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Inside the mind of a crazy (rich) inventor

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2007-10-13 06:56.
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(FSB Magazine) Indianapolis -- You probably don't know the name Scott Jones, but chances are his life has touched yours. Checked your voicemail lately? You've got Jones to thank. Pop a CD in your computer, and iTunes brings up the track names. That feature comes from another of Jones's companies, Gracenote. When Indiana last year adopted daylight savings time, it was Jones who pushed hardest for the change. The roller coaster at the Indianapolis Zoo? Jones. Dinosaur skeletons at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis?

10 Best Places To Go For Weird News And Odd Stuff

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2007-10-11 11:56.
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1. Freakonomics blog

If you loved book Freakonomics, you'll love blog as well. Some entries are incredibly funny. Like Economics of Gold-Digging, for instance.

2. Uncommon Business Blog

One Dollar Cosmetics As A Business

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2007-10-11 10:05.
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http://www.eyeslipsface.com/

Take a high-margin product like cosmetics, and cut prices by at least half. Now add online accessibility with customization, community and values. Throw in a pinch of demystifying expert advice, and you've got e.l.f., short for "eyes, lips, face."

Why Insurance Companies Are Afraid Of Zuzzid

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2007-10-08 09:42.
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http://www.zuzzid.co.uk/

One of the great levellers is the helpless feeling most of us have after an unpleasant encounter with an insurance company. Angry ranting frequently follows, and that’s just where Zuzzid comes in: By allowing users to share their insurance experiences, good and bad, it provides a way for them to hold insurance companies a little more accountable.

How To Make Online Franchising Work

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2007-10-07 07:47.
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Fast-food restaurants. Retail stores. Fitness chains. For most people, those are the images that come to mind when they think of a franchise.

It's an easy idea to grasp -- a successful business expands by granting others the right, for a fee, to open carbon-copy stores in untapped markets.

Now, a small but growing number of online companies are tailoring the concept for the Internet. Call it "virtual franchising," where Web pages substitute for physical storefronts and customers drop by using keyboards.

The One Minute Entrepreneur

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2007-10-05 10:10.
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(click here to get The One Minute Entrepreneur study guide, if you live in US. International traffic is rerouted)

Author of The One Minute Manager reveals how to turn customers into your big- gest fans

WHAT DOES NORDSTROM know that other department stores don't? The retailer's customers routinely praise it. Wouldn't it be great if your customers did the same--in effect becoming unpaid members of your sales force?

Profiting From Sea Critters Or How To Get $1000 Per Seahorse

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2007-09-28 11:26.
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http://seahorse.com

(FSB Magazine) -- The owners of Ocean Rider call this variety of seahorse "Sunburst," but its proper name is hippocampus erectus - one of 20 species that Carol Cozzi-Schmarr, 45, and her husband, Craig Schmarr, 44, breed on their ranch in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Company Pays Surfers Twenty Five Bucks To Come Up With Unusual Domain Names

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2007-09-26 11:33.
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http://www.pickydomains.com

Did cybersquatters take all the good names? Or perhaps webmasters lost their creativity? Whatever the answer is, it’s all good for PickyDomains.Com. The idea for the service is brainlessly simple to say the least.

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