needle covered, dirt path.  Huge, fat, green Douglas firs lined the road.  Traffic was no problem, not many cars.  Crossing Stark Street we turned left, hiking three blocks to 182nd.  There we passed an old clapboard candy store.  I can still hear the wooden sidewalk of that store slap beneath my feet, felt the soggy planks sag and smelled astringent pitch from the fir trees.  Then we turned right, up 182nd for about a mile.  There was Terry’s house.

I carried on, walking through a big field, waist high grass turned straw brown by an early frost.  There were dozens of paths made by who knows what.  Animals perhaps or countless generations of other kids walking home alone from school.  I chose one following it to another wood of tall, rough-barked fir.  Crossing one more field, I climbed a rock wall, struggled through a barbed wire fence (my Mom hated that fence ripping my jeans).  I was home!

Sweet simplicity, that dream.  Two kids holding hands, walking on a dirt trail under a crisp, but blue, sunny sky.  Pure innocence.

My tragic error was looking back.  I returned to Rockwood, Oregon with Merri and my kids to show them this part of their roots.  Following the route, Terry and I had walked were the candy store, grange hall, old wooden buildings and their home spun honesty and charm.

Instead we found six lanes of fast, frantic traffic and road rage.  McDonalds, KFC, strip shopping centers.  The car radio blared warnings of local gangs and drive-by-shootings. Beauty, innocence, sweet simplicity, replaced by drive ins and drive bys.  Gangs and drive-by shootings replacing a tender walk in the sun.  Good bye memories, good bye.

How can our kids walk in places like this?  How can we return to those old feeling of security and comfort?

How can any of us possibly keep pace in this world that’s moving so fast?  Then something inside snapped. “There has to be an answer for honest, hard working folks to enjoy the wonderful opportunities of today and regain what we’ve lost over the past forty years”, I swore to myself.

How can we keep up, without having such a fast paced life we turn into machines?  Where do we find time for God, family, charity, and our friends?  How can we rediscover those sun filled, pine needle covered, dirt paths we want to walk?

“There has to be places that are still innocent and pure”, I thought.  “There has to be a way of life that does not pound us with stress”.

This thinking led me to begin reviewing the thousands of economic and business experiences I have shared with readers over the decades.  This started a search for a simpler way of life and a better place to earn and protect our wealth.

By digging, asking and observing, traveling and talking to investors and investment managers all over the world I found that there are true paths to real security in the here and now.  That knowledge helped me develop courses on how to have natural health, everlasting wealth and purposeful investments.

This knowledge helped Merri and me invest in stocks and real estate all over the world.  It helped us find and develop Merrily Farms into a sanctuary here on Little Horse Creek.

That almost error led us to create an entire portfolio of information on how to keep pace, get ahead, enjoy our modern society but, to enjoy life wherever you choose without having to move too fast.

I want to share this information with a special few in our summer course in the Blue Ridge Mountains where the air is dry, crisp, with a bright sparkling sun.  Our North Carolina woods is a place where we can once again walk down sun filled, pine needle covered, dirt paths beneath huge, fat, green fir and hemlock.

We start the course with this question that can help us get our lives back.

“What would you think in the last 30 seconds of your life if you were the richest man in the world but were unhappy?”

This quote is from the opening slide of our Value Investing Seminar, “How to Secure Your Future With a Value Breakout Plan”.  This a vital question because few investors think about the value of comfort and happiness.  Yet the truth is, those who are comfortable and happy with their investments are likely to make good investment decisions.  If not, no matter how much money an investors has, changes are, they’ll lose.

Bring Value and Purposeful Investing Together

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Join us to learn how to make safety and profit easier and less time consuming so we can focus on our individual purposes in life.

Become an International Club member and join like-minded souls, who take a positive view and think outside the box for better health, greater income and safer, more profitable investments. Share ideas on how to add value to everything and make 2016 -2017 your best years yet.

In 2016 Merri’s, David’s and my mission is to share our 50 years of experience in international business, investing and living to make ourselves happier, healthier and wealthier.

To reach a wider audience we have shifted our seminars online including the seminar “How to Secure Your Future With a Value Breakout Plan”.

Here is a partial syllabus of this seminar.

  • Three common sense ideas:   Avoid lines.  Go where you are a name not a number.  Decide who you are and what matters to you.
  • Why three economic trends that have make smart investors rich every 30 years are ready for cashing in now.
  • How to look for short term problems that create long term value.
  • Update on the best ten markets for safety and profit.
  • How to diversify in value with Country ETFs.
  • The value of time in investing and life.
  • The economics in cyber wars. How to look back at the economics of war to see ahead.
  • Great new innovations that will ignite a 16 year bull market from 2016 to 2032.
  • The next great fuel.
  • Timing long cycles, economic cycles and seasonality.
  • Investing in Demographics.
  • Trading Down, the biggest global trend ahead.
  • Hidden Inflation .
  • How to protect against pension loss.
  • The Silver Dip 2016. When and how to invest in gold and silver . How to double your position with loans.
  • How to spot currency distortions and borrow low to deposit high.
  • How, Why When & Where to bank abroad.

Club membership is for an entire year and the recorded seminar is just one high point.

In 2016 and 2017 we are conducting online seminars about value investing, natural health and how to write to sell.

International Club members receive all the online seminars free.

In addition club membership includes:

  • Personal investing Course (Pi), normally $297, FREE
  • Self Fulfilled How to be a Self Publisher, normally $299, FREE
  • Eventful Business, normally $349, FREE
  • International Business Made EZ, normally $299, FREE
  • Report “Three Economic Conditions for 50% or More Profit,” normally $29.95, FREE
  • Report “Silver Dip 2015” normally $27, FREE
  • Three online Value Investing Seminars, normally $477, FREE
  • One online Natural Health Seminar, normally $119, FREE
  • One online Writers Camp, normally $299, FREE

Annual International Club (one year) Membership  $1,199

Annual International Club (one year) Membership four quarterly $375 payments

Merri and I have been organizing courses, seminars and newsletters about international and Super Thinking  lifestyles for over 30 years.  The importance of this sharing… by like minded souls… was reinforced when a delegate from a course sent an email that said:

My Dearest Merri and Gary, Thank you for your most gracious hospitality last weekend. I am just thrilled at being a part of your group.  You and Gary were exactly as I imagined you to be, warm friendly, kind, considerate, genuine, helpful, fun, sincere, what else can I say……I felt so comfortable in your presence and learned so much in your course. I was sad to leave the farm that Sunday afternoon.  You made us all feel so welcome and cared about.  You were so kind to make arrangements for a ride with the other delegates from the Charlotte Airport.  They were so nice to me and so helpful, by the time the weekend was over I felt like they were my long lost brothers. Monday morning we all had breakfast at the airport together and I was so sad to see them go, I was sad the weekend was over, perhaps sad is not the right word for how I was feeling perhaps Gratitude is a better way to describe it.  Grateful for having the opportunity to share the weekend with such wonderful, like minded Human Beings, in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Thank you Merri and Gary.  Thanks to you I now have new hope and a new direction to move forward in my life.   I know by attending your classes and conferences that through education and due diligence I will make the right choices.

I invite you to be a member of the International Club.

Let’s prosper in these times of change. Won’t you join us in this exciting club and share Merri’s and my lifestyle for the next year?  Join us online.

Club members receive everything we offer in 2016 and 2017.

Annual International Club (one year) Membership  $1,199

Annual International Club (one year) Membership four quarterly $375 payments

Gary