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.


Cool Idea: Life Tokens

Each token features a graphic on the front that encapsulates a specific emotion, and a 6-digit code on the back that, when entered by the recipient on Life Tokens’ website, reveals the identity of the sender along with a personal message.

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Long-Distance Bedtime Stories

The Chicago-based company’s patent-pending application integrates digitised picture books with webcam communication, allowing adults and children to share stories while seeing and interacting with each other.


App Helps Inventor Communicate With Disabled Son

Not one for letting technological barriers get in the way of his son’s health, an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Wake Forest University named Paul Pauca invented a communication app called Verbal Victor.


Olark Helps Entrepreneurs Communicate With Online Customers

Olark is a super easy to use live chat product that helps businesses connect with their customers and sell more online.


1986 Privacy Law Creates Snag

Law enforcement agencies don’t flip through old yearbooks when they want information on a suspect anymore—they turn to Facebook and Twitter.


Companies Quit Printing White-Pages Phone Books

Telephone companies argue that most consumers now check the Internet rather than flip through pages when they want to reach out and touch someone.


Utilizing Skype For Biz

When it comes to business communication, Skype is an invaluable tool.


TimeSaver: LucyPhone

Waiting on hold stinks.


Essential Ingredients For A Great Online Comment

A heaping tablespoon of clear and grammatical expression.


Google Voice Now Open To Everyone

Previously, you could only open a Google Voice account if you received an invitation from a user already participating in the program.

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