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Top 100 Business Trends in April

From Coffee Delivery Services to Wi-Fi Reward Programs

— April 26, 2015 — Marketing
Knowing that people will want to get out and enjoy the good weather during the summer months, many of the top April 2015 business ideas create enjoyable experiences. From pop-up cheese and yogurt tasting stations to bike-sharing services, health is definitely still top-of-mind for consumers.

When it comes to spotting new business opportunities on the horizon, New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Gutsche describes how to spot six patterns of opportunity in his newest book, Better and Faster. Examples of acceleration, convergence, divergence, redirection, cyclicality and reduction can be spotted in these spring business ventures. For instance, marked by co-branding, the experiential shop opened by AwesomenessTV and STORY in New York City is an example of convergence that leverages one brand to pump up another.
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Destroy Past Success Strategies
Destroy Past Success Strategies
Jeremy Gutsche's Better and Faster Research Book Praises Resetting
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Accelerate Asymmetric Advantage
Accelerate Asymmetric Advantage
Jeremy Gutsche's New Career Book is About Harnessing Opportunity
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Obsess Over Your Customer
Obsess Over Your Customer
The Better and Faster Business Innovation Book Targets Consumer Focus
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Look Beyond What's Popular
Look Beyond What's Popular
Better and Faster Tells Business Stories That Win in Their Niches
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96
Bike Sharing Programs
Bike Sharing Programs
The Cycleswap Bike Rental Service Recently Launched in Amsterdam
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Opensource Video Game Platforms
Opensource Video Game Platforms
Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 Lets Users Build Games for Free
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94
Oppose the Mainstream
Oppose the Mainstream
Jeremy Gutsche's Better and Faster Highlights How to Win by Being Different
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Gaming Channel Expansions
Gaming Channel Expansions
The Machinima Many-to-Many Network Increases Its Base of Influence
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92
Customer Support Robots
Customer Support Robots
IBM's Watson Engagement Advisor Enhances Retail Service Experiences
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Magazine-Modeled Shopping Sites
Magazine-Modeled Shopping Sites
The Land of Nod Provides Products Perfect for a Kid-Friendly Home
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90
Charitable Hockey Beer
Charitable Hockey Beer
The NHL and the Lake of Bays Brewing Company Collaborate to Support Kids
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The Certainty of Change
The Certainty of Change
Jeremy Gutsche's Better and Faster Urges Action During Times of Change
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Reposition Reality
Reposition Reality
Jeremy Gutsche's Newest Book Advocates That You Have the Power to Create Change
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Nighttime Creative Hubs
Nighttime Creative Hubs
Toronto's Artless Hub is a Creative Community Designed for Night Owls
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Live Streamed Keynotes
Live Streamed Keynotes
Jeremy Gutsche's SXSW Book Launch is One of the First Keynotes on Meerkat
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Technical Support Chat Apps
Technical Support Chat Apps
Xprt Offers Expert Advice and Free Tech Support via Text Messaging
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Streamlined Self-Publishing Services
Streamlined Self-Publishing Services
This Platform Offers Comprehensive Self-Publishing Tools
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83
Storybook Publishing Services
Storybook Publishing Services
Mascot Books Helps Authors Turn Novel Ideas Into Printed Realities
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82
Crowd-Ranked Music Apps
Crowd-Ranked Music Apps
This Music Discovery App Lets Listeners Invest in Their Favorite Artists
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81
Social Media Supper Hosts
Social Media Supper Hosts
Cookening Brings Strangers Together to Eat Dinner at the Same Table
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Decentralized Social Networks
Decentralized Social Networks
Synereo Will Use Peer-to-Peer Networking To Foster Interaction
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Sales Pipeline Infographics
Sales Pipeline Infographics
This Infographic Offers Three Best Practices Towards Increasing Sales
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Floating Pizzerias
Floating Pizzerias
Pizza Pi is a Sailboat-Turned-Pizzeria in the Virgin Islands
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Rent Payment Portals
Rent Payment Portals
RentPayment Lets You Pay Your Rent Online and On Time
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Finding Potential in Niches
Finding Potential in Niches
Better and Faster Shows Business Opportunities Created with Divergence
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Mobile Nintendo Games
Mobile Nintendo Games
Nintendo is Working with DeNA to Create Original Experiences for Smartphones
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Make Little Ideas Big
Make Little Ideas Big
Business Book Better and Faster Teaches You How to Uncover Small Innovations
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Webcam Chat Videos
Webcam Chat Videos
JacksGap Skype Documentary Features Unique Users of the Communication Platform
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Throw Away Your Ideas
Throw Away Your Ideas
To Generate New Ideas, Better and Faster Advises Letting Go
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Intuitive Property Apps
Intuitive Property Apps
CBx is a Real Estate App That Uses Big Data to Close Property Sales
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All-Encompassing Eco E-Commerce
All-Encompassing Eco E-Commerce
This Green Shopping Site Has a Wide Variety of Eco-Friendly Goods
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Cashback Shopping Platforms
Cashback Shopping Platforms
Shopback Trades Purchases Made Through Its Site for Money
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Baby Naming Consultants
Baby Naming Consultants
A Naming Agency Charges $31,000 to Create Brand-New First Names
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Social Network E-Commerce
Social Network E-Commerce
The Facebook Payment Feature is Set to Launch
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66
Alternate Reality Games
Alternate Reality Games
Schuh's Shops Are Portals for Google's Ingress Location-Based Game
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Beauty E-Consultations
Beauty E-Consultations
Tesco Buddies Up with Bloggers to Host Beauty Consultations on Google+
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E-Book Data Compendiums
E-Book Data Compendiums
The Human Face of Big Data App Graphically Captures the Information Age
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Custom Lunchbox E-Shops
Custom Lunchbox E-Shops
Yubo Offers Lunchboxes, Containers and Compact Meal Ideas
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Exercise-Rewarding Retail Apps
Exercise-Rewarding Retail Apps
Carrot Offers Health Incentives and Offers at Local Businesses
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Hunt Patterns of Opportunity
Hunt Patterns of Opportunity
Jeremy Gutsche's Better and Faster Details Business Wins and Losses
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Cryptocurrency Galleries
Cryptocurrency Galleries
Cryptoart's SXSW Pop-Up Gallery Will Educate People About Bitcoins
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Tool-Showcasing Displays
Tool-Showcasing Displays
Craig Burton Created Point of Purchase Products for Milwaukee Tools
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Bearded Matchmaking Research
Bearded Matchmaking Research
These Gillette Dating Statistics Take Advantage of Tinder's Big Data
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Kiddie Fashion Stores
Kiddie Fashion Stores
Toobydoo Lets You Snag the Latest and Greatest Kids' Apparel
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Historic Residence Accommodations
Historic Residence Accommodations
This Airbnb Contest Features Warren Buffett's Childhood Home
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All-in-One Credit Cards
All-in-One Credit Cards
The SWYP Picks Up the Tab On Every Debit, Loyalty and Gift Card Combined
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Museum-Inspired Accessories
Museum-Inspired Accessories
The American Museum of Natural History x Etsy Collaboration is Chic
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Coffee Delivery Services
Coffee Delivery Services
Starbucks and Postmates Team Up to Bring Beverages to Doorsteps
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Collaborative Retail Studios
Collaborative Retail Studios
The Gift Shop by Red Bull is a Sensory Hub for Co-Creation
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Women-Oriented Car Showrooms
Women-Oriented Car Showrooms
James Frizelle's Pop-Up Showroom Entices Women Into Buying Cars
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Wi-Fi Reward Programs
Wi-Fi Reward Programs
Subway's Mobile Loyalty Incentive Treats Patrons Who Access Wi-Fi
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Tactile Children's Books
Tactile Children's Books
This 3D Printed Book Project Helps Young Blind Kids Read Earlier
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Steel Awning Facades
Steel Awning Facades
The New Miu Miu Tokyo Flagship Store is Understated and Box-Like
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Handmade Childrenswear Shops
Handmade Childrenswear Shops
MumMade is an Online Baby Shop for Handmade Goods
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Unlimited Graphic Design Services
Unlimited Graphic Design Services
Undullify Lets Other Startups Outsource Essential Design Tasks
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Shared Office Memberships
Shared Office Memberships
The MatchBOX Studio Provides a Collaborative Space for Entrepreneurs
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Versatile Fitness Memberships
Versatile Fitness Memberships
ClassPass Lets People Enjoy Unlimited Classes to Boutique Studios
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Commercial Art Galleries
Commercial Art Galleries
Museum as Retail Space is a Contemporary Art Gallery in LA
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Pillow Business Cards
Pillow Business Cards
Martin Norgaard Furze Applies for a Job Via a Clever 'No Sleep' Alias
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Cobranded Tea Shops
Cobranded Tea Shops
The New Starbucks Teavana Store Will Serve as Inspiration for the Brand
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Injury-Preventing Gait Breakdowns
Injury-Preventing Gait Breakdowns
The Nike Run Analysis is an In-Store Experience for Runners
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Social Betterment Groups
Social Betterment Groups
Ivy Club Members Take Pride in Being Leaders in Thought & Innovation
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Heirloom Retail Havens
Heirloom Retail Havens
The New Old Faithful Shop Toronto Location is Carefully Curated
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Upscale Watch Boutiques
Upscale Watch Boutiques
The New London Larsson & Jennings Location Boasts an In-Store Fika Bar
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E-Ink Retail Tags
E-Ink Retail Tags
Sainsbury's Uses Digital Displays to Automatically Update Prices
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Gamer Subscription Services
Gamer Subscription Services
Loot Crate Delivers Monthly Boxes of Geeky Swag of Video Game Lovers
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Data-Driven Loyalty Apps
Data-Driven Loyalty Apps
7-Eleven's New Loyalty Platform Trades Free Drinks for Insightful Data
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Recognition Product Apps
Recognition Product Apps
Shazam is Moving into the Retail Space to Help Discover Physical Objects
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Refined Cheese Pop-Ups
Refined Cheese Pop-Ups
The Castello Pop-Up Stores Will Visit Europe, UK and the US
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All-In-One Cheese Displays
All-In-One Cheese Displays
This Food Display Stand Addresses Sampling, Storage & Display
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Hip Multidisciplinary Hubs
Hip Multidisciplinary Hubs
The Kinfolk Studios Family Have Created A Creative Hub in Brooklyn
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Integrated Information Analyzers
Integrated Information Analyzers
Big Data Analytics Platform Harmonizes Statistics in Every Sphere
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Chromatic Wine Displays
Chromatic Wine Displays
Alice White's Stacking Retail Display Puts Color First
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Canned Book Packaging
Canned Book Packaging
The Food for Thought Series Cleverly Plays on Meal-Related Titles
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Jewelry Printing Platforms
Jewelry Printing Platforms
Trove Facilitates Custom Jewelry Creation In-Browser
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Experiential Co-Branded Retail
Experiential Co-Branded Retail
AwesomenessTV and STORY Team Up for a Pop-up Retail Experience
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Luxury Car Washes
Luxury Car Washes
Prime is Positioning Itself as the 'W Hotel of the Carwash World'
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Yogurt Food Trucks
Yogurt Food Trucks
Yogurty's Froyo Brings Its Service to the Streets for Fun Interaction
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Minimalist Reading Devices
Minimalist Reading Devices
The Transparent Book Holder Design Ingeniously Holds Pages in Place
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Local Custom Print Shops
Local Custom Print Shops
T-Shirt Printing Toronto Focuses on Supporting Local Businesses
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Executive Meal Subscriptions
Executive Meal Subscriptions
Chef's Plate Offers Chef-Designed Meals for Quality Convenience
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Surging Retail Displays
Surging Retail Displays
The El Picaporte Storefront Makes a Splash in Valencia
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Farm-Inspired Chocolate Displays
Farm-Inspired Chocolate Displays
Milka Promotes Its Natural Ingredients with a Rustic Brand Design
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Virtual Technology Shops
Virtual Technology Shops
Google's Virtual Shop Simulates its Branded Retail Space in London
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Shoe Designer Platforms
Shoe Designer Platforms
Pensole Footwear Design Academy is Creating a 'Quirky for Sneakers'
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Refined Retail Designs
Refined Retail Designs
The New Zens Lifestyle Store in Amsterdam Boasts an Intricate Interior
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Americana Retail Shops
Americana Retail Shops
The New Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Storefront in Hamburg is Huge
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Immersive Touch Screen Installations
Immersive Touch Screen Installations
Samsung CenterStage Creates Sensory Experiences for Users
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Ice Cream Displays
Ice Cream Displays
The King's Brand Provides an In-Store Carnival Experience
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Multi-Sensory Food Labs
Multi-Sensory Food Labs
Westfield's Tongue Twister Shows How Sight, Smell & Sound Influence Taste
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Futuristic Liquor Store Displays
Futuristic Liquor Store Displays
Doma Liquors Boasts Wooden Shelving That is Bar-Themed
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Fishing Shack Beer Displays
Fishing Shack Beer Displays
This Retail Display Plays Up Streetwater Brewing's Beach Branding
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Bold Yogurt Displays
Bold Yogurt Displays
Yoplait Singles Out Natural Ingredients with Strawberry Signage
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Hybrid Cafe Film Studios
Hybrid Cafe Film Studios
Spreadhouse Coffee in NYC Also Houses a Film Production Lab
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Hybrid Yoga Cafes
Hybrid Yoga Cafes
Toronto's Yogaville Pairs Classes for Relaxation with Treats
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Urban Development Pop-Ups
Urban Development Pop-Ups
The Okomeya Rice Shop is Aiming to Revitalize This Shopping Street
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Meal Delivery Startups
Meal Delivery Startups
Chowdy is a Healthy Meal Subscription Service in Toronto
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Mobile Makerspace Containers
Mobile Makerspace Containers
The Shipping Containers for Rent Provide a Portable Prototyping Lab
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Artisanal Dairy Displays
Artisanal Dairy Displays
The Fresh St. Farms Store Boasts Rustic Deli and Cheese Counters
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Art Deco Supermarkets
Art Deco Supermarkets
E.Leclerc’s Bordeaux Grocery Store Design Takes Style Cues from the 30s
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