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Low Cost Startup Biz Ideas: Social Media Assistant

The social media world is growing, and most business owners don’t have time to keep up.



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Organic Tea Entrepreneur

Driven young entrepreneur Katie Hammond might only be 25 but she has single-handedly turned a university assignment into a viable business.


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Advertising on Online Maps

Advertisers are slowly discovering the potential of Google Maps, and some, like the Target store above (more at Google Sightseeing), are even enjoying some unexpected windfall.


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Extreme Sandboxing!

Jeni Christopher really digs heavy machinery.


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Digging for Treasure in the Streets with Tweezers

A Queens man has discovered enough hidden treasure — bits of diamonds, rubies, platinum and gold — on the gritty sidewalks of Midtown’s Diamond District to make a living.


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Self Serve Beer Vending Machines

Fans attending Twins games can go to a cash register, show their ID and preload a $10 or $20 card.



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The Decline of the Barber Pole

William Marvy Company, the last known manufacturer in North America of the poles, typically sells 500 of them each year, down from 5,100 in the company’s late-1960s heyday.


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Snake Safety Training

Bob Zumstein has been lecturing on timber rattlesnakes for years and recently had been invited to talk to two Marcellus Shale companies about where workers might encounter these venomous suckers and what they should do if they spot one.