Wacky Business Ideas

How This Man Turned His Passion Into His Profession

A resourceful inventor brings his creative concepts to life.

Jenna Schnuer

· 4 min read

Mmmm, Crickets: How Exo Protein Bars Found Its Wings

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

Jodi Helmer

· 4 min read

How One Company's Light Bulb Moment Improved Skateboard Safety

Skateboarders stay safe with customizable adhesive lights.

Michelle Goodman

· 3 min read

4 Examples of Risks Leading to Reward

Meet the mavericks whose eccentric ideas paid off big.

David Port

· 11 min read

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

· 4 min read

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

· 1 min read

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

· 3 min read

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.

Michelle Juergen

· 3 min read

Startup Allows Customers to Design Their Own Soft-Drinks

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

Michelle Juergen

· 3 min read

A Grow-Your-Own Business For Herbivores

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

Michelle Juergen

· 2 min read