I've got a hot link for you: http://www.springwise.com/
So just what is Springwise? I could go on and on, but I'll let them tell you:
In their own words, 'One of the world's leading sources of new business ideas, powered by a network of 8,000 spotters'. Springwise scans the globe for the most promising business ventures, ideas and concepts that are ready for regional or international adaptation, expansion, partnering, investments or cooperation. We ferociously track more than 400 global offline and online business resources, as well as taking to the streets of world cities, digital cameras at hand. To ensure true ‘glocal’ coverage, the central office is in close contact with more than 8,000 Springspotters in over 70 countries worldwide.
Springwise's weekly newsletter, to which you can subscribe for free, is sent to more than 100,000 business professionals in more than 120 countries. Springwise is the first company to compile and send out a newsletter like this on a global scale, making optimal use of an ever more networked world. Established in spring of 2002, Springwise is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Who is it for?
'Springwise is required brain food for entrepreneurial minds!' Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, head of a start-up, management consultant, marketing manager, consumer insights expert, trend watcher, journalist, private investor, business development director, or venture capitalist, Springwise will instantly inspire you by getting the world’s most promising new business ideas and young ventures right in front of you.
Yes, it's for retailers. And designers, and more. Go check it out and be completely inspired at all of the new creative ideas out there in the world...
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