Looking For Cover

Heard On The Street

By Debra Phillips

  • Who needs exercise anyway? According to Fitness magazine, even sitting through a business meeting burns calories--88.5 calories per hour, to be exact. Compare that to typing on a computer (96 calories per hour) and cleaning up your desk (177 calories per hour).
  • Taking care of business: The entrepreneurial community is welcoming the launch of the Padgett Business Services Foundation in our nation's capital. An offshoot of the Padgett accounting and tax services franchise, the nonprofit foundation will serve as a small-business resource, underwrite scholarships and conduct research. For more information, call (202) 434-8743.
  • Dishing the dish: There's nothing stale about the food industry, folks. Inspired by people's love for the half-popped kernels that inevitably drift to the bottom of the popcorn carton, Austin, Texas, Foreman Foods Inc. is introducing Popnots!--a line of not-fully-popped popcorn reportedly softer than the real, crown-cracking thing.

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This article was originally published in the October 1998 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Looking For Cover.

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