It’s been said before: some people can sell anything! Whatever your passion, I bet you can find someone who has turned it into a business. All it takes is a little planning, and a heaping scoop of innovation. May these examples inspire you to take the next step in perusing your passion.
Here are some examples of business innovation from entrepreneur.com. Text is excerpted from the site. Click on the links to read the full articles.

  • A Social Entrepreneur Helps Homeless Dogs. “In November, [Shane O’Neill] launched Royal Bitch Couture, a clothing company based in Brentwood, Calif., to help homeless dogs by donating 50 percent of its profits to organizations around the country that spay and neuter animals…”
  • An Atlanta entrepreneur helps turn unmentionable business into a fancy affair.Entrepreneur: Christine Sweeney, founder of Atlanta Watercloset, which offers boutique portable restrooms for outdoor events in the metro Atlanta area…”
  • Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Clean Up with a Soap Business. “A couple turns restaurants’ cooking oil into soap—and sells it back to the establishments.”
  • A Surprising Business Idea.Entrepreneurs: Tania Luna, Kat Dudina and Maya Gilbert, founders of Surprise Industries, a New York company that plans surprise events for individuals and businesses. Think trapeze lessons, private beer tastings and a zombie birthday party complete with actors in costume and a terrifying alleyway ambush—the possibilities are endless.”

As you can see, even the most obscure crafts and hobbies can be lucrative with the right planning and support. From baking to crafts, from homemade cosmetics to homegrown activism, I’ve seen it all, and I’ve seen it work. Take a hint from those who are already living their business dreams, and remember: just because your business hasn’t been done before doesn’t mean it can’t be done!
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