Can my wife and I really make money doing this?

Joe from Pittsburg writes:  “My wife and I were married a year ago and we’re now expecting our first child! She would like to stay at home when the baby comes, but she’d like to do some part time work. We had a blast creating creative touches for our wedding and were wondering if there was a way to start a business from that. We created a logo using our initials in the shape of a heart. From there we made a custom cookie cutter, candy molds, labels for water bottles, stationery, aisle markers, etc.  Do you think is a viable … Read More

Need to slow down today?

Apparently a lot of people do.  In 2011 Alex Tew introduced a “fun side project” called Donothingfor2minutes.com.  When users clicked on the site, it immediately began a two-minute countdown while encouraging them to listen to the sounds of the waves – and do nothing.  If the mouse or keyboard is touched, a red FAIL message flashes and the timer resets.  In the first week, the site had over 2 million visitors.  Check it out – it’s a hoot.  See if you can do nothing for 2 minutes. Knowing he hit a nerve, Tew just launched Calm.com in May of this … Read More

Could this be a low cost business idea?

Joe from Pittsburg writes:  “My wife and I were married a year ago and we’re now expecting our first child! She would like to stay at home when baby comes, but would like to do some part time work. We had a blast creating creative touches for our wedding and were wondering if there was a way to start a business from that. We created a logo using our initials in the shape of a heart. From there we made a custom cookie cutter, candy molds, labels for water bottles, stationery, aisle markers, etc.  Do you think is a viable … Read More

No money? Start your own business…..

There is still a popular myth that starting your own business requires a chunk of money. A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO I noticed there were several tree companies working in our neighborhood. Their assignment was to cut the trees back wherever there was danger of them falling against power lines. Their work often left the trees looking misshapen and distorted, thus they were frowned upon and treated badly by most of the neighborhood residents, even though they were doing work that needed to be done. While they were on my property I concluded that I would get better results if … Read More