The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and kicking in America. From the Bill Gates wanna-bes tinkering with circuit boards and soldering guns in their garages to the Emerile Lagasse fans bent over their kitchen stoves, folks across America are working hard to turn their Big Ideas into American’s next marketing hit.Mother working at home

If you’ve ever watched ABC’s Shark Tank, you know there’s no shortage of folks who have come up with a great product but found it difficult to move their business out of the home and into the national marketplace. The sharks are pretty choosey about which businesses they support and demand a big bite  for their backing; but the program does celebrate the American dream that anyone with an idea could some day make it to the bigs!

Even if your idea doesn’t become the next mega-bucks sensation, the internet has made it possible for anyone with a great idea to pitch it to the world and make some extra cash. Entrepreneurial online marketplaces like Zoondy allow people to sell products and services directly to consumers. (Click here to find out how Zoondy works.) Unlike the sharks, Zoondy lets you retain control of your dream and keep your profits.

The home-based business market is hot these days. StartUpNation recently released Home-Based 100, “celebrating America’s most outstanding home-based businesses and the people behind them.” From the sublime to the wacky, here are the home businesses StartUpNation named the best of the best:

  1. Savviest in Social Media: Mom Blog Society
  2. Most glamorous: Black Diamond Celebrity Gifting
  3. Boomers back in business: TavelinWheels
  4. Yummiest: Xerarch’s Salsa and Spices
  5. Wackiest: the beer bottle toting BevBuckle.
  6. Greenest: Organic Eco Baby
  7. Most slacker-friendly: David Cosgrove Los Angeles Web Design
  8. Recession busters: Next Chapter Learning
  9. Most innovative: Sign-O-Bike

Your home-based businesses may not make you an instant millionaire, but it can put extra cash in your pocket — and who knows? Your idea could some day wow the world! Join Zoondy today and make your dreams come true!