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.

Top 10 McDonald’s Secret Menu Items

A full list of McDonald’s secret menu items.


Franchise Turnover Hits Record £12.4bn

The amount of money generated by franchising hit a record high of £12.4bn in the past year, according to figures compiled by NatWest and the British Franchise Association.


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Govt Regulation Roadblocks Driverless Car

The benefits of driverless cars are potentially significant.


Worst Franchises To Buy, 2011

Some of the perennial worst franchises to buy — hoagie sandwich shops, ice cream stops, and auto repair garages — dominate this year’s list.


Subway On Roll With Mobil Plans

Subway will have expanded into 19 Mobil service stations by the end of the year in a bid to generate greater sales and offer customers more options when they are on the move, the sandwich chain says.


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Today in Entrepreneurial History: May 31

1578 – Martin Frobisher sails from Harwich, England to Frobisher Bay, Canada, eventually to mine fool’s gold, used to pave streets in London.


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Women to Watch: Candace Matthews, Amway

When Amway approached Candace Matthews about becoming its global chief marketing officer four years ago, her first reaction was: “Oh, I didn’t realize Amway still existed.” That was about eight years after Amway had adopted the moniker Quixtar and tried to shift its focus to online sales in the U.S.


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SBA Goes Mobile

Developed and donated as a gift by Palo Alto Software, Inc., the SBAapp will make the search for extensive resources more efficient, whether users are starting a new business or taking an existing business to a new level, the SBA said.


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Qualities Of A Successful Mompreneur

In parenting and in business, mompreneurs need to maintain focus on both long-term goals and the daily grind of small, specific actions.