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Hey Buddy! Announces Franchise Opportunities For Their Innovative Dog Vending Machine

  Hey Buddy! is another example of a unique and innovative vending machine, and this time dispensed products are everything you could need for your dogs.

Fir Real: Free Christmas Trees from IKEA Japan

IKEA Japan's "Free Tree" offer is an economical (and ecological) way for store shoppers to celebrate the season with a real Christmas tree. That's one Swede deal!

Zillow.com Brings A New Trend To Real Estate With User Interactive Website

Zillow.com is an interactive Real Estate Industry resource that helps people get the most out of their home investment once they're ready to sell. Prospective sellers can post their homes with a Make Me Move price, which with no obligation to put their house on the market, allows them to assess if they can get the price that would make selling worthwhile.

Forget Plastic! The Brilliant Invention Of The 360 Paper Water Bottle

My colleagues and I here at InventorSpot.com have been writing about ways to recycle water bottles for years, but there's a company that doesn't believe that recycling water bottles, whether we make lamps out of them or put them in recycling bins, is the answer for the future. So this international design company, Brandimage, has invented the 360 Paper Water Bottle. Now all it needs are water bottling companies ready and willing to use it.

Finally! Find Out If People Really Like Their Jobs At Top Companies

Glassdoor.com plays into the trend of transparency tyranny by allowing people to look through the office doors of major organizations and see what it's really like to work there. Employers can setup their own accounts to encourage their current staff members to provide their ratings and opinions; all under the veil of anonymity.

What’s That? Leave My Computer On For The Environment?

You have read and heard over and over one way to conserve energy is to turn off and unplug your computers right? Well, now World Community Grid, Harvard University and a few other sponsors are asking you to leave your computers on for their new project. The project with and eco-friendly mission is called The Clean Energy Project.

Attention Entrepreneurs: Learn From The Top 5 Companies To Work For in 2008

Each year Fortune Magazine releases the 100 Best Companies to Work For; a list that every company on the up and up strives to land on. The businesses on the list set the standard for their industries, so it is a great resource for entrepreneurs to learn what has made their competitors a resounding success.


Strange Scents Become Hot Business With CB I Hate Perfume

Christopher Brosius, entrepreneur, artist and founder of CB I Hate Perfume has made his distain for floral and effeminate scents into a profitable business. His line of personal and home scents may be off the wall, but they are being picked up by perfume retailers in Canada and the US.


Businesses Specializing in Unique Corporate Holiday Parties

This year, reward your staff for their hard work by treating them to a fun and unique holiday party. Instead of the typical hotel reception room venue, with the 5-piece cover band and 4-course dinner; experience murder mysteries, James Bond or Hollywood themes with Shot in the Dark Mysteries or Canadian Outback Adventures.

Weight Loss Trend For The New Year: Gyrotonic Fitness Studios

This year, honor your New Year's resolution to get in shape by trying a new fitness trend. The Gyrotonic brand's new archaic-looking fitness apparatus and Gyrokinesis classes combine the benefits of swimming, yoga, gymnastics, dance and more, to give fitness enthusiasts a full-body workout and spiritual-like healing experience.


Trash the Dress.com: Getting Down and Dirty With Wedding Photography

As beautiful and sentimental as they may be, most wedding photographs follow a similar format that are timeless but not what you'd call unique. Trash the Dress.com showcases the photos of the risk-taking bridal parties willing to throw caution (and their glamorous wardrobes) to the wind to capture a series of unique shots.

6 Natural, Safe, Green Gifts For Your Children

If you are worried about buying your kids toys this holiday season I don't blame you. With all the bad news about lead and plastic and toxic paints in toys it's easy to consider buying them clothes and books instead, but don't give up. Below is a quick list of eco-friendly, kid-safe toys.

Leah McLaren: Model Entrepreneur For Young Writers

Journalism and writing are popular career aspirations for today's youth, but most don't know the right way to go about chasing their dreams. Leah McLaren is a popular columnist, magazine contributor and author who sets a model example for young entrepreneurs hoping to see their names in print.

The Dad’s Cab: Fun Gag Gift Inspires New Business Idea

The Dad's Cab is a neat gadget that breeds an interesting business idea. How about charging children for the services we provide as parents, including carting them around to their many activities and engagements?

New Drug May Cure Jet Lag

A new drug developed by researchers helps the body produce more of the sleep hormone melatonin and could get rid of problems caused by jet lag and shift work.

Japanese Virtual Wife Nags You to Eat Right

The Virtual Wife... no, it's not what you think, even though this new health and nutrition reminder service comes from Japan.

Could Waste Fees be California’s New Years Resolution?

While some program's pay consumer money to recycle in an effort to reduce waste, California has plans to approach the waste issue a bit differently and much more aggressively. How? California plans on implementing bans on certain plastics and charging fees for the use of others.

The Year in Review: 2008’s Top Industries for New Businesses

The best business opportunities in 2008 opened the doors of success for entrepreneurs looking to start their small businesses. Within these markets, businesses both successful and bizarre established themselves and found their niches.


Song at the Tip of Your Tongue? Sing or Hum on Midomi.com to Find It!

How many times have you had a tune in your head and just can't remember who sings it, or how the rest of the words go? You've been there, I've been there, and it's enough to drive us insane, and finally Midomi.com; a fun and unique music search business offers a solution by allowing users to sing or hum songs to find audio or video downloads.


One of a Kind Holiday Gifts: Locate Rare Books with Faber Finds

Faber Finds is an independent publishing house that aims to "restore to print for future generations a wealth of lost classics". By ordering from them, you will ensure that the literary fanatic in your family doesn't get duplicate gifts under the tree this holiday season.