Is This Stealing?

A reader wrote: Is using coupons like they are in this video stealing? My wife thinks that since the coupons typically say something like “One coupon per purchase” it is unethical to use them like in this...

Help, I Can’t Focus!

A reader wrote: I’m a small biz entrepreneur and I’m feeling overwhelmed by everything. Can I get a word of advice? First off, take a breath. Stay true to who you are...
There are a dozen homes in Detroit, Michigan that you can get for less than $100. Most have a listing price of only $1. Some of them even have walls and doors! Readers, what would you do...

Other Business Blogs?

A reader wrote: Dane, can you recommend any other good blogs to read? Thanks for that suggestion. Instead of just posting a list in response to your questions, I’m going to start a short...
A reader wrote: Do you have any advice about working from home with kids? Here’s something I wrote about the subject from 2006. Since then, we’ve added another child to the mix, started homeschooling...
A reader wrote: Am I right to be so concerned about everyone stealing my business idea? No. Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If it’s original, you will have to ram it down...
A reader asked: I’m a professional blogger, like you. How do describe what you do? I hate this question. Not your question, mind you, but the “What do you do?” one. If I was...
A reader wrote: What do you think about starting a house cleaning business? There’s something all-American about entrepreneurs who start from scratch. Cleaning — a person and some rags and soap — is the quintessential...
A reader wrote: Do you know of some place online that I can see different business loans and grants that are available for small businesses? Great question! I do in fact know of one. Small...
A reader wrote: I want to send a quick note. I recently wrote an article comparing the newest version of Quickbooks to Sage’s Peachtree accounting software, primarily aimed at small business owners. I...
I asked, the other day on Google Plus: Have you seen any good business ideas in your local newspaper or in any of the sites you read today? A reader responded: No, but I was too...

Funding For Your Idea?

A reader asked: Where can I get funding for my business idea? The truth is, ideas don’t get funded, businesses do. Budget your savings and sell, sell, sell! Once you’re up and running,...

Are Things Late?

A reader asked: Dane — For some reason, your day in entrepreneurial history always gets to me a day late. Is it being sent out a day late or if there a...
  QUESTION FROM A READER: Hello my name is Rolando, I want to ask you for your help. My friend and I are thinking about starting a video rental business that we are going to run it...

Shark Tank Casting?

A reader wrote: Dear Mr. Carlson, How would I go about submitting an idea to the television show Shark Tank? Email them at [email protected] Include your name, age, contact info, a recent photo, and a brief,...

What Was That Post?

A reader named Russ asked: Dear Mr. Carlson, I have enjoyed reading your articles, thank you for sending them. I read an article about Real Estate Photography in Australia and was very interested in...
A reader asked: I need a tip from you. I’m working on a video game. How can I get some funds (money) to make it? Just some money to...

How to Subscribe?

A reader wrote: Your emails are so fascinating and uplifting! Thank you for being a beacon of hope and creativity in the small business world. I keep wanting to recommend your email list to people...

ReadyEssay.com

Recently, I found an email in my inbox with the subject line “FREE BEER.” I almost deleted it without opening it because what could it be other than spam? Surprisingly it was a real message...

Reader’s Mailbag

Danil from Moscow writes, I want to share a business idea with you and learn your opinion on it. The idea is to produce sticky flash-notes for learning languages etc. You take a post-it pad and...