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Sticks and Stones

A ventriloquist is touring the clubs and stops to entertain in a small town. He’s going through his usual run of off-color and “dumb blonde” jokes, when a well presented blonde woman in the fourth row stands on her chair and shouts: “I’ve heard just about enough of your stupid blonde jokes, you Neanderthal! What […]

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Tama County Pitch & Build – January 2017

At the 2017 Q1 Pitch & Build in January 2017, we heard about a home and mobile broadband business which will provide access across rural Iowa, and a housing initiative in Toledo.   Philip Kennedy, chief executive officer of ACREBroadband, spoke about the need for home and mobile broadband access across rural Iowa and their […]

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Need Directions?

A man absolutely hated his wife’s cat and decided to get rid of him by driving him 20 blocks from his home and leaving him at the park.  As he was getting home, the cat was walking up the driveway. The next day he decided to drive the cat 40 blocks away.  He put the […]

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What You Don’t Know About Fertilizer

In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by ship.  And because commercial fertilizer had not been invented, large shipments of manure were commonly found on ships. It was shipped dry, because obviously in dry form it weighed a lot less then when wet, but once at sea the moisture in the […]

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Know Your Destination

On a plane bound for New York, the flight attendant approached a blonde sitting in the first class section and requested that she move to coach since she did not have a first class ticket. The blonde replied, “I’m blonde, I’m beautiful, I’m going to New York, and I’m not moving.” Not wanting to argue […]

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Hooked on History

Two pirates, Morty and Sol, meet in a bar. Sol has a patch over one eye, a hook for a hand, and a wooden peg leg. “Ye gads, matey,” says Morty. “What happened to ya?” Sol says, “Me pirate ship was attacked, and a lucky shot lopped off me leg. So now I got me […]

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Crazy Hard

A doctor of psychology was doing his normal morning rounds when he entered a patient’s room. He found Patient #1 sitting on the floor, pretending to saw a piece of wood in half. Patient #2 was hanging from the ceiling, by his feet. The doctor asked patient #1 what he was doing. The patient replied, […]

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Change

In 1900, fathers prayed their children would learn English. Today, fathers pray their children will look up from their phone and simply speak English. In 1900, if a father put a roof over his family’s head, he was a success. Today, it takes a roof, deck, pool, and 4-car garage. And that’s just the vacation […]

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The Greatest Invention

Three engineers are having a discussion on the greatest invention of all time. The first, an engineer from MIT, says “The greatest invention was fire. Fire led to the development of the engine, which led to the industrial revolution, which brought about the modern age.” The second, an engineer from Stanford, says, “While fire certainly […]

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A Turtle’s Patience

Three turtles, Joe, Steve, and Poncho, decide to go on a picnic. Joe packs the picnic basket with cookies, bottled sodas, and sandwiches. The trouble is, the picnic site is 10 miles away and it will take them 10 days to get there. By the time they do arrive, everyone’s exhausted and very hungry. Joe […]

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