No matter how far the marketplace advances, there will always be problems that plague consumers and that no company can seem to solve.
This is not necessarily a bad thing, because it creates a niche for the right company to fill. For example, motorists experience considerable straining when cleaning their windshields from the inside. So the makers of the Windshield Wonder saw an opportunity to address an unaddressed problem, a successful product was born, and the rest is history.
Small businesses can experience great success and expand their operations when they find innovative solutions to common problems. Often, it can mean cultivating a loyal and much-needed customer base, which any small business needs in order to sustain itself and grow.
What follows is a list of 10 innovative small businesses that are making their mark this year with inventive products. Read ahead to see what they are.
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