Monthly Archives: March 2013

Inventor’s Skill Set

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Avoiding the Major Pitfalls of Tinkering Many people are attracted to tinkering and possibly inventing the next million-dollar idea, but besides a strong desire to tinker, one needs the proper skill set, yet many people don’t have all the aptitudes. … Continue reading

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Tinkering

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History and Modern Trends for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Tinkering means figuring out solutions to problems in different ways whether it’s a physical thing or an idea, says author Alec Foege of The Tinkerers, The Amateurs, The DIY’ers, And Inventors Make America … Continue reading

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Culture, Money & Business Practices

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Quiz This True or False? The Bahamas has a paternalistic culture that values American individualism and a casual laid-back style.  It’s a Caribbean culture that would be a good fit for aspiring entrepreneurs seeking a partnership agreement in the Bahamian business … Continue reading

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The Lobster Chronicles

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Linda Greenlaw Living on a small New England Island, Greenlaw became captain of her own lobster boat and later a bestselling author. She appeared on  C-Span more than a decade ago. Her inside account about issues such as, the environment … Continue reading

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Music Industry Pitfalls

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Database Catalogs Legal Conflicts As I mentioned in an earlier post about the startling 60 Minutes segment on Rodriguez, nothing was mentioned about who took the musician’s royalties. Apparently, that information is still a well-kept secret. However, the bootstrap documentary … Continue reading

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Government Programs for Career-Changers Considering Self-Employment

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White House Resources  If you wrote to the White House asking about current resources and programs available to aspiring entrepreneurs, you might get a response that would include the following information: The Small Business Jobs Act http://www.sba.gov/content/small-business-jobs-act-2010 Business Startup America … Continue reading

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Native American Cartoonist Ricardo Cate’

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Humor & Political Insight Without Reservations   Artist and humorist Ricardo Cate’ grew up on a reservation in New Mexico. Today he uses his talent and subtle biting wit to offer a cartoon series entitled Without Reservations. Cate’s work reflects … Continue reading

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