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  • Hi Pavel, Speculating on the relative value of internet domain names is tricky, requires exquisite timing, and ICAAN has already reserved to itself the right to strip domain names from people they feel are squatting  or owning merely for speculativ…
  • Being an entrepreneur is about exchange of value.  If you want to better yourself, help a hundred people better themselves.  Along the way, you will be rewarded.  This is true whether you passion leads you online or retail or consulting or working f…
  • Welcome!  Whereabouts in Oregon?  I`m in Hillsboro ...
  • I must support Craig`s statement.   (Also Nike`s slogan, sort  of)  Just do something. I was stuck for nearly a decade trying to figure out "the thing" that would be best for me.  Then I started doing little things that have nothing at all to do wi…
  • Welcome! You heard right.  This place is amazing.  Any ideas what kind of business turns your crank yet?
  • commodity futures and currency trading.  (95% leverage, typically.)
  • A few thoughts come to mind: 1. Banking (especially if you`re the central bank) 2. Pharmaceuticals 3.  Smuggling 4.  Any "regulated" industry (like energy and other than banking) 5.  Pornography 6.  Writing (only if you count your labor a zero…
  •   ... Imagine a business entirely run from a coffee shop on the streets of Milan, Italy.   All that beauty walking around in front of all that grandeur ... who could work at all?  You`d need a 4 hour work week for that gig. 
  • If you have your own capital to um ... risk, then you could get good at trading currencies and/or equities and/or bonds all over the world.  Nearly every good clearing house has brokerage with a good virtual presence.  Then, no matter where you go, …
  • Way to go Craig!  It`s certainly true in my experience that supreme confidence and crystal clear communication do more to keep my chances alive than a month of engineering.  Maybe that`s why its important to be passionate, because it shows through. …
  • What exactly is your business idea?  Surely you have something like an inkling of an elevator speech or something to share. Treading the line between keeping your jewels hidden (aka "due diligence") and divulging enough so that others can truly hel…
  • For years I though Tip O`Neill (former Speaker of the House) and Alfred E. Neumann were twins. 
  • House of Sole?
  • Grill beat me to the punch. Another question is, "Where will the store be located?"  A mall might regulate what you can call your store.  A city might or might not care.  Also, names that start with A get sorted to the beginning of the yellow pages…
  • I think he mentioned it because you`ll need to know the exact specifications for the bags you`ll need to have, in order to meet the agency`s rules.  There are lots of bag types and bag makers.  You`ll need to be able to tell them precisely what you …
  • Thanks Winston2, Could you please ask your friend to contact me?  (I`ll get you contact info in a message.)  I`ve looked at the ReNu stuff, and it seems interesting.  At one point I considered contacting them, but realized that I don`t know enough …
  • There`s nothing better than working out ways to explain complex ideas to either people who`ve never heard of them, or even better, to a 7-yearold. The sorts of questions you get in return are amazing, and stretch the mind in fantastic directions…
  • Welcome and good luck with both!
  • In Oregon, it all depends on whether your "business" (at home, I presume) is in the city or in the county, and whether you made an LLC or remained a proprieter, or something else.   If you`re in Oregon you`d probably get great answers from your loca…
  • I have a lot of experience turning needs into specifications for software and/or web sites.  Vwebworld is absolutely right.  You (probably) can`t afford to pay a guy like me to turn your idea into a specification, find the right software talent, and…
  • Thanks Clint, I`m sort of in that situation.  I had clear agreements with my employer that gave me this freedom of action (and kept my IP out of the employer patent mill.)  Now I`m looking into forming a small business to do on the side, and the em…
  • Did you get your group, or did it fizzle at the outset?  (It`s been over a month since the last post.)  Please post and update and let a few of us newbies know how it`s going for you. I might be interested in joining or forming a Mastermind group -…
  • When plug-in hybrids become sensible (and I think they will in about three or four years) then apartment managers will start running power cables out to their parking lots, carports, and garages.  If you`re the first to design a power plug locking c…
  • One of my all time favorite quotes is from Follet`s "Modern American Usage."     Small words are your friends.
  • I`m lucky (finally.)  I absolutely love my day job.  It took me over twenty years of layoffs, buyouts, firings, and bad bosses before I figured out enough about -me- to let me "love the one I`m with."  But I also got a good boss who also has a good …