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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How to Do Business with Uncle Sam

Business Week: “For many entrepreneurs, an impenetrable bureaucracy and time-consuming paperwork rule out any thought of bidding for government contracts.” via Bizz Bang Buzz.


eBay Lends Hand to Dropoff Stores

NY Times: “eBay dropoff stores, which list, package and ship eBay items for people who cannot be bothered to do it themselves, have gotten a little help in their quest to find a market – from eBay itself.


Small Improvement Are Better And Easier

No of customers X Average Profit per sale X Repeated Sales per year = Yearly Profits While most marketers develop marketing strategies to increase overall profits.


History of MLM

Dave Stone: “Network Marketing, or MLM, first began around 1947 in the US with a company called the California Vitamin Company which became Nutrilite which evolved into Amway (1959) and then into Quixtar in 1999.


Carnival of the Capitalists

This week’s Carnival of the Capitalists is up at New Dog Old Trick.


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The Entrepreneur Magazine Small Business Advisor

Amazon: “Small businesses — those with fewer than 100 employees — account for over 97 percent of all businesses in the U.S.



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Produce Trivia

David Tufte: “Did you know that produce companies in California routinely ship fresh produce east without a final destination?


On the Importance of Focus

Jeff Cornwall: “Focus.


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