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:
A student is camping outside his university for a week to show off his new business idea.
Former Brighouse High School student Jacob Hill, 19, has developed the Lazy Camper – an all-in-one tent he says will take the hassle out of camping.
Jacob, who lives in Southowram, has invested lb30,000 in his business, Shaped Outdoors, after spotting a gap in the market.
He said: “I went to Leeds Festival in a cheap tent I bought from a supermarket and I woke up on the first morning under water.”
Jacob – in the first year of his business development degree at Huddersfield University – went on: “When you are planning a festival visit you tend just to think just about the price of the ticket and buy a poor-quality tent, but I think this is a solution to that.”
The set includes a sleeping bag, camping stool, mess tin, cutlery, water carrier, stove, heavy-duty poncho and toilet seat covers.