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Inspirational Speech: Benjamin Carson

Benjamin Carson was born in Detroit, Michigan. His mother Sonya had dropped out of school in the third grade, and married when she was only 13. When Benjamin Carson was only eight, his parents divorced, and Mrs. Carson was left to raise Benjamin and his older brother Curtis on her own. She worked at two, sometimes three, jobs at a time to provide for her boys.

Benjamin and his brother fell farther and farther behind in school. In fifth grade, Carson was at the bottom of his class. His classmates called him “dummy” and he developed a violent, uncontrollable temper.

When Mrs. Carson saw Benjamin’s failing grades, she determined to turn her sons’ lives around. She sharply limited the boys’ television watching and refused to let them outside to play until they had finished their homework each day. She required them to read two library books a week and to give her written reports on their reading even though, with her own poor education, she could barely read what they had written.

Within a few weeks, Carson astonished his classmates by identifying rock samples his teacher had brought to class. He recognized them from one of the books he had read. “It was at that moment that I realized I wasn’t stupid,” he recalled later. Carson continued to amaze his classmates with his newfound knowledge and within a year he was at the top of his class.

The hunger for knowledge had taken hold of him, and he began to read voraciously on all subjects. He determined to become a physician, and he learned to control the violent temper that still threatened his future. After graduating with honors from his high school, he attended Yale University, where he earned a degree in Psychology.

From Yale, he went to the Medical School of the University of Michigan, where his interest shifted from psychiatry to neurosurgery. His excellent hand-eye coordination and three-dimensional reasoning skills made him a superior surgeon. After medical school he became a neurosurgery resident at the world-famous Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. At age 32, he became the hospital’s Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

In 1987, Carson made medical history with an operation to separate a pair of Siamese twins. The Binder twins were born joined at the back of the head. Operations to separate twins joined in this way had always failed, resulting in the death of one or both of the infants. Carson agreed to undertake the operation. A 70-member surgical team, led by Dr. Carson, worked for 22 hours. At the end, the twins were successfully separated and can now survive independently.

Carson’s other surgical innovations have included the first intra-uterine procedure to relieve pressure on the brain of a hydrocephalic fetal twin, and a hemispherectomy, in which an infant suffering from uncontrollable seizures has half of its brain removed. This stops the seizures, and the remaining half of the brain actually compensates for the missing hemisphere.

In 1997, Dr. Carson took a leave of absence from his surgical duties to address groups of young people around the country. Carson‘s books include Gifted Hands and Think Big.

Carson says the letters of “Think Big” stand for the following:

Talent: Our Creator has endowed all of us not just with the ability to sing, dance or throw a ball, but with intellectual talent. Start getting in touch with that part of you that is intellectual and develop that, and think of careers that will allow you to use that.

Honesty: If you lead a clean and honest life, you don’t put skeletons in the closet. If you put skeletons in the closet, they definitely will come back just when you don’t want to see them and ruin your life.

Insight: It comes from people who have already gone where you’re trying to go. Learn from their triumphs and their mistakes.

Nice: If you’re nice to people, then once they get over the suspicion of why you’re being nice, they will be nice to you.

Knowledge: It makes you into a more valuable person. The more knowledge you have, the more people need you. It’s an interesting phenomenon, but when people need you, they pay you, so you’ll be okay in life.

Books: They are the mechanism for obtaining knowledge, as opposed to television.

In-Depth Learning: Learn for the sake of knowledge and understanding, rather than for the sake of impressing people or taking a test.

God: Never get too big for Him.

January 26, 2009 Posted by | Life, Television, Uncategorized, Youtube | , , , , | 6 Comments

Young entrepreneur: Evelyn Espinoza

Evelyn Espinoza Wins Youth Business Plan Competition

From news article, Los Angeles Times :

Evelyn EspinozaPhoto: Evelyn Espinoza, 17, reacts as she is named winner of Merrill Lynch/NFTE Greater Los Angeles Regional Youth Business Plan Competition, by Garrett Gin, right, Director Communications and Public Affairs, Merrill Lynch & Co.

When she was 8 years old, Evelyn Espinoza sold bubble gum and other candy door-to-door in her Los Angeles neighborhood to earn money.

By sixth grade, her mom was buying the enterprising 12-year-old toys at a wholesale mart to resell at school.

Now 17, Espinoza is still hard at work. Her latest business venture, Hippie’s Candles, was named the winner last week of the Los Angeles regional business-plan competition, and a $1,750 prize, at the event sponsored by the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship and the Merrill Lynch Foundation.

“Entrepreneurship is excellent,” said Espinoza, who is in the NFTE entrepreneur-training class at Soledad Enrichment Action Girls Academy, a charter school in downtown Los Angeles.

“Money rules the society,” she said. “Everyone wants money, and it’s only right to learn how to make it in a legit way and to be your own boss.”

Link: http://talentdevelop.com/teenyatalent/evelyn-espinoza-wins-youth-business-plan-competition/

January 24, 2009 Posted by | Business, Entrepreneur, Television, Uncategorized, Youtube | , , , | Leave a comment

Business idea: Mommie Helen’s Bakery

Video: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2009/01/19/sbs.bakery.cooking.success.cnn

Local Bakery�s Pies Draw Daily Crowds and Celebs
Wednesday, 15 August 2007
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By Lynette ParkerSweet Success for Mommie Helen’s BakeryIt’s not uncommon to see people waiting outside Mommie Helen’s Bakery before it opens. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, people often wait in their cars to be the first to get the bakery’s pies, which have become famous around the country.Celebrities and athletes such as Shaquille O’Neal contact her for special orders, sometimes for events, sometimes just because they have a craving for her famous sweet potato pies, made from owner Dorothy Pryor Rose’s mother’s recipe.”People end up meeting in the parking lot,” said Rose, 61, who runs the bakery with her daughter, husband and six other employees.One couple even began dating after the woman missed out on getting one of the sweet potato pies. In the ultimate act of romance, the man gave her one of his pies – a prized possession since the bakery puts a two-pie limit on customers during busy times. The rest is sweet history.”He promised me and let me know when he proposed,” Rose said.

    Dorothy Pryor Rose talks to customers

   While local people are really just getting to know about the bakery, others have known for years about the love and   care that goes into making peach cobblers, pecan pies, the “Sok it to me cake,” sugar-free cobblers and others. The     walls of the bakery are lined with  pictures of people such as Laila Ali, Tom Arnold, John Salley, Shaq,  Magic Johnson and other celebrities.

  On a recent Tuesday, a line formed to the door with faithful customers who don’t mind traveling from as far away as Nevada and Arizona to fill up their coolers with Rose’s sweets. Hilton Bullard, 66, John Bullard, 69, and Roy Williams, 60, of Pomona stopped by the bakery to pick up their pies before heading to Moreno Valley to pick up food from one of their favorite soul food restaurants.

“We started talking and Roy said to let him know when we were going to drive to get something to eat, and I said we’re going out there today,” said Hilton Bullard, who along with his brother John are retired.

“These guys are regulars,” Rose says from behind the bakery counter.

What makes people drive hundreds of miles, place next-day mail orders and even send messengers to pick up Rose’s pastries?

“You do it the way your mommy does,” she said. “Don’t skimp, don’t cheat your people and use the best ingredients.”

The bakery began operating on a very small scale in 1999 after Rose took a peach cobbler to a potluck at her job at South Pacific Bell.

“After that, they were like you don’t bring anything else to potlucks, you always just make this cobbler,” she said with a chuckle.

She began making pies and cakes for friends and soon the clientele began to grow. That’s when she got a powerful message.

“God told me to leave my job and open a bakery,” she said.

So after 30 years, Rose left her job and took on the task of baking full-time. She began with her two sisters, a cousin and her husband. But it wasn’t until God led her to an event that Shaq was sponsoring that things began to take off. Rose said she contacted an assistant of Shaq’s and pleaded with him to allow her to be one of the caterers. He immediately declined, having never heard of Rose or her pies before.

But again, God was on her side, she said.

“He called back the very next day and said Shaq wants you,” Rose said.

Shaq fell in love with the sweet potato pies, and the two are now friends. Even when he went to Miami, the orders continued. Other celebrities followed suit – Penny Marshall, Angela Bassett, Kathy Ireland, Stevie Wonder and James Worthy. She even sent a pie to a soldier serving in the Iraq war.

Even though her new kitchen can make 300 pies a day, Rose envisions the day she will be able to make 2,000 pies a day. She has turned down franchise offers because she wants to keep the recipes as they are. She has had offers to take the pies to Costco and Sam’s Club.

“We’re known around the world because they want the best sweet potato pies in the world,” Rose said.

With all of her blessings, Rose hasn’t forgotten how she was helped by others when she was just beginning. She began supporting Little League clubs and started a scholarship foundation. One of her recipients is now pursuing his master’s degree.

Rose also has had some hard times — she lost her mother this year and her sisters within a span of two years. Then she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

“But I never once had to have treatment, radiation or chemotherapy,” she said. “God is good.”

God has more in store for her she says, she is scheduled to appear on the Dr. Phil Show to talk about couples and businesses, and she’s also in talks to make an appearance on The Oprah Show. Eventually, Rose said she would like to see Mommie Helen’s distribution centers in every state.

That seems a little daunting to the employees who were working diligently, recently packaging and making cobblers. But, they say they have fun and the best part is they get to sample the products.

“You eat them every day, it’s an every day thing and before you know it, a sample becomes a meal,” said Martha Godinez, 28, who has worked at the bakery for one and a half years.

Rose’s daughter, Tedra Rose, 29, also works at the bakery and still can’t get enough of her mother’s pies.

“When we were little, she would only make the sweet potato pies at Christmas and Thanksgiving and we would want them all year,” she said.

That may have been a lesson Dorothy Pryor Rose learned from her mother.

“We didn’t have a lot of money when we were growing up and we didn’t get toys for Christmas, but we would each get our own sweet potato pie,” she said.

There were never any complaints from the children about the pies, but it did pose a problem if one child finished her pie before the others, Dorothy Rose said.

For now, she said she is waiting to see what God has in store for her. She envisions lines wrapped around the corner every day, not just during the holiday season.

“You know how you go by an In & Out drive-through and there’s always a line?” She said. “That’s what I want to see — lines every day.”

Link: http://www.blackvoicenews.com/content/view/41147/14/

January 21, 2009 Posted by | Business, Entrepreneur, Television, Uncategorized | , , | 3 Comments

Young Millionaire: Dominic McVey

A young man, his mobile phone and an idea. It’s the dream most kids have when they are young, but earning a million dollars doesn’t need ‘The Secret’, years of wisdom or even a car, according to one self-made millionaire.

 Using what he calls his childlike spirit, British teenage millionaire, Dominic McVey, made his early money with a simple idea and container load of zeal. By 15, he had made a million dollars.

“I was very, very competitive,” he said, starting up a business at just 13.

To save up for a collapsible scooter he thought filled a niche for London workers, McVey ran discos and did fund raising.

His hunch was right.

McVey’s Top 5 Tips for making a million

1)      If you are young, don’t draw attention to that.  I was young but I didn’t talk about it. I got on with what I wanted to do. I wanted to prove to people I could do it.

2)      Keep promoting – you have to get your product out there.

3)      Development – you have to move your product forward. You can’t let your product get stagnant or stale. Keep aggressive – have something new to offer all the time.

4)      Invest your money elsewhere. I invested in new brands, ideas, products, cosmetics, fashion.

5)       Be careful with your ideas because it might disappear at any time. If you have done it once, you can do it again.

 After selling the first five to family and friends, he then imported another ten and before long he had sold 300,000.

He was inquisitive and always disguised his age, doing all his business on the internet from his bedroom.

“Whenever I did meet companies, even if I thought I couldn’t get any business out of them, I asked them a million and one questions about how they did business,” McVey said. “They loved telling me because they felt like the other brother telling the kid what to do.”

And yes, it helps to be living with your parents.

“The added advantage is that the money you make is in a sense all yours, because you don’t have a mortgage or bills, all I was paying for was the internet and my mobile phone.”

McVey makes the point that your money may not last. This much is true for Australia’s Rich List.

A look at last year’s Top 5 Richest Young Australians (by BRW) highlights tragic stories, one of Edmund Groves the founder of ABC Learning Centres, and the Crazy John’s mobile phones magnate John Ilhan. The family man died of a suspected heart attack while out jogging. He was 42.

 

Practicing what he preaches, McVey has several new ideas in the pipeline.

And it involves his other passion – music .

McVey is set to launch a new boy band, called Most Wanted, and a music show for TV is also planned.

When you add a line of condoms called ‘Newd’, and some high-end pharmaceutical products it seems, for now, McVey’s riches are still on the rise.

link: http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/b/sunrise/8117/a-15-year-old-millionaires-tips-for-success

January 14, 2009 Posted by | Business, Entrepreneur, invention, Million dollars Idea, Millionaire, Television, Uncategorized, Youtube | , , , | 3 Comments

Business idea: Popcorn Seasoning

January 14, 2009 Posted by | Business, Entrepreneur, Life, Million dollars Idea, Millionaire, Television, Uncategorized, Youtube | , , | 2 Comments

Business idea: Liv4now.com

21 and 22. Serena Doshi, 26 and Ewan MacLeod, 22

Co-founders, liv4now.com. £8 million each.

When I meet Serena Doshi at her office she is immediately explaining that she has just flown in from a meeting in Canada, and apologising for wearing glasses not contact lenses, and introducing me to her partner Ewan MacLeod, and debating which hotel bar we should go to for a drink. Doshi has the slightly breathless enthusiasm of the suddenly successful. With MacLeod, she started her dot.com Liv4Now in November. By Christmas the pair were being written up as the latest virtual millionaires. Three months on, it is all beginning to seem old hat. ‘Still,’ says MacLeod, ‘three months is a very long time in internet years.’

Doshi, who projects an evangelical self-confidence, is fond of suggesting that a successful internet startup needs only three things ‘a suit, an idea and a geek’. In the case of Liv4now.com, she happily takes on the first role – a 26-year-old chartered accountant with investment banking experience – while MacLeod, 22, performs the latter – he was working for AOL and Virgin.net while still at school. In person, the stereotypes blur a little; she is an unstructured suit, he an unusually personable geek.

Their idea – now worth upwards of £20 million – came as a result of a chance meeting. One day in August 1998 Doshi’s computer printer broke down, and a friend suggested that MacLeod would be a good person to fix it. They got talking, and decided that the problem with the internet was that there was not enough on it for people like them: ‘people who like to hang out, socialise and network… You could go online and buy a book but there was nowhere just to chill out with friends.’ Though not exactly a eureka moment, they went away and thought some more. MacLeod, who grew up mostly in Essex but has not lost his reserved Scots accent, had some experience in virtual chilling: he had set up an online ‘community’ for students when the first internet possibilities opened up seven years ago.

‘I can remember people saying “this Netscape thing is never going to take off,”‘ he says now, having the last laugh. ‘It was a totally text-based community, the kind of thing I would show my mum, and she’d say: “Yes dear, I’m sure it’s very interesting.”‘ Doshi, meanwhile, had been working on a big internet sell-off for her bank, Schroders, in the US. ‘It was,’ she says, ‘just before the hype started in this country,’ but in the US it was clear she had seen what looked seductively like the future.

In the 18 months since, the pair have sketched out a classic late-Nineties trajectory of wealth creation: they put together a demo website; raised some venture capital (the valuation we have placed on the business is based on both the market value analysts are now placing on sites like this one which attract high-spending people with disposable income and the discussions with venture capitalists looking to invest in the company); and thought of a name, which was also a kind of mission statement. ‘Liv4now,’ says Doshi, bright-eyed, ‘is an attitude that will never die.’ Then, in case I’d missed her point: ‘You know, carpe diem. Liv4now is very much how to make your lifestyle the best it possibly can be.’

These people are, they say, defined not by demographics but by a state of mind. There are, explains Doshi, ‘a whole group of words that attach themselves to our users – hedonistic, aspirational, ambitious, wired, net-savvy.’ And there are 40,000 of these dynamic individuals signing up to seize the day every month. Listening to Doshi and MacLeod talking about ‘revenue streams’ and ‘sustainable business models’ and ‘scalability’ you find yourself wondering what exactly it is that is making them all their (virtual) money. In fact it is, it seems, easier to say what Liv4Now is not than what it is: it’s not a portal (‘Yahoo!, for example,’ Doshi explains patiently, ‘is a portal’); it’s not a magazine or a newspaper (‘we don’t tell our subscribers what to think’); it’s not a dating agency or a vanity publisher – though it has elements of all of these things. It’s rather, Doshi and MacLeod repeat, using the Blairites’ favourite word like a mantra, a ‘community’ of hedonists (the kind of new-style hedonists, presumably, such as these two founder members who sip Diet Coke and work online hours).

In their short time as e-pioneers, Doshi and MacLeod seem to have quickly acquired some of the paranoia of more conventional business people. Though they stress that their company is ‘a lifestyle thing’, they are oddly reluctant to reveal details of their own lives, to the extent that we have a couple of comical exchanges. When I ask, for example, what schools they went to, Doshi reacts as if I’d asked her to share her innermost secrets. ‘Does it matter? Should it matter?’ she demands.

Not really, I suggest, except that it’s interesting, given the meritocratic potential of the net, that the people making money seem to be mostly from traditional moneyed backgrounds.

‘I don’t think it’s relevant at all in this sphere,’ Doshi argues. ‘I think you can typify a lot of people who have seen there’s a gold rush here and thought “let’s get in on this”. But we started this way back in 1998…’

So you went to a comprehensive school then? ‘I don’t think it’s relevant at all to what we’re doing.’ So, public school?

‘I’ve read those articles as well. But I think there are all sorts of people working in this business – people in garages – and it’s entirely irrelevant where you went to school.’

Later, when I suggest that I imagine that the community is good for singles, a kind of Club 18-30 without wet T-shirt competitions, Doshi gets more exasperated. ‘It’s not about dating,’ she insists. ‘It’s about interacting. On other sites I think there could be a lot of that [dating] going on, but we have “moderated chat”, live people in there hosting certain debates, which adds a safety aspect, as opposed to some other sites in which you can say just anything.’ So how much of this policing is required? ‘We don’t really think of it as policing, it’s moderation.’

The current message boards discuss everything from the Lawrence inquiry to share tips; there are word association games played over a number of days, presumably by Liv4Now members who don’t get out much (‘mango… banana… strawberry… lychee…’ and so on) and hot topics, such as ‘masturbation: how many times a day is normal?’

Doshi and MacLeod are, of course, resolutely living for now, but they have big plans for the future: Liv4Now, the wireless community, ‘so you’ll be able to access the community via your mobile phone’; a community consultancy, advising companies how to become interactive; and ‘spin-offs such as Liv4Football’.

‘I may have these noughts attached to my name in the papers,’ says MacLeod smiling, ‘but I only have £4.50 in my pocket’ – a point he proves when we scrabble to get the collective funds together to pay for our round of Diet Cokes.

January 10, 2009 Posted by | Business, Entrepreneur, Million dollars Idea, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Business Lesson: Young entrepreneur brews her first success

Six months ago, Heather Mantione opened her first business, the Blue Spoon Coffee Company in Manhattan. Opening a business is tough, especially your first one, and Heather chose a difficult industry in a difficult location.

Even more challenging, Heather is only 26 years old, and her parents took out a home equity loan to finance her dream.

I’ve been tracking Heather’s progress as her business grows. And I’ll check in with her from time to time to share lessons Heather is learning what can help you and other entrepreneurs succeed.

The good news? Heather is doing well — very well — for a start-up. The Blue Spoon Coffee Company is breaking even financially. Of course, that’s with just Heather and her brother as employees. It’s unusual for a company to break even that quickly.

Heather did her homework before opening. She developed a thorough business plan and took a class on how to run a coffee shop. Still, planning a business and running one are very different.

“You can’t know what it’s like to open a business until you actually open a business,” she said. “There are so many things you have to worry about.

“One thing that surprised me is how much I think about the business,” Heather continued. “When I’m in the shower, I’m thinking about the business. When shopping, I’m thinking about the business. When I’m out to dinner, I’m thinking about the business.”

Like most new entrepreneurs, Heather had to readjust her product offerings. She planned to only sell coffee drinks, but she quickly realized she needed to add lunch items to survive. That’s typical; within six months of starting my company, I dramatically changed the type of consulting I offered. Once you actually interact with your market, you have to be flexible enough to react to reality.

A nice surprise for Heather has been the relationship with her customers. “Some I now consider my friends. For the most part, they’re really nice people, and we have a sense of community. They really want to support independent businesses.”

Some lessons Heather learned in her first six months:

Do one new thing at a time. Heather started by serving coffee drinks. She added desserts and packaged sandwiches. At the same time, she was learning “latte art” — the process of pouring and steaming milk to create artistic images on the foam, such as roses or hearts. It was too much.

“Don’t try to add too many things at a time,” said Heather. “It confuses your customers and overwhelms you.”

It takes time to build word of mouth. “It took more time to get customers than I expected,” said Heather. New entrepreneurs always expect business to grow faster than is likely.

Networking is critical. Heather has learned a lot by asking others for advice and contacts. “I’m doing research because I’m going to make sandwiches on premises …Through one of my customers, I received a name of a man who owns a gourmet shop … and he gave me a bunch of tips and numbers for the distributors that he uses. This is information I never would have found on my own. It’s good to have people to talk to who are in the same situation as you.”

Your job is never done. Although Heather’s cafe is only open five days a week, she finds herself working all the time. “On weekends, I have to do bills and there’s stuff you always have to work on. I don’t have anyone but myself — ordering, bills, it all falls on my shoulders. You have to be prepared to do everything.”

Get emotional support. Heather turns to her parents to help handle the stress. “They’re my support. I’ll have a bad day, and my dad will tell me to keep my head up.”

With all the ups and downs of a new business, Heather is very glad she took the plunge. “I have those days when I wonder if I’m going to fail, am I good enough? But I’m definitely proud of myself … This place is me — it’s my blood, sweat, and tears.”

I’ll check in with Heather again in six months, and let you know how she’s doing. Together, we can celebrate her first anniversary!

source: http://www.usatoday.com/money/smallbusiness/columnist/abrams/2006-03-31-coffee-entrepreneur_x.htm

January 7, 2009 Posted by | Business, Entrepreneur, Life, Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

Young millionaire: Rob Kalin, founder of Etsy

Etsy.com is where you sell and buy things that are mainly handmade (it’s basically like ebay but only handmade products).It made its debut on June 18, 2005. Since then it has grown to thousands of sellers and buyers. It has made $1.7 million dollars in May 2007. In November 2007, buyers spent $4.3 million purchasing 300,000 items for sale on Etsy, an increase of 43 percent from October 2007. 

Link: http://www.etsy.com/

January 5, 2009 Posted by | Business, Entrepreneur, invention, Million dollars Idea, Millionaire, News, Uncategorized, Youtube | 4 Comments

Business Lesson: Customer Service

Nancy Fontaine:- I came upon the Squishable.com site via a link provided by my 20-something niece. Pictures of fat and adorable stuffed animals abound, including many “in-situ”: the animals being held by people or placed in a room, so you can easily see they are rather large (the size of watermelon, only round).

They also had a “Bundle of Bunnies,” three little bunnies stuffed into a carrot. At $15, I had a clue that they were not as big as the watermelon variety (which run around $38). On the page describing them, the dimensions are plain to see: seven inches long. My eyes fooled me, however. The close-up of the adorable bunnies had no context, and given the size of the other critters, I assumed they were bigger than they are, despite being told otherwise.

I ordered the bunnies (I didn’t want my shopping basket to remain “empty and sad”), received them in good time, but was disappointed at their size. I decided they’d do and just thought I’d live with it. Squishable uses Google Checkout as a payment method, and Google asked me to rate them as a vendor. I’m mostly lazy about such requests, but I did it this time, rating them a 4 out of 5 because of the size of the bunnies.

Within hours I had an e-mail from Squishable saying they were sorry I was disappointed, that if I wanted to return the bunnies they’d pay the shipping, and here’s a 20% off coupon on your next purchase. They even promised to put up some pictures that would help others avoid the same problem (when I checked the website recently I did not see any, perhaps because the bunnies are sold out). I was surprised and delighted. That is the way commerce is supposed to be conducted! Making customers happy is the goal of Squishable, and they certainly succeeded here.

Both of these companies are small. Is there a moral in that story? Small companies are more service-conscious than large ones? This may be true, by and large, but I’m not sure there’s a one-to-one correlation.

More customer’s story: http://www.krunk4ever.com/blog/2007/11/16/squishables-so-cute/

Link: http://blogcritics.org/archives/2008/06/16/1552522.php

January 3, 2009 Posted by | Business, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Business Idea: 99 cent store / Life is good

more about 99 cent store: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_/ai_n27849032

January 2, 2009 Posted by | Business, Entrepreneur, Million dollars Idea, Millionaire, Television, Youtube | , , , , | Leave a comment