Time again for Springwise to share their best new business ideas of the week. This week's idea are all over the place -- but I do believe the Nagging Service for Dieters is a little extreme -- check them all out.
Shopping district turns its own ad banners into bags
Eco & sustainability / Marketing & advertising / Retail
Recycling advertising banners to make shopping bags isn't new. What's interesting about a new effort from Vancouver, however, is that a shopping district's advertisers are creating bags from their own ads.
Retailer unboxes DIY flat-pack homes
Homes & housing
Britain's Argos chain seems to be the first major retailer to market an affordable flat-pack house that can be built in two days by just two people.
Nagging service for dieters
Life hacks / Food & beverage
Anyone who's ever tried to lose weight knows that it can be tough to stay motivated. For those who need a little extra help, a new service will nag customers mercilessly until they get off the couch.
Winery asks customers to set prices
Food & beverage / Retail
A South African winemaker sent 20 cases of its latest wine to loyal customers on consignment, asking them to evaluate the wine and then pay him what they thought it was worth.
Scheduling service for families with kids
Life hacks / Leisure & lifestyle
For USD 499 per year, BusyBeesNYC will create a schedule of activities for that combines free, paid, scheduled and drop-in events while accommodating kids' regular eating and sleeping routines.
Parties help guests sell their gold
Lifestyle & leisure
As the weakening economy causes purse strings to tighten, consumers are looking for new ways to earn some extra money. Enter My Gold Party, which helps guests cash in on record gold prices.
More crowdsourced graphic design
Style & design / Marketing & advertising
There are numerous sites out there for crowdsourcing graphic design. A new entrant into the space gets bidding designers to submit completed concepts.
eBay feeder business for 'pickup only' items
Life hacks / Transportation
For prices beginning at GBP 40, Lots2 will collect and deliver items bought on eBay or other auction platforms from or to anywhere in London, the South East and East Anglia.
More ultra premium grape juice
Food & beverage
Not long ago we wrote about high-end grape juices by First Blush, and recently one of our spotters came across another ultra premium line of alcohol-free juices that could easily be confused with wine.
Solar-powered cellphone kiosks for Ugandan women
Telecom & mobile / Eco & sustainability
In Uganda, which has one of the lowest levels of electricity in Africa, Motorola has launched an initiative to provide solar cellphone recharging stations that can be run by local, entrepreneurial women.