I was very happy with the community that had grown at the Traders Cooperative board on InvestorsHUB. Personally IHUB has become a second home for me and I have made many friends there. However, once I sold my hardware business and began helping some friends and family in supervising their investment portfolios, my vision for this community began to develop. In January 2010 my stepson, Damian Smith, joined me to help manage these accounts. We are also going to start a Limited Liability Investment Fund/Club projected for startup hopefully sometime in the first half of 2010. We have several ideas we are working on to build a premium focused investment community. Starting our own site offered us better flexibility in meeting our goals and better communication within our community.