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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Niche Biz: The High End Pawnshop

Artwork by Andy Warhol, military medals, helicopters, and a Babe Ruth baseball bat aren’t the typical pawnshop fare.

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The Future Of Small Biz Lending

At banks with more than $10 billion in assets, 10.2% of loan applications from small businesses were approved in May, down from 10.6% in April—and from 11.7% in January and February, according to surveys of small business customers of Biz2Credit, a Manhattan-based company that matches small businesses with lenders.



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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.


Prize Winning African Entrepreneurs To Watch: Yaw Duffour-Awuah

As a boarding student in a Ghanaian high school, Yaw Duffour-Awuah discovered that several of his classmates who lived several hundred miles away were regularly unable to travel home for brief holidays due to lack of funds.


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You Can Get A Small Biz Loan From A Big Bank

Earlier this month, Bank of America released its inaugural Small Business Owner Report, a semi-annual survey about the health of the small business community.


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Best Banks For Small Biz Loans

When it comes to getting a loan for your small business, it may not come down to who you know, but where you go.


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Loan Program Helping Local Small Biz

In the next eight months, The City plans to issue about $1 million in loans to people wishing to expand or start a small business.


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Small Biz Borrowing On The Rise

The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, which measures the overall volume of financing to U.S.


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Small Biz Still Left Behind In Lending

Last October, the SBA expanded the pool of eligible small businesses by raising the loan amounts it would back to a maximum of $5 million from $2 million.


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