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Top 95 Business Concepts in September

From Customized Loyalty Apps to Stylish Water Bars

— September 30, 2015 — Business
From water-only bars to Christmas in August campaigns and Twitter-powered shopping games, the top September 2015 business ideas put a huge emphasis on creating experiential adventures to drive business.

In-store, littleBits, Samsung and Pirch are examples of retailers that are creating engaging displays and spaces for consumers to experience products before possibly taking them home.

To drive purchases, interaction is being fueled by fun events and loyalty programs that emphasize experiences. At the Topshop Playland pop-up shop, consumers on the street have the chance to play an arcade game that is hosted on the entire front of the store. In order to make these kinds of share-worthy experiences the kind that consumers can take home, Neutrogena created a print ad that proves the power of its makeup wipes, by allowing consumers to remove a model's cosmetics.
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Rebranded Discount Platforms
Rebranded Discount Platforms
Groupon India Becomes Nearbuy in an Effort to Grow its Mobile Market
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94
Experiential Product Shops
Experiential Product Shops
CEO Samir Kulkarni Reveals What Leads Showcase Stores to Success
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93
Automatic Digital Wallet Top-Ups
Automatic Digital Wallet Top-Ups
A New Google Wallet Feature Allows Programmable Money Transfers
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92
Simplified Internet Routers
Simplified Internet Routers
Google's OnHub System is Set to Simplify Wi-Fi Connections
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91
App Data-Analyzing Platforms
App Data-Analyzing Platforms
Sensor Data Management Startup Sense360 Helps Developers Serve Better
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90
Social Brand Messengers
Social Brand Messengers
These Facebook Customer Service Tools Facilitate More Interaction
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89
Recipient-Focused Gifting Services
Recipient-Focused Gifting Services
The Loop Commerce E-Gift Service Leaves the Extreme Details Out
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88
Private Business Traveler Abodes
Private Business Traveler Abodes
The Airbnb Business Travel Program Provides Private Accomodations
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87
Lightweight Headphone Amplifiers
Lightweight Headphone Amplifiers
The Nexum Aqua is the World's Lightest No-Battery Music Enhancer
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86
International Student Housing Sites
International Student Housing Sites
'Nestpick' Matches Students with Their European Homes
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85
Cartoon-Themed Cookbooks
Cartoon-Themed Cookbooks
The Bob's Burgers Cookbook Contains Complicated Puns and Epic Sandwiches
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84
Artisan Gift Portals
Artisan Gift Portals
100 Mile Gifts Features Items Made by Local Canadian Artisans
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83
Punny Political Hot Sauces
Punny Political Hot Sauces
The 'Feel the Bern' Sauce Promotes Bernie Sanders' Political Campaign
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82
Sustainable Swimwear
Sustainable Swimwear
Speedo & Aquafil Created the World's First Swimwear Recycling Program
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81
Imperfect Produce Subscriptions
Imperfect Produce Subscriptions
The Startup Imperfect Repurposes Perfectly Edible Misshaped Food
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80
Retro-Inspired Camera Remotes
Retro-Inspired Camera Remotes
These Remote Shutters for Phones Resemble Old Film Gadgets
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79
Tablet-Equipped Dressing Rooms
Tablet-Equipped Dressing Rooms
This Retailer is Using Technology to Upgrade Standard Fitting Rooms
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78
Record-Breaking Car Auctions
Record-Breaking Car Auctions
The Pinnacle Portfolio Car Collection is Selling For $67 Million
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77
Map Guided Cookbooks
Map Guided Cookbooks
This Recipe Guide Uses Food Photography in a Map-Like Style
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76
B2B Gift Card Services
B2B Gift Card Services
DataCandy Helps Businesses Enter the World of Online Gift Cards
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75
Superimposed Trippy Posters
Superimposed Trippy Posters
The Designer 'Tind' Questions the Under-Appreciated Moire Effect
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74
Cereal-Inspired Wheat Beers
Cereal-Inspired Wheat Beers
This Craft Brewery Beer is Branded with the Iconic Wheaties Logo
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73
Used Makeup Retailers
Used Makeup Retailers
Glambot Santizes Shoppers' Old Makeup and Resells It at Discounted Prices
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72
Luggage Collection Services
Luggage Collection Services
This Service Will Collect a Customer's Airport Luggage for Them
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71
Fitting Room Shops
Fitting Room Shops
Modcloth's Pop-Up 'Fit Shop' Gives People Access to Online-Only Clothing
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70
Popular Peanut Butter Bars
Popular Peanut Butter Bars
Peanut Butter Brand Jif Has Expanded to Offer Pre-Packaged Granola Bars
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69
Mobile Watch Studios
Mobile Watch Studios
The Larsson & Jennings Portable Watch Studio Will Tour Across London
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68
Movie-Themed Board Games
Movie-Themed Board Games
Monopoly Announces the Release Date for its Back to the Future Version
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67
Luxury Business Travel Services
Luxury Business Travel Services
St Heliers House of Travel Arranges Home Consultations with Agents
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66
Nostalgic Cookie Treats
Nostalgic Cookie Treats
These Limited Edition Brownie Batter Oreos Pair Chocolate with Chocolate
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65
Fall Fashion Pop-Ups
Fall Fashion Pop-Ups
Landmark Atrium's Gucci Pop-Up Shop Features Luxe Autumnal Staples
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64
Conveniently Canned Cocktails
Conveniently Canned Cocktails
The Ballast Point Brewery Packaged Four Common Cocktails into Cans
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63
3D Image-Capturing Scanners
3D Image-Capturing Scanners
This Smartphone & Tablet Extension Allows Users to Capture 3D Images
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62
Apocalyptic Survival Kits
Apocalyptic Survival Kits
Battlbox Delivers Hardcore Survival Supplies to Subscribers' Doorsteps
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61
Swiss Analog Smartwatches
Swiss Analog Smartwatches
This Frederique Constant Smartwatch Pairs Refined Design with Tech
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60
Butter-Spreading Devices
Butter-Spreading Devices
The Spredo Butter Spreader Enhances Eating Corn on the Cob
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59
Natural Hair Drybars
Natural Hair Drybars
This Quick Service Salon Specializes in Beautiful Natural Styles
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58
Floating Fast Food Barges
Floating Fast Food Barges
A&W Creates a Floating Restaurant with a Water Accessible Drive Thru
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57
Two-In-One Razors
Two-In-One Razors
The 'Cobra Razor' is Ergonomically Designed as Both a Face and Head Razor
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56
60 Second Bargain Apps
60 Second Bargain Apps
Shopping Deals App Benjamin Gives Consumers Extremely Limited Time Offers
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55
Journeying Bag Campaigns
Journeying Bag Campaigns
'The Travelling Bags' Helps Students in Need with Back to School Shopping
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54
Ultramodern Airline Clubhouses
Ultramodern Airline Clubhouses
The Luxurious Qantas Lounge at Sydney Airport Has an Epic Spa
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53
Gratifying Airport Lounge Spas
Gratifying Airport Lounge Spas
The Virgin Atlantic JFK Lounge is in Unmistakably NYC Style
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52
Alcohol-Free Cocktail Bars
Alcohol-Free Cocktail Bars
This New London Restaurant Only Serves Alcohol-Free Drinks
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51
Premature Christmas Campaigns
Premature Christmas Campaigns
Selfridges Starts the Holidays Early with Christmas in August
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50
Hydrating All-Natural Beverages
Hydrating All-Natural Beverages
'Recovery Water' Refreshes While Reducing Muscle Damage & Fatigue
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49
Standalone Jewelry Departments
Standalone Jewelry Departments
This Family Jeweler Created a Separate Section Just for Silver
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48
Garden-Building Blocks
Garden-Building Blocks
The 'OrtoBrick' Lets You Create Your Very Own Home Herb Garden
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47
Beauty Lifestyle Boxes
Beauty Lifestyle Boxes
The 'Play! by Sephora' Makeup Subscriptions Come with Music & More
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46
Luxury Pet Plane Cabins
Luxury Pet Plane Cabins
These Designated Cabins Make Flying with a Pet Classy on American Airlines
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45
Ice Cream-Inspired Sneakers
Ice Cream-Inspired Sneakers
The Newest Puma Sneakers Reminisce on Summertime Snacks
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44
Customized Loyalty Apps
Customized Loyalty Apps
Friska and EPOSability Provide Personalized Offers to Their Customers
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43
Personal Shopping Suites
Personal Shopping Suites
Selfridges Now Has a Dedicated Space for Retail Consultations
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42
Stylish Water Bars
Stylish Water Bars
London's Selfridge's is Hosting a Water Bar for Its Exhibit on Ocean Plastic
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41
Gourmet Dinner Deliveries
Gourmet Dinner Deliveries
The 'Supper' Cars Aim to Deliver Gourmet-Quality Food Directly to Homes
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40
Photo-Based Retail Platforms
Photo-Based Retail Platforms
This Online Clothing Retailer is Using Snapchat to Sell Its Products
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39
High-End Thrift Shops
High-End Thrift Shops
This Second-Hand Retailer is Launching a Series of Designer Boutiques
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38
Holistic Airport Saunas
Holistic Airport Saunas
The Finnair Lounge at Helsinki Airport Boasts a Unisex Finnish Sauna
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37
Luxury Canine-Subscription Services
Luxury Canine-Subscription Services
This Subscription Service Delivers High-Quality Pet Food
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36
Eco Showering Devices
Eco Showering Devices
Apple and Alphabet Execs Invested in the Economical Shower Head by Nebia
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35
Eclectic Asian Eateries
Eclectic Asian Eateries
This Food Bazaar in Thailand Recreates the Experience of Chinatown Indoors
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34
Recycled Trash Sunglases
Recycled Trash Sunglases
Each Pair of 'RE-View' Sunglasses is Made Using Two Recycled CD or DVDs
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33
Spiritual Subscription Services
Spiritual Subscription Services
Gabby Bernstein's 'Get More Gabby' Has Tools for Self-Improvement
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32
Sci-Fi Cosmetic Collections
Sci-Fi Cosmetic Collections
Disney's Star Wars and CoverGirl Created an Epic Makeup Collection
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31
Flat-Comfort Airplane Seats
Flat-Comfort Airplane Seats
The Virgin Australia Airline Unveiled Super Comfortable Business Seats
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30
Comfortable Unisex Collections
Comfortable Unisex Collections
This Veritecouer Fall Line Appeals to Both Genders
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29
Electronic Notepads
Electronic Notepads
The 'Boogie Board Jot 8.5' Functions Like a Notepad and Computer Combined
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28
Virtual Flower Shops
Virtual Flower Shops
This Online Retailer is Changing the Way Consumers Buy Flowers
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27
Millennial Employment Infographics
Millennial Employment Infographics
This Chart Contains Many Insightful Workforce Statistics
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26
Luxury Appliance Stores
Luxury Appliance Stores
Shoppers Can Take a Shower at This New High-End Appliance Store
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25
Experiential Rewards Programs
Experiential Rewards Programs
Holt Renfrew Icon Privileges Earns Experiences Rather Than Points
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24
Hip Cereal Cafes
Hip Cereal Cafes
This New Breakfast-Themed Bar Will Let Customers Mix and Match Different Cereals
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Competitive Food Truck Battles
Competitive Food Truck Battles
This Online Comparison Service Threw a Competitive Food Festival
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Maze-Like Child Boutiques
Maze-Like Child Boutiques
The 'Kindo' Store Combines a Sense of Play with High-End Clothing
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High-End Electric Motorcycles
High-End Electric Motorcycles
Jans Shaplin Creates a Concept For a Tesla Motorbike
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Elegant Skincare Outposts
Elegant Skincare Outposts
The Aesop Toronto Boutique is an Understated Retail Heaven
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Entrepreneurial Advice Charts
Entrepreneurial Advice Charts
This Entrepreneur Infographic Lists Things To Do and Not To Do
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Homey Craft Shops
Homey Craft Shops
Pony Craft's Cozy Store Makes the Search for Materials Organized
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Automatic Bartenders
Automatic Bartenders
The Foxtender is an Alcohol Vending Machine with a Compatible Payment App
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16
Drive-Thru Grocery Stores
Drive-Thru Grocery Stores
Amazon Plans to Launch a New Type of Food Store in California
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In-Store Boutiques
In-Store Boutiques
John Lewis' In-Store Shop Highlights Noteworthy Products with Pop-Up Displays
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Interactive Skincare Ads
Interactive Skincare Ads
Neutrogena's Hands-On Ad Entertains While Selling Makeup Removal Wipes
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13
Succulent Retail Concepts
Succulent Retail Concepts
Kaktus Kobenhavn is a Cactus-Centric Lifestyle Shop in Copenhagen
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12
Positivity-Rewarding Cafes
Positivity-Rewarding Cafes
Marmite's Twitter Shop Treats 'Lovers' for Free, While 'Haters' Pay
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11
Twitter-Powered Shopping Cranes
Twitter-Powered Shopping Cranes
The Topshop Playland Pop-Up Lets Visitors Pay with a Tweet
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10
Experiential Tech Shops
Experiential Tech Shops
Ontario's First Retail Samsung Store Emphasizes Consumer Engagement
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9
VR Real Estate Tours
VR Real Estate Tours
Harrods Estates Provided Comprehensive Tours of London Apartments
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8
Customized Candy Studios
Customized Candy Studios
Kit Kat's Custom Chocolate Bar Pop-Up Lets Customers Create new Flavors
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7
Sports Lab Interactive Retail
Sports Lab Interactive Retail
The New ASICS Flagship in Paris Offer High-Tech Customization
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6
Food Truck Fashion Boutiques
Food Truck Fashion Boutiques
The Ardillas United Brand Converted a Doritos Truck to a Mobile Shop
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5
Experimental Fashion Pop-Ups
Experimental Fashion Pop-Ups
This Imaginative Pop-Up Shop Offers a Number of Convenient Services
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4
Book-Shaped Business Cards
Book-Shaped Business Cards
These Business Cards Cleverly Reflect the Company's Product
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3
Interactive Electronics Shops
Interactive Electronics Shops
The littleBits Pop-Up Store is Part Retail Space and Part Laboratory
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2
Inexpensive 3D-Printed Villas
Inexpensive 3D-Printed Villas
This Mind-Blowing House Was Built in Just 10 Days Using a 3D Printer
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Fast Casual Street Cafes
Fast Casual Street Cafes
Lumee is a Bahrain Restaurant Boasting a Contemporary Heritage Style
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