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Obvious And Industrious Business Idea: Hungry Pod Loads Your iPod

Sometimes business concepts couldn't be any simpler. It's all about coming up with a time consuming activity that people need to do, but would rather not, and then doing it for them at a price. Since iPods are all the rage lately, this year's most obvious and industrious business relates to this trendy gadget.

Stressed Out And Working Like A Dog?

You're grumpy. You're tired. You work through the weekends.  And you don't remember the last time you took a vacation.  What started out as a hobby or a passion has morphed into small business far beyond your control. 

Volute Wine: Wine To Go In Portable Bottles

Recently I introduced you to wine served in test tube bottles for single servings of wine. Now, let me introduce you to one of their competitors, that also offers single servings of wine, but this time in a more portable format.

Luna: Organic Meal Plan For Pregnant and Nursing Women

Despite the cravings that can accompany pregnancy, it can be challenging for women who are expecting or nursing to focus on maintaining a balanced diet that is crucial for the health of a baby. It can take a lot of effort to research the foods that are beneficial and those to avoid, and who wants to do that when exhausted from pregnancy or caring for a brand new baby. A new brand of food just for pregnant women, takes the thought out of nutrition in pregnancy.

Are You Cut Out To Be An Entrepreneur?

People crash and burn all the time. A failed business, a stock market fiasco, an unexpected job termination. If there's anything you can bet your money on, it's that life doesn't always work out as you plan. 

So prepare, prepare, prepare! Most people don't understand how much psychological well-being plays into being an entrepreneur.  Knowing what you should expect and how you should deal with it is winning half the battle.


Unique Restaurant Serves Peanut Butter and Jelly Exclusively!

Peanut butter has forever been a staple in sandwiches that appear in lunch bags and snack tables around North America for years. But with increased knowledge about peanut butter allergies, it can be difficult to find somewhere where you can sit down to enjoy a good old PB&J sandwich, that is if you don't where to look. One restaurant franchise brings peanut butter back into the accepted mainstream, by serving nothing but peanut butter.


Are Digg Ads Reintroducing 'Push' Advertising?

Trying to tame the new social media space with an effective advertising model is a daunting task for any platform in the social media space. Add the desirable real-time stream of consciousness component to the mix and you've even got the big boys like Google and Bing salivating all over the digital landscape. Tinker is tinkering around with monetizing Twitter, a feat that even their founders can't figure out. And now you have DIGG, the slightly dated social bookmarking site trying to reinvent itself by posting ads to their news content delivery process. Sounds a little like 'what's old is new again?'

Is Beer Power The Next Alternative Energy Solution?

Can you imagine filling your car up at a local brewery, pouring beer into your gas tank, and driving around town?  No doubt the air would be less toxic in your town, and how nice everything would smell.  Every time you filled up you could bring a nice cold glass for yourself, of course....

WineSide: Wine Tasting From Test Tube Wine Bottles

Selling wine by the glass can lead to waste at restaurants or wine that just isn't top quality because the bottle isn't finished within the recommended time after recorking. A company called WineSide has come up with a unique alternative by packaging their finest wines in a unique way.


Minnies: Restaurant That Specializes In Portion Control With Miniature Foods

As we become more health conscious as a society, it's all about portion control and snacking versus consuming large meals. But when you eat out you will often find that you are stuck with large portions, either forgoing your healthy eating lifestyle and overeating, or wasting your food and the money you paid for it. A new restaurant makes all foods in miniature size to accommodate proper good portioning.


Shaving School For Stupid Men? Industrious or Genius?

Perhaps this business was inspired by a hate of facial hair, or perhaps it's about self-improvement, but in any case, this is one business that is clearly designed for stupid men. Not only does it teach them a fundamental skill they've probably been using during their entire adult life, it also charges them a ludicrous amount. Yes, it's a shaving school and keep on reading to find out exactly what it does and why.


Top Ten Social Networks Circumnavigating The Globe

What does social networking look like by country? Sure, Twitter, Facebook. LinkedIn and MySpace have huge international followings, but indigenous social networks have also grown up within certain countries that are beginning to reach beyond their own borders. So considering Intranets other than the dominant players in the US, take a look at the TOP TEN social networks that are flourishing around the globe.

Sno:La Yogurt: Mouth Watering and Guilt-Free Eco-Friendly Yogurt Company

Frozen yogurt tends to be a guilt-free desert as it's lighter on the calories and the fat content. But there's another reason to feel a little bit of remorse when satisfying your sweet tooth, because until Sno:La came along, no frozen yogurt shop specialized in a product that has 100% organic and natural desert treat.

Can You Handle The TwitTruth?

There's a lot to be said about your Twitter body language and the footprint one leaves across the Twitterverse. Well, at least according to TwitTruth a brand new app that will tell you everything want to know, but were afraid to ask. So if you want to add your profile to the growing data mines that are salting away your digital activities all over the Web, take the truth serum at TwitTruth and get a closer glimpse at that 'man in the mirror.'

Niche Business Goes To The Dogs: Swimming Pools For Your Pets

Sitting outside in the backyard getting some sun, I couldn't help think about my poor dogs roasting away. After turning on the sprinkler and putting them into a fit of terror, I couldn't help but wonder if there's a company out there that specializes in making swimming pools specifically for dogs. Read on and find out!


Share Your Videos On Twitter Via Twitsnaps

Just as soon as we were getting use to sharing our photos on Twitter, out comes a new app that will now allow us to send our videos. The immediacy of communicating on Twitter will now assure your followers that your videos can reach them just as quickly as a tweet or a photo.

MaYoMo - Mobile News Is Phoning It In!

Remember those great newspaper movies of the 1940s that portrayed zany journalists racing for the phones to call in their breaking news stories? Well, in a little less than 70 years, today's journalists are now bloggers and videographers who are able to not only submit a story via their mobile phones, but also capable of uploading a video to accompany their news articles.

Top Ten Enterprise Microblog Sites

Are Twitter and Facebook lacking because they don't offer a complement of collaborative tools including threaded replies, RSS feeds, photo and file sharing? Have other microblogging platforms found a chink in their armor? Is 'enterprise microblogging' the next step in the evolutionary process of social networking? Yes, it appears that several new collaboration suites have emerged to fill this void...and in advance of Google Wave's scheduled debut in the Fall.

Twitter Powered Mobile Ice Cream Shop

A number of businesses have been popping up lately which use Twitter to recruit clientele, proving just how powerful social networking can be, especially when it comes to business development. The latest business powered by Twitter is Coolhaus, the mobile Ice Cream shop.

'140 Mafia' Is Going To Make A Killing On Twitter

Similar to Mob Wars on Facebook and a series of other copy-cat virtual crime games, 140 Mafia, a mafia-style role playing app has just launched on Twitter. For all those mafioso junkies who are still experiencing withdrawal ever since the Sopranos faded to white, Super Rewards, a leading provider of online games can provide you with just that fix you've been jonseing for!