Category: Small Business

The idea: 
 Create a social network for business angels with the ability to “bet” directly online on projects that interest them. A  Business angel  is a natural person who invests part of his assets in an innovative company with potential and who, in addition to his money, makes available to the entrepreneur, his skills, his experience, his relational networks and a part of his time. (wikipedia)

Functioning:  The social network created would bring together business angels and project promoters on the one hand. Business Angels choose on the network and put their funds directly on projects that interest them. Payments can be made by credit card. The network guarantees the follow-up of the fundraising until the delivery to the project leader. A meeting (non-virtual) is organized for the signature of the contracts.The social network remunerates by taking a percentage from the funds raised.

Starting Investment:  For well-developed social network $ 8000.

Risks:  Projects will not fail. But are business angels ready to play the game?

The telephony and energy offers are multiplying and it is more and more complex to see clearly. the idea is to create a business that helps individuals and businesses find the best telephony or energy provider.


Most advice can be done by mail or phone. What we sell is above all independence with respect to operators and suppliers. The role of the advisor can sometimes be reduced to confirming a choice already made by a company for example before it subscribes.

The remuneration may be on a fee or lump sum basis.

Initial investment:

Presentation web page with contact details: 1000 $. A lot of prospecting time

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How did you get the idea :

The idea came to us after several simulations on paper and several years, we found the way to implement our ideas.

Your products and services :

We offer our customers to post ads on our platform, free of charge. (Offer pro discovery 5 months free deposit).

Our offer will be aimed at individuals over 18 and professionals from all sectors. (4 main categories are on our platform, classifieds, services, businesses, solidarity and collaborative).

We put a point of honor on the security, We and our partner PAYNAME really want to bring solutions of transaction and confidence. For security, PAYNAME offers a wide variety of services, Legal protection for all your purchases of items or services, paying for a service, sending money, etc. (Services and Transaction fees are free for individuals at PAYNAME)

Our platform will have an evaluation system and the ability to put opinions on a pro or particular profile.

But also after a number of ads we will offer a badge of seriousness.

To promote trust

Your success factors :

Our platform will offer a synergy between pro and individuals.

The pros will be able to become sponsors of the contests that we will realize monthly and thus improve their image of solidarity and collaborative way.

Individuals will be rewarded with gifts every month. Contests by random draw with lots will have places. To participate they will simply Register and publish at least one classic free classified ad on LECOINSOLIDAIRE.COM. (The games will be without obligation to purchase)

Our strengths the establishment of a platform for exchange and sharing with ZERO EURO OF TRANSACTION FEES BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS.

Unlike our competitor blablacar example that levies 0.99e HT + 14.50% on each passenger, example of leetchi 4% on a kitty. We find it not very cool, our platform will offer you the opportunity to earn money, simply create a PAYNAME account and put your referral link in your ad, your contacts become referrals and win 5 euro and you the sponsor will receive 5 euro too.

Your differentiating and disruptive factors in relation to the existing one :

We are different from our competitors because we are attached to values ​​of solidarity.

How: our platform is committed to the long term, to redistribute a 20% share on option sales and professional filing fees. Its 20% will be called “TTS = ALL SOLIDARY TAX”.

Its 20% will be redistributed to our customers in the form of contests or by donations to individuals or business creators, associations etc …

No, we have not forgotten the pros, special pros contest games are planned with offers for loyal customers. (Gift announcement pack or a multicast at our partner etc …)

Your business model (How do you make money?) :

The platform will earn money on enhancement options and paid ad submission for pros except 5

first month at the launch of the site.

We will partner with ad multicast companies, for big professional accounts like UBIFLOW, NETTY, IMMOSTORE ETC …

Your competitors :

Many of our competitors are sites like leboncoin, vivastreet, topannonce etc.

But also the pool and co-share sites, LEETCHI, LEPOTCOMMUN, BLABLACAR,

The site like jobbing, SEFAIRE HELP, ETC …

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The idea  : Rent a dog for a few hours How it

works  : It’s a new way to meet people. You just have to rent a dog, go for a walk in the park with him and he will do the rest. After retrieving the phone numbers, you bring the dog back to the shop.

Investment starting  : Rent a shop (can be done from a pet store), Purchase dogs, Possibly their training ..

Originality  : Can go from the normal dog to the trained dog that will wrap its leash around a certain person when you give him the order

Target Region / Country  : Large cities, where people do not necessarily have the place at home to have a pet.

The idea :

A table decoration for the holidays. Suggest complete table decoration kits for birthdays, baptisms, babyshower, theme parties, Valentine’s Day …

Operation :

Sale on internet, standard kits classified by theme with customization option. Simple and fast: choose the theme, receive your box and install the decorations according to our advice.

Why this idea might work (why this startup succeeds) :

Individuals who organize parties, baptisms, baby shower … are mainly dedicated to the meal, the atmosphere but do not have time to devote to table decoration. But a beautiful table decoration can highlight the meal, to impress and leave a beautiful memory to the guests.

Simple, fast, “in one click”

Target Region / Country :

France – IDF to start

What can our readers do (investors, early-adopters, curious …) for you? :

Give me their opinion on my idea, answer the questionnaire by clicking on the following link: and do not hesitate to share this questionnaire.

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How did you get the idea

Many of the proposal of services to the person, of social network 3.0 but it lacks without doubt a little physical social link of true meeting.

Your products and services :

All services to the person, courier velotaxi and all the needs that you would like to entrust to your concierge.

At home: small DIY, gardening, cleaning, ironing … your internal logistics

Pours your children, seniors: keep them, help with homework, various animations

During your absence: check in check out, water the plants, feed your animals

Neighborhood courier: transport of people or goods, children at school, seniors at the market, at the doctor’s office …

Your neighborhood concierge is there to meet ALL your needs, even the craziest ones.

Your success factors :

Fight against moonlighting, connect people with needs and micro entrepreneurs who want to increase their purchasing power.

Group all services that you no longer have time or that you do not know how to achieve … ..

Your differentiating and disruptive factors in relation to the existing one :

A physical place

An app and a site 3.0

A proposal pushed and not requests “bottles to the sea”.

Each request will be sent directly to each approved provider who will have the opportunity to accept it or not.

Personal management of the services: selection, support. ..

Your business model (How do you make money?) :

Part of the price of the service will be levied to cover the costs of management of the service: rental locations container, salary of people at home, site management, selection and monitoring providers.

Your competitors :

Sharing network sites (not really competitors, my service will be a plus with these networks)

The services companies to the person

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Starting a new business is like an adventure where every day offers a new challenge, and every problem comes with an obstacle. By removing or passing the barrier, we become able to set up a business and to make it profitable. Although finance is a major contributing factor in starting any business, however, the importance of the right workforce can never be demolished. Having the right people by your side will materialize your dreams in a blink. So if you are planning to start a new business or has already taken the initiative, then this article will help you to know as to how you can find the right people.

  1. Know your business:

Well, many of you will say that it is not as important as we are the ones that started or created the business. Most of the time the creators of the company does not know or does not specify the values and practices that they want in their business environment. So the employees and the partners also get, and it thus creates a sense of irrelevance. When you communicate the culture and the values of the business to your employees and partners, they will feel acknowledge and affiliated.

So, before hiring someone and make them understand the culture and values of the business you should be clear regarding the business culture you want. Know your mission and vision clear and strong.

  1. Be specific regarding job:

You have to be specific when it comes to the job specification. For example, if you are hiring being your partner for the preparation of tax documents, then you should be clear regarding your expectations and demands.

  1. Interview phase:

Well, in a hiring process the most crucial stage is the interview stage, so it is always beneficial to have more than one conversation with the potential candidates. Moreover, in the interview stage, you can easily access the many personality traits which are not otherwise apparent.

  1. CV is not everything:

Most of the employees look at the CV to analyses the eligibility of the candidates as that’s the purpose of CV. However, sometimes the candidates should be analyzed beyond their qualifications and experience on the CV. As we have talked about the culture, so when it comes to knowing who will be the most suitable candidates’ CV do not always perform the right job. Ask the candidates regarding their hobbies and interest to identify more about them.

  1. Help them get on board:

Once you have hired someone to work for your company you have to make them acquainted with the surrounding environment. According to the researches, the retention rate of the employees is profoundly affected by behaving of the co-workers. So, if you have hired an individual, then give them an orientation so that they can get on board.

Hiring can never be a problem if you know what the requirements of the business are and what kind of people you want. So, the next time you have to take a hiring decision keep the points mentioned above in mind.

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How did you get the idea :

All our devices are now connected. Since the appearance of thermomix and now Cookeo, cooking has never been easier. However, we are sometimes lacking in culinary ideas despite a fridge still full.

” What are we eating ? ” That is the question !

Your products and services :

The connected fridge is able to record every ingredient that is put in and removed. It takes into account the quantity, quality and flash the unlimited date of consumption. A screen is incorporated in the fridge to allow exchanges. A scale can also be added to the product and placed next to it, at the worktop level. Depending on this, it offers the possible dishes to achieve that will appear on the screen but also on your tablet or phone.

It only remains to get to the stove.

No more food waste, no more idea, no more routine!

Your success factors :

I think it will be a product that will appeal to families.

Your differentiating and disruptive factors in relation to the existing one :

My product is more than a fridge, it is a 1.1 version. My main partners will be the builders of refrigerators, that goes without saying.

Your business model (How do you make money?) :

Launch price: 1000-5000 € according to the quality of the fridge (American, classic, mini bar)

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The idea :

Create a platform for connecting travelers and inhabitants of a city to allow travelers to invite themselves to the life of an inhabitant for a whole day and discover their daily lives and to share with them resident to make an associative donation in exchange for the time spent with the traveler. This would offer a completely different approach to tour guides and local guides by promoting human exchange and discovery of the other.

Operation :

The inhabitant fills his profile on the platform by indicating in a short description his personality, what he likes and dislikes, his weekly activities, his job … .etc. The traveler goes to the page of the city where he will soon stay and selects a resident he would like to discover in his daily life and spend a day with him.

If the inhabitant, after exchanges of conversation between them, agrees to receive it, the traveler pays on line the expenses of reservation and receives the address of the inhabitant. Part of the booking fee is donated to an association that the resident has previously wanted to sponsor.

Why this idea might work (why this startup succeeds) :

The overly conventional pattern of tourist guides and local guides abounds in the tourism market and travelers are finding it increasingly difficult to find the offer that suits them.

With this platform, they have a real understanding of what a local life is in the city they visit. They have the opportunity to interfere in the life of an inhabitant and see the reality of his daily life. It is also an opportunity to really exchange on different aspects of the daily life of the traveler and the inhabitant, to exchange culturally and to promote a real human exchange (they can go to the market together, cook together, receive the friends of the inhabitant, go to the theater ….).

From this, can even be born a new friendship. The associative aspect is also to take into account to the extent that the inhabitant gives his time to sponsor an association and the traveler lives a unique experience in the discovery of the daily life of the inhabitant. It is an  alternative travel experience, focused on discovering the other and his world. For the associations, this would allow a new source of funding, with the recruitment of new donors with very low costs of conquest and a new means of relationship with the donors.

Originality :

This concept does not yet exist in the tourism market and could really change the way people travel by combining exchanges, discovery of the other and associative gift. Human and relational exchange is at the center of this concept and everyone benefits. It also helps to keep tourists from an ultra-commercial system .

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The idea  :

NewInTown, the personal guide meeting platform. New social network

Operation  :

Are you new to town? Are you a tourist? Do you want to discover the city or meet new people even when you have just arrived? This platform allows tourists or newcomers to get in touch with people who know the place while meeting people.

For that, nothing more simple, you create your profile (Age, sex, centers of interests, date of arrival in city, languages ​​spoken …) by specifying if you are guide, new in city or tourist and finally select your guide online according to your criteria and then make an appointment. A list of criteria is thus to be defined according to your expectations »I wish: to meet people – to know the nice places – to know where to go shopping – to know the cool bars / restaurants – to visit the tourist places – etc ..».

The platform makes it possible to meet new people while discovering the city.

It is then possible to note your guide and so put forward the best guides on the spot and to ban or avoid bad elements. One can even imagine competitions to elect the guide of the month and sponsors everywhere in town, bars, restaurants, shops, monuments etc.

Initial investment  :

Creation of a website, mobile application.

Risks  :

Originality  : New type of social network.

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How did you get the idea :

The definition of a road trip is wide, it is a trip a bit special since it is done by car, bike or hitchhiking. It can be organized or improvised but it is very often fixed-term. The idea has therefore come from the fact that organizing a road trip is far from being an easy task: one must have a minimum of knowledge about the destinations envisaged. In order not to miss anything during his road trip, we get lost very quickly.

Your products and services :

Roadable is an application  present on two interfaces: an application moving to ensure maximum freedom, as well as a web application in order to optimize comfort. In four words, this is a planner of road trip. No more long hours to browse the various guides travel or advice in line roadable you offers of programs customized including hikes and recommended visits, the inevitable site, itineraries, list of accommodation … In order to carry out your road trip in all tranquility. Fill in your preferences (means of transport, style of accommodation, more or less sports, …) and your points and dates of departure and arrival. The application does the rest, all on design and intuitive interfaces.

Your success factors :

We are 4 students in fifth year of engineering school. Soon graduated, we developed our application from a common idea. Thanks to our varied technical profiles, we complement each other and have all the resources necessary for the good performance of our project. Creative, ambitious and united, we are ultra motivated to grow our baby application.


Your differentiating and disruptive factors in relation to the existing one :

Mobile or web applications that reference all activities on a given route, there are heaps. But these apps require you that you already know the route you want to follow. You need to enter a starting point A and a point B of arrival, these apps find you the shortest wayand activities on the road. For example, if you want to make a trip Paris – Biarritz, the existing will offer you to go through Orleans, Tours, Niort and Bordeaux. But is the shortest way the ideal path? Roadable will calculate, according to the time you have the optimal path so that you can make the most of it. Depending on your preferences, Roadable will generate a program with steps; day after day, hours after hours, making you make a detour to Nantes for example, then making you visit all the Atlantic coast and its inevitable. The shortest route is not always your ideal route.

Your business model (How do you make money?) :

Our remuneration will be based on the partnership with the different actors of tourism. Indeed, Roadable encourages a traveler to discover a place on which he may not have intended to go in the first place, to carry out activities that he would surely not have done without the suggestion of a program. roadable. The profitability of the application will be based on a percentage taken when booking an activity, hotel, or other.

Your competitors :

Our application is innovative in that, to this day, no application generates a suggestion of a route with potential steps and activities from the user’s profile. This is why there are no competitors as such. However, all applications for planning a road trip can be like competitors, applications such as: Field trip (by Google, locates activities nearby) or Roadtrippers (provides you the most short between 2 points and activities near this route).

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