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Starting A Business Post – Pandemic Intro

Starting A Business Post – Pandemic Intro

Starting A Business – Post Pandemic – Intro

Choices and Decisions

You are where you are today because you stand on somebody’s shoulders. And wherever you are heading, you cannot get there by yourself. If you stand on the shoulders of others, you have a reciprocal responsibility to live your life so that others may stand on your shoulders. It’s the quid pro quo of life. We exist temporarily through what we take, but we live forever through what we give.”
– Vernon Jordan

Lets Get started

Ahoy! ☠️?‍☠️ Welcome to The Pixelburgh Project. I am your host for this post you may call me “Pixburgh” and today we will discuss how to Start A Business Post – Pandemic. So,,, you may be thinking that starting a business right now, as other businesses are failing and being burned to the ground is a “terrible idea”. Well, let me assure you: It is not.. In the ashes of the old world, A new world will grow. New business are popping up all over like spring flowers! People are capitalizing on the opportunities left behind by the the unfortunate events caused by the Novel Corona-virus, and are finding NEW creative ways to make money. People all over are starting their own journeys to financial stability, You should to!

 

The Quest

 

During the course of this series of posts, you will learn about the many resources and programs available to anyone who’s lifetime goal is to be their own boss. If the thought of starting your own business in our wonderful City.. Has ever crossed your mind, but you weren’t sure where to start,  continue reading and you will be sure to pick up enough knowledge to get yourself going in the right direction.

Its important to remember that starting a business isn’t for everyone. Its a journey that takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and sometimes long hours with little to no sleep sometimes WITHOUT PAY. That’s Right, you may find yourself working A LOT for FREE, but don’t worry my little padawan, we will also tackle that problem through-out this journey. So before you embark on such a quest, ask yourself one question…

Do you WANT to be successful?

If the answer is “Yes”, the information I am about to bestow upon you is public knowledge for those who’s dream is to excel. Unfortunately, most of the population have yet to dream past mediocrity, so this information remains exclusive to those who wish to smash through their ceiling. Or have yet to be exposed to such an incredible idea as owning your own business. This is especially true for those who have lived in poverty all their lives. Imagine living your whole life without the thought of owning your own business ever crossing your mind, that your best bet at success was to work at Walmart, or McDonald’s, or some other mediocre path. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying those aren’t admirable career paths, I’m saying working AT McDonald’s is not the answer, you want to OWN your OWN McDonald’s!  The point of this series is to learn how to do what you WANT to do and THE RIGHT WAY. My goal is to serve the community through enlightenment and give those who need an extra push out of the nest, the nudge to make the leap!

All Paths Start With a Choice

 

I am nothing but a mere shepherd, a way-shower who can only lead you to the water, I cannot force you to drink.

All paths start with a choice and the choice is yours alone to make.

If you choose the Blue Pill, the story ends. You you leave this page and do whatever you want with your life. If you choose the Red Pill, you choose to continue on this journey and I will give you all the information necessary to reach a HIGHER level. Remember, all i am offering is the TRUTH and its all Ad-free ?.

 

Choose your path,

tap Red or Blue pill

The Choice is Yours

 

 

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Protesters Risking Public Health

Protesters Risking Public Health

Recent protest potentially cause more harm than good

Protestors Rally Against Government [Covid-19] Containment Practices.

Last Updated: 04/24/2020

This past Monday 04/20/2020 protesters (some strapped with semi-automatic weapons) took to the streets to demand Gov. Tom Wolf to reopen the Pennsylvania economy that was systematically closed due to the [COVID-19] pandemic in an effort to contain the spread of the virus.

Usually, I’m all for a peaceful protest, but this protest in particular was clearly motivated by more personal selfish reasons and not the health and benefit of the population.

Yes, we all want the shutdown to be over, and we all want to go back to work. But encouraging people to gather in large groups, when a highly contagious virus is literally killing thousands of people doesn’t seem too smart does it? In reality it is actually extremely counterproductive.. Especially considering the infection rate is practically on the downswing! Which means we are on the way to opening back up anyway, as long as the infection rate continues to level out.

With the the current confirmed cases at 855,525, and the death toll at 47,992 the COVID-19 Outbreak its nothing to joke about. Most people with common sense already know this fact, and are taking proper precautions to keep themselves and their family safe.

The call to shut down the economy was a sound decision to protect lives, there’s really was no way around it. Especially when there is no cure in sight for the corona-virus. The current numbers for PA are High. Pennsylvania currently has the 5th highest infection rate. According to current numbers:

With that said, the corona-virus is obviously real, people are dying ??‍♂️. New York has been hit the hardest. In fact, new York has been hit so hard officials have been forced to put bodies in refrigerated box trucks because the morgues just haven’t been able to keep up with the death rate (True Story).

Honestly, I couldn’t believe things where that bad so close to home until the news was trending. That is when I actually looked into it further. It was uncomfortably surreal to see the videos of bodies being piled into trucks. It resembled scenes from a sci fi horror movie.

Many other cities could have shared the same fate as New York, if it wasn’t for the containment practices that are now in effect. The same containment practices that are keeping our “Essential People” safe and healthy. Safety practices that the recent protestors mostly ignored, and when asked why, reporters where met with shotty excuses that only prove that they (the protestors) have failed to do their own due diligence on the corona-virus; putting everyone who is, and have been following containment practices since the beginning at risk in now, and in the future.

SO, With total disregard for public safety, and completely ignoring Federal and state guidelines set forth by the CDC to control the spread of infectious diseases, protesters can be seen huddled together in groups some with mask, some without masks. (More without masks than with.)

The most important evidence to why these protests are a step backwards comes from other states that are having similar protests.

Governor Andy Beshear announced on 04/19/2020 that their state had seen a record breaking increase directly following a week full of protesting. (They probably didn’t wear mask, or take proper precautions much like here in Pittsburgh recently.)
https://www.newsweek.com/kentucky-reports-highest-coronavirus-infection-increase-after-week-protests-reopen-state-1498835

Many commentators online claim that we are witnessing “Darwinism at its finest”. If you’re unfamiliar with the terms “Darwin” and “Natural selection”,

The Theory of Natural Selection is:

“The process whereby organisms better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring. The theory of its action was first fully expounded by Charles Darwin and is now believed to be the main process that brings about evolution.”

Lets put that into a little context before viewing the video below: With given scientific information on how the virus spreads, how many people are infected, how many people have died, and certainly the fact that some human beings can be ASYMPTOMATIC. [asymptomatic – Basically means someone can be sick, spread the virus, but show no signs of being sick (no cough, no fever)] Lets also not forget the possibility that it could take up to two weeks for symptoms to even show up, if they ever do.

The bottom line is: Even if YOU aren’t worried, You can still spread the virus to someone else, a friend or relative. Other peoples safety is in YOUR hands. Take some responsibility. Now, without further ado: Digital people watching,  courtesy of KDKA.

Dr. Amesh Adalja, a Pittsburgh-based infectious disease and critical care physician had this to say about the protestors:
“It’s completely understandable that people are upset about the consequences of the economic shutdown on their lives, but when they exercise their right to protest, however, I hope that they are still able to observe common-sense social distancing principles.”

Online and away from the chaos, a majority of the population seem to condemn the behavior of the protestors. Claiming the protests and protestors are  “Ignorant”, “lack common sense”, “must be really bored” and “irresponsible”.

As mentioned earlier, some protestors where armed.. Some dressed like it was The Siege of Fort Pitt in 1763. Somewhere along the way we failed to remember the enemy is not the Taliban, or the government and corona-virus definitely cannot be killed with automatic rifles ?

Another online commentator said “Nothing says “iM a TaKtIcUL JEENyUs” like woodland and desert camo in an urban environment.”

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Danny DeVito [(real name swear) Also not related to the Actor famous actor who has been promoting Social distancing during the pandemic] Devito, a Carnegie Republican running for a seat in the State House joined the protest as well. DeVito, the lead petitioner on a lawsuit against Wolf over the business closures had this to say:

“I think the governor is totally incompetent, Businesses did not have enough time to prepare for the closures.” He continued: “Pittsburgh should not have to reopen businesses on the same schedule as Philadelphia, where there have been more cases of covid-19.”
“I think President Trump has done an incredible job guiding our country through this,” DeVito continued.

Many protestors in Pittsburgh shared DeVito’s views. Many of whom wore MAGA gear and other Trump accessories. Even though President Trump himself said he disagrees with the reopening too early. See Here:

Trump says he ‘strongly’ disagreed with move to reopen Georgia — contradicting source who said he agreed with it

 

According to the Tribune Review, In advance of the protests, Pennsylvania’s Democratic legislative leaders and a University of Pennsylvania health policy expert hosted reporters on a conference call.

Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa, D-Forest Hills, said: “Protests in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg were part of a dangerous trend that’s ignoring facts, science and expert recommendations about how to handle the pandemic.”

“Unfortunately, people have started to embrace this,” Costa continued. “The state’s economy will be hurt worse if a move to reopen is rushed.”

Montgomery County state Rep. Matt Bradford, the Democratic chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, stated that: He knows the closures have hurt small business owners, but the state needs to move forward in a way that’s led by “science, not politics.” He continued: “We cannot put people’s lives at risk,” 

University of Pennsylvania health policy expert Alison Buttenheim said: “The state needs to do three to four times more testing than it has been doing. We just can’t be testing the very sickest people before restrictions are eased”, She continued: “There would ideally be a 14-day period where new cases continuously drop.”

The protests themselves present a problem of potentially increasing spread of the disease, those on the call said.

 

Other openly vocal critics include the LGBTQ community. Many of whom expressed their disgust over the presence of local night club (CAVO) owner at the protest.  Many feel this behavior promotes irresponsible, possibly dangerous actions that would lead to more COVID-19 related deaths.

Sarah huny young, a local DJ and founder of the Darkness Is Spreading event collective, posted a video of the protest on her Twitter account that pointed out Paul and Leah as owners of CAVO.

“The recklessness pisses me off, not the dissent, We all want answers and an actual plan. Yes, small businesses deserve the bailouts. We all want this quarantine to end as soon as possible; I’m a part of the nightlife industry, too. But it’s literally dangerous to gather a crowd of people together while an extremely contagious virus is killing thousands of people per day. And it’s alarming to bring assault weapons and disguises with you.” Young continued: “This will only draw out this situation even longer for all of us, and it’s fu**ing asinine. People should be informed on who is behind it.”

If you think critics are being too.. Critical.. Keep in mind there are actually people around the world dying right now from Covid-19. 

Honestly… Looking at all the evidence that says it is still too early to reopen the economy, it would seem the people involved in these protests are really just shooting themselves in the foot by potentially increasing the length of the shutdown, ironically having the reverse effect of what they initially set out for. To a majority of the public the armed protestors more closely resembled enemies of the state than people trying to help, do to the fact that the protests are doing more harm than good. Most of the worlds population is aware that this issue is not something that can be fixed easily. But some people seem to think its as easy as flipping a switch to open the state. If we reopen the economy and the virus is not mostly eradicated we will be right back at square one.

We all want try and get things as close to normal as possible. Lets be smart about this so we can MAYBE try to enjoy some of our summer.

A HOY!

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Being “Essential” Means a lot.

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? 4 Artists in Pittsburgh Affected by COVID-19

? 4 Artists in Pittsburgh Affected by COVID-19

☣️Local Artists Wanted☣️

Pixelburgh Is searching for local Artists who’s work may have been affected pandemic to participate in the Free Pixel Event to support local Artists.

Last Updated: 04/16/2020

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!THIS EVENT HAS ENDED!

This event may return for future promotions.

A-HOY! from “quarantine”. This is Pixburgh, your host for the moment. First, let me apologize for the cryptic theme.. You see.., I’m a sucker for “black and gold”. Plus, the biohazard symbol seems all too appropriate right now with current events.  Its been a trying past few weeks indeed; with many more to come. I know you’re probably sick and tired of all the negative news; so here is a little-bit about what we are up to here at Pixelburgh to give back to the artist that brighten up our incredible city with all their creativity. We are passionate about supporting our city any way we can ✊?. The current situation with the Novel Coronavirus outbreak puts the entire Country in unknown territory. Big and small businesses alike are struggling to keep their doors open. (us included) *Shrug*. It is what it is, times are hard… Especially for an Artist. For most people, being an Artist is rarely about the money in the first place. 

Being an Artist according to Amy at Pikaland is:
“Putting your best foot forward everyday to create things that make a difference; whether that difference is for you, or for others.”

I firmly stand behind that quote. Artistry is a humbling profession. It’s too bad we need money in order to exist. Looking back now it’s hard to believe there was a time when I would be happy to be paid with paint and pastels ?. Yeah… I guess maybe we DO need to eat… Sometimes… In-between this project, that project… Sacrificing a bill or two this month, to finish a project that might pay the bills NEXT month.. ??‍♂️… At the end of the day; you just want to do what you love, while  getting paid to do it! With that said, trust me when I say that we understand. Us Artists are very valuable assets. We leave our mark throughout the City, throughout the world, literally brightening everyone’s lives with colors, sounds, and performances. Without us, Gotham ?.. I mean Pittsburgh.. Would be dull and grey.. er..

If you are a creator, we want to hear from you

As long as you are reading this message, This Event is still Active.

Below, you will find a short list of basic qualifications, or things to include in your communication. Even if you are not applying for pixels, Don’t be shy! Quarantine has got us all feeling lonely! Cast a line, we want to hear from you! 

Artists Applying for Pixels:

A: Please fill out this form using as much detail as you feel comfortable sharing.
B: Please Indicate if you are capable of creating your own pixel graphics.
C: Artists must have linkable content to display in their pixel-space.

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