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A Stand-Up Desk Business

According to the founders of Upstanding Designs, Bill Rosenthal and Ken Kumph, standing is good and sitting is bad. After my time with the Stand Steady, I’m inclined to agree. Kumph told the Georgetown Record that the two men spoke with designers, inventors, architects, and ergonomics specialists in preparation for starting their new business, which […]

Good Chemistry

Fortune Small Business: Shri Thanedar’s job is to help companies beat the competition. His secret? Chemistry. Take Devro, a Columbia, S.C.-based sausage-casing manufacturer that was losing business to a rival with a shinier product. Devro called on Thanedar, whose firm, Chemir, does chemical analysis and manufacturing. Show More Summary

How To Find the Right Business Opportunity

A reader wrote: How do I find the business opportunity that’s right for me? Unfortunately, not all business opportunities were created equal. Some businesses opportunities are better than others and you may be better suited for one, more than the rest. How do you decide which business opportunity is right for you? Ask yourself these […]

Safety Cattle Gate Invention

ABC Online: His invention is a simple hinge design that allows the gate to break away from the livestock handler, should a charging beast hit the gate. When closed the gate is rock solid, but as the handler opens it, the gate develops a fold in the middle, this encourages the charging beast to aim […]

iPhone Repair Business Opportunities

Boston Globe: It was New Year’s Eve, and she had been drinking. It was late. And that was the moment the world chose to welcome Sarah LaRose to the not-so-exclusive club of people who have dropped their iPhone into a toilet. As LaRose told her story to Curt Ingram, he nodded politely. He knows this […]

The Power of Making Constraints

Setting limits for yourself, whether that involves the money you have to start a business, or the number of words you can use in a book?—?often delivers better results than “keeping your options open.” In 1960, two men made a bet. The first man, Bennett Cerf, was the founder of the publishing company Random House. […]

What I’m Reading: Factory Man

If you liked Moneyball, you’ll love “Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local – and Helped Save an American Town” – it’s like Moneyball with furniture. With over $500 million a year in sales, the Bassett Furniture Company was once the world’s biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by the same powerful Virginia […]

Emphatic: Small Business’ Social Media Manager

Emphatic’s team of social media experts can update Twitter and Facebook for you. Emphatic ( is a new service that creates custom social media content for small businesses. What that means, is that they write Twitter tweets and Facebook updates for your company without requiring too much in the way of time and energy from […]

My Review of the Stand Steady Standing Desk

I’ve wanted a standing desk for a very long time, because standing desks are cool. This is funny, because a couple decades ago, my first job in high school was to answer the phone and enter orders into the computer at the local Pizza Hut franchise. Looking back, it wasn’t just the fact that I […]

How to Start a Lawn Painting Business

Landscapers have long used specially formulated dye to green up golf courses and athletic fields, but with the drought in California they are increasingly bringing their technology to the suburbs. According the Citylab, “the dye is marketed as safe and nontoxic. Landscapers typically charge by the square foot to apply the paint, and once it […]

10 Unique Business Card Ideas

Whether or not you still carry business cards, nothing says “a proper business person” like a fancy business card. Here are ten unique ideas to inspire you. More, as a I find them.

Tom Haverford’s Ridiculous Business Ideas

This awesome supercut video includes all of the crazy business ideas that Tom Haverford has come up with on NBC’s show Parks and Recreation. Watch on Bizopy.

Celestis Pets: Funerals in Space

Celestis Pets Memorial Spaceflights launches an engraved flight capsule containing approximately one gram of the cremated remains (or a lock of hair) of your pet into outer space on the mission of your choice. Family members and friends are invited to attend the launch and related activities, including facility tours.

Restaurant Offers Discounts For Ordering in a Funny Voice

A restaurant in Burbank, California called Not a Burger Stand has created a fun way of offering their customers discounts. Each week they draw a cartoon character on their chalkboard and encourage their customers to order their food either dressed up like their character, or in the character’s voice.

A Sweet and Savory Franchise

After more than a decade of success in Arizona, Larry “Lo-Lo” and Rasheedah White, founders of Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, are ready to start a soul food revolution. The couple has partnered with local real estate veterans, Mike Anderson, Bret Anderson and Dave Sellers, to launch the original concept as a national franchise brand. The […]

30 Reasons Not to Start, Buy or Franchise a Business

If any of these thirty are your primary reason for wanting to start a business, perhaps you’d better reevaluate. (This list is meant to be humorous, but there’s a huge element of truth in it.) If you don’t get twelve hours of sleep per night, you’re a mess. The [comparable business down the street] seems […]

These Business People Are Obsessively Good

There’s a difference between someone who starts a business because they’ve found a profitable business idea, and those who are absolutely driven, compelled even, to create the very best product possible. Have you seen the movie Jiro Dreams of Sushi? It is a documentary about sushi master Jiro Ono. His tiny, out of the way […]

How to Get Paid for Posting on Facebook

It turns out that your Facebook feed is worth something after all. If you’re like most people, you share something at least once per day on Facebook. Have you also noticed that your newsfeed is growing increasingly full of sponsored content? Facebook is home to nearly 8% of all advertising sold on the internet. We […]

Helping Shoppers Buy Clothes That Fit

Racked: Everyone who’s ever shopped online knows that a size eight is not always a size eight. In fact, Racked has compiled hard data about vanity sizing and how it can make shopping really confusing. This is where NYC-based startup Clothes Horse sees a business opportunity. Clothes Horse works with retailers to suggest a size […]

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