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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SoMoLend: Connecting Entrepreneurs With Lenders

SoMo’s software is designed to use the Web to match borrowers with lenders, connecting business borrowers seeking loans of $35,000 or less with investors looking to make a return on investment.


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The SBA Doesn’t Lend Money

We get several calls a week from owners who tell us that they have been turned down for an S.B.A.


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Small Biz Lending Near 4 Year High

The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, which measures the overall volume of financing to small businesses, surged 10.2 points to 106.4, the highest level since February 2008.


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SBA Program For Low Income Entrepreneurs Faces Cuts

The Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs, or PRIME, distributed nearly $8 million in grants Sept.


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FDIC Releases Hotline For Small Businesses Seeking Credit Availability

“A combination of factors have created issues and challenges for small businesses, but it is turning in terms of credit availability.



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No Interest Loans For Small Businesses

These ARC loans can provide the critical capital and support many small businesses need to make it through these tough economic times,  said Administrator Mills. Together with other provisions of the Recovery Act, ARC loans will free up capital and put more money in the hands of small business owners when they need it the most.


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When Banks Say No, Microlenders Say Yes

When banks say no, owners of cash-starved small-businesses aren’t giving up on finding loans.