According to the New Scientist, a recent study of contestants on the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? revealed that, as a group, they would have taken home more money if they'd...
NPR: Costco, the members-only discount retailer, is testing sales of individual health insurance policies. The pilot program launched last month in California. It targets mom-and-pop business owners, and those without a job or...

Brand With Ten Grand

4imprint, a promotional products company, has just launched an interesting contest called Brand with Ten Grand. Entrants are asked to choose three promotional products and describe how they'd use them. Four finalists will receive $500...
Entrepreneur Almost Daily: This notice is a little late, but hey, it's for $250,000. NASA is challenging you to come up with a flying car. I know, we were supposed to have these years ago,...
PR Newswire: World of Water International Ltd., a bottled water franchise outlet headquartered in Winnipeg, MB is challenging would-be entrepreneurs to take an e-challenge to see if they have what it takes to run one...

B2.0’s $50M Giveaway

B2Day: The cover story for B2.0's September issue is a bit of a challenge to entrepreneurs everywhere. Senior Writer Michael Copeland got 11 venture capitaliists to cough up business ideas that they would be...
Barry Moltz: Yahoo featured an article today about a study done by the Kauffman Foundation t(one of the leading advocates of entrepreneurs in the world!) that found that the raising cost of health insurance is...
Entrepreneur Almost Daily:Want to win $100K in technology? The World of Difference contest, presented by Intel and the Small Business Technology Institute, is aimed at helping small businesses discover the benefits of information technology. The...
Business Journal: The Chinese government's current focus on improving economic conditions in rural provinces may provide an opportunity for U.S. business, according to Johnson Choi, president of the China-Hawaii Chamber of Commerce. "The Chinese government is...
Rogers Cadenhead: "The Planet, the parent company of the ServerMatrix hosting company I'm using for my servers, is having a contest for female entrepreneurs who have a good idea for an online business. A winner...
TravelMole: A teenager awaiting his A level results has become the latest entrant into the low cost airline arena. Daniel Reilly, 18, has leased a Boeing 737 with money from venture capitalists to set up...
Newswise: Babson MBA student business "Lifeprints" – a new concept in high-end portrait studios – is the winner of the 2005 Babson College MBA Business Plan Competition. Lifeprints is developing a chain of upscale and modern...

Entrepreneur Idol

About: ABC Television has announced plans to launch a new series from American Idol creator Simon Cowell, tentatively titled The Million Dollar Idea, in which budding entrepreneurs will compete to see who has the next...
Fresh Inc.: "In an intriguing Q&A in the German magazine Der Spiegel, a young Kenyan economist makes the case that the steady flow of Western aid to Africa actually hurts countries there by propping up...
Congress passed the Junk Fax Prevention Act this week, exempting businesses from previous Federal Communications Commission regulations barring unsolicited fax messages. The amendment would allow businesses, to send unsolicited faxes to customers, with whom they...
Spectralogue: I love the idea of having customers and the excitement of starting something from scratch. Many of the most successful business people talk about giving 10% of your money to charity. I think this...
PR Newswire: Do you think you've got what it takes to own and operate one of America's premier franchises? If so, Mr. Handyman and FranNet ("The Franchise Connection") are offering a unique opportunity to aspiring...
Entrepreneur: Why aren't more women getting into franchising? Of the more than 320,000 franchise units in the U.S., about 10% are owned solely by women, while another 20% are owned by male-female partners, according...
It's time for the 2nd Annual $10,000 Boomer Business Plan Competition. The competition is co-sponsored by Santa Clara University's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the American Society on Aging's Business Forum on Aging, and Mary...
MSNBC: Business schools around the nation are including tips from "The Apprentice" in their MBA programs. The show and its star, billionaire Donald Trump, have been used in the past to spark debate among students. But...