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Pity These Businesses: It’s Their Job To Hear You Complain

Who doesn't like to complain? We take pride in our ability to whine, moan, and gripe to whoever will listen. The people hearing our issues can become tired of it; but they might not if they're getting paid. Two innovative businesses have kept this in mind, and not only will they hear out your annoying ranting, they also help you solve your problems.

Trendy Textbook Rental Market Grows In Popularity

 A new solution that makes books affordable to college students, saves their cash and the environment. Textbooks aren't cheap, whether you buy new or used and sharing with a friend creates logistical issues that tears relationships apart. Now, you can rent your books through Book Renter.

Dying to Own the Rights To Your Favorite Song? Bid On It With SongVest

Finally, a unique online auction allows music lovers to enter the industry by purchasing the rights to their favorite songs. Users bid to purchase songs as gifts for the person who has anything, or for an indulgence of their own.

Healthy Snacks Delivered To Your Office For A Grazing Lifestyle

Like cows, nutritional experts urge us humans to graze throughout the day; eating smaller portions of healthy snacks instead of binging during our 3 daily meals. A new company in the UK plays into this trend, by offering consumers a convenient method to snack. I bet their name won't come as a surprise either, accurately describing their nutritional services by calling themselves Graze.

Net-A-Porter Makes Sure Travelers Always Dress Their Best!

When traveling for business, you may not be aware of all the events that will make up your journey; or their corresponding dress codes. So you can impress other attendees with your business savvy, instead of causing them to focus on your inappropriate wardrobe choices; Net-A-Porter offers emergency wardrobe solutions with delivery directly to your hotel room.

IKEA Finally Brought To Nashville With ModerNash’s Convenient Delivery

ModerNash creates a smart business idea, by using someone else's to make their own. IKEA, inarguably, is one of the most popular, affordable furniture distributors around the globe. But, because locations are lacking in some regions of the United States, ModerNash offers a delivery service of their products, with no actual partnership with the company.

DK Travel Gets It Right With Personalized, Custom Travel Guides

I recently wrote about Offbeat Guides, which fell a bit flat on our expectations of customization. But now Dorling Kindersley Travel gets in right by bringing personalization to their custom travel guides.

Single And Lovin' It! Another Coffee Company Establishes A Lifestyle

Coffee lovers are feeling the need to be single... at least at their coffee machines. And there's one company in particular that's driving the the single-cup lifestyle. This company makes an automatic single-cup coffee maker (the "razor") and a patented package for the coffee it brews (the "razor blades").

Methodizaz: Stalkerazzi Services Turn Artistic

Sometimes the best photos of people are the ones where they're acting naturally instead of posing. Methodizaz is a photography company that bases its concept on this motto, and takes your photo when you're least expecting it.

Pomme Bebe Opens An Organic Baby Food Bar in Newport Beach

Pomme Bebe takes the baby food industry to a whole new level by offering a sample tasting bar of their organic, green baby food and providing home delivery from their online store.

Status and Sex Brought To The Greens With Eye Candy Caddies

For some people, golf is a status symbol. They join the most prestigious clubs, play the top courses and buy only the best gear. Now, a UK based business called Eye Candy Caddies takes this to the next level by providing young, attractive, female caddies to assist with or distract you from your golf game.


European Shoebox Banking Brings Ultimate Convenience To Finances

Insinger de Beaufort, a private bank based in Austria, brings an old-fashioned concept into the financial world, by setting clients up with a shoebox banking system. While you may not stash you cash in a shoebox under your bed, they do offer a similar convenience through their pickup service, with the financial safety of traditional banking.

Strange But True Business: Dollar Hot Dog’s Mail Order Wieners

The strangest business idea of 2008 has been awarded to Dollar Hot Dog! This concept is so wacky; it's hard to believe it's not a hoax. A company that cooks and ships fully-dressed hotdogs in standard white envelopes to south-facing mail boxes in the US for only $1...can they be serious?

7 Ways To Protect Your Small Business From Recession

Aren't you just dying for a bail-out like the banks? In times of recession, small business owners are the ones that get hit hard the most. Unfortunately for you, you are not AIG and you are not qualified for a perpetual lifeline from the US government. If a company of that magnitude fell, it will certainly be felt around the world. But you? You are just a small business owner and you are, in every sense of the word.. small. Don't worry though. It IS possible to ride out this recession with your business still intact. Read on for more.

Progressive European Companies Offer Refund Services When Travel Plans Fall Through

Most of us are not aware of our rights to refunds and compensation when we cancel our travel plans or when weather or overbooking disrupts our airline flights. Two progressive and trendsetting new companies in the travel industry help people reclaim their rightful funds at a time when the economy requires us to watch our finances.

Russian Dogs Lend Helping Paws to Financial Crisis

In Siberia, man’s best friend is doing his and her part to help with family expenses by becoming walking billboards for specific products. Read all about the city of Novosibirsk’s innovative Promo Dog Agency and…arf!

China’s Amazing Economic Growth: From Mao Till Now

Rising from the ashes, like a phoenix from the fires of Mao’s cultural revolution of the 1970s, China has emerged as a mega consumer-oriented nation. This is an amazing trend considering that for 35 years its primary items were limited to cigarettes from Albania! Read on and be amazed at this story of economic growth and development.

Customized Travel Guides: Great Idea That Leaves Me Wanting More

Offbeat Guides may look like a typical travel guide, but it's the only version that provides up to date information to future voyageurs by allowing you to create a live version immediately.

Recycle Your Own Paper With the Meiko SEED System

What if you could buy an innovative machine for the office that allowed you to shred used paper and in a few hours the machine recycled these shreds of paper into new usable recycled paper for you? Would you invest in it? It depends on the price and the money you save from it, right?

Specialty Concierge Services Bring Convenience To The Ordinary Person

 One of the benefits of staying at a nice hotel, or leasing a high-end apartment is the concierge services that come with them. A new business trend popping up all over the globe, are specialty concierge services that bring that once limited convenience to individuals, no matter who they are or where they live.