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Cascade

Cascade video - coming

A Cascade is a network of businesses supporting one another. Not only business owners supporting their neighbors but the actual business relying on and being relied upon one another by design.

The premise of building a Cascade within your community is: “to start one business for the purpose of starting the next, which in turn, supports the previous”.

Activate Us began it’s Cascade in 2019 and has since grown to multiple businesses in multiple locations, each business and location complimenting the others.

Skid Markz

Skid Markz was the first business practicing all aspects of The BRIDGE. We knew that after two years of theorizing The BRIDGE model we needed to put it into action, to either prove or disprove the theory.

Now, two years later, we have two successful locations and are happy to report: The BRIDGE works! 

Sikd Markz is a replicable business model and is great for anyone who has 1) begun practicing The BRIDGE and 2) would like to produce sustainable wood products by cleaning up their community.

Monkey Wrenches

Monkey Wrenches is the second business in Activate Us’ Cascade. Like many of our projects it had begun years ago, just waiting for the right time to emerge.

Monkey Wrenches and Skid Markz support one another quite subtly; Skid Markz builds the wooden displays the book is sold from.

Skid Markz supports Monkey Wrenches by providing wooden book displays. It’s a subtle connection that supports both businesses yet allows both to thrive independently

Monkey Wrenches is sold in local shops only, and is distributed by local residents. Details on this distributor model are in the video.

Similar to the Skid Markz business model, distributing Monkey Wrenches may be a great business for your community to include (or begin) your Cascade.

While our Store Page is under construction you may purchase a copy from the Print-On-Demand company we work with.

Training Workbook

Our Training Program naturally emerged from the combination of having learned book publishing during the Monkey Wrenches project and a rising demand from those wanting to learn The BRIDGE more in depth.

We’d love to see many communities sharing their experience practicing The BRIDGE, but for now, since Activate Us did develop the model and are the furthest along the bridge we have created this workbook to help others on their journey. 

The Training Program supports our other businesses by showing communities how they may begin their own Cascade, of which Skid Markz and Monkey Wrenches distribution may be apart of.

The Training Workbook helps in three areas: 1) for individuals to better learn specific aspects of The BRIDGE and connect dots between them,  2) for individuals to explore and integrate their motivation to evolve society, 3) for teams (communities) to practice collaborative skills which can be applied to the businesses they initiate.

Once you have completed the training Workbook feel free to message us about participating in the B-Team, where other communities practicing The BRIDGE exchange ideas, successes and challenges.

Visit our Store Page to purchase a copy

AUM (Activate Us Merchandise)

Our fourth business is called AUM (Activate Us Merchandise). It is an online shop selling a range of item from coffee mugs and notebooks to hoodies and ball caps.

We use a print-on-demand service where we upload our original (often thought provoking) artwork and select products we’d like to offer while they print and ship these items only when an order comes in. This process keeps waste to a minimum and allows both parties to focus on what they do best.

Products we chosen to offer are quality, socially and ecologically conscious, and designed by the Activate Us team. If you want a solid product and want to support our work, this is a great option.

Browse through fun items on our Store Page.

If you decide you’d like to purchase from one of our businesses…Thank You!

This little video outlines the route your money takes. Rather than financial contributions going directly to pay our personal expenses, this routing assures

  • your money helps actively practice The BRIDGE which further refines and shares the model
  • we are incentivized to use the money wisely because it’s the success of our business that pay us
  • your contribution is leveraged to the max!