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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 […]

Tattoo Removal Business Booming

According to MarketWatch: The tattoo removal industry is still growing and expected to hit $83.2 million over the next four years. Here’s more: Most tattoo removals are performed on people in their 30s and 40s, says Michael Kulick, a San Francisco-based plastic surgeon. “What was attractive in your 20s is not so attractive in your […]

Today in Entrepreneurial History: July 31

1790 – The very first US patent is issued: to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process. 1865 – The first narrow gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Queensland, Australia. 1931 – New York, New York experimental television station W2XAB (now known as WCBS) begins broadcasts.

Today’s Clever Inventions

Some of these fanciful are real, while others are still ideas on the drawing board. Rotating Electrical Sockets Hour Glass Traffic Lights Reusable Candle Cat Crib Spaghetti Fork Universal Wrapping Paper Dresser for Dummies Egg Separator Pizza Scissors Baby Scooter Citrus Spritzer Cup Holding Umbrella Baby Shower Cap Armrest Table Mirror Wiper Images via imgur.

Top 10 Canadian Franchises

What a difference a little, relatively undefended, international border makes. Here are the top ten Canadian franchises, ordered by number of locations in Canada. I’m surprised at how many of these companies I’m unfamiliar with. Tim Hortons Pizza Pizza Country Style Foods M & M Meat Shops Ltd. Second Cup Ltd., The Canadian Tire Boston […]

Insights from a Franchise Insider

In Insights from a Franchise Insider, author Bill Hunt shares insights from his 25 year career opening and supporting international franchises around the world. I’m looking forward to reading this book. Here’s more: Bill Hunt wrote Insights from a Franchise Insider to share his quarter century of overseas experience with other North American master franchise […]

Dad’s Water Balloon Invention to Revolutionize Childhood

Water balloon fights are fun, but filling dozens of water balloons at the spigot, isn’t. Thankfully an inventive dad has just changed childhood forever. Josh Malone, along with his kids, has developed a way to fill 100 balloons in one minute. His device, called “Bunch O Balloons”, attaches directly to the hose and contains 37 […]

Winged Pest Control

One Cotati, California man has an avian solution to pest control: planting nesting boxes for barn owls in vineyards so they can prey upon rodents. John Schuster, owner of Wild Wing Co., said his boxes have helped put a significant dent in gopher populations in North Bay vineyards and beyond, using nature to protect a […]

Golf and Tennis Youth Sports Franchise

Golf and tennis are among the most-played sports by adults, yet among the least played by youth. Two of the most significant golf and tennis sporting events — the Ryder Cup in Scotland and the US Open in New York — will take place this September. Hidden behind the attention given those high-profile international events […]

Burger King is Run By Children

The CEO is 33, and many of the other top executives are even younger. They run the busines like a startup, but this is no dotcom; this is a franchise. This is Burger King.

Review of Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook

I just finished reading Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World by Gary Vaynerchuk. I want to say that I loved the book as much as Gary’s previous Crush It! and The Thank You Economy, but I can’t. The book was short on actionable content information, and […]

We Desperately Need More Drugs

NY Times: No major new type of antibiotic has been developed since the late 1980s, according to the W.H.O. From 2011 to 2013, the Food and Drug Administration approved only three new molecular entities to combat bacterial diseases — the lowest rate since the 1940s. “No sane company will develop the next antibiotic,” said Michael […]

The Rise of the SnapChat Celebrities

Forbes: McBride, better known as “Shonduras,” is Snapchat’s first homegrown celebrity and one of the first people to make money off of his intricate Snapchat art. Brands are shelling out up to $30,000 for advertising deals with McBride and other power users, hoping to reach Snapchat’s demographic: the fickle and influential 13- to 25-year-old bracket. […]

What It’s Really Like to Own a McDonald’s Franchise

Reddit user McSoldIt is business man from New Zealand who has owned a total of three McDonald’s franchises. He’s in the process of selling his last of the three, so took some time out of his busy day to answer a bunch of questions from random Reddit users. McDonald’s, if you’ve been living under a […]

Business Opportunities in Prepping Dog Food

From Vermont, in an interview with a prepper: Try as I might to stump the Prepper during our conversation, he seemed ready for anything — almost. “Do you have dog food?” I asked idly, eyeing his terrier. He paused. There’s a business opportunity, he said finally: long-term storage for dog food. He scooped up his […]

Invention Makes Tire Changing Easier

A mechanical engineering student has won third prize at a competition in Barcelona for an invention that takes the hassle out of changing tires. His invention uses compressed air cylinders in a car’s air-conditioner to lift the side of the car without having to use a manual jack. While it is good news for drivers, […]

Opportunities in 3D Printed Ice Cream

A team of students at MIT have developed a 3D printer for ice cream. According to one of the stuents: We were inspired to design this printer because we wanted to make something fun with this up and coming technology in a way that we could grab the attention of kids. We felt that it […]

Time to Start a Restaurant, Or a Restaurant Supply Business

According to the Consumer Expenditure Midyear Update from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average American household’s restaurant spending has increased to the point at which it last was in 2008. According to the study, restaurants account for more than 5% of the average household’s spending. This can only be good news for the restuarant […]

The Laser Toilet Paper Monitor

For people with more money than time comes the Roller Scout, a toilet paper holder that keeps track of your TP for you. An invisible laser monitors the amount of toliet paper left on the roll and then the holder notifies you via a flashing light when you need more. You can find it on […]

The Worlds Most Scary Anti-Ride

Calling this is a ride, is like calling a rock a toy. The Sky Tower at the Tivoli Friheden amusement park in Denmark is an anti-ride. There are no rails. No safety bar. And no rope. The “ride” begins when the operator suspends the rider on their back, 100 feet up in the air by […]

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