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At Google 20% of employees' time can be spent on projects other than their main job. Google is one of the most successful companies of all-time. That is obviously one of the keys to their success. Why aren't more companies empowering their employees this way, getting them thinking more creatively? More businesses should put processes in place to allow their people to innovate and push fresh new ideas that will enable the company to reach new markets and work more efficiently. It's a no-brainer. Corporations need to stop being so lazy and bureaucratic, clinging to the old ways of doing business.

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Success through anecdotes.

This would be a simple web site broken into sections based on business areas. It would contain anecdotes about problems people have run into and the solutions they came up with to make people's jobs easier.

Example: A plant supervisor was taking me through the plant while an inventory was being taken. We stopped at a group of pallets that had single-sheet, preprinted forms on them stacked about 4 feet high. The person doing the inventory was walking a 12 inch piece of pvc pipe up the stack to find out how high the stack was in inches so she could then multiply the number of inches x sheets per inch and get a somewhat accurate count of how many sheets were on the pallet. I suggested she could significantly cut down the amount of time she spent counting this inventory simply by getting a bigger piece of PVC pipe and marking it off in 12 inch increments. If it was at least as tall as the highest stack she'd get her inches in one step (ignore the fact that a tape measure would do the same thing much more accurately). Kind of like Dilbert with a clue for the clueless.  It might be interesting to skim through a website like this to see if there were any easy answers to problems you hadn't thought of yet.
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Doing small chores for others can lead to big bucks. Consider not just mowing lawns, but changing light bulbs, cleaning dog messes from yards, washing windows, and a multitude of other tasks that many do not have the time to carry out on their own. Print off flyers, advertise in free online news services, and create a social networking page to let the community know of the services offered. Even going door-to-door in safe neighborhoods can create a regular customer base.
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If you are considering going into business you must first decide if you have the self-discipline and financing to do so. Starting a restaurant is one of the more traditional business ventures but it carries a very high failure rate due to market saturation. If you enjoy working with food a bakery may be a great alternative to fast food depending on the area you live in. If you live in a city where people don't have a lot of time to make baked goods this may be a great opportunity. On the other hand, if you are good with electronics you might consider starting a repair shop for computers and other equipment.
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Arrange zoo tours at night so visitors can see the animals that sleep during the day.
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Baby Doll: A service where parents submit baby photos and get a doll that looks like their baby.
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Screw CD's! Go retro. How about some peeps that'll take your favorite songs and burn them onto vinyl?
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Receive receipts for your purchases at stores or restaurants to your cell via SMS/MMS. Main benefit is environmental and also for safe-keeping. Less likely to be lost or destroyed.
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Use chocolate bars covered like your business card for special events.Cover the bars in special paper that tells of an upcoming event i.e bridal or baby showers.
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Attract customers with the pitch that if they have to wait on hold more than X minutes calling customer service they'll get a X discount on their next bill.
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Sell movie soundtracks at the theater after the movie ends.
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