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Business idea: Johnny Cupcakes

After graduating from high school in 2000 John Earle went to college just for a few weeks. After he dropped out of college he started a pin business making random designs and selling them at hardcore shows and shops. Johnny even had a small group of kids that would buy pins from him wholesale and sell them at their schools. He had a database of shops that sold his pins. In addition to the pins, Johnny worked once or twice a week at a silk screening shop, as well at Newbury Comics. Almost every day when he went to work, John was given a different completely random nicknames. “Johnny Appleseed”, “Johnny Coffeecakes”, “Johnny Cupcakes”, “Johnny Pancakes”, etc… While working at the silk screening shop making t-shirts for the metal hardcore band he use to be in (On Broken Wings). He decided to make a few shirts that said “Johnny Cupcakes” on them for the fun of it.

More on his story, go to this website: http://www.johnnycupcakes.com/the_story

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April 19, 2009 Posted by | Business, Entertainment, Entrepreneur, invention, Life, Million dollars Idea, Millionaire, Uncategorized, Youtube | , , | 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

Young millionaires: Jake Nickell and Jacob Dehart

More video: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/28558746#28558746

Threadless is a community-centered online apparel store run by skinnyCorp of Chicago, Illinois, since 2000. Co-founders Jake Nickell and Jacob DeHart started the company with $1,000 in seed money after entering an internet t-shirt design contest.

Members of the Threadless community submit t-shirt designs online; the designs are then put to a public vote. A small percentage of submitted designs are selected for printing and sold through an online store. Creators of the winning designs receive a prize of cash and store credit.

Operation

Designers upload their t-shirt designs to the website, where visitors and members of the community score them on a scale of 0 to 5. On average, around 700 designs compete in any given week. Each week, the staff selects about ten designs.Each designer selected receives $2,000 in cash, as well as an additional $500 for every reprint.

On occasion, special contests—known as “Loves Threadless”—run in association with various sponsors. These contests set a theme for designs, with a selection of additional prizes being awarded to the chosen winner; special prizes often relate to the sponsor. The success of this concept led to several spin-off projects by the same company, including ongoing design competitions for t-shirt slogans at OMG Clothing and neckties and wallpaper at Naked and Angry. The competition from OMG Clothing was later integrated into the main website with the introduction of Threadless TypeTees. Multiple other companies have adopted the community model created at Threadless. Nevertheless, in mid-2006, Threadless expanded in a more traditional direction, adding shirts designed by selected artists. These designs, known as Threadless Select designs, are not subject to the voting process.

In the open source community, a Threadless t-shirt or design is considered to be crowd sourced because the designer and the company retain all rights to the design. As the “source” of a design—i.e., its vector graphics file—is not available for download, it cannot be considered “open source”.

Threadless shirts are run in limited batches. When shirts are sold out, customers can request a reprint. However, reprinting occurs only when there is enough demand, and the decision to reprint is ultimately up to company. New shirts are released on Mondays

website: http://threadless.com/

source: wikipedia.com

August 23, 2008 Posted by | Business, Entrepreneur, invention, Life, Million dollars Idea, Millionaire, Uncategorized, Youtube | , , , | 1 Comment