The next bubble to burst

January 5th, 2009

“Although we can expect small-business failure rates to increase over the coming months, the entrepreneurial spirit is still alive and well.”

– Dr. Jeff Cornwall
The Entrepreneurial Mind

Pup Sudz

The ULTAMATE doggie
grooming center!
Make the dog look good!
small dogz: $5
medium dogz: $10
large dogz: $15
Jan 4 (only)

We don’t take credit cards!!!

Opening/Closing day customer count: One, her own dog, who doesn’t count.

“Mommy, no one ever comes to these things, no one ever wants to come to these things, and they don’t even care how hard we try!”

–Georgia Miller, age 9, The Entrepreneurial Mine


  1. How much for cats??

    Comment by Mrs. B. Roth — January 5, 2009 @ 4:37 am

  2. I wish I could hug her.

    Anna and some friends did lemonade with similar results this summer until one came up with the idea to put up a sign reading “FREE LEMONADE (Donations Accepted)” and seed a cup with a few dollar bills. The three of them cleared $16.37 each after supplies on a not-very-busy-street.

    Tell Georgia guilt sells.

    Then again, don’t.

    Comment by Kelly Hudgins — January 5, 2009 @ 5:23 am

  3. Brandy,
    A deal, transportation not included. But then, a wet cat provides his own transportation.

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — January 5, 2009 @ 6:16 am

  4. My own son said, “Mommy, people don’t like kid art.” Sigh.

    Comment by mapelba — January 5, 2009 @ 7:23 am

  5. These are moments I’m not ready for, the ones that will most definitely rattle me. I’m not good with disappointment anyway … Great job, Georgia — just in the trying.

    Comment by Shawn — January 5, 2009 @ 11:54 am

  6. hey i would totally go to that thing and because i want to.

    when i lived in nyc, some liliputians opened a lemonade stand on the side walk in soho. i bought a glass, then went home and called on my friends to go make a fuss. i also rode my bike back for a second glass because what i was really buying was a smile, and that was worth more than all the change i had in my pocket.

    love to gg


    Comment by Wendy — January 5, 2009 @ 12:26 pm

  7. Bless her little heart. Not only would I have brought our German Shepherd as a customer, I would have stayed to help out. For free.

    Comment by Kristin H. — January 5, 2009 @ 2:43 pm

  8. oh this brought back wonderful memories of my two little boys 6 and 4 with their kool aid stand, drinking up all the profits on a hot summer day!

    Comment by Cat — January 5, 2009 @ 3:50 pm

  9. Awww! I wish that I could have brought my dog. $5 for my little guy sounds like a bargain!

    Comment by Mama Zen — January 5, 2009 @ 5:26 pm

  10. oh, i have an EM as well. She is 11 and her trusty side-kick is 5. There have been signs posted on weekend front doors from ‘spa’ to ‘lemonade’ to ‘cirque du soleil with the clark girls’ to no avail. except on occassion a thirsty postman.

    Comment by tracey clark — January 6, 2009 @ 2:12 am

  11. That’s what makes this country great: thirsty postal carriers.

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — January 6, 2009 @ 6:11 am

  12. It is amazing how big and indifferent the world is. I look forward to reading of Georgia’s way of acting in the face of that knowledge.


    Comment by Chris Austin-Lane — January 7, 2009 @ 4:09 pm

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