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.

Naming Your Business

According to David Burd, president of The Naming Company in East Stroudsburg, Pa., it’s common for new entrepreneurs to try to convey too much in their business names.

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Carnival of the Capitalists

This week’s Carnival of the Capitalists is up at the site I nominated for the Best Overall category of the 2005 Business Blogging Awards, Warren Meyer’s Coyote Blog.


Solar Power Business Idea

Neville Medhora: “In Austin they have started a program that allows residential homes to recieve up to a $5,000 check per year simply for having a solar system on your home (that generates a certain amount of power).

Deductions Your Small Business Shouldn’t Miss

When you’re totaling up your business’s expenses at the end of the year, don’t overlook these 14 common business deductions.

Revenue Per Employee In Small Business

Peter Hupalo: “Revenue Per Employee is a key ratio for start-up companies.

The Ideal Length Of Your Business Plan

Small Business Buddy: “How long should a business plan be?

How Entrepreneurs Launch New Products: Experimenting As They Go

Mike Docherty: “[Start-ups and small, entrepreneurial enterprises] innovate, get it into the market and evolve (living or dying by the result).

How To Exchange Business Cards

NFIB: “When someone hands you his business card, hold the card by its edges, thank the person and read the card.

Leaving Money on the Table

The Entrepreneurial Mind: “One of the most facinating parts of entrepreneurship to me is how differently each entrepreneur views what success means for their business.


Making the Most of a Trade Show Visit

Entrepreneur: “Trade shows and exhibitions provide a tremendously valuable opportunity for any entrepreneur to learn about the competition and sell their products.

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