From Jobless To Entrepreneur

Seven weeks ago, Dwight Richards stood in a coat and tie at a busy Stockton intersection displaying a placard advising he needed a job, reports Wednesday night, he held up another oversized piece of paper, only this time on a stage in the Stockton Golf & Country Club ballroom, and it was one of […]

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What Shaun White Teaches Bizs

According to a story in BusinessWeek, in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Shaun White’s incredible snowboarding performance stands out. Shaun had already won the Gold Medal before he did his final jump. Even his coach told him: “Shaun, we have achieved what we came here for. You can take it easy now.” What did White

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Trash To Treasure For Kids

According to the B’more Green blog, PBS is looking for creative kids and young inventors ages 5-19 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this April by participating in the 2010 Trash to Treasure competition. This award-winning series challenges contestants to recycle, reuse, and re-engineer everyday materials into new inventions. Three young innovators will

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Play Games With Your Employees

According to, College Hunks Hauling Junk uses sales contests to encourage rivalries and boost employee motivation. Nick Friedman had an idea. Suppose you could take the natural high spirits that compel college students to kidnap one another’s team mascots and toilet-paper rival frat houses and harness it for good? Friedman is president of College

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United States Of Google

The Mercury News reports that they’re swilling Google-tinis in Sarasota, Fla., and vowing to Google-ize the names of their firstborn children up in Duluth. Topeka has been temporarily re-christened Google, Kan. And mayors throughout the realm are vying for the search giant’s favor, from sucking up to it on Twitter to jumping into icy Lake

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March Madness For The Mind

The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) will host its annual March Madness for the Mind showcase of student innovation in San Francisco on March 27, 2010 from 10:00 to 2 p.m. PST at the Exploratorium® in the Palace of Fine Arts. PitchEngine reports the event is an opportunity for the nation’s top Excellence

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Biz Poll: eBook Prices

On Monday, we asked readers how much they would be willing to pay for a bestseller quality ebook. 34 percent of those responding said they liked the $9.99 price point. 27 percent said they would pay $4.99 and 23 percent said they wanted something less that $4.99. Thanks to all those that participated. CNet’s David

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Love A Local Biz Contest

In a nationwide effort to help support the growth of small businesses, Intuit is hosting the “Love a Local Business” sweepstakes. Fans of local small businesses can nominate their favorite hometown haunt, which will make them eligible for a drawing to win a $1,000 Intuit Growth Grant, which includes a $500 Visa gift card and

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