Wacky Business Ideas

How This Man Turned His Passion Into His Profession

A resourceful inventor brings his creative concepts to life.

Jenna Schnuer

Mmmm, Crickets: How Exo Protein Bars Found Its Wings

Two entrepreneurs are singing the praises of cricket-based protein bars.

Jodi Helmer

How One Company's Light Bulb Moment Improved Skateboard Safety

Skateboarders stay safe with customizable adhesive lights.

4 Examples of Risks Leading to Reward

Meet the mavericks whose eccentric ideas paid off big.

David Port

6 Wacky Franchises You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Check out these six franchises with unique ideas that you'll have to read about to believe.

Jason Daley

Too Bad We Can't Store Calories in the Cloud

We came up with three hypothetical inventions that would make Thanksgiving more enjoyable.

Stephanie Orma

The Bathroom Line Gets a Speed Hack

Traffic lights for toilet stalls cuts down on bathroom wait times at concerts, stadiums and other venues.

Carren Jao

13 Hilarious Inventions We Can't Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

From a 'onesie' that lets your baby mop your floors to a mic-shaped sponge for rocking out in the shower, here are some wacky inventions from entrepreneurs.

Kyle Russell

Building a Business on Backyard Camping

A look at how one entrepreneurial couple is finding success with its suburban version of the great outdoors.

Startup Allows Customers to Design Their Own Soft-Drinks

uFlavor is banking on personalization as the next big thing in the beverage industry.

A Grow-Your-Own Business For Herbivores

With Urban Cultivator appliances, foodies can grow fresh herbs and greens in their kitchens year-round.