U.S. IRS Approved ITIN!

For the ebooks Smashwords sells or distributes of Canadians, the American Internal Revenue Service requires individuals/sole proprietors to secure an ITIN because of Canada’s treaty with the United States.

Then Smashwords requires the individual/sole proprietor to complete a W-8BEN in order their company to release payment to the individual/sole proprietor after they verify the ITIN and W-8BEN applications.

Much to learn, but thankfully, I love learning, growing, adapting … and of course, the idea of book sales high enough to be paid every quarter … so I’m grateful all of the paperwork will soon be in order.

Sweet!

Kaitlin

April 27, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

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Only After 7 Days and 3 Pledges …

STARTSOMEGOOD’s Start Strong policy means a project is not visible on their website when you type in a project’s name. Instead, it is only accessible when one clicks on the URL, in this case, https://www.startsomegood.com/charleschoice9112017, during the first 7 days and becomes visible if 3 pledges are received … so I’m sharing this information with you because I think otherwise the project may not seem real, when it definitely is.

If the required pledges in the first 7 days and/or if the total budget of 56,110 CAD are not received, no worries, the project will happen when it is the right time and at the right place, plus every day I learn and develop more. Right now fine tuning the play and working on the other books for the 9/11/2017 global initiative launch keeps me sufficiently challenged and productive, as does further personal and professional development.

Thank you for you interest and dropping by.

May respect fill your life and lead you back to love as it has me.

Best,

Kaitlin

April 27, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

 

 

New Book Review from a Married Woman Living in a Women’s Shelter to Escape Domestic Violence

Four years into a marriage, an increasing level of aggression from her husband scared her to the point she started packing her car with her belongings over a period of time … just in case.

The night came.

Afraid to go home, she was going to take refuge where she worked part-time because nobody would know as the building was deserted until the next afternoon, but a desperate phone call to a friend resulted in an invitation to spend the night, along with sharing a conversation with friends, who had experienced violence in their homes too,

Within a few days, she and her few belongings were provided a place to stay for two months and make plans because she was fleeing from a potentially dangerous environment.

Last week I gave the woman a copy of my book, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … the Getting Started version intended to speak directly to those feeling disrespected … devalued … made to feel less than … and her email back to me read, “Your book is terrific! Your book is opening many doors, particularly in the intro on page 7 Even those who reject us because we did not reflect them. Thank you for your words.”

J.S.

I’d say the book did the job it is intended to do, so I am greatly hoping for your support of the CHARLES CHOICE 9/11/2017 project I am raising funds for on the STARTSOMEGOOD platform so the play will be produced, filmed, and presented to get the Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle into homes, schools, and communities, locally and globally.

Just click below to pledge your support

https://www.startsomegood.com/charleschoice9112017

And thanks from all of us who have or are being convinced they are worth less than anyone else … because we are not … because everyone matters.

Wholeheartedly and Respectfully,

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

April 25, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

 

 

 

CHARLES CHOICE 9/11/2017 Project Budget for STARTSOMEGOOD Crowdfunding Campaign

Budget for https://www.startsomegood.com/charleschoice9112017 project campaign by Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

Please note no budget dollars are for me personally or professionally. Additionally, StartSomeGood only accepts pledges until the full amount is pledged … then SSG will process and release the project’s funding. Any overage will be used as described in the additional budget plan for overage up to 90k submitted to SSG when the project was submitted for authorization.

Sorry for the format, but experiencing problems with PDF conversion so this is a straight cut and paste from the Excel worksheet that is still readable though.

April 25, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier
CONNECTING THE DOTS … WITH THE RESPECT PRINCIPLE PRODUCTION OF CHARLES’ CHOICE
CHARLES’ CHOICE PRODUCTION BUDGET
CONTRACT TOTAL
INFORMATON NIGHT, READ/AUD, REHEARSALS PERIOD # HOURS HRLY RATE PROJECTED
Stephen Leacock Theatre Hourly Rental @ 16 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 64  $         43.01  $    2,752.64
   for 16 sessions 2 x’s a week between 5-7 pm
   Monday and Friday nights
Director’s Assistant/Stage Manager 16 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 64  $         25.00  $    1,600.00
Light/Sound Designer/Operator 16 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 64  $         25.00  $    1,600.00
1 of 3 Stand Ins/Back Up/Stage Hands 14 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 56  $         17.00  $       952.00
2 of 3 Stand Ins/Back Up/Stage Hands 14 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 56  $         17.00  $       952.00
3 of 3 Stand Ins/Back Up/Stage Hands 14 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 56  $         17.00  $       952.00
Cast … Charles, School Principal 14 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 56  $         17.00  $       952.00
Cast … TBA, Speaker 14 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 56  $         17.00  $       952.00
Cast … Stewart, Tall extroverted, aggressive teen boy 14 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 56  $         17.00  $       952.00
Cast … Graham, Short, quiet, introverted teen boy 14 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 56  $         17.00  $       952.00
Cast … Richard, Police Officer 14 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 56  $         17.00  $       952.00
Cast … Gillian, Richard’s Wife 14 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 56  $         17.00  $       952.00
Cast … Marissa, High school teacher 14 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 56  $         17.00  $       952.00
Cast … Trish, High school teacher 14 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 56  $         17.00  $       952.00
Cast … Auria, Teenage daughter of wealthy businessman 14 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 56  $         17.00  $       952.00
Cast … Tom, Auria’s father 14 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 56  $         17.00  $       952.00
Cast … Libby, Auria’s mother 14 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 56  $         17.00  $       952.00
Cast … Tania, Teenage girl 14 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 56  $         17.00  $       952.00
Cast … Annie, Teenage girl 14 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 56  $         17.00  $       952.00
Cast … Sonya, Teenage girl 14 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 56  $         17.00  $       952.00
Cast … Marilyn, Teenage girl 14 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 56  $         17.00  $       952.00
Cast … Angela, Social worker 14 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 56  $         17.00  $       952.00
Cast … Adam, Social worker 14 x 2 x a wk for 2 hrs ea 56  $         17.00  $       952.00
Make Up Artist (Two Rehearsals, March and Sept 11th) 2 x 2 4  $         25.00  $       100.00
Snacks for 16 weeks 2 x a week  $       200.00
PREPRODUCTION TOTAL 1316 25292.64
WORKSHOP PRODUCTION/FILMING DAY
   Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9-5 pm
Stephen Leacock Theatre Day Rental + HST 832.25+152.98+ HST Day/Night  $    1,113.31
Director’s Assistant/Stage Manager 7  $         25.00  $       175.00
Light/Sound Designer/Operator 7  $         25.00  $       175.00
1 of 3 Stand Ins/Back Up/Stage Hands 7  $         17.00  $       119.00
2 of 3 Stand Ins/Back Up/Stage Hands 7  $         17.00  $       119.00
3 of 3 Stand Ins/Back Up/Stage Hands 7  $         17.00  $       119.00
Cast … Charles, School Principal 7  $         17.00  $       119.00
Cast … TBA, Speaker 7  $         17.00  $       119.00
Cast … Stewart, Tall extroverted, aggressive teen boy 7  $         17.00  $       119.00
Cast … Graham, Short, quiet, introverted teen boy 7  $         17.00  $       119.00
Cast … Richard, Police Officer 7  $         17.00  $       119.00
Cast … Gillian, Richard’s Wife 7  $         17.00  $       119.00
Cast … Marissa, High school teacher 7  $         17.00  $       119.00
Cast … Trish, High school teacher 7  $         17.00  $       119.00
Cast … Auria, Teenage daughter of wealthy businessman 7  $         17.00  $       119.00
Cast … Tom, Auria’s father 7  $         17.00  $       119.00
Cast … Libby, Auria’s mother 7  $         17.00  $       119.00
Cast … Tania, Teenage girl 7  $         17.00  $       119.00
Cast … Annie, Teenage girl 7  $         17.00  $       119.00
Cast … Sonya, Teenage girl 7  $         17.00  $       119.00
Cast … Marilyn, Teenage girl 7  $         17.00  $       119.00
Cast … Angela, Social worker 7  $         17.00  $       119.00
Cast … Adam, Social worker 7  $         17.00  $       119.00
Make Up Artist 7  $         25.00  $       175.00
Videographers 1 Rehearsal, March 11, Sept 11  $              –  $    5,940.00
Light/Sound Designer/Operator 7  $         25.00  $       175.00
After Party Food and Beverages  $       350.00
Gifts … Long Sleeve T-Shirts (24 + 6 )X 48.00  $       240.00
Promotional Material Handouts for September 11, 2017  $         85.00
WORKSHOP PRODUCTION/FILMING PRESENTATION TOTAL 168  $    9,695.00
PUBLIC PRESENTATION DAY
   Monday night, September 11, 2017, 7:30 to 9 pm
Stephen Leacock Theatre Evening Rental + HST 832.25+152.98=985.23+ 13% HST Day/Night  $    1,113.31
Director’s Assistant/Stage Manager               3  $         25.00  $         75.00
Light/Sound Designer/Operator               3  $         25.00  $         75.00
1 of 3 Stand Ins/Back Up/Stage Hands               3  $         17.00  $         51.00
2 of 3 Stand Ins/Back Up/Stage Hands               3  $         17.00  $         51.00
3 of 3 Stand Ins/Back Up/Stage Hands               3  $         17.00  $         51.00
Cast … Charles, School Principal               3  $         17.00  $         51.00
Cast … TBA, Speaker               3  $         17.00  $         51.00
Cast … Stewart, Tall extroverted, aggressive teen boy               3  $         17.00  $         51.00
Cast … Graham, Short, quiet, introverted teen boy               3  $         17.00  $         51.00
Cast … Richard, Police Officer               3  $         17.00  $         51.00
Cast … Gillian, Richard’s Wife               3  $         17.00  $         51.00
Cast … Marissa, High school teacher               3  $         17.00  $         51.00
Cast … Trish, High school teacher               3  $         17.00  $         51.00
Cast … Auria, Teenage daughter of wealthy businessman               3  $         17.00  $         51.00
Cast … Tom, Auria’s father               3  $         17.00  $         51.00
Cast … Libby, Auria’s mother               3  $         17.00  $         51.00
Cast … Tania, Teenage girl               3  $         17.00  $         51.00
Cast … Annie, Teenage girl               3  $         17.00  $         51.00
Cast … Sonya, Teenage girl               3  $         17.00  $         51.00
Cast … Marilyn, Teenage girl               3  $         17.00  $         51.00
Cast … Angela, Social worker               3  $         17.00  $         51.00
Cast … Adam, Social worker               3  $         17.00  $         51.00
Make Up Artist (Two Rehearsals, March and Sept 11th)               3  $         25.00  $         75.00
Videographers See March 11 0  $              –  $              –
Light/Sound Designer/Operator               3  $         25.00  $         75.00
Ushers  6 people @ 3 hours each              18  $         15.00  $       270.00
 PrePresentation Snacks and Information Booth  $       500.00
Promotional Materials  $       350.00
DVD and Book Inventory  $    5,000.00
PUBLIC PRESENTATION TOTAL 90  $    8,553.31
OTHER EXPENSES
Director’s Assistant/Stage Manager Extra Hours 10  $         25.00  $       250.00
Insurance … 2 Million Liability Yearly  $    2,000.00
Advertising  $    3,000.00
OTHER EXPENSES TOTAL              10  $    5,250.00
Contingency 15% of Expenses  $    7,318.64
 TOTAL CHARLES’ CHOICE PROJECT COSTS         1,584  $   56,109.59

CHARLES’ CHOICE 9/11/2017 REWARDS for STARTSOMEGOOD Crowdfunding Campaign!!!

1. Personal “Thank You” by phone or email, minimum donation $10, unlimited available

2. Tote Bag, minimum donation $25.00, only 100 available

3. T-Shirt, minimum donation $50.00, only 50 available

4. Tote Bag and T-Shirt, minimum donation $100.00, only 50 available

5. Signed Tote Bag and Book, minimum donation $250.00, only 25 available

6. Signed Play Book and DVD, minimum donation $500.00, only 25 available

7. Name on DVD/film credits, minimum donation $1000.00, only 10 available

8. VIP invitation to 9/11/2017 public release/presentation, minimum donation $2500.00, only 3 available

9. 35 copies of the Book, Play, and DVD for classroom study, minimum donation $5000.00, only 3 available

10. Website and DVD/Film Credits, minimum donation $10000.00, unlimited

CLICK BELOW TO LEARN MORE, PLEDGE & SELECT YOUR REWARD BEFORE ITS GONE!!!

https://www.startsomegood.com.CHARLESCHOICE9112017

Thanks for your interest and support!

April 24, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

10 Important Things to Know About STARTSOMEGOOD Crowdfunding Campaigns for Projects

1.  Projects must be funded 100% of the budget before STARTSOMEGOOD will release all funds at the end of the project’s fundraising deadline.

2.  STARTSOMEGOOD collects money for the project using STRIPE, a company that allows donations to be received by credit card via the STARTSOMEGOOD website for the project.

3.  All projects must be approved by STARTSOMEGOOD before they can go “live” as CHARLES CHOICE 9/11/2017 just has.

4. In order for a project to stay visible on the STARTSOMEGOOD website, 3 pledges need to be received in first 3 days.

5.  All projects must create positive social change.

6.  Budget/Use of funds be coherent

7.  Projects are to be for a specific piece of work that occurs within a specified time frame.

8.  Projects are to do something unique such as challenging us to think in a new way

9.  Rewards are to be delivered in a reasonable amount of time after the funding is secured.

10.  Once initial funding target is reached, a second target number will be released with an explanation of how those funds will also be used.

Learn more at https://www.startsomegood.com

And check out CHARLES CHOICE 9/11/2017!

April 24, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

 

 

Tipping Point … What It Takes To Receive STARTSOMEGOOD Crowdfunding Funds for Project Campaigns

tip·ping point
noun
noun: tipping point; plural noun: tipping points
  1. the point at which a series of small changes or incidents becomes significant enough to cause a larger, more important change.
    Reference Google.com
    STARTSOMEGOOD crowdfunding platform uses a “tipping point” model for project fundraising, which means unless the target amount is reached, no money they collect from credit cards will be processed and paid to the project administrator.

    Learn more about the CHARLES CHOICE 9/11/2017 project campaign and its “Tipping Point” target by clicking the link below.

    https://www.startsomegood.com/CHARLESCHOICE9112017

    April 24, 2017

    Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016