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Top 100 Business Ideas in September

From Back-to-School Charity Pop-Ups to Clothes-Dispensing ATMs

— September 27, 2017 — Business
Whether it is a pop-up for back to school supplies or a vending machine that dispenses clothing, the September 2017 business trends reveal that brands continue to make an effort to create engaging on-site activation for consumers.

Like previous years, pop-up shops remain a popular way for brands to engage with consumers in real time. One of the most highly anticipated of these pop-up shops was The Spotted Cheetah, which is a Cheetos-based pop-up restaurant in New York City run by celebrity chef Anne Burrell.

However, not all brands have taken the pop-up route to catch the attention of consumers. For instance, Uniqlo has begun setting up giant vending machines full of clothing as a way of offering consumers a unique shopping experience. Another unique example highlighted by the September 2017 business trends is S.Pellegrino's Itineraries of Taste dining events in London.
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Business-Directed Inquiry Tools
Business-Directed Inquiry Tools
The Google Maps Q&A Option Provides More User-Generated Content
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99
Dorm Room Makeover Videos
Dorm Room Makeover Videos
Wayfair Offers Dorm Room Design Ideas on Its YouTube Channel
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98
B2B Customer Support Software
B2B Customer Support Software
TeamSupport Seeks to Enhance Communication Across Departments
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97
Randomized Gaming Subscriptions
Randomized Gaming Subscriptions
Ubercrate Delivers 10 Random Games to Members Every Month
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96
Loyalty Rewards Auctions
Loyalty Rewards Auctions
Wyndham Hotel Group Now Lets Members Redeem Points by Bidding
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95
Applause-Based Payment Systems
Applause-Based Payment Systems
Medium's Clap Button Contributes to Authors' Payment Schemes
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94
Lead-Building B2B Tools
Lead-Building B2B Tools
Unomy Gives Businesses The Chance to Filter Potential Prospects
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93
Exclusive Entrepreneur Retreats
Exclusive Entrepreneur Retreats
Fireside Conference is an Invite-Only Start-Up & Investor Retreat
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92
Safe Delivery Simulators
Safe Delivery Simulators
UPS is Now Using a VR Driving Simulator to Train New Drivers
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91
Algorithmic Management Predictors
Algorithmic Management Predictors
'Will Robot Be Your Boss?' Assesses the Chances of Bot Bosses
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90
Traveler Shipment Platforms
Traveler Shipment Platforms
'Peercel' Lets Users Ship Packages with Travelers
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89
Employee-Hiring Case Studies
Employee-Hiring Case Studies
'First Employees' Provides Studies of Top Tech Companies
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88
VIP Telecom Loyalty Programs
VIP Telecom Loyalty Programs
The Sky VIP Rewards Program Offers Loyal Consumers Perks
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87
AR Home Shopping Apps
AR Home Shopping Apps
Triple Develops Augmented Reality Home Shopping Apps for Furniture Retailers
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Versatile B2B Software Companies
Versatile B2B Software Companies
Insite Software Helps Distributors and Manufacturers Succeed
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85
Seasonally Spiced Coffee Menus
Seasonally Spiced Coffee Menus
The Tim Hortons Pumpkin Spice Menu Lineup Offers Treats and Drinks
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Affordable Retail Store Wines
Affordable Retail Store Wines
Target Has Launched a Wine Collection Called California Roots
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Nigerian Gift-Giving Registries
Nigerian Gift-Giving Registries
Palmfront Helps Nigerian Couples Create Online Gift Registries
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Bulk Store Wedding Registries
Bulk Store Wedding Registries
Costco's New Wedding Registry Helps Couples Stock Up on Essentials
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All-Encompassing Gift Registries
All-Encompassing Gift Registries
MyRegistry Partners with Stores from All Over the World
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Anticipatory Shopping Assistants
Anticipatory Shopping Assistants
SmartStockup Ensures Consumers Never Run Out of Toilet Paper
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Rooftop Produce Brands
Rooftop Produce Brands
IGA's 'Frais Du Toit' Brand Sells Organic Greens from Its Rooftop Garden
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Audio-Enabled Fashion Magazines
Audio-Enabled Fashion Magazines
Amazon Alexa Now Reads Content Aloud from Fashion Fix Daily
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Instant Shopping Services
Instant Shopping Services
Amazon's Instant Pickup Helps Consumers Get Items in Two Minutes
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Complimentary Product-Providing Apps
Complimentary Product-Providing Apps
The Claim It! App is a Marketplace for Free Stuff
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Personal Shopper Apps
Personal Shopper Apps
Handled's App Connects Consumers to a Personal Shopper Service
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Contactless Ice Cream Trucks
Contactless Ice Cream Trucks
Barclaycard's 'Contactless Cones' Pay & Pour in 60 Seconds
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Shared Expense Apps
Shared Expense Apps
'Acasa' Makes it Easy to Split Shared Household Bills and Expenses
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Movie Theater Subscription Services
Movie Theater Subscription Services
MoviePass is Like Netflix for Movie Theaters
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Nostalgic Mobile Clothing Pop-Ups
Nostalgic Mobile Clothing Pop-Ups
Limited Too Has Come Back to Offer a Mobile Pop-Up Shop
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Plastic Bottle-Made Shirts
Plastic Bottle-Made Shirts
Bottle Thread Offers Apparel That is Friendly to the Environment
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Money-Saving Rideshare Apps
Money-Saving Rideshare Apps
'Uber Pulse' Monitors Uber Surge Pricing to Get You the Best Rate
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Musical Lyric Soda Cans
Musical Lyric Soda Cans
The Summer Sprite Cans Feature Popular Artists and are Limited Edition
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Rideshare-Ready Face Masks
Rideshare-Ready Face Masks
Cargo-Equipped Ubers are Gifting Complimentary Korean Face Masks
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Artisanal Tortilla QSRs
Artisanal Tortilla QSRs
Vancouver's 'Chancho Tortilleria' Uses Corn Sourced Directly from Mexico
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Basil-Based Hair Care Collections
Basil-Based Hair Care Collections
Basil Element is an All-Natural Drug Store Hair Care Brand
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Budget-Friendly Beauty Boutiques
Budget-Friendly Beauty Boutiques
Bloomingdales' Glowhaus is a Millennial-Targeted Destination
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Crowdsourced Rental Platforms
Crowdsourced Rental Platforms
'Fat Lama' Lets Users Lend and Borrow Each Others' Possessions
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Exclusive eCommerce Face Masks
Exclusive eCommerce Face Masks
The OUiGLO Rich Collagen Face Mask is Unique to Amazon Beauty
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Digital Dating Pop-Up Shops
Digital Dating Pop-Up Shops
The Hinge Milestone Marketplace Celebrates Couples Who Met on the App
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Digital Airport Retailers
Digital Airport Retailers
Auckland Airport Unveiled Plans to Open a Multi-Retailer Digital Mall
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Lead Mining Websites
Lead Mining Websites
'Hunter' Lets Members Enter a Domain Name to Generate Information on Leads
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Voice Shopping Services
Voice Shopping Services
Walmart is Set to Offer Voice Shopping in Partnership with Google
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Co-Worker Kindness Apps
Co-Worker Kindness Apps
The GoodRipple Slack App Gives Suggestions for Doing Right by Colleagues
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Restaurant Supplier Apps
Restaurant Supplier Apps
BlueCart for Buyers Lets Restaurants Streamline Their Ordering Process
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Limited Edition Superhero Skincare
Limited Edition Superhero Skincare
The Face Shop Has Collaborated with Marvel for Its New Products
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Canadiana Amusement Rides
Canadiana Amusement Rides
Canada's Wonderland is Introducing Two New Themed Amusement Park Rides
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Authentic Culinary Tours
Authentic Culinary Tours
'FoodieTrip' Culinary Experiences Let Travelers Eat Like Locals
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Rideshare Transportation Partnerships
Rideshare Transportation Partnerships
Lyft and Amtrak Partnered to Offer Riders In-App Pickups
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Regional QSR Menu Items
Regional QSR Menu Items
These McDonald's Japan Menu Items Pit Two Regions Against Each Other
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Fashion-Finding Search Engines
Fashion-Finding Search Engines
'theurge' is a Fashion Search Engine That Finds Your Fave Products
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Flavored Milk Re-Branding
Flavored Milk Re-Branding
Primo Milk Was Re-Branded to Target Gen Z Consumers
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Hassle-Free Lens Subscribtions
Hassle-Free Lens Subscribtions
A Waldo Contact Lens Subscription Offers Affordable Daily Contacts
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Cheesy Pop-Up Restaurants
Cheesy Pop-Up Restaurants
The Spotted Cheetah is a Cheetos-Based Restaurant in New York
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Chain Restaurant Beer Events
Chain Restaurant Beer Events
TGI Fridays is Celebrating International Beer Day with a Global Party
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Text-Based Shopping Services
Text-Based Shopping Services
PopSugar's 'Must Have It' Enables Consumers to Shop by Texting "Yes"
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Back-to-School Charity Pop-Ups
Back-to-School Charity Pop-Ups
A Charity in Detroit Sought to Give Kids Back-to-School Clothes
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Millennial Fertility Tests
Millennial Fertility Tests
Modern Fertility Developed an Affordable At-Home Fertility Test
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Outbound Sales Automation Tools
Outbound Sales Automation Tools
'Growbots' Uses AI to Automate Much of the B2B Sales Cycle
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Tattoo-Generating Machines
Tattoo-Generating Machines
Elm Street Tattoo Lets a Machine Decide One's Next Tattoo
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B2B Experience Zones
B2B Experience Zones
Legrand's 'Innoval' Experience Center in Mumbai Showcases its B2B Products
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VR Restaurant Training Programs
VR Restaurant Training Programs
KFC Employees are Learning to Make Food in Virtual Reality
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Social Shopping Apps
Social Shopping Apps
'ShoppingMate' is a Shopping Community to Connect Consumers Together
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Curated Travel Experience Packages
Curated Travel Experience Packages
Airbnb and Vice are Partnering to Offer Dynamic Travel Tours
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Streaming Site Cannabis Strains
Streaming Site Cannabis Strains
The Netflix Collection Offers 10 Strains of Medical Cannabis
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Connected Eyeglass Experiences
Connected Eyeglass Experiences
The Snapbots at Westfield Encourage Trials of Snap's Spectacles
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Pop-Up Bikini Bars
Pop-Up Bikini Bars
Pucci's Concept Shop and Changing Room Offers Exclusive Prints
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Diversity Promoting Supermarket Stunts
Diversity Promoting Supermarket Stunts
The German Supermarket Edeka Made a Point About Inclusion
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In-Store Pizza Pick-Up Stations
In-Store Pizza Pick-Up Stations
Little Caesars' Pizza Portal is a Place to Grab Mobile Orders
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Wholesome Curated Snack Subscriptions
Wholesome Curated Snack Subscriptions
Wholefood.me Offers a Series of Nutritious Snacks
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Room-by-Room Home Cleaners
Room-by-Room Home Cleaners
The Zyp App Lets Consumers Order Individual Rooms to be Cleaned
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Retail Facial Recognition Services
Retail Facial Recognition Services
Walmart is Developing Technology to Detect Unhappy Shoppers
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Limited Edition Black Milks
Limited Edition Black Milks
The Shatto Milk Company is Offering Milk Inspired by the Solar Eclipse
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Experiential Footwear Labs
Experiential Footwear Labs
Timberland's New Retail Concept Shop Has Been Dubbed the 'Tree Lab'
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Shoppable Makeover Webseries
Shoppable Makeover Webseries
Amazon's New Home Makeover Show, 'Overhaul,' Will Feature YouTubers
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Sparkling Water Dining Events
Sparkling Water Dining Events
S.Pellegrino's 'Itineraries of Taste' is a Dining Series in London
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Artisan Wedding Shops
Artisan Wedding Shops
Amazon's Online Wedding Shop Features One-of-Kind Items
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Oyster Vending Machines
Oyster Vending Machines
Oyster Farmers Brigitte & Tony Berthelot Opened an Oyster Vending Machine
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Redesigned Granola Snacks
Redesigned Granola Snacks
A Student Has Reimagined the Branding for KIND Snacks
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Adaptogenic Mushroom Cafes
Adaptogenic Mushroom Cafes
Four Sigmatic's 'Shroom Room' is the First-Ever Mushroom Coffeehouse
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Co-Curated Designer Boutiques
Co-Curated Designer Boutiques
The Adidas X Concepts Store is Now Open in Boston
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Fad-Free Food Brands
Fad-Free Food Brands
The New Sano Food Brand is Based Entirely in Nutritional Science
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Designer Skateboarding Shoe Collabs
Designer Skateboarding Shoe Collabs
Karl Lagerfeld X Vans Will Be Released in Early September
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Self-Serve Shopping Apps
Self-Serve Shopping Apps
Walmart's 'Scan & Go' Helps Consumers Skip the Checkout Line
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Artisanal Hot Sauce Companies
Artisanal Hot Sauce Companies
The Bushwick Sauce Company Specializes in Hot Sauces and Jams
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Clothes-Dispensing Vending Machines
Clothes-Dispensing Vending Machines
Uniqlo's Vending Machines Will Soon Be Available in the US
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Package-Disguising Shipping Services
Package-Disguising Shipping Services
'Discreet Drop' Provides Discreet Shipping for Any Package
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Custom Vitamin Kits
Custom Vitamin Kits
'Vitamin Packs' Connects Consumers to Personalized Supplement Plans
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Millennial Parent Restaurant Rebrandings
Millennial Parent Restaurant Rebrandings
Chuck E. Cheese Restaurants Have Been Stylishly Revamped
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Customizable Denim Designs
Customizable Denim Designs
Noble Denim is Bringing Custom Denim to the Masses with 'DYO Jeans'
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Organic Big Box Eateries
Organic Big Box Eateries
Walmart Has Partnered with Grown Restaurant to Open a New Location
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Social Media-Friendly Desserts
Social Media-Friendly Desserts
Häagen Dazs Has Rebranded To Offer a Bold, Contemporary New Look
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Opulent QSR Burger Packaging
Opulent QSR Burger Packaging
These McDonald's Burger Boxes are Accented with Crystals
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Sprawling Accessories Stores
Sprawling Accessories Stores
Ardene is Set to Open a Series of Large-Format Stores in Canada
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Amenity Subscription Packages
Amenity Subscription Packages
The 'Hosty Club' Re-Imagines the Way Airbnb Hosts Provide for Guests
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Retail Vending Machines
Retail Vending Machines
Uniqlo Unveiled its Plans to Roll Out Clothing Vending Machines
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Zero Waste Grocery Stores
Zero Waste Grocery Stores
Ottawa's 'NU Grocery' Creates Absolutely No Packaging Waste
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Social Media-Inspired Terrarium Shops
Social Media-Inspired Terrarium Shops
'London Terrariums' Store Was Inspired by an Instagram Post
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Japanese Retailer Food Markets
Japanese Retailer Food Markets
A MUJI Food Market Has Opened in Tokyo Selling Fresh Produce
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Autonomous Fast Food Trucks
Autonomous Fast Food Trucks
The 'Culinary Coach' Food Truck Concept is Designed for Quick Service
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