Apple Computer’s iPods are everywhere these days, and they’re hungry. Just ask Catherine Keane, 24, who started her business,HungryPod, shortly after an acquaintance offered her $500 to load his CD collection onto his iPod. Keane took the offer and determined that with two more customers paying similar prices, she could launch a business for $1,500–enough to buy a computer that could handle large volumes of data transfer.
Loosely based on what its first client paid, HungryPod charges $1.75 per CD for the first 50 CDs, and $1.50 for each additional CD. Keane will pick up both the CDs and iPods at her clients’ homes or offices in Manhattan for an extra $15–unless they have more than 100 discs, in which case pickup is free.