Crazy ideas from overseas that have proven successful.
New startups, not finding a sufficient response from consumers, crumble to dust, without bringing any profit.
Unexpectedly, quite absurd ideas develop for everyone, bringing multimillion profits to the organizer. Having learned about the projects that were successful and too brave, it remains only to regret that they did not come to our heads. Is it possible to translate these ideas into practice in our country, we will see later.
This idea enriched the Colombian who founded PetButler in his country. Employees of the company are engaged in cleaning excrement for dogs for a fee, which their clients pay weekly.
Once this proposal to Matt Boswell, the company’s founder, seemed ridiculous. However, the economic mentality and entrepreneurial acumen helped to quickly analyze all the pros and cons of the proposal. And here’s the result – now PetButler is the largest company to perform such unpleasant work as cleaning feces for animals. This work is one of those who do not like, even disdain, and tend to avoid performing on their own.
The calculation was as follows: if you take a district of 30 km in radius, it is more than 100,000 dogs, even if 1% of the owners of these animals pay weekly services for his company, this is already a decent amount.
More than 5,000 dog breeders are now customers of PetButler, and over a hundred franchises have already been sold to various states.
For Russia, this idea would not be bad, but there is not enough strict legislation forcing to clean up dog excrement behind dogs.
In our country there are conscious citizens who clean the dogs themselves while walking, but there are only such units. If we consider breeders of different breeds of dogs, then probably these services can be in demand. But it should be noted that the concentration of breeders in any region is not so great, so a large scale is hardly possible.
Entrepreneur Frazer Doherty, at the age of 16, dropped out of school and opened his own Super Jam company. At the age of 14, he began selling jars of home-made jam, which made him famous now not only in his native Scotland.
The annual turnover of the company is currently estimated at more than 500,000 cans, which is 1/5 of the total jam market in England. In addition to the jam business, Doherty decided to start writing a book, now you can find two on the market, both dedicated to his business. Scottish entrepreneur organizes many parties for retirees, in the framework of the charity organization SuperJamTeaParties, which also organized Doherty.
The company’s products have their stand at the exhibition of the National Museum of Scotland, being a recognized example of an exemplary food brand.
In the Russian version, there is already a similar company, which not only supplies high-quality jams and preserves to all regions of the country, but also manufactures export products – these are jams under the Makheev brand (Essen Production, located in the Republic of Tatarstan).
This business was opened quite spontaneously by a housewife, Kim Levin, who sewed grain into a cloth, made a pillow with a pleasant aroma, she warmed it up in a microwave, and made a pillow for relaxation. She presented her first products to children and relatives. Then her friends and acquaintances began to ask her to sew the same pillows, there were quite a few calls for Kim to think about wholesale pillows for relaxation with grain inside. The potential of the idea with relax-pillows was immediately evaluated, and Kim began to look for partners, to go to retailers.
The housewife’s insistence was rewarded; a large chain store agreed to include her pillows in her assortment. As a result – a multimillion-dollar case, which was started with a nice gift from mom to children.
Kim Levin is constantly updating her blog, and she also wrote a book about how moms can turn into successful business women and become millionaires.
In Russia, such a trend is already noticeable and on sale you can find buckwheat pillows for sleeping for a long time, with lavender filling and others. The range is quite wide and prices are affordable, so not only Americans can open a successful business for health benefits.