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.

Mining Saltwater with Bacteria

In places like Singapore, where fresh water is scarce, one method to obtain drinking water is to filter out the salt from seawater.

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Niche Biz: Compost Cab

DC-area consumers begin by signing up online.


How Are You Profiting from “Climate Change?”

Businesses see an opportunity to turn a buck just about anywhere – even in climate change.

Prize Winning African Entrepreneurs To Watch: Diana Mong’are

When Diana Mong’are became tired of the ever-growing trash piles in her community, she decided to do something about it.


Luntian Bags: One Less Plastic Bag

It took an article published in Time Specials back in 2007 about the harmful effects of plastic bags that a “germ of an idea” sprung up.


Inventors Cash In On Bed Bug Fears

Inventor Jonathan Donchey has been selling his “Seat Defenders,” which are essentially trash bags sized to fit chairs, to moviegoers.


Entrepreneur Takes Advantage Of Melting Glaciers

Iluliaq Original Water is melted glacier water, and is the brainchild of Julien Caquineau, who has spent three years in Greenland developing the idea.


Will Work For Food

In a steep hillside city park on Bunker Hill, right next to the world’s shortest railway, 120 goats are about to be deployed.


Green Depot

The formula is paying off for the 38-person business, despite the downturn in construction and housing: Beatty says revenue was up 250 percent year-on-year.

Everyday Behaviors Can Produce Clean Energy

Whether it’s a road under heavy traffic or commuters pounding the sidewalk pavement, micromovements on any surface can be converted into clean energy by power-scavenging devices fitted with piezoelectric (PE) crystals.

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