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Network Buddies Turning Facebook Into 'Facebucks' For Social Network Users

Barclays Business has just launched a competition for UK entrepreneurs with 'brilliant' ideas, titled, "Take One Small Step." Its goal is to surface Britain's best new business innovations whether it's a new start-up or existing business looking to bust out with a new idea. Entrants can win one of 10 prizes worth £50,000, and Network Buddies with its new twist on an old Web 2.0 format has just thrown it's social networking hat in the ring!

Amiya's Mobile Dance Academy: Brilliant Business Run By Bright Tween

A unique business concept gets enough notice on its own, but when there's a CEO behind it of a unique demographic who proves that brilliance can beat the odds, you've just got to give it some recognition.

MiWorld: Where The Virtual World And Online Dining Experiences Collide

When you join a virtual world online, like the Facebook games Farmville or Cafe World you've got to register to enter, and then you've got access to everything the environment. You can feed cows, yourself or your diners; and while that's all fine and well, virtually, there are those who would like to see the online structure go offline.

Dogfish Head Beer Soap Company: Smell Like A Brewery All Day Long

The morning  after a long night of drinking, the memories of the alcohol consumed that night come back to haunt you as the creep out of your pores in an unpleasant sweat. If that weren't bad enough, you become more nauseous because that permeating smell doesn't do much to help a hangover. Bet you've never thought about replicating that experience, minus the alcohol; have you? Well, apparently you should because you can now thanks to one business.

One Noffs: Charity Clothing Store That Gives New Life To Donations

There are many businesses all about upcycling these days, giving new life to clothing and other reusable items. Well, sometimes all it takes for a new concept to get noticed is a little twist on an old idea, and the word "charity" helps, too!

British Company Urges Investors To 'Bond' With Chocolate

Here's a new twist for investors... An upmarket British chocolate grower and maker of fine chocolates, Hotel Chocolat, wants to expand its store chain from 42 to 72 shops, develop a new cocoa plantation in St. Lucia, and expand overseas development.  So, guess what sweet deal they've cooked up for investors?

Social Media Radio Gives Real Meaning To Socialized Medicine: BUDDY

"Do more for less" in public services is the motto for Sidekick Studios, a British innovator in social innovations that spins out social businesses.  Sidekick's latest invention, Buddy, is a social media radio that allows persons with long term health conditions to communicate how they are feeling to their family and friends in real-time, through email, SMS, Facebook, IM, Twitter and other social networks without digital support.

 


Give Me A Tap: Eco-Friendly Drinking Options That Supports The Water Crisis

A new business concept that has been more commonly appearing in cities around the world as a public water sharing program. In order to encourage tourists and city dwellers to stop purchasing bottled water and help the environment, these programs offer convenience. 

Gold Vending Machines: Gold ATMs For International Currency

Who doesn't like a little bit of gold? In North America we might only dream about seeing gold bars coming out of a vending machine, but in one exotic international location, it is a reality.

Swedes 4G’ing Ahead With New And Improved Wi-Fi

On May 13th, 2010, a small Swedish tech company by the name of Anyfi decided to go and mess up the status quo in the world of Wi-Fi Internet technology by announcing a new form of Wi-Fi that will apparently provide 4G service to home and mobile customers alike.

Compost Cab: Business Offers Weekly Curbside Compost Pickup!

Not all cities and states are fortunate enough to have curbside compost pickup for compostable items along with their weekly garbage retrieval. Perhaps this is a trend that will spread further someday, but until then, there are businesses ready to step up and fill in the gaps!

Virtual Dating Assistants: Management Of Online Dating Profiles

Virtual assistants are more in demand than ever before with the number of remote career opportunities for people who are working strictly online. They can do pretty much everything as long as it doesn't require them to be in a physical office space, keeping businesses and individuals well managed. Now, VAs have carved out a niche in the already booming industry to become even more current!

Sweat Shop Paris: Sewing Cafe Caters To The Crafty

Cafes focused on technology are huge. It's great for travelers to be able to pop in to a cafe, grab a coffee and check their email, but not everyone is about computers, some people are about the crafty. This is why one Paris business has decided to do something a little bit different!

Creepydoll EBay Store: A Market For Tooth Moulds

If you thought the only business that wants anything to do with your mouth is a dental clinic, you thought wrong, because in reality it gets a whole lot weirder!

Tom Wood's Mobile Brewery: Beer Bottling That Comes Home To You!

Brewing beer at home is a popular hobby, but actually getting it bottled takes effort when you've got to get it to a facility. Imagine how much easier it would be if you could get bottling services to come to you! Well, someone did, because it's turned into a business.

An FM Radio and Tiny Portable Speaker All in One? You're Nuts.

If there's one thing that's been missing the world of FM radios, iPods, and other audio media devices, its wood. Well, acutely-eared treephiles, your time has come with the release of the Motz Tiny Wooden Speaker. Tripling as an FM Radio, Aux speaker and standalone speaker, this is one nut that everyone will want to crack.

Worldfare: Gourmet Mobile Restaurant Hits The Pavement On a Bus!

Mobile restaurants of all sorts have been popping up, particularly in New York to offer unique curb side dining options for those who need to grab a quick bite. However, there is one major problem with that type of fast food option, and it's an issue for those who don't just want to grab takeout.


Plagiarism Is Alive & Well In The Blogosphere - What's A Blogger To Do?

While the book "Who Moved My Cheese?" is more about adapting to "change" in the workplace, "Who Moved My Blog" could be about the "copy and paste" mentality that unfortunately taints the Blogosphere and those who attempt to make a living working in that very crowded space.

Catch Fresh Fish On An Internet Net

Fishermen in Yokosuka, Japan, are offering Internet buyers the catch of the day, fresh from Tokyo Bay. Place your order online before 9am and get free home delivery!

Graffomat:Controversial Graffiti Vending Machine That’s Sure To Cause Damage

We all like to support artists and their craft, whether or not we understand it. But some art goes too far, and with that in mind, should businesses really be facilitating something that thinks outside of the legal box? Well, there's one business that thinks so, and it's a really cool, artistic vending machine.