About Business-Opportunities.biz

Business-Opportunities.biz is a one-of-kind website designed specifically for small business entrepreneurs. Since 2001, we have been obsessively collecting and curating business ideas, opportunities and franchises for the small business entrepreneur. Our focus has been to provide you with everything you need to start and run your own successful business.

Dane Carlson began the site in 2001 and for more than two decades, he and his team at Business-Opportunities.biz scoured the globe to find interesting and relevant businesses ideas and products to share with you. His ideas and suggesstions fill the blog pages of business-opportunities.biz and we sincerely hope you will dive in and find the information that will help you with your entrepreneurship dreams.





In 2016, serial entrepreneur, Laurie Bennett, purchased the site and is carrying the torch in every way. Laurie has a degree in entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California and has owned just about every type of business including:

  1. Clothing and Accessory Boutique
  2. Cold Stone Creamery Franchise (picture above shows Laurie and her husband David on opening day 1998)
  3. eBay Jewelry Store
  4. Hair Salon
  5. Real Estate Renovation Company
  6. Home Inspection Business
  7. e Commerce Website selling sterling silver toe rings
  8. Consulting e-book business  “How to Open A Boutique” – consulting with thousands of people on how to open their own retail stores

Laurie is all about business, believes the only way to live is to be “self employed” and hopes to help inspire you to be your own boss by teaching you everything she knows.

Laurie has taken the site one step further and while she continues to fill the pages with useful information, she also works daily to load the site with the resources, helpful websites, mentors and programs, must-read books, inspirational thoughts that have helped her run her own successful companies over the years. Laurie continues to learn new things every day and will share them with you here at www.business-opportunities.biz.

We realize that everyone needs something different. Whether it is help overcoming the fear to go out on your own, attaining the required capital, selecting a good franchise, picking your niche, choosing the right concept that fits your personality style or finding a good QuickBooks class, we are here to help you. We have the information here at Business-Opportunities.biz.

If there is something you want to see, and we don’t have it, send an email to laurie@businessopportunties.biz and we will do our very best to get it answered for you.

Over the years, Business-Opportunities.biz has won numerous awards and accolades and has been featured in print and online publications including The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes and The Washington Post.

We sincerely hope you enjoy everything we do here at Business-Opportunities.biz because we do it all to help you.

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