SmartCash street Team is a group of four graduates who are cryptocurrency enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and students activist who have seen the benefits that SmartCash offer to their community and for that matter ready to take extensive actions to liberate their people from their economic woes through cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.We have realize that, before people will start using their SmartCash, businesses must be already accepting them as medium of exchange. In this project there is no TV shows, radio discussions or social media advertisements. We are going boot for boot that is one-on-one with the businesses by teaching, educating and convincing them on the need to accept SmartCash as medium of exchange. The project recognized the need to expand utility and maintain circulation for SmartCash as a means of enabling diffusion and usage thereby creating value. We intend to embark on a one-on-one meetups with business associations, hawkers, consultancy firms and commercial shops to provide opportunity for SmartCash holders to spend on goods and services. This will enable the integration of both micro and macro businesses into SmartCash merchandise for day-by-day use.
There are only a few businesses in Ghana that accepts SmartCash as a medium of exchange. The lack of businesses accepting SmartCash is holding back SmartCash users from trading with it despite the increment of SmartCash usability in Ghana.
Our solution has to do with equiping the operators of business and market traders to accept SmartCash as a means of payment for goods and services. The reason being that, until a number of businesses begin to accept SmartCash as a means of payment, people won’t start using their SmartCash. our solution aim at targeting small scale businesses, large Scale businesses organization corporate bodies and/or trade unions across the country with immediate target of the industrial regions of Ghana; Greater Accra. This will eventually make it more accessible for people to get their SmartCash spent and of course it will attract newbies and in the long run augment SmartCash user base and eventually making smartCash a cryptocurrency with utility in Ghana.
How we will do it;
Operation 15:15 per day. Under this operation the SmartCash street team will visit 15 businesses, organizations, corporate bodies and/or group of people to teach, educate and motivate them on the need to accept or incorporate SmartCash in their day to day activities for 15 minutes per 15 businesses each day for the period of one month excluding weekends. During this period, a design brochure with comprehensive knowledge about SmartCash in it will be given to businesses that we visit. Again, all businesses who decide to accept SmartCash will be listed on smartcash merchant directory.(fine.SmartCash.com) SmartCash POS in a form of printed SmartCash QR codes will be designed to be place on the front desk of businesses accepting SmartCash, " smartcash accepted here stickers "will be used where necessary.
In Ghana, almost all businesses and professions have associations that we will collaborate with them.
Partnership with Associations: In the case of spreading SmartCash among businesses and workable oriented people, we plan to team up with the association they have formed to spread information at their event and meetings, that is, We will be doing presentations to their audience
and members and have an inquiry desk at their event were people could come for more information. We as SmartCash street team is currently speaking to Ghana Association of Social Workers( GASOW) gasow.org.
(Social Work since the 1940s ranks as one of the early professions in Ghana and has since been entrenched into the social structure of the Ghanaian society. Social work promotes social change and the liberation of individuals and groups to enhance wellbeing, utilizing theories of human behavior and social systems and relying heavily on the principles of human rights and social justice). Another association of focus is Ghana industries (agighana.com). However we aim to go into negotiations with three more associations to have presentation about SmartCash at their events. They are: Humanist Association of Ghana (ghanahumanist.org), Small scale businesses Association of Ghana and National Union of Ghana students(nugsonline.gh.com)
Listed on the brochure we will be sharing during our operation 15:15 per day is the venue and date for our megga conference dubbed
SmartCash businesses conference/summit. After a month of activities we will crown it with a conference. At this conference, all businesses that we were able to speak to and those we couldn’t speak to will be invited to discuss matters concerning blockchain and SmartCash. Some of the topics to be discuss are:
1.Role of businesses in the process of mass adoption of cryptocurrency(smartcash) in Ghana
2. A talk about smartcard and how to use them and the Pos that will be suitable for owners looking at the type of business they operate
3. How to encourage and motivate people/customers to use SmartCash as a business owner
4. How to deal with volatility as a business accepting SmartCash
5.Finally, the benefits you gain as a business owner when you get into SmartCash and the benefit attached to your business listed on fine.SmartCash.com
- To Visit 15 business per day excluding weekends,
- Listing at least 20 businesses accepting SmartCash as medium of exchange on smartCash merchant directory every week, that is, on fine.SmartCash.com,
- To let individuals, groups and/or companies come into direct contact with SmartCash through our exclusive informative brochures of Smartcash, and Speak and present SmartCash to more than 2,000 people using our partnership program with other associations.
2,000 is our target. However each association has over 3,000 memebers.
- Motivating, encouraging and equipping businesses and business owners on the need to accept SmartCash as medium of exchange
- Creating or downloading of smartcash wallets is also part of our goals. Creating of 2,000 wallets at the end of the project is our target. However we will be happy if we are able to surpass this threshold.
Return of Investment(ROI)
Firstly, 15 businesses everyday, 20 or more listed on SmartCash merchant directory every week. With this please let’s do some calculation. 15 businesses x 5days = 75 businesses visited every week meaning 300 businesses will be visited at the end of the project, which is one month. Again take your calculater 20 businesses listed on fine.smartcash.com merchant directory every week. With this at least 20 businesses a week and at least 80 businesses a month will be listed on SmartCash merchant directory at the end of the project which is one month.
Secondly, 2,000 brochures will be printed to share during the period of our project meaning 2,000 people will get direct contact with SmartCash at the end of the project.
Moreover, businesses will start accepting smartcash as a medium of exchange and People will get places to spend their SmartCash making SmartCash a cryptocurrency with utility and usage which will eventually aid the mass adoption in Ghana.
This project will be executed for one month which is 31 days in the capital of Ghana, Accra. Greater Accra was chosen due to it industrial nature and it been the capital city of Ghana where most big companies and businesses are situated.
Now that you know what the SmartCash street team have to offer the SmartCash community, we know you are curious to know the team members behind this great project
Kingford yankson on discord as @yankdiary
Economics and political science graduate from University of Ghana, Legon. A professional teacher(National service), public speaker, cryptocurrency enthusiasts and a libertarian (team leader)
Graduate from university of education winneba. A professional teacher who holds degree in communication skills cryptocurrency enthusiasts and libertarian (Team Public relation officer)
Nana jerry Huggo
Graphic designer and have degree in marketing University of Science and Technology, Kumasi ( team member)
George Pro. Official DASH ambassador for Ghana. Has organized several conferences, radio talk show, meet- ups, TV talk show among others. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts since 2016 now working on a project building a Dashy Africa.
Transportation within the region= $950
Brochure $1.5×2000= $3,000
Team salary $300×3= $900
Conference room with projector and sound system= $480
T-shirt = $300
Giveaways = $300
Photograph service= $230
SmartCash accepted here stickers =$150
Plastic QR code pos $2×200= $400
Banner and roll up banner for our inquiry desk = $210