Key elements to make a vital gate financially sustainable:
- More flexibility with rules and guidelines. For instance not making morning activations compulsory, relaxing with things like music and being overall friendlier and more welcoming
- No longer taking responsibility for food – Shopping and food preparation is now everyone’s responsibility – Everyone contributes financially to it to a certain extent – I no longer say in the conditions that breakfast and lunch are provided.
- No more unlimited coaching
- People pay to come for activations which gives higher value to residents.
The key element is that you might give away too much.
Taking responsibility for food and shopping is the element that might cost too much energy and money.
Relax into it.
Commercializing VITAL GATE is an option.
I can see many options and possibilities.
I need guidance and clarity with that over the next few days and weeks.