Eric Sink: "I've been getting lots of requests for a printer-friendly version of my series on The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing, so I'm making it available as a PDF."
Forbes on how to go into business for yourself: "You've got to outdo Captain Ahab for monomania. But total devotion to the business shouldn't slide into tunnel vision." via Jeff Cornwall, who is also quoted in...
Dave Ramsey: I wouldn't call it a rip off. It usually costs anywhere from $18 - $25 a month, and most of the time you get a free will out of it, which usually costs...
Ben Casnocha: "Most end up working for their parents (you know, file papers, answer the phone, etc). But the thing is no parent really wants to hire their kid because they want young Johnny...
Jill Konrath: "Some people just seem to be right at home when they're at a networking function. They chat effortlessly with strangers and create new relationships with ease. Not me. Much as I'd like to...

Tunnels

Dan Sherman: " heavily nanotechnology. You'll never guess why, though. Tunnels."

Entrepreneur Quiz

Jeremy Wright and I are both Startup Sally's (whatever that is.) What are you? Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?
The wife and I took our son to see his doctor for a checkup this afternoon. His doctor is a family practice physician in a small two doctor office. He was the only...
Microsoft: "What do George Bush and John Kerry, IBM, and thousands of small businesses have in common? They all use a Web log—or 'blog' for short—to reach potential customers and get them interested in their...
Jeff Cornwall: Understand the advantages and disadvantages of large vs. small firms. Large firms have specialized expertise that can become critical as you grow. Small firms can offer a more personal touch and...
Paul Boutin: "Ok, ok, so a few of my bloggerati pals saw Dave's post below and went: Whoa, are you saying there were 100,000 clickthroughs to Dave's blog from one MSN article? Yes, it's the...
You thought they just sold clothing, but J.C. Penney has their own research and development facilities! From the New York Post: " J.C. Penney is at the forefront of an explosion in so-called performance clothing, a...

Valuation Explained

Fred Wilson, the venture capitalist, explained valuation today on A VC: The question is what is the fair value of the business? This supposedly establishes how much of the company the venture capitalists will...
Listen up, car dealers! Ross at Strategize has an idea, that I think, will sell cars! If I was a car manufacturer, I would find the non-dealer body shop that did the highest volume...

Small Towns, Small Biz

Small Business Trends: "The Kiplinger Letter, in its latest edition (subscription required), reports that small towns in the United States are attracting more college graduates. Kiplinger says that is 'good news for small-business employers in...

Not Just Your Voice

Evelyn Rodriguez: Did you know in spoken conversation or public speaking, people respond to you more than the words (and therefore concepts) you mouth? Professor Albert Mehrabian of UCLA's research determined which factors influenced listener...
Steve Pilgrim pointed me to James Lileks's entry today about his trouble with a DirectTV installation:One service call turned into seven. One three-hour wait window turned into 21 hours. I can still see the original...
Slate: "When you look at the business of professional sports -- in both Europe and the United States -- American sports are virtually all socialistic while the European soccer leagues more closely resemble the entrepreneurial...

Don’t Fear Failure

Jeff Cornwall: "Rob at BusinessPundit suggested a post at The Occupational Adventure about failure. It is worth a look. Failure, or the fear of failure, is what has kept many a potential entrepreneur...
This week's Carnival of the Capitalists is up at pc4Media. Note to host, Peter Caputa: Check the definition of carnival.