On February 9, billionaire (in this economy…still?) Mark Cuban offered his own stimulus package on his blog. It's an interesting idea, based on offering a stimulus loan (not venture capital) to small businesses that expect to cash flow break even within 60 days and profitable within 90 days. Real businesses that need money for a kick-start in this economy. Sounds a lot like what a stimulus package should be.
I have no idea how many submissions Mark got (he has no idea who I am, but if he did, I'm sure we'd be on a first name basis). But I'm sure it's a lot. True to his word, he has selected four companies to loan money to.
Whether you like Mark or not isn't important here. I think it's pretty way cool that somebody with a lot of money has stepped up and offered to help–not with helping handouts, but with helping hand-UPS.