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From banker to ice cream maker

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Single-mother Suzanne Batlle gave up a well paid job in banking to start an ice cream business bringing the flavours of South America to Miami.

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How one woman made a billion from BIG PANTS

How one woman made a billion from BIG PANTS | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it
It’s every woman’s secret weapon: Underwear that makes you look thinner. But while shaping underwear has slimmed and flattened women the world over, it’s also made its founder Sara Blakely a billionaire.
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Mortgage problems? Turn your house into a billboard

Mortgage problems? Turn your house into a billboard | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

When they saw the house on El Dorado Drive in this Los Angeles suburb being painted a startling orange and green and giant billboards hung on the outside, ...

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How to… open an independent record store – FACT magazine: music and art

How to… open an independent record store – FACT magazine: music and art | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Located at 44 Stoke Newington High Street, a minute or two from Dalston Kingsland station, Kristina was founded by Jack Rollo, James Thornington and Jason Spinks – three refugees from a certain legendary, if dog-eared, Soho second-hand retailer. Before it opened its doors last summer, East London – supposed creative hub of the UK’s capital city – had no credible independent music retailer to speak of. Kristina had to happen, but it took three highly dedicated souls to make it.

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P&G To Lay Off 1,600 After Discovering It's Free To Advertise On Facebook

P&G To Lay Off 1,600 After Discovering It's Free To Advertise On Facebook | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Reality appears to have finally arrived at Procter & Gamble, the world's largest marketer, whose $10 billion annual ad budget has hurt the company's margins.

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Web economy 'to double by 2016'

Web economy 'to double by 2016' | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it
With half the world online by 2016, the web economy in the G20 countries is set to nearly double in size to $4.2tn (£2.7tn), research suggests.
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The search for e-commerce 3.0

The search for e-commerce 3.0 | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it
Online shopping firms do not just want to grow fast, they are also searching for the third revolution in online shopping.
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From banker to ice cream maker

From banker to ice cream maker | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Single-mother Suzanne Batlle gave up a well paid job in banking to start an ice cream business bringing the flavours of South America to Miami.

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Apps hit record high in December

Apps hit record high in December | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Now that's what I call a big market! More than a billion apps were downloaded during Christmas, with UK consumers proving to be big enthusiasts.

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Google reveals 'Zeitgeist' survey of top web searches for 2011

Google reveals 'Zeitgeist' survey of top web searches for 2011 | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

This year the royal wedding was fastest-rising but, tellingly, it doesn’t even make the top 10 most popular UK searches. That’s dominated by functional queries for Facebook, eBay, YouTube, Hotmail and, oddly, Google itself.

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5 Ways to Tell Which Affiliate Products Really Sell

5 Ways to Tell Which Affiliate Products Really Sell | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

You might know what affiliate marketing is. But do you know how to tell whether that affiliate product you’re thinking about selling is going to be an affiliate market success? Here are a few points to consider when looking for new affiliate products.

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Woman Turns Ugly Christmas Sweaters into Booming Business

Woman Turns Ugly Christmas Sweaters into Booming Business | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

If you called Ann Marie Blackman's clothing designs ugly, tacky, or gaudish- she would be absolutely thrilled! That's because Blackman is the owner of My Ugly Christmas Sweater.The name of the company describes her business perfectly.

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UGLY SHIRTS - another cracking 'bad taste' business idea

UGLY SHIRTS - another cracking 'bad taste' business idea | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Ugly Shirts boasts with tongue firmly in ironic cheek: 'Beautiful ugly shirts from the land of lifestyle for sophisticated shoppers. Fashion for living every moment of your day whether you are lunching with ladies, holidaying at your favourite resort, relaxing at home or in your garden, or dressing up for parties and races or celebrating family events and weddings. You shouldn't ever have to sacrifice fashion and style to be a good global citizen."

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Add mystery to your business: secret Coca-Cola formula is hidden in open view

Add mystery to your business: secret Coca-Cola formula is hidden in open view | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Coca Cola's secret formula is now hidden . . . in open view. In an unprecedented move, the Atlanta soft drink producer has moved its secret formula from its under-lock-and-key location to a vault placed at the entrance to the World of Coca-Cola.

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Pinterest: How Do U.S. and UK Users Compare? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pinterest: How Do U.S. and UK Users Compare? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it
You might be surprised to find that British Pinterest users are primarily wealth men interested in venture capital and marketing. See the other differences between U.S. and UK users of this hot new social network.
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Top 20 Trends in 2012 Forecast - TrendHunter.com's 2012 Trend Report

TrendHunter.com's 2012 Trend Report is now available at http://www.trendhunter.com/trendreports - This is our annual video, showcasing the hottest trends in ...
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10 amazing Google infographics

10 amazing Google infographics | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it
I've rounded up ten recent infographics on Google, with lots of stats, tips on searching Google, the most expensive keywords, and 2011 revenues.
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Pinterest's role as a referrer for retailers grows: infographic

Pinterest's role as a referrer for retailers grows: infographic | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it
While the debate surrounding Pinterest’s value as a marketing tool continues, we’re finding the stats behind the social curation site increasingly interesting.
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Multichannel boosts email: new report

Multichannel boosts email: new report | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it
It's an exciting time for the email marketing industry, and no matter what Mark Zuckerberg says, the end is certainly not nigh, according to new research published this week from Econsultancy.
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Teach What You Know: How to Make a Living on Skillshare

Teach What You Know: How to Make a Living on Skillshare | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it
Skillshare is a platform for instructor-led, in-person classes. Teaching on Skillshare can help sustain your livelihood. Here's how.
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Shazam Could Replace The QR Code | The Future of Ads

Shazam Could Replace The QR Code | The Future of Ads | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Admit it: The QR Code is never going to catch on with mainstream users. (Hell, it’s barely getting used by advertisers, and we’ll try anything once.) Asking people to download and use a 3rd party app so they can scan a code to get mysterious content related to an ad is a bit much, and until Apple decides to include a QR code scanning app with every iPhone, they’re just not going to get used by more than a fringe minority of the mobile audience.

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Online gaming sees massive growth: infographic

Online gaming sees massive growth: infographic | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

In these times of recession, online gaming is a boom industry, as witnessed by Zynga’s IPO today.

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US youth entrepreneurship on the slide

US youth entrepreneurship on the slide | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Youth entrepreneurship in the US is on the slide, but there are some intrepid businesses looking to buck the trend.

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A Small Retailer Tries to Compete With the Big Boys Online

A Small Retailer Tries to Compete With the Big Boys Online | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Can a company this small go head-to-head with such powerhouses as Macy's, Nordstrom, Target, Babies "R" Us, and Diapers.com? It isn't easy. "We are not scared of criticism," said one of the owners.

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Unusual Biz Ideas - Karaoke Cabs, Psychic Coffee Shops and Spa treatments in a Kid's clothing shop

Unusual Biz Ideas - Karaoke Cabs, Psychic Coffee Shops and Spa treatments in a Kid's clothing shop | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

A coffee shop offers a taste of the tarot, a taxi company with a Hawaiian hook adds in-cab karaoke, and an aesthetician offers facials alongside an upscale consignment shop for children’s clothes. It's all about mutual benefit. It's the entrepreneurial twofer, the small business symbiosis, the mashup of one business with another designed to attract customers and bolster the bottom line. Check them out in this great little article ...

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Could US-style local TV work in the UK?

Could US-style local TV work in the UK? | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

An opportunity for small biz self-promotion? Local television has struggled to get off the ground in the UK - could planned new stations learn anything from how they do it in America?

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