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:
The auction site Govliquidation.com has been called “eBay for the Pentagon”. It lets civilians bid for surplus military assets — from tanks and generators to missile guidance systems and buses. The site has also helped a number of small entrepreneurs strike out on their own for next to nothing. Forbes has some of their stories:
A former marketing exec at dot-com flameout ValueAmerica, Phillip Ramsey began his honey-production business in 2005 with equipment sourced almost entirely from online auctions. Ramsey, 64, transports his beehives to flowering fields on a fleet of 30 M105 cargo trailers bought for less than $300 apiece. His initial $10,000 investment blossomed into a business with “six-figures annual revenue,” he says.
Irritated by inefficient cab service to and from the bars at Georgia Southern University, 20-year-old sophomore Jon Lockin decided to take the wheel himself. Two years ago, with his father’s help, he picked up a 28-seat military bus for a mere $1,800. Six months later three local cab companies were out of business, while Blue Goose pulls in around $100,000 in annual revenue, says Lockin.
Video of the Blue Goose after the jump.