June 24, 2005
Bracelets Make You Cool
This is how I’ll make my first million.
Those silicone bracelets, prompted by the fanatical following of Lance Armstrong, that have since sprung up in every shape and form are a goldmine of a market. Every cause from Breast Cancer to Troop Support has spawned a similar bracelet, and I see trendy sheep every day sporting three or four of them. Since the price has been raised from the original humble $1 to $3 or even $4 for most of those bracelets, we’re talking about $10 per expendable income flush teenager arm.
This is exactly the kind of business I need to get into.
So I set out to find somewhere online that would make me some braclets. My first design was to have a bracelet that looks like a slice out of a $5 bill that says:
I SPENT $5 ON THIS BRACELET SO I COULD BE COOL
Alas, it seems that none of the places I have found will do custom images. And most of them wouldn’t put as many letters as I wanted on the bracelets either. So my revised design is going to say “TRENDY SHEEP” on a white bracelet. I am opening up this business venture to you lucky few on the internet who would like to back me. The first step, of course, is to set up a website at http://www.braceletsmakeyoucool.com. $6.95 in venture capital, anyone?