February 2014

Natural Bed Co

After founding an 80 store chain of mattress stores 40 years ago, Jerry Wilson knew a thing or two about mattresses. When he noticed a huge increase in the number of chemicals in the mattress he sold, Wilson realized that there was a market for something different, naturally different, an organic mattress store specializing in

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The 5 Hottest New Website Auction Markets: Where and How You Can Profit

The following is a guest post by Dave Slutzkin, CEO, Flippa.com. They don’t call it the World Wide Web for nothing. But how many small online business owners are taking advantage of markets beyond the English- or Spanish-speaking worlds? You don’t need to be multilingual—or a multinational—to tap into the markets that are slowly emerging

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Niche Biz: Homeless Hotel

AOL: Forget the mint on the pillow. At this hotel, there is no pillow, blanket or bed. If you’re lucky, you stay just once at the $10-a-night Faktum Hotel, where guests experience life in Gothenburg, Sweden, as a homeless person. If you’re unlucky, you’re actually homeless, and sleeping every night under a bridge — one

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Niche Biz: Advertising on Sheep

Oddity Central: English farmer, James Metcalfe, has brought a whole new meaning to the term “branding”, after using his sheep to advertise a business venture. After authorities denied his request to erect billboards near the A1 highway, because they could distract drivers, Metcalfe, from Dalton, North Yorkshier, decided to advertise his turf company using 20

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