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I saw this over at Greedy Girl's blog. Now this is something that snatches the attention of anyone who is even remotely looking your way.When you first look at this (the guy on the toilet), you immediately think, "well, that's fine for a plumber, but I could never do that for my business."Poppycock!The goal is to grab the attention of…

Couple of years ago, I commissioned someone through elance.com to animate three cartoons for me using Flash technology. I came up with the overall concept of each cartoon and then the guy who did it for me fleshed it out into cartoon form. Each one cost me about $350 or so. They are hosted at one of my many domains...…

I came across this ebay store that sells what they call above ground bunkers. But it looks basically like a UFO came down and the hatch popped open.I'll bet you can parlay this into a money making operation. Just go door to door in an upper scale neighborhood and drop off nice flyers advertising them. You could have enough markup…

Michael Totten is doing this over at his blog and I thought it would be fun and slightly excrutiating to fill out. But that's my problem, I guess. :-)So, in case you care in the slightest bit:Dan Sherman's Response to 35 Questions1) WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR BEDROOM WALLS? White2) WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? Just finished "Angels and Demons"…

Thanks to Dane for pointing me to this movie. It's absolutely incredible technology... yet so simple. Who would have thunk it? :-)It's pretty much a bike mounted sidewalk printing machine. We'll be seeing the effects this for years to come, I'm sure.Watch the movie to see what I mean.

There are three magazines that I absolutely can't wait for each month (well, one is 5 times a year, but you get the drift.) They are, in no particular order, Business 2.0, Wired and Revenue.I can't really say which is my favorite because they are all pretty much incredible. Each of them are MANDATORY reading for entrepreneurs. The one thing…

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…

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