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Reinventing the Wheel…of Putty

My startup is called Crazy Aaron’s Puttyworld. Our website is www.puttyworld.com. The company began in 1998 with a small box of putty I kept under my desk during my job as a software engineer. I borrowed a Weight Watchers food scale to weigh out the putty and sold it in plastic bags to co-workers. We [...]

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Back Office 5.6. Project Management

Back Office 5.6. Project Management

Depending on your final product, your business can run one of four types of operations: a job shop (an auto repair shop is a job shop), a project company (like an architecture or construction firm), line operations (like a manufacturer), or continuous operations (like a gasoline processing plant). Almost all home-based businesses are on the [...]

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The Roundup September 28

The Roundup September 28

Maybe the Chinese can build an environmentally friendly Hummer, a “bold chihuahua,” maybe . . .” Even the Chinese hate Hummers The Hummer brand, however, could be on the road to extinction if GM cannot soon finish a deal with China’s Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery, the only bidder for the controversial brand. . . [...]

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The Roundup July 21

The Roundup July 21

I never really understood paying some two bucks per shot on film that faded in two months. But there are millions who love the concept. Polaroid’s loss is one entrepreneur’s gain. Taking notes? When the Polaroid film factory in the Dutch town of Enschede shut down in June 2008, it seemed to signal the end [...]

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If you’re thinking of making toys in China . . .

Think again. Shoestring Venture deals extensively with offshoring manufacturing to China and I’ve done a fair amount of consulting with companies big and small (even one-person companies) who have manufactured toys in China. As you might imagine, Chinese toy manufacturers have taken a pretty hard hit this year what with lead-contaminated Thomas the Tank Engines [...]

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The post-gasoline auto industry, part three — Proof of concept

As followers of this blog know, I’ve been covering the decline of the auto industry in view of the future configuration of the auto industry and the opportunities available to far-sighted entrepreneurs here and here. Here’s the main thrust of the argument: But the current manufacturing structure is best for a world in which the [...]

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