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Improve Your Listening Skills In the business world, it pays to listen and know how to ask the right questions. Miscommunication and misunderstanding can lead to problems… unhappy customers, lost sales, excess inventory, misunderstood instructions, shoddy work, and disgruntled employees … all influencing your company’s bottom line. Show More Summary

B&B Dropped the “Bed” And The Govt Shut Them Down

National Post: The couple’s home — The Doctor’s Inn — is also their business, a longtime Bed & Breakfast operation in the village of Tyne Valley that, a few years back, ceased offering beds and breakfasts but kept serving dinner, by appointment only. The three-course meals, wine included, have been written up in travel guidebooks […]

Duck and Cover, The 21st Century Version

The Bodyguard Blanket was specifically designed as bullet resistant body cover to protect children if gunmen invade their schools. It’s the 21st century version of duck and cover. See the video on

Starting Your Own Taxi Firm

If you’re considering starting your own business, a taxi firm can be a highly profitable enterprise. Taxi firms can make a lot of money, particularly if you live in a city where there is a high demand for cab services. Hackney Carriages or Private Hire? There are two types of taxi fleets, although ambitious individuals […]

Business Opportunities in Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a growing problem in western countries especially in the United States. First off, there are plenty of people that have suffered some sort of permanent ear damage in the workplace. Some jobs simply come with occupational hazards that include hearing loss. Loud machinery and equipment can certainly damage the sensitive anatomy of […]

Captain Ice Cream Now Franchising

Captain Ice Cream from ABC’s The Shark Tank is now offering franchises. More info from their press release is after the jump. The Captain Ice Cream Franchise: “Ice Cream on 3-Wheels to Go Anywhere the Business Is.” Captain Ice Cream is a taking the mobile novelty ice cream franchise business to an entirely new level […]

How to Shoot a Bullet Through Your Startup

David Heinemeier: Are you thinking about starting a company in the web space? Step one, don’t listen to Business 2.0 and their How to build a Bulletproof Startup nonsense! They’ll tell you that you need to burn between $1.6 and $4.5 million to get to launch. They’re wrong. They’ll tell you that working on a […]

The Invention of the Digital First Down Line

I’ve never really been into football, but this story about the creation of the electronic first down line is fascinating.

Do Things Manually at First

Paul Graham: One of the most common types of advice we give at Y Combinator is to do things that don’t scale. A lot of would-be founders believe that startups either take off or don’t. You build something, make it available, and if you’ve made a better mousetrap, people beat a path to your door […]

How to Write a Press Release That Doesn’t Suck

Here are five tips to help you write the ultimate B2B press release: Develop and tell a coherent, compelling story. What makes your company tick? How do you delight your customers? What sets you apart from the pack? Don’t just tout your product or service. Develop key messages that answer the question: Why should anyone […]

It’s Not What We Sell That Matters

The people who started Staples didn’t do it… because they love office supplies. They did it because they love running a profitable retail businesses! via Seth Godin.

Free Today: 350+ Online Resources Today’s Top Entrepreneurs

Work Smarter: 350+ Online Resources Today’s Top Entrepreneurs Use To Increase Productivity and Grow Their Business is free today on the Kindle. You know the type: the super-productive, super-on-top-of-things, super-successful people you read about online or hear about on the news. How do they do it? This book uncovers their secret weapons. The truth is […]

Let’s Talk About Making Money With DNA Testing

If you’ve been reading my site, or receiving my daily email for very long, you know that enjoy writing about a wide variety of businesses and business ideas. Unlike some sites on the internet, I’m not particularly enamored with online-only businesses, and instead generally prefer to highlight interesting things that people are doing in the […]

Ask the Readers: Standup Desks?

Does anyone use a standup desk? I’ve been looking at this standup workstation is awesome, but at $579, it’s almost as much as a new computer. Does anyone know of anything similar, but cheaper? Contact me.

He Left Georgetown University and Started 2 Successful Online Businesses

My name is John Accardi. I’m 25 years old, I live in Washington, DC and 5 months ago, I dropped out of the Neuroscience PhD program at Georgetown University. Not only was I on a full scholarship, but I was being paid to attend. So why did I drop out? It’s very simple. I didn’t […]

What I’m Reading This Week

Starting a Business: Learn What You Need in 2 Hours by Michael F. O’Keefe, Scott L. Girard, and Marc A. Price You have a brilliant idea and a pocketful of ambition. Now what? Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Are you a self-motivated dynamo ready to dive into the business jungle […]

Countries by Their Largest Export

Global Post: Using data from the CIA Factbook, we labeled every country in the world by its highest valued export, a.k.a. the commodity that makes the country the most money in the global market. Click on any of the maps below to see an enlarged version.

The History and the Future of the Pallet

The magic of the pallet is the magic of abstraction: Take any object you like, pile it onto a pallet, and it becomes, simply, a “unit load”-standardized, cubical, and ideally suited to being scooped up by the tines of a forklift. This allows your Cheerios and your oysters to be whisked through the supply chain […]

How They Raised Money for Disneyland

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus. These extremely high-resolution scans were made from one of the three sets of pitch-documents Roy and Walt Disney used to raise the money to build Disneyland. There are no archive copies of this document. Neither the […]

Underwear With Pockets

CBC: Danieal Cormier of Quispamsis, New Brunswick, is hoping to revolutionize the men’s underwear industry with a new design that provides pockets for cellphones and other gadgets. Cormier, 20, came up with idea while sitting around alone at home in his boxers one day. “I had my cellphone and I kept doing the hand motion […]

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