Crazy Companies: Bizarre But Successful Business Ideas

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Something’s fishy

Got a crazy business idea but afraid to give it a try? It might not be as crazy as you think. BusinessNewsDaily tracked down a few small business owners who are making a living doing things you'd never expect.

Alex Andon majored in marine biology at Duke University.  Now, he owns
San Francisco-based Jellyfish Art, which sells live pet jellyfish and jellyfish tanks.

“The idea of a personal jellyfish tank came to me after I visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium and realized how wildly popular the jellyfish exhibit was,” said Andon. After doing a bit of research, he realized that he would be the first to create a jellyfish tank on a consumer-based scale.

After some tinkering and experimenting, Jellyfish Art started selling jellyfish tanks, food, and jellyfish through its website.

Andon invested $50,000 to launch the company about two years ago and the company is now doubling its profits quarterly.

The business has jellyfish suppliers all over the world. The jellyfish sell for $39 each.

Jeanette Mulvey, BusinessNewsDaily Managing Editor

Jeanette Mulvey

Jeanette has been writing about business for more than 20 years. She has written about every kind of entrepreneur from hardware store owners to fashion designers. Previously she was a manager of internal communications for Home Depot. Her journalism career began in local newspapers. She has a degree in American Studies from Rutgers University. Follow her on Twitter @jeanettebnd.
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