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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15 Home Biz Ideas That Thrive During Recession

Many people are fearful of starting a business during a recession.

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Small Manufacturers Thinking Big

Small businesses that make machines and components for other manufacturers are experiencing an upswing that could be a sign of things to come for the broader economy.


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Pop-Up Shops Fill Short-Term Niche

Toys ‘R’ Us just opened 80 temporary stores across the country in an aggressive play for the holiday toy shopper.


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The Hot New Car Is Your Old Car

For decades, Ashley Fletcher ditched his cars after they reached 50,000 miles.


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Lobster, Crate To Plate

They just launched Crate to Plate, modeled after Community Supported Agriculture and Community Supported Fisheries programs, in which consumers buy a share of the farm or a boat before the season and receive the harvest for several months.



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Niche Travel Market For Recently Unemployed

With the recent launch of JetBlue’s Promise Program, many tourism operators have been working on similar programs to stimulate travellers from the ranks of those recently unemployed.


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Short On Cash?

There’s no recession in barter,” said Debbie Lombardi as she navigated the crowd at the Barter Business Unlimited’s Annual Business & Holiday Barter Show, in Bristol, Conn.


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Repo Men: Bellwethers of the Economy

Repossession specialists, better known as “repo men,” are suffering a nationwide decline in business.


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Could School Bus Ads Save School Budgets?

School districts say it’s practically free money, and advertisers love the captive audience that school buses provide.


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