IDEAmation Engineering came out of a company called ‘Small Business Systems’, owned by David Meintrup, back in 2000. The IDEA he had was to create a more unique, brandable name for his software development efforts because several others had decided to start using his company’s name (Small Business Systems) even though he had been using it since 1977 when he started his computer consulting practice. He had not incorporated this business entity so there was no name protection and having to hassle with corporate bookkeeping and regulations was not really worth it at that time.
It was the same year that David had some medical issues that sidelined him for half of that year and IDEAmation and all the plans for launching his Service-Log software went up in smoke. After that recovery period the doctors advised less stress and less hours. So the beginnings of a shift in his business gameplan started to unfold. David started helping Executor’s settle estates and liquidate the assets involved in that process. This eventually evolved into his Estate-Prep business enterprise and work turned from IDEAmation and the software development…except for a few nonprofits that he continued to help with online systems development and marketing.
In 2012, after much analysis and coaching he started to look at focusing once again on some systems development projects and business analyst consulting projects. When some ‘Infopreneurs’ approached him about building a unique combination of ‘SaaS’ (software as a service) sites he decided to spend the time and money to take what he had learned over the last dozen years and implement a game-plan that exploited that insight and knowledge-base for a CO-OPerative eBiz/Social Networking structure that was based on the Habitat for Humanity and Boy Scouts business models.
The re-launch of IDEAmation is all about how to work collectively, and collaboratively in and through an environment of like-minded people to capture the great power of many people working together to help one another to achieve greater goals than they could possibly attempt on their own…with only their own resources, contacts, and capital.
From this stock platform we will build a number of crowdsourcing oriented sites that share many of the same structural key features and systems elements.