While working long hours as an investment banker in London, Anna Jerstrom would relax for a moment by imagining herself on a surfing trip. Her love of surfing began on a vacation to Costa Rica in 2009. Jerstrom decided to try the sport that year by attending a surfing camp.
A new business is off to a good start when its inputs cost nothing. The founders of EcoScraps have just that situation because their product is made from stuff other people put in the trash.
Although the internet seems saturated with social networks, room always exists for a slight variation on an already popular consumer choice. In fact, the pervasive use of Facebook, LinkedIn, and others helps a new social network like FamilyLeaf gain acceptance.
Just because a website becomes the dominant internet source for a particular service doesn’t mean a similar new business can’t gain attention online. For example, Mint is the primary site for tacking consolidated views of various investment accounts. Although Mint’s popularity has crushed competitors, startup operation Personal Capital is gaining traction for its variation on […]
As the economic conditions of recent years produced an increasing number of freelancers, ZenCash aims to help them manage receipt of timely payments for services rendered. The company’s system works equally well for small startup businesses.
Although Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, its expansion into selling so many different types of items has created a marketing channel with room for similar operations. One example is Alice.com, a website that sells only household items.
The optimal path to success when starting a business is targeting an expanding market. One of the reasons is that rising interest in a type of product inspires buyers to examine new options. Plus, angel investors are eager to provide backing to startups offering innovative options to eager consumers.
Document storage in the cloud has created many advantages and expanded a few frustrations. The popularity of positive features creates opportunities for a new business to present solutions to the difficulties. SurDoc is just such a company that is resolving problems and increasing satisfaction in using cloud storage services.