links for 2009-02-13

  • "When the four Muddy Waters workers started talking about taking over the sofa-laden neighborhood cafe several months ago, they tossed around the idea of becoming a non-profit. But they thought the 501(c)3 regulations were too restrictive, so they're aiming to be an "anti-profit." That means the money earned at the coffee shop will go toward paying the four co-owners personal bills and the bills for the shop. Everything over expenses will go toward local charities (the first is Home PDX). The only money the co-owners really get to keep for themselves are their tips."