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by sitecore\kmcgrigg on November 06, 2008

I have a lot of ideas. I don’t know if my ideas are good or not because I really don’t have the time to find out before another idea hits. In case you are more focused (and really, who isn’t?), I thought I would put three of my latest business ideas out there. After all, in today's economy it makes sense to consider ways to make some extra money. Just be sure to let me know if you run with one of them and make it big!

-Manufacture an attractive ‘no soliciting’ sign. Why are all ‘no soliciting’ signs so ugly? I don’t want solicitors, but I also don’t want a day-glo orange reflective sign on my front door. Might also branch out to ‘do not disturb’ and 'beware of dog.'

-Run a baby/kid supply cleaning company. Targeted toward any place kids congregate. Cleaning supplies would be antibiotic, bio-degradable, and safe. Cleaners would be background-checked. Would give parents peace of mind. A good 'vaule-add' for childcare providers and daycare centers.

-Design a Web site for people who name their cars (I even started designing this one). There are stats to back up the fact that people who name their cars are really attached to them. I thought it would be fun to create a dating-like matchmaking site for cars with names and their potential new owners.

Since it is well known that my ideas come in rapid-fire fragments, someone forwarded me a link to a story about a gumball machine that dispenses ideas. I am thinking of “borrowing” that idea. If you saw one of these near a coffee shop, would you be curious enough to pay for an idea?

Tags:  business ideas
Posted in:  Budgeting Advice, Economy


Kim says:
November 19, 2008

Great idea. It would be amazing if someone would run with this one. Thanks for sharing!

meldrc says:
November 17, 2008

Here's another free business idea: Plastic Bag Bricks We have a plastic bag problem nowadays. They are clogging our waterways & ending up in pieces in the ocean. Plastic bags were proposed as the "national flower of Mexico" due to their ubiquitousness as litter. In a nutshell, plastic bags are hard to round up & recycle. My idea is to reuse plastic bags in eco-friendly building, much as Earthship construction uses old tires. Reuse them by - compressing them into bricks. No heat, no large energy expenditure to melt them down. Just compress them. Have not done any testing as to R-value, compression strength required, etc... it's just an idea at this point, which is why I'm posting it here :) With all the other ideas I have, I doubt I'm going to follow through with this one - so, to any curious & enterprising soul out there - have at it, & I hope you'll refine this idea in a way that helps clean up the environment to make this world a better place for the generations to come!

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