Friday, May 14, 2021

Prototype Heavy Duty "Club" Mallet-Will it Take a Beating? (Testing Method)

Club mallets go through some serious abuse! Smacks, pulls, and dragging take a toll on mallets used by polo students. One way to solve this is to develop a heavier club mallet that is thicker and able to last longer against the natural jousting of new students. As with all enhancements there will be natural detractors. In an effort to create a "club mallet" we have some ideas.

The idea came to head a few months ago when a police station, seeking to train mounted officers, reached out and asked for heavy duty mallets. At the time I didn't have any so I thought a hardy "club mallet" would be beneficial for clubs and other heavy use activities. 

Advantages of a "Club mallet: Lasts longer, needs less replacement, and stands up to some pain. A little heavier but still very functionable.

Disadvantaged of  "Club Mallet": Because of the increased diameter of the shaft there is less bend and whip. The handle isn't as comfortable as I would like.

Suggestion: Because this is a new mallet that is untested in a natural setting its performance quality is relatively unknown. It will function for practice and perhaps for play. A fully functioning heavy duty mallet would cost more but it is being offered in exchange for a promise to provide feedback on what you like an don't like. 

If your interested you can contact me via email (escanabapolomalletcompany@gmail.com) or you can go directly to Ebay and make a purchase. Just make sure that you send us your feedback so we know what to improve and what not to improve. https://www.ebay.com/itm/174768934059




Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Helping Orphans and their Caregivers

The orphanages of Mexico face different kinds of struggles as they relate to keeping supplies flowing, children fed, and seek to brighten their minds. We don't often think about the staff. There isn't a great system for helping staff members who run into problems. In this case, one of the staff members doesn't have the resources for a leg prosthesis and the kids would like to raise money for her.

The children of the Morada orphanage are helping a past caregiver with a leg prosthesis , selling raffle tickets for $10 USD each chance to win $5000 pesos. If interested to buy, CLICK HERE to make a donation of $10 or more, indicate in the comment box "Morada raffle". 

Escanaba Polo Mallet Company is a good works start up. We support causes in Escanaba Michigan as well as other worthwhile causes like orphans. It isn't enough in today's world to make money, without considering the wider needs of society and helping people live fulfilling lives. We are part of a global community. We have American handmade mallets and a budding accessory line.


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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Helping the Boarder Crisis by Helping Orphans in Mexico

Children are piling up on the boarder and we need to decide how to handle the crisis. We will want to be empathetic to these children and their plight in a way that maintains the natural boundaries between two countries. Finding a solution might be difficult because each option has hits own pitfalls. However, we might want to explore helping the children in Mexico through the use of orphanages and child centered foreign policy initiatives. 

Within 60 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border are numerous orphanages that would appreciate additional financial, academic and medical support (Even better if corporations sponsored some of the needs. Escanaba Polo Mallet Company donates some of its start up profits to help these orphans.). We may consider funding these orphanages and expanding their capacities to help children abandoned with the goal of reuniting with parents. Such children will have access to education and healthcare from caring staff instead of a chain link fence and border guard. 

Of course there would need to be some initiative in registering this children for tracking purposes and ensuring parents know where/who to contact to have someone to search the database for their children. Reuniting them with their families and supporting them through foreign policies that improve upon the U.S. brand and further our global initiatives is important (...not to mention developing business partnerships with Mexico that bring supply chains back from Asia and help these orphans with future jobs. I once thought of an idea to bring U.S. companies to help sponsor primary and online college education of orphanages to groom them to be managers for U.S. companies in Mexico.🤔)

I'm not saying it is the only solution, but that is is one option we can explore for its legal, ethic, and moral dynamics. As a nation we may want to focus our attention and efforts more on children then other non-essential desires of foreign aid recipients. The money goes a long way in helping these children and build good will initiatives that warm relationships in a way that is mutually beneficial for both countries.

Many of these orphanages are self-funded through private donations and are always looking for more help. While the ones I have visited do an excellent job with minimal resources they are almost always stretched thin. Funded through private donations, they are at the fluctuations of good will versus having a stable funding source. One U.S. Nonprofit that helps Mexican orphanages is.....

Corozon de Vida at https://www.corazondevida.org/

We can't say whether government will come up with a solution soon but we do know we will need to do something. It would make sense to invest in Mexico's orphanages for spill over benefits. Lots of children will be separated from their parents and helping Mexico handle this crisis is important. Just a sliver of our budget might make a big difference in the lives of these kids ($$ Stats by Country)

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Delta County Businesses Can "Get In" on Walmart's $350 Billion American Manufacturing Investments

Walmart craves to be part of the American manufacturing revolution and Delta County MI businesses might want to submit products for consideration. John Furner, President and CEO, Walmart plans to invest $350 billion in products made, grown and/or assembled in the United States. The initiative occurs over 10 year period, and projected to create approximately 750,000 jobs. That change might boast local manufacturing and in turn prompt other big box retailers to push their supply lines to manufacture nationally. If you are a U.S. based small manufacturer you will want to take note of emerging opportunities to create a stronger position.


What Will be Produced?

Investors seek to encourage production for things like textiles, plastics, small electrical appliances, food processing, and pharmaceutical and medical supplies. Much of the effort will be focused on products that were traditionally produced in China but will now be pushed to produce in the United States. 

While investing in the manufacturing base is important, they will also be open to new products. If you have a business in Delta County Michigan then you want to explore as many opportunities as possible to create demand. 

What To Do If Your a Supplier?

Walmart executives expect around 9,000 entrepreneurs to be part of the capacity building effort. If you have a "shelf ready" product then you can pitch for consideration to be included in Walmart's line up. Shelf-ready meaning you have the quality, consistency and packaging all in place (You may also want to explore becoming a seller in their online Walmart's Marketspace

For many small manufacturers having a large big box retailer like Walmart pick up your product is a boon. You will have to read more about it HERE (I wonder if they would be interested Escanaba Polo Mallet Co mallets and/or brand? 🤔).

What is the American Lighthouse?

Without coordinating across local and regional manufacturing stakeholders it will be difficult to overcome capacity building challenges. "The Lighthouses will bring together participants from the supplier community, including manufacturers and NGOs, leaders from academia, government and local economic development groups.(Edelson, 2021, para. 9).

What is the Strategy?

The company expects major changes in the market as a result of increased competition with China. It also sees that investment in these supply chains would be helpful to managing them better. The focus of the investment money will be on market demand products that gives Walmart more control over its suppliers. 

How can This Help Businesses in Delta County MI (Escanaba/Gladstone)?

If you produce a product that has its own packaging and can be sold (i.e. knives, outdoor equipment, etc...) you may want to get involved. For local businesses, having a big box retail like Walmart sell your products makes a big difference in wealth, jobs and the local economy. It is also possible that as Delta County and local administrators of Escanaba and Gladstone might want to take a battery of locally produced products and help to prepare them to be sent Walmart's way! 

For More Information on Delta County Businesses see Delta County Chamber of Commerce

Escanaba Polo Mallet is a good works polo mallet start-up in micro-manufacturing and hopes to explore and share what it learns on its journey. Much of the profits are donated to charitable causes. When information is helpful to the business community it will share them. https://www.escanabapolomallet.com/


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Polo Grants Available: $2,000 to $3,800

You might be surprised but there are non-profit polo grants to help organizations teach others about this amazing game. These grants can range from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. Finding grants for polo related non-profits is important to pay for equipment, field grooming, training, and other activities that go with a great polo club. EPMC will provide information on these grants when they are available. 

Mission: To provide grants to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations to promote polo and tennis as sports, especially among young players.

Name: Frederic C. Collin Trust

Requirements: 
  1. To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  2. Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.
Average Grant Size: $2,000 to $3,800

More Information: Link

Escanaba Polo Mallet Co.is a good works polo mallet and gear start-up that donates much of its revenue to non-profits and charities. https://www.escanabapolomallet.com/

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Digital Hot Spots Where Horses and Virtual Work Come Together

The U.P. is known for its rugged beauty, green forests and clear waters. One could stand, coffee in hand, looking over miles of lush farm fields cut into the forest and within 10 minutes be at the center of city to get a hot refill. From hundreds of miles of trails to affordable housing it is this outdoor charm that draws visitors. Market changes in digital infrastructure increases appeal of "connected" rural vacation areas as it spawns a whole new generation of professionals who desperately crave work-life balance; for some of that it is work-horse balance.  Digital jockeys interested in post-COVID hot spots that opportunities to buy horse farms with the digital capacity they need to maintain professional employment might want to consider Delta County Michigan.

Few places offer better opportunities to walk your horse under a canvas of stars while still being able to maintain a virtual job that keeps you "plugged" in. While it is often difficult for horse lovers to find a healthy balance, The U.P. provides a place where virtual work meets affordable horse farm property.

In Delta County you work by solar from your favorite campsite or sit in your downtown café. Straddling the physical and virtual world lets you reap the benefits of both. After riding the snow covered back country, a few simple pleasures like sitting next to fireplace catching up on work are needed respites (checking Facebook, stocks, news or whatever.)

Left is Mo and right is his girlfriend.

Escanaba Polo Mallet Co.(EPMC) is a good works polo mallet company that seeks to contribute to its community through engagement and opportunity. Much of our profits help others and raise awareness of polo as a recreational sport. Keep us in mind for your polo mallets and needs. https://www.escanabapolomallet.com/  

Tip: EPMC is working on a long-term project to help entrepreneurs find new ways of conducting and competing on the global market. EPMC was start in part to do that. What this is called is content marketing. It is when you begin to use content and specific information to attract interest on the web. The search engine spiders and algorithms place a higher value on quality content.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Using Cartoons for Advertising: Yolo Polo

Consumers are bombarded by thousands of advertisements a day and getting through this "noise" can be very difficult. Sometimes you may want to explore other ideas that are not conventional. In this case, I'm trying to utilize art and creativity to develop an effective cartoon advert that can be easily shared and used on social media. The art took a little time but I think you can do well making your own but you may want to pay for it if you can't come up with something that works. 

Why a Cartoon?

Cartoons are colorful and people often think in terms of pictures instead of words. Thus, the information is processed quickly and our brain naturally gravitates toward things we understand more quickly. There is a reason why the pictures in advertisement often get more intention than words alone. 

Escanaba Polo Mallet Company is a good works start-up business that not only donates profits to good causes, it also wants to help others learn to develop their own businesses. This is one of the reasons why this article is written (it also helps advertise the business/content marketing).

There are not a lot of polo companies and not a lot of polo cartoons. With that knowledge, and the need to create a brand, I put together a cartoon to post on social media. The goal is to create "share-ability" where people find value in the cartoon and expand its reach.

Content?

Its helpful to have cartoons relate to things people are thinking about and talking about to make it relevant. For example, my target marketing (i.e. young professionals and polo players) may understand putting together budgets and the frustration associated with it (whether corporate or their own). The news is flooded with budget issues on the state level.

While you create cartoons to understand an idea and create some "buzz" it should not go too far into the politics. In this case the use of "budget" means any kind of budget. Don't go so specific that you risk getting politically involved and in turn limit readership interest. People will read into it as much as they see fit as symbolism push cognitive depth.