The article profiles two new NYC businesses that are tapping into both the luxury market and the whole "green" thing going on today. There is a a cooler than thou laundry service, Slate NYC and an environmentally friendly house cleaning service called
This is such a great reminder that there are SOOO many ideas out there waiting to be hatched for needs/markets/products that are not currently being met. I know many people like to go for the "tried and true" when thinking about business ideas, but I have to say, I think its really all about coming up with a new angle...rethinking a stale idea...or coming up with a solution where no one else has. That is, of course, exactly what I tried to do with Paper Bride and is still something I think about everytime I come up with a new idea.
Someone said to me the other day, "you guys should do birthday cards." Birthday Cards!? I mean, sure birthday cards are great, but there isn't a whole lot of ground to break in the arena of the birthday card. And that is, by no means, a snub for any of you who might make birthday cards--some of you might have even gotten rich making birthday cards. But I'm all about standing out in a crowd...and the smaller the crowd, the easier it is to stand out. word.