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:

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Airline Baggage Fees Create New Businesses

An entire cottage industry has emerged for products that help people evade the baggage-check fees, according to Kate Hanni, director of FlyersRights.org, a consumer group that represents airline passengers.

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When Small Biz Gets Hit By Big Fees

The information was certainly interesting: The Aviation Department announced it had spent $40,000 on a study that justified levying exorbitant new fees against the ground-transportation companies that serve airport travelers.


How You Pay For Stuff Could Determine How Much You Pay

Last week, the Department of Justice and seven states filed a lawsuit that charged Visa, MasterCard and American Express with engaging in anti-competitive practices.


Federal Regulations Costly For Small Bizs

Businesses with 20 employees or fewer pay 36 percent more than their larger counterparts (defined as those with 500 or more employees), says the report – called “The Impact of Regulatory Costs on Small Firms” — from the SBA’s Office of Advocacy.


Cheaper Ways To Ship FedEx And UPS

Validate addresses before you ship: Before you ship your package, validate your addresses.


Resources For Managing Your Businesses Finances

photo credit: Casey Serin

One area many business owners struggle with is keeping track of their finances, but it is one of the most important areas given that cash flow is the lifeblood of the business.


Merchant Cash Advances Work

Boulton says he’d rather have a bank line of credit, but he’s been repeatedly turned down.


Adding Fees To Your Business

Have a good explanation for your customers as to why you’re doing it.


Negotiating With Your Creditors

The process of creditors and lenders reporting information on an ongoing monthly basis to the credit reporting agencies is purely voluntary.


New US Patent Fees

Effective October 2, 2008, the United States Patent Office fees will once again be changed, which is a yearly or bi-yearly event.

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