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.


What Are Your Kids Doing Today?

Many of them aren’t even teenagers yet, but their inventions could cause big changes—the Connecticut team designed a “Smart Sticker” that turns from green to red if a food container isn’t properly refrigerated, while the Ohio team created an erasable barcode that disappears if meat is stored at temperatures above 40 degrees.

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Win a Business in Downtown Sacramento for a Year

For entrepreneurs who have always wanted to launch a retail shop, the Downtown Sacramento Partnership is running a contest gives the winner free rent for a year.


2013 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award

The 2013 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award honors America’s small businesses who embody the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.


Chase and LivingSocial Launch “Mission: Small Business” Grant Program

Beginning today through June 30, Chase and LivingSocial invite small business owners who have been in business for at least two years and have less than 100 employees to visit missionsmallbusiness.com to enter the program.


New Competition Letting Inventors Pitch Ideas

“The Vault” competition is giving inventors like Beduze a chance to bring their ideas to life.Similar to ABC’s “Shark Tank”, 40 contestants will have 10 minutes to convince a panel of judges to invest in their product.


Vote For Your Favorite .biz Domain – Hint! Hint!

My.biz is celebrating ten years of the .biz (dot biz) domain name.

Boy Scouts of America and Edison Nation’s Innovation Challenge

The Innovation Challenge is looking to today’s kids to develop tomorrow’s products.


Walmart’s Get on the Shelf Contestant Update: Lots of Videos!

Walmart’s Get on The Shelf contest is in full swing.


Your Chance To Get On Walmart’s Shelves

Walmart today announced the launch of Get on the Shelf, the first contest of its kind from a major retailer.


Big Break Contest Voting

A couple months ago, American Express OPEN commissioned me to write my startup story, How I Accidentally Became a Professional Blogger in 2001.

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