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Top 85 Business Ideas for April

From Grocery Store Yoga Classes to AR-Infused Windows

— April 28, 2018 — Business
This list of April 2018 business ideas outline the different ways in which companies are going above and beyond to improve a customer's satisfaction, both in-store and online.

Clothing retailer Zara has been infusing its brick-and-mortar locations with high-tech offerings to make for a more digitized shopping experience. This month alone, the brand has implemented an AR-infused clothing app and AR display windows. Most interestingly, is the brand's recent implementation of a warehouse robot, which will be responsible for the efficient retrieval of over 24, 000 packages.

Businesses are also shifting their efforts to host more entertainment-focused events in unconventional spaces. Examples of this include yoga events hosted in grocery stores, makeup pop-ups hosted in cafes and aquarium-based dining events.
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Customer Retention Information Kits
Customer Retention Information Kits
Intercom's Customer Retention Starter Kit is Based on Research
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Frequent User Ride-Share Programs
Frequent User Ride-Share Programs
Lyft Will Be Trying Out a Frequent Rider Subscription Service
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Accessible Audio News Sources
Accessible Audio News Sources
Braillevoice Reads the News Aloud to Those with Visual Impairments
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81
Pet-Friendly Family Phone Plans
Pet-Friendly Family Phone Plans
Telenor's Pet-Friendly Plans Lets People Add Pets to Their Plans
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80
QSR Chain Tortilla Chips
QSR Chain Tortilla Chips
Yum! Brands is Launching Taco Bell Tortilla Chips for Sale in Stores
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79
Candy Bar-Infused QSR Pies
Candy Bar-Infused QSR Pies
The Burger King Pie Made with Twix is Indulgently Delicious
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78
Women-Led Business Notifications
Women-Led Business Notifications
The Google My Business Dashboard Now Offers a Women-Led Attribute
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77
Aquatic Pop-Up Yoga Events
Aquatic Pop-Up Yoga Events
The 5.8 Undersea Restaurant Housed a Mindful Yoga Session
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Empowering Dating App Pop-Ups
Empowering Dating App Pop-Ups
Bumble Helped Women to Make Meaningful Workplace Connections at SXSW
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75
Discounted eCommerce Memberships
Discounted eCommerce Memberships
Discount Amazon Prime Offers are Available to Medicaid Recipients
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74
Categorical Business Task Managers
Categorical Business Task Managers
'Arrangedly' Streamlines Communication and Much More
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Historic Office-Ready Chapels
Historic Office-Ready Chapels
The Waterdog Project Transformed a 17th-Century Chapel into Offices
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Smart Aftermarket Window Solutions
Smart Aftermarket Window Solutions
'iBlinds' Upgrade Window Coverings with Intuitive Technology
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71
Customer Product Review Platforms
Customer Product Review Platforms
'Reviewshake' Makes it Simple to Manage Reviews from One Place
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70
Accessible Hospital Transportation Services
Accessible Hospital Transportation Services
Uber Health is a Transport Service for Patients
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VR Data Visualizations
VR Data Visualizations
Virtualitics Combines AR, VR and AI to Create a New Way to See Information
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68
Branded Beauty Blogs
Branded Beauty Blogs
Macy's the Edit is Dedicated to Fashion Ideas and Inspiration
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67
Green Fast Food-Branded Rainbows
Green Fast Food-Branded Rainbows
Mcdonald's Shambow Celebrates St. Patrick's Day in Chicago
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Efficient HR Management Solutions
Efficient HR Management Solutions
'kiwiHR' Digitizes HR for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
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Richly Faceted Office Edifices
Richly Faceted Office Edifices
'Yuhantechnos HQ' Features a Wavy Glass Facade
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Female-Only Ride-Share Services
Female-Only Ride-Share Services
DriveHer is Offering Toronto Women a Safe Ride Home
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Self-Help Professional Marketplaces
Self-Help Professional Marketplaces
'Instawell' Connects Users to Mental Health Professionals
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Contemporary Bank Re-Designs
Contemporary Bank Re-Designs
The Nationwide Building Society's Interior Fosters Connectivity
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Cashless Coffee Chain Locations
Cashless Coffee Chain Locations
Three Cash-Free Starbucks' are Opening in South Korea
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Rainbow Laser Phone Promotions
Rainbow Laser Phone Promotions
Samsung's the Night Re-Imagined Encouraged Nighttime Photography
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Gamified Furniture Campaigns
Gamified Furniture Campaigns
IKEA's 'Matchers Keepers' Uses AR to Solve Furniture Disputes
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Long-Term Mentorship Platforms
Long-Term Mentorship Platforms
'MentorCruise' Connects Students with Professionals in the Industry
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At-Home Furniture Assembly Services
At-Home Furniture Assembly Services
TaskRabbit Employees Will Be Assembling IKEA Furniture
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Kissing Fast Food-Branded Contests
Kissing Fast Food-Branded Contests
Mcdonald's and WeChat Awarded Couples with Free Macarons
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Sneaker Design E-Courses
Sneaker Design E-Courses
FIT and Complex Collaborated on the Online 'Sneaker Essentials' Program
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Entrepreneur-Specific Hotels
Entrepreneur-Specific Hotels
Tribe Theory is Geared Toward Young Business Owners and Startups
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Charitable Watermark Initiatives
Charitable Watermark Initiatives
Getty Images Launched a Campaign Entitled 'Watermarks for Water'
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Real-Time Cyber Attack Billboards
Real-Time Cyber Attack Billboards
This Billboard Displays Real-Time Hacking Attempts
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51
Dessert-Infused QSR Coffees
Dessert-Infused QSR Coffees
The McCafé Turtle Beverages Come in Three Different Varieties
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50
Waste-Fighting Grocery Apps
Waste-Fighting Grocery Apps
The Karma App Retails Surplus Grocery Store Goods at Discounted Rates
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49
Social Skincare Challenges
Social Skincare Challenges
Olay's 28 Day Challenge Tapped Social Media Influencers
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Hyper-Local Font Campaigns
Hyper-Local Font Campaigns
Nike's Oslo Typeface Speaks to the City's Design Aesthetic
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Professional Business VPN Services
Professional Business VPN Services
Business VPN by KeepSolid Helps Companies Protect Data
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Personalized AR Avatar Platforms
Personalized AR Avatar Platforms
'Fable' Lets Users Create Custom Avatars for Use in AR
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45
eCommerce Makeup Partnerships
eCommerce Makeup Partnerships
MAC Cosmetics Partnered with the eCommerce Retailer ASOS
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Luxury eCommerce Experiences
Luxury eCommerce Experiences
Gucci's Collection Can be Purchased Through WeChat
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P2P Clothing Store Openings
P2P Clothing Store Openings
Depop's L.A-based Store is the Brand's First Brick-and-Mortar Effort
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Gender Neutral Clothing Stores
Gender Neutral Clothing Stores
Phluid Project is the World's First Gender-Free Clothing Store
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Arched Living Spaces
Arched Living Spaces
Atelier Vens Vanbelle Created a Beautiful Home from an Old School in Ghent
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AR-Infused Furniture Retail Spaces
AR-Infused Furniture Retail Spaces
IKEA's Demo Store Highlights the Future of Brick-and-Mortar
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Subscription Business-Launching Platforms
Subscription Business-Launching Platforms
'LaunchPass' Lets You Launch a Business in Minutes
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Department Store Checkout Apps
Department Store Checkout Apps
Macy's Mobile Checkout Lets Clothing Shoppers Skip the Line
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Artistic Flexible Working Offices
Artistic Flexible Working Offices
Mullenlowe Profero's New Office Mixes Art Deco with Heritage
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Active AR Retail Apps
Active AR Retail Apps
Outdoor Voices' AR App Encouraged Consumers to Get Outside at SXSW
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International Pen Pal Apps
International Pen Pal Apps
The 'PEN PALS' Social Network You Send Notes to Others Around the World
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Sculptural Yellow-Clad Retail Stores
Sculptural Yellow-Clad Retail Stores
Acne Studios' West Hollywood Store Features a Yellow Interior
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Bifurcated Book Stores
Bifurcated Book Stores
'Yueyue Bookstore' Features a Layout Split Between Light and Dark
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Women-Celebrating Snack Branding
Women-Celebrating Snack Branding
Stacy's Pita Chips Have Been Rebranded with a Female Focus
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AR Store Windows Displays
AR Store Windows Displays
Zara Stores are Experimenting with AR Display Windows
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Autonomous Ride Sharing Vehicles
Autonomous Ride Sharing Vehicles
The Renault Ez-Go Looks To Bring Stylish Autonomous Car Services
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Male-Led Menstruation Campaigns
Male-Led Menstruation Campaigns
Pink Parcel's 'I'm On' Campaign Stars Kenny Jones
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Mom-Centric Online Concierges
Mom-Centric Online Concierges
Boxed.com is Launching a "Momcierge" Exclusively for Mothers
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Adult Entertainment Cryptocurrencies
Adult Entertainment Cryptocurrencies
The Playboy Cryptocurrency Wallet Is Set To Evolve the Brand
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In-Store Retro Arcade Activations
In-Store Retro Arcade Activations
Bloomingdale's Promotes Its Lets Play Line with In-Store Arcades
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Versatile Open Offices
Versatile Open Offices
Sydness Architects' TrueX Office Boasts Space for Meetings and Happy Hours
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Toronto-Based Modern Offices
Toronto-Based Modern Offices
The New Slack Space in Toronto Has a Revolutionary Office Design
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Gamified Retail Apps
Gamified Retail Apps
'Gravy Live' Uses an 'HQ Trivia' Format to Help Brands Sell Products
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Cafe-Based Cosmetic Pop-Ups
Cafe-Based Cosmetic Pop-Ups
Glossier and Rhea's are Partnering for This Unique Retail Experience
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Boutique Workout-Streaming Apps
Boutique Workout-Streaming Apps
JetSweat Gives Access to Virtual Fitness Classes for $10 Monthly
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Eco-Friendly Office Furniture
Eco-Friendly Office Furniture
Plastic Whale Makes Furniture Out of the Waste Collected from Canals
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Immersive Sleep-Inspired Pop-Ups
Immersive Sleep-Inspired Pop-Ups
The Dream Machine is New York's Latest Immersive Experience
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Monthly Motherhood Care Packages
Monthly Motherhood Care Packages
Ecocentric Mom Offers a Subscription Service for New Moms
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In-Store AR Clothing Apps
In-Store AR Clothing Apps
Zara's AR App is Available for a Limited Time
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Vegan Beauty Pop-Ups
Vegan Beauty Pop-Ups
The 'Little Vegan Pop-Up' by Superdrug Spotlights Plant-Based Beauty Products
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Millennial Start-Up Services
Millennial Start-Up Services
Office Depot's BizBox Empowers Business Owners with Growth Tools
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Multi-Sensory Beehive Pop-Ups
Multi-Sensory Beehive Pop-Ups
Pandora Created a Gilded Hive for a New Jewelry Launch
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Personal Fragrance Pop-Ups
Personal Fragrance Pop-Ups
Diptyque Launched Its First-Ever Pop-Up with a Focus on Fragrance
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Female-Driven Ad Campaigns
Female-Driven Ad Campaigns
KFC Malaysia is Recognizing Women with Its Claudia Sanders Campaign
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High-Tech Beauty Shops
High-Tech Beauty Shops
The L.O.V Voice Activated Beauty Shop Has a POS Smart Assistant
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Futuristic Fashion Store Makeovers
Futuristic Fashion Store Makeovers
Zara is Combining Online and Offline Retail in Its Stores
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Boozy Barbershop Pop-Ups
Boozy Barbershop Pop-Ups
The Trim & Tonic Pop-Up Offers Hot Shaves and Cold Cocktails
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Gritty Industrial Offices
Gritty Industrial Offices
Woods Bagot Used Raw Concrete on This Continental Bank Building
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Electric Car Conversion Companies
Electric Car Conversion Companies
Voitures Extravert Transforms Vintage Vehicles to Electric Cars
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Directional Logo Designs
Directional Logo Designs
McDonald's 'Follow the Arches' Campaign Is a Playful Spin on the Logo
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Warehouse-Inspired Concept Shops
Warehouse-Inspired Concept Shops
E-Retailer Howdy's Store Envisions a "Futuristic Warehouse"
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Kid-Focused Department Stores
Kid-Focused Department Stores
'Kid Cavern' is Launching a Department Store for Kids in Liverpool
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Cerebral Co-Working Spaces
Cerebral Co-Working Spaces
The Brain Embassy in Warsaw Takes Inspiration from the Human Brain
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2
Reimagined Retail Spaces
Reimagined Retail Spaces
Retail Design Collective Transform Loft into Hub for Community Engagement
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Designer Department Store Cafes
Designer Department Store Cafes
An Off-White Cafe Pop-Up Opened Its Doors at the Bon Marché
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