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Online cartoons: The Oatmeal | The Economist

Mr Inman says that sales have been rocketing during the holiday season. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, whose first day is known in the retail world as Black Friday, a discount sale grossed $70,000 from purchases of T-shirts, mugs and posters. Mr Inman raked in nearly $4,000 in sales on a single day earlier this month as Christmas shipping deadlines approached. A more typical weekday produces $1,000 in revenue.

(Full Story: Online cartoons: The Oatmeal | The Economist)

50 Free Sources for Business Plans, Templates and Models

links are categorized by sample plans, articles, business sites and site for entrepreneurs, and they all offer free resources for business plans, templates and models. They also offer reasons to build a business plan (or not) and some sites even offer free advice in person or by phone. The links within each category are listed alphabetically by article title or by Web site name to show readers that we do not favor one resource over another.
(Link: 50 Free Sources for Business Plans, Templates and Models)

The Knowledge Marketplace supports the buying and selling of knowledge-based products. Teacher members have the SAME capabilities at businesses for including their products in the online store located on WeAreTeachers and “I am Teacher” on Facebook. The Knowledge Marketplace features over 25,000 products with over 90% of those providing discounts for teachers and students.
(Link: – a marketplace for lesson plans and teaching resources

An empowering place where teachers
buy & sell original and used teaching materials and make teaching an even more rewarding experience
(Link: – a marketplace for lesson plans and teaching resources)

Technology Companies profit per head in 2008 | Congratulations, Google staff: $210k

Google had $209,624 in profit per employee in 2008, which beats all the other large tech companies we looked at, including big hitters like Microsoft, Apple, Intel and IBM.


(As you may know, we have been taking a closer look at what kind of money some of the most well-known tech companies are making. The ones we have been looking at are Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Baidu, Cisco, Dell, eBay, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun and Yahoo.)
(Link: Technology Companies profit per head in 2008 | Congratulations, Google staff: $210k)