Now might not be the best time to run a small business, but entrepreneurs with unique -- and sometimes downright bizarre -- ideas still stand a chance. Join us as we take a look at wacky small businesses trying to survive in today's harsh climate.
Want a pole dancer at your party but don't have a pole? Andrew Katzander and his business, PoleRiders, is dedicated to solving that problem: Katzander has outfitted his rickshaw with a platform and a stripper pole and has hired professional dancers to perform on it. The New York City business' mission is "to promote bicycle safety, raise awareness of the immense potential of pedal power and to bring pole dancing to the streets where dancing belongs," according to its Web site.
(Andrew Katznader Pole Riders)