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"This is outrageous. Bush wants taxpayers to give his administration a $700 billion check with no strings attached, which they'll hand over to the Wall Street firms that got us into this financial mess.
Would it help families struggling to keep their homes? NO. Do taxpayers get any share of the firms we're bailing out, so we can benefit from any eventual profit? NO. Would the firms we're bailing out be required to stop paying their executives multimillion-dollar salaries? NO. This is a pure giveaway.
I signed a petition urging Congress to put Main Street before Wall Street, and to not give Bush a blank check. Can you join me at the link below?
I just signed it. cg"This is outrageous. Bush wants taxpayers to give his administration a $700... more
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Have an idea? That's where it all starts.
Techstars is a start up incubator that selects 10 companies made up of young entrepreneurs to join a summer program where they are exposed to various mentors and investors.
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So...not content with being one of the world's most succesful music artists, West has now decided to move into the fast food industry. He will intially set up around 10 fast food joints called 'Fatburger' in Chicago, USA...providing a delicious, fat filling array of burgers, fries..enjoy your meal!So...not content with being one of the world's most succesful music artists, West... more
A group of 4 young entrepreneurs join the progressive ventures springing up in lower Manhattan, when they decide to open a 97% green restaurant in Battery Park.A group of 4 young entrepreneurs join the progressive ventures springing up in lower... more
‘What works?’ is an often used expression especially when academic administrators, teachers, parents and researchers debate the issue of inspiring African American youth.
However, the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Sacramento State University and Sacramento City College have taken a huge leap forward in creating a dynamic entrepreneurship program targeting young African American adults, that worked.
The Youth Entrepreneurs Academy is the brain-child of educator Dr. Eric Gravenberg. The group recently graduated its inaugural class of 2008. In a special ceremony held at Sac State's student union where 13 young entrepreneurs received certificates of completion for their hard work and dedication to the program.
During the first phase of training the youth learned about budgeting, finance, real estate and fundamental finance skills such as banking, investments and mortgages. The training was designed to supplement courses that provide basic business concepts and principals.
The academy went a step further in stressing applications of business in the design of a for profit business venture.
Academy staff met in early January and started writing curriculum that would enable youth to identify a business venture that they all could participate in and then write a business plan that would create the opportunity for them to start their own business.
The staff was mindful to guide the students towards starting a business that they identified one that they would manage.
“The process for the youth to determine what kind of business to write was a learning experience for all of us,” said Gravenberg during the graduation ceremony. According to academy staffers the business idea came as a result of the lunch menu at one of the sessions.
When a pepperoni pizza was served one of the youth passed on the meal, "I don’t eat this kind of food,” said Malcolm Odoh, who proudly was presented his certificate during the ceremony.
Odoh’s comments triggered a dialogue among the students about healthy eating, exercise and living a healthy lifestyle. Somewhere in that dialogue the idea of a fitness website emerged.
In the next session the students came up with a name for their venture. It was going to be a Web site, Fit4Real, that appealed to both youth and parents. Over the course of several weeks the students researched the feasibility of such a website. They conducted marketing research; they compared their idea with existing businesses and found their niche: African American youth between the ages of 18-30 who are concerned about what they eat and how they live.
The next few weeks bought on a lot of creative ideas.
As the youth continued on their mission to write a business plan they learned more about the type of business they were pursuing.
The youth learned about a myriad of health disparities that are in near epidemic proportions in Black communities. They learned about diseases like obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. They learned that many of these life-threatening diseases are related to diet.
Having been inspired by the knowledge that nutrition and physical fitness regimens have a direct impact on heath the group intensified its research and writing and by the end of the semester the YEA participants came up with a business plan. The plan had a detailed marketing plan, a management plan and a two year projection of income and expenses.
The website will be launched this fall.
After the graduation ceremony the youth all gathered for a final group photo. Many of the students have been accepted at four-year universities; it would be the last time they would be gathered together. Yet, their idea will live on through their predecessors at the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.
‘What works?’ is an often used expression especially when academic... more
Taybeh Beer is the first Palestinian Brewery. Their motivations lie far deeper than making delicious beer. Meet the owners, drivers, clients, see the brewery, and understand what it takes to run a business in the West Bank.Taybeh Beer is the first Palestinian Brewery. Their motivations lie far deeper than... more
With gas prices at a record high and public transit a cost-effective and greener option, now's a good a time to ditch your car. Car-pooling organization Zipcar is trying to ease the transition with the "Low-Car Diet." Beginning 21 July 2008, they're challenging North Americans to go car-free for a full 30 days. They will replace participants' car keys with a complimentary transit pass, a free one-year Zipcar membership, drive time credit and a number of other perks from local partners. In the New York City area, Zoo York will aid the car-less participants by donating skateboards.
The events kick off on the 21st with a ceremonial key-drop event at a currently undisclosed location. On 15 August 2008, they'll hold a completion event where people can compare their car-free experiences. Zipcar is offering the "Low-Car Diet" in ten of its American cities, plus Vancouver and Toronto.
With gas prices at a record high and public transit a cost-effective and greener... more
I think I just found my new role models...
My interview today is with painter Charlene Rice. Charlene does a great job using video and the web to document the creative experience with her work. Pay special attention to her answer to question #3...
My interview today is with painter Charlene Rice. Charlene does a great job using... more
A lot of people stay stuck in corporate jobs that don’t inspire them because they’re afraid they can’t make “enough” money doing what they love. Others don’t believe that it’s actually possible to love your work, so they try to make the best of a bad situation. Then there are those who are spinning their wheels waiting for epiphanies about their true callings before they make a move.
I can relate to all of these feelings. I worked in Corporate America for more than twelve years. It was fun at first and I learned a lot, but I eventually reached a point where I wasn’t feeling challenged or engaged anymore. For years, I tried to suck it up and make it work. But eventually I learned that my energy would be better spent on figuring out a career path that would make me happier.A lot of people stay stuck in corporate jobs that don’t inspire them because... more
Carolyn Gillis, a Falmouth, Maine mother who attracted national notice in 2004 for founding ClassroomClassifieds.org — a Web site with a yard-sale motif, where families can sell off their unwanted items and donate some of the profit to benefit the town’s public schools — is broadening her reach. Gillis, who has since set up a similar site for school groups has just expanded the model to ClassifiedCircles.org, which channels money to charities in Maine and around the world.
This project is 100% ready to start up in a day but needs a modest amount of funding to help get it to the next level. This unique auction model is a tool that helps people and charities to help themselves.
Need to set up Nonprofit Board, funding under a 501 (c)(3) and creative Public Relations geniuses. You may visit it but some of the links are down, sorry to say, due to lack of financing to pay the few hundred dollars web fees.
http://classifiedcircles.org/descriptionandfaq.htmCarolyn Gillis, a Falmouth, Maine mother who attracted national notice in 2004 for... more
Who knew even our sleeping position would
characterize who we are,
From the article....
"Here are four basic individual sleep positions:
1. In the prone position, sleeper lies face down on the stomach with arms extended and bent, usually framed above the head. People who regularly sleep in the prone position - and both Madonna and I are in this category, interestingly enough - tend to have strong compulsive tendencies and stubbornness in their personalities and are persistent and goal-oriented.
2. The royal position is the geometric opposite of the prone. The royal sleeper lies supine, fully on the back, with arms slightly akimbo at the sides. It's an open, vulnerable and expansive position, and these people display self-confidence and self-involvement. Workaholic businessmen and entrepreneurs often prefer this position.
3. The most common position, the semi-fetal, has sleepers lying on their sides with knees slightly bent, one arm outstretched above the head, the other resting comfortably on the opposing upper arm to cradle the head. Conciliatory, compromising, non-threatening, non-shakers; sleep experts claim this to be the optimal sleep posture position.
4. The full-fetal is the characteristic womb position. Sleepers lie curled on their sides, with knees pulled all the way up, heads bent forward. Usually a pillow or blanket mass is centered at the stomach. These people are highly emotional, sensitive, artistic, and have intense one-on-one relationships. Oddly, it's found that women who sleep in this position normally have heightened capacity for multiple orgasms. ..."Who knew even our sleeping position would characterize who we are, we're... more
Not sure if I should even change it, but if I do, I’ve created two modifications of the original that I’m debating between.
Give me your feedback on either Version A or Version B by leaving a comment for A or B (or let me know if I just need to keep the current logo):Not sure if I should even change it, but if I do, I’ve created two modifications... more
Many entrepreneurs go into to panic mode as soon as they hear the word “recession”. The first casualty of this panic is the key tool that brings the business in…Marketing.
As your customers are looking for ways to best spend their dollars, don’t kill the main tool that keeps you on their radar:Many entrepreneurs go into to panic mode as soon as they hear the word... more
Like all successful businessmen, Yuchun Lee is passionate about his experience of making money. The 42-year-old Taiwanese-American gushes about "big players", "advanced techniques" and "ace tracking"Like all successful businessmen, Yuchun Lee is passionate about his experience of... more
Steve Meyer wants to sell pedicabs to the world — but is the world willing to go along for the ride?
The sales pitches are assorted and relentless, shouted to an endless flood of pedestrians bedecked in Colorado Rockies attire streaming down the 16th Street Mall.
"How about a ride to the game, folks?"
"Lighten your load a little bit!"
"Give your kids a thrill!"
One man in a Red Sox shirt is warned point-blank: "You need a ride out of here. You're gonna be mobbed."
They come from drivers manning a line of pedicabs parked at 16th and Blake streets. Today is the Rockies' home opener, and there are dozens of the vehicles out and about, shuttling fans to Coors Field and pedaling empty cabs back to lineups at key pickup spots around downtown. The three-wheeled contraptions consist of a bike hitched to a cart with comfy seats in back; some have canopies, some don't. They're mostly spotted at night around the 16th Street Mall, but they also turn out in force for every Rockies home game, Denver Broncos game, New Year's Eve, Saint Patrick's Day, and any other event or celebration when the sheer amount of people, inclement weather and considerable quantities of alcohol create a perfect market.
Steve Meyer wants to sell pedicabs to the world — but is the world willing to go... more
If you are seen as the expert, then you no longer have to sell, you recommend. A doctor doesn’t sell his services, he or she recommends solutions as the expert. People would rather buy from experts than from a salesperson or even an ad.If you are seen as the expert, then you no longer have to sell, you recommend. A... more
Whether you are an emerging entrepreneur just launching out or you’ve been in business for several years, you may have been (or still could be) guilty of one of these mistakes that many entrepreneurs make.Whether you are an emerging entrepreneur just launching out or you’ve been in... more
Sure, teenage millionaires are nothing new, but what about the ones who are totally self made? Bitten and Bound tells us how 5 enterprising youths all built million-dollar businesses before reaching age 20. Sure, teenage millionaires are nothing new, but what about the ones who are totally... more