"HEADS UP HEAD GEAR BY INSPIRIT ARTS"
This is the business name Robert Bedford and Shanecka Bedford formerly used on their facebook fan page. They have since dropped Inspirit Arts from their name, and also dropped the truth about their Inspirit Arts micro-franchise. The Bedfords now claim that the business model they learned through Inspirit Arts Vendor Academy was a creation of their own. Hard to believe, huh?
IT WAS REVEALED DURING A PRE-TRIBUNAL MEDIATION SESSION that Shanecka Bedford and Robert Bedford of claim that THEY are the creators of my headwrap vendor business model they are now using and showcasing on this fan page.
IS IT COMMON FOR SWINDLERS to claim they invented something in order to break agreements and avoid having to pay the true inventors for it?
Robert said very clearly during mediation that he doesn’t owe me anything for the business model because he’s not using my business model. I was so shocked, I almost fell off the chair. I call that stealing. What do you call it?
WRITTEN AGREEMENT VS SIGNED CONTRACT. People wonder why I had an agreement written up, but didn’t have Robert Bedford sign it. My long term business relationships are often based on mutual understanding, honesty and trust. Integrity and ethics are very important to me, so I often give somebody a long rope to see if he uses it to pull people up, or hang himself. Agreements are easier for unscrupulous, greedy and dishonest people to break and walk away from. The upside is that I’m not bound to that undesirable person anymore either. In my experience, trustworthy people can be trusted with a written agreement and untrustworthy people reveal themselves very quickly.
LEGAL VS MORAL Ironically, the law of this land has legal ways you can steal a business model. Since it’s really a moral issue, I prefer an African based tribunal to intervene. There might not be legal consequences of stealing my business, but their are definitely spiritual and social consequences. The ancestors are always watching. Kharma is alive and well….. And so is shame.
DO THE BEDFORDS EXPECT PEOPLE TO FORGET my history and experience. http://www.inspiritartsacademy.com/about.html I started Inspirit Arts in 1982, and I started developing the headwrap vendor method 20 years ago. The Bedford vending booth is a duplication of mine with the same slight variations from show to show as mine. Any dummy can see that.
Robert has a moral obligation to stick to our duplication licensing agreement. http://www.inspiritartsacademy.com/duplicate-our-brand.html
I never had a business agreement with Shanecka, however she suffers the same fate for telling the same untrue stories. Shanecka was on Robert's vending team, but she was never formally my apprentice or distributor. I've told Shanecka multiple times via email that she is misinformed and uninformed about my agreement with her husband. That's my polite way of saying that Robert has _____ to her.
WHO WOULD BELIEVE THAT THE BEDFORDS designed the business model without me?
Last year, Robert told me that he had never headwrapped before taking my Headwrapping for Entrepreneurs 101 class. Compare that to my experience wrapping since I was 9 and living 18 years in Africa. It's obvious that Robert did not design the headwrap vendor method. Robert signed up as an Inspirit Arts apprentice to learn this turn key headwrap vendor method from me. I gave him and his relatives on the job training in my booth and taught them everything about the “The Inspirit Arts Headwrap Vendor Method”. That’s how they got so successful so quickly.
Prior learning from me, they had illegal kitchen hobby businesses that did not show any profit, but showed the extent of their measly business acumen. They have never developed a successful business model. They just copied mine.
HOW DELUSIONAL ARE THEY? Do the Bedfords expect people to believe their fantasy? During mediation, I asked Shanecka three specific questions and sure enough she claims that they made up the product line, the booth display, and the sales scripts.
MY RESPONSE DURING MEDIATION was “How can you deny that I created this business model. You’ve just wiped out 20 years of my life’s work.” The presiding elder interrupted saying “Well in 20 years, they can say the same thing back to you”. That’s when I knew his bias towards the Bedfords was beyond reason.
WHY WOULD A WISE ELDER SAY such a nonsensical thing? My guess is that small afro centric organizations are so desperate for people to participate in their programs, that they will turn a blind eye to defend and hold on to active members like the Bedfords. When the elder asked me why I called him biased, I responded that he had drawn conclusion despite only hearing half my story and refused to let me even state my list of accusations. That’s when he gave me 5 minutes to wrap it all up. Since it was obvious that I wouldn’t be heard, I picked up my bags, opened the door, and took one step out when I heard the elder shout to my back “Get out of my office!” So much for a wise mediator. Maybe he was just tired. He said he was having a bad health day.
Maybe I need to start over and recruit a business savvy panel of elders for the tribunal.
ANYBODY INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING?
Besides being fun and stimulating, participating in tribunals is a wonderful way to enrich the community with an Afrocentric system for holding people accountable for their social crimes. Young people need to be given such examples. We all know that western courts have nothing to do with truth.