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I'm sure we've all heard of the immigrant story. How a family of immigrants come from another country, all live in a one bedroom apartment, get menial jobs, save, open a business of their own, all of them work hard while continuing to scrimp... etc, etc.As native Americans (I mean those of us born here, not the indigenous variety) we…

With the explosion of online purchasing, this means there are plenty of packages coming to people's doors with no one home to accept them.Why not become a local private postal delivery person? What you would do is provide your clients a "shipping" address that they can input when they order something to be shipped to them. That shipping address is…

This is a great article about the widsom of staying put in Iraq for now. It's written by a classics professor and military historian. He gives a really good perspective on the Iraq war as compared to other wars in the past.

I just read over at Greedy Girl that Amazon is giving unadvertised discounts to their customers who they know (by way of cookies) are using their new search engine, A9, on a regular basis. It's not much, but it's enough to make people start talking about it, which, in turn, drives more traffic to their search engine. In my opinion,…

About.com has an article with some great entrepreneur quotes. Some of my favorites:"An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he'll quickly learn how to chew it.- Roy Ash, co-founder of Litton Industries"Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming."- Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Enterprises"I never perfected an invention that I…

I came across a blog this morning. She's a lifelong Democrat and she basically goes off. But I think it's a good read for my Democrat readers out there who may be one of those seemingly millions of Americans who seem to hate Bush for some reason.If you have a couple minutes, read her latest post and the over 100…

Sorry... been away longer than ususal from blogging. I have been moving not only my home but my office as well. All at the same time and still trying to get work done in the process. What a nightmare.This latest business idea of mine came to me during my move. My glasses broke a few days back. They were over…

I woke up this morning to what I expected, major earthquake activity. I went to bed last night convinced that the activity would happen in the next 24 hours and I was right. There were two sizeable quakes in Japan only 5 hours apart. They were even announced on Drudge's news page, which is pretty much the litmus test for…

Hopefully, you've been reading my blog now for a while and you have come to realize that I'm reasonably sane, lucid and not prone to going off the deep end. :-)With that said, I have given a lot of thought to this entry before posting it. Only because I don't want my readers to think I'm loopy. But, based on…

I read probably 50 blogs on a regular basis. I'm an info junky, mainly because the more info I get into my brain, the more business concepts and ideas I can generate from all the info.Today I was reading instapundit. Glenn Reynold's (Mr. Instapundit) link to fundrace.org's map of contributions, mapping out what counties gave how much to which candidate.…

Finally, a media outlet is brave enough to go against the mainstream media and publish the truth (without trying to slant it their way somehow) about just exactly who benefited and by how much from the Bush tax cuts.I was listening to "Air Hate America" last night for the 5 minutes that I could get through without vomitting. They were…

I just love this idea. It's actually one of my old favorites. I came up with this idea years ago and it's one that I enjoy revisiting in my mind every now and then.You'll need a good video camera (good in normal lighting), and couple hours of blood sucking lawyer time and an ad in the paper.Here's the idea. Put…

I don't know if you've noticed but No Limit Texas Hold'em poker has become HUGE. If you don't have an interest in gambling you probably can't understand. But No Limit Texas Hold'em is the biggest "thing" since the Macarena.Of course, as entrepreneurs, whenever there'e a fad or huge interest swelling for a particular thing, we can capitalize.Call a local games…

I just came across a nifty search tool via SEOBook.com.It's called "Toogle." Essentially, what it does is use Google's image search engine and search for the first image that comes up for the search term you input into Toogle and renders it on your screen using very small numbers and punctuation characters. You've seen posters like this where it uses…

It's 10:30pm and the Olympics are on but I've watched them up to this point through my personal video recorder (ReplayTV) which allows me to fast forward through the crap. But I've caught up with the live broadcast, so I thought I would freeze it where it is now, let the recorder record some more, come and blog and then…

Don't you just love statements like that? I just don't get it. Who falls for crap like that? I just came across an "opportunity" called "The Six Figure Secret". Being the curious entrepreneur I am, I had to take a look-see.Wow. I just shake my head each time I see stuff like this. I was told about it from someone…

One of the things I've done for money in the past is work with this local entrepreneur guru I met quite by accident. (I was cold calling his business back when I was selling pre-paid legal... oh, those were the days!)He had put together a biz opp package to show people how to sell ten oil changes (or a number…

My latest project is coming to fruition finally. It's a blog booklet printing service. You can see it in action in the "P.S" part of each of my blog posts down below. It's in beta right now and my blog is the only one currently using it.Essentially, my new service gives bloggers a new way of monetizing their content. Assuming…

Warning! Off topic post.If you rely on the Drudge Report like I do, for your daily headline news, but hate their HIGHLY annoying pop under ads, here's a tip. Download the Firefox browser then set the home page of the browser to the Drudge Report. Then use Firefox for your Drudge Report reading only. Of course, you can use it…

Gotta love that title, hey? :-)I was driving home today and saw something that I just LOVED. It was a Jiffy Lube implementing guerilla marketing tactics. I was so tickled I almost went in to try to talk to the franchise owner, if he/she were there, to congratulate them.They had an employee out on the major street (the store itself…

If you have a DVR (digital video recorder) like ReplayTV or TIVO, you'll understand that I'm not exaggerating when I say that I have no idea how I had time to watch any TV before my ReplayTV came into my life. I would almost dispense with a minor extremity than give up my ReplayTV. (NOT a major one, just a…

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