Friday, October 9, 2009

Angelitas Natural Fruit Popsicles and A Day of Graphic Design

Today was a very different day for me. Instead of giving away wheelchairs or having an eye team, I was sitting at a computer with a graphics design person. Jose (my Honduran almost kid) has decided to go into the popsicle "paleta" business. I know you are thinking, "An attorney that sells popsicles?" But it really is not as crazy as it seems. Last summer I FORCED him to read "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" and after the 2nd chapter, he was hooked. He has been rolling the concept of small businesses around in his head for a while.

He went to a seminar earlier this year and some old, rich, wise attorneys told him that you make money as an attorney, but you make more from the sideline businesses that you invest in as a result of your contacts. He came home all excited about the seminar and ....

Every time he sees a business, he talks about it and how he might be able to make some money at it. He has a favorite place to eat ice cream and fruit popsicles and somehow the idea of small popsicle stands came up, grew and now is almost a reality.

This week there were huge sales on appliances. So Jose bought 2 freezers, one was 50% off and the other was 35% off. He spoke with some friends and received permission to put the freezers inside their strategically placed businesses, located in the HOTTEST climate areas in Honduras. He has hired a couple to make the popsicles for him. The people to sell the All Natural Fruit Popsicles are ready and next week he will open his first two shops.

Today I had the privilege of designing the artwork for Jose's new little business. The artwork at the top of the page is for the front of the freezer. The other artwork is for hanging double sided signs from the ceiling.

I know, I know, Tequila is NOT all fruit, but most of the other 50 flavors are all fruit and all natural. Piña Colada, Rum Raisin and Tequila are the exceptions.

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