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The Roller Shaper is a new generation health and fitness system that trains, tones and shapes the body.

Entrepreneurs are always looking for the next big thing,The latestThe Roller Shaper is a new generation health and fitness system that trains, tones and shapes the body, by aiding lymphatic drainage, without the need for vigorous exercise. Lymphatic drainage massage by Roll Shaper boosts the flow of lymph around your body. Lymphatic drainage massage boosts the flow of lymph around your body, refreshing your immune system and flushing out toxins and kick-starting your metabolism. The Roll Shaper helping both men and women achieve fantastic results in weight loss, body shaping and in overall health performance.
The Easy Mile Log  built-in GPS unit tracks the mileage automatically- Hottest business trends


The EasyMileLog The built-in GPS unit tracks the mileage automatically
After setting up the unit (which takes minutes) plug it into your car’s cigarette lighter. Pressing the Work or Personal button tells the unit what you are driving for. The unit’s built-in GPS will then track where you go. Leave it in your car for the year, month, week, day – whatever you want. When you want to know your total miles, just plug it into your computer and print the summary report which can be handed to your accountant for your taxes – or use it yourself with your own tax software. If you ever need to see a trip, look at the detail travel – which then shows each trip individually – starting and ending point, as well as date/time/distance. This is what the IRS would want to see as well – the detailed trips. These trips are stored on the device until you decide to remove them – so you are ready in case you are ever audited.

This sounds pretty easy – but we have tried to make it even more fool-proof. If you drive during set hours, say from 9-5, then tell the unit your schedule and it defaults those trips to “Work” – now, you don’t even need to press the button! This schedule can be set up differently for each day of the week if needed.

The EM LOG gets power through its USB cable – either from your computer or your car’s cigarette lighter (our adapter is included). It also has a built-in rechargeable Li Ion battery which can vary in life based upon how much you drive . While you can turn it on/off manually, the unit will turn itself off if it stays in one place for 5 minutes. It will also turn itself back on as soon as it senses power through the USB, or within 2 minutes of it sensing actual movement (like the car starting to drive).
Entrepreneurs are always looking for the next big thing.   Mobile Flower Truck- The latest business on wheels
Hybrid bikes- Hottest Business Trends
M55 aims to build hybrid bikes. Its flagship model, the Beast, has the greatest performance among e-bikes. 1,500 Watts of power can accelerate this machine to a stunning 40 miles per hour and it can go as far as 75 miles with a single charge, even off-road.
Building a Home Decor Business on Recycled Bicycle Parts
Loves the challenge of taking waste and making it something unique and innovative. My inspiration begins with nature.

People have always planted flowers on their balconies but now they see planting vegetables still covers their balcony in foliage but also gives them fresh food to eat," said Guo Rongjuan, a worker at a Beijing-based social group responsible for the poster campaign

SHANGHAI - More Chinese consumers say they are growing vegetables at home in response to rising prices and food safety issues. Prices of major types of vegetables grew 10.1 percent in October from those in September alone, figures from the National Development and Reform Commission showed.

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"Vegetable prices have been going up, especially in recent months. Quite a number of my neighbors have started to grow vegetables at home," said a retired Shanghai resident surnamed Qiu.
Qiu, who lives on the ground floor of an apartment block and has a garden, started to grow chili, towel gourd, cucumber and spring onion this summer.

"It really saves money, though I haven't calculated the exact amount," Qiu says.



The Bamboo treecycle developed by MGT Engineering Ltd is on dispay at the 21th China Int'l Bicycle and Motor Fair.


Business Ideas for a new product-New Fashion Ozone Generator Air & Water Purifier
New Fashion Ozone Generator Air & Water Purifier


1.Ozone is considered as the broad spectrum efficient sterilization disinfectant all over the world. A new generation of green environmental protection high-tech products.Through the natural air as raw materials by electronic means high-pressure discharge high frequency produce high concentration ozone,it is one oxygen atom more than oxygen, chemical properties special oxygen and lively,it is a strong oxidizer, at a given concentration can quickly kill the bacteria in the air.
The effect of removing germs is 1.5 times than chlorine, its sterilization speed is 600-3000 times than chlorine.Ozone is very unstable and extremely easy to decompose.At room temperature,ozone can naturally decay as oxygen, its decay period for 15 minutes to 25 minutes.Ozone in the water is rapid into "ecological oxygen" and no residues.No toxic residues, won't form a secondary pollution, is known as "the most clean antioxidant and disinfectant".
2. Agriculture chemical detoxification for fruit and vegetable
3. Air purify: kill virus and detoxification, prevent infective decease; remove the dust and odor to purify the air and make your indoor living circumstance forest like
4. Remove odor: dispel the odor of toilet, refrigerator, wardrobe and pet housing and so on.
5. Children stuff purify: kill virus and purify the children stuff and assure the sanitary and healthy
6. Cook tool and dishware detoxification: kill virus and detoxification, assure safe and healthy.
7. Underwear and towel detoxification: kill virus and detoxification on the commodity, keep sanitary and healthy.
8. It’s used for washing face and brushing teeth: Skin care, alleviate aging, keep mouth clean, and prevent decease.
9. Virus killing and detoxification of fish jar: kill virus and detoxification, break up the impurity substance, increase the oxygen density and prevent aquatic decease and reduce the water change frequency.
10. Pet detoxification: remove odor from pet, prevent parasite and remove odor.


Organics For Infants



Organics For Infants



Organics For Infants
Maddy's Organic Meals
Dori and Carson Boneck


When Dori Boneck began making organic food for her newborn, Madeleine, in 2006, she decided other mothers might want to feed their little ones the same thing'without the hassle of cooking up meals themselves. So last May the former elementary school teacher launched Maddy's Organic Meals, the first USDA Certified Organic product for children in the Midwest. Boneck and her husband, Carson, produce and package the meals in a professional cooking space they rent in Chicago. Each 8 oz. package costs about $6. There's Perfect Pears for four-month-olds, for instance, or Scrumptious Succotash for eight-month-olds. Maddy's is sold at the Goddess & Grocer and other markets in town and, since February, can be ordered through the company's Web site, maddysorganicmeals.com.

Better Whey - All Natural Non Fat Yogurt

Leaving Kraft Singles Behind, She's Doing It Her Whey

Leaving Kraft Singles Behind, She's Doing It Her Whey

Tula Foods
Daphne D. Mazarakis


Daphne D. Mazarakis can make whey protein sound pretty appealing. A former brand manager at Kraft Foods (Velveeta and Kraft Singles), Mazarakis, 35, says she sprinkled whey powder on her regular meals, and without doing anything else differently, she lost a skirt size in six weeks. Now she's preparing to roll out her own line of yogurt with whey protein. Her startup, Tula Foods, plans to begin supplying its Better Whey products to Whole Foods Market in July.Body builders have been consuming whey protein since the 1970s. But extracting it from milk isn't easy. Plus, the substance often tastes chalky. "It requires delicate treatment and high technology," she says. Though whey protein could be added to other products, Mazarakis chose to start with all-natural yogurt because its sales are growing 35% a year in organic markets. The alum of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business invested $800,000 in Tula after leaving Kraft in 2007. She hopes her Evanston business will be profitable within three years. 

The Therapeutic Garment Maker

The Therapeutic Garment Maker


The Therapeutic Garment Maker

Telesto Medtech
 In the early 1990s, Don Kellogg's wife, June, developed lymphedema, a condition that causes excruciating swelling of the limbs. A former product developer at Nabisco, Kellogg thought maybe he could ease her pain. He fabricated a lightweight, comfortable sleeve that he filled with foam. The device wicked away moisture and gently pushed excess fluid away, allowing the skin to breathe.

Today, his invention has turned into a $150,000 company and Kellogg into a 72-year-old entrepreneur. His Belmont (Mass.) startup, Telesto Medtech, wouldn't be here, however, if not for the San Francisco 49ers. Kellogg dropped his research after June died in 1994 in San Francisco, where she had been getting treatment. But the NFL team had heard about the sleeve from therapists who had seen its benefits, and in 2002 began using it to treat swelling from injuries.
Sensing a bigger market, Kellogg rang up an old friend and former Chicago futures trader, Mitch Kasper, who invested $100,000 to help launch the company in 2006. The made-to-fit garments cost $250 to $900, and customers include lymphedema patients as well as the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Mavericks. 

More Flavors of Organic Ice Cream


Three Twins Organic Ice Cream
Neal Gottlieb 


Don’t let the name fool you—Three Twins Organic Ice Cream started as a one-man band. When Neal Gottlieb opened his shop in San Rafael, Calif., he did everything himself. He sold just $365 of ice cream his first day, Aug. 27, 2005. Three Twins is up to 25 employees now at two locations and expects to generate at least $750,000 in revenue this year, double 2007’s sales. Gottlieb, a 31-year-old Cornell University graduate, got into the organic ice cream business after stints in finance and the Peace Corps in Morocco. He started Three Twins—Gottlieb used to live with his twin brother and the brother’s fiance[need accent mark on first e]e, who was also a twin, hence the store’s name—with $70,000 of his own and has since raised $1 million from folks in the organic food biz to open a factory to make ice cream for retailers such as Whole Foods. Gottlieb’s California outlets stock more than a dozen flavors, and he has a notebook with more than 100 more he wants to try. One is organic rocky road. The hitch: He hasn't been able to find a source of certified organic marshmallows.

 This Germ-Killing Fabric May Save Lives              


This Germ-Killing Fabric May Save Lives



Vestagen
Ben Favret
At least 1.7 million U.S. patients contract infections in hospitals each year, claiming 100,000 lives and costing $30 billion, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Orlando entrepreneur Ben Favret, a business-side veteran of biotech startups and pharma companies like Pfizer (PFE), hopes to reduce those numbers with a new type of fabric for hospital garments, curtains, linens, and furniture. The material, dubbed Vestex, is coated with an antimicrobial to kill germs. It also repels fluids while remaining breathable enough to wear. Favret, 44, licensed the technology from Swiss textile giant Schoeller in mid-2008 and formed Vestagen to commercialize the fabric. The material doesn't need approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, but the company is running clinical trials nonetheless to prove medical benefits. Favret funded Vestagen out of his own pocket before raising $2 million in May from V10 Capital Partners in Richmond Va. The company, now with six employees, expects to have initial trial results this fall. After that it will take its first scrubs and lab coats, manufactured at plants in Massachusetts and India, to market.

 A New Snack Chip Pops Up



A New Snack Chip Pops Up

A New Snack Chip Pops Up
Pop Chips
Keith Belling
Sometimes a bad habit can turn into a good idea for a startup. Whenever Keith Belling went out for a sandwich, he recalls, he had to have a bag of Doritos even though he knew fried chips weren't good for him. So his business partner, Patrick Turpin, called Belling immediately when, while looking for their next venture in early 2005, he heard about a Southern California business that made private-label snacks. Its products were limited to rice cakes, but Belling figured the same process could be used to air-pop a healthier type of snack chip. Pooling nearly $1 million of their own money, the partners bought the factory and in mid-2007 launched Pop Chips in San Francisco. Belling, 52, who is chief executive, had more than a gut feeling to go on. Pop Chips is his fourth business. He began in 1986 with a coffee bar in San Francisco, which grew to a 30-unit chain by the time he sold out in 1992. He was also part of the team that took over money-losing Restoration Hardware in 2001. Pop Chips began with a bang, with shelf space in 1,000 Safeway (SWY) grocery stores in the West. Today 100-calorie bags sell for $1.29 at Jamba Juice (JMBA, while 3-oz. bags are available for $2.99 nationally in Target (TGT), Costco (COST), and Whole Foods Market (WFMI). Pop Chips employs 30 people, plus another 100 at its factory. Revenue should top $18 million in 2009, up from $6 million the year before, Belling says. But he says the company won't become profitable until 2011, as it plows its cash, plus $10 million from private equity fund TSG Consumer Partners, into marketing efforts such as chip giveaways. As for Doritos, Belling says he hasn't had any in years.


Brick Industry Opts for Automation, Innovation


Indian brick makers, a majority of whom are SMEs, are undergoing a complete makeover through the adoption of mechanisation following the entry of international technology providers and producers. Entrepreneurs are also bringing in product innovation.There are about 35 plants across India, including semi-automatic and fully-automatic ones, which are already operational. Many other modern plants are under construction. Analysts believe that increased difficulties in handling labour, maintaining quality and meeting the increased demand for better-quality bricks have forced brick kiln entrepreneurs to rethink their production processes and also led to product innovation. As a result, many entrepreneurs are diversifying into resource efficient bricks (REBs) by importing machinery from overseas.


REBs are either perforated or hollow, have better insulation properties, and less energy and resources are consumed in their production.
In Europe REBs have wide acceptance but in India they are at a nascent stage, though the market for them is growing. At present, they account for less than one per cent of India’s total brick production. REBs, once adopted, reduce the consumption of top fertile soil by more than 20 per cent, besides lowering energy consumption by 20-30 per cent.
Buoyed by the experience of the early starters, more entrepreneurs are importing state-of-the-art fully automatic machinery from China and Germany for making both REBs and conventional bricks. As for deployment of machinery and REB manufacturing, lots of entrepreneurs are joining the bandwagon. Already there are 12 plants in the southern region, eight in the North, four in the West and two in the eastern region.

“Visualising the potential in the Indian construction sector, major European machinery manufacturers have tied up with Indian machinery manufacturers and started operations in India. The entry of multinational brick producers like Wienerberger in Bangalore has motivated brick entrepreneurs to adopt mechanisation and production of REBs,” said Pritpal Singh, senior engineer, Punjab State Council for Science & Technology. He added that besides setting up new units, many of them are expanding capacity.

Speaking to Business Standard, Ecologic Building Systems (P) Ltd Director-Marketing Rajinder Singh said, “We had set up a new unit in Una district of Himachal Pradesh last year. The plant was set up with an initial investment of Rs 40 crore with state-of-the-art fully automated German technology to manufacture concrete products. We have an installed capacity of 60,000 concrete blocks and up to 600,000 units of bricks/pavers a day.”

He added that acceptance among builders, contractors and architects is increasing day by day, and in order to cater to the National Capital Region market, the company now plans to set up a new unit in the NCR region with a capital outlay of Rs 40 crore, with the same installed capacity. This plant too will have fully automated technology imported from Germany.
Further, a number of mechanised plants are coming up in the northern region with the capability of producing both conventional bricks and REBs.

India produces about 140 billion bricks annually, mainly through traditional production processes. The industry consumes about 24 million tonnes of coal annually, a huge quantity of biomass fuels, and up to 350 million tonnes of top soil is used every year for clay-based brick production. The industry’s CO2 emissions are estimated to be 42 million tonnes a year.

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has been working in the brick sector with the objective of improving energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions through the promotion of energy-efficient technologies and practices. It is involved in implementing a project for promoting energy efficiency in the Indian brick industry, in partnership with the Union ministry of environment and forests.
The executing agency is the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). To demonstrate REB technologies, develop technology models and reach out to various regions and brick clusters, the project has set up local resource centres (LRCs) in the North, East, West, South and North East. The Punjab State Council for Science and Technology is the LRC for the northern region.