Hi! I'm Dane Carlson, and welcome to the Business Opportunities Weblog. I've been publishing this website, by myself, and sometimes with the help of others for over twelve years now. You'll notice two things about this site right away:

  • We have tons of content. In fact, since November 2011, I've published more than 26,000 posts on thousands of different business ideas and opportunities.
  • We don't sell much advertising. In late 2013, I realized that by selling advertising, what I was really selling was my readers. In 2014, I've already radically cut down on the number of ads and will hopefully keep cutting.

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Benjamin Franklin and the 12 Rules Of Management

Finish better than your beginnings All education is self-education Seek first to manage yourself, then to manage others Influence is more important than victory Work hard and watch your costs Everybody wants to appear reasonable Create your own set of values to guide your actions Incentive is everything!

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Estimating the Value of a Small Business

Inc: “Buying a business, it turns out, isn’t all that different from buying a house.


Creating Value Outside the Box

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Starting a Business: Advice from the Trenches

A List Apart: “If you’re like thousands of other designers, programmers and other creative professionals out there, at one point in time you’ve considered starting your own business.


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