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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How Birds Barbershops is Different

To build trust through branding, says Karen Post, a Tampa, Fla.–based consultant and the author of Brand Turnaround, an entrepreneur must establish a distinct identity.

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Hygienitech Mattress Cleaning

At first glance your mattress will most likely look just fine.


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The Great American Train Company Business Opportunity

Maybe you’ve seen them at the fair or at a local event, but what you might not have known is that those great little trains come from places like The Great American Train Company.


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The Click-It To Fortune

“It’s fast and easy,” said NIU student Jack High, who’s been a College Junkee fan since the site was launched several months ago.


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How Do They Make Toothpicks?

Toothpick manufacturers (most of them are in Maine) steam birch logs to make them easier to cut, then “veneer” them, which means they peel each log into a thin sheet, sort of like unrolling a roll of paper towels.


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Snap-it Screw: A Better Mouse Trap

The Snap-it-Screw for fixing eyeglasses was developed when Nancy saw a need to repair eyeglasses worn by millions (and often to be fashionable).


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Expired Fruits and Vegetables: EcoScraps

In late 2010, business student Dan Blake was at an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant when it occurred to him that an unbelievable amount of the restaurant’s food was ending up in the garbage.


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A Fireman and an Inventor

Have you ever met a Fire Captain, disaster preparedness officer, small business owner, and inventor all in one?


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ZeroCater: From Nothing to A Lunchtime Biz

ZeroCater founder and CEO Arram Sabeti moved to the Bay Area after becoming a bit obsessed with Paul Graham’s essays.


Two Teens Jump Into The Outdoor Sports Industry

Dakota and Garret Porter have been spending every waking hour on their new business.


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