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This idea has been fomenting in my mind and all the details have finally jelled into an idea worthy of writing about.I've travelled extensively all over Europe and the Middle East and the one thing that is common among almost every place I've been is the youth hostel.It's basically a big bunk house where young people tend to stop at…

I just came across this auction. It's a new product this guy came up with over in the UK. It's called "pokia." It actually works. You can leave your cell phone in your pocket and use this old fashioned handset to talk with. I'm a real geek when it comes to cool techie stuff. So, of course, I'm in love.…

As an entrepreneur, you're charged with creating value in exchange for money. It's my mantra... it's what I wake up everyday repeating and it's what I go to bed thinking about.Let me give you an example of what I'm talking about.Take a landscape company for instance. There's not much in the way of the actual work to be done wherein…

WARNING! Off-topic political statement. Not for the faint of Democrat heart.http://www.demsextrememakeover.com/Specifically, the "Kerry Iraq Documentary" link.Unlike Michael Moore's Fictionmentary, this one just takes clips of Kerry himself and reveals EXACTLY the type of person he is. There's hardly any dialogue but his own. When you speak and comment based on what you think your political base wants to hear one…

Update: We no longer employ painters through the mail or locally. Sorry. Please disregard any mention of that in this post. As you might know, my main business is a collectible business. We manufacture, wholesale and retail resin figurines. Mainly holiday related ones like Santas and such. We sell these through stores across the nation as well as direct to…

I'm really lucky that my wife is as supportive as she is in my entrepreneurial endeavors. However, it wasn't always like that.When I met her over 8 years ago, she was like so many other Americans. She was taught from childhood that the only acceptable path to success was getting an education, finding a job and spending the rest of…

I'm in the business of making stuff out of resin. So businesses like this come to me all the time.Visit your local funeral homes and strike up a deal with them to make grave markers for their customers. What you'll be doing is providing/making grave markers for the lower income families the funeral home may be talking to. Markers can…

Here's a task to get your entrepreneurial juices flowing.Visit this link and take a look at the picture. Now send me your ideas on how to make money with the Segway as the basis of your business. Doesn't have to be with golf... ANY idea is acceptable. I'll post the best ideas on the site here with a link to…

I know this blog is my avenue through which I share with you my ideas on business ideas and such. But there comes a time when I just have to let loose on political/social topics. Here's one I couldn't let pass without commenting.Are you voting Democrat this November?Please take a look at this webpage:http://store.yahoo.com/ppfastore/ihadabt.htmlRemember, this is a major plank in…

Web hosting is so cheap now. Why not provide mirror services for small businesses?Allow me to explain. There are literally millions of small business websites out there. Most of the time they are on limited budgets so are more times than not hosting their sites with inexpensive web hosting companies. You can get hosting now for as little as $3…

In a previous post, I mentioned a magazine that anyone interested in affiliate programs should read. If you're interested in getting a free issue of that magazine, Revenue Today, send me your name and mailing address and I'll get one sent to you for free. I have to receive your request before July 31st, 2004 however. Also, put "Revenue Today"…

Google and Overture's localized keyword programs have created a TON of opportunity for those of us who are even somewhat knowledgeable about the web.This can be done for a myriad of different industries, but I'll use auto mechanic as an example.Call around to all your local mechanic outfits and introduce yourself as a new service that will bring them business.…

I sometimes have what I call "Blog Block." It occurs when I have so much information and ideas going through my head that I can't commit to writing about a particular idea and so I don't blog at all. I have so much to write about but I don't want to spill it all out at once. Not to mention…

WARNING! My conservative tendencies will be revealed in spades during this post. If you are a liberal (God love ya) you may want to go find a religious image to ban or a tree to hug, or something else that makes you FEEL good. :-) Okay... you're still here. Great. Let's go. I just came across an interesting affiliate program.…

Three years ago, right after I launched Great American Collectibles, I signed up for Xerox's free color printer program. They send you a free color laser printer and all you have to do is print a certain amount of pages each month and buy the ink replacement from them. If you go below your "minimum" usage per month they assess…

Many of my ideas surround the wireless broadband industry since I spend so much of my time thinking about wireless technology.I recently hit upon a really cool idea.If you took out an advertisement in your local paper that said something like:Free Broadband Internet to all [Insert Your Town Here] ResidentsVisit www.blahblahblah.com for more info.Do you think you'd get some traffic…

I use a small, external hard drive to backup my work computer files to and once a week (in theory) I bring it home to hook it up to my home computer and I download the newly backed up info to my home computer. This way, regardless of which computer goes down, I have the same info in three different…

As much as it pains me to realize this, I'm not the only biz opp genius in the world. (Ha!)Here's one that is sure to get some of you to thinking. But I think the money in this idea is building an online application that can bring all these customers together here in the US. The one linked above is…

I thought you might be interested in a new trend in Europe. It's automated and cheap, no frills, cinema going. For about $3, you can go to see a movie but you have to book your ticket online and there are no refreshments... etc. It's all automated.If these pop up here in the USA, my upscale cinema business is even…

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have received some mind-blowing info regarding a major online player. That player is Amazon. I should say this... please don't go out and blow your life savings on Amazon.com stock based solely on this information as it is NOT confirmed and I have absolutely no direct evidence that it's true. All I…

So much of our lives are lived within the relative safety of risk-free decision making. By and large, we hold a 9 to 5 job which assures us a paycheck every two weeks and some sort of health insurance. We have a barbecue now and again. Essentially, we live a safe yet boring life.Let's say you were to die tomorrow.…

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