Tell Us About Your Favorite Business: It's got to be better than "Free Stuff"November 4th, 2009 | Humor,Interviews,Online & Small Business Resources,Small Business | 1 Comment »
Here’s a picture that I took when I recently went home. My Dad owns a commercial building in Fargo-Moorhead. On his parking lot was a trailer with a “hand-crafted” sign that stated free-stuff. My first question was “Dad, why do you have a trailer with a free stuff sign?” (seems like the obvious question). The second question was, “where’s my phone so i can take a picture of this?”.
The answer I got for Question Number 1 surprised me — instead of going through the expense of having to dispose of certain items (paint, electronics etc), my Dad figured to put out a trailer and label junk “free stuff”. Every week he fills it up and every week people come by and pick it up. He saves money. I hate to admit it, but my Dad is a pretty sharp business guy. He’s a terrible sign maker, however.
All of this is prelude to the idea of having our readers and customers submit ideas that they have had in running their business (or simply highlight a business that you think is doing a good job). We’d prefer it be an online business, because that most applies to our readership interest, but don’t limit only to online (as good ideas are good ideas). Also, if you happen to see a sign worse than my Dad’s free stuff sign, please also share. That may be a new feature by itself.