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 to Save Endangered Species: Hunt Them

The scimitar horned oryx … the addax … the dama gazelle – three elegant desert antelope that you’d hope to see on a journey through Africa, except that their numbers are dwindling there.

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Niche Biz: Shark Repellent

The tiny box on the Velcro strap is called the Electronic Shark Defense System or ESDS.


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Corny Idea Draws Interest

Camouflage-clad Mark Andersen was hunting ducks and Canada geese near Pierre, S.D.


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Orange Dog: Green Dog Products

A little over a year ago, Nick Schklair, a veteran of IT marketing and sales, was working on a very new project and stumbled on a totally new (for him) market.


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Niche Biz: Dead Mouse Shortage

At this time last year, the price of a frozen, euthanized mouse was 45 cents.


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Mail Order Animal Bizop from 1972

Flickr user BryantSpokane scanned and posted a page from a 1972 Stromberg’s Chicks & Pets Unlimited catalog.


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Feeding Into The Backyard Chicken Trend

Emrich, a former investment manager, started Backyard Chicken Run two years ago.


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Chickens Are Hot in a Recession

Back in the early ’80s, when the nation was gripped by recession, Duane Schiedler and his wife, Julie, retooled their cabinet shop to churn out geodesic-dome greenhouses.


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People Pay Farmers to Let Their Dogs Herd Sheep

ANN DORNFELD: On this chilly Saturday, half a dozen city-dwellers are lined up with their dogs along a muddy field.


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NYC’s Doggie Playground

“To make a long story short, I decided after 20 years of managing audio/video post production facilities both in New York and San Francisco, that I was tired of running other people’s businesses and I also felt that I was stuck in an industry that had changed dramatically and I was no longer interested in,” she tells me.


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