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.


Marketing With Historical Fiction

In early 1849, Joshua Shelby was working as a cook in a fancy St.

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Opportunities in Wine Packaging: Cans of Wine

In June, Infinite Monkey Theorem, a hip winery in Denver, began selling its black muscat, a slightly effervescent wine with a subtle taste of litchi, in a small black can emblazoned with its monkey logo.


Save Your Pennies: They’ll Be Worth Millions Some Day

You know what they say: “a penny saved is a penny earned,”


World’s Dumbest Inventions

Before “rocketmail” was the name of a short-lived free e-mail service in the late ’90s, it was an idea propounded by German inventor Professor Oberth, who thought it was a good idea to literally use a high-velocity, ill-aimed projectile to deliver mail from Berlin to New York City.


Infographic: The Evolution of the Entrepreneur

When we hear the word “entrepreneur,” we tend to conjure up images of tech magnates or other computer-based startup business owners.


How Potato Chips Are Made Today

Ed Herr of Herr Foods estimates that if they currently made potato chips the same way they did back in the 1940s, they’d cost about $25 a bag.


Business Opportunities Weblog Turns 11!

My father and I had a small business in Modesto, California called Nickel News.


Could Morse Patent The Internet?

This would have been a patent for all uses of the telegraph—and would also have included the Internet.


Alexander Graham Bell Letter Up For Auction

Bell writes in the letter, postmarked from Washington DC, on December 30, to his parents that he is ‘quite troubled by your account of the lightning accident at Tutelo Heights.

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