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How to Get Rid of a Cough

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

I just got back from a family vacation in Mexico.  I brought back sand, a sun burned face, and a mild annoying cough.

Sooo…  I googled “How to Get Rid of a Cough?”  The first link was this page with an article by Jonathan Hatch.  One thing he recommends is Eucalyptus Oil.

What did I do?  I bought Eucalyptus Oil.

If you sell a product that can help fix something.  Research and write about it on different sites like Get Rid of Things. Then recommend the product you sell.

Screen Shot of How to Get Rid of a Cough

Screen Shot of How to Get Rid of a Cough

Obama Icon Me

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

The coolest thing I did today in the Inauguration spirit was create my own photo. You upload a picture and it transforms it into an Obama style campaign poster.

Checkout mine. haha

Speaking Tomorrow in Madison

Monday, November 17th, 2008

I am going to be speaking in Madison tomorrow at the “Entrepreneur Deli” event.  I will be going over using social media to generate sales.  If you are in the area please stop by.

Starts at 6:00 pm tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 18th) at the Pyle Center 702 Langdon St. Madison, Wi

Some recent interviews

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Here are a few of our recent interviews. Read more about what it has been like starting and running Flying Cart.

Rishi’s interview with Pek Pongpaet, hack of all trades

Margo’s interview with

Maker Faire 2008 – Austin TX

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Rishi and I went to Maker Faire in Austin last weekend and were blown away by all the cool stuff we saw. It’s a two-day paradise of do-it-yourself projects including art, crafts, engineering, robotics, science, music, and more. Anyone who likes to make stuff and look at stuff other people have made would enjoy this. We talked with a lot of crafters about running their own businesses and selling online. The majority of them already have products on and many have their own website as well. Many were interested in learning about other ways to expand their online sales, such as creating their own brand on their own store site with Flying Cart. Here are some photos and a video of our day.

Big thanks to Xylocopa Design, Feto Soap, Stab Happy, and Knotty Bags for being in our video.

Me playing an air piano

A dancer performs

A choreographed mentos/diet coke explosion performance

We are at TechCrunch50

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Rishi will be giving a live demo of Flying Cart in the demo pit at the TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco today. This conference is a pretty big deal, including attendees from Ebay, Google, Yahoo, Ask, Facebook, and MySpace, so we are very excited to be a part of it. Ashton Kutcher will also be demoing his new web application. Here’s a link to the conference website.

Team Flying Cart Reunited

Monday, August 4th, 2008

After over 6 months of working in separate cities and communicating through email and web conferencing, the three of us finally had the chance to get together in person in Chicago this past Saturday to celebrate Rishi’s sister’s wedding. The wedding was a beautiful event with wonderful people, amazing vegetarian Indian food, the fanciest dessert table I have ever seen, and even a giant ice sculpture of Ganesh. One highlight for me was Rishi’s hilarious MC presentation of speeches and dances by family and friends. Congratulations to the happy couple Reena and Mayank!

Rishi, Margo, Brian

Rishi at the Baarat

August 1 was also the official one year anniversary of the launch of Flying Cart. We’ve come a long way in just one year. Thanks to all of our customers and fans for your continued support.

Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference

Monday, June 9th, 2008

I will be in Milwaukee, Wi tomorrow on an “Emerging Entrepreneurs” panel at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference sponsored by the Wisconsin Technology Council.  If you are in the area you should join me.

PS: I know what you are thinking… and I totally agree.  Their website needs a lot of work especially since they are a technology council.

Northwestern Undergraduate Business Conference

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

I will be speaking at the Northwestern University Undergraduate Business Conference this Saturday at 1ish. Come check me out if you are in the area.

Our CEO featured in Business Week!

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

This week we are excited to announce that our CEO, Rishi Shah, is featured in Business Week as one of the Top Young Entrepreneurs of the Year! It is a huge honor for him to be featured among all the talent in the field. Way to go Rishi!
View the article here.

Go to the slideshow and view slide #23. Then make sure to vote for him as having the most promising business :)