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Top 100 Business Ideas in March

From Web-Based Farmers Markets to Big Data Sales Apps

— March 20, 2016 — Business
These March 2016 business ideas range from web-based farmers markets to big data sales apps that make marketing to niche demographics easier than ever before. This month's most notable business innovations include immersive retail shops that offer more than one unique service. Standouts include experiential fragrance boutiques and cafe clothing shops that are designed to cater to busy parents who are always on the go.

When examining the e-commerce realm, peer-to-peer retailers like The Grommet -- an online marketplace that promotes independent artisans while encouraging ethical shopping practices -- are gaining mass attention. Additionally, niche subscription services like web-based flower and gift deliveries, personalized cereal blends and gamer-approved goodie boxes are all resonating with Millennial consumers and round off this collection of March 2016 business innovations.
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Multinational Payment Platforms
Multinational Payment Platforms
Visa Developer Lets Companies Tap Into Visa's Infrastructure
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99
Secure File-Sharing Systems
Secure File-Sharing Systems
Keybase's File-Sharing Setup Lets You Split Private and Public Access
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98
Lunar New Year Coins
Lunar New Year Coins
These CIBC Monkey Coins are an Honorable Tribute to Chinese New Year 2016
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97
Nonchalant Notarizing Apps
Nonchalant Notarizing Apps
The Notarize App Lets You Get Documents Notarized Easily and Remotely
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96
Big Data Sales Apps
Big Data Sales Apps
Red Ant Uses IBM Watson to Better Inform Retail Employees
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95
On-Demand Car Boosters
On-Demand Car Boosters
Boostmi Connects Drivers With Car Troubles to Experienced Jump-Starters
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94
Bite-Sized Literature Apps
Bite-Sized Literature Apps
Pocket Reading Provides Free Excerpts Through the WhatsApp app
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93
Celebrity Piercing Pop-Ups
Celebrity Piercing Pop-Ups
This Celebrity Piercer is Hosting a Pop-Up for London Fashion Week AW16
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92
Freelance Management Apps
Freelance Management Apps
The 'WeLancer' App Helps Freelancers Manage Client Relationships
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91
Automated Fitting Rooms
Automated Fitting Rooms
This High-Tech Retail Innovation Revolutionizes Changing Rooms with Chutes
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90
Small Business Discount Apps
Small Business Discount Apps
This App Helps Small Business Owners Offer Exclusive Deals
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89
Retail Hearing Assistance Systems
Retail Hearing Assistance Systems
Wegmans' Special Devices Help Customers With Hearing Loss
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88
Sales-Driving E-Commerce Platforms
Sales-Driving E-Commerce Platforms
MyRealKarma Focuses on Helping Other Companies Make More Sales
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87
Gamer Subscription Boxes
Gamer Subscription Boxes
The Mine Chest Monthly Delivery Service is for Minecraft Users
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86
Romantic Anthologies
Romantic Anthologies
'Love Letters of Great Men' is a Perfect Gift for Valentine's Day
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85
Antiquated Shaving Subscriptions
Antiquated Shaving Subscriptions
The Chisel Shave Club Packs Time-Honored Cosmetics for Men
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84
Prepaid Coffee Plans
Prepaid Coffee Plans
DripApp Saves Caffeine Addicts Money While Supporting Local Businesses
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83
Online Privacy Children's Books
Online Privacy Children's Books
The Educational Literature for Kids Focuses on IoT Security
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82
Startup-Assisting Startups
Startup-Assisting Startups
Houston Helps Startups Launch Confidently by Focusing on Early Adaptors
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81
Superfood Fast Food Salads
Superfood Fast Food Salads
The McDonald's 'Keep Calm Caesar On' Offers an Alternative to Burgers
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80
All-In-One Payment Cards
All-In-One Payment Cards
The LG Pay White Card Encompasses All Your Cards in one Sleek Device
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79
Casual Hawaiian Eateries
Casual Hawaiian Eateries
This New York Restaurnt Offers Traditional Hawaiian Poké Bowls
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78
Entrepreneurial Gift Retailers
Entrepreneurial Gift Retailers
The Grommet Promotes Artisans While Encouraging Ethical Shopping
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77
Interchangeable Delivery Drones
Interchangeable Delivery Drones
This Autonomous FedEx Drone Concept Carries Passengers or Cargo
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76
Romantic Fast Food Dinners
Romantic Fast Food Dinners
This Chain is Offering Date-Night Table Service for Valentine's Day
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75
Robotic Retail Stores
Robotic Retail Stores
A Sprint Smartphone Store in Japan will be Staffed with Pepper Robots
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74
Occasion-Specific Clothing Subscriptions
Occasion-Specific Clothing Subscriptions
This Service Takes the Stress Out of Outfit-Planning
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73
Business-Oriented Smartphones
Business-Oriented Smartphones
The Vaio Phone Biz is a Windows 10 Smartphone with Impressive Specs
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72
Delivery Software Services
Delivery Software Services
Delivery Service Software Platform Bringg Helps Companies Compete
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71
AI Money Managers
AI Money Managers
The Cleo App Consists of an AI Assistant for Matters of Personal Finance
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70
Organic Tampon Subscription Services
Organic Tampon Subscription Services
This Company Provides an Alternative to Synthetic Tampons
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69
Oral Care Web Shops
Oral Care Web Shops
The Crest Online Shop Lets Shoppers Customize Their Oral Care Routine
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68
Breathalyzer-Activated Condom Machines
Breathalyzer-Activated Condom Machines
Dating Platform Match Made a Machine to Encourage Sober Sex
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67
Whiteout Skincare Oases
Whiteout Skincare Oases
Australian Skincare Brand Aesop Has Opened a Store at Galaxy Macau
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66
Restaurant Management Platforms
Restaurant Management Platforms
SaaS Startup Growgram Builds Responsive Restaurant Websites
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65
eCommerce Clothing Lines
eCommerce Clothing Lines
The Private-Label Fashion Lines from Amazon Cater to Men, Women and Kids
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64
On-Demand Gas Deliveries
On-Demand Gas Deliveries
The 'WeFuel' App Allows Consumers to Request Gasoline on the Go
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63
Virtual Reality Studios
Virtual Reality Studios
Samsung is Opening a VR Studio in New York City
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62
Affordable Airline Grocery Marts
Affordable Airline Grocery Marts
The easyFoodstore in London is Sells All Groceries for 25p
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61
Snack-Based Care Packages
Snack-Based Care Packages
This Service Helps Customers Create Personalized Care Packages
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60
Experiential Vegan Restaurants
Experiential Vegan Restaurants
This New York City Eatery Specializes in High-End Vegan Dining
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59
Ice Cream-Making Robots
Ice Cream-Making Robots
This Robotic Ice Cream Kiosk Prepares Personalized Treats for Customers
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58
Internet Terminal Tables
Internet Terminal Tables
This Chain Now Offers Internet-Connected Charging Stations at Its Tables
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57
Pharmacy-Themed Restaurants
Pharmacy-Themed Restaurants
The 'Pharmacy 2' is a Colorful Eatery Designed by Damien Hirst
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56
Convenient Kiosk Ordering Systems
Convenient Kiosk Ordering Systems
This Restaurant Uses Digital Kiosks to Take Orders
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55
Experiential Real Estate Platforms
Experiential Real Estate Platforms
Casamatic Offers Data-Driven Dream Home Offerings
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54
NFC Cable Ties
NFC Cable Ties
These NFC Tags Provide a Flexible Solution for Tagging Assets
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53
Lifestyle Flower Shops
Lifestyle Flower Shops
The Love 'n Fresh Flowers E-Shop Appeals to Botany Enthusiasts
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52
Junk-Selling Concierge Services
Junk-Selling Concierge Services
This Company Helps Consumers Sell Unwanted Items
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51
Product Recommendation Marketplaces
Product Recommendation Marketplaces
Startup Shelf Helps You Discover Products People Like and Use
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50
Cafe-Incorporated Retailers
Cafe-Incorporated Retailers
MUJI Cafe&Meal is a Retail Cafe that Encourages Shoppers to Unwind
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49
Cinema Payment Marketing Systems
Cinema Payment Marketing Systems
AMC Theaters Has Rolled Out Pyramid polytouch POS Kiosks
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48
Smartphone Movie Theater Marketing
Smartphone Movie Theater Marketing
Mobiquity and Screenvision will Use Beacon Tech for Mobile Ads
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47
Sitcom-Themed Pop-Ups
Sitcom-Themed Pop-Ups
This Seinfeld Pop-Up Bar is Set to Open in Toronto This Summer
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46
Share Economy Vehicle Designs
Share Economy Vehicle Designs
The Nissan 'Teatro for Dayz' Concept is Intended to be a Shared Car
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45
Toy Marketplace Apps
Toy Marketplace Apps
KidsTrade is a Toy App That Allows Children to Swap Games and Goods Safely
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44
Location-Based Movie Posters
Location-Based Movie Posters
Thinair and Panasonic Partner to Create Interactive Digital Poster
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43
Luxe Botanical Tea Rooms
Luxe Botanical Tea Rooms
This Warsaw Tea Room Boasts Botanical Wallpaper That Offers Escape
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42
Botanical Garden Branding
Botanical Garden Branding
The Aptekarsky Ogorod Boasts an Apothecary-Inspired Branding Scheme
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41
Interactive Heritage Candy Shops
Interactive Heritage Candy Shops
This See's Candies Retail Location Features Ample Tech Influences
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40
Anti-Tech Bookstores
Anti-Tech Bookstores
The 'Libreria' Bookstore is Deisgned to Inspire a New Appreciation for Books
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39
Denim Repair Boutiques
Denim Repair Boutiques
Nudie Jeans' Denim Shop in NYC Doubles as a Repair Station
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38
Sustainable Flower Subscriptions
Sustainable Flower Subscriptions
UrbanStems Offers a Three-Month Bouquet Subscription in NYC & DC
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37
Marketing Playing Cards
Marketing Playing Cards
These Facebook Playing Cards Reveal the Platform's Marketing Insights
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36
Clinical Plant-Based Juice Bars
Clinical Plant-Based Juice Bars
The Lebeleicht Store in Hamburg is a Minimalist Health Food Shop
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35
On-Demand Laundry Services
On-Demand Laundry Services
'Simply Laundry' Improves Dry Cleaning, Washing, Folding and Delivery
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34
Local Manufacturing Platforms
Local Manufacturing Platforms
This Store Connects International Designers with Local Artisans
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33
Consumption-Reducing eCommerce Platforms
Consumption-Reducing eCommerce Platforms
The 'Buy Me Once' Online Shop Only Sells Items That Last
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32
Undercurrent-Inspired Window Displays
Undercurrent-Inspired Window Displays
The Windows at Hermes Tokyo Features Work by Kate MccGgwire
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31
Web-Based Farmers Markets
Web-Based Farmers Markets
Peaceful Valley's Grow Organic Shop Carries Farming and Gardening Goods
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30
Glimmering Retail Shopping Centers
Glimmering Retail Shopping Centers
The Chongwenmen M-Cube Retail Complex will Open This Summer
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29
On-Demand Fuel Services
On-Demand Fuel Services
Booster Fuels Fills Your Car Up Without the Trip to the Gas Station
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28
Hood-Like Desk Dividers
Hood-Like Desk Dividers
These Privatization Desk Domes Conceal Employee Computers and Faces
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27
Multi-Sensory Coffee Dispensers
Multi-Sensory Coffee Dispensers
These Costa Coffee Vending Machines Engage the Five Senses
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26
Chic Parisian-Inspired Bistros
Chic Parisian-Inspired Bistros
This Jakarta Bistro is Filled with Marble and Lush Plant Life
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25
Fresh Food Delivery Services
Fresh Food Delivery Services
This Service Now Delivers Fresh Food Along with Other Groceries
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24
Digital Menu Boards
Digital Menu Boards
This Fast Casual Restaurant Targets Millennials with High-Tech Innovations
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23
Eataly-Style Coffee Centers
Eataly-Style Coffee Centers
The New Starbucks Coffee Center Will Be Similar to a Fancy Food Hall
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22
Retail Technology Lounges
Retail Technology Lounges
This Lenovo Retail Location Encourages Shoppers to Experience Products
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21
Eclectic Fermented Pizza Restaurants
Eclectic Fermented Pizza Restaurants
400 Rabbits is a Pizza Joint Located in South East of London
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20
Curated Appointment-Only Shoe Shops
Curated Appointment-Only Shoe Shops
World of Niche in NYC Carries Only Three Kinds of Shoes
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19
Japanese Fashion Exhibitions
Japanese Fashion Exhibitions
The MR PORTER x BEAMS Exhibition in London is Japan-Inspired
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18
Collaborative Sales Books
Collaborative Sales Books
Dealstorming by Tim Sanders Helps to Solve Tough Sales Challenges
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17
Immersive Fragrance Boutiques
Immersive Fragrance Boutiques
This Arielle Shoshana Store Offers a Niche Shopping Experience
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16
3D Body Scanning Pods
3D Body Scanning Pods
The 'mPort' is a Body Scanner That Helps Users Find the Right-sized Clothes
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15
Pooch-Parking Services
Pooch-Parking Services
These Sidewalk Dog Kennels Allow Consumers to Temporarily Park Their Dog
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14
Immersive Underground Dining Concepts
Immersive Underground Dining Concepts
At This Nuremberg Restaurant, Guests are Greeted by the Chef
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13
Branded Soup Pop-Ups
Branded Soup Pop-Ups
This Famous Chef is Currently Running the Campbell's Pop-Up Shop
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12
Industrial Hybrid Lounges
Industrial Hybrid Lounges
This Pan-Caribbean Restaurant and Rum Bar Mixes Food, Music and Art
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11
Digital Flagship Beauty Stores
Digital Flagship Beauty Stores
The New NYX New Jersey Store Has an Interactive Makeup Station
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10
Experiential Football Boutiques
Experiential Football Boutiques
The Hat Trick Store in Alloza Features 100 Suspended Balls
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9
Velomobile-Sharing Services
Velomobile-Sharing Services
The Veemo Bike Share Service Would Cost About $0.20 Per Minute
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8
Shopping Smart Lockers
Shopping Smart Lockers
QikPod Lets Indian Shoppers Pick Up Packages With Ease
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7
Design Community Showrooms
Design Community Showrooms
The Provide Showroom in Vancouver Combines Modernity with Classicism
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6
Private Co-Working Communities
Private Co-Working Communities
The Neuehouse Los Angeles Recently Opened in Hollywood
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5
Stadium-Style Cafes
Stadium-Style Cafes
This New Starbucks Location in Las Vegas Features Communal Seating
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4
Customer-Focused Grocery Concepts
Customer-Focused Grocery Concepts
This Sofia Grocery Store Boasts an Elaborate Wine Department
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3
Nature-Inspired Juice Kiosks
Nature-Inspired Juice Kiosks
The Java Juice Kiosk is Located in a Mall in Perth, Australia
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2
Unisex Fragrance Container Pop-Ups
Unisex Fragrance Container Pop-Ups
This Experiential Activation in London Launched the New CK2
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1
Gourmet Convenience Retailers
Gourmet Convenience Retailers
Irish Convenience Store Has a New Food-Centric Retail Concept
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