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.


What’s the ROI of a Handshake?

In fact, this situation is what creates the most skepticism about the value of social media for small business owners and whether or not to engage in using it.

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Rumor: Google Buys Groupon For $2.5 Billion

The acquisition – which is unconfirmed at this point – follows the rumors about Google being in talks to buy the popular local deals site, after Yahoo had failed to negotiate an acquisition for a $2 billion to $3 billion earlier this year.


How AT&T Killed The Development Of Magnetic Tape

In early 1934, Clarence Hickman, a Bell Labs engineer, had a secret machine, about six feet tall, standing in his office.


Measure Once, Cut Once

Three years ago, [Oded Peri] got a contract to do the carpentry for the new Northampton Senior Center on Conz Street.


Paint The Town Pink

Wright has been a Silpada Designs representative for the past eight years, selling sterling silver jewelry in relaxed home party settings – “playing dress up with jewelry” is how Janice puts it.


Cool Calendar: Chrono-Shredder

Susanna Hertrich is the designer behind the “Chrono-Shredder” calendar.


Home Is Where The Money Is

Kelly doesn’t have to worry about the time it takes to get to work.


Maker Savors Demand for Holiday’s Hot Toy

With the help of “mommy bloggers” and a tepid economy, Mr.


Hands-Free eBook Reading

Hagan designed two separate products: the Xero-g and the cradler.


Offer Workers Healthcare, or Pay $2,000?

Many small businesses are still scrambling to grasp what federal healthcare reform will mean for them.

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