Good afternoon All,
Hello to all I hope you are all well! This is my first post here and so I guess this is a little introduction from myself and a couple of questions. I hope this post isn’t too long and if miss-placed please advise the best area to post in…many thanks
My name is JP, I am a uni motorsport graduate of 8 years, motorsport lecturer at college level 2-3 and motorsport technician. From my collective experiences I have been developing a concept and website to support the next generation of motorsport professionals in many ways, it’s a very exciting project! There is to date no other platform in place to support this growing industry.
I released the first website, Student Motorsport ).co.uk) a basic platform in 2011 to illustrate the things I have been doing to support young people and give a taste of what is to come in the future. The next website I have been developing with minimal support and some paid work due to lack of funding to date encapsulates all of the ‘.co.uk’ website and more.
My new website the ‘com’ is to be released in the coming days/weeks and includes new features with a membership system, account and profile with access to resources, projects and opportunities.
Who will it support:
Student Motorsport will support the next generation of automotive, motorsport and engineering students. I also intend to work with NEET people and school pupils to support the younger generation and underprivileged or those at risk. The site is essentially there to solve a handful of the inherent problems there are out the with students and young people studying motorsport and entering into the motorsport industry with limited support, experience and skills.
I have progressed to the point in the company and website development and my personal journey that I really need to focus on securing funding and developing this into a viable business. I have gained massive interest through my activities in motorsport, teaching and through online marketing and social media. The first way I intend to monetise the site is through a 4 tier membership system or areas which are students, graduates, educators and professionals. I have already secured many of these to set the site going from live. I am also working collaboratively with a few institutions and professionals/organisations which will be working with me to support our members with resources, advice, events, workshops, experiences and recruitment and discounts and services through the site.
I am wondering where to check my terms and conditions or what I should have in place at this stage…who do you turn to for support in this area? A legal company, online websites or other professional bodies?
I am looking to start funding support…does anyone have any advice on funding for a ‘good cause’ company (share by guarantee)?
I would like to start looking for support or volunteers in social media management, forums, content and business development.
What measures/strategy should I take to protect my idea/developments?
I look forward to hearing from anyone and welcoming any support and involvement.