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Thursday, November 9th, 2006

You know how I’m usually saying that the best way to get rich is to start a business and invest the profit? Well here’s a website all about starting businesses. If you’re curious or actively looking for a business opportunity, then this is the site for you.

As usual, I did a little searching so I can give you a preview. One section I checked out was the home based business opportunity section. Who doesn’t want to work from home? That’s easiest when you’re the boss. From candles to home parties, there were some interesting ideas there.

Naturally, I had to check out the internet business opportunity section. It’s hard to tell exactly what kinds of websites or services you’d be working with from the descriptions, but one of these says its the 4th fastest growing international franchise.

I also checked out the vending machine business opportunity part. I always saw ads for this stuff when I was looking for jobs after college. I always see vending machine people filling up snack machines and stuff. I wouldn’t mind owning the business, but actually doing the work is not for me…

I spent less time checking out the sports business opportunity and food franchise business opportunity sections because I wanted to write this blog entry, but the tea franchise was interesting. I’m not exactly a tea aficionado, but I do like it much more than coffee and my wife loves tea.

12 business ideas

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

This CNN Money article has 12 ideas for starting your business. The details are pretty weak on investing in Libya so there’s not much guidance at all, but there are some interesting details about gold mines in Bolivia. Here is a list of the ideas:

1. Build cheap Wi-Fi networks for Brazilian resorts.
2. Become a biodiesel producer in Argentina.
3. Create an ad network for India’s mobile content developers.
4. Launch an exclusive social network for Russian millionaires.
5. Open an American-style restaurant in one of China’s fast-growing cities.
6. Remodel homes for China’s burgeoning middle class.
7 Flip mining claims in Bolivia.
8. Export the planet’s next great wines – from Greece.
9. Import fine wines to upscale restaurants – in India.
10. Export gourmet coffee from Rwanda.
11. Become a social entrepreneur in South Africa.
12. Be among the first to invest in the new Libya.