Archive: December 16, 2007 - December 22, 2007

What a Bright Idea

The light bulb has become a staple of our daily lives and a classic design permeating media and art from cartoons to canvas, but with the new energy bill the president signed today, the familiar incandescent bulb will be phased out beginning in 2012. For firms that keep the lights...

By Sharon McLoone | December 20, 2007; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Study Looks at Characteristics of Self-Employed

Serving in the military, having a college degree and owning a home all are factors that increase the likelihood of self-employment, according to a new government study. Here are some highlights of "Educational Attainment and Other Characteristics of the Self-Employed" from the Small Business Administration: *An individual with military experience...

By Sharon McLoone | December 18, 2007; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

The Bits and Bytes of Antiques and Collectibles

Businessman and entrepreneur Will Seippel has made a successful career out of fixing people's problems. That skill led him to create WorthPoint, a Reston, Va., social networking firm that aims to offer a clearinghouse of information on antiques and collectibles for the average consumer. "There are many people who...

By Sharon McLoone | December 17, 2007; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

 

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