One of my long term goals has always been about the ability to conceptualize a sound structure that attracts money making ideas. Whether it was Centuria Group or the CentEx Cargo Blog, the inspiration for their inception was to build the strong foundation of a platform for under-represented people and those too timid to go mainstream with an idea for a business. Such a platform would allow them to bounce off their business ideas with each other and others. That in and of itself is a gift – a golden opportunity. The rest is up to you. The name Centuria for this type of group, was chosen by our ‘2004-team’ for its meaning and represented to us a business capable of having 100 different units.
It is an ‘on-going’ process. CentEx Cargo blog posts range from a substantive discussion about ‘endemic corruption’ in some Caribbean customs to allocating adequate resources to tackle a specific venture in this huge US domestic market. For example, ‘freight broker training’ and actively soliciting the services of good freightforwarders and NVO, came from one of my colleagues who wanted to diversify, and hence made an attempt to get his foot in the door of the shipping industry as I continually deal with the peaks and valleys of ‘international shipping service’ from the US eastern seaboard to the Caribbean. This blog is not business 2.0 and consequently doesn’t have a complex organizational structure. What we have, is ‘good old American ingenuity’ and a sharp business sense. This awareness also translates into the power of unlimited imagination, a collective positive attitude, and subsequent synergy that derives for brainstorming and pulling resources together. This allows active participants to make more money, for example, by starting a business or having a side hustle. Your participation gives you access to a fountain of relevant knowledge, developed expertise, free consulting, even allows you to attract investors, and lastly, endless opportunities to re-invent yourself at any age. ‘Yes, your most valuable asset is YOU.’