Niche Biz: Hats

Thousand Oaks Acorn: After Tom Romiski came up empty in his local search for the perfect cap, he opened Hats of Style in Thousand Oaks, where there’s a perfect “cap” for everyone. “The (local) department stores didn’t...
Salon: Braces, long the symbol of nerds, geeks, mouth-breathers and others who dwell at the bottom of the high school food chain, have suddenly become très chic. Well, at least in certain parts of...

Call For Ideas

The United Inventors Association of America is reporting that in January, Silent Crow Productions will begin production on a major television series celebrating backyard inventors in America. It's an opportunity for you to receive public...

Lion Tacos

Since launching Exotic Taco Wednesday, Boca Tacos y Tequila has served tacos made from pythons, alligators, elk, kangaroo and rattlesnakes. Last week they announced that the Feburary 16th exotic tacos night will be even more exotic!...

Obsessed About Soda

John Nese is the proprietor of Galcos Soda Pop Stop in LA. His father ran it as a grocery store, and when the time came for John to take charge, he decided to convert it into the ultimate soda-lovers destination.
Mary Hopp has firm beliefs about her role as a gift-giver to her seven grandchildren. Every Christmas, the grandchildren — ranging in age from 5 to 16 — receive books. "I don't think I should be...
LA Times Times: Private Islands Inc., a Toronto-based island marketing firm, lists about 500 islands worldwide from less than $50,000 to more than $100 million, Chief Executive Chris Krolow said. U.S., Canadian and British buyers...
Half of small businesses that want credit are being denied it, according to a new survey. Inc.com reports that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York surveyed 426 small businesses in June and July for the...
The challenge in writing and researching a Twitter business book is to look at all the strategies, methods, and ways of making money on Twitter, and to bring them together into a book that is current, yet filled with case studies that will not go out of date.
"Generally, positive mood has been found to enhance creative problem solving and flexible yet careful thinking," says Ruby Nadler, a graduate student at the University of Western Ontario. According to a story at PhysOrg.com, she and...
Sipping a delicious cup of tea, coffee, or nibbling delicious chocolate can generate thoughts of beautiful places. While it may not physically take you where you'd like to go, Premium Organic Cafe allows you...
Is your niche biz ugly Christmas sweaters? It must be that time of the year again, because Collectors Weekly has a whole load of them to feast (or scar) your eyes on!
Unique products to inspire and amuse. Zombie Blood. When Gatorade just isn't enuff. Shark Sleeping Bag. But I keep having this dream about being eaten by my sleeping bag. Rock Guitar Shirt. I'm gonna rip it off at...
A reader wrote: My wife is interested in starting a Bed & Breakfast. She think’s it’ll be all roses, but I’m not sure. Do you have any information about what it’s really...

Marketing With Zombies

Worried about a zombie attack? Hornady, an American ammunition manufacturer has you covered with their Zombie Max ammunition. Zahra Huber, of WWWJ Detroit, recently spoke to a company representative about the product and their marketing...
Etsy: These stunningly realistic looking Mermaid Tails were inspired by my 3 daughters and their love of all things Mermaid! They are created to fit your unique size and include a comfortable, durable and...

Drive A Tank

Were you in the military and miss the hum and dust of the armored divisions as they rolled past on the battlefield? Do you like to destroy things? Dive A Tank offers you...
Windsor Star: The votes are in and this year's BDC Young Entrepreneur has been chosen. Zane Kelsall, founder of Two If By Sea Cafe in Dartmouth, N.S., stood out among the eight finalists for Anchored Coffee,...
David Kravets over at Wired reports that Righthaven, the Las Vegas-based copyright troll, may have sued one website too many. The Electronic Frontier Foundation hit the company with a lawsuit Monday alleging Righthaven is abusing...
The latest trend has people getting out of their seat and standing. That trend is the standing desk, of course. Here are some desks, shared by VentureBeat, you may want to look at. One...