Business Idea Trends

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If You Fry It, They Will Come. Cronuts and the Business Case for Imitation.
Business Unusual

If You Fry It, They Will Come. Cronuts and the Business Case for Imitation.

This hybrid dessert trend created opportunity across the country. We explain what the Cronut's success can teach you.
Rosemary Lane
The Top 10 Small Business Bets, Post-Recession and Next Recession
Business Ideas

The Top 10 Small Business Bets, Post-Recession and Next Recession

Industries that perform well in the midst of economic uncertainty do just fine in good times, too.
David Nilssen
Reinvent a Product, Not the Wheel
Starting a Business

Reinvent a Product, Not the Wheel

Often entrepreneurs think they need to completely disrupt an industry to land success. This couldn't be further from the truth.
Stephen Key
6 Sideline Trends Poised to Change the Entrepreneurship Game
Starting a Business

6 Sideline Trends Poised to Change the Entrepreneurship Game

Dell's Entrepreneur in Residence Ingrid Vanderveldt offers her view of trends that are going to take the main stage in 2014.
Catherine Clifford
The 10 Fastest-Growing Small-Business Sectors Right Now
Growth Strategies

The 10 Fastest-Growing Small-Business Sectors Right Now

Over the past year, the strengthening housing market has been helping small companies grow -- and fast.
Gabrielle Karol
Dream Arcades Takes '80s Nostalgia to a New Level
Starting a Business

Dream Arcades Takes '80s Nostalgia to a New Level

Dream Arcades is the largest manufacturer of non-coin-operated arcade machines in the world. Last year the company broke $1 million in sales."Nostalgia sells," says co-founder Michael Ware.
Jennifer Wang
How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea
Starting a Business

How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea

Following trends can be dangerous, but if your business idea is ahead of the curve, you can expect success.
Brad Sugars
How Not to Bomb the Pitch of Your Dreams (Like This Writer Did)
Starting a Business

How Not to Bomb the Pitch of Your Dreams (Like This Writer Did)

Ask the right questions and be prepared and you'll avoid screwing up on a pitch that's big for your business.
Stephen Key
9 Things You Never Thought You Would Buy From a Vending Machine
Starting a Business

9 Things You Never Thought You Would Buy From a Vending Machine

Reaching customers even when ecommerce can't, these vending machines dispense unexpected items, where and when customers need them.
Kathleen Davis
Designer Tents Bring Cool to the Campsite
Starting a Business

Designer Tents Bring Cool to the Campsite

FieldCandy tents have offbeat graphics such as a block of cheese, leopard print and bubble wrap.
Michelle Juergen
How a First-Time Entrepreneur's Kickstarter Project Landed on Toys 'R' Us Shelves in Less Than a Year
Starting a Business

How a First-Time Entrepreneur's Kickstarter Project Landed on Toys 'R' Us Shelves in Less Than a Year

Industry insiders laughed at the engineering toy for girls, but its inventor was determined to change the landscape of the 'pink aisle.' Entrepreneur Debbie Sterling shares how she transformed her idea into a million-dollar company.
Kathleen Davis
Worthless, Impossible and Stupid? Why Contrarian Business Ideas Make It Big
Starting a Business

Worthless, Impossible and Stupid? Why Contrarian Business Ideas Make It Big

In his new book, business professor Daniel Isenberg says if people think you're crazy, you're onto something.
Catherine Clifford
5 Industries Ripe for Young Entrepreneurs to Disrupt
Starting a Business

5 Industries Ripe for Young Entrepreneurs to Disrupt

Looking for your next business idea? Check out these five fields oozing with potential.
Adam Toren
Fitness Startups Put Their Own Spin on Indoor Cycling
Starting a Business

Fitness Startups Put Their Own Spin on Indoor Cycling

Several fitness startups are hoping to grab a slice of the boutique cycling craze.
Katie Little