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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ideas For MicroEntrepreneurs

Don't you also keep wondering how many peddlers are selling this super-cheap toys, candy and roses? So quite some time ago i had the idea to start a collection of business ideas (products and services) for mirco-entrepreneurs. I started to take pictures of things & services that can (more or less) be easily build (bricolaged) by oneself.

Unfortunately i never really catalouged these pictures (so most are on some backup somewhere ;-( BUT i just recently took a couple which i now uploaded to start this collection.

For now you will find some examples of (1) inspiring and not-standard masks, (2) artsy objects like colored stones, a mobile; (3) furniture and some other things i thought might transpose well into other micro-entrepreneurial contexts.

You are more than welcome to send me your ideas and pictures. I plan to develop a more comprehensive web-knowledge-base on the subject of micro-entrepreneurship over the next years.

Some years ago i visited the DrapArt festival in Barcelona and they had a whole product range of things that could be build with some simple tools and materials that were thrown away. Check out their website @ www.drapart.org/en/

Edit: i dont know what's up with this picasa embed, but i edited twice and it doesnt show up nicely in my browser - so if it doesnt work for you please go to http://picasaweb.google.com/maxsenges/MicroEntrepreneurship?feat=directlink

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