Every motivational speaker needs a book. That's where Advantage Media Group comes in. It's a publishing company that's carved out a niche in the business leadership and motivational speaker genre. The company sells its books in more than 25,000 bookstores and retailers. Read more.
For those of us who don't have pals in the beauty industry, there's Birchbox. Forty-five thousand subscribers pay the company $10 a month for four or five deluxe, curated beauty samples from major cosmetic companies. Birchbox then sells the full-size versions of the products to subscribers. Read more.
Freshii isn't your father's fast-food franchise. With its customizable, fresh, and healthy food options including salads, wraps, soups, and sandwiches, the company is on a mission to make the citizens of the world better eaters. Read more.
Coveting Kate Middleton's engagement ring? You can buy it on Gemvara. Or a reasonable facsimile, anyway. The site allows you to customize jewelery according to metal, stone, and design; there are now more than a billion iterations to choose from on the site. Read more.
When you buy home or personal accessories (like this Goddess scarf) from Gianna Fair Trade, a portion of your purchase goes back to the artisan who made it—typically a woman living in an urban slum or impoverished village in Laos, Thailand, India, or the Philippines. Read more.
If you live in Los Angeles and you're craving Vietnamese food, track down Nom Nom Truck, which sells bahn mi sandwiches on the road from two brightly-painted trucks called Nominator and Nomacita. Read more.
Ladies, retire those safety pins. This button-down shirt has a hidden inner placket that eliminates the pesky gap that so many women struggle with. It was even featured on Oprah as a fashion "must have" earlier this year. Read more.
Why should girls have all the fun when it comes to online clothing sales? JackThreads is a flash sale members only site that sells streetwear and contemporary clothing for men. The site has over 450 brands and almost one million members. Read more.