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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The Frozen Water Trade

Though not the typical kind of book I link to from here, The Frozen Water Trade is an insightful look at an early American entrepreneur who created an entire industry.

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Used Books: Big Business – The Secrets to Selling Books Online for Big Profits

Part 2 of this post is now online: Why Would Someone Write A Book That Gives Away Their Secrets?


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BMOC $0.99: The Book With My Favorite Bizop

On the basis of this market research and his quirky insight, Preston Marsh founded 3Coins, Inc, and began an intensive six month research and development program.


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The Baseball Card Bubble

Around the mid-1970s, a small cabal of serious baseball card collectors grew wise to the fact that their cards had become valuable.


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Don’t Wait for Luck, Plan It

As the pace of change accelerates and the volume of information explodes, we’re under great pressure to connect just in time with the people and ideas we need to thrive.


Are Bookbinders a Thing of the Past?

The San Francisco Bay Area’s small bookbinderies are struggling amid the weak economy and spread of digital publishing.


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One Simple Idea: Invent, License, Collect the Royalty Check

Stephen Key lives the life that many of my readers dream of: he develops ideas for new products, licenses them out, collects royalty checks, and doesn’t look back.


Bookstore Will Shrink to the Size of Starbucks

Ebooks are coming of age – for many reasons.


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The Business of Fake Book Reviews

On Saturday, David Streitfeld of The New York Times released The Best Book Reviews Money Can Buy, a story detailing the meteoric rise and subsequent fall of Jason Rutherford’s paid book review service, a business that, in its heyday, grossed $28,000 per month.



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