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The unpredictable economics of pawn shops
Take the same item to 4 different pawn shops and you might get offers that vary by hundreds of dollars. Here’s why.
My First Million Podcast by The Hustle
Welcome to My First Million, The Hustle’s latest podcast for business builders, schemers, and dreamers.
One man’s quest to bring the DeLorean back to life
In a workshop in Humble, Texas, Stephen Wynne is attempting to revive one of history’s most beloved and beleaguered cars.
The year startups took over the Super Bowl
In 2000, startups spent millions of their venture-capital dollars on Super Bowl ads. Did it pay off?
The economics of all-you-can-eat buffets
Is it possible to out-eat the price you pay for a buffet? How do these places make money? We looked at the dollars and cents behind the meat and potatoes.
“VIVA LA RÉSOLUTION!”
Every new year, we make resolutions — big, brash, bold life changes. But the unfortunate truth is that by the time February rolls around, few of us have actually stuck to them… So, where’s it all going wrong? And more importantly, what can we do to fix it?
Why it only costs $10k to ‘own’ a Chick-fil-A franchise
The chicken chain is known for having the lowest entry cost of any major fast-food franchise — but there’s a catch.
Can a corporation “own” a color?
A handful of companies have pushed the boundaries of intellectual property law by laying claim to individual colors. But is it really possible to “own” a color?
The economics of unused gift cards
Every year, Americans spend billions of dollars on gift cards. But what happens to the money when the cards aren’t redeemed?
How Tipsy Elves built a $125m ugly Christmas sweater empire
Eight years ago, a dentist and a lawyer quit their high-paying jobs to make sweaters. Today, business is booming.
Can the American casket monopoly be disrupted?
Today, two companies control 82% of all casket sales in the United States. But can a new crop of more affordable and sustainable options shake things up?
The man who made the “worst” video game in history
Howard Scott Warshaw’s video game was blamed for single-handedly sinking a multibillion-dollar market. But the true story is more complicated.