Alpaca Business Unsustainable?

The animals’ main product, fleece, is worth relatively little compared with their market value.

If You’re Sick, Stay Home!

HBS Working Knowledge: “Employers worry a lot about absenteeism, but new research suggests a bigger threat to productivity is “presenteeism”: sick workers who show up at work but are not fully functioning.


Curves Founder Named Entrepreneur of the Year

Gary Heavin is sitting pretty these days, smack-dab in the middle of the business spotlight.  Heavin, founder of the extraordinarily popular Curves fitness chain, has just been named Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the service industry category.

A Real Life Bootstrapper

I’ve spent the past 12 years trying to build a business with no cash.

Carnival of the Capitalists

This week’s Carnival of the Capitalists is up at Lachlan Gemmell’s Software Startup.

Christmas Light Sponsorships

I love this newest idea of mine.

The Lack of Entrepreneurial Education

Evelyn Rodriguez: “In this age, most public education (to be differentiated from self-education) is geared toward the job mindset which doesn’t adequately prepare one for the present or future, including within a job.”


→ JumpBunch is a structured sports and fitness program for children 15 months to 6 years old.


There’s Profit in Procrastination

Brad Beiermann: “How much should you charge [for gift wrap]?

Direct Marketing Math

Direct Marketing Math is very simple…