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Top 100 Business Ideas in November

From Touchless Payment Programs to Custom Retail Spaces

— November 28, 2015 — Tech
As seen in the November 2015 business ideas, opportunities for entrepreneurial individuals are becoming more available than ever thanks to innovations like networking platforms for freelancers, services for granting small business loans and more.

Since LinkedIn is known by many as the go-to network for professionals online, it launched the 'Picture Opportunity Tour' via a truck to give people the chance to get a proper headshot photo, as well a profile feedback on the spot.

Other inventive ideas in business to look forward to in the near future include retail concepts that will be staffed entirely by robots, widespread touchless payment systems and heat-sensitive retail mirrors that show off the unique properties of a garment. On the consumer side, these innovations are not only streamlined and secure, but also more entertaining.
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Bookshelf-Digitizing Apps
Bookshelf-Digitizing Apps
Shelfie Lets You Digitize Books By Giving You Free eBook Copies
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99
Social Identity Services
Social Identity Services
Identity Verification Start-Up 'Veridu Measures a User's Social Footprint
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98
Home Improvement Apps
Home Improvement Apps
Facebook Messenger Now Provides Handyman Recommendations Through Pro.com
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97
Gender-Bending Vampire Novels
Gender-Bending Vampire Novels
This Twilight Sequel Reverses the Roles of Bella and Edward
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96
Freelance Networking Platforms
Freelance Networking Platforms
This Service Helps Digital Artists Promote Their Services
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95
Robot-Run Concept Stores
Robot-Run Concept Stores
This Retail Outlet Will Be Staffed by Robot Workers
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94
Free Accommodation Platforms
Free Accommodation Platforms
Home Swapping App NightSwapping Takes Money Out of the Equation
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93
Body Positive Styling Services
Body Positive Styling Services
This Service Helps Plus-Size Women Find the Perfect Clothing
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92
Humorously Re-Titled Wizard Books
Humorously Re-Titled Wizard Books
These Harry Potter Books are Given Brutally Honest Titles
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91
Freelancer Networking Plaforms
Freelancer Networking Plaforms
Linkedin's 'ProFinder' Connects Companies to Freelance Workers
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90
Customer-Designed Fast Food Menus
Customer-Designed Fast Food Menus
The New Taco Bell Website Includes a Fully Customizable Menu
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89
Fulfilling Career Guides
Fulfilling Career Guides
This Graphic By 'Weekdone' Aims to Address and Rid Negative Work Feelings
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88
Summarized News Apps
Summarized News Apps
Pipes Provides Straight-Forward News by Describing an Article's 4 Main Points
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87
Long-Lasting Fashion Lipsticks
Long-Lasting Fashion Lipsticks
Clothing Brand H&M's Velvet Lip Cream Has Incredible Staying Power
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86
Cultural Subscription Services
Cultural Subscription Services
This Service Helps Consumers Learn About Different Cultures
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85
Male-Targeted Resale Services
Male-Targeted Resale Services
This Company Helps Men Exchange Their Unwanted Clothing
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84
Touchscreen Smart Rings
Touchscreen Smart Rings
Apple's Newest Piece of Wearable Technology Will Record Hand-Written Notes
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Business Book GIFs
Business Book GIFs
Snaploop Creates GIFs for Business that Summarize Books
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82
Ancient Electric Cars
Ancient Electric Cars
The 1905 Woods Queen Victoria Brougham Sold For $95,000
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81
Ultra-Long Range Airplanes
Ultra-Long Range Airplanes
The New Airbus A350-900 Will Service 19-Hour Direct Flights
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80
Airport Movie Kiosks
Airport Movie Kiosks
Digiboo Offers Fast Film Downloads For Jet-Setting Travelers
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79
Brain Tai Chi Apps
Brain Tai Chi Apps
This Relaxation App Was Designed Using EEG to Lull Users into a Calm State
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78
Artificially Icy Weddings
Artificially Icy Weddings
This Asian Company Provides Nuptual Celebrations with Artificial Snow
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Touchless Payment Programs
Touchless Payment Programs
This New MasterCard Program Uses Contactless Payment Terminals
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Future Festival Day 2
Future Festival Day 2
Team-Based Workshops and Toronto-Wide Trend Safaris
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Custom Retail Spaces
Custom Retail Spaces
The Store & Teenage Engineering are Collaborating on an Experimental NYC Shop
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74
Co-Branded Blanket Fashion
Co-Branded Blanket Fashion
Pendleton Woolen Mills Partnered with Ugg & Levi to Create Hip Looks
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73
Media Behavior Infographics
Media Behavior Infographics
These Detailed Graphics Reveal Just How Much Time We Spend Online
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72
Hair Extension Startups
Hair Extension Startups
'Love's in the Hair' Provides Affordable High Quality Hair Extensions
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71
Refurbished Foliage Offices
Refurbished Foliage Offices
This Old House was Transformed Into a Plant-Consumed Office Building
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70
Future Festival Day 1
Future Festival Day 1
Day 1 Featured Innovation Keynotes and Our 2016 Trend Report
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69
Four-Storey Island Resorts
Four-Storey Island Resorts
This Luxury Resort is Perched Atop a Rock in the Middle of the Ocean
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68
Cannabis Subscription Services
Cannabis Subscription Services
This Service Offers the Medical Qualities of Marijuana Without THC
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67
Helpful Startup Guides
Helpful Startup Guides
This Infographic Shares Helpful Tips on Creating an Online Business
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66
Social Media Clothing Communities
Social Media Clothing Communities
Wavey Garms is an Online Marketplace for Apparel Bartering
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Cozy Low-Cost Abodes
Cozy Low-Cost Abodes
These Affordable Homes Could Become Mexico's Public Housing Units
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Maternal-Inspired Restaurants
Maternal-Inspired Restaurants
The 'Mrs Mi' Eatery was Designed to Honor the Owner's Mother
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Neutral Couture Retail Spaces
Neutral Couture Retail Spaces
This Seoul Department Store Overhauled Its Luxury Womens Floors
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62
Multi-Level Airplane Seating
Multi-Level Airplane Seating
This Airbus Patent Proposes Stadium-Style Seating for Plane Travel
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61
Secondhand Furniture Marketplaces
Secondhand Furniture Marketplaces
'Move Loot' Will Transport Heavy Secondhand Goods for You
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60
Curved Computer Displays
Curved Computer Displays
HP's 'Envy' Boasts a Wide 34-Inch Curved Screen with Incredible Graphics
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59
Gourmet Sandwich Carts
Gourmet Sandwich Carts
This Company Sells Decadent Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
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58
Simple Historic Flagship Shops
Simple Historic Flagship Shops
The Peserico Store in Florence Boasts a Monochrome Look
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57
Decadent Doughnut Bars
Decadent Doughnut Bars
This Australian Dessert Restaurant is the Home of the Tella Ball
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56
Curated Lunch Deliveries
Curated Lunch Deliveries
'Pop' is a Lunch Delivery Service That Bring Meals in Under 15 Minutes
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Biometric Identification Platforms
Biometric Identification Platforms
VerifyMe's System Measures Faces, Voices, Retinas and More
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54
Future Festival Kick-Off Party
Future Festival Kick-Off Party
Future Festival Night One Had Molecular Cocktails and Robots
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Comprehensive Logo Catalogs
Comprehensive Logo Catalogs
This Graphic Design Book is a Collection of 6,000 Corporate Logos
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52
Pencil-Only Boutiques
Pencil-Only Boutiques
This Unique New York Store Exclusively Sells Pencils and Pencil Accessories
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51
Portable Espresso Machines
Portable Espresso Machines
The 'Sippy' is a Brewer and Container for Perfect Coffee to Go
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50
Boozy Bath Pop-Ups
Boozy Bath Pop-Ups
This Pop-Up Event by 'Bathstore' Brings Champagne Bubble Baths to Consumers
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Chic Commuter Boutiques
Chic Commuter Boutiques
Toronto Eaton Centre's Mobile Closet Makes Fashion Accessible
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48
Professional Headshot Tours
Professional Headshot Tours
LinkedIn is Touring the US to Give Profile Advice and Headshots
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Heat-Sensitive Retail Mirrors
Heat-Sensitive Retail Mirrors
The Smart Mirrors Show Off Uniqlo's Heattech Thermal Line in Action
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Small Business Lending Platforms
Small Business Lending Platforms
Lendified is a Tech-Powered Solution for Canadian Small Biz Loans
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Creative Ideation Guides
Creative Ideation Guides
This Infographic Examines Behaviors That are Key to Having Great Ideas
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Hotel Pop-Up Shops
Hotel Pop-Up Shops
Shoe Retailer Everlane is Presenting Its Online Products in Hip American Hotels
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Solar-Powered Refrigerators
Solar-Powered Refrigerators
This Nigerian Start-Up Offers Cold Storage on a Pay-As-You-Store Basis
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42
Wall-Free Office Spaces
Wall-Free Office Spaces
The Newest 'Homeploish' Offices Resemble a Labratory of Interior Design
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Wizardly Wrapped Candles
Wizardly Wrapped Candles
The Packaging Design for 'Smells Like Spells' Uses a Sense of Witchcraft
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40
Curated Design Shops
Curated Design Shops
'Wanted Design' Opened Its First Retail Store in Brooklyn's Sunset Park
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Punny Millennial Book Characters
Punny Millennial Book Characters
These ‘Mr. Men’ Books Mock Current Social Culture Lifestyles
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Curated 3D Printed Boutiques
Curated 3D Printed Boutiques
3D Printing Marketplace Formsfield Focuses on Quality Office Items
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Quintessentially Parisian Shops
Quintessentially Parisian Shops
The New Marie Sixtine Boutique in Paris Resembles an Apartment
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Headlight-Flashing Helmets
Headlight-Flashing Helmets
The Torch T2 Biking Helmet Helps Cyclists Be Seen from All Angles
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Rejuvenating Holiday Pop-Ups
Rejuvenating Holiday Pop-Ups
This RBC Avion Shop Rewards Customers for the Holidays
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34
Later Success Infographics
Later Success Infographics
This Chart Lists Wealthy Individuals That Made It Big Later in Life
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High-Tech Immersive News
High-Tech Immersive News
This Virtual Reality Film Documents the Experience of Children in War
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Literal Book Bags
Literal Book Bags
This Collection of Totes Looks Like Over-Sized Popular Novels
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Military-Inspired Food Trucks
Military-Inspired Food Trucks
This Burrito Cart is Modeled After a World War II Bomber Plane
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Cheeky Tech-Free Smartphones
Cheeky Tech-Free Smartphones
The NoPhone Zero Humorously Helps Technology Addicts Disconnect
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Customizable Fragrance Studios
Customizable Fragrance Studios
This Retailer Lets Consumers Personalize the Perfect Scent
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Whiteout Menswear Boutiques
Whiteout Menswear Boutiques
The Likelihood Store in Seattle is a Hip Menswear Boutique
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Mood-Matching T-Shirts
Mood-Matching T-Shirts
Uniqlo's UMood Technology Uses Neuroscience To Help You Dress For Your Mood
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Personalized Pizza Bars
Personalized Pizza Bars
Blaze Pizza Builds and Cooks Custom Fast-Fired Pizzas On the Spot
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Visionary Modern Airlines
Visionary Modern Airlines
This Airline of the Future is App-Connected and Offers "Cinema Class"
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Massive Multicultural Markets
Massive Multicultural Markets
The Anthony Bourdain Food Market Will Host 100 International Vendors
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Old World Pharmacy Branding
Old World Pharmacy Branding
Rumeli70 is a New Pharmacy Located in the Busy Heart of Istanbul
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Selfie Vending Machines
Selfie Vending Machines
This Japanese Beverage Dispenser Offers a Complimentary Portrait
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Pop-Up Retail Cubes
Pop-Up Retail Cubes
The Pop Up Box Helps Create Shopping Spaces in Public Areas
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Mobile Falafel Carts
Mobile Falafel Carts
This Vibrant Food Truck Specializes in Mediterranean Cuisine
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Supermodel Photo Books
Supermodel Photo Books
The Gisele Bundchen Luxury Book Includes Intimate Shots and a High Pricetag
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Vintage Leather Duffel Bags
Vintage Leather Duffel Bags
This Kendal & Hyde Bag Looks Like It Could've Been Your Grandparents'
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Rustic Eyewear Displays
Rustic Eyewear Displays
The Andy Wolf Eyewear Concept System is Modern Rustic Merchandising
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Pop-Up Christmas Cards
Pop-Up Christmas Cards
Nalacards Surprises with Intricate 3D Sculptures and Beautiful Handwriting
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Pre-Packaged Lunch Kits
Pre-Packaged Lunch Kits
Scrumpt is a Food Delivery Service That Aids Time-Starved Parents
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Plastic Bottle Shingles
Plastic Bottle Shingles
These Upcycled Plastic Bottles are Made Into Sustainable Roofing Tiles
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13
Personal Air Conditioners
Personal Air Conditioners
'Evapolar' Cools an Immediate Area Instead of a Whole Room at the Office
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12
Sand-Covered Gyms
Sand-Covered Gyms
This Gym Covered One Room with a Sand Floor to Intensify Workouts
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11
Members-Only Coffee Shops
Members-Only Coffee Shops
This Small Cafe in New York Offers Bottomless Coffee for a Monthly Fee
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Pop-Up Flower Shops
Pop-Up Flower Shops
This Artist Created a Conceptual Store Filled with Gorgeous Floral Displays
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Ergonomic Lap Desks
Ergonomic Lap Desks
The 'LapPad' is a Transportable Lap Desk That Can Be Used Anywhere
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Mobile Wood Oven Pizzarias
Mobile Wood Oven Pizzarias
This Food Truck is Equipped with a Fully Functional Wood-Fired Oven
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Homey Bar Cafes
Homey Bar Cafes
The La Maison Bleue Cafe Combines an Eatery, a Bar and a Quaint Cafe
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Menswear E-Commerce Sites
Menswear E-Commerce Sites
'JackThreads' is Shifting from Selling Other Brands to Its Own Label
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Food Factory Eateries
Food Factory Eateries
This Korean BBQ Restaurant was Designed by ARTTA Concept Studio
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4
Hybrid Bookshop Cafes
Hybrid Bookshop Cafes
This Quaint Istanbul Bookshop Has a Cafe and Swingsets
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3
Hyper-Masculine Barbershop Designs
Hyper-Masculine Barbershop Designs
The Black Beard Barbershop in Moscow is Typically Male-Focused
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2
Child-Oriented Cafes
Child-Oriented Cafes
The ‘28 For’ Coffee Shop Features Children's Play Areas & Walls to Draw On
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Shipping Container Food Trucks
Shipping Container Food Trucks
This Company Sells Wood Oven Pizza from a Converted Truck
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