Toy Swap

Ray Comfort: If you are finding this economy tough, here’s a way to create some income. Go around your neighborhood and offer cash for old toys (every family has a pile). Keep your offers...

Top 50 Books for Entrepreneurs

All entrepreneurs need advice. What better way to get helped through your next crisis than by picking the minds of some of today and yesterday's greatest entrepreneurs. The following 50 books should keep you busy...
Entrepreneurs who want to test their start-up business idea can do just that by entering The Big Sell Entrepreneurs in Action competition. Developed by Purdue University Calumet and its Center for Entrepreneurship Success in cooperation with...

Video: Caine’s Arcade

Watch this video as a 9 year old boy - who built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto part store - has the best day of his life. 9 year-old Caine...
Finding your niche can be life changing. It can transform your failing restaurant into a bustling microbrewery, your boring band into a chart-topping hit machine, and even your debts into profits. Many business owners make...

3D Print Your Unborn Baby

Move over 3D ultrasounds! How would you like to hold your unborn baby? A firm in Japan Fasotec and Hiroo...
Want to show your invention to the world? History Channel's Invention USA is looking for you. There are just a few, but important steps, to apply for an interview by the show casting directors and...
It turns out that your Facebook feed is worth something after all. If you're like most people, you share something at least once per day on Facebook. Have you also noticed that your newsfeed is growing...

Niche Biz: Camel Milk

Does the idea of camel milk appeal to you? In some countries, camel milk is called “liquid gold” for its healing and nutritional qualities. Camel’s milk has three times as much vitamin C as cow’s milk and contains high amounts of iron, unsaturated fatty acids and B vitamins.
Could you imagine opening an app on your iPhone to check on your home, turn off a light, or even play with your pet? At first it may not seem realistic, but the opportunity...
NY Times: If you venture into a coffee shop in the coming months and see someone with a pair of futuristic glasses that look like a prop from “Star Trek,” don’t worry. It’s probably...
It is hard being away from the children you love. Whether it is your niece/nephew, granddaughter/son, or your own child, saying goodnight and sharing a bedtime story offers a special connection. If you...
The "Passive Aggressive Anger Release Machine" is a machine that allows you break a dish or two until you feel better. All you have to do is insert a dollar, and a piece of...
A 7-year-old entrepreneur named Julie Murphy set up her lemonade stand at the monthly art fair in Northeast Portland. Julie had become enamored with the idea of having a stand after watching an...

Niche Biz: Lego Portraits

Imagine yourself as a Lego character. Legos are bright, fun, and the embodiment of creative potential. Having been around for decades they are also nostalgic and timeless, making them beloved by all ages. Dare...
The Boy Scouts of America do good, we all know that. And now they do invention. According to Fast Company, the 100-year-old organization has teamed up with MIT's Lemelson program, founded by the father of modern...
If you've ever tried to take a vacation with children that required the use of both an airplane and a rental car, you know the pain. What do you do about car seats and boosters?...
As one of the original door-to-door direct selling companies, it seems like Avon has been around forever. However, the brand has managed to stay fresh, and the Avon lady you remember from the past...

Spicy Niche

Entrepreneur.com: To try to wow consumers, some entrepreneurs are giving their food products an ethnic twist by sprinkling in ancient spices. They're adding everything from ginger and turmeric to more exotic spices like Shichimi (Japanese seven-flavor...