Tuesday, April 23, 2019
DailyPress: What pushed Priscilla Maddox was the relentless smell of vanilla. Maddox was toying with launching a cookie line after retiring from her 36-year hospital care job, but was overwhelmed by the vanilla smell in her apartment....
My wife mentioned earlier today that she received an email advertising Halloween costumes. Is it that time of the year already? Since we live in the middle of nowhere, we have to plan ahead for everything....
Thousand Oaks Acorn: After Tom Romiski came up empty in his local search for the perfect cap, he opened Hats of Style in Thousand Oaks, where there’s a perfect “cap” for everyone. “The (local) department stores didn’t...
NY Times: At the Happy Community housing development in Beijing, China’s largest property developer is setting aside 24,000 square meters for active seniors to test whether this rapidly aging nation will pay for Western-style retirement living. The...
LaMarion Spence is a managing partner in a winery. Often after wine tasting events, he has had to worry while watching someone get into their car or take the keys from some who drank a...
The Huffington Post: Despite how silly it sounds, water-fueled vehicles do exist. The most famous is Stan Meyer's dune buggy, which achieved 100 miles per gallon and might have become more commonplace had Meyer not succumbed...
A marketing audit is a structured review of a business’s current marketing activities that is done to ensure that the marketing plan is performing as expected. Each aspect of the marketing plan is reviewed to...
The Huffington Post: Nikola Tesla was more than just the inspiration for a hair metal band, he was also an undisputed genius. In 1899, he figured out a way to bypass fossil-fuel-burning power plants and power...
Techcrunch: YourMechanic, a peer-to-peer car repair marketplace that enables mechanics to fix users’ cars at their home or office, launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF today. It claims it will lower costs 30-50% from shops and dealers, offering...
As every parent knows, gassy babies are not fun. They cry and fuss a lot, and it can leave parents frustrated. However, would you be frustrated enough to use The Windi? A natural solution for colic,...
People are looking for new ways to make money for the family. Woman's Day has a list of ways that some entrepreneurs have found to put a few extra dollars in their pockets, ranging from...
A reader wrote: What exactly is a franchise? In its most simple definition, a franchise is a business opportunity that allows the franchisee (possibly you) to start your business by legally using someone else's (the franchisor's)...
Packaging of the World: Designed to overcome the overly loss of space between the cylinders of beer, Heineken Cube optimizes storage all along the chain: from manufacturer to consumer. It generates a significant fuel economy during transport. Its...
Business Insider: Auction Lister If you have a camera, reasonable photography skills and an Internet connection, you could make money listing items on online auction sites for other people. It is estimated that 30 percent of all...
Midwest Energy News: Fuel economy is hardly the most popular subject among teenagers, but it’s a passion for 17-year-old Jonny Cohen, who’s found a way to save schools money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing...
Knoxville News Sentinel: Call it building a better mousetrap. Knoxville's Michael Robinson took concepts from existing heat-relief devices and made them more practical and cost effective. It appears that Robinson, an inventor and reserve firefighter with Rural/Metro Fire...
Sometimes parents can feel like a taxi service, but Sharron Gay really is one. She is the founder of Mom's Taxi Service. Whether you don't want your kids riding public transportation, the school bus, or you...
A reader wrote: Can you recommend a few other blogs about business ideas that I should read? Our answer: Sure, and we will do you one better! Below are 30 blogs about business ideas and opportunities we know...
BusinessWeek: In 2001, Johnny Earle dropped out of music college after just two weeks. On a lark, he made a T-shirt with an image of a cupcake atop a pair of cross bones. The trenchantly iconic...
Deseret News: As an orthopedic and spinal surgeon in training in 2004, Dr. Alpesh Patel knew there had to be a better way to detect when a surgeon accidentally nicks an esophagus or a bowel with...