Wacky Business Ideas

Entrepreneurs

A Tech Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Pouncing on Law-Breaking Pet Owners

PooPrints uses DNA samples to track down dumping doggies and the scofflaws who don't pick up after them
Entrepreneurs

Startup has Sky-High Aspirations for Roadable Aircraft

An aviation enthusiast's invention leaps from the road to the wild blue yonder.
Entrepreneurs

Building a Business on Solving an Aching Dilemma for Women

Day2Night's convertible shoes offer women a fashionable heel height for any occasion.
Starting a Business

Hitchswitch Simplifies Newlywed Name Changes

First comes love, then comes marriage... then comes the agonizing process of changing your name. The latest from our wacky business idea files.
Starting a Business

Wine Lovers Design a Lid to Keep Out Bugs

Hats off to Greg and Renee Plumlee, the creators of BevHat, a mesh cover designed to keep insects out of drinks. From our Wacky Ideas That Just Might Fly file.
Starting a Business

Unconventional Wisdom: Eight Wacky Schools

For these entrepreneurs, teaching their unusual skills -- from exotic dancing to swallowing swords -- is big business.
Marketing

Building a (Nearly) Million-Dollar Brand on a Startup Budget

How Perky Jerky has taken its caffeine-infused recipe to the masses.
Starting a Business

Wacky Ideas That Just Might Fly

You may think these ideas are hare-brained, but these entrepreneurs have tapped into their own kooky niches.
Starting a Business

Top 11 Extraordinary Hotels

These entrepreneurs are attracting guests from all over by creating vacation experiences like no other.
Starting a Business

10 Off-the-Wall Businesses

These businesses prove that no idea is too odd to find success.