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A La Carte Maps: Creative Travel Guides For The Artistic Traveler

Ok, I know, you think you've seen them all before - all kinds of companies are creating maps and travel guides for tourists, and many offer customizable options online. Well, you haven't seen it all just yet, because one company is going back to basics and incorporating more creativity and even some art into the creation of their unique brand of travel guide.


Trash Turned Treasure Business: Filt-Made Waste Oil Candles

You know that expression one man's (or woman's in this century) trash is another man's treasure? Well, there are companies that thrive on this old tried and true saying.


Angry Green Girl: Sex Sells For The Environment

Sex sells and while it has been used to some extent in order to support the environment (think the PETA lettuce bikinis), there's yet to be a solely green business with the goal of using their good looks to do environmental good. Enter Angry Green Girl.

Urban Outfitters Introduces A Custom Bike Shop

As if Urban Outfitters isn't already well on its way to total global domination (within all the limits of human welfare standards and eco-friendly principles of course), they've introduced a new line of products to further expand their business, and these are accessories that can be coordinated with your outfit but won't necessarily be worn out to a dinner party.


Top 10 Women In Business: Results of StartupNation’s Leading Moms in Business Competition

This summer, StartupNation held the Leading Moms in Business Competition which asked Americans to vote on their favorite businesses run by busy moms and women out of the thousands of submissions that were received. The top leading moms in business were whittled down to 200, and here are the top 10 who lead the competition! Many of these entrepreneurs aren't just mothers with businesses - most of them can thank motherhood for their ideas and success!

Have My Shift: Service Finds People To Cover Shifts At Hourly Jobs

In the world of hourly wage jobs, it's not as easy as calling in sick because you have the sniffles, or saying you can't come in because of a scheduling conflict once you've found out that your favorite band is playing. In the corporate world this might fly, but in the world of hourly wage jobs, if you don't show up, there's going to be some grumpy people who haven't been able to get their morning coffee fix. Have My Shift is a company that is making shift exchange more possible, by introducing modern methods.


Vending Machine Dispenses Based On Mood

As part of an art project by Demitrios Kargotis, there is a unique vending machine that dispenses a surefire cure for the blues. Keep on reading to find out what it does and how it works!


Fruit4Thought: Fruit Delivery Service For Toronto Office Workers

The need for convenient healthy snacks, often delivered to homes or offices, has bred a large number of businesses because let's face it, people like things better when they're easy! Well, there's a new one on its radar, and this one hits close to home for me, coming to your from Toronto, Canada.


A Hotel All About Boys And Their Toys

While women might get away to a hotel with dreams of a quiet bubble bath, a glass of champagne, and perhaps an in-room massage, many men have a different idea of a relaxing hotel getaway. It's no secret that boys like their toys, and one international hotel is finally recognizing this by giving men an exclusive experience.

Cookie Café Markets Its Brand By Notifying Patrons When Cookies Are Hot!

Some of the most successful businesses are those that take their common concepts to new levels with simple marketing concepts. Specialty's café and Bakery certainly has been taking notes, because they've added a unique service to benefit those who frequent their chains.

Use Your Local: UK Pubs Dispense Drinks And Parcels?

Believe it or not, the recession is affecting the number of visitors frequenting pubs and bars across London and the UK, or in the very least, the number of drinks that people have when they do make it through the door. In an effort to boost the business of these struggling establishments and send more customers stumbling on home, pubs across the UK and England are signing up to join the Use Your Local network which combines drink service with another type of product delivery.

5 Coolest Vending Machines: The Latest And The Greatest Spotted This Summer

Vending machines are the ultimate businesses of convenience. There's nothing that's better than having just about anything you need available at the touch of a button, without the need to deal with annoying salespeople working on commission, or worrying about hours of operation. So once again I bring you some of the coolest vending machines spotted around the world!

UK Gym Introduces Unique Business Model: Workouts With Human Barbells

A gym's a gym, right? Regardless of where you choose to workout, you'll find all the same standard equipment. Well, with so many gyms worldwide offering similar service, it can be difficult for one to really capture the industry. Forget enticing membership promotions, one gym in the UK is making their name with a very unique form of weight lifting equipment.

How To Use Google To Advertise Your Business Online

Whether you're selling big-ticket items such as cars or just candy down the corner, you can use Google to advertise your business online. The Internet is one of the rare places in the world that a small start-up company can beat the monster giant one in marketing. It is definitely a great equalizer. Beat big business marketing with the following online tips and tricks for advertising your business through Google.

YearMadeForMe: Custom Calendar Company For The Office Or Back To School

For the defiantly organized going off to school or to the office, wall planning calendars are a great way to keep track of events, meetings and other important dates. But for those who just don't think that's enough, there is a company that creates custom calendars.

World Premiere Of Twitter,The Movie Coming Soon!

With Kevin Spacey's "Social Network" movie about Facebook scheduled to start production later this year, was it any wonder that "Twitter, the Movie" could be far behind? The microblogging site that scaled from a podcasting company in the South Park suburbs of San Francisco to changing the world in a 140 characters or less will grace the small and large screens in March of 2010 as a documentary, aptly titled "Twittamentary."

SomeRightsReserved: Blueprint Distribution Follows In Music Industry’s Footsteps

Music distribution has been revolutionized as various companies have tried to come up with viable options that encourage people to get their hands on music and downloads legally, in turn cutting down on piracy. Bet you didn't know that the same issue is prevalent in the world of blue prints, and now one innovative company is modeling their business after the way music distribution has changed.


Contact Lenses Improve Quality Of Life For Animals... Really!

The mother and baby sea lions are performers at Sea World in San Diego.  Mama sea lion was becoming disoriented from blurred vision caused by cataracts, until she was fitted with intraocular contact lenses that enable her to perform again, and to see and be a role model for her newborn.

Allergy Translation Cards For The Avid Traveler

If you pass out from anaphylactic shock in a foreign country, the last thing you need is a group of people who speak a different language from you own standing around going "I wonder what the heck is wrong with him/her" when they can't figure out what is written on your Medic Alert Bracelet. Allergy Translation is a new company that must just change the life of travelers.


Escape Camper Rentals In New Zealand: The Freedom To Sleep Around!

Escape is a company with the tagline "the freedom to sleep around" but it's not what you think; the services they offer are completely above board! This New Zealand Company does however offer sleeping on the go, and they do it in a unique way.