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  1. WHY

    Silicone Molds? Who to contact/get foot in door for creating samples

    Hi all, Been doing a good amount of research and I can't seem to find people who really do original silicone mold ideas. I'm attempting to create a new type of cup that requires a brand new design, but most silicone companies already have premade molds, are baking only oriented, or some other...
  2. Hassan

    Side hustle to $5k/Month:Watch Me Go All In Content Marketing

    You know that light-bulb "aha!" moment when something inside you just "clicks"? A powerful idea or message penetrates you with brutally honest, but beneficial and life-altering truths? Well I recently finished reading "Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins, and it jolted my mind into gear. It...
  3. bbar97

    Advice on bootstrapping an invention?

    I'm considering moving forward with one of my 70 ideas for inventions/new services, but there are a few roadblocks I need to clear before I decide to go all in with it. Its a product in the garden/home product industry, and its moderately complex so design and manufacturing costs won't likely...
  4. SeanP

    Anyone accessed the Rollover for Business Startups (ROBS) funding approach?

    I am considering accessing the ROBS (roll over for business startups) program to roll my 401k into a 401k plan under my start-up without deduction or penalty where the funds are exchanged for common stock held by the 401k. Those funds can then be used to finance operating expenses for my company...
  5. DennisDuty

    How a Stable Boy Built a Business Bigger Than McDonalds

    In 1909 a farm boy got a job shoveling animal poop at a local ice shop. Back then ice boxes needed ice delivered, and somebody needed to clean up after the animals that pulled the wagons. This boy would grow that company to have more location than Holiday Inn, Walmart, Dunkin Donuts, and...
  6. TreyAllDay

    How to Give Your Business an "International Presence"

    Just thought I'd do a quick thread on a few interesting things I've done over the last year to make my business seem "bigger" than it is. I'm also curious if anyone has done anything similar, and how they boost the image of their business. When I first got started I was seeking to bring a few...
  7. Kepler

    RANT This is for anyone who feels lost or doubtful in their journey

    Hi ya'll I know i'm not killing it out there like some of you are, but today I realized something that really got my A$$ in motion and really pulled me out of my rut. This is to the little things, that when stacked on top of each-other build great things. So I have been doing facebook ads...
  8. cmor16

    Arbitrage and the Mindset of the Masses

    Here is a link to an article about a hustler who raids the Walmart clearance aisle and resells on Amazon. I made the mistake of reading through the comments which immediately got my blood boiling. People left and right shitting on him for it, calling him a scammer and rip-off artist. All the...

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