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Surprise! It’s a…

Surprise! It’s a…

Imagine you are soon-to-be parents, about to find out the gender of your baby. There you are, waiting in the cold exam room, while the ultrasound technician manipulates the slimy electronic sensor and peers at her computer screen. As she ticks off all the things on her checklist, she pauses to unceremoniously tell you that you are having a… Read More

Diaper Squad – saving the world, one diaper at a time

Diaper Squad – saving the world, one diaper at a time

I want to tell you about a business that has affected me personally, at one of the crappiest times of my life. And that is Austin-based Diaper Squad.

Diaper Squad is a cloth-diapering service. Their premise is simple – every week they deliver clean diapers to you and take away your dirty ones. They provide the whole package – an unlimited number of cloth diapers, weekly delivery & pickup service, hampers, laundry bags, air fresheners, diaper covers, Snappies – the works. And all this for a very reasonable monthly price. Read More

Saving Retail from Showrooming – TryBeforeYouBuy Stores

Saving Retail from Showrooming – TryBeforeYouBuy Stores

Big box brick & mortar retailers are quickly becoming extinct. Every day, I read a new article about a big box retailer from my childhood closing stores and scaling back because of stiff competition from online retailers such as Amazon. These retailers are running into issues that they fundamentally cannot change given their large physical locations – e.g. the sheer overhead of maintaining large stores and warehouses, the logistics challenge of keeping each store properly stocked, and the cost of staffing each store with sales associates, cashiers, warehouse employees, etc. All this translates to higher prices for consumers. Read More