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This All Changes Today

by Bruno Bornsztein
This All Changes Today
The Hennepin County Library - my 'office' for the first few months of Curbly's life.
Free WiFi and a coffee shop on the first floor.

I'm just going to admit it. I'm not really a blogger. I launched Curbly ten years ago, and somehow, amazingly, it has developed into a successful blog (and business). But in that time I've written maybe a handful of things that would even qualify as blog posts.

Why?!

An early Curbly mockup (click
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Roundup: 10 Invaluable Online Resources To Help You Start Your Own Creative Business

by Faith Provencher
10 Creative Business Online Resources
Photo: Creative Live

If you're contemplating starting your own creative business but don't know where to begin, you're not alone. The prospect of becoming your own boss can be a daunting one. So today I'm sharing ten online resources that have been invaluable to me throughout my journey to becoming a small business owner. And the best part? Most of them are free!   

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How To: Hack a Keychain Card for Easier Wallet Storage

by Chris Gardner

How To: Hack a Keychain Card for Easier Wallet Storage

I do my best to shy away from any extra keyring accessories: no decorative keychains, fobs, or extras for me. When offered a discount or loyalty membership, I always opt for the credit card sized version rather than the keychainable one.

Recently, a bunch of small, local businesses banded together to create a great program that I'm excited to support, and the only way to access it? Keychain card. I tried storing it in my wallet, but it would...

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Painter's Tape Business Card

by DIY Maven

Tear Off Business Card

This business card from AGRIE Paint Services is actually painted over. To reveal the contact information, you must pull off the painter's tape. Clever, huh? How the tape doesn't damage the surface underneath, I'm not sure. A guess....the 'tape' isn't sticky, and the paint itself is holding it in place....?

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Creative Business Cards Showcase

by DIY Maven

Creative Business Cards Showcase

The other day someone asked me for my 'card'. I didn't have any with me, which was a good thing really because I made them using my laserjet printer. Not only are they ugly, they're impractical as the ink wears off after awhile. I'm thinking it might be time to consider making something a bit more exciting. And lasting. A bit of embossing. Colorful paper. Whatever. If you're in the same situation as I and are looking for ideas, take a look at...

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Island Girl Salvage: Rescuing Architecture from the Wrecking Ball

by Bruno Bornsztein

The girls from Island Girl Salvage
It's 2003; you just got laid off from your job at a telco (not the first time, either), and things are looking prety bleak. What do you do? Well, if you're like Liz and Tab at Island Girl Salvage in Elk Grove, Illinois, you start prying down all the  barn-doors, windows, and mantels you can find!

The Island Girls got their start by scouring salvage yards and antique store for original accents and details for Tab's own 126 Cotswold cottage...

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