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Recession-Friendly Ad Agency Nil Lets Clients Set Their Prices

In order to survive the economic recession, we're seen many businesses offer products and services where clients can pay whatever they want. While previously this has only applied to restaurants and hotels, now an ad agency is getting in on the pay what you want formula and it's finding that business is better than ever.

Top Ten Most Mentioned Brands On Twitter

How is Twitter faring as a business model? What brands are succeeding in grabbing our attention and why? We're in a recession. Money is tight. So which brands are diligent in positioning themselves up front and personal on Twitter to capture what dwindling disposable incomes we have left.

Top 5 Coolest Senior-Friendly Businesses Around For Father’s Day

With Father's Day approaching, we're all searching for the perfect gift to let dad know just how much we appreciate him. But for those of us who are still fortunate enough to have grandfather's in our lives, Father's Day provides the opportunity to honor grandparents too. So in honor of grandfathers, inspired by my own Grandad's approaching 90th birthday, here are the top senior friendly businesses that can help you show your grandfather just how much you love him this Father's Day.


Cheaper Than Solar and Better Than Gas: The New Neuton CE 6 Lawn Mower

Around here the rain has not fallen in weeks. This is why the grass remains short, but the rain will come and when it does it will pour and the grass will grow tall quickly, which will mean, time to mow. Fortunately, there is one more planet-friendly lawnmower on the market to consider using when you mow your lawn.   

Grab A Cup Of Joe From The Eco-Friendly Solar Roast Coffee Company

The coffee industry, as a universal role, takes a toll on the environment for any number of reasons that go against sustainability. But that's not what we're talking about here today, instead, I present you an eco-friendly coffee company that allows you to drink that morning cup of joe without the guilt of the environmental consequences

Apple's Snow Leopard Leaping Forward At Lighting Speed

The Snow Leopard Operating System's video was taken down from YoutTube by Apple preventing folks like us getting an advance peek under the hood. However, since this new operating system is being premiered at Apple's WWCD June 8-12 in San Francisco, we were able to retrieve some first-hand reports from the Confab and surface a video by APPLEBuzz. The insights I uncovered will show you what makes Apple's new OS purr like a domestic kitten and race like a wild cat.

Office Paper Recycling Machine Turns Trash Into Toilet Paper

What's an eco-friendly way to recycle used office paper and botched photocopies? Here we might mulch it to be used in farming. In Japan they're turning it into toilet paper.

Mannequin Madness: Niche Business Concept That’s Madness Or Magic?

In another fine example that there's a niche for every business, is a company that rents mannequins. The business, based in San Francisco understands that it can be complete madness trying to find a mannequin head, limb, or torso for a short-term event which can often result in unfortunate mannequin purchase and dismemberment. Instead of resigning mannequins and their owners from this grave fate, Mannequin Madness does the dirty work instead!

Get Naked! Getting In Touch With Your Inner Nudist For A Free Lunch

All businesses are more interesting when they require their patrons to strip down and get in touch with their own inner nudist; and while nudist resorts do offer naked dining options, not surprisingly, naked restaurants just aren't commonplace, likely due to the hygienic implications of getting nude around food. So are there places for people who want to bare it all while sitting down for a nice meal? Read on and find out.


Funware, A New Game Theory For Marketers

The generation of the new online game players has motivated consumer brands, websites and charities to use gaming devices to attract attention to their products and services. "Funware" is the application of game-like qualities to non-games. Researchers say that when we play online games, we enter a "flow state" that makes us receptive to the images and information we encounter. While traditional commercials interrupt that state, funware allows for these messages to seep through.

Make Your Baby A Star With Movie Poster Birth Announcements

Having a new baby is a big deal, but more often than not, birth announcements fall flat, delivering the basic details about the birth, without really sharing in the excitement of adding a brand new, mini member to your family. A fun new company announces special milestones in style, and every time someone opens up their birth announcements the house lights will go down in preparation for the show to begin!


Mathers Lifeways Cafes: Grab A Cup Of Joe If You’re 65 Or Older!

While some may call it discrimination, cafes for senior citizens are popping up all across the United States, and the company behind it promises that their businesses focus on aging well. It's a concept that started in nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the country, which have now expanded into an empire all its own. Grab a coffee at a café for seniors, and make a toast to aging.


Environmental Twist Plastic Bottle Saves Space, Reduces Waste

I LOHAS, Coca Cola Japan's entry in the bottled water sweepstakes, is going green... with a twist. Once you've drained the bottle just give it a twist - and help save up to 40 percent in disposable volume.

DoMyStuff.com: Business Finds People To Do Your Dirty Work

Recently I introduced you to Friendly Favors, a site that helps you beg and plead a friend or family member to help you out. While some might have called a service like that helpful, most found it to be defeating the purpose of the nature of favors in itself. Well, now there's a similar service that doesn't take advantage of friends, but does allow people to get others to do their stuff.


Scientific Match Finds You A Date Based On Chemistry…You Know, The Test Tube Stuff

Dating isn't just about attraction and finding someone who you love that will love you back; at least not according to Scientific Match provides a matchmaking service based on chemistry. Not so much the kind of chemistry of fairytales, but, you know, the test tube stuff.

Feeling Dirty? Check Out Posh Wash’s Shower Village

Pop-up buildings and businesses come in all forms; we've seen nightclubs, coat checks, and restaurants; but just in time for summer festival season, there's another new trend arising in the pop-up shower. In an environment where everyone's feeling dirty, one company, Posh Wash Showers has even taken the pop-up shower concept to the next level with Shower Village designed for clean living.


Is There An Industry For Professional Pranksters Looking To Stir The Pot?

After watching a re-run episode of Punk'd, a show that made headlines years back for the practical jokes that it played upon well-known celebrities, I wondered if out of the land of TV, regular people have the option to pay for pranks and pull the wool over their friends' eyes. Are there professional prank playing businesses that will arrange elaborate pranks as seen on TV when there are no cameras rolling, I thought? Keep on reading, to find out if there are business opportunities in prank playing, and in paying for pranks.

Mix Match Shoes Provides No Limits In Shoe Purchasing, By Selling Shoes As Singles, Not Pairs!

Are both of your feet strangely out of proportion from one another, so it's impossible to buy a pair of shoes that fits? Does one of your shoes wear out before the other, rending both shoes in a pair useless? Or are you missing a limb and don't require the left or right foot shoe that automatically comes as part of a pair (how discriminatory!)? Really though, I'm serious; lots of people have these problems and in this economy, why buy a pair of shoes when you can get them as singles, if buying a pair of shoes just doesn't fit your lifestyle when there's a solution?!

One Way To Make Green Soda: The EcoStream

It's not all in the mix, but the newest green machine, the EcoStream, does enable an interesting mix of soda flavors, if you want it.  How about an orange Coke, for example?  But what exactly makes the EcoStream green?  It's BYOC: Bring Your Own Container.

Healthcare Recruitment Company Promises Large Salaries and Luxurious Lifestyles

Since there is an overwhelming stigma that doctors are so devoted to their work to a degree that they forfeit all other aspects of life (whether true or not in every case), one medical recruitment company in New Zealand hopes to break the mould by placing doctors in high-paying jobs that still allow them to have active social and family lives. Sound too good to be true? Perhaps, but read on, because they claim that even when working in the healthcare industry, it's possible to have it all!