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I’ve saved thousands of dollars buying anything from bikes to baby joggers to laptops secondhand. Last week I bought a 10-year-old Aeron chair for 75% off the retail price.

The guy I bought it from had a storage unit filled with used chairs. He said he made $35k last year selling pre-owned Herman Miller chairs he buys from DC-area businesses. He also buys liquidated sporting goods. “You can make a killing on ski boots,” he said.

Used chairs would be a hard business to scale (they cost hundreds of dollars to ship, cutting down on your profits). But with the rise of remote working, it could make a great local business.

New this week:

  1. Fastest-growing private companies: We’re back with an even deeper analysis of the Inc. 5000. We turned up dozens of Signals and analyzed every company that’s been on the list for 10+ years. You won’t want to miss!

  2. Ingestible medical devices: The future of medical procedures will be a lot less invasive thanks to smart pills, which are growing at a 24% CAGR. We show you a range of opportunities.

  3. Q&A with RealtyMogul CEO Jilliene Helman: Helman discusses building her $2B company and how to know if you have the entrepreneur “disease.”

The most-clicked items in last week’s email were on age-tech startups and a love letter to Excel.

Now, onto the opportunities!

– Brad