News and Articles About Business Unusual
Greg and Meredith Tally, owners of Denver's Best Western Southwest, gave their hotel an unique new look.
Reaching customers even when ecommerce can't, these vending machines dispense unexpected items, where and when customers need them.
When their border collie had trouble seeing during a game of fetch, Roni and Ken Di Lullo invented Doggles, tinted sport goggles for dogs.
From outcast toys to Victorian wigs, people crave variety and a release from cookie-cutter design. Fortunately for them, Evan Michelson and Mike Zohn of Obscure Antiques & Oddities are on it.
By giving new life to old computers, Neverware hopes to save schools, hospitals and businesses the time and hassle of upgrading hardware and software.
Lauren Levy rushed to bring Magnificent Baby's "An Heir Is Born" clothing line to market. Find out how her hustle is paying off.
Silicon Valley's BizeeBee is a simple management and billing tool that aims to keep yogis on their mats and not their laptops.
Bandcamp simplifies music sales by handling all the back-end functions that enable artists to sell online without being forced into pricing structures.
The young founders of Serengetee are looking to social entrepreneurship to make the world a better place. See how they're helped by a few choice fabric swatches.
A college entrepreneur found a way to take the frustration out of fixing damaged mobile devices.
Seattle's Ballard Bee Company hopes renting hives to urban gardeners can ease the risk of 'beemageddon.'
Athletes and fans share memories through electronic autographs.
From dog grooming to vintage accessories, many entrepreneurs are taking their businesses on the road.
David Troya's startup wants to take camping to the next level with treehouses, yurts and teepees.
Flying high with a water-powered jet pack can now be a reality for thrill-seeking tourists thanks to Raymond Li's invention.
You can order just about anything on your smartphone, so why are you stuck in line for nachos at the ballpark? These three startups keep you in your seat and concession stands hopping.
Sales of a carbonation device go from flat to sparkling.
Not happy about the dearth of women in engineering? Debbie Sterling thinks overly-girlie toys are to blame.
Kris Wittenberg vowed to put "Be Good to People" on a T-shirt after an unpleasant encounter. Five years later, she's ready to turn her sideline into a main event.
Detroit startup Are You a Human hopes gamification will outsmart the spambots for good.
Icon produces artisan-quality, custom-made rides out of scrapyard-bound vehicles.
A prepaid campus laundry service offers a lesson in entrepreneurship.
A husband and wife tap into the urban-farmer trend and build a $2 million operation.
After getting dumped, one entrepreneur founded I Do Now I Don't, an e-commerce site that turns heartbreak into cold hard cash.
Popular GoPro cameras offer a 'you're there' perspective on life.