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.

Alpaca Business Unsustainable?

The animals’ main product, fleece, is worth relatively little compared with their market value.

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If You’re Sick, Stay Home!

HBS Working Knowledge: “Employers worry a lot about absenteeism, but new research suggests a bigger threat to productivity is “presenteeism”: sick workers who show up at work but are not fully functioning.


Curves Founder Named Entrepreneur of the Year

Gary Heavin is sitting pretty these days, smack-dab in the middle of the business spotlight.  Heavin, founder of the extraordinarily popular Curves fitness chain, has just been named Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the service industry category.

A Real Life Bootstrapper

I’ve spent the past 12 years trying to build a business with no cash.

Carnival of the Capitalists

This week’s Carnival of the Capitalists is up at Lachlan Gemmell’s Software Startup.

Christmas Light Sponsorships

I love this newest idea of mine.

The Lack of Entrepreneurial Education

Evelyn Rodriguez: “In this age, most public education (to be differentiated from self-education) is geared toward the job mindset which doesn’t adequately prepare one for the present or future, including within a job.”


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There’s Profit in Procrastination

Brad Beiermann: “How much should you charge [for gift wrap]?

Direct Marketing Math

Direct Marketing Math is very simple…

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