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.


Crafty English Entrepreneur Sells Twigs as Toys

The eBay advertisement included a call-for-action reading: “Parents, how many times have you had to break up an argument over a twig?

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Selling To The Wrong Customers Will Kill Your Startup

Failing to find the right audience for your business will guarantee a startup’s failure.


Own A Hockey Team

So far, Thompson says he has attracted 7,000 pledges with a value of $100 million, and that progress helped create a favourable impression after meetings with ownership representatives on Tuesday.


Cool Biz Idea: RecycleMatch

RecycleMatch seeks “to create an industrial ecosystem in which the use of energy and materials are optimized, waste is minimized, and there is an economically viable role for every product of a manufacturing process,” in the site’s own words.


Taking A Step Into Shoe Design

“We got a mob of women,’’ even though none of the footwear was for sale, says the Roslindale entrepreneur.

New Diet: Just Pump Your Stomach

Who would have thought that the future of weight loss might lie in the hands of the inventor of the Segway?


Niche Biz: Managing Loyalty Perks

Loyalty programs have been around for years—as evidenced by the mass of cards weighing down many consumers’ wallets—but the difficulty of keeping track of them all can mean that consumers often don’t reap the rewards they’re entitled to.


Start Your Own Business For $100 Or Less

If you can’t find someone to hire you, consider hiring yourself.


The Fake Invention We Need: Space Scrubber

Now Mr Shelf hopes to meet NASA scientists next week to demonstrate his device.


“Follow Your Passion” is Horrible Advice

Think about all the things you have been passionate about in your life.

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