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Potential business ideas
#1
Since most of my business ideas are merely of temporary amusing nature and end up in the circular file anyway, I decided to open up this thread in favor of everybody that has the occasional odd idea, but no place to put it. Here's the place to analyze, discuss, philosophize or to just have a good laugh.

Don't worry, non-profit organizations are welcome.
Pick a random number and maybe one day we'll have enough for a guidebook titled "1000 Sure-As-Hell Ways Not To Get Rich But Entertained At Least".

Courtesy of LadyF who gave me the first idea here and the inspiration for the thread itself while talking about kids' meals and their (still) boring counterpart. Toungue

Potential business idea #386:
Themed elderly people portions for restaurants.
For those with a rather ironic worldview in their retirement years.
For instance, "Blessed" roastbeef with french fries "laid to rest" - all the fries are arranged as little crosses.
"When your solution is exactly the same as your problem then you've successfully dismantled all possibility of human endeavour and you still think you're commanding the cosmic orchestra from the comfort of your own atrophied amygdala. Well only then you can truly call yourself most people." - Doc

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#2
Well I have long said this but no one apparently has taken me up on it. A peer to peer place where men and women (or men and men / women women) can meet for platonic purposes. A match.com without the pressure of "love".

- need someone to get your family off your back? Find someone here with the same problem.
- need someone to advance your career by being your "for work purposes" significant other?
- need someone just to go to the movies with and feel weird going alone?
- need a person for the x-mas party!?

Frankly, I don't think I would even mind paying a small amount. If we have uber I don't see what would be wrong with that. That might even weed out the creeps because they wouldn't get paid if they did something bad.

Also, on dating site, a different type of platform. Right now there is the profiles etc. But I think that is a mistake. I think a better thing would be a community where people could talk (about general world things) but also have like a profile. I think that works better to make sucessful matches.

Finally, this is in the world of -- just do the job well. My condo has one bad management company after another. Because "they know" this isn't something someone starts and there aren't that many around. Find something that the industry sucks at. One way you can find that is checking yelp. Look at industries and if you see a lot of bad reviews...
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#3
(01-01-2015, 05:36 AM)Rodent Wrote: For instance, "Blessed" roastbeef with french fries "laid to rest" - all the fries are arranged as little crosses.

That still cracks me up as I read it just now. Big Grin

(01-01-2015, 08:26 AM)LonelySutton Wrote: Also, on dating site, a different type of platform. Right now there is the profiles etc. But I think that is a mistake. I think a better thing would be a community where people could talk (about general world things) but also have like a profile. I think that works better to make sucessful matches.

I would actually agree with this because I think one very good way to get to know someone is in reading about what they think or how they think of various topics. It's like this forum, but if it's a place where people can talk about their issues and we get to see the different views and opinions from specific members. Same goes for dating sites.

It's hard to really know someone just by reading their profile and to strike up a private conversation seems to usually end badly from what I observe of other people's experiences. So having topics in a little community out there being discussed makes it easier to strike up conversations with one another because you can ride on that to start having private conversations afterwards.
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#4
Potential business idea #861:
Verbal abuse service contractor.
Sadistic employees serve masochistic customers their daily payload of deprecation with highest professionality. With receipts and money-back-guarantee if you don't feel as bad as desired after our sessions.
Phone service and house visits.

I thought this was a pretty good idea until I realized that this line of work is in full state control already and offered by most municipal authorities for free. At least here in Germany.
"When your solution is exactly the same as your problem then you've successfully dismantled all possibility of human endeavour and you still think you're commanding the cosmic orchestra from the comfort of your own atrophied amygdala. Well only then you can truly call yourself most people." - Doc

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#5
Let's say someone loves to create things. Things as in, robots, or simple mechanisms, machines, or DIY projects. The difficult thing for them is to get the machines, workplace, tools etc.
For example someone wants to Design, then manufacture, test and operate a robot. The problem for him will be that for 1. getting different parts, he will have to go to different stores. 2. getting one operation done on one place, then another on another (for example 3D printing, then to the welder, then to the carpenter, etc). Not only that, he doesn't get to do those operations himself. After that he might need workspace. And a lot of other things.

So, a place where by paying a monthly fee, he can use all the machines such as 3D printer, lathe, drills, soldering machine, etc. kept in one place. Not only that, but also Computers with CAD and CAM software and that are connected with 3D printers. So he can use the computer to design, then to simulate and analyze, then print it, then modify it and complete his project at a single place, all on his own, without having to buy the necessary expensive machinery and looking for a spacious place, not in home.

Then, by making the project, that he can use it anywhere, he can register it to our shop and earn credit. That credit can be used instead of money to buy purchase components from our shop, like motors, LEDs, MCs, metal jobs, wires, breadboards, etc.
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#6
Potential Business Idea #202
The Gene Bank
Here people can hand in their unwanted, already used or otherwise tradable genes.
Got a cancer gene you don't want? Give it to the poor lady who wants an operation to not have her period, but won't get it. Trade it for that green-eyed gene you always wanted, but someone else did not.

Potential Business Idea #203
The Hug Bank
Borrow hugs, then pay them back after a while with some interest.
Are you sure we're on the right way, Yoda?
Off course, we are.

The snow angel was imperfect but so is everyone. It was there, and that is what matters. Maybe someone would see it, and smile.
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(01-02-2015, 10:24 AM)Rodent Wrote: Potential business idea #861:
Verbal abuse service contractor.
Sadistic employees serve masochistic customers their daily payload of deprecation with highest professionality. With receipts and money-back-guarantee if you don't feel as bad as desired after our sessions.
Phone service and house visits.

I thought this was a pretty good idea until I realized that this line of work is in full state control already and offered by most municipal authorities for free. At least here in Germany.

Where do I hand in my resume Club
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#8
Potential Business Idea #774.8
The Probabilitestabilizer
Undefined thingy that makes tiny previously impossible things possible - such as playing skyrim with someone else with different mods, getting a cool christmas present from grandma or stop hitting your toe on that one doorstep you really think is misplaced.
Are you sure we're on the right way, Yoda?
Off course, we are.

The snow angel was imperfect but so is everyone. It was there, and that is what matters. Maybe someone would see it, and smile.
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