Think You Have a Weird Business Idea? Get a Load of These!
OK, it's Friday. What better way to wrap up the week than a quick look at some enterprising entrepreneurs with strange business ideas that actually took off? Hey, if they can do it, maybe you can, too.
Surprise Them With ... a Potato?
A gift potato would definitely surprise me. Probably not in a good way. I have Irish ancestry. I love potatoes. But, as a gift - I don't think so.
The folks at the Potato Parcel don't let me stand in their way, though. I mean, what do you do if you've run out of gift ideas? Send your loved one a potato. Not just any old potato, but a potato with a loving or playful sentiment on it. Your sweetie's going to love receiving an "I Love You" potato on Valentine's Day.
Reserve Your Spot Now!
A little worried about where you'll end up in the afterlife? Worry not, you can reserve your spot in heaven. Perhaps it's not you you're worried about but a somewhat naughty loved one. No worries, you can purchase a spot for the questionable personage as well.
With a Reserve a Spot in Heaven kit, you'll receive an official reservation certificate, ID card, navigation map and a money back guarantee if your reservation isn't accepted. Reserve a spot in heaven for your pets, too!
Quality Handcrafted Furniture at Its Ugliest
Unfortunately, it looks like this business may have fallen by the wayside, but I love the idea. Ugly Furnitures is, or was, a group of talented woodcrafters who set out to create high-quality and functional furniture. Their criteria? Make it as ugly as possible.
Personally, I don't find the pieces ugly, but they won't fit your decor if you're interested in a cohesive look. They're certainly conversation pieces. I hope they're still in business or someone else takes up the idea.
There you have it - strange ideas that turned into businesses. If you're thinking about starting a business and your idea is a little on the weird side, it doesn't mean it can't succeed. Do your research to make sure there's a market and your idea fills a niche and you're on your way.
Do you know of any weird businesses or business ideas that may or may not work? I'd love to hear about them.