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Top 100 Business Trends in August

From Laundry Pod Subscriptions to Disruptive Telecom Startups

— August 28, 2016 — TH Video
These August 2016 business trends range from convenient laundry pod subscriptions to disruptive telecom startups that aim to make premium internet access more readily available to budget-conscious consumers.

When examining the month's lifestyle-specific business examples, standouts include counter culture hair salons along with kid-friendly meal deliveries. Following in the footsteps of existing businesses that cater to adult foodies, kid-friendly startup Tuckrbox lets young consumers design custom lunchboxes that are packed with tasty and nutritious snack options. Additionally, '#BLOW,' a Manic Panic-branded salon caters to consumers who seek to experiment with bright hair dyes and embraces beauty choices that promote self expression.

Other notable August 2016 business trends include female-oriented tech conferences that give business women a chance to interact with keynote speakers and like-minded industry leaders.
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Activity
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Streamlined Stakeholder Apps
Streamlined Stakeholder Apps
This Airline's Investor Relations App Improves Business Communication
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99
Celebratory Theme Park Promotions
Celebratory Theme Park Promotions
Six Flags is Offering Discount Admissions for 7-Eleven Day 2016
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98
Basketball Player Retail Appearances
Basketball Player Retail Appearances
This Retailer Hosted Celtics Players During the Holidays
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97
Conditional Gift Card Pledges
Conditional Gift Card Pledges
The Payola Website is Urging Starbucks to "Dump Trump"
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96
Professional App Analyzers
Professional App Analyzers
'APPlyzer' Abolishes the Annoyance of Assessing Abundant Apps
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95
AI Shopping Services
AI Shopping Services
Macy's and 'IBM Watson' are Teaming Up for 'Macy's On Call' Mobile Services
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94
Expanded All-day Breakfasts
Expanded All-day Breakfasts
McDonald's is Adding More Options to Its Nation-Wide Extended Menu
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93
Streamlined Business Apps
Streamlined Business Apps
This App Helps Companies Issue Business Quotes and Forge Connections
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92
Lending Library Campaigns
Lending Library Campaigns
The Toronto Tool Library Advertises It Has Tools for (Almost) Anything
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91
Spam Email Testers
Spam Email Testers
'mail-tester' Gives Advice on How to Make Mass Newletters Less Spammy
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90
Workplace Streaming Services
Workplace Streaming Services
Microsoft Stream is a New Video Sharing Platform for Work
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89
Petrol Price-Detecting Apps
Petrol Price-Detecting Apps
This Fuel App Helps Ghanaians Navigate to Price-Effective Gas Stations
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88
Women-Inspired Tech Conferences
Women-Inspired Tech Conferences
Facebook Sponsors Inaugural 'Women in Product' Conference
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87
Crowdsourced Gift Card Platforms
Crowdsourced Gift Card Platforms
Raise Lets Consumers Resell Unwanted Gift Cards
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86
Charitable Holiday Promotions
Charitable Holiday Promotions
This Retailer's Holiday Deals Include In-Store and Online Plans
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85
In-Store Burger Bars
In-Store Burger Bars
Whole Foods Now Has a Vegan Healthy Food Bar in Colorado
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84
Localized Liquor Delivery Apps
Localized Liquor Delivery Apps
The Buttery App Allows Users to Order Products From Specific Stores
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83
Laundry Pod Subscriptions
Laundry Pod Subscriptions
The P&G Shop Now Features an Option for Tide Pod Subscriptions
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82
Lightweight Mobile Wallet Apps
Lightweight Mobile Wallet Apps
The MobiKwik App Lets You Pay Utility Bills and Buy Transit Tickets
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81
Tech-Based Reality Shows
Tech-Based Reality Shows
Apple's 'Planet of the Apps' Will Focus on App Developers
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80
Anonymized Workplace Apps
Anonymized Workplace Apps
This Anonymous App Helps You Complain About Work With Colleagues
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79
Meal-Prep Assembly Services
Meal-Prep Assembly Services
'Supperworks' Provides Quick and Nutritional Family Dinners
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78
Trading Community Flea Markets
Trading Community Flea Markets
The Bunz Flea Brings Toronto's Trading Community Face-to-Face
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77
Female Ride-Hailing Services
Female Ride-Hailing Services
See Jane Go Connects Female Passengers With Female Drivers
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76
Boozy Canine-Friendly Menus
Boozy Canine-Friendly Menus
Scotland's Winged Ox Serves Up Dog-Friendly Beer
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75
Curated Book Suggestion Services
Curated Book Suggestion Services
Curation Service ShelfJoy Suggests Daily Reading Recommendations
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74
Trend Hunter's Future Festival 2016
Trend Hunter's Future Festival 2016
Future Festival is an Annual Trend Research Conference
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73
Assistive Service Marketing Apps
Assistive Service Marketing Apps
The Sortsy App Helps Service Sectors Reach Out to Customers
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72
Female-Friendly Networking Apps
Female-Friendly Networking Apps
The Bumble BIZZ App Introduces Women To Careers Of Interest
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71
Seasonal Loyalty Programs
Seasonal Loyalty Programs
Starbucks is Offering a Special Loyalty Card Just for the Summer Season
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70
Filament Subscription Services
Filament Subscription Services
The rigid.ink Club Delivers Assorted 3D Printing Filaments
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69
GMO-Free Milk Products
GMO-Free Milk Products
Lidl is the First German Supermarket to Provide Its Own GMO-Free Milk
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68
Bottled Ice Cappuccinos
Bottled Ice Cappuccinos
The Iconic Tim Hortons Iced Capp Now Comes in a Bottled Format
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67
Wine Delivery Services
Wine Delivery Services
Aldi Offers Inexpensive Wines Online in the United Kingdom
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66
Daily Checkin Platforms
Daily Checkin Platforms
Clanbeat is a Happiness Tool for Teams That Records Peaks and Valleys
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65
On-Demand Alcohol Services
On-Demand Alcohol Services
'Drinkfly' Lets Users Easily Order Their Usual Drinks of Choice
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64
Customizable Hotel Bookings
Customizable Hotel Bookings
GLH Hotels' Site Encourages Guests to 'Choose Your Own Room'
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63
Airplane Ticket Budgeting Services
Airplane Ticket Budgeting Services
'Airfordable' Pre-Buys Tickets and Lets Users Pay Over Time
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62
Surplus Produce Apps
Surplus Produce Apps
'Farmsquare' Connects Consumers with Growers Who Have Extra Stock
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61
Self-Training Robots
Self-Training Robots
These Industrial Fanuc Robots Can Learn From Their Mistakes
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60
Craft Beer Subscriptions
Craft Beer Subscriptions
This Delivery Service Supports Independent and Small Breweries
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59
Exclusive Spirits Delivery Services
Exclusive Spirits Delivery Services
'Thirstie' Has Expanded to Include Mail Order Delivery Options
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58
Mutant Hero TV Renditions
Mutant Hero TV Renditions
Fox and Marvel are Said to Be Producing a New X-Men TV Show
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57
Anime Game Business Stops
Anime Game Business Stops
The Pokémon Go Lure Modules Have Potential to Increase Customer Traffic
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56
Camera-Blocking Venues
Camera-Blocking Venues
A New Apple Patent Could Be the Solution to Camera-Obsessed Concertgoers
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55
Educational Modding Startups
Educational Modding Startups
The Code Kingdoms Startup Offers Minecraft Modding Tutorials
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54
Alcohol Delivery Apps
Alcohol Delivery Apps
The 'Saucey' App Provides a Delivery Service and Fun Perks For Users
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53
Book Delivery Platforms
Book Delivery Platforms
The 'NearSt' Start-Up Offers Delivery of Books from Local Bookstores
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52
Craft Beer Deliveries
Craft Beer Deliveries
This Craft Beer Service Offers a Monthly Subscription
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51
Streamlined Shopping Apps
Streamlined Shopping Apps
This Mobile Shopping App Offers An Enhanced Customer Experience
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50
Disruptive Telecom Startups
Disruptive Telecom Startups
Chill Telecom Wants You To Chill Rather Than Worry About Your Bill
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49
Literary Art Trails
Literary Art Trails
The BFG 100th Anniversary is Celebrated with a Celebrity Dream Jar Project
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48
Food-Paired Alcohol Deliveries
Food-Paired Alcohol Deliveries
DoorDash is Expanding to Provide Alcohol On-Demand in SoCal
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47
P2P Payment Apps
P2P Payment Apps
The ScrewCash Eases Payments Between Individuals and Business Alike
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46
Agile Automated Robots
Agile Automated Robots
The KR 3 Agilus Robot Can Accurately Assemble Electronics
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45
Energetic E-Fulfilment Robots
Energetic E-Fulfilment Robots
The EiraBot v4 Warehouse Robot is Designed For Quick Implementation
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44
Artsy Matchmaking Apps
Artsy Matchmaking Apps
'wydr' is a Tinder-Style App for Buying Art
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43
Automotive Bookstore Showrooms
Automotive Bookstore Showrooms
This Virtual Mercedes-Benz Showroom is Set Up in a Tokyo Bookstore
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42
3D Printing Restaurants
3D Printing Restaurants
Food Ink is Now Launching Its First Restaurant in London, UK
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41
Social Media Insurance Campaigns
Social Media Insurance Campaigns
'Progressive' Used Instagram to Market to Young Adults
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40
Gift Finder Services
Gift Finder Services
German Startup Wishbox Helps You Find the Perfect Gift For Your Loved Ones
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39
Professional Geofilter Designers
Professional Geofilter Designers
Pepper Filters Creates Pro Geofilters for Any Occasion
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38
Hyper-Local Retail Apps
Hyper-Local Retail Apps
The Ineed App Helps You Find Products Across Millions Of Stores
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37
Upscale Prototype Restaurants
Upscale Prototype Restaurants
'Earls.67' Helps Earls Experiment with Layouts, Menus and More
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36
Halal Confectionery Stores
Halal Confectionery Stores
'Blossom & Bean' Sells Halal Marshmallows and Gummy Candy
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35
Alcohol Delivery Services
Alcohol Delivery Services
The Klink App Lets User's Order Alcohol That is Delivered to Their Door
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34
Limited-Item Fashion Brands
Limited-Item Fashion Brands
This Quality Fashion Brand Runs on an Unusual Business Concept
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33
High-Flying Beer Collaborations
High-Flying Beer Collaborations
Heineken & KLM Will Be Serving Draught Beer on Flights to Rio
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32
Olympic-Inspired Sports Shops
Olympic-Inspired Sports Shops
This Sports Pop-Up Shop is an Extension of a Museum Exhibition
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31
Anime Gaming Taxis
Anime Gaming Taxis
Pokemon GO Players Can Hitch a Ride to Catch Pokemon
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30
Collaborative E-Commerce Efforts
Collaborative E-Commerce Efforts
This Chinese E-Commerce Brand Made a Service to Stop Counterfeit
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29
Modesty-Focused Clothing Retailers
Modesty-Focused Clothing Retailers
Verona Collection Sells Modest Clothes with a Western Feel
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28
Subscription Cocktail Deliveries
Subscription Cocktail Deliveries
This Company Delivers Craft Cocktail Recipes and Ingredients
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27
Celebrity Breakup Insurance
Celebrity Breakup Insurance
Taobao is Offering Insurance Based on Taylor Swift's Love Life
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26
Gourmet Italian Bakery Chains
Gourmet Italian Bakery Chains
Starbucks is Bring a Boutique Bakery Called Princi to the US
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25
Empty Restaurant Office Initiatives
Empty Restaurant Office Initiatives
'Spacious' Offers Vacant Eateries as Freelance Workplaces
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24
Airport-Inspired Shops
Airport-Inspired Shops
'The Clearport' Turns Terminals and Security Lines into Positive Designs
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23
Interactive Audio Offices
Interactive Audio Offices
This Interactive Office Encourages Engagement With the Brand's Products
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22
Fresh Italian Food Trucks
Fresh Italian Food Trucks
This Fresh Food Truck is Run by a Real Italian Prince
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21
Coffee Shop Caramel Cakes
Coffee Shop Caramel Cakes
Starbucks Teamed Up with Natalie's Cakes & More to Offer New Baked Goods
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20
On-Demand Photography Services
On-Demand Photography Services
Startup ographr Offers Videographers and Photographers On-Demand
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19
Autonomous Delivery Vans
Autonomous Delivery Vans
Yamato Transport and DeNA are Launching a Self-Driving Car in Japan
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18
Mexican Microbrewery Concierges
Mexican Microbrewery Concierges
Personally Selected Mexican Microbreweries Catered Every Week
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17
Kid Meal Deliveries
Kid Meal Deliveries
Startup Tuckrbox Allows Children to Design and Enjoy Healthy Lunchboxes
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16
Recycled Chain Store Clothing
Recycled Chain Store Clothing
Urban Outfitters' New Clothing Line Features Repurposed Fabric
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15
Olympian VR Experiences
Olympian VR Experiences
Samsung Users Will Be Able to See the Olympics in Virtual Reality
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14
Educational Jewelry Initiatives
Educational Jewelry Initiatives
Tiffany & Co's 'Keys for a Cause' Initiative Empowers Saudi Women
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13
Bookstore Brand Bars
Bookstore Brand Bars
Four New Barnes and Noble Stores Will Feature Bar Spaces
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12
One-Click Logo Creators
One-Click Logo Creators
'Logo Shuffle' Lets Budding Businesses Build Logos in Seconds
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11
Intergalactic Theme Parks
Intergalactic Theme Parks
Star Wars Theme Parks are Becoming a Reality
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10
Stock Market-Inspired Bars
Stock Market-Inspired Bars
Asia's 'Wolf Market' Lets Patrons Drive the Prices of Drinks Up or Down
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9
In-Store Mood Board Ads
In-Store Mood Board Ads
This JC Penney Campaign Involved the Use of Life-Size Pinterest Boards
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8
Fast Food Robot Chefs
Fast Food Robot Chefs
Momentum Machines is Opening a Robot Fast Food Joint in San Francisco
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7
Startup Investment Apps
Startup Investment Apps
The 'Unicorn' App Helps Startups Get Funded by Angels
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6
Experiential Event Services
Experiential Event Services
'Joymode' Supplies Everything Needed to Create Memorable Experiences
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5
Dog-Friendly Office Spaces
Dog-Friendly Office Spaces
Kurgo Allows Workers to Bring Pets to Work to Interact with Products
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4
Upscale Cereal Bars
Upscale Cereal Bars
Kellogg's Recently Opened a Cafe That Serves Gourmet Cereal Bowls
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3
American Anime Cafes
American Anime Cafes
The Hello Kitty Cafe is Now is Opening as a Semi-Permanent LA Cafe
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2
Counter Culture Hair Salons
Counter Culture Hair Salons
#BLOW is Europe's First Official 'Manic Panic Colour Asylum'
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1
Luxurious Co-Working Spaces
Luxurious Co-Working Spaces
This Co-Work Space Adapts to More Modern Work Practices
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