Are you considering a business venture and need an infusion of creative ideas? Looking for some innovation? You might want to get together some people and have a brainstorming session. Writer Seth Godin and his team did exactly that and came up with over 999 enterprising ideas. Here are a few I liked:
- Disposable mittens made from biodegradable materials in vending machines I love the idea of disposables that are environmentally friendly. Think of all the kids playing outside, losing mittens to thrown snowballs, or on tree limbs not to mention leaving them on school buses. With a mitten machine they’d be cheaper to replace and biodegradable in the snow. Imagine the market opportunity in places with long winters.
- Feng Shui online: Feng Shui has been gaining popularity for years, particularly with creative and healing arts facilities. Imagine being able to upload your floor plan and other details and get input on how to layout your space and color your walls? I know of an accounting firm in MN that said having their offices feng shui-ed increased their profit margin! Do you know where your wealth corner is?
- Herbal Flavored Gum: This one in my personal favorite! I suspect there are some currently on the market but what about adding ingredients containing health producing properties? Along with the gum, introduce an alternative medicine or homeopathic online service that diagnoses your ailment and gives you the proper corresponding alternative treatment.
To view the entire list of interesting and sometimes wacky business ideas go to: http://www.sixmonthmba.com/2009/02/999ideas.html “Hamster Burial Kits and 998 Other Business Ideas”
I’d love to hear your ideas! Please share them with readers in your comments below. No idea is too small or too outrageous. Just remember the fortune made with patenting Silly Putty!