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Subject: Unusual and different businesses
Category: Business and Money > Small Businesses
Asked by: black98-ga
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Posted: 13 Mar 2003 00:05 PST
Expires: 12 Apr 2003 01:05 PDT
Question ID: 175525
Where are the best places to find unusual business ideas, and examples
of different successful businesses... what news services are best for
Subject: Re: Unusual and different businesses
Answered By: angy-ga on 13 Mar 2003 02:01 PST
Hi, Black98 !

Of course nothing is going to beat your own original idea for a
business that you are passionate about. Here I'm speaking out of
personal knowledge.

Only the passion makes the hard work in the early stages remotely
worth while. Add  the willingness to really listen to the client and
to be prepared to change according to the client's wishes, and you're
halfway there. Being able to pay the bills while you're waiting for
the business to build helps a lot. So does not borrowing in order to
set the business up.

If you have a hobby that you really understand and a good marketing
idea, test that out among your friends as a concept. Do people at your
parties say your home-made dips are better than those they buy in the
shops? Have you custom-made a part for your vintage motorbike because
the original isn't available any more? Is your kid the only Trance DJ
in the neighbourhood ? Those are business opportunities.

That said, here are some websites you may like to look at. David Byers
specialises in developing businesses. His site is at:

He says:

"I have been developing unique businesses for 27 years. 
I love to come up with unique and unusual business ideas that create a
niche market, establish relationships with suppliers and key people
related to that industry to make the business come alive and start
making money. "

Reinier Evers of Springwise has a website at:

He writes:

"We scan the globe for new business ideas, concepts, innovations and
We report on these new business ideas and business opportunities in a
FREE, monthly newsletter, sent to thousands of subscribers in more
than 100 countries.
Our subscribers get inspired to build, partner with, join, or copy the
Next Big Thing in business."

You can preview the current newsletter without subscribing by clicking
on the image on the right of your screen - it's most attractive and
has lots of good concepts to offer - things that people are actually
doing worldwide.

Springwise offers a variety of consulting services.

Home Biz Junction's Pajama Profit News is worth a look. For example
the Nov. 20th 2002 issue has a variety of sensible suggestions about
assessing "Work From Home" opportunities and sorting the real
possibilities from the scams on its website at:

It also contains a link from which you can purchase Wayne Yeager's
book "100) Ways to Make Money" for US$24.95 from:

I assume this is a paid affiliate site.

I wish you all the best in your new endeavour.

Search strategy:

"unusual business ideas"
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