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.


Examiner: What is your business all about?

Melissa: KidCards Ltd. produces KidCards® Greeting Card Books; award-winning activity books that kids can use as an outline in creating one-of-a-king greeting cards! Each book is made up of cardstock pages that can be easily removed and folded into a greeting card. Currently, there are 2 All-occasion volumes that each offer a variety of cards such as Birthday, Congrats, Thank You, Get Well and General Friendship Cards. A third volume comprises 3 Teachers’ Editions that offer the same card throughout the book for easy group projects (these include a Mother’s Day Book, father’s Day Book & Thank You Book). A Special Edition Christmas Book is also currently available. This summer, KidCards is planning to introduce a 4th Volume that will include Party Invitations coupled with Thank You notes as well as a Special Edition Holiday Book that will offer a variety for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother & Father’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas. KidCards® Greeting Card Books can be purchased at toy & gift stores nationwide or online at www.kidcards.org.

Examiner: Why did you start your business?

Melissa: My girls and I make cards often, and before my oldest could read or write, it wasn’t a project that could really be done without help and it often took more time than we had to give. I would often think there should be something that made it easier for the kids (and quicker for moms!), while still giving the “feeling” of a homemade card. That’s when the idea came to me. It definitely ‘evolved’ some since its inception… the spiral binding and envelopes were afterthoughts. But, I knew it was something I could create on my own.

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Originally posted by Angela Shupe on July 29, 2009 in Interviews / News.


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