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Bon apPETit Pet Food Bar Franchise

You can start counting your chickens!

43210
Based on 8 reviews

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Today, we love doggies and kitties more than ever, and treat them like we treat ourselves. Take a look around. There are now stores that specialize on selling clothes for pets. There are even stores that sell sofas for pets. Pay attention to TV commercials, and you see growing number of them advertising organic pet food. So I ask, why not also fresh food bar for your pets, as you yourself like the salad bars, buffets, and delis?  Imagine taking your doggie on a shopping spree . . . No, I’m talking about for your pooch! Let her taste a few delicious morsels here and there, and then let her pick a few “to go”. Or, should I say, “Let’s put one in the doggie bag for ya, buddy”.

This pet food bar, Bon apPETit, can be a booth in grocery store, an independent store on a busy street, or even a stand in the park where people take their doggies. You will run the franchise operation by supplying, branding, marketing, as well as developing the ingredients, operational equipment, and protocol for your franchisees. Addressing >100 million pet owners in the US, your dream of IPO may not be entirely unrealistic. Please read my full post for more details.

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www.care-exchange.com

Great! The idea has legs!

43211
Based on 7 reviews

imageWith aging population and fewer children, care-giving for elderly is becoming a big issue in the US.  This is a family care-giver social networking site where care-givers can help each other by exchanging care-giving tasks. 

  • Finding someone to help your mom on the dates / schedules you have conflicts with, while you cover the person on another occasion
  • Finding someone who lives in the neighborhood of your care-taker, while you help the person’s care-taker who lives in your neighborhood
  • Finding someone who is good at the task you are not good at (e.g. lifting), while you help the person for the task the person is not good at (e.g. cooking)

  • Setting up a social networking site ain’t rocket science. Read more details in the full post. 

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    Trick or Treat? Healthy Halloween!

    Great! The idea has legs!

    43211
    Based on 6 reviews

    image“Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!” Don’t mind the “feet” part of this rhyme for now, but let’s do give the kids something good to eat this coming Halloween. But what’s “good”?

    As a health food freak, I don’t like the idea of loading kids with Hershey’s chocolate bars or Kit-Kat bars (though they indeed are yummy). At the same time, I don’t want to see disappointed faces when I give out crackers and fruits. So this year, I am thinking about the well-proven business idea called repackaging.

    Trick’em with healthy snacks and treat’em with imagination.

    Let’s see if this article inspires you (or tricks you) into starting a new home business that may have legs. 

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    VegBun – The Tofu Burger Chain

    Great! The idea has legs!

    32101
    Based on 8 reviews

    imageImagine re-inventing the fast-food industry with a healthy theme? 

    The fast-food industry generates $142 billion in sales each year (2006), and is represented by McDonald’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Subway, and so on. With a social trend in emphasizing healthier diets, many fast food chains have increased their menu options to include healthy choices such as salads and fruits.

    How about creating a new fast-food brand that focuses 100% on providing customers with burgers that are both healthy and tasty?

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    Emergency Vehicle Direction Detector

    Great! The idea has legs!

    32101
    Based on 5 reviews

    imageAgain when I was driving on the street today, I heard the emergency vehicle siren. I can not tell if it is coming from the back, front, right or left. What is worse, I am getting to an intersection, and I see a total chaos happening. 

    I am sure you have experienced this. I do not know why there’s no product that detects and tells you from which direction it is coming. I think that would be a perfect product to be listed on channels like SkyMall and Sharper Image. The more details will follow in my full post.

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    Management Help Desk

    Great! The idea has legs!

    32101
    Based on 6 reviews

    management_help_startupThis new startup concept will save senior business managers time, and perhaps even their jobs.

    When no other help is available, senior managers can contact Management Help Desk for quick questions that can be resolved by a short phone call or a day of analytical work. In a nutshell, the Management Help Desk includes:

    • Phone help desk, where managers can access experts to bounce around ideas or ask basic questions
    • Online help desk, where managers can request quick analytical reports with a 48-hour turnaround
    • Rates based on the type or number questions, or the lengths of calls

    The implementation of this concept is straight-forward. Please read my full-post and rate this idea.

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    AdsTube—Portal for Consumer-Created Commercials

    Plain 'ol egg -- average opportunity

    32101
    Based on 11 reviews

    imageAren’t internet banner ads and Ad Sense blurbs boring? Isn’t YouTube and “viral videos” a lot more exciting to watch? So, let’s reinvent the world of advertising, especially online advertising, by introducing AdsTube:

    AdsTube is a website where branding companies and consumers meet together to create, select, and promote video commercials on the internet.

    • Sponsoring branding companies provide their own video commercials, and also complete a full profile and branding specifications as a “participating company”
    • Consumers then also post into AdsTube their homemade commercial video creations for such participating companies.
    • Viewer ratings posted in the portal help companies determine which videos to designate as one of their “official” affiliate program commercials.
    • Any blogger or webmaster who embeds an “official” affiliate commercials into their own blog and website can earn pay-per-view compensation.
    • The consumers who created the “official” affiliate commercial earns additional commission based on the number of video views.

    Now, bloggers can incorporate video commercials into their blogs to earn video ad revenues and entertain their blog readers. Create a winning commercial video to make even more.

    This is going to be huge.  Please read my full-post, and also please rate my idea! 

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    Healthy School Lunch Management Service

    Plain 'ol egg -- average opportunity

    32101
    Based on 7 reviews

    imageObesity among children is a huge issue in the US. What is its cause?  The answer is simple. They are not eating right at home and at school.
    This week’s new startup idea focuses on elementary school lunch nutrition management and education services. With a scientifically constructed approach, this startup will help reduce chronic health issues among children, by assessing the situation before and after the school switches their approach to their lunch menu.
    This is a complicated start-up idea because it requires solid knowledge of nutrition, food management, and involvement with local leaders and government.  Please provide your ideas, as well, to help solve this growing health issue. 

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    Electro-Lite Diet Sports Drink

    Plain 'ol egg -- average opportunity

    32101
    Based on 10 reviews

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    For the health-conscious person who exercises now and then, Electro-Lite is the diet sports drink that replenishes electrolytes to your body without all the sugar, so you can actually stay fit and healthy.

    This concept takes advantage of the poor positioning by Gatorade on their sugar loaded sports drink and electrolyte poor fitness water. Learning from the business building approach of Odwalla, it aims to build a superior brand of beverage for health concerned average consumers. More detailed business strategy follows in the full-post.

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    Home Chocolate Factory:  Chocolate maker and supplies

    Plain 'ol egg -- average opportunity

    32121
    Based on 9 reviews

    imageChocolate is the king of sweets.  Take a look around and you find so many kinds of chocolates, from low quality ones to high quality ones, and from 75% cacao chocolate bars to truffles.

    The movie “Charlie and Chocolate Factory” has stirred the imagination of magical process of how chocolate is manufactured and sent to your pallet.

    The question is, can we make it at home?  Actually, you can. You can make chocolate at home like you can make ice cream, and bread, or brew fresh expresso.  The only difference is that there’s no simple automatic “chocolate maker” as there are bread makers, ice cream makers, and expresso machines. 

    This weeks’ new startup idea is the commercialized home chocolate maker and supplies, which will target consumers during the holiday gifts season. Want your Golden Ticket?

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    Wall Paint Sampler Set

    Plain 'ol egg -- average opportunity

    32121
    Based on 9 reviews

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    I’ve had it! I do not want to buy anymore paint! I have already tried three shades of green paint on my living room wall, and have spent $8 for each 32oz can, for a total of $24. And I still can not find the right shade that works in the room. And I searched high and low for smaller paint samplers at my nearest Home Depot store, but none were to be found. Only Behr sells 8 oz. samples, but online for $7, and they add a whopping shipping cost of $8 on top! With only the paper strips printed in shades of “Serengeti Green”, “Zen Mist” and “Apple Green”, there’s not much hope for really finding the right color match.

    Hence, I introduce the new business concept of Wall Paint Sampler Set, which allows you to try out different paints on your wall.

    Someone, please implement this idea, I do not want to buy anymore big cans of new paint to find out they do not work on my wall! If you think you may be kind enough to try this, please see my full post. 

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    Yard Trash Bin Funnel – Raking Leaves Made Easier

    Plain 'ol egg -- average opportunity

    21021
    Based on 12 reviews

    imageIt’s late autumn and it’s your last chance to rake leaves from your yard before the snow arrives. Leaves have piled up in your yard and rain has already soaked them heavily. Without a super powered leaf blower and vacuum, it’s pretty tough to get the damp heavy leaves into the trash bin. What a pain in the neck . . . or should I say pain in the back!

    In searching for a solution, I stumbled upon the Lawn Funnel for Plastic Bags. This is a great idea.

    But what about something like this for the yard trash bin? After all, in many districts, including my own in the Seattle area, we’re required to put the leaves into trash bins if we want the city’s garbage management to haul them away.

    So, this week’s startup idea is the Yard Trash Bin Funnel, an idea you can literally start in your garage.

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    SUV: The Ultimate Shower Tile Brush

    Plain 'ol egg -- average opportunity

    21021
    Based on 5 reviews

    imageIf you can name one place in your home where it’s difficult to clean and gets mildew regularly, where would it be? The answer for me are my shower tiles. I keep an old toothbrush in the shower to scrub the spots. If it gets too bad, I take out some Tilex to kill the bacteria, but hate the fuss of using chemicals.

    One day I was looking at one of my favorite products found in my bathroom, the Sonicare toothbrush. The company had also recently launched a cool looking UV brush head sterilizer. I thought, what if we had a big sonic vibrating brush to scrub my bathroom tiles that could also beam out UV light to kill the bacteria? 

    So here is my new concept, SUV: The Ultimate Shower Tile Brush.  If you are curious, please read my full post. 

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