Fast Startup Business Ideas That You Can Do Today

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Today, there are a lot of business ideas that we can start immediately inside in the comfort of our own homes.

Even if you decide to go out and leave the house, there are still a lot of business ideas and opportunities that is possible to start without requiring a lot of  time and resources.

15 business ideas you can start today

Starting a business today no longer requires months or market research and thousands of dollars to get started. You can simply stay in your pajamas, although I wouldn’t recommend that, and… Read more at Mashable

You may think it’s too good to be true but if you just take the time to assess these ideas, we can actually be start with less that $100.

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101 Businesses You Can Start With Less Than $100

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? If so, what’s holding you back? If not having enough money to get started, then I’ve got some excellent news for you. You can start countless businesses for under a $100… Read more at


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20 Great Bets for Fried Chicken in Austin

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The birds works for all occasions

Austin’s fried chicken game is strong, despite being the home of really amazing barbecue. The comfort food works well for dinner, a quick snack, or even outdoor picnic. It even inspires other dishes, like chicken and waffles.

The city’s fried chicken styles range from the traditional, like from homegrown Lucy’s Fried Chicken (which comes hot or cold) or Memphis-born chain Gus’s Fried Chicken, the Korean crunchy versions at Jenna’s Asian Kitchen, elegant takes from Uchiko, to even a gluten-free one at Thai FreshSoon enough, there’s the return of beloved Texas chain J.T. Youngblood’s Fried Chicken to look forward to later this year.

This update includes The Townsend’s hot chicken. For now, we say farewell to the now-shuttered Kin & Comfort until it comes back in brick and mortar form somewhere.

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Texas-born app finds big investor support Austin

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kim-shrum-Key-Travel-ConciergeKey Travel Concierge Inc., a provider of on-demand personal assistants for travelers, raised $3.7 million of a planned $4.7 million series A round of funding.

The Austin startup plans to use the capital for product development and continued market expansion. It received the capital from 19 investors, according to a Tuesday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors included California-based Wildcat Venture Partners and ATX Seed Ventures, the company said in a statement.

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Texas boasts 3 of America’s friendliest cities — and one of the rudest

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Texas is home to some of the friendliest — and rudest — places in the country. This is according to Travel + Leisure readers, who ranked 400 U.S. destinations on 70 different features for this year’s America’s Favorite Places survey, resulting in lists for friendliest and … not-so-friendly places. Unsurprisingly, the South ran away with the top 20 in terms of friendly folks, with San Antonio being named the friendliest city in America. Houston is…

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How many countries could you cram into Texas? The answer is a lot.

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Just how big is the Lone Star State? Pretty darn huge, says Though residents are thinking, “obviously,” outsiders might be shocked to see how big Texas actually is, and just how many countries could fit inside it. used a tool called TrueSize to accurately project the massiveness of Texas, saying that with its 261,231 square miles of land, Texas would be the 39th largest country by land area in the world. Hypothetically, the…

McDonald’s stacks menu with Lone Star burger for Texans only

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mcdonalds-texas-burgerTexas is brimming with sophisticated restaurants and gems that make national headlines, but occasionally you may find yourself at that American roadside mainstay: McDonald’s. Well goody for you (and we promise not to judge), because you can go Texan under the Golden Arches for the time being. Through August 28, you can indulge in McDonald’s newest menu item: the Lone Star Stack, winner of the fast-food chain’s Burger Showdown. The burger was submitted by Houstonian…