If a benefactor were to offer their support to the company (similar to the Shadgard Farming and Ranching Association) then what Dylan would ask for is a 20% reduction in consignment fees at the marketplace for members of the union. This would hopefully encourage members to add more goods for sale to the market.Speaking to Hoss, you explain, "The union'll be open to any folk that work with metal: miners, metallurgists, prospectors, and smiths. I got this idea that I'd pay miners above-market prices for metal, and other folk could buy ingots from the union supply. That way folks'd always be able to earn wages and practice their craft."
The OOC reason for founding this company is that, right now, it seems difficult for PCs to earn a living just from mining. The company would help with that by paying miners for metal, which would in turn be made available to members of the union at cost. I'd like to get everyone else's input on the company idea, though.