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:
Volunteering at a local community center didn’t originally seem like a path for economic success for Notre Dame alumni Xavier Helgesen and Christopher “Kreese” Fuchs. However, the duo’s found their idea to sell used and unwanted books online taking on a new life due to their experiences with the Robinson Community Learning Center. Since its beginnings as a single book drive in 2002, Better World Books has become a full fledged socially and environmentally responsible business that sells reused or recycled books, while donating money and books for non-profits. Their business model rests of the triple bottom line: profiting through promotion of social good, environmental sustainability, and economic success. With over 6 million books donated, 85 million reused or recycled and earning an annual revenue of over $55 million in 2011, Better World Books seems to be achieving all three.