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Top 100 Business Ideas in August

From Competition-Tracking Tools to App-Based Rewards Programs

— August 30, 2015 — Marketing
From restaurants with hybrid dining styles to futuristic supermarkets and comfort-focused car dealerships, the top August 2015 business ideas reflect the influence on the digital world on consumer behaviors.

Since smartphones have afforded consumers so many little luxuries, most consumers have come to expect the same from the physical stores they visit. In order to keep up with the demands of the modern consumer, brands are revamping virtual fitting rooms, rewards programs and in-store technology.

While most consumers are now familiar with 3D printing, hybrid cafes, pop-up shops, insects as food and on-demand rental services, a few brands are making an effort to bring them market in a big way. This includes new businesses and services like the DimensionAlley 3D printing coffee shop, a roving 'Pestaurant' from Rentokil that serves a variety of bug-based dishes and W London's Walk Out Wardrobe.
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Vacation Reading Recommendations
The Guide to Holiday Reads Offers Book Suggestions Based on Local
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Crowdsourced Translation Services
Crowdsourced Translation Services
This Online Platform Provides Translation, Copywriting and More
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Buy Now Magazine Buttons
Buy Now Magazine Buttons
ShopThis! with Masterpass Enables In-Magazine Purchases
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Competition Tracking Tools
Competition Tracking Tools
Kompyte Offers Real-Time Strategy Analysis Based on Competitor Behavior
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Digital Artwork-Attributing Platforms
Digital Artwork-Attributing Platforms
Ascribe Helps Protect Digital Art With a Blockchain IP Model
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Canadian Comfort Restaurants
Canadian Comfort Restaurants
Abe's Fast Casual Restaurant Takes Orders from a High-Tech Counter
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App-Based Rewards Programs
App-Based Rewards Programs
The MyNB App Lets New Balance Customers Win Exciting Rewards
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Queer-Inspired Culinary Magazines
Queer-Inspired Culinary Magazines
This Magazine Seeks to Expose How Food and Gay Culture Unite
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Indie Bike-In Theaters
Indie Bike-In Theaters
Indywood in NOLA Offers Bike-In Cinema Screenings Around the City
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Personalized Email Advertisements
Personalized Email Advertisements
This Software Makes Consumers Reconsider Items They Didn't Buy
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Private Plane Platforms
Private Plane Platforms
This Service Makes It Easy to Charter a Private Aircraft in Minutes
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Family-Friendly Dine-In Theaters
Family-Friendly Dine-In Theaters
The AMC Theaters 'Fork & Screen' is Designed for All Ages
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Digital Learning Infographics
Digital Learning Infographics
This Infographic Studies the Advantages of Digital Learning
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Hotel Wardrobe Services
Hotel Wardrobe Services
W London's 'Walk Out Wardrobe' Service Offers Luggage-Free Traveling
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Expansive Jewelry Shops
Expansive Jewelry Shops
Online Retailer BaubleBar's First Physical Location Will Be in New York
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Mobile Banking Ventures
Mobile Banking Ventures
ZenBenx is an Innovative New Service Perfect for Roaming Millennials
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Millennial Manufacturing Charts
Millennial Manufacturing Charts
This Chart Lists Ways to Attract Millennials to Manufacturing
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High-End Home Rentals
High-End Home Rentals
This Luxury Rental Service Allows Customers to Rent Lavish Private Homes
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Specialty Diet Restaurants
Specialty Diet Restaurants
Little Gem Caters to Those Who Avoid Sugar, Gluten and Dairy
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Healthy Customizable Lunch Menus
Healthy Customizable Lunch Menus
The Corner Bakery Cafe is a Convenience-Focused Lunch Chain
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Picnic Basket Deliveries
Picnic Basket Deliveries
Merienda Picnic is an On-Demand Service Perfect for Summer Weekends
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Backstage Loyalty Programs
Backstage Loyalty Programs
Air Miles' Stage Pass Entices Millennials with Concerts, Events & Perks
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Gourmet Chip Trucks
Gourmet Chip Trucks
This Aviation-Themed London Food Truck Serves Nothing but Fresh French Fries
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On-Demand Shipping Services
On-Demand Shipping Services
This New Service Will Ship Practically Anything for Business Clients
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Workshop-Inspired Boutiques
Workshop-Inspired Boutiques
Vase De Delft’s Jewelry Shop Channels an Antique Dealer's Workroom
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Competitive Intern Applicants
Competitive Intern Applicants
Cathrine Understrup Challenges Dream Workplace to a Ping Pong Game
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Hotdog-Delivering Bikes
Hotdog-Delivering Bikes
These Food Bicycles Bring Gourmet Veggie Dogs to the Streets of Paris
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Daytime Room Rentals
Daytime Room Rentals
This Daytime Rental Service Allows Users to Rent Out Their Private Home
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Camping Provision Subscriptions
Camping Provision Subscriptions
The Fireside Provisions Delivers Simplifies Buying Camping Food
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Boutique Automotive Shops
Boutique Automotive Shops
Cadillac Plans to Open 700 Dedicated Small Auto Shops
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Focused Culinary Showrooms
Focused Culinary Showrooms
This Cooking Oils Shop in Berlin Kreuzberg Emphasizes Quality
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Open Source Beacons
Open Source Beacons
Google's Eddystone is an Open BLE Beacon Format That Can Communicate Privately
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Glitzy Movie Theater Lounges
Glitzy Movie Theater Lounges
The Showcase Superlux Theater Boasts a Stunning Event-Ready Lobby
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Payment-Enabling Rewards Systems
Payment-Enabling Rewards Systems
Pay with Rewards is a Digital Innovation for MasterCard Holders
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Double-Sided Drive-Throughs
Double-Sided Drive-Throughs
Muzz Buzz Arrives in Japan with a Novel Drive-Through Coffee Stop
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Curbside Delivery Apps
Curbside Delivery Apps
This New On-Demand Delivery Service Helps Make Shopping a Hassle-Free Task
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Live Vehicle Builders
Live Vehicle Builders
ZeroLight's Car Configurator Revolutionizes the Auto Purchasing Process
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Hassle-Free Luxury Theaters
Hassle-Free Luxury Theaters
Arclight Pictures Aims to Elevate the Moviegoing Experience
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Mail-Delivering Drones
Mail-Delivering Drones
These Handy Drones will Help Mail Services without Replacing Mail Carriers
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Virtual Kimono Fittings
Virtual Kimono Fittings
The Matsuya Department Store Now Offers a Virtual Fitting Service
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Gourmet Airplane Menus
Gourmet Airplane Menus
The New Qatar Airways Menu is Revamped for Business Class Flyers
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Six-Car Showrooms
Six-Car Showrooms
RMB Automotive's Intimate Renault Store Shows Off Select Vehicles
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Injured Soldier Photography
Injured Soldier Photography
This Photo Series Features Soldiers Who Have Been Injured in Combat
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Electronic Restaurant Menus
Electronic Restaurant Menus
The Ziosk E-Menu Lets You Make Orders Without Having to Wait
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Tweaked Fashion Pairings
Tweaked Fashion Pairings
The Latest Reformation Advertisements Focus on Slight Shifts
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Insect-Infused Pop-Up Eateries
Insect-Infused Pop-Up Eateries
Rentokil's Traveling 'Pestaurant' Celebrates the Brand's 80 Years
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Couture Chocolate Pop-Up Shops
Couture Chocolate Pop-Up Shops
The 'jcoco' Shop Lets Guest Touch, Taste & Experience Luxury Cocoa
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Sharing Theory Books
Sharing Theory Books
Shareology Investigates the History, Power and Strategies of Human Connection
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Bottle-Packaged Portfolios
Bottle-Packaged Portfolios
This Portfolio is Presented Through an Interactive Message in a Bottle
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Pet Food Subscriptions
Pet Food Subscriptions
PetBrosia's Pet Food Service Delivers Healthy Portions by Box
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Shark-Infested Storefront Windows
Shark-Infested Storefront Windows
This Aquarium Window in Budapest Was Designed by KISSMIKLOS
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Branded Pop-Up Skate Parks
Branded Pop-Up Skate Parks
Streetwear Brand Surf Liquor is Behind This Pop-Up Shop and Skate Park
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Quirky Traveling Bars
Quirky Traveling Bars
Little Nan's Cocktail Den is an Ever-Changing Pop-Up Bar
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Aussie E-Tailer Pop-Up Shops
Aussie E-Tailer Pop-Up Shops
Online Retailer BNKR Has Opened a Pop-Up in Downtown LA
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Video Marketing Infographics
Video Marketing Infographics
This Infographic Traces the Relationship Between Millennials & Video
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Theatrical Skincare Boutiques
Theatrical Skincare Boutiques
The New Aesop Berlin Boutique Was Designed by Snohetta
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Experiential Electronic Stores
Experiential Electronic Stores
The Source's New Toronto Location Provides Many Hands-On Stations
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Beacon-Powered Pop-Ups
Beacon-Powered Pop-Ups
Hudson's Bay Company's LXR & Co. Pop-Up Boasts Beacon Shopping Capabilities
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Airport Automotive Dealerships
Airport Automotive Dealerships
Japan's Haneda Airport Will Host an Interactive Mercedes-Benz Shop
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Distillery-Inspired Skincare Shops
Distillery-Inspired Skincare Shops
The Aesop Nottingham Shop Was Designed by Paris Studio Ciguë
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Heroic Clothing Displays
Heroic Clothing Displays
Eight Inc Presents Its Products as Essentials of a 'Superhero Closet'
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Hybrid Bakery Bistros
Hybrid Bakery Bistros
The Fire, Oak & Barley Wood-Fired Bistro Restaurant Serves 'Fine Fast' Food
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Millennial Influence Charts
Millennial Influence Charts
This Infographic on Millennials Highlights Their Digital Reliance
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Comfortable Auto Shops
Comfortable Auto Shops
Sonic Automotive Shows Off All Its Used Cars with Immersive Technology
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Celebrity Designer Pop-Up Retail
Celebrity Designer Pop-Up Retail
The House of Harlow 1960 Pop-Up Shop is a First for the Brand
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Grocery Marketing Screens
Grocery Marketing Screens
These Digital Retail Screens Improve Sales and Security at IGA Stores
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Luxury Members-Only Cinemas
Luxury Members-Only Cinemas
iPic Theaters is a Chain of Upscale, Membership-Based Cinemas
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Selfie-Taking Mannequins
Selfie-Taking Mannequins
Mondo's Newest Mannequin Display Poses with a Phone in Hand
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Expansive Digital Summits
Expansive Digital Summits
The Detroit Digital Summit (SPONSORED)
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Minimalist Eyewear Boutiques
Minimalist Eyewear Boutiques
Ace & Tate is an E-tailer with a New Physical Outpost in Amsterdam
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3D-Printed Office Buildings
3D-Printed Office Buildings
These Fully Functional Cement Structures Will be Built in Dubai
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Ball Park-Inspired Retail
Ball Park-Inspired Retail
STANDIN Baseball Store with Stadium-Inspired Decor in Fukuoka, Japan
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Skyline-Inspired Jewelry Displays
Skyline-Inspired Jewelry Displays
This Geometric Merchandising Display is Elegant and Modern
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Running Experience Retail Concepts
Running Experience Retail Concepts
The adidas RunBase Store in Milan is an Immersive Concept
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Bathroom Retailer Pop-Ups
Bathroom Retailer Pop-Ups
QLoo Launched a Clever Activation at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships
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Flagship Blow Dry Bars
Flagship Blow Dry Bars
Show Dry is a Chic Urban Blow Dry Bar with Geometric Decor
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Pop-Up Seaside Dealerships
Pop-Up Seaside Dealerships
Tesla's Temporary Car Store Travels to Luxurious Summer Resorts
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Combination Dining Eateries
Combination Dining Eateries
The Honor Society Handcrafted Eatery Blends Fine & Fast Casual Dining
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Organic Community Stores
Organic Community Stores
Dubai's Biorganic Health Food Shop Doubles as a Social Hub
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Plant-Based Retail Concepts
Plant-Based Retail Concepts
Green Common Concept Store is Uniquely 100% Plant-Based
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VR-Powered Hybrid Retail
VR-Powered Hybrid Retail
The Ted Baker Shoreditch Store Has a Barbershop and VR Technology
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Experimental 3D Printing Cafes
Experimental 3D Printing Cafes
This German Coffee Shop Serves Its Customers 3D-Printed Figurines
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Interactive Electronics Stores
Interactive Electronics Stores
This New Target Store Will Focus Excessively on Smart Devices
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Pop-Up Bloody Mary Bars
Pop-Up Bloody Mary Bars
Vodka Brand Ketel One is Hosting a Summertime Pop-Up Bar in London
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Interactive Menswear Stores
Interactive Menswear Stores
The 'Dandy Lab' Creates a Hybrid Shopping Experience for Men
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Dry Shampoo Pop-Up Salons
Dry Shampoo Pop-Up Salons
The Batiste Stylist Pop-Up Offered Free Hairstyling at a London Mall
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Experiential Coffee Boutiques
Experiential Coffee Boutiques
Nespresso's Flagship Coffee Store Encourages Tasting and Discovery
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Beauty Brand Lifestyle Pop-Ups
Beauty Brand Lifestyle Pop-Ups
The Cabin West Pop-Up Includes a Hair Salon and Curated Bookshop
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Modern Rainforest Salons
Modern Rainforest Salons
'Cuts & Color' Features Earthy Tones and High-Tech Salon Products
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Portable Micro Cabins
Portable Micro Cabins
Getaway Helps Bostonians with Living Tiny and Recharging Away from the City
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Open-Concept Jewelry Shops
Open-Concept Jewelry Shops
Pandora's New Jewelry Store Design Increases Interaction
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Cubical Stationery Shops
Cubical Stationery Shops
Kyvos Plays Up Its Cube-Inspired Branding with Interior Design
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Pegboard Jewelry Displays
Pegboard Jewelry Displays
Amber Dream's Jewelry Store Displays Include Wall Pegs and Mock Trees
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Race-Ready Runners Pop-Ups
Race-Ready Runners Pop-Ups
The Nike Womens London Pop-Up is Revealed Ahead of the 10-KM Race
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Futuristic Pharmacy Interiors
Futuristic Pharmacy Interiors
The Lydaki Nitsa Pharmacy Design is Situated in a Modern Loft
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Vibrant Pop-Up Vodka Bars
Vibrant Pop-Up Vodka Bars
The Ciroc 'London Riviera' Pop-Up Will Be Open for Five Months
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Ice Cream Bar Pop-Ups
Ice Cream Bar Pop-Ups
Magnum's London Pleasure Store Lets You Customize Your Own Dessert
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Market-Style Food Stores
Market-Style Food Stores
The Home Park High Quality Food Store Designs are Separated by Function
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Glamorous Beauty Pop-Ups
Glamorous Beauty Pop-Ups
Benefit Recently Held a 1950s-Inspired Pop-Up Beauty and Cocktail Bar
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Branded Experiential Pop-Up Bars
Branded Experiential Pop-Up Bars
This Fun Pimm's Pop-up Teapot Bar Was at Wimbledon 2015
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