The Tent Mogul

Ben and Tom aren’t happy with the high tent prices and add-ons at one tent rental shop, so they try to go to a competitor only to find that all of the tent rental places have the same owner who is happy to exploit his market power.


Ron’s Chairs

Ron’s chair becomes popular after being featured in Bloosh, and Annabelle wants to talk about licensing his designs and scaling up production.

Tommy’s Closet vs. Rent-A-Swag

Tom gets an offer that someone is interested in buying his business. After some though, Tom chooses not to sell his clothing rental business and then finds out that the potential buyer will now try to drive him out of business by setting up across the street. Monopolistic competition allows for easy entry and exit into a market that is profitable and results in a reduction in long term profits.

Tom the Entrepreneur

Tom fancies himself an entrepreneur and lists off a variety of different business ideas he has. Throughout the show, Tom is always coming up with different business ideas, but this is just a subset of his ideas that he names during the premier of his alcoholic beverage, Snake Juice.

The Pawnee Video Dome is Failing


The Pawnee Video Dome is failing and going out of business. Leslie is trying to find tax breaks to keep him afloat, but Ron says the market is telling him is not providing value to consumers and deserves to fail.

Ron’s Endorsement

Ron won’t endorse a product unless he uses it exclusively and actually believe in it. Firms in imperfect markets often use celebrity advertising because it serves as a signal that the person selling the product actually believes in the product.