Welcome to Project Starfish America
Note: This website is dedicated to provide information to blind/v.i job seekers. Business users are recommended to browse www.pSTARFISH.org
Project Starfish is a creative approach to bridge the unemployment gap that exists with blind professionals in the USA and worldwide. Perhaps 70 to 80% blind professionals have no extra source of income or employment. Project Starfish is a new socio-economic model that helps the blind/Visually Impaired learn, earn, grow and become employable thus reducing the gap! The reason Project Starfish is termed as a “socio-economic” model is the fact, the program creates new jobs that never existed before, which is then converted to jobs that blind professionals can execute. While it creates a business impact, it also creates a social impact at the same time, hand in hand. A perfect Win-Win , thus making it sustainable. No doubt its called a “socio-economic” model.
Project Starfish also is an opportunity platform that creates a business camaraderie between highly skilled blind people with start-ups/small businesses who need part time and affordable multi-skilled talent to grow their business. That is what we term as being inclusive. Our amazing training, mentorship, hands on business ramp up program and business engagement with mainstream businesses create the opportunity platform and business camaraderie that is key to creating highly employable professionals with blindness/v.i. Project Starfish assists unemployed yet talented blind learn, earn, grow consequently making them employable. In short : walk in with a half-page resume and no experience and walk out in 6 months with 6 pages of resume, business experience, recommendations, remuneration and biggest of all the confidence to be employable.
Project Starfish is also a worldwide movement! With unemployment rates so high, a different professional movement is needed to solve the problem. There has been amazing progress in the last 6 months, and we believe we maybe able to bridge the unemployment gap significantly by scaling this model throughout the United States and worldwide. 80% of our existing 30 members have made an income/engaged with mainstream business. The model is scalable, repeatable, predictable, on demand and results driven. Our members do not need to travel and can achieve everything needed to be employable just by using a telephone, internet and the computer. Everyone works from home. We now exist in over 10 countries. Starting from USA, Canada, we have spread into Europe, Australia, India, Africa, Malaysia etc.
For more Information, below are two sections. The first, Section A, provides a brief synopsis about Project Starfish. Consider that to be a 2 minute simple overview of the details. Section B has details and several links which are available from the Menu as well. If you are ambitious, talented, want to learn, earn, grow professionally and want to become employable, this is the professional atmosphere for you. We do not charge money, we do not seek money, or handouts or charity for the time being. The Founders train the members, and fund the program themselves because they are passionate about making a difference. However Project Starfish selects members very carefully to ensure they have the attitude and the passion. We don’t like complainers, crude behavior, people who have too much judgement and critics. Please stay out. If you don’t have the passion for making a difference to the world, yourself and others in your community, chances are no one will ever employ you.
One last part : Please note, we only bring those with IT and computer skills. You should have a computer, internet and phone and should be well versed with office and communications software. Sorry, we are not a IT training platform for new users. You will need to get that training somewhere else.
*Start of Section A:Brief Synopsis About Project Starfish:*
Project Starfish America aims to offer a new type of opportunity; a socio-economic platform for talented individuals who are blind or have other disabilities, seeking to learn, be productive, make money, raise awareness and be employable. Participants in Project Starfish work virtually from home via phone, Internet, and Skype, and can be based anywhere in the United States and anywhere in the world. By joining, you can be part of a talent pool of business consultants/members.
Project Starfish offers a variety of hands on opportunities, allowing its consultants to learn. They not only discover how to focus on their best skills as well as learn additional ones, but they also learn to work together as a collaborative team, giving them a feeling of working in an office. As you start to sharpen your skills and business perspective, you are pooled into what is known as a shared service. In order to define this concept, think about a number of skilled resources which can be shared among multiple businesses. In this way, one consultant can provide marketing strategy to a business, another helps to design and set up their website and a third can develop the business’s social media presence. The same talent can work with multiple businesses as a freelancer generating multiple income. It is up to the businesses to determine what kind of talent they need, and money is paid to the individual directly for the part time hours worked! Project Starfish does not accept any money, and is privately funded by the Founders, Subhashish (better known as Subs , pronounced Soobs or Subes or Suubs) and Soumita Acharya , a husband-wife team based out of Boston , Massachusetts.
As you may know, small businesses and startups are America’s biggest employer. They either are not aware or cannot afford the right resources. Businesses work and collaborate with the talented blind via the Project Starfish platform and can get the work done at an affordable cost because the same resource can be used by multiple companies. This is exactly what small businesses need because cash flow is their biggest challenge. This combination creates a win-win camaraderie between blind people and businesses! The aim of this is to create work experience, not employment. The moment one has the work experience and the references, it just makes it easy to become employable and create opportunities for themselves.
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*Start of Section B – Details about Project Starfish:*
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8. What have we achieved so far? What accolades have we received? What are people saying about us in general?
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