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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Lessons learned from other businesses

Since I’m approaching my 150th post on this site, I wanted to recap some of the lessons I've learned from the experiences of others pursuing their business startups. I’ve picked eighteen of my favorites so far:

  1. domystuff.com: If there’s a chore you hate doing, maybe there are others who don’t like to do it either.

  2. Horizon Software: you can overcome any difficulty in life and find success

  3. Retire Early Lifestyle: you don’t need a lot of money to retire early, if you are willing to travel and live frugally.

  4. 3 Amigos Tequila: it takes a strong work ethic and patience to be successful

  5. Lice Squad: there’s money to be made in providing a service many others don’t like to do

  6. Sprinkles Cupcakes: getting a celebrity to endorse you pays off royally, especially if it’s Katie Holmes.

  7. Vala’s pumpkin patch: if you think outside the box, you can use your college degree in non-traditional ways and be successful.

  8. Life is Good: By looking at things you see everyday in a different way, you may find a business idea that will someday make you rich.

  9. Jibbitz: all it could take is one year to make millions

  10. Famous Dave’s: it could take many years and lots of failures to make millions

  11. Home Tenders of America: there are ways to make money in a down real estate market

  12. Inn at Little Washington: attention to detail is very important

  13. myyearbook.com: teenagers can make a lot of money

  14. Stumbleupon: you can start a million dollar business out of your living room

  15. Berkshire Hathaway: honesty and integrity are what it’s all about

  16. Coffin Couches: you can turn a hobby into a business

  17. James Arthur Vineyards: you can grow wine in the Midwest

  18. SitterCity: if you can’t find an investor, invest your own money

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Anonymous said...

Sometimes the simplest things are the best. Nice list.