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McDonalds Japan Goes No-Brand with Quarter Pounder Shops

McDonalds Japan is testing the waters of no-brand marketing with newly opened Quarter Pounder stores in Tokyo.

Business Ideas for the Afterlife: Guaranteed Travel to Heaven or Hell

Reserve a Spot in Heaven provides travel packages to guarantee your place in your preferred afterlife destination. This small business, which is the only Heaven or Hell reservation site on the internet, proves that there is an open market for every weird and wacky entrepreneurial concept.


The Thriving Office: Busy Office Sounds to Disguise Work at Home

The Thriving Office audio CD transforms your home environment by incorporating typical corporate sounds that are often found in a busy, successful business hub. Don't want your clients to know you work from home? Then this is a great product to check out, as well as an innovative business idea.


The Something Store’s ‘Surprise Yourself’ Shipments: Innovative or Insane Business Idea?

SomethingStore.com is a weird and wacky business concept where your order remains a surprise. You pay, they ship you something and the best part is you will have no idea what's on its way!

What is Your Business Worth? Find Out With Biz Equity

Have a big business idea in mind and want to know if it will be profitable? Or have an already established company, but aren't sure about its value? Biz Equity Corp. allows entrepreneurs and business owners to accurately estimate how much their business is worth by completing a brief questionnaire.

Inhale, Exhale, Repeat: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 4

Japan Tobacco's series of 73 "Smoking Manners for Adults" ads - numbers 31 through 40 provided here - have lately achieved international recognition, including comedian David Sedaris' amusing discussion of them on Late Night with David Letterman. Without doubt the ads are (often unintentionally) funny, insightful and thought-provoking, but will smokers who read them really think about their manners?

Beautiful People Dating and Networking Site: Controversy Can Be Successful

Beautiful People, a social networking and dating site, which only welcomes exclusively attractive members, proves that even a controversial business idea can be a successful and highly profitable one.

Capitalizing on the Holidays With a Scheduled Greeting Card Service

Jack Cards is a greeting card service that makes sure you never miss a beat by keeping track of important dates and doing the legwork for you. Remembering to send cards to your loved ones for birthdays and other holidays can be a daunting task. So, as we approach a long stretch of looming holidays, why not eliminate the stress and avoid the embarrassment that comes from forgetting to send a key member of your inner circle a greeting card? Consumers love services that bring ease and convenience to their lives, so how could this not be a winning business idea?

Exercising Your Pets: Fitness Centers for Your Best Furry Friends

Entrepreneurs can find their business niche by expanding upon the concept of pet health care facilities. In the US, there is a pet medical spa and rehabilitation facility. North of the border in Canada, there is a pool open just for canines.

Coke Machine Calls Cops, Canned By Crooks

An innovative new soda vending machine from Coca-Cola Japan offers passersby much more than a refreshing cooler. An onboard emergency phone provides instant communication with local police while a top-mounted security camera records the street scene below. At least it did for a couple of days...

New Business Trend: Services to Live Like the Rich and Famous

Want to live like a celebrity, even if only for a day? Celeb 4 A Day makes it possible for you to live like the stars, by providing you with a personal paparazzi service that puts your face on the cover of a faux magazine. 

Custom Email Signatures to Support Your Presidential Candidate

As the United States Presidential Election draws nearer, it's your last chance to get in every ounce of endorsement for your favorite political candidate or party and what better way to do it than through email? Email Widgets, based in Vienna, Austria may be across the planet but that didn't stop them from creating an opportunity for profit. The mark of a true entrepreneur is to look at highly publicized social issues and turn them into successful business opportunities.


Innovative Business Ideas for Halloween

I discovered three interesting Halloween businesses that have already captured the holiday's market.

Are You Ready to Start a Business? Find Out With the Small Business Assessment Tool

How do you know when you are emotionally and financially ready to take your big business idea to the next step and make it a reality? The Small Business Assessment Tool, presented by the US Small Business Administration helps ease you into the decisions that surround getting your business started.

Blue-Enriched Lights May Stop Drowsiness at Work

Have you ever gone into work and just felt sleepy the whole day and couldn’t get going? Well, lighting may play a big part in your drowsiness.

Bulldog Interactive Fitness Center: Combining Mobile Video Gaming with Exercise

Bulldog Interactive Fitness has found a solution that gets kids off your couch at home, without actually taking away their number one obsession; video gaming.

Capturing the Leasing Market: Profit from Shared Office Space

In Good Company, located in New York’s Manhattan, is attempting to take the shared workplace to a new level by offering space solely to female entrepreneurs. Cubes & Crayons, in Silicon Valley, provides childcare for parents who share their office.

Perfect Design For A Portable Home Office: The Home Office Trike

For many, working at home means a laptop on the kitchen table. No desk, no drawers to keep our papers or computer peripherals... just a table and a laptop that needs to be cleared off for meal times. The Home Office Trike was made for work-at-homers who don't have an actual office. Check out what this portable work station affords....

'Project Wanted Horse' Helps Man And Horse

This year, as a humanitarian effort, the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) and the Aminal Welfare Institute (AWI) launched 'Project Wanted Horse," assuring that any horse rescued from slaughter or an abuse situation would be placed on one of 94,000 NBFA farms across the country. The 2008 Best Humane Business Innovation Award went to the NBFA for this commitment. What can you do?

Vice to Business: The ‘Blow Me' Franchise

Despite the overtly sexual connotation of the brand's name, it's not what you think. But do read on, because Blow Me is a company that has found a way to make a profit from one of the other major vices on the planet; excessive alcohol consumption.