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Catch Pokémon for Fun and Money: Lessons in Paying Attention

File under: entrepreneurship is everywhere.

And so are Pokémon hunters. No matter where you’re reading this, you’ve probably seen them—and maybe you are one of them, staring at your phone while walking through the streets in search of winged creatures.

Or maybe you think the Pokémon craze is silly. Personally, I think it’s interesting to see how quickly it caught on, with millions of players all over the world, as well as how it encourages people to get out and walk more, since Pokémon are clustered around parks and other walkable areas.

I enjoyed this article about how some enterprising players have set up digital shop in helping new players “level up” or catch rare Pokémon.

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Free Webinar Next Week Shows You How to Build a “Weird” Online Business

Link: Free Webinar from Ramit on “Zero to Launch”

A few days ago I mentioned Ramit’s upcoming Zero-to-Launch course. When he offered this course last year, a number of readers signed up for it and reported back with good feedback.

He’s offering the course again starting starting in just a few days.

Even if you don’t care about the course, you can follow along with a free webinar he’s offering next Monday night. Ramit is at his best when going on rants about all the things people do wrong in managing their finances and starting an online business. He's always entertaining and you can usually learn something just by tuning in.

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Free Report on 30 Successful Online Business Ideas

Link: 30 Successful Business Ideas (Free Report)

I’ve been an online entrepreneur for more than 15 years. I know, I’m old—but I do know a thing or two about this industry. People often think that entrepreneurship is about having grand ideas and building a huge team, but some of the best little businesses I’ve found have been totally random and operated entirely by one person.

Sometimes the new business owner continues to keep her job and just does it on the side. Sometimes it grows into something big and mighty, but sometimes it stays small and mighty—and of course, that's great too.

I profiled many of these businesses in The $100 Startup, and continue to write about them on the blog from time to time.

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