I also like exciting new businesses models. Businesses that challenge the conventional and try and shake things up a little.
I REALLY like bicycle-based-businesses - BBBs. To me they score on both fronts.
Even better are Bristol-based-bicycle-businesses - BBBBs. They are a triple-whammy as I can get to visit them by bike, and they are run by 'can do' Bristolians who often inspire.
I've been lucky enough to meet and work with a number of BBBBs over the last year or so..
- Roll for the Soul
- Boneshaker Magazine
- The Bristol Bike Project
- Robin Mather Cycles
- Pedal Power Transport and Velocity Cycle Couriers
I've started collecting a list of BBBs which I occasionally tweet. Here's one of the weirdest recent ones, a mobile opticians tricycle. A 3-wheeler for 4 eyes?
And along with Rob Wall at Roll for the Soul we've created a notice board (how old fashioned) for BBBBs - pop in, add yours, or just check it out with a lovely coffee.
Do you have any examples of interesting BBBs? Do you share my view that they are a force for good, or perhaps you have come across a BBB that doesn't fit this mould?
Or are you a BBBB, or aspiring BBBB entrepreneur bursting with energy? I'd love to hear your story and perhaps be able to offer some support.
P.S. Apologies for the excessive use of the BBB / BBBB terminology - I might have got carried away slightly.