Do you have a GPS-enabled device? Need to know where there's a sushi restaurant near to your next business meeting or off-site interview location? POIfriend is a Canadian-based web-site community where you can load your own personal points of interest (or benefit from lists prepared by other users). This is the brilliant idea of two 41-year-old Canadians who financed the business using private funds (their own and one investor). The information that gets downloaded from their site is compatible with most GPS units and best of all it's free.
Check out the story in today's Globe and Mail Report on Business.