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Top 40 New Venture Concepts in September

From Used Makeup Retailers to Renter Tattletale Services

— September 30, 2015 — Business
If the September 2015 new ventures are any indication, there are plenty of inspiring opportunities for budding entrepreneurs to capitalize on. Some of these new business ideas are boldly experimental, like Glambot taking in used consumer cosmetics, sterilizing them and putting them up for resale.

Other unusual examples include alcohol-free bars, online-only bakeries and subscription services that will provide shipments of oddly-shaped or ugly produce to consumers. Gleaning inspiration from these unusual endeavors, it's clear that there's plenty of room for even more unusual, niche business concepts well beyond just the food, drinks and beauty industries.

In the spirit of branching out and trying something new, Sephora recently introduced a beauty subscription box, while Tabasco has finally opened up its own spicy hot sauce-themed restaurant.
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Shared-Viewing Streaming Extensions
Shared-Viewing Streaming Extensions
The Showgoers Extension Lets You Link Your Netflix Accounts
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Home-Delivered Cobbler Services
Home-Delivered Cobbler Services
Cobbler Concierge Provides Shoe Repair Without Leaving the House
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38
Crowdfunded Gaming Sites
Crowdfunded Gaming Sites
This Platform Allows Users to Finance New Computer Games
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Financial Advisor Apps
Financial Advisor Apps
'Even' is a Virtual Financial Manager for Stressless Money Management
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Marijuana-Locating Apps
Marijuana-Locating Apps
'Blaze Now' Helps Users Rate and Find Marijuana Dispensaries
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35
Renter Tattletale Services
Renter Tattletale Services
Building Snitch Helps Landlords Uncover Illegal Rentals on Airbnb
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Home Business Apps
Home Business Apps
Ishippo Provides Business Owners With Logistical Solutions
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Simplified Tax Apps
Simplified Tax Apps
The 'Sensibill' App Takes the Stress Out of Doing Taxes
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Kid-Made Cosmetics
Kid-Made Cosmetics
The First-Graders at Elm Street Elementary School Make and Sell Sugar Scrubs
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Simplified Internet Routers
Simplified Internet Routers
Google's OnHub System is Set to Simplify Wi-Fi Connections
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App Data-Analyzing Platforms
App Data-Analyzing Platforms
Sensor Data Management Startup Sense360 Helps Developers Serve Better
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On-Demand Locksmith Apps
On-Demand Locksmith Apps
This Service Allows Customers to Request a Locksmith at a Fixed Price
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Experiential Gifting Apps
Experiential Gifting Apps
GiftCaddies Makes It Easy to Send a Gift Activity Seamlessly
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Refreshment-Gifting Apps
Refreshment-Gifting Apps
'Guusto' is an Social Gifting App That Sends Food or Drinks in Real-Time
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Imperfect Produce Subscriptions
Imperfect Produce Subscriptions
The Startup Imperfect Repurposes Perfectly Edible Misshaped Food
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Alternative Hotel Searches
Alternative Hotel Searches
This Room Finder Compares All Types of Accommodation Options
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International Student Housing Sites
International Student Housing Sites
'Nestpick' Matches Students with Their European Homes
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Split Hospitality Programs
Split Hospitality Programs
Hyatt and Onefinestay Developed a Unique Travel Sharing Partnership
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Sustainable Swimwear
Sustainable Swimwear
Speedo & Aquafil Created the World's First Swimwear Recycling Program
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Luxury Aircraft Services
Luxury Aircraft Services
Aviation Platform JetMe Functions Like Uber But For Privately Owned Jets
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Hot Sauce-Themed Restaurants
Hot Sauce-Themed Restaurants
This Fiery New Restaurant is the Perfect Option for Spice Fans
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Service-Requesting Apps
Service-Requesting Apps
NeedIn Asks What Requested Business Ventures Would Benefit Their Area
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Used Makeup Retailers
Used Makeup Retailers
Glambot Santizes Shoppers' Old Makeup and Resells It at Discounted Prices
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Luggage Collection Services
Luggage Collection Services
This Service Will Collect a Customer's Airport Luggage for Them
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Popular Peanut Butter Bars
Popular Peanut Butter Bars
Peanut Butter Brand Jif Has Expanded to Offer Pre-Packaged Granola Bars
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Gourmet Online Bakeries
Gourmet Online Bakeries
This Online Bakery Delivers Exquisite Pastries All Over the U.S.
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Apocalyptic Survival Kits
Apocalyptic Survival Kits
Battlbox Delivers Hardcore Survival Supplies to Subscribers' Doorsteps
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Natural Hair Drybars
Natural Hair Drybars
This Quick Service Salon Specializes in Beautiful Natural Styles
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Floating Fast Food Barges
Floating Fast Food Barges
A&W Creates a Floating Restaurant with a Water Accessible Drive Thru
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Alcohol-Free Cocktail Bars
Alcohol-Free Cocktail Bars
This New London Restaurant Only Serves Alcohol-Free Drinks
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Luxury Pet Plane Cabins
Luxury Pet Plane Cabins
These Designated Cabins Make Flying with a Pet Classy on American Airlines
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Beauty Lifestyle Boxes
Beauty Lifestyle Boxes
The 'Play! by Sephora' Makeup Subscriptions Come with Music & More
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Gourmet Dinner Deliveries
Gourmet Dinner Deliveries
The 'Supper' Cars Aim to Deliver Gourmet-Quality Food Directly to Homes
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Luxury Canine-Subscription Services
Luxury Canine-Subscription Services
This Subscription Service Delivers High-Quality Pet Food
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Spiritual Subscription Services
Spiritual Subscription Services
Gabby Bernstein's 'Get More Gabby' Has Tools for Self-Improvement
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Model-Booking Apps
Model-Booking Apps
This Modeling App Lets Companies Book Models Directly Without Agencies
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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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Visual Vodka-Recognition Apps
Visual Vodka-Recognition Apps
Select Absolut Vodka Bottles Feature Shazam to Unlock New Content
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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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Automatic Bartenders
Automatic Bartenders
The Foxtender is an Alcohol Vending Machine with a Compatible Payment App
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