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.

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Niche Health: Pain-Free Needles

Oliver Blackwell says his pain-free needle could be used in millions of procedures every year and lead to a more pleasant experience for patients.

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Fitness Is Not Dead

Without grants or business training, Mr Shaw only opened his fitness venture in October – but it’s already proving a winner.


Invention Turns Plastic Into Diesel

Back in 2011 inventor Akinori Ito unveiled a machine that breaks down plastic bags, turning them into usable crude oil.


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Entrepreneurs More Likely to Pray

34% of entrepreneurs say they frequently look up to the Lord, compared with 27% of non-entrepreneurs.


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Making Clean Water

A defense contractor better known for building jet fighters and lethal missiles says it has found a way to slash the amount of energy needed to remove salt from seawater, potentially making it vastly cheaper to produce clean water at a time when scarcity has become a global security issue.


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Small Manufacturers Thinking Big

Small businesses that make machines and components for other manufacturers are experiencing an upswing that could be a sign of things to come for the broader economy.


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Inventor’s Race To Sell Toothpaste Rollers

The gadget made it into 132 Fred Meyer stores in June, but staying there meant selling at least 480.


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Business Cards Are Lame

Chalk up another looming casualty of the Internet age: business cards.


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Niche Biz: Electronics Charging Kiosk

His winning idea is to put cellphone-charging kiosks at malls, airports, grocery stores and other sites where people are in a hurry.


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