After some scouting last night, settled on a station in Ourselaurt (or however you spell it). Spent 8 million of hard earned profit on a station rent for 30 days. And therefore we have corp hangers. Spent out on a Iteron BPO, and produced the corps first hauler, the "Itsy Bitsy mk1". This was carefully flown out to Ours to populate the main hanger in 2 fully loaded ~5000m3 trips. Downsides are production is expensive in this stn, but slots are available (even though not cheap). This means only higher margin items should be produced here.
Introducing a new member to the corp is hard... for one, you can be scammed, so limiting access for new players, is unfortunatly a reality of the hard nosed EVE world of commerce.
Luckily however, in this case, I know my 1st corp member IRL. We work for same company in different geographic region, and he started playing using a buddy code I gave him. He's addicted now, and is paying for 1st month of his account as of er today.
Overall though as a corp we're not going to take on "trial" accounts as a hard rule. We'll help new players, yes, but to actually invite to the corp will require a paid acct.
Something new I noted in the patch... now the orders screen shows a total value of sell orders. So right now, on market, I know I have 39m ISK's worth of items for sale : In production is another ~20m, and I have 12m outstanding on buy-orders - along with a mineral stockpile worth ~15m. The spending of a total of 20m yesterday hurt corp reserves - but we should make it back within a couple of days and be back on track. The constant buying and investing in BPO's is what costs the corp currently the most cash apart from skill books...
A question - I know its possible... how do you organise a corps Science/Industry hangers to allow members to produce items without being able to nick BP's (with an already ~100m of BPO's this is essential)? Am I right in you grant query access, but not take to this division? - where do minerals & the lab costs go? This is for future growth as theres only one industrialist in the corp currently.