Monthly Archives: March 2012

Weekly Economic Update | LAEDC


Where to get startup cash now |

Starting out, the three founders of The Extraordinaries didn’t have much cash or an idea that was fleshed out enough to approach investors with. To fund their site, which connects mobile phone users with quick “micro-volunteering” opportunities, they took a different tack and applied for social entrepreneurship grants and competitions.


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Empire State Building Accorded LEED Gold Certification|

The renowned Empire State Building has been accorded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification. The new laurel makes one of the tallest buildings in the world more inspiring in terms of eco-friendliness.

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On the horrors of getting approval for an ice-cream parlour in San Francisco | Boing Boing

Ms. Pries said she had to endure months of runaround and pay a lawyer to determine whether her location (a former grocery, vacant for years) was eligible to become a restaurant. There were permit fees of $20,000; a demand that she create a detailed map of all existing area businesses (the city didn’t have one); and an $11,000 charge just to turn on the water.

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Shoe Dating Pairs Men and Women Up Based on Footwear |

Men who seek love help from Shoe Dating are asked to choose a pair of shoes they would like their prospective dates to wear. When a woman strolls into Shoes Shoes Shoes and chooses that particular pair,

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Managing Employees: 5 Scary Small-Business Mistakes |

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Yes, your employees can make or break your business, but battling zombies can be easier than managing people.

When ‘Giving Your All’ Gets You Nowhere

Case in point: I received an email recently from an employee who wanted to know how to turn down a “promotion” that meant doing two jobs without a pay, title, or bonus increase. She wrote:

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Pop-up store sells chocolate for good deeds, not money |

The price of chocolate

 Chocolatier Anthon Berg recently enabled customers to pay with a good deed, rather than cash, at a pop-up location called The Generous Store.

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