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.


‘Magic Fingers Vibrating Bed’ Inventor Dies

John Joseph Houghtaling, the inventor of the “Magic Fingers Vibrating Bed,” which brought weary travelers 15 minutes of “tingling relaxation and ease” for a quarter in hotel rooms across America, has died.

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Signs That Your Business May Be In Danger

Sign #1 You don’t know you unique selling proposition (USP)

Sign #2 You have to play with the #’s to “make it work”

Sign #3 You haven’t made short and long term goals for the business

Sign #4 You lack support

Sign #5 You’re having partner problems early on


Zany Patents


Even in a recession, the U.S.


Leveraging Your Articles

Writing valuable content-rich articles for your target market and submitting them to article directories and other publishers is one of the best ways to market your business, become known as an expert in your field, and add subscribers to your list.


Getting Your Story On TV


If your small business has a hot story that you know would be appealing to a producer or reporter at a television station – local or national – you can call them up and pitch them.


Great Resources For Beginner Bloggers

ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Incomeby Darren Rowse & Chris Garrett–this is a perfect book for new blogger who are starting a blog with the hopes of earning an incomefrom it, not blogger who are just doing it for fun.


The Computer Ate My Homework

Just when you think that there are no new ideas for a business here comes one.


Must Reads For Small Businesses

Never Eat Alone – Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz
An excellent guide on how to build long-term mutually beneficial relationships with customers and other businesspeople.


Hopes To Cash In On Speed Traps

Steven Forage, a software salesman who spends at least five hours a day in his car, juggles a lot on the road: finalizing deals over the phone, sipping coffee, checking e-mail.


WAHM Helps People Save On Healthcare

Kathleen DeLuca is a Benefits Specialist who helps Americans save money on their dental & medical expenses, all while being a “Work at Home Mom”.

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