Interesting small business ideas coming out of the recession

In a glass-half-full note, one of the positive things that comes out of a downturn is that laid off workers generate new business ideas.  Here’s one you probably haven’t heard of: wedding cake rentals.  My brother-in-law and his wife have started a company called Twin Cities Cake Rental, which allows engaged couples in Minneapolis/St. Paul to rent a wedding cake.  The cake itself is a prop, and guests are served sheet cake, saving the new couple hundreds of dollars.

Good luck in your new venture, Chris and Robbin!