The Ideal Business

Yesterday I read a book, “How To Slay The Financial Dragon” by William A. Stanmeyer, J.D. I got the book a few years ago, while doing my network marketing business as it is one of the recommended book. I just would like to share with you about “The Ideal Business”, that was discussed in one of the chapter inside the book. Why? Because I want to illustrate to you whether SBI! fulfill the criteria of “The Ideal Business”. Let’s go through it together.

  1. No Boss. Work for yourself. No worries about layoffs, corporate politics, or martinet-type superiors who enjoy making you suffer.
  2. No Big “Capital Investment”. Start for under $500. No need to go into debt or spend all your savings.
  3. Home-Based. No office rent. No rush hour. No wasted time and money driving and parking. No “road rage” or stress.
  4. Flexible Hours. As little as six to ten per week, often in small one- and two-hour segments, mostly lunch hour, evenings and weekends. Fits anybody’s schedule, no matter the demands of his regular work.
  5. No Exams or Years of Training. Unlike insurance, real estate, law, accounting and medicine, the Ideal Business has token licencing at most and little or no mandatory expensive formal training.
  6. Tax Benefits. The few on-going expenses of this business are mostly tax-deductible, unlike the cost the cost of being an employee.
  7. No Discrimination. Unlike a JOB, promotions and higher wages are here based solely on performance, not sex, colour, nepotism, or office politics.
  8. No Employees. Thus no paperwork for employees, no fringe benefits to fund, no trumped-up discrimination suits, no headaches when they don’t show or they pilfer the cash register.
  9. Constant Strong Demand for the Product(s) or Service(s). As J. Paul Getty stated years ago, the Ideal Business is one where you sell a product or service that people want, need and can afford, and preferably this demand repeats again and again.
  10. No Special Sales Skills or Prior Experience Needed. The Business is deliberately designed to be easy for people who don’t like or have no experience in selling or any other aspect of business.
  11. A Senior Associate Who Accelerates Your Learning. A mentor, this person offers continual guidance and has a financial stake in your success.
  12. A Time-Compounding System That Brings In Strong Residual Income. By setting up franchise-like group of “marketing asociates” on whose sales one receives overrides, one generates income through helping others, in a few years, it comes in automatically.
  13. No Accounts Receivable and Collection Headaches. The Business is structured to insure that the company you work with pays you directly, as soon as it receives payment from the customer.
  14. Minimal Legal Liability. No employees means no worries about “vicarious liability”, viz., an employee on a business errandhits someone and you, the employer, are sued.
  15. Unlimited Income Potantial. Unlike a JOB, which pays only the price of replacing you with willing substitute – and thus severely limits your income potential – the Ideal Business has no ceiling: income is not restricted to the efforts of only one person.

Now, does SBI! fits the 15 criterias that were mentioned in the book? You can only answer that after you get the fact from the people out there who have done it.

If you do not like to go out at night to find prospects, speak with total strangers and get a lot of rejections (if you choose network marketing), than SBI! is for you.

Our Visitors Valued Comments

Only after about 4 months in the world wide web (internet), a lot of visitors who found my website give a very impressive comments about Mount Kinabalu I just like to share with you their comments:

Very useful and inspiring site, THANK YOU! – Jeela Goldberry

Well done! This is a very good website about Mt. Kinabalu.. – wwaiyong

Hi there… have enjoyed reading on your website… – Rose Trimboli

…has introduced us to look into your creation this informative site. Thank you for your hard work (i believe it is not hard if you find enjoyment in it) and thank you indeed for promoting our Borneo Backpackers. – Susan Soong

Wow this is definitely a good site. I am going to KK in beginning of May to climb Mt. Kinabalu with my colleagues and friends… – Liza Lee

Thanks for your website and this is really informative And best wish to me to climb till the summit !! (which don\’t have confident at all ! ) Thanks and best wishes to you as well … with all the hard work of setting up the website. – Siew Fang

Thanks alot for your information. Glad that I have found this website and managed to get answers from you. It helps alot. I hope that this website will be kept alive for a long time as it contains all the info needed. Thank you once again and keep up the good work. Take care and all the best for you. – Chai Ming

Hey… I have really appreciated your information!!! My wife and I are doing the Kinabalu climb on May 2nd… I hope we have GREAT weather! All the best – Al Ronberg

With all the positive response from you, I will definitely going to improve my website, adding on some new feature to the website, Travel Ebook and all recent news is about Mount Kinabalu and the climb.

For the next few months, my next sister project would be about Rungus Longhouse Homestay. It would be a very suitable activity for you, after climbing down from the mountain (post-climbing). One of the longhouse is currently under massive development in Tanjung Sempang Mengayau-at the tip of Borneo. So, if you want to spend few nights in one of the best Rungus Longhouse around, check out our page for Maranjak Homestay – A Rungus Longhouse Experience.

At the meantime, you can always share with me your opinions, comments and suggestions. It will really help me improve.

A Better Life

Have you ever met anyone who is unhappy with his or her job? When you talk to as many people as you do, the odds are pretty good that a few are dissatisfied.

Why are they unhappy? There are many common complaints. A paycheck that’s too small. Little chance of promotion. Lack of recognition. Low personal satisfaction.

For instance, if you feel you’re underpaid, then payday can be more negative than positive. And if you don’t see a way to advance in the company, your future will always be the same as today.

Further, if you’re not self-employed, you’re probably told what to do. When to arrive at work. How many hours to put in. How much money you can earn. Some folks view these as guidelines, but others see them as restrictions and limitations.

Whether these are considered as “guidelines” or “limitations” comes down to human nature, and the world certainly needs different kinds of people. Additionally, many employees are dissatisfied with their work. However, we don’t think anyone should settle for a situation that he or she isn’t happy with. People must take responsibility to make change – which is where SBI! comes in.

So while you provide people with world-class informations and a great way to earn income, you also offer a proven pathway to personal achievement and satisfactions. To put it simply: you help people live better lives.


Mount Kinabalu on Google Earth

Do you know that you can see Mount Kinabalu from Google Earth? Wondering what Google Earth is? Google Earth is a service by Google which provides 3D interface of the planet. Yes, almost anywhere as long as it is on the surface of the Earth. Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world’s geographic information at your fingertips. In short, you can actually see your house in the internet via this service.

What you can do with Google Earth? Plenty. Like what Google list out:

  • Fly from space to your neighborhood. Type in an address and zoom right in.
  • Search for schools, parks, restaurants, and hotels. Get driving directions.
  • Tilt and rotate the view to see 3D terrain and buildings.
  • Save and share your searches and favorites. Even add your own annotations.

Today I manage to spend my time using FREE Google Earth service to look for Mount Kinabalu. I was really surprise with the result. It was the first time I saw Mount Kinabalu in 3D! I would like to share with you what I got:

Mount Kinabalu on Google Earth

Okay, okay. It is 2 dimentional. What about this one? Can you appreciate it?

Mount Kinabalu on Google Earth
Can you see it? Cannot? Well, The best way to get close to Mount Kinabalu is download your own Google Earth on your desktop. It’s FREE (I love freebies), and if you think that you need more, you can upgrade your Google to Google Earth Plus and Google Earth Pro later.

Get it from here:

After downloading and installing it to your desktop, ( you need to make sure that your desktop fullfill the requirement from Google. Otherwise your Google Earth is not going to function properly) download this file on your Google Earth. You can work around with it and see Mount Kinabalu in a different perspective.

The good things about Google Earth is: It support Windows, Mac and Linux.

The not so good things about Google Earth is: SOMEBODY OUT THERE IS WATCHING YOU!

Have a nice day Google Earth-ing! 😉

N|vu – The FREE (and Open Source) WYSIWYG HTML Generator

Few weeks back I received an email from a good friend of mine, Aiden who is a computer expert but unfortunately have a very limited idea on how to build a website. He complained to me that he had tried to use Adobe GoLive, FrontPage and Dreamweaver – almost all the expensive website building software around, but failed.

“The only problem that I am facing is actually, I don’t have the knowledge to build a website , and I don’t have the knowledge to use a web hosting service.” That was the exact words that I quoted from the email. I know that deep inside his heart, he wanted to build the website, but did not have good information about it. Are you in the same shoes as Aiden? I was actually in the same situation as him, about 4 months ago. I did tried Dreamweaver once (a pirated one), but I ditched it as it is not quite suits me and it’s illegal.

After doing some Googling around the internet, I found N|vu – a WYSIWYG (means what-you-see-is-what-you-get) HTML (means website) Generator. I was very delighted to know that it is also an Open Source Software and compatible with Linux, Windows and Mac. I downloaded and installed on my Windows and Linux Xandros machine.

I did manage to tell Aiden about this software, and currently he is struggling his brain out figuring out how to use it 😉 Good Luck, Aiden!

Before you start using N|vu, you have to ask yourself why you want to have a website? If you have an objective on why you want a website, it would not be difficult as you know what are you going to write. If you are serious on building a website that could generate some income, then download FREE ebook from SBI!. Print it out and read. You may get some ideas of the theme of your website.

So, what is so special about N|vu? N|vu is one of the easiest tool to generate and build a website without you having to know about HTML (initially). If you know how to use Words, the using N|vu should not be a major problem. There are a lot of online guides and forums on how to use N|vu.

The best nvu tutorials that I can suggest are:

  1. Christopher gives you an easy illustration how to make use of your N|vu. It’s a five lesson course. Follow the lesson step-by-step. I have to admit that it is really an “idiot’s guide”.
  2. This is also a good guide. They show you by using video. These two resources makes it easy for you to get the basic understanding of N|vu usage.
  3. It is a forum post that list out ALL the information that you can get about N|vu. It’s a lot, and some of them might not be suitable for beginners. I would advice you to learn the first two resources befor you go and browse the listed links. If you follow the above steps, you can easily build your own website in a few days.

Have a nice lesson on how to use N|vu!

I would like to confess that although I put “Powered by SBI!” at the bottom of every page, I did not have SBI to host my website. I only use the ebook to gain information on what are my website going to be, but I use Exabytes to host it. I did it because I could not afford SBI! webhosting package.

Discover Eco-Treasures In Sabah, Borneo

Deep in our hearts, we all dream of a tropical heaven. Pure, Green, pristine. At the same time, unspoilt and untouched by the problems of modern life still.

Welcome to Sabah, the land of eco-treasures. Where you can climb to the awesome peak of the highest mountain in the region. Play with the orang utan, “the wild man of Borneo”, in the largest such sanctuary in the world.


Admire the rafflesia, the largest flower in the world in rainforests that are millions of years old. Dive into some of the world’s best underwater wonderlands.Where you also meet some of the friendliest, warmest people in the world. And join their colorful festivals and traditions that will take you back centuries.

If you yearn for the exhilirating sense of adventure, Sabah is the perfect place for jungle trekking, cave exploration, white-water rafting, mountain climbing or deep sea diving. Your taste for exotic culture will be more than sated by the numerous ethnic customs and celebrations which include living in longhouses and the potent rice wine called “lihiing”. You can of course just laze all day on a secluded beach or tee off in a championship golf course in any of the many world-renowned holiday resorts.

So why dream of eco-treasures when you can experience the wonders of it all. In Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.