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Twenty Million-Dollar Businesses You’ve Never Heard Of

Read this before you toss your nutty business idea aside.

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In Pictures: 20 Million-Dollar Businesses You’ve Never Heard Of

While visiting Las Vegas in 2004, auto-dealership fleet manager Rico Elmore decided he needed some stylish sunglasses for his honeymoon. Elmore is six-foot-three, weighs 300-pounds and has a head to match, so finding shades that fit proved a struggle.

“I must have tried on 300 pairs and literally found nothing that fit,” recalls Elmore, 36. “I walked out and said, ‘This is ridiculous.’ I decided to make sunglasses for people like me with fat heads.” Elmore’s company, Fatheadz, now sells “full-figure” glasses, for $28 to $54 a pair, and is on track to hit $2 million in sales this year–up from $700,000 in 2009.

Have a nutty business idea and need some inspiration to pull it off? We went looking for small companies that generate at least $1 million in annual revenue in unexpected ways. Look hard enough and they are legion. For a list of 20, click here.

In Pictures: 20 Million-Dollar Businesses You’ve Never Heard Of

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