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Vator.tv: Entrepreneurs Network and Pitch Business Ideas Online

For an entrepreneur starting a small business, their life quickly becomes consumed by marketing their new idea to get it off the ground. Vator.tv.com tries to ease the startup process; it provides resources, allows them to post their 3-minute video pitches online and creates networking opportunities.

 


Love Pets Lingerie Satisfies the Taste for Lace

Lingerie for pets... no, it's not what you're thinking. Introducing Best Ever's "Love Pets Lingerie", a line of intimate apparel chew toys meant to keep Fido from munching your unmentionables.

Beer Shampoo Turns a Shower Into a Celebration

Old and busted: singing in the shower. New hotness: celebrating in the shower with a bottle of foaming beer shampoo! And you can do just that come December 1st when Bandai's beer shampoo pours onto Japanese store shelves.

Men's Premium Bra Offers Hope for Japan's Overly Endowed

Show us your moobs! Well, at least show them off with the new Men's Premium Bra from Wishroom. It's no joke either, Men's Bras are the number one ranked seller at Japan's Rakuten online store.

Social Network Mixi's Up Designer Ramen

Social Networking - is there anything it can't do? Mixi, Japan's largest social networking site, and cup noodle maker Acecook have combined for a tasty collaboration that is cranking out new instant ramen flavors and cool slogans to advertising them.

Reusable Heart Shaped Hand Warmer is People AND Earth Friendly

Cold Hands? Warm Heart! This reusable, environmentally friendly, heart-shaped portable heating pad from Japan puts out heat to the beat, again and again!

Baseball Knuckles Under as Japan League Drafts Teen Girl Pitcher

A league of their own? Not in Japan at least, where 16-year-old female knuckleballer Eri Yoshida has just been drafted by a Japanese pro baseball team. The boys of summer - plus one girl - will take the field in April 2009.

Zubka Uses Social Trends to Connect People with Jobs and Offers a Commission

Zubka is a social networking site that connects people with jobs, and allows individuals to earn money during the process. It's a business that plays upon the rapidly growing trend of networking sites and brings a sense of ease to the lucrative industry of recruiting.

Adult Diapers Come Out of the Closet in Japan

Adult diapers have not only come out of the closet, they're taking center stage! A recent Tokyo runway show shines the spotlight on what has become a $500 million per year business in Japan. Could it happen here? Depends...

Ugly Fruits And Veggies: What's Taste Got To Do With It?

This story is about your average potatoes, carrots, cucumbers and 30 or so other fruits and vegetables that just happen, by slight of nature, to grow ugly instead of true to some idealized form. Bent, knarly carrots, potatoes with sprouts, discolored spots on cucumbers... are considered, for lack of a better word, ugly in the European Union and, until now, could not be sold.

Box Cycle Establishes a Simple & Effective Concept: Consumer Distribution of Recycled Boxes

Box Cycle takes a simple, environmentally conscious business concept, and makes it a success by offering a buy and sell service for recycled boxes to consumers.


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.

Shinsoku Sports Shoes Sell Well With the Right Stuff

A new type of running shoe is breaking sales records in Japan while helping young athletes keep on track - literally. Shinsoku sports shoes are designed with asymmetric soles that give young runners extra traction on oval courses.

Toshiba Wins Over Gamers with Triple GPU Laptop

Gamers on the go will be thrilled by the new Qosmio X305-Q708 laptop computer from Toshiba. With not one, not two, but THREE onboard NVIDIA graphics processing units, these Toshiba laptops give dedicated game players the unparalleled 3D gaming performance they've long demanded.

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?

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?

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.