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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Birchbox: The Netflix of Cosmetics

While Harvard Business School grads Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna were looking for a business idea, they noticed that the beauty product industry was seriously behind the times on the online retail side.

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A Niche In 3 Ounces

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Makeup Icon Leaves Her Mark

“Mirta was, at the same time, tough and sweet.


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Men’s Cosmetics Becoming A Bigl Market

But please don’t call it “makeup” — cosmetics marketers pointedly steer clear of the term, which men tend to find emasculating.



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The End of Dentures

An animal-model study has shown that by homing stem cells to a scaffold made of natural materials and integrated in surrounding tissue, there is no need to use harvested stem cell lines, or create an environment outside of the body (e.g., a Petri dish) where the tooth is grown and then implanted once it has matured.


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Avon’s Little Sister Is Calling

Now Mangum is the sales manager for Mark at Ohio State, and manages 155 other Mark Girls who roam the dormitories and sorority houses, selling Mark beauty products and fashion accessories for a commission in the range of 20 to 50 percent.


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Turning Dead Sea Mud Into Money

It all began in 1988, when Ziva Gilad, a local spa technician, noticed female tourists bottling mud to take home.


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Customers can pick and choose from more than 20 tantalizing flavors to be mixed in their lip balm, which is crafted from all-natural ingredients including beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter and cocoa butter.


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Halle Berry Turns Entrepreneur

She suggested an imprint of waves on the back of the bottle–to express a connection to nature–and added rugged copper-colored rings–which resembled a bangle she was wearing at the time–to the bottle’s neck.


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