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45 Small Business Innovations

From Digitized Small Business Loans to Contract-Creating Platforms

— May 4, 2016 — Business
These small business innovations range from contract-creating platforms to niche financing services that are specially designed for entrepreneurs. Whether applied by a tech startup CEO or a seller of artisan crafts, these examples will appeal to a number of business owners who are looking to expand and build their brand.

When examining sponsorship, financing and payment innovations, standouts include Vouch, a crowdfunded loan service that offers low interest rates to those with a stable credit history. The platform grants monetary funds to business owners based on testimonials from customers, relative or friends that can vouch for their personality and financial history.

When looking at small business innovations in the branding realm, intuitive web design apps and logo generators top this list. Other standouts include interactive business card platforms that help rookie designers create professional-looking promotional materials at a fraction of the price.




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Automated Reporting Startups
Automated Reporting Startups
Baxter Can Fetch Data, Create Reports and Send Them On Your Behalf
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Shipment Tracking Services
Shipment Tracking Services
Trello is a Project Management App That Tracks Deliveries in Real Time
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43
User-Friendly Website Builders
User-Friendly Website Builders
This App Helps Users Design Mobile-Friendly Sites
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42
AI Operation Managers
AI Operation Managers
Populace Uses Text Messaging to Help Hourly Workers Run Their Business
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41
Streamlined Videoconference Apps
Streamlined Videoconference Apps
The 'FaceMe Rooms' Video Meeting App is by FaceMe and Samsung
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40
Grant Application Concierge Services
Grant Application Concierge Services
Instrumentl Helps Research Scientists Apply for Grants
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39
Content-Categorizing Apps
Content-Categorizing Apps
The Cubeit App Lets You Organize and Collate Content From Different Apps
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38
Customized Lending Services
Customized Lending Services
India Lends Tailors Loans to Consumers' Individual Needs
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37
Live Employee-Evaluating Platforms
Live Employee-Evaluating Platforms
BlinkEval Makes Giving Performance Feedback More Timely
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36
Multi-Platform Publishing Tools
Multi-Platform Publishing Tools
This Digital Content Platform Helps Users Publish Everwhere
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35
Shift Planning Apps
Shift Planning Apps
Planday Helps Businesses Manage Their Workforce
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34
Home Business Apps
Home Business Apps
Ishippo Provides Business Owners With Logistical Solutions
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33
Cloud Currency Payments
Cloud Currency Payments
The nTrust System Aims to Free Consumers' and Businesses' Money
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32
Skilled Employee Apps
Skilled Employee Apps
The CA Technologies Talent Development Platform Targets Expert Workers
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Flexible E-Commerce Payments
Flexible E-Commerce Payments
Faspay and Bank Permata Permit Payment by Phone, ATM and More
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30
Legal Contract-Creating Platforms
Legal Contract-Creating Platforms
The Juro Platform Helps Small Businesses Create Legal Documents
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29
Mobile Design Portfolio Platforms
Mobile Design Portfolio Platforms
The MOO Monogram App Shows Design Work for Digital Presentation
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28
Small Business Discount Apps
Small Business Discount Apps
This App Helps Small Business Owners Offer Exclusive Deals
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27
Entrepreneurial Parent Programs
Entrepreneurial Parent Programs
First Years' 'Parentpreneur Grant' Fuses Parenting and Business
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26
Experiential Design Interfaces
Experiential Design Interfaces
Printed by Somerset Promotes Services With an Interactive Platform
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25
Responsive User Interface Tools
Responsive User Interface Tools
Google's Latest Web Design Tool Lets Designers Customize Their UIs
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24
Crowdfunded Loan Guarantees
Crowdfunded Loan Guarantees
Vouch Offers Better Loan Rates to Customers Whose Friends Sponsor Them
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23
Skills-Based Hiring Platforms
Skills-Based Hiring Platforms
This Tool Helps Skilled Professionals Advertise Their Services
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22
Brand Name-Generating Apps
Brand Name-Generating Apps
This App Generates the Perfect Startup Name for Budding Brands
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21
Female-Focused Finance Apps
Female-Focused Finance Apps
'Pinkfolio' is a Personal Wealth App Targeted at Women
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Instant Money Sharing Apps
Instant Money Sharing Apps
clearXchange Lets Users Conveniently Send Money Anywhere in the World
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19
Virtual Business Assistants
Virtual Business Assistants
These Domestic Virtual Assistants Do More Than Basic Admin Tasks
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18
Smart Hiring Apps
Smart Hiring Apps
Recruiting Coordinator Talera Screens Job Applicants In Little to No Time
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Start-Up Networking Apps
Start-Up Networking Apps
This Tinder for Entrepreneurs Lets Users Pay It Forward with Right Swipes
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Loan-Paying Search Engines
Loan-Paying Search Engines
BrowseU Helps People Pay Off Student Debt Through Advertising Revenue
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15
Small Business Shopping Initiatives
Small Business Shopping Initiatives
The 'Shop the Neighborhood' Campaign Encourages Local Shopping
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14
Passive Recruitment Platforms
Passive Recruitment Platforms
This Service Allows Users to Post Their Resume Post Anonymously
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13
Localized Loyalty Apps
Localized Loyalty Apps
The Deal Local App Helps Local Businesses Build Loyalty Among Customers
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12
Talent Management Platforms
Talent Management Platforms
Clustree Helps Human Resources with Internal Hiring Opportunities
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11
Simple Website-Building Tools
Simple Website-Building Tools
This Service Helps Small Business Owners Create Their Own Website
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10
Entrepreneur Simulation Games
Entrepreneur Simulation Games
StartupAdventure is a Business Game Where You Choose Your Own Path
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Logo-Creating Startups
Logo-Creating Startups
Logopony Helps Other New Ventures Create a Flat Logo in Just Minutes
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8
Startup-Pitching Platforms
Startup-Pitching Platforms
This App Gives Young Entrepreneurs a Simple Platform for Sharing Ideas
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Gamified Banking Apps
Gamified Banking Apps
Emirates Islamic Bank's 'El World' Rewards Customers for Transactions
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Social Selling Apps
Social Selling Apps
The Flogg App Makes Buying and Selling More Social Than Ever
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Local Manufacturing Platforms
Local Manufacturing Platforms
This Store Connects International Designers with Local Artisans
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4
Automated Business Matchmaking Services
Automated Business Matchmaking Services
Swaaap.com's Platform Connects Businesses & Entrepreneurs
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3
Small Business Lending Platforms
Small Business Lending Platforms
Lendified is a Tech-Powered Solution for Canadian Small Biz Loans
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Bill-Organizing Apps
Bill-Organizing Apps
The 'Billy' App Helps Users Manage Subscriptions and Upcoming Bills
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DIY Logo Design Kits
DIY Logo Design Kits
This Logo Creation Kit Includes 240 Inspirations and 30 Premade Logos
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