Falkirk Herald: A talented group of crafty people gathered in a local hall recently to prove hobbies can turn into businesses that can help beat the credit crunch. Times are tough for everyone at the moment,...

Niche Biz: Bilingual Attorneys

The National Law Journal: Attorney Americo S. Ventura had a client facing a driving while intoxicated charge in Danbury, Conn. Because the man was from Brazil and spoke only Portuguese, the state Judicial Branch was required...

Niche In Cuban Tradition

New York Times: Ana Pérez reached into a pile of Connecticut shade tobacco leaves and placed one on the small table in front of her. She began spraying the leaf with water and carving it up...
Pueblo Chieftain: Lobsters, tractor restoration and decoy duck painting are among the newest jobs for Colorado’s prison inmates. The program is managed by Colorado Correctional Industries. “We have a staff of 200 and employ 2,000 inmates,” said Steve...
? STLtoday.com: Suppose you can’t pay your mortgage, and you can’t sell your house because you owe more than it’s worth. You’re in quite a pickle. You can stay until the sheriff shows up with the move-out order....
Premiumbeautynews.com: The men’s cosmetics market continues to grow at rapid pace but a brand’s success depends on its ability to adapt to this new customers, which are still reluctant to enter in outlets perceived as a...

Low-Cost Biz To Start

Business Insider: Auction Lister If you have a camera, reasonable photography skills and an Internet connection, you could make money listing items on online auction sites for other people. It is estimated that 30 percent of all...
South Bend Tribune: Heartland Environmental Associates Inc., started in 1990 with a focus on removing underground storage tanks, has established a niche as a comprehensive cleanup firm from building demolition to brownfield redevelopment. The company has handled...
Sydney Morning Herald: Amid the gloom of Melbourne's retailing winter, a handful of shops are savouring the sweet taste of success. Narrow windows displaying row upon row of plump sugary treats are suddenly everywhere. They're selling decadence...
Boston Globe: It was New Year’s Eve, and she had been drinking. It was late. And that was the moment the world chose to welcome Sarah LaRose to the not-so-exclusive club of people who...
Do your children embarrass you when you take them out to a fancy dinner? The Kensington Hotel in London is now offering etiquette classes for children aged five to 10 “the gamut of table...
Dance Heads is a video entertainment vending machine business in a box. It caters to the same crowd as karaoke, but it’s not just a karaoke machine. The system automatically creates professionally produced music videos...

Brazilian BBQ

Patch.com: Close to its one year anniversary, Picanha Na Brasa , a Brazilian BBQ restaurant in Nesconset, is enjoying its location in the marketplace as a niche, one-of-a-kind kitchen. Manoela Santos, the owner’s daughter, believes the restaurant...
Wall Street Journal (In Charge): Like many new small-business owners, Cathy Deano knew nothing about franchising when she and a partner launched a series of bring-your-own-wine painting classes in Mandeville, La., four years ago. Yet from...
Blow Me is a company in the UK that will setup at your event and alcohol breath test everyone before they get into their cars to drive away. They use Draegar 6510 breathalyzer, the same one...
Yahoo!7 News: Borrow a ute or rent a truck and you’re in business. Rope a mate in too and things will really get moving. There is a huge demand for odd job moves that the big removal...
STLtoday.com: Two years ago, Bob Steffen was desperately seeking money so he could bring his invention, a child car seat monitor, to market. He's still seeking investors, but he's not nearly so desperate. In fact, Steffen told...

Dry Cleaning Biz Opp

BusinessDay: One of the ways of solving the unemployment problem in Nigeria is to create awareness for people on income and employment opportunities. There is also the need for people to look inwards as against looking for...
Yakima Herald-Republic: When Rose Sampson moved back to her home state of Washington from Memphis about 23 years ago, she began beading earrings to pass time during the drive. "I had 400, 500 beaded earrings that I...
Republican & Herald: A local entrepreneur is in his second year of pushing a cart around the borough serving up big city sidewalk fare. You can find Rick Freiler serving hand-dipped gelato and sorbets on the...