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Buddha Shaped Fruits

These bizarre Buddha-shaped pears were invented by a farmer in China who is planning to export his novel idea to the UK.


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Niche Biz: Superfruit

Once a niche industry, the “super-premium” juice business, more focused on healthy, exotic nectars than the kinds of juices purveyed by Welch’s and Tropicana, is now a multibillion-dollar enterprise.


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Investing in Indie Winemakers

Naked Wines is an online retailer for wine.


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How to Make Money With Ointments

Jennie Head has been making her own balms and oils since her now 6-year-old daughter, Josie, developed diaper rash as an infant.


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Accountants and Bookkeepers: What’s the Difference?

One of the most common pieces of advice small business people receive is that they should hire a professional to help with their books.


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Niche Market: Toys For Pet

Spending quality time with one’s pet is a commitment every pet owner needs to uphold in order to maintain the best quality of life for their favorite addition to the family.


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The Musical Motivator

Mozart, Bach, Brahms and Schubert are helping Australian business leaders lift sales figures, develop new products and resolve problems in the workplace.


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Elephant Dung Coffee

In the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is excreting some of the world’s most expensive coffee.


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Niche Biz: Custom Soda

Customers will be able to choose the ingredients for custom-made concoctions and design their own labels, then uFlavor will make and sell the drink—to its creators and the general public, who’ll be asked to rate the finished product.


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Have A Great Idea? Tell Everyone!

You’ve heard of high-tech start-ups being in “stealth mode,” meaning they’re not telling anyone what they’re up to yet.