Team, I need your help!
A few weeks ago, I told you about my classmate who started edilex, a company offering professional grade business contract templates to legal professionals and business people over the web. (My regular readers probably did this already, but if you haven't, check it out at www.edilex.com).
Well, this quarter, I'm taking a class called Business Plan Development, which is exactly what it says on the tin. My classmates who registered for the course came with some fascinating business ideas. The final project for the class is a fully fleshed out business plan for a new business, plus a presentation to a panel of venture capitalists. Many Andersonians use this class as a stepping stone to launching their business!
I'm working with one of my classmates who is looking to launch a sari rentals business. The idea is similar to tuxedos: rather than buy something that you are only going to wear a couple of times at most, you can rent them, look fabulous, then return them back at a fraction of the cost and without the hassle of having to deal with them.
The business is still at concept stage, so you can give us a major boost by filling out the survey at this link and giving us your views and opinions. It will take you about 10 minutes, so I greatly encourage all of you to do this - men and women, South Asians and non-South Asians. Oh and feel free to pass this is on to anyone who might help!
Thank you all in advance! And your reward for this is that I will entertain you after the jump.
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Some random thoughts on the week that was:
* Our beloved Capitals are undefeated (8-0-0) when Boyd Gordon is in the lineup. Is this just a coincidence? Or (as I believe) does he provide a consistent level of grit and faceoff expertise (the proverbial "little things), eat up valuable PK minutes, and is showcasing what made Jaromir Jagr once say that he would be a great player?
* Have to feel tough for Owen Hargreaves, who now appears to have suffered an anxiety attack during the match with Wolves on Saturday. Oddly, I would believe that - this was his first appearance on the pitch in over two years, and there haven't been that many reports of him on the training ground. Before his string of injuries he was a regular for England; here's hoping that he can finally get his career jump-started again.
* The top four teams in college football heading into this weekend were Oregon, Auburn, TCU, and Boise State - that's two teams not from one of the major conferences. Could this be the beginning of the end of the dreaded BCS? My view: not at all - the BCS is the greatest invention in the history of NCAA Football because anytime a college football fan hears "BCS", he immediately will stop watching any other sport and start talking NCAA Football - regardless of the time of year. Instant newsmaker. Genius.
More great ideas soon!