After watching a thought provoking talk by Professor Richard David Wolff I had an idea for a solution and wrote up this idea for government policy I call: Co-op vote-only employee shares <-- Google Doc
Raven was to be, and can still be, as described in the mission statement:
Creative Mission Statement and Declaration
We propose to create in this agreement a private arts and democratic business society that is the body corporate set to manage the offices and non-exclusive sales teams for a cutting edge full service new media creative agency and production house in Auckland. Our directors and partners have coalesced their equipment and skills into a large production studio consisting of multiple photo and audio recording suites, integrated events and promotion capabilities, a technology marketplace, timeshare CBD offices in Wyndham street, an artistic internship scheme, and yearly high-technology conference.
We shall officially call it Raven Arts Limited, also known as Raven Arts NZ, ravenarts.nz, or just “The Raven”. Complaints and suggestions can go to [email protected]
The industry categories and types of work we expect to be doing are broad and can include but are not limited to:
Audio, Video, Events, Games, Augmented Reality, Animation & CGI, Home Automation, Still Photography, Network Security, Business Mentoring, Artistic Consulting, Network Marketing, Equipment Hire & Sales, Talent, Website Design Build, Mobile App Dev, Interactive Installations, and generally speaking, stuff that is super awesome fun stuff.
Excludes anything involving victimisation, violence, etc. We can do a documentary about violence, but we can’t use the fund to set-up forced labour camps along the Mekong.
Directors may use the space for what-ever purpose they wish within reason.
As well as being a group of creative capitalist professionals wanting to save costs and share an office, we are hoping to set something in motion to become a creative lead referral service and matching agency that links artists with businesses.
Participation in The Raven is always 100% voluntary. Incentives for positive action are championed over penalties for inaction generally, and this agreement contains very little restrictions and liability on you.
The Raven’s individual companies and sole traders, as well as The Raven’s own business ecosystems depend upon information about existing and potential clients, and our ability to accurately and fairly communicate the value of our sales propositions and previously done work articles and deliverables to them in order to satisfy demand and therefore source new and continued patronage. Since information is the lifeblood of so many parts of our sales and support pipelines, good information security practices but also importantly lead declaration and financial participation shall be incentivised by the automatic allocation of company shares the disclosure of information on security, declaration, quotes, invoice payment, deliverables, ethics and honesty.
Signing this agreement and declaration of intent in no way possible causes any increased liability than those in Schedule A namely your equal share of the costs of the first year of operation.
After working through the night, and then a day, Tom goes through the clauses of the contract. Much of this detail is subject to change, and in fact, an entire re-organisation and re-formation of the arts network is likely, this time, powered and controlled from Tomachi Corporation!
Unused time accrues as time-credit / Bursts of work can be done using time-debt
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All direct debit clients receive forever free website hosting, so long as account is active or has paid the minimum to qualify. We use open source technology and try to always ensure you have the ultimate control over your own domain. Therefore we usually ask our clients to pay for their own domain names on their own accounts, but to add [email protected] as an admin so we can make changes if needed quickly. Having said that, we are happy to pay for your domain name if you prefer!
Typical Project Agreement Terms
For new clients, we suggest a weekly cycle, with entire project delivery taking not more than 12 weeks.
Choose a payment period based on long or short term projects:
Monthly for more economic long term projects and hosting Weekly for short sprint projects where you need something urgently and to be very high build quality
- Fixed agreed payments are set to auto debit from your bank account
- Termination is with two cycles notice and will result in two full payments and one part payment
- Decreases in retainer amount are automatically applied to your account next cycle
- Increases in retainer amount are only permitted by email notice and must either involve:
a) the expressed agreement of both parties (if to be applied immediately); or
b) if no agreement reached then via normal termination of two full payments and one part payment.
Long term, it ensures we work together efficiently:
over utilisation of my time by you will generate warnings and begin to accrue as real debit your account with TCorp
under utilisation of my time accrues as virtual time credit you have with TCorp
since the time credit evaporates immediately at termination unlike the real debt this encourages us to ensure the relationship is fully win/win
ensures I do not rack up overly large time debt as it may endanger the relationship
if you terminate with account debts I still only get the last three payments after notice
if you terminate with time credit it lasts two cycles then evaporates
The following applies to clients who pay via direct debit.
Tomachi Corporation Ezypay account
Account reference number
Customer load fee (incl. GST) $10.00
$10 (one time setup fee)
Charged to Customer
Transaction fees (incl. GST)
Bank account 3.5% of the debit amount
Visa / MasterCard 4.5% of the debit amount
Charged to Tomachi Corporation
Customer failed payment fee (incl. GST)
Charged to Customer
Recurring with a different first amount
The Fine Print
1. Retainers are usually calculated using a 6 month rolling average that may include time analysis if: a) 3 to 6 months of past activity; b) up to 6 months of future work estimation; and c) arrears from previous work. 2. Retainer hours are invoiced on 1st of each month yet no invoice will be issued. 3. Un-used hours from your payments for work that was not done will accrue as a time credit to the lifetime hours on your account with us, yet aren’t refundable as cash only work done; Accrued hours can be applied to future work as a form of credit, and overused / overtime / unscheduled / unquoted emergency work can borrow retainer and quoted hours from the rolling future hours or future quote and invoice hours. The intention of this is to ensure a long lasting relationship built on respect and trust. 4. Tomachi Corporation indicates a preference to ask for acceptance rather than permission in regards to the pre-emptive use of account time without approval. We hope our judgement is satisfactory and promise to endeavour to keep you informed of our use of your time and seek sign-off first when the specific urgent work is deemed either a possible efficient use of time, is simply practical, is required by law, or just purely and sensible and prudent. 5. Only quotes and changes to retainer are notified / invoiced, automated retainer months will occur with an email from our provider EzyPay to confirm. 6. Both hours and invoiced amount totals will be recorded, to allow us to analyse your retainer settings and client profitability overall, and to allow us to charge varied rates depending on the work for example $80/hr small business, $100/hr corporate rate, $300/hr network security; see tomachi.co/services. 7. Present and future work is only carried out when a live retainer contract is in operation or a full quote has been accepted and signed for; Minimum retainer is either is either 20 minutes/month or 24 minutes/year whichever is smaller. Forever Free Hosting is provided when lifetime spend is over the amount set according to terms at: https://tomachi.co/forever-free-web- site-hosting/ 8. Urgent work may require agreed extra time sign-off in writing, however deadlines and timeliness of work is never guaranteed but backed by the good faith of our motivation to continue our relationship with you and continue as contractor ongoing. 9. Payments are processed 1st of each month, failed payments auto re-bill on 24th. 10. Direct debit account fees: setup $10; a/p failed payment fee $5.68; transaction fees are paid by TCorp but credited to your account less 3.5% or 4.5% for credit cards. 11. These terms are also available online at https://tomachi.co/direct-debit/
Do you want a website? Call it insane, but TCorp has just announced totally forever free website hosting - for all my clients over $400 - now you don't have to be a personal friend of mine to get an abnormally cheap website. Lookin' at you Junior aka crossbeat.funk.nz and KathyReady.net! Oh and my contra-deal with Aum Productions (aum.co.nz) since I'm paid in tickets to their awesome Psy-Trance music festival events.
Our direct debit agreement is like insurance against big website bills because your monthly bill will never go up unless you agree to it! Our "pay what you think it's worth" retainer based system is based on an internally calculated rolling average of the time we have used on your project.
Your regular payment will never go up by surprise or without your express consent usually confirmed as a single click on an email proposal. But you can call and email me with questions and issues to sort without concern for bills; I will only ask for an increase if I feel the amount of time spent is becoming too large.
Cancellation is just as simple by email and never results in any drop in service and your website stays online hosted in USA at Dreamhost.
But seriously, paying pros to make websites can get expensive so depending on your skill and ability to put in effort to *build your own website yourself with my help*, it's usually between $160 and $800 for me to set you up with whats called self-hosted WordPress, and I can even do fixed monthly service to pay off a large project over longer period.
Our hosting is forever free so that we can just focus on providing great service to you, not milking you for cost-free automation and toiling over quotes and project sign-offs.
See our services page for more info. Basically dream up something that will use at least $400 of my time, which at $80/hr would be about 5 hours, and boom.... you're own website sorted. Whether you pay in one hit, or ten payments of forty, it can work.
See here for the legal stuff - but there's no catch, it's sensible: no illegal / objectionable content, and no personal backups - just websites.
Just add the additional permanent emails to your aliases, and it might appear something like my setup shown:
Multiple Google Account Aliases
If Google says your email is already associated with another Google Account, it's no problem - so long as you still can either remember your password or still have access to the email for that account. Call Tomachi Corp today for support 0212576422.