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Top 100 Business Trends in September

From Social Snapshot Conferences to Immersive Car Showrooms

— September 25, 2016 — Business
These September 2016 business innovations range from social snapshot conferences to immersive car dealerships that show luxury vehicle buyers how their favorite model is designed, manufactured and marketed. In addition to these notable examples, some of the month's other memorable business ideas center around inclusivity and convenience.

While examples like FleshTone.net -- a complexion-matching hosiery retailer -- appeal to consumers of diverse ethnic backgrounds and varying skin tones -- others like Aldo's connected retail space allow consumers to access the footwear brand's online stock when ordering shoes that may not be available in store.

Other notable September 2016 business ideas include rapper merchandise pop-ups like Kanye West's global Pablo Tour activations along with content creator shops that recognize influencers' effect on consumers who are looking to them for guidance and inspiration.
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Sponsor-Securing Platforms
Sponsor-Securing Platforms
This Sponsorship Platform Helps College Events Find Corporate Funding
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99
WiFi-Seeking Apps
WiFi-Seeking Apps
The Telstra App Helps Users Find WiFi Hotspots Around the World
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98
Localized Business News Apps
Localized Business News Apps
The Economyloop App Helps Business Travelers Access Relevant News
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97
Professional Networking Videos
Professional Networking Videos
Users Can Now Record Themselves on LinkedIn Video
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96
Youth-Rewarding Insurance Apps
Youth-Rewarding Insurance Apps
The Young Driver App Rewards Safe Drivers With Insurance Discounts
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95
Multi-Size Adaptable Shirts
Multi-Size Adaptable Shirts
The Morph T-Shirts are Uniquely Designed to Fit Men of All Body Types
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94
Future Festival 2016
Future Festival 2016
Trend Hunter's Exclusive Innovation Conference Features Immersive Experiences
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93
Impromptu Rapper Pop-Ups
Impromptu Rapper Pop-Ups
Drake's New York Pop-Up Store Amassed Tons of Fans Despite Short Notice
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92
Future Festival 2016
Future Festival 2016
Trend Hunter's Future Festival Helps Attendees Prepare for 2017 and Beyond
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91
Anime Recruitment Campaigns
Anime Recruitment Campaigns
Abell Pest Control Attracted Potential Employees with Pokemon Go
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90
Cloud-Based Clinical Services
Cloud-Based Clinical Services
Florence Healthcare Helps Researchers Share Clinical Trial Data
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89
Secure Ride-Share Platforms
Secure Ride-Share Platforms
Safe Car Service Bluclub Uses Armoured Vehicles and Defensive Drivers
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88
Streamlined Staffing Apps
Streamlined Staffing Apps
The Inploi Job App is Targeted Towards the Hospitality Industry
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87
Nutritious Snack Subscriptions
Nutritious Snack Subscriptions
'Nature Box' Delivers Healthy Customized Snacks
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86
Loose Leaf Tea Subscriptions
Loose Leaf Tea Subscriptions
This Service is Perfect for People Who Love Sampling Organic Blends
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85
Amateur Gaming Competitions
Amateur Gaming Competitions
Mtn Dew Reveals a Competition That Turns Amateurs into Professionals
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84
Boozy Rebate Apps
Boozy Rebate Apps
The bevRAGE App Helps You Instantly Save On Alcohol Purchases
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83
Historic Computer Auctions
Historic Computer Auctions
The Iconic Tekserve Store is Selling Off Its Prized Old Apple Computers
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82
Virtual Conference Platforms
Virtual Conference Platforms
'Exponeer' Offers an Online Conference and Exhibition Service
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81
Refurbished Phone Programs
Refurbished Phone Programs
Samsung Plans to Resell Refurbished Phones by 2017
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80
Streamlined Home-Buying Apps
Streamlined Home-Buying Apps
The Haus App Makes Buying and Selling Homes a Breeze
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79
Blogger Networking Platforms
Blogger Networking Platforms
Bloginder Helps Bloggers Connect Over Business Opportunities
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78
Streamlined Logistics Apps
Streamlined Logistics Apps
This App Helps Contract Carriers Organize Their Logistical Processes
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77
Fitness Supplement Subscriptions
Fitness Supplement Subscriptions
This Service is Perfect for People Looking to Become Fit
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76
Weekly Headphone Rentals
Weekly Headphone Rentals
Sennheiser is Letting Consumers Rent Headphones from Its Singapore Store
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75
Comprehensive eSports Sponsorship Frameworks
Comprehensive eSports Sponsorship Frameworks
Red Bull Ensures That it Caters to Gaming Audiences
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74
Urgency-Creating Website Notifications
Urgency-Creating Website Notifications
Fomo Uses Social Proof to Increase Customer Conversions
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73
Late-Night Snack Bars
Late-Night Snack Bars
This Snack Bar Encourages Grazing with a Variety of Menu Options
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72
Virtual Shoe-Fitting Services
Virtual Shoe-Fitting Services
Department Store Isetan Uses a Flickfit 3D Scanner to Measure Feet
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71
Trend Safaris & Toronto Culture
Trend Safaris & Toronto Culture
Trend Hunter's Future Festival 2016 Showcases the Best of Toronto
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70
Chat-Based Retail Apps
Chat-Based Retail Apps
The Lookup App Helps Indian Consumers Chat With Local Businesses
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69
Content Creator Communities
Content Creator Communities
This Online Creative Community Lets Members Collaborate
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68
Cryptocurrency eSports Sponsorships
Cryptocurrency eSports Sponsorships
Gemini Will Help Introduce Bitcoin to Professional eSports
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67
Online College Textbook Retailers
Online College Textbook Retailers
RedShelf is Working to Reduce the Cost of Academic Textbooks
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66
E-Commerce Card Readers
E-Commerce Card Readers
This Payment Card Reader Helps Businesses Seamlessly Embrace Shopify
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65
Craft Beer Membership Clubs
Craft Beer Membership Clubs
This Club Helps Members Make and Sample Their Own Beers
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64
Rewarding Coffee Shop Contests
Rewarding Coffee Shop Contests
The 'Starbucks for Life' Game Allows Customers to Win Free Coffee
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63
Tech-Free Teahouses
Tech-Free Teahouses
The Camellia Sinensis Teahouse is Free from Cellphones and WiFi
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62
Curated Craft Coffee Subscriptions
Curated Craft Coffee Subscriptions
MistoBox Ensures That Consumers Receive Their Preferred Blend
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61
Dorm Room Shopping Assistants
Dorm Room Shopping Assistants
Dormify's NYC Showroom Has Personal Stylists on Hand for Assistance
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60
E-Commerce Airplane Fleets
E-Commerce Airplane Fleets
Amazon is Enhancing Delivery Services with a Fleet of Air Cargo Planes
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59
Starving Artist Cookbooks
Starving Artist Cookbooks
Sara Zin's Recipes Share Art-Focused Instruction for First Time Chefs
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58
City-Specific Culinary Publications
City-Specific Culinary Publications
'Food T.O.' Will Showcase the Best of Toronto's Food Scene
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57
Small Business Sales Platforms
Small Business Sales Platforms
Facebook Shop Allows Business to Sell Products Through the Website
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56
Dentistry Delivery Services
Dentistry Delivery Services
Porcelane's Mobile Dentistry Service Includes 24/7 Support
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55
Gadget-Insuring Apps
Gadget-Insuring Apps
This Insurance App Offers Pay-As-You-Go Technology Insurance Plans
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54
Personalized Wine Sampling Subscriptions
Personalized Wine Sampling Subscriptions
This Service Provides Tasting Kits for Wine Lovers
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53
Collaborative Streetwear Pop-Ups
Collaborative Streetwear Pop-Ups
Anti Social Social Club and Period Correct are Planning an Event
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52
Worldwide Rapper Pop-Ups
Worldwide Rapper Pop-Ups
Kanye West is Opening 21 of The Life of Pablo Pop-Ups Simultaneously
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51
Local Courier Apps
Local Courier Apps
The Bringr App for Delivery is Like Uber for Sending & Tracking Parcels Nearby
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50
Rapper-Endorsed Streetwear Pop-Ups
Rapper-Endorsed Streetwear Pop-Ups
Illegal Civilization's Tokyo Store Will Host Exclusive Apparel
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49
Japanese-Style Fish Markets
Japanese-Style Fish Markets
'Osakana' Provides New Yorkers with Fresh, Seasonal Fish
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48
QR Payment Systems
QR Payment Systems
Inditex's Retail Payment System Will Let Consumers Pay by QR Code
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47
Streamlined Shopping Apps
Streamlined Shopping Apps
Ubamarket Helps to Automate the Shopping Process and Discount Redemption
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46
Apartment Rental Chatbots
Apartment Rental Chatbots
The 'Trulia' Chatbot Can Now Show Users Apartment Listings for Rent
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45
Hawaiian Cupcake Parlors
Hawaiian Cupcake Parlors
Ohana Cupcakes Offers Consumers an Interactive and Delicious Experience
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44
Risque Skater Brands
Risque Skater Brands
This Brand is Well-Versed in How to Appeal to Younger Audiences
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43
Hosting Preparation Services
Hosting Preparation Services
GuestReady Helps Airbnb Hosts Ready Homes for Short-Term Renters
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42
Soda Brand Gaming Competitions
Soda Brand Gaming Competitions
Coca Cola Hosted a Seven Hour Gaming Event at Its Headquarters
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41
Connective Cannabis Platforms
Connective Cannabis Platforms
This Platform Helps Marijuana Dispensaries Improve Customer Service
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40
Coffee Rideshare Programs
Coffee Rideshare Programs
The Lyft & Starbucks Promotion Rewards Customer with Incentive Deals
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39
Social Snapshot Conferences
Social Snapshot Conferences
'SnapHappen' is Launching as a Business-Focused Event
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38
Hands-Free Autonomous Trunks
Hands-Free Autonomous Trunks
This Robotic Case Follows You from Your Departure to Your Destination
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37
Back-to-School Retail Events
Back-to-School Retail Events
Macy's is Preparing Students for College with Special In-Store Events
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36
Pop-Up Kitchen Concepts
Pop-Up Kitchen Concepts
R. House's Rotating Kitchen Will Allow Chefs to Test Out Different Dishes
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35
Expedited Furniture Marketplaces
Expedited Furniture Marketplaces
The Dibind Platform Helps Users Quickly Buy & Sell Used Furniture
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34
Airline Reward Apps
Airline Reward Apps
The Frequent Flyer App Helps You Earn Miles In Exchange For Your Location Data
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33
Vertical Video Ads
Vertical Video Ads
The 'Flipboard' App Has a New Video Feature for Advertisers
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32
Meat Subscription Boxes
Meat Subscription Boxes
Premier Meat Company Offers a Convenient Monthly Meat Delivery Service
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31
Corporate Catering Platforms
Corporate Catering Platforms
City Pantry Makes It Easier For Companies to Order In Food
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30
Blogger Marketplace Platforms
Blogger Marketplace Platforms
The Russian Startup Brings Instagram Influencers and Brands Together
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29
Back-to-School Pop-Up Shops
Back-to-School Pop-Up Shops
The Kikkerland Pop-Up Showcases Whimsical School Supplies
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28
Multipurpose High-End Restaurants
Multipurpose High-End Restaurants
'Potato Head' Serves Unparalleled Indonesian Food and Much More
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27
Experiential Luxury Car Showrooms
Experiential Luxury Car Showrooms
Dubai's Newest Bentley Showroom Embodies Opulence
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26
Celebrity Sneaker Pop-Ups
Celebrity Sneaker Pop-Ups
The Under Armour Curry Lux Will Be Featured at a Limited-Time NYC Shop
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25
App-Connected Footwear Shops
App-Connected Footwear Shops
Aldo's Connected Retail Store Concept Integrates eCommerce
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24
Speedy Social Payment Apps
Speedy Social Payment Apps
The Cookies App Fills the Peer-to-Peer Payment Need in Germany
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23
Pizza Chain Gaming Sponsorships
Pizza Chain Gaming Sponsorships
Pizza Hut is a Large Donor for Many eSports-Related Events
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22
Iconic Denim Pop-Ups
Iconic Denim Pop-Ups
Levi's English Pop-Up Store Offers a Customized Denim Experience
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21
Made-to-Order Organic Meals
Made-to-Order Organic Meals
'Farm to Fork' Specializes in Organic Home Food Deliveries
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20
Bespoke British Footwear
Bespoke British Footwear
John Lobb's New Made-To-Order Service Offers Customized Shoes
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19
Brand Slogan Poems
Brand Slogan Poems
This Poem is Meant to Be Inspiring and is Comprised of Several Slogans
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18
Online-Only Snack Collections
Online-Only Snack Collections
Amazon's 'Happy Belly' Range is Exclusively Available Online
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17
Cost-Free Modern Homes
Cost-Free Modern Homes
This Free Home Can Be Won Through a Lottery Process
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16
Content Creator Shops
Content Creator Shops
The New YouTube Store in London is a Physical Place to Buy YouTuber Merch
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15
Online Dollar Stores
Online Dollar Stores
'Hollar' is the First Ever Dollar Store to Abandon Brick and Mortar Retail
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14
Rustic Store Displays
Rustic Store Displays
This Vintage Clothing Store Embraces a Purposefully Haphazard Layout
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13
Scooter-Sharing Programs
Scooter-Sharing Programs
Gogoro Scooters Will Be Available for Rent in Berlin Through an App
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12
Smartphone Lock Boxes
Smartphone Lock Boxes
'Just Us. No Phones.' Helps Consumers Disconnect from Their Smartphones
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11
Complexion-Matching Hosiery Retailers
Complexion-Matching Hosiery Retailers
FleshTone.net Provides Nude Hosiery in a Variety of Shades
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10
Supermarket Wine Pop-Ups
Supermarket Wine Pop-Ups
Tesco Launched the 'Finest' Pop-Up Wine Bar to Showcase Its Wines
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9
House-Sharing Design Studios
House-Sharing Design Studios
'Samara' is a New Design Studio Division from Airbnb
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8
Razor-Printing Pop-Ups
Razor-Printing Pop-Ups
Gillette's 'RZR MKR' Showcases the History and Future of Razors for Men
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7
Grid-Themed Furniture Stores
Grid-Themed Furniture Stores
This Modern Furniture Store is Designed Around Symmetry and Stacking
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6
Automotive Gin Bars
Automotive Gin Bars
'Gin and Bear It' Operates Out of a Classic Converted Car
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5
Multi-Sensory Liquor Shops
Multi-Sensory Liquor Shops
Pernod Ricard's Cruise Ship Store Educates and Inspires Consumers
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4
Gold-Dipped Business Cards
Gold-Dipped Business Cards
'Lyon and Lyon' Handcrafted These Luxurious Professional Cards
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3
Hybrid Fitness Sudios
Hybrid Fitness Sudios
This Fitness Studio Combines Dance, Trampoline and Muscle Sculpting
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2
Multi-Sensory Workout Clubs
Multi-Sensory Workout Clubs
Nike's 'Unlimited You' Offers a Unique and Immersive Experience
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1
Pop-Up Shoe Store Trailers
Pop-Up Shoe Store Trailers
This Mobile Shoe Store Offers a Unique Shopping Experience
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