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Top 100 Business Innovations in October

From Camping Gear Rentals to Night Owl Co-Working Spaces

— October 30, 2016 — Business
These October 2016 business innovations range from camping gear rental services to night owl co-working spaces. While 'The Camp Kit' gives outdoorsy consumers access to premium camping gear rentals that don't break the bank, Manila's Diligence Cafe caters to freelancers who prefer being productive at odd hours that don't fall into the traditional 9 to 5 office schedule.

The month's other notable business ideas include at-home medical test kits like EverlyWell's subscription that aims to make clinical tests easily accessible to the masses -- especially those who may not have health insurance or others who simply cannot afford to invest in frequent doctor's visits.

Other memorable October 2016 business innovations range from multicultural makeup flagships to Korean beauty subscriptions that target consumers looking to try Asian-inspired beauty products.
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Activity
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98
Phone-Based Suit Shops
Phone-Based Suit Shops
'Difference' Specializes in Customization by Phone
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97
Intelligent Invoicing Apps
Intelligent Invoicing Apps
This Accounts Payable App Offers Organized Invoice Management
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96
Subway Reading Promotions
Subway Reading Promotions
New York Subways are Offering Free Wifi and eBook Access in 175 Stations
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95
Streamlined TV Pizza Ordering
Streamlined TV Pizza Ordering
Papa John's new Pizza Service Was Made Just for Apple TV Users
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94
Shoppable Runway Shows
Shoppable Runway Shows
Topshop Unique is Experimenting with a New 'Runway-to-Retail' Format
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93
Pizza Delivery Drones
Pizza Delivery Drones
Domino's is Experimenting with a 3D-Printed Drone Delivery Service
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92
Streamlined Staffing Apps
Streamlined Staffing Apps
The StaffHub App Helps You Plan and Schedule Shifts
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91
Obsolete Cellphone Sale Programs
Obsolete Cellphone Sale Programs
The eBay Quick Sale Program Lets You Easily Sell Old Phones
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90
Future Festival 2016
Future Festival 2016
Trend Hunter's Future Festival Showcases the Work of Top Industry Innovators
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89
Cost-Comparing Healthcare Apps
Cost-Comparing Healthcare Apps
The FH Cost Lookup CT App Compares Costs Of Medical Services
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88
Coded Voice Contests
Coded Voice Contests
Ted Baker's Newest Campaign Takes Advantage of Google Voice Search
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87
Future Festival 2016
Future Festival 2016
Future Festival Gives Attendees One-on-One Time with the Trend Hunter Team
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86
Future Festival 2016
Future Festival 2016
Trend Hunter's Future Festival Takes Attendees Beyond the Conference Room
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85
Streamlined Money Transfer Apps
Streamlined Money Transfer Apps
The Exchange4free App Enables Cross-Border Money Transfers
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84
Productivity-Focused Dashboard Tools
Productivity-Focused Dashboard Tools
The 'Whubi' Productivity Tool Supercharges Task Management
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83
Cryptocurrency-Tipping Browsers
Cryptocurrency-Tipping Browsers
The Brave App Lets You Tip Websites Using Bitcoins
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82
Multicultural Parenting Magazines
Multicultural Parenting Magazines
This Magazine Was Created to Target Hispanic Millennial Mothers
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81
Palm-Scanning ATMs
Palm-Scanning ATMs
Japan's Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank is Experimenting with Biometric Identification
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80
Transformative Car-Dealing Apps
Transformative Car-Dealing Apps
The Blinker App Helps People Easily Buy and Sell Used Vehicles
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79
Pet-Friendly Parlor Branding
Pet-Friendly Parlor Branding
The Rey Cacao Ice Cream Store Offers Treats in Costa Rica
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78
Socialite Sibling Pop-Ups
Socialite Sibling Pop-Ups
The Kendall + Kylie Pop-Up Shop Features the Fall 2016 Lineup
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77
iPhone Photographer Apps
iPhone Photographer Apps
PhotoSesh Lite Lets NYC Users Hire a Professional iPhone Photographer
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76
Scheduled Grocery Delivery Services
Scheduled Grocery Delivery Services
Shipt Lets You Get Groceries Delivered To You Within An Hour
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75
Reflective Fashion Flagships
Reflective Fashion Flagships
This Store Will Mark Cav Empt's First Physical Brick and Mortar Shop
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74
Cloud-Based Signage Systems
Cloud-Based Signage Systems
This Cloud Digital Signage System Saves Business Owners Time and Money
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73
Festival Grocery Deliveries
Festival Grocery Deliveries
Portugese Festival-Attendees Can Order Groceries Delivery to the Event
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72
Flamboyant Branded Shipping Boxes
Flamboyant Branded Shipping Boxes
The Birchbox Cardboard Boxes Create eCommerce Prestige
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71
Autonomous Delivery Buggies
Autonomous Delivery Buggies
JD's "Drone" Delivery Technology Transports Packages
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70
Self-Driven Ridesharing Services
Self-Driven Ridesharing Services
The Spiri Carpool Service Lets You Be the Driver
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69
Niche Barbershop Software
Niche Barbershop Software
The Squire Platform is Only for Barbershops and Their Customers
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68
Resume-Maximizing Apps
Resume-Maximizing Apps
'Vanilla' Cuts Out Clutter When Creating a Professional Resume
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67
4K Video Conference Cameras
4K Video Conference Cameras
The PanaCast Panoramic 4K USB Cameras Provide Exceptional Clarity
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66
Food Truck Trivia Promotions
Food Truck Trivia Promotions
This Dessert Truck Offers a Playful Experience for Its Customers
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65
Urban Food Truck Finders
Urban Food Truck Finders
This Useful Interactive Map Gives People Easy Access to Food Trucks
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64
Monthly Masculine Box Subscriptions
Monthly Masculine Box Subscriptions
Birchbox Man Provides Essential Products without Shopping
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63
State Fair Food Pop-Ups
State Fair Food Pop-Ups
The State Fair Treats Pop-Up Will Bring Deep-fried Creations to the Masses
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62
Graphic Yogurt Branding
Graphic Yogurt Branding
These Healthy Yogurts Come in a Variety of Dynamic Flavors
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61
Automated Sales Platforms
Automated Sales Platforms
PlusMargin is a Persuasion Automation Solution That Increases Revenue
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60
Sleek Campus Entertainment Venues
Sleek Campus Entertainment Venues
The Pit Pub is Situated in the UBC Nest Student Union Building
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59
Bot-Powered Insurance Plans
Bot-Powered Insurance Plans
Lemonade is a Low-Cost P2P Insurance Provider
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58
Trellis-Inspired Florist Packaging
Trellis-Inspired Florist Packaging
The Modern Flower Co. Branding is Geometrically Modern
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57
Shared Electric Cars
Shared Electric Cars
The 'Amber One' is Designed for Sharing Rather Than Ownership
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56
Coffee Shop Brunch Menus
Coffee Shop Brunch Menus
Starbucks Recently Began Testing a Weekend-Only Brunch Menu
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55
Brand-Promoting Maple Syrups
Brand-Promoting Maple Syrups
These Maple Syrups Were Created as Gifts by a Design Agency
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54
Flowery Streetwear Storefronts
Flowery Streetwear Storefronts
Stussy New York Promoted Its New Line with a Flower Installation
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53
Chef-Driven Dining Concepts
Chef-Driven Dining Concepts
'Mexicue' is a Food Brand That Blends Cuisines, Services and Models
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52
Animated QR Codes
Animated QR Codes
'QR-Code' Lets Users Create Colorful, Animated QR Codes That Actually Scan
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51
Sculptural Store Displays
Sculptural Store Displays
This Luxury Clothing Store Features Perforated Metal Sculptures
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50
Cultural Beauty Boutiques
Cultural Beauty Boutiques
These Stores Feature Some of the Best Korean Cosmetics on the Market
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49
Music-Minded Rental Suites
Music-Minded Rental Suites
Sonos and Rough Trade Joined to Create a Music-Geared Experience
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48
Intelligent Influencer Tools
Intelligent Influencer Tools
Sapie Space Uses Machine Learning to Find Social Influencers
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47
Upscale Packaged Coffee Branding
Upscale Packaged Coffee Branding
The Father Coffee Packaging is Color-Coded for Convenience
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46
Localized Japanese Retailers
Localized Japanese Retailers
UNIQLO Will Open Its First Canadian Store at the Toronto Eaton Centre
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45
Refurbished Smartphone Businesses
Refurbished Smartphone Businesses
Amazon India Launched a Service That Sells Repurposed Phones
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44
Camping Gear Rental Services
Camping Gear Rental Services
'The Camp Kit' Provides Campers with Rental Gear to Head Outdoors
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43
Night Owl Co-Working Spaces
Night Owl Co-Working Spaces
This Late Night Cafe in the Philippines is Open From 3pm to 7am
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42
Luxury Gas Station Clubs
Luxury Gas Station Clubs
This New Line of Gas Stations will be a Member Club for the Affluent
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41
Shoppable Ready-to-Wear Runways
Shoppable Ready-to-Wear Runways
The Tom Ford Fall/Winter Collection Can Now Be Purchased Online
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40
Customized Website Experiences
Customized Website Experiences
Bounce Exchange Helps Companies Tailor Their Ads, Emails and More
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39
American-Inspired Frozen Meals
American-Inspired Frozen Meals
The Shack is Now Offering Ready-Made American Meals for Foodies
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38
Korean Beauty Subscriptions
Korean Beauty Subscriptions
Memebox Offers Niche Cosmetic Kits for Varying Skin Concerns
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37
Waste-Reducing Food Trucks
Waste-Reducing Food Trucks
This Truck Reduces Food Waste by Creating Dishes from Unusual Animals
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36
Deceptive Bike Shipping Boxes
Deceptive Bike Shipping Boxes
VanMoof is Shipping Out Bikes in Flat Screen TV Boxes to Stop Damage
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35
Boutique-Inspired Coffee Cafes
Boutique-Inspired Coffee Cafes
Bibelot in South Melbourne Provides Artisanal Treats and More
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34
At-Home Medical Tests
At-Home Medical Tests
Health Testing Startup EverlyWell Makes Clinical Testing More Available
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33
Plant-Based Bakeries
Plant-Based Bakeries
'Sweets by CHLOE' is a New Vegan Offshoot from Chloe Coscarelli
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32
Startup Pitch Aggregators
Startup Pitch Aggregators
'Startup Pitch Decks' Gives Hopeful Startups a Look at Successful Decks
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31
Online Marketplace Builders
Online Marketplace Builders
'Workify' Helps Entrepreneurs Generate Revenue without Working More
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30
Mirrored Tech Brand Headquarters
Mirrored Tech Brand Headquarters
The New Dyson Buildings are Futuristic and Secretive
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29
Buffet-Style Frozen Food Stores
Buffet-Style Frozen Food Stores
This Store Exclusively Sells Frozen Foods for Convenient Cooking
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28
Suspension eCommerce Packaging
Suspension eCommerce Packaging
The Brewhive Shipping Bottle Boxes Ensure No Broken Bottles
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27
Eclectic Sports Retail Stores
Eclectic Sports Retail Stores
These PUMA Black Label Stores Were Placed in China and Japan
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26
South Korean Beauty Flagships
South Korean Beauty Flagships
TonyMoly's New York Store Gives Americans Access to Asian Cosmetics
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25
Hybrid Accessory Shipping Boxes
Hybrid Accessory Shipping Boxes
The totallee iPhone Case Box Blends Shipping and Retail Aesthetics
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24
Fairy Tale-Themed Cafes
Fairy Tale-Themed Cafes
The Beauty and the Beast Cafe in Japan Whisks Visitors Away
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23
Automotive Homeshare Marketing Promotions
Automotive Homeshare Marketing Promotions
Audi and Airbnb Teamed Up to Celebrate the Emmy Awards
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22
Conversational Clothing Shipping Boxes
Conversational Clothing Shipping Boxes
The Bush & Leavenworth Clothes Packaging is Encouraging
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21
Movement-Sensing Pop-Ups
Movement-Sensing Pop-Ups
Kingsmen Projects Has Allowed Brands to Create More Informative Pop-Ups
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20
Upscale Pet Grooming Studios
Upscale Pet Grooming Studios
This Pet Cafe Was Designed for Both Pets and Their Owners
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19
Specialized Vodka Bottles
Specialized Vodka Bottles
Grey Goose's New Vodka Branding Diverts from the Company's Usual Designs
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18
Alcoholic Juice Bars
Alcoholic Juice Bars
This Juice and Smoothie Bar Switches to Serving Healthy Cocktails at Night
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17
Eco-Friendly Wine Packaging
Eco-Friendly Wine Packaging
'WinePacks' Bottle Boxes Ensure Wine is Delivered Cost-Effectively
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16
VR Taco Promotions
VR Taco Promotions
Taco Bell is Setting Up an Immersive VR Arcade to Kick Off Its Latest Promotion
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15
Rebranded Americana Clothing
Rebranded Americana Clothing
Abercrombie & Fitch's Fall Clothes Reveal a New Style for the Brand
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14
Meditative Co-Working Studios
Meditative Co-Working Studios
Flow Yoga Center Offers a Unique Take on the Co-Working Space
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13
Inflatable Irish Pubs
Inflatable Irish Pubs
Paddy Wagon Pub Provides Bouncy Castle Bars for Backyard Events
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12
Yogic Co-Working Offices
Yogic Co-Working Offices
New Love City Provides Unlimited Yoga and a Collaborative Workspace
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11
Post Office Bakeries
Post Office Bakeries
The Margot Craft Bakery in London is in a Converted Post Office Location
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10
Burger-Free Fast Food Joints
Burger-Free Fast Food Joints
The Newest McCafé Restaurant Does Not Serve Burgers, Fries or Nuggets
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9
Urban Millennial Clothing Collections
Urban Millennial Clothing Collections
The New Under Armour Collection Will Be Debuted at NYFW
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8
Modernized Rustic Cafes
Modernized Rustic Cafes
This Cafe Space Combines Contemporary Elements with Rustic Decor
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7
Digital Food Truck Displays
Digital Food Truck Displays
These Digital Displays Were Created to Decorate Food Trucks
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6
Wholesome Beauty Retailers
Wholesome Beauty Retailers
Skin Food's Queens New York Flagship Boasts Grocery-Inspired Displays
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5
Board Game Pop-Up Hotels
Board Game Pop-Up Hotels
The McDonald's Monopoly Hotel Publicity Campaign Brings the Game to Life
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4
Robot-Run Pizzerias
Robot-Run Pizzerias
'Zume Pizza' Uses Robots to Makes Its Pies
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3
Recipe-Themed Grocery Displays
Recipe-Themed Grocery Displays
Waitrose's In-Store Shelving Shares Meal Ideas with Shoppers
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2
Graphic Frozen Food Aisles
Graphic Frozen Food Aisles
Supermarket WM's In-Store Merchandising Features Vivid Hues and Icons
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1
Accessible Grocery Store Layouts
Accessible Grocery Store Layouts
The New Checkers Hyper Store Layout Features Greater Sight Lines
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