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Is disco a good business opportunity?

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antexit: what exactly is she even discussing?
antexit: how are you supposed to incorporate disco into your small business?

s1ocki, Thursday, 12 June 2008 15:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

So while disco may be very popular in the clubs in New York and Montreal, will it play in Frederickton or Kelowna?

The Apple comes irresistibly to mind.

"They're from Moose Jaw!"

"Moose Jaw?"

"...I think it's in Canada."

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 12 June 2008 15:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

So weird! I especially like what seems to be her assumption that a bunch of small-business owners read that Maclean's article and got all excited, and she has to calm them down.

jaymc, Thursday, 12 June 2008 16:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

i am seriously seriously LOLing at this

s1ocki, Thursday, 12 June 2008 16:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think it's the juxtaposition of her face and discussing Chromeo that sends me over the edge

The stickman from the hilarious "xkcd" comics, Thursday, 12 June 2008 16:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

just the idea that some kelowna sporting goods retailer or actuary would read about disco in maclean's and try to incorporate it into their business is making me giggle like a schoolgirl

s1ocki, Thursday, 12 June 2008 16:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://i30.tinypic.com/1jrsx4.jpg

jhøshea, Thursday, 12 June 2008 16:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

many lols

deej, Thursday, 12 June 2008 16:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

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and what, Thursday, 12 June 2008 16:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

That's amazing ... someone pointed out the article to me the other day while we were sitting in a burger joint. Here tis: http://www.macleans.ca/culture/entertainment/article.jsp?content=20080514_52997_52997&page=1

jaime, Thursday, 12 June 2008 16:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's pretty funny that a boring Canadian mag would bother with an article like that ... they got a quote from Andy Butler!

jaime, Thursday, 12 June 2008 16:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://z.about.com/h/gp/sbinfocanada.gif

remy bean, Thursday, 12 June 2008 16:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

ya wtf!!! macleans!!!

s1ocki, Thursday, 12 June 2008 16:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

did she change her photo?

http://z.about.com/h/g/6453.jpg

Hurting 2, Thursday, 12 June 2008 16:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

that's her disco look

s1ocki, Thursday, 12 June 2008 16:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://i31.tinypic.com/107s5tg.gif

jhøshea, Thursday, 12 June 2008 16:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

Just snorted iced coffee out my nose lolling!

Dan Peterson, Thursday, 12 June 2008 17:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

*crazy girl dancing in her cubicle*

GET LOW PAYMENT DISCOS INSTANTLY

Mackro Mackro, Thursday, 12 June 2008 17:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

I thought this was a Simpsons reference

burt_stanton, Thursday, 12 June 2008 17:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

lollll awesome

slocki what the hell were you searching for that you found that

dmr, Thursday, 12 June 2008 17:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

next on small business canada blog: are disco edits the new electroclash? discus.

dmr, Thursday, 12 June 2008 17:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

haha someone just showed it to me.

s1ocki, Thursday, 12 June 2008 17:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

o plz we all know u were looking in to small business disco opportunities

jhøshea, Thursday, 12 June 2008 18:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

RE: discussion of your article‏
From: Susan Ward sbinfocan✧✧✧.gu✧✧✧@ab✧✧✧.c✧✧
Sent: Thu 6/12/08 1:22 PM
To: plumdr✧✧✧@hotm✧✧✧.c✧✧

Thanks for this, Ethan! Some of these comments are quite funny!

All the best,

Susan

Susan Ward
Guide to About Small Business: Canada
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and what, Thursday, 12 June 2008 18:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

this is the most bizarre article I have ever seen in my life, but it's nice that she is glad to see our comments.

caek, Thursday, 12 June 2008 18:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

hahahahaha ethan u rule n/disco

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 12 June 2008 18:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

ethan!!!! hahahahahah!

s1ocki, Thursday, 12 June 2008 18:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://i31.tinypic.com/107s5tg.gif

Comment by ken — June 12, 2008 @ 2:13 pm

Thanks for this, Ken!

Susan

Comment by sbinfocanada — June 12, 2008 @ 2:43 pm

jhøshea, Thursday, 12 June 2008 18:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

must be ken c.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 12 June 2008 18:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think Ms. Ward is right to advice small business entrepreneurs to exercise caution. Riding the disco wave can be profitable, but suburban Montreal is littered with the legacy of disco small businesses now virtually abandoned, only occasionally frequented by sneering hipsters, looking to poke fun, and real disco enthusiasts, mourning the slow demise of their beloved art form.

J.Watts3, Thursday, 12 June 2008 18:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

susan ward, from message board celebrity to crack addicted fetish porn actress in the course of an hour. fame it is a harhs mustress

burt_stanton, Thursday, 12 June 2008 18:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

u do realize shes reading this thread

jhøshea, Thursday, 12 June 2008 18:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

Well, let my message be cautionary. Nothing stays secret forever. trust me ........................

burt_stanton, Thursday, 12 June 2008 19:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

if only it was this susan ward http://images.google.com/images?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=susan%20ward

jaxon, Thursday, 12 June 2008 19:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

Don't say no to disco, because you'll never get laid if you're dancing to emo.

VeronaInTheClub, Friday, 13 June 2008 20:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

i am gonna divest my stock in disco, sell while it is high.

pipecock, Friday, 13 June 2008 22:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Disco greats like Donna Summer and Gloria Gaynor are making comebacks, new bands like Hercules and Love Affair and Chromeo are making disco music, movies are being made about disco stars and disco's signature fashion house, Halston, has been revived.

But does all this make disco a good small business idea?

Maybe.

s1ocki, Saturday, 22 November 2008 18:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm looking for investors!

http://www.jefferymac.com/images/bizplan.jpg

JefferyMac, Saturday, 22 November 2008 21:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

Is she seriously into Chromeo? I just pictured her in the crowd and...

Shin Oliva Suzuki, Saturday, 22 November 2008 21:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

god i'd love to change her "Maybe" to a "Definitely Yes"

more to woo her than anything else, really

psychgawsple, Sunday, 23 November 2008 10:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

Anita Ward wouldn't have to ask.

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Sunday, 23 November 2008 10:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

hook me up

Jake Sexchamp (Matt P), Sunday, 23 November 2008 12:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Maybe.

Gifted Unlimited Display Names Universal (deej), Saturday, 1 May 2010 22:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

Disco was a magnificent business opportunity in 1978. May not be to the same extent today. :)

Tied Up In Geir (Geir Hongro), Sunday, 2 May 2010 16:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

...

Gifted Unlimited Display Names Universal (deej), Sunday, 2 May 2010 16:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Maybe.

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 20 October 2011 21:49 (six years ago) Permalink

Disco was a magnificent business opportunity in 1978. May not be to the same extent today. :)

runaway (Matt P), Thursday, 20 October 2011 22:02 (six years ago) Permalink

...

, Thursday, 20 October 2011 22:54 (six years ago) Permalink

I can't believe no one quoted Disco Stu yet: http://www.funkybusiness.net/stupage.htm

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 20 October 2011 23:03 (six years ago) Permalink

what's the street value of these bellbottoms

Neanderthal, Thursday, 20 October 2011 23:08 (six years ago) Permalink

lol i forgot about this one

"Did you know that disco record sales were up 400% for the year ending 1976? If these trends continue....Ayyy!".

it's time for the purpculator (psychgawsple), Friday, 21 October 2011 01:31 (six years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Maybe.

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 05:19 (five years ago) Permalink

whatcha got going on?

elan, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 05:24 (five years ago) Permalink

I dunno, I hear that house music has become very popular in America because many artists have crossed over to the mainstream.

MikoMcha, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 07:50 (five years ago) Permalink

I totally forgot about this. LOL!

owenf, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 11:41 (five years ago) Permalink


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