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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How She Made a Business Out of Letter Writing

When Julie Bell printed thousands of her own-design Christmas cards off for sale in Paris almost 10 years ago, but failed to offload a single one, she learned a valuable business lesson.

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Long Lost Postcard: Letters to the Future

Earlier this month, Scott McMurry, a Vienna, Virginia man finally received a postcard from his mother.


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CapJaxMathFax Bizop

Hi Dane, I have a math education software program I license to schools and sell to homeschoolers.


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Make The Most Of Your Holiday Newsletter

photo credit: kevindooley

SmallBizTrendsBe consistent: Whether you’re opting for a monthly, bi-monthly, or weekly newsletter, make sure you stick to a consistent publishing date so that people know when they’re coming.


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Making Money in Second Life?

I stumbled upon your webapge for business ops, looks like a great blog!


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Update from YourCityGuide: Our First Bizop

Hi Dane,

My name is John Stewart and I am the sole designer and programmer of www.yourcityguide.net.


Snail Mail Still Alive

A recent study by International Communications Research, commissioned by Pitney Bowes, found that consumers still prefer receiving promotional information and private communications the traditional way: delivered by the mailman.


Entrepreneur Thinks Inside The Box

Pat Dutched had been a bookkeeper more than 25 years when she got a bright idea.


Email Credited With Public Mailbox Deaths

Email is being credited with the murder of the sidewalk mailbox, joining cell phones in a plot to destroy public communication hubs.


Message from the SBA’s Office of Advocacy

Knowing of your interest in small business and entrepreneurship, I thought you might be interested in the resources available from the Office of Advocacy of the U.S.


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