Free D. Matthews tickets not so free now

Economists say there’s no free lunch. There might not be free concert tickets, either. Tickets to next Sunday’s Dave Matthews Band’s concert – an Obama campaign-sponsored event at VCU meant to encourage people to vote –were supposed to be free. But they’re all “sold out” now, and, if you want a pair, you’ll have to… Read more »

A brothel is a small biz, right?

A few keys to operating a profitable brothel include having a website and selling advertising. Josh Levin in Slate writes about how Eliot Spitzer’s favorite escort services diversified beyond just whoring. Richmond brothels don’t have websites, according to a cursory search by me. Freelance hookers use Craigslist. Read the story here.  

Craigslist is the best recruiter

I’ve written about the wonders of Craigslist before. But it’s like the gift that keeps on giving. I’m hiring some new writers so on Wednesday I posted the position on Craigslist. That day alone, I received five applications. Two were strong. One really strong. And it didn’t cost me a dime. Craigslist is probably best… Read more »

Craigslist … where everything is for sale

When it comes to taking a pulse of Richmond’s economic activity, leave the consumer confidence index or consumer price index to people who know how to index things. Instead, there’s an easy-to-use alternative in Richmond. Craigslist, the online bulletin board bemoaned by newspapers for stealing classified revenue, is equally loved by those seeking a roommate… Read more »