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.

School Warns Recent Grad Over Notes Selling Business

The site, NoteUtopia.com, which was launched in August, is intended to function as an online community, a place to network, discuss courses and rate professors.

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Battling Big Business

It’s been seven years since he showed Home Depot officials a saw guard he invented that allowed it to continue to cut lumber for its customers without having to shell out as much as $1 million annually to employees who lost fingers while offering the unique service.


Commonly Overlooked Legal Mistakes

Making handshake deals with clients and vendors.


Offering Paid Sick Leave

Under a Seattle City Council proposal, Proios and every business owner in the city would be forced to provide paid sick leave for their workers.


California’s New Online Sales Tax Hits Marketers Hard

After six years of growing what started as a $200-a-month business into a profitable full-time gig, Loper said he had no choice but to shutter his site, suddenly deprived of 70 percent of the commissions he’d earned sending customers to the big retailers via click-through ads on his site.


FTC Set Sights On ‘Free Trial’ Scammer

Customers in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand were lured in by the free trial offers, the FTC said.


House Committee Passes Patent Reform Bill

The committee voted 32-3 for the bill that allows more public feedback on applications to prevent bad patents from being approved and gives the U.S.


City Puts The Brakes On Falafel Truck

Her truck, a 1986 model she calls “Spartacus,” has a full kitchen on board, and it’s clean and well-kept.


UK Clamping Down On Misleading Ads

The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP), the body responsible for writing the regulations, said it had decided to extend the ASA’s reach after a formal recommendation from a wide cross-section of British industry.

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