#785 Preaching the good news about SmartCash, onboarding businesses and merchants, expanding outreach and increasing adoption- SmartCash Street Team

By Yankdiary

Summary

SmartCash Street Team-Preaching the good news about SmartCash, onboarding businesses and merchants, expanding outreach and increasing adoption.rough cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. We have realize that, before people will start using their SmartCash, businesses must be already accepting them as medium of exchange. In this project there is no TV shows, radio discussions or social media advertisements. We are going boot for boot that is one-on-one with the businesses by teaching, educating and convincing them on the need to accept SmartCash as medium of exchange. The project recognized the need to expand utility and maintain circulation for SmartCash as a means of enabling diffusion and usage thereby creating value. We intend to embark on a one-on-one meetups with business associations, hawkers, consultancy firms and commercial shops to provide opportunity for SmartCash holders to spend on goods and services. This will enable the integration of both micro and macro businesses into SmartCash merchandise for day-by-day use.

Description

Preamble
Africa still remains one of the fertile ground for smartcash adoption, with its three countries from Africa toppling google search Data on countries with the highest search of information about BTC. Nigeria as number one with South Africa as number two and Ghana as number three the above couple with the recent #endbankingfraud on twitter by Africans and other factors signal that most of the people in Africa are tired of the current(traditional) banking and financial system and are therefore looking for ways to bank, transact and make progress with their money

Problem
There are only a few businesses in Ghana that accepts SmartCash as a medium of exchange. The lack of businesses accepting SmartCash is holding back SmartCash users from trading with it despite the increment of SmartCash usability in Ghana.


SOLUTION
Our solution has to do with equipping the operators of business and market traders to accept SmartCash as a means of payment for goods and services. The reason being that, until a number of businesses begin to accept SmartCash as a means of payment, people won’t start using their SmartCash. Our solution aim at targeting small scale businesses, large Scale businesses, organization, corporate bodies and/or trade unions across the country with an immediate target on the industrial regions of Ghana; Greater Accra. This will eventually make it more accessible for people to get their SmartCash spent and of course, it will attract newbies and in the long run augment SmartCash user base and eventually making smartCash a cryptocurrency with utility in Ghana.

How we will do it;

a. Operation 15:15 per day. Under this operation the SmartCash street team will visit 15 businesses, organizations, corporate bodies and/or group of people to teach, educate and motivate them on the need to accept or incorporate SmartCash in their day to day activities for 15 minutes per 1 business each day for 15 businesses for the period of one month excluding weekends.


b. During this period, a design brochure with comprehensive knowledge about SmartCash in it will be given to businesses that we visit. Again, all businesses who decide to accept SmartCash will be listed on smartcash merchant directory
fine.SmartCash.com


C. SmartCash POS in a form of printed SmartCash QR codes will be designed to be placed on the front desk of businesses accepting SmartCash, SmartCash accepted here stickers will be used where necessary.
In Ghana, almost all businesses and professions have associations, for that matter, we can leverage that to collaborate with them.


d. Partnership with Associations: In the case of spreading SmartCash among businesses and workable oriented people, we plan to team up with the association they have formed to spread information at their event and meetings, that is, We will be doing presentations to their audience
and members and have an inquiry desk at their event were people could come for more information. We at SmartCash Street Team is currently speaking to 
•Ghana Association of Social Workers( GASOW)
gasow.org.
(Social Work since the 1940s ranks as one of the early professions in Ghana and has since been entrenched into the social structure of the Ghanaian society. Social work promotes social change and the liberation of individuals and groups to enhance wellbeing, utilizing theories of human behavior and social systems and relying heavily on the principles of human rights and social justice).

•Another association of focus is Ghana industries 
agighana.com). 
However we aim to go into negotiations with three more associations to have presentation about SmartCash at their events. They are: Humanist Association of Ghana (ghanahumanist.org),
Small scale businesses Association of Ghana and National Union of Ghana students(nugsonline.gh.com)

e. Listed on the brochure we will be sharing during our operation 15:15 per day is the venue and date for our conference dubbed
SmartCash businesses conference/summit. After a month of activities we will crown it with a conference. At this conference, all businesses that we were able to speak to and those we couldn’t speak to will be invited to discuss matters concerning blockchain and SmartCash. Some of the topics to be discuss are:


1.Role of businesses in the process of mass adoption of cryptocurrency(smartcash) in Ghana


2. A talk about smartcard and how to use them and the Pos that will be suitable for owners looking at the type of business they operate


3. How to encourage and motivate people/customers to use SmartCash as a business owner


4. How to deal with volatility as a business accepting SmartCash 


5.Finally, the benefits you gain as a business owner when you get into SmartCash and the benefit attached to your business listed on fine.SmartCash.com 

Goals

  1. To Visit 15 business per day excluding weekends,
  2. Listing at least 20 businesses accepting SmartCash as medium of exchange on smartCash merchant directory every week, that is, on fine.SmartCash.com 
  3. To let individuals, groups and/or companies come into direct contact with SmartCash through our exclusive informative brochures of Smartcash.
  4. Speak and present SmartCash to more than 2,000 people using our partnership program with other associations.
    2,000 is our target. However each association has over 3,000 memebers.
  5. Motivating, encouraging and equipping businesses and business owners on the need to accept SmartCash as medium of exchange.
  6. Creating or downloading of smartcash wallets is also part of our goals. Creating of 2,000 wallets at the end of the project is our target. However we will be happy if we are able to surpass this threshold.
  7. To revitalize the almost dead Africa community of SmartCash


Return of Investment(ROI)

Firstly, 15 businesses every day, 20 or more listed on the SmartCash merchant directory every week. With this please let’s do some calculation. 15 businesses x 5days = 75 businesses visited every week meaning 300 businesses can be visited at the end of the project, which is one month. Again take your calculator 20 businesses listed on
fine.smartcash.com that is 
merchant directory every week. With this at least 20 businesses a week and at least 80 businesses, a month can be listed on SmartCash merchant directory at the end of the project which is one month.

Secondly, 2,000 brochures will be printed to share during the period of our project meaning 2,000 people will get direct contact with SmartCash at the end of the project.

Thirdly, new ambassadors and people will join the SmartCash project thus fueling the adoption process in Ghana with fresh and new ideas.

In conclusion, businesses will start accepting SmartCash as a medium of exchange and People will get places to spend their SmartCash making SmartCash a cryptocurrency with utility and real usage which will eventually aid the mass adoption in Ghana

Schedule

This project will be executed for one month which is 31 days in the capital of Ghana, Accra. Greater Accra was chosen due to its industrial nature and it is the capital city of Ghana where most big companies and businesses are situated.

Now that you know what the SmartCash street team have to offer the SmartCash community, we know you are curious to know the team members behind this grassroots initiative. As with all projects, the key to success lies in the team executing the project. This grassroots initiative/project is proposed and executed by:


i. Kingsford Yankson- on discord as @yankdiary
active community member, Economics and political science graduate from the University of Education Winneba. A professional teacher(National service), public speaker, cryptocurrency enthusiasts and a libertarian (team leader)


ii. Mawuli Mensah- Graduate from university of education winneba. A professional teacher who holds a degree in communication skills, cryptocurrency enthusiasts and libertarian (Team Public relation officer)


iii. Nana jerry Huggo- Graphic designer and have a degree in marketing Kwame University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (team member)


George Pro- Official DASH ambassador for Ghana. Has organized several conferences, radio talk shows, meetups, TV talk show among others. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts since 2016 now working on a project building a Dashy Africa.
(Team adviser) 
Twitter: 
https://mobile.twitter.com/iamgeorgepro
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/george.appiah.52
Medium:
https//medium.com/aappiahpro1

Budget

Due to feedback we got from the community concerning the budget being high even though many think that this is a great grassroots initiative. We were able to secure new brochures printing contract which will cut down the cost which was $1.5X2000 = $3000 to $1400 but we have the same quantity been printed that is 2,000 and plastic printed QR-code which was $2x200=$400 cut to $300. Also refreshments for the conference which was $400 was cut to $200, Giveaways is reduce from $300 to $150 and team salary cut from $300x3=$900 of the initial budget to 100x3=$300. We cut photograph service which was $210 to $90 and resort to our smartphone cameras as suggested by some communities members. We did this adjustment to bring down the cost but to provide the same value to the community. Together we brought the cost down from $7,320 to $3,440 without changing the value or the return of investment(ROI) the project will bring to the community .

New Budget

Transportation within the region for a month = $350

Brochures= $1400

Conference room with projector and sound system= $250

SmartCash T-shirt $5*60 = $300

Giveaways = $150

Refreshment= $200

Photograph service= $90

SmartCash accepted here stickers =$150

Plastic QR code pos = $300

Banners and roll up banner for our inquiry desk = $100

Team salary $100x3= $300

Total= $3,440

 

 

Categories

Outreach

Milestones

Date Amount (US$) Amount (Σ) Description Status
August 30, 2019 2,350.00 848,893.40 * Transportation, brochures, smartCash T-shirts, Team salary -
September 04, 2019 1,090.00 393,742.04 * Conference room, plastic QR-code, photograph roll up banner and banners, giveaways, refreshment -
* Estimated

Requested Amount

  • Total USD: 3,440.00
  • Estimated SMART: 1,242,635.44
  • Estimated BTC: 0.42249605

Schedule

  • Created Date: Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Voting Deadline: Friday, August 30, 2019 15:52:00 UTC
  • Payment Date: Payments will be made in accordance with the delivered milestones

Status

  • Not Funded

Votes

38.05%
Yes (12,214,152.94)
56.75%
No (18,215,702.33)
5.20%
Abstain (1,669,606.59)

Voting Audit

Address Voting Power Vote Is Valid

Proposal Audit

Date Description Yes No
2019-08-16 14:12:04 Proposal created. Waiting for approval. -
2019-08-16 15:51:35 Open voting. Deadline up to 2019-08-30 15:51:35. (Discord Andrew) -
2019-08-29 15:53:39 Last 24 hours of the vote. Σ 11969569.94411 Σ 18405036.61557
2019-08-30 15:53:29 Voting closed. Status: Not Funded. -

Comments

  • joaogabrielcorrea 08/16/2019 18:45

    All posted links not working except https://www.gasow.org/ I believe there are many unnecessary items in this proposal. I'll name a few: photo, you can shoot with cell phone. Conference room, on-site visit, is not a conference. Qr code can be used smartpay, or smart card. Your proposal is good, but you need to better evaluate the costs. Good luck.

    Yankdiary 08/17/2019 00:31

    Thanks for showing great concern in this proposal. It is unfortunate that some vital links that we included in the proposal has broken down or not working perfectly as the team assumes. So far, we went through them and the team has been able to come out with the correct links for all links that are not working and they are: http://www.agighana.org/ https://nugsonline.org.gh/ http://ghanahumanists.org/about-us/ Medium.com/@aappiahpro1 Thanks for your support

  • Yankdiary 08/17/2019 07:01

    Attention! Attention! Attention! We encountered some typos in the first sentence of the summary. The correct word is *through* and not *rough*. Therefore, the correct sentence reads like this; SmartCash Street Team- Preaching the good news about SmartCash, onboarding businesses, and merchants, expanding outreach and increasing adoption, through cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.