first of all, i hope that i'm in the right section here - if the mods/admins feel the need to move my thread to JVs or somewhere else, please do so. after dabbling around in IM for the last few months, i'm starting to think a little bigger - to be more exact, a german IM network spanning half the eu (more or less). now you may ask - why exactly a network based on german-speaking countries? first of all, there isn't really one. IM people and a few companies here and there, but nothing serious. simply put, the market isn't oversaturated IM-wise like the US - now is the best time to overtake it secondly, IM methods specifially aimed at those countries. third, helping each other out in legal or tax matters. or think of the educational side: membership site(s), seminars, ebooks...most of that stuff is produced by and aimed at the US, leaving a huge market gap: target audiences who don't speak english, just think of all the stay-at-home mums or people who got laid off during the recession and want to get into IM. i'm not looking for minions to work for me here, i'm looking for partners - and that presumes at least a little bit of experience. specialists from every field are welcome, even ewhoring i didn't put this in the JV section because it's more of an idea than a business plan - and i'd also like to hear any opinions about the german/EU market here. so if you want to give me a piece of your mind about all this - here's the place for that.