New Business Ideas: Convenience at Your Doorstep

1-800-GOT-JUNKWe all like to patronize our favorite services, whether it is the neighborhood salon or the small grocery store just across the street. In a smart move that demonstrates clever thinking, entrepreneurs are bringing the daily essential services right to where the customer is: home, office or any other location where you might be. Convenience is now right at your doorstep:

  • Too busy to get out of the house and visit the grocer? If you are let deliver your tomatoes and potatoes to you. You can make life easier by going to Genuardi’s online grocery store and order one month’s worth of grocery at the click of a mouse. Your orders are delivered within 2 – 4 hours.
  • Down under, Aussie Pet Mobile home-delivers pet grooming services in a specially equipped van. With a grooming station at your doorsteps, you can watch as your beloved Golden Retriever receives an in-van shampoo, conditioning, blow-dry and brush-out.
  • Junk removal company 1-800-GOT-JUNK? (pictured above) operates many franchises in large metropolitan areas in the USA and Canada. When you have got old furniture to throw away, call the toll-free number on your phone. You can even book online. Shiny Isuzu trucks with uniformed drivers from 1-800-GOT-JUNK? will arrive soon, ready to pick up your junk.
  • If you need a haircut before you meet your client for a business deal, try looking for a HairPOD near your office. The transportable, free-standing styling booths offer quick, inexpensive haircuts while on the go. They can even be relocated easily if necessary, thanks to the compact design.

Can you apply this new business idea of straight-to-the-customer’s doorstep, to other consumer needs and come up with a new business?

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This New Business Ideas Report is compiled specially for Small Business Trends from the editors of


4 Reactions
  1. I have always loved the idea of a mobile pet groomer. Especially for a difficult pet who stresses when away from home. Their website is very cute and eye catching.

  2. A great convenience when you just don’t have the time to run the pup to the salon…the salon comes to you. Great site!