@ The third stage of my life
as business consultant
Capital of 10 million yen spent so soon
I had a rental room office in Hiroshima city some six months ahead of the firm establishment. My real intention was to have my office in the home, so called SOHO, meaning small office-home office.
However, in the corner of my heart was a sort of face or honor as a man who has a personal history of 32-year top management, which made me dare to get it in the mid city as a satellite office.
The monthly rent of the office was pretty high. Being away from home some 30-kilometer, the fuel cost for car, Taurus Ford, cost much and taking much time. Furthermore, I spent three or four million yen for my investigation trip to the States. The capital of ten million yen was almost gone out, making me feel not at ease.
The office which I called gSatellite officeh, however, was very good and played its function pretty good. Many people came and dropped in I was given some business chances.
As a business consultant, I tried my best to make self enlightenment all cost. The book cabinet became full with books bought and the desk with a word processor and a computer. It looked like a cockpit. It was the result of much investment.
To tell the truth, the sum of 10 million yen for the capital is something that I was given, I said to myself, as a compensation for my effort and work of 46-year in the first and second stage of my life. It even took it for granted that it was like a gift given by God.
In the meantime, a business chance came to me from a group of companies in my living area, which deals with the trucking and the industrial waste disposing and sailing businesses, similar to the one I have built in my former business. I could utilize what I got and learned in the past This could pay a part of the minimum cost of the office, for which I was really happy.
Another chance came from a trucking company in Osaka, which has some four hundreds trucks under the special contract with the drivers very similar to that of the owner-operator system, which is not legally authorized in this country.
My main task is to give the safety education to the drivers and good understanding of the system to make them contented to the system. Three times a month with Shinkansen, bullet train, for my lectures. They are said to be with more than a thousand trucks now.