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I opened up my business in June of 2001. We service heavy equipment and do most of our work at customers' locations. I bought our first truck, a six-year-old Chevy pickup, for $8600. Gasoline was $
by Prime Cuts
Comment Count 34 comments on Thu Feb 16, 2012 at 11:53 AM PST with 72 Recommends
This is an open letter to peddlers of disinformation regarding what ending irresponsible tax cuts truly mean. If you are interested in the perspective of a successful entrepreneur in (hopefully) ...
by bluedogsd
Comment Count 74 comments on Mon Dec 06, 2010 at 11:40 PM PST with 54 Recommends
As a progressive, I continue to be frustrated with the ideological split in our country's governing bodies that seems to be preventing them from addressing key issues that will help us move forward ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 31 comments on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 05:00 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
During last night's debate, when asked whom he would pick as Treasury secretary, John McCain said he might consider Meg Whitman and said she had turned eBay into a livelihood for 1.3 million people ...
by subir
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Oct 08, 2008 at 07:22 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Sorry for being gone for so long - life has been busy.
by FerrisValyn
Comment Count 33 comments on Mon Jan 04, 2010 at 05:03 PM PST with 12 Recommends
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/29/chanda-zaveri_n_2575934.html?utm_hp_ref=good-news Wow - is this inspiring or what? "I had no money, just a pair of diamond earrings," said Zaveri, whose ...
by dov12348
Comment Count 39 comments on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:12 PM PST with 11 Recommends
President Obama spoke at The Business Roundtable, last week. And from the reaction, it seems like that most Business Leaders are on-board with Obama's goals of investing in the Future:
by jamess
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 06:52 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Many of you no doubt saw earlier diaries ( example ) quoting Rick Davis, John McCain's campaign manager , trying to immaturely ...
by el cid
Comment Count 38 comments on Thu Jul 31, 2008 at 09:27 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
My trip to Barcelona, Part II As I mentioned earlier I got to tag along to Barcelona, Spain with ...
by The Big E
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Jun 13, 2011 at 03:00 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Buried in the pages of various laws enacted as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are the provisions for a program that, if used effectively, could prove be a boon to ...
by Steve Colby
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Mar 03, 2009 at 02:34 PM PST with 8 Recommends
A friend of mine, a local (Frederick, MD) entrepreneur and Democratic activist, runs a startup company called In Pictures . They just launched their new website, ...
by Buzzer
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Jan 15, 2007 at 06:11 PM PST with 8 Recommends
Hello everyone. The other day I wrote a diary about my first job in a year, a diary which surprisingly rocketed to the ...
by Da Dawei
Comment Count 23 comments on Thu Mar 05, 2009 at 07:56 PM PST with 7 Recommends
Is Progressive talk radio dead? No, but close. Initial Phase: During the Bush years and leading up to the 2004 Election Progressives finally began to understand that we didn’t have nearly the ...
by jamatucci1
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon Oct 06, 2014 at 04:07 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
What do you get when you open your mailbox? I mail letters my sister three times per month, simply because she enjoys getting mail. She is too busy to write back, but we are very close and talk ...
by mdmc
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 04:43 PM PST with 5 Recommends
With the downturn comes opportunity. Many people start their own businesses. Hewlitt Packard, for example, was launched in a garage in Palo Alto in 1939 by two former GE engineers. Here are ...
by John Minehan
Comment Count 41 comments on Tue Mar 03, 2009 at 11:42 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Background: •Poor immigrant arrived to the U.S. at age seven in 1987. •Educated in the Oakland Public Schools from Bella Vista to Oakland High, Class of 1998. •Graduated from the University ...
by PeterYLiu
Comment Count 59 comments on Sat Feb 15, 2014 at 10:40 PM PST with 2 Recommends
Like getting into a bleeding competition with a blood bank. Richard ...
by airmechldr
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Oct 16, 2011 at 11:53 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Begin by Defining Outcomes, Outputs and Inputs Innovation is the buzz word du jour. Each year, vast piles of PowerPoint handouts are distributed to cultivate and fertilize innovation -- many ...
by StevenStrauss
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 07:00 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Meet Ann Wangui , a shopkeeper from the Rift Valley city of Nakuru, Kenya. Her second-hand suit business enjoys healthy margins thanks to low operating costs and high demand. From her kiosk at the ...
by avillec
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 10:04 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
To my shock, I learned recently that the Paul Ryan plan for Social Security includes scrapping the entire system (basically), BUT ALSO giving every retiree a monthly sum -- the same sum for everyone.
by IdeaTipper
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 03:52 AM PDT with 1 Recommend