Friday Entrepreneurs: Sarah Deutsch, Pinkleberry Services

November 10th, 2006

Today's Friday Entrepreneur is Sarah Deutsch, who's started a personal-assistant company called Pinkleberry Services. I love this: If you occasionally need someone to help with "shopping, errands, courier, house-sitting, package pick-up," or even office functions, she can help. I always joke that I need a personal assistant, but with this service, you don't have to hire someone fulltime. As you ...

When Friday Entrepreneurs Go Wrong

November 02nd, 2006

Gabe Rosen sends this article from USA Today: FERN PARK, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy stole a bus, drove it along a public transit route, picked up passengers and collected fares, authorities said Sunday. "I drove that bus better than most of the LYNX drivers could," the teen, who is too young to drive legally, told a deputy after he ...

Friday Entrepreneurs: Lily Chu, PCOW Inc

October 20th, 2006

Today I interview Lily Chu, one of the founders of PCOW. This is an interesting one: They've created a holding company ("a mother company") of smaller businesses. It goes against everything we've heard about focusing, but as you'll see below, it's working very, very well. One of their ventures, JetPens, sells 10,000 pens a month. As you can imagine, ...

Friday Entrepreneurs: Pamela Slim, Escape From Cubicle Nation

October 06th, 2006

Man, I love this interview. I'll be totally up-front and admit that you're going to see much of my bias that more people should think entrepreneurially in the interview below. Fortunately, Pamela agrees. After working in a corporate environment and hating it for a long time, she's created Ganas, a consulting company that helps certain people re-evaluate their careers and ...

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Friday Entrepreneurs: Tracy Tseng, littleMAN Style

September 29th, 2006

Last week, I asked for different types of Friday Entrepreneurs, and today I'm thrilled to interview a different type of entrepreneur. Tracy Tseng just created a company called littleMAN Style, a retail clothing company. This is different than the web businesses we usually hear about, so I learned a lot. Check out the interview below, and as you read, note ...

No Friday Entrepreneurs today, but…

September 22nd, 2006

No Friday Entrepreneurs today, but check back next week for some brand new interviews. I'm sending out another newsletter on Monday morning. There will be something special in it...maybe a giveaway of a book that hasn't been released yet. Maybe... (ok, it really will be). Sign up for the newsletter here.

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