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Laid Off? Do This to Run Your Own Business

You just got fired for the last time. Now you’re in charge of the hiring / firing policy. Why? Because you are starting your own business… FINALLY.   To hang the “BOSS” sign on your door, here are 5 quick tips:   1)      Play to Your Passion: Figure out what turns you on – if [...]

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Invention of the Week #7: Dryer Shoe Holder

This week’s featured invention is the ” Dryer Shoe Holder”, which was invented by Richard Jackson, Sr. and Glenda Jackson.   Richard and Glenda have an issued US Utility patent on their invention.    Along with the winter comes snow, sleet, slush…and ultimately grimey, muddy shoes.  Dryer Shoe Holder was developed to help consumers launder their tennis shoes, without all that bumping and banging around in [...]

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Costco Magazine “Recession Busters” Article

They edited my article down a bit and ran it in their January Costco Connections Magazine. Thought you might enjoy it without the edits… Buck the Recession Recession. What recession?! Or so goes the attitude of some business owners in this tough economy. Take heart – they’re among a substantial number of businesses that are [...]

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Contract Terms, Part Two: Parties

“The common law doctrine of privity of contract means that a contract cannot (as a general rule), confer rights or impose obligations arising under it on any person except the parties to it.” 2004 edition of Chitty on Contracts In my last post, I dealt with indemnification clauses.  This time, I want to deal with [...]

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Free PR Tools for Do-It-Yourself Publicity

If you are working with a tight budget like most entrepreneurs, you can do your own publicity. Here is a quick list of some of the free services available to help you build buzz and sales: 1. Learn simple steps to start your publicity efforts with StartupNation’s Guide to PR here. 2. Check out the free, [...]

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My Dog, One Life-Loving Animal

The word “Animal” seems to fall so short. Here’s an update about Max for those many of you who expressed concern, support and love when I last blogged about his heartbreaking cancer diagnosis. First of all, he’s alive and happy, constantly at my foot in the StartupNation World Domination Headquarters (in the spare bedroom). He [...]

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