Reporter's Notebook: The baby business
By Sam Boykin We have a story this week about the Five Ventures Business Competition, a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to obtain useful guidance, win prize money, and get a healthy head start on their venture. Oh, how I wish they had a similar program for new parents. My daughter, Lily, turns 5 months old this week, and I could certainly benefit from some seasoned mentoring — and prize money would be nice as well. Of course, friends, relatives and even complete strangers are more than happy to lend their advice and guidance concerning parenting. But truth be told, just like in business, you have to get down in the trenches and get your hands dirty — sometimes quite literally — to truly learn the ropes.