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Ostrich Eggs: A Really Bad Investment

Several years ago, a client of Stewart McLauchlan said he had an “opportunity to purchase some ostrich eggs at below the current market,”


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The Man Who Makes Money Off Earthquakes

The QuakeGuard system on which SWS was founded differs from other earthquake detection technologies because it provides the user with a different kind of information, Dickson said.


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NYC’s Doggie Playground

“To make a long story short, I decided after 20 years of managing audio/video post production facilities both in New York and San Francisco, that I was tired of running other people’s businesses and I also felt that I was stuck in an industry that had changed dramatically and I was no longer interested in,” she tells me.


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Rent An Expert

A faded starlet dancing at an oligarch’s birthday bash.


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A Lawyer in 15 Minutes

The wheels of justice tend to be slow, but arrests can happen with lightning speed — and what happens next can be crucial.


Niche Biz: Software For An Underserved Market (Women)

The video below is from Patrick McKenzie’s talk at the Business of Software 2010.


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Champagne Delivery Service

On a trip to Las Vegas for his 30th birthday, one of Gavin Cooper’s friends had the hotel deliver a bottle of champagne to his room.


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Niche Biz: Renting Hotel Rooms as Condos

“I saw a niche for capturing the market,”


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Crazy Money Making Idea: Walking Advertisement

Dan Strong owns a business called StripWalker, which sounds dirty but isn’t.


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The Most Innovative Laundromat You’ll See

The new laundry and cafe has a clean design and provides lots of amenities for customers.