Niche Biz: Selling Tassels

Could you make an entire business out of tassels? Tassel Depot has. They sell over $50,000 of tassels each month on their website! Chances are the tassel atop the graduation cap or adorning the program or the menu came from Tassel Depot, based in Deerfield Beach. The company, run by Roger Leavy and his wife, […]

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Niche Biz: Humor

According to a story in Forbes, after a few long nights at the bar in 2001, Jeffrey Goldblatt decided he was tired of overhearing trashy pickup lines and withering put-downs. He teetered home and set up Rejection Hotline–a phone number women could dish out to their pursuers, leading them to this voice mail: “Hello, the

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Thinkgeek: Home Of Geek Chic

< p style=”text-align: center;”> As senior merchandiser for the e-commerce site, Ty Liotta, is responsible for discovering and creating such must-haves for geeks as a T-shirt that sniffs out Wi-Fi hotspots and the Tauntaun sleeping bag, modeled after the animal carcass that saved Luke Skywalker from certain death on the frozen planet of Hoth,

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Niche Biz: Custom Soda

According to, uFlavor has one basic goal: to become the YouTube of the soda industry. Customers will be able to choose the ingredients for custom-made concoctions and design their own labels, then uFlavor will make and sell the drink—to its creators and the general public, who’ll be asked to rate the finished product. Some

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Niche Biz: Alcoholic Cider

It may not be as large as the beer market in the US, but there is still some money to be made. Just ask Jake Schiffer, the founder of Leprechaun Cider Company, reports San Antonio Express-News Leprechaun Golden Cider hit the Houston market in March, but only on draft. In mid-September, 22-ounce bottles of the

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Niche Biz: MtEverClimb

MtEverClimb is a continuous rope-climbing exercise machine. MtEverClimb is a revolutionary, continuous rope-climbing machine that simulates actual rope climbing, one of the oldest forms of successful physical training. This one piece of equipment enables users to achieve a full-body strength and cardio workout. Some of the benefits of this type of combined anaerobic and aerobic

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Making Snow: Even in the Summer

SnowMagic is a company that makes snow… in any season, even in the dog days of summer. They use a patented system called Infinite Crystals Snowmaking. The technology can make snow to your specifications – for recreation, special effects, or decoration. According to the company, even indoor snowmaking is possible, allowing venues to add snow

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