In 2005, I left my full-time position as in-house integration analyst at a fairly successful Automotive Auction, where I created a Nextel-based, Fax-to-handset, web dispatched system used by our towing fleet, independent mobile glass repair guys, locksmiths. The system was very popular, and I thought that converting it to an open enrollment system would be a great venture.
I brought the idea to the owners of the auction, but they were technology risk averse; then I wrote my business plan / briefing, and went on the road to find an institutional investor, but I was doubtful that a lone wolf like myself would qualify for VC. Then I sought an internal position with a software or mobile services company to take me and the plan in-house with a business unit and budget allocated for this project specifically.
That one came real close - so close. I was offered jobs and contracts to just work for several folks, which I did on occasion, fruitfully - but never got the Plan funded (yet).
So here it is for all to see; maybe by opening it up, I can find a partner, investor, or just more work. There is nothing particularly proprietary about the technology, just the domain knowledge of how the "independent dispatch industry works", and my extensive surveys of the work-force that makes up the paying subscriber constituency. Oh, yes, I have also completed much architectural technology foundation stuff that is invaluable to a team of developers getting started.
As far as my ongoing market research - there is still no open portal for distributed, open dispatch services.
So, maybe you can work with me and do something with this business plan:
Obviously, we all have very strong ideas about how to qualify and fund a venture, so, here - collaborate with me, or use it to line your smuggled amazon blue-fronted parrot's cage:
Here are the non-design documents explaining the venture's branding, external functionality, and market positioning: