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.

USA Today:

The other day I saw an advertisement for a new retail store owned by a granite quarry. They were selling countertops and paving stones made of their own granite directly to consumers. I was flabbergasted — a stone quarry becoming a retailer!

This ad made me realize, once again, just how tough it is to be a middleman in today’s economy.

If you run a business that distributes products between manufacturers and sellers, you know exactly what I’m talking about. You’re almost certainly working harder and harder to serve fewer customers. And you’re seeing your income continue to drop.

That’s because the retail world has dramatically changed.

Photo by Rafe Saltman.

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Originally posted by Dane Carlson on March 3, 2006 in Ideas.

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