TOP 10: "I wish they were a public stock" Companies
Varchild's TOP 10 "I wish they were a public stock" Companies:
10) CHICKEN SHACK: http://www.chickenshack.com/
Why? Great Tasting Food and they are a VERY VERY Small Cap company compared to KFC.
Don't we all love to buy shares of the tinier company that has faster growth?
Chicken Shacks can be found only in Michigan I believe.... They have been operating for more than 50 years.
9) College Hunks Hauling Junk http://www.1800junkusa.com/franchise
Ok.. Don't Laugh... But considering that I have a 100lb. Television that needs hauling and I can't lift it 1 single inch much less get it onto a dolly...and even if I did get the thing onto a dolly i'd have to some how bound it down a flight of stairs in my multi-storied apartment complex.... No Thanks!!!!!
Since I can't think of who else would get the job done....other than these guys.... then heck...no wonder this company is considered to be one of the fastest growing companies in America operating in nearly 20 different States in the U.S.A.
Since a portion of revenue is donated to College Scholarships it is a tough call to decide if they are a Small Cap company or a Mid-Cap.
8) Lewis Galoob Toys inc. www.hasbro.com
Wait Wait hear me out... I am not an idiot on this one... Hasbro bought them....
So.... The reason I list em here is because Hasbro COULD spin-off Galoob and make directly investing into the company that created the GAME GENIE as well as Pound Puppies, Star Wars Action Fleet, and Micro Machines possible.
Large Cap.... even without Hasbro.... They'd be a Large Cap business easy.
7) Bethesda Softworks http://www.bethsoft.com/
Since their parent company "Zenimax Media Company" is not investable.... There isn't even an indirect way to buy shares of a game company that litterally created the most popular and beloved Single Player, PC Computer Role Playing Game Franchise ever....
How can I possibly put words to the wonderment of owning shares of the ELDER SCROLLS Series developers??? Nevermind FALLOUT 3...... Feast your eyes on "ELDER SCROLLS ARENA" where it all began.... Oh and don't mention the dreaded "Battlespire" that no one bought or played.
P.S. Remember the out-of-the-box bug in the game DAGGERFALL which litterally made the game impossible to beat? They had to quickly issue a patch to the game just to make it possible to win cause one of the early Main Story Quests had a timelimit to complete it that was ridiculous.
But I digress!
6) ANDROID www.android.com
This is what start it all for the GOOGLE Phone... Without them there would be no GOOGLE phone. They made the operating system.... LucasFilm's DROID would not be possible if it weren't for Android offering their licensed operating system to them.
Hmm.... Which brings me to.....you guessed it....
5) LucasFilm Inc. http://www.lucasfilm.com/inside/
Do I need an explanation here? Just drool over their website and read the rest of this list.
I want to buy 1,000 shares of YODA....Please....Please....pretty...Please!!!
4) Wide Open West http://www1.wowway.com/
This is a rather small Cable Company operating in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana since 1996.
The main reason that separates WOW from a COMCAST is simple...
CUSTOMER SERVICE is #1! It is why I am willing to pay extra to remain a WOW customer.
3) PKSA Karate http://pksa.org/
Uhm only list this because seriously... a DOJO company with multiple franchises throughout Michigan, California, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and a fast fast growing franchise DOJO company at that.... Wouldn't it just be kinda weird but still cool to be investing in something as different as this?
I buy FSLR Solar Panels!!!!!! Oh yea??? I own shares of a Karate Dojo!!! They can Karate Chop your Solar Panels into thousands of pieces... so there!!!
Of course... There may be many other Franchise style DOJO Company's out there but I haven't seen them. This stuff still seems rather NEW-ish to me. Obviously.... Owning your own DOJO instead of FRANCHISING has its own advantages versus agreeing to do a Franchise DOJO.
Martial Arts instructors that don't like to join with the PKSA Franchise approach say that they charge too much money and it is tougher to earn money as a franchise versus as a DOJO owner.
But.... There's strength in numbers and the potential to start having Martial Arts Companies appear as Public Tradeable Stock Businesses can't happen if DOJO centers don't franchise.
2) Cold Stone Creamery http://www.coldstonecreamery.com/
Technically you CAN invest a little bit into this company by buying shares of their current partner (RMCF) Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Cold Stone agreed to partner with RMCF to do Co-Branded Stores in some locations.
But, ultimately, it is Spring/Summer time here and an ICE CREAM franchise has to make it to the top of the list! But not necessarilly #1.
So..... Drum Roll..... #1 most wanted "I wish they were a public stock" company is......
1) ZILDJIAN http://www.zildjian.com/EN-US/home.ad2
That's right!! Surprised??? They make Cymbols... and I vault them way above YODA...
Why? Cause this is what I consider to not just be the #1 in quality Cymbol developer but a company with tons and tons of charm.... From their iPhone App: Hit Hard!
Where you can bang on the Drums to try to mimick Aerosmith's Drummer Joey Kramer or play Freestyle Drums on your phone... What's not to love about that? Hey.. It is charm we are after here!
ZILDJIAN participates in indie band events such as SXSW (South By South West) and they regularly feature Artists on their website as they are visited by them frequently...
They go around College Campuses and host various events.... They even have events in Asia...
ZILDJIAN is bringing Drumming to the entire World right now!
Sorry.... I'm was a Percussionist / Drummer and once a Drummer....always a drummer...
Go ZILDJIAN!!! File those SEC Papers today for NASDAQ listing!