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.

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

When Erica Townshend’s dog Buddy cut his paw last November, the vet gave him a clunky plastic lampshade collar to prevent him from chewing on the wound.

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The New Paparazzi

Don’t forget the camera on your next vacation.


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Q&A With the European DIY Retail Association

President of the European DIY Retail Association Manfred Maus speaks to Daniel Schleidt about his experiences as a franchisor in Germany.


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Recently In The Business Opportunities Weblog Network

The Business Opportunities Weblog Network is made up of ten niche business blogs, plus a classifieds site and a forum.


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Brooke Franchise Corporation Ranked No. 22 Among Top 100 U.S. Insurance Brokers

Business Insurance magazine recently named Brooke Franchise Corporation, a subsidiary of Brooke Corporation (Nasdaq: BXXX), the 22nd largest broker of U.S.


eBay Research Labs Has Big Ambitions

Microsoft has had a research division since the early 1990s.


New Developer Impact for eBay Express

Developers building applications with eBay Web Services should be aware of new features that soon will make it easier to both sell and shop on eBay Express.


eBay Enforcing Policy on Over Charge Of Shipping

eBay users have long complained of sellers who list items for low prices but then surprise buyers with inflated shipping & handling (S&H) charges.


eBay And the Fight Over Fees Continues

CUSTOMERS who use the online auction outfit eBay are in revolt over a hike in online rental to those use its 500,000 online stores.Ebay hopes that the extra fees will claw back a few shekels and encourage some customers to use the auction operation instead.However, the charges have already set off a backlash that has resulted in a boycott among some eBay sellers.According to Associated Press reports, some of EBay’s merchants want the outfit’s CEO Meg Whitman fired.A long-term eBay video seller Steve Grossberg said the outfit’s core auction performance was suffering tremendously and it took four times longer to flog anything these days.EBay faces revolt over fees


PontiVoce Software to Work with Skype

Televoce’s PontiVoce (PonTEE VO-che) Server is an interesting piece of software that lets you create a 100% software-based Skype (News – Alert) gateway that leverages the Skype API to turn your PC into a Skype gateway for relaying calls.


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