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I've discovered a pretty cool service wherein you can create a "fundable group" and then invite people to join the group. If the group gets enough people to join, it is automatically "funded" at the end of the preset period of time. If it doesn't get enough people to join within the preset time frame (set by the person that…

I've finally gotten around to commercializing an idea I wrote about a while back having to do with Post-itŪ Notes. I've done some experimenting and have found amazing results advertising a special to my customers via a custom printed 3" x 3" post-it note. I recently sent out our new catalog for Great American Collectibles. Here's the post-it note (left)…

In 1936, after 5 years of hardly any business to speak of, a drug store owner in Wall, SD got an idea. (I guess it was his wife’s idea.) He went out to I-90, the major highway that went by Wall, and put up a billboard offering free ice water at their drug store in town. The rest is history.…

I was minding my own business, driving home this afternoon from the post office and I noticed a huge pick-up truck next to me. It was obvious he was an artist from the text on the side of his truck and the big website URL emblazoned on the tailgate. But what was really remarkable and what actually caught my eye…

If you aren't using a personal video recorder (PVR), you're either too poor to buy one (which is fine, just keep reading my blog and perhaps we can get your income up) or you are purposely living in the stone age, for whatever reason.As you may or may not know, TiVo has become synonymous with the PVR industry. You're not…

I love what Salesprocessdiva had to say about specializing or as she says it, "being first in your category."Be the first in your category. If you can't be first, create a new subcategory in which you can be first. For example, who was the first person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean? Lindbergh, of course. Who was the second? No…

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