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Niche Biz: ‘Butler/Maid-For-A-Day’ Service

As a fun gift alternative, hiring a butler or maid for a day can be a thoughtful and surprising way to reward someone whose home duties are normally fairly demanding.



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Crazy Money Making Idea: Mystery Parker

I get by, by undercover parking at garages in the greater Boston area and rating everything from the paint on the walls to the smell of the staircase to the cleanliness of the attendant’s name tag,” says the second-year law student.


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Niche Biz: Pencil Sharpening

Yes, it’s real,” says David Rees of his budding pencil-sharpening business.


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Niche Micro Biz: We Shoot Bottles

How’s this for a very niche microbusiness: a photographer that only takes pictures of bottles.


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Biz Idea: Chicken Diapers?

As time went on, she made them in several sizes.


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Four Wheels And Style To Burn

On weekends, one of the hippest places to shop in SoHo In New York sits at the corner of Broadway and Prince, with street artists to the west, trendy stores all around and an endless stream of tourists and shoppers flowing past on the sidewalk.



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Small By Choice

The couple wanted to start a business that reflected their values: a neighborhood shop that purchases top-quality ingredients directly from farmers, makes every pizza by hand and serves great food at affordable prices.


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Kid Biz: Booty Camp

But it doesn’t stop there.