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Million-dollar businesses you've never heard of  

Forbes has published an interesting feature covering 20 startups that make money in an original way. You could browse through the horrible, unbearable, excruciating slide-show to try and extract the value. Or, you can just click here for the whole list, extracted by HN user DevX101.

These businesses are interesting because all of them are innovative businesses providing some kind of different or disruptive product, and none of them are typical technology startups. It's a good reminder that most human activity (and most business) still happens off the web.

More from the library:
Patrick McKenzie's work on the Fog Creek website
Sometimes, failure is your best option
Disrupt or compete