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:
Its pop-up souvenir shop in a vacant retail space within the Denver Pavilions, for example, features goods exclusively designed in Colorado by local craftspeople, including furniture, paper goods, clothing, jewelry, prints and art.
Supportland has developed a rewards card that works at any of the company’s network of some 50 locally owned Portland-area businesses.
The book Big Box Swindle:The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America’s Independent Businesses raises important questions and suggests some interesting ideas that should be of interest to work at home entrepreneurs who struggle to overcome the “Big Boys’” economies of scale.
OpenForum.com: When comedian Steve Martin declared, “Let’s get small,” he could have been coining today’s consumer mantra.
The local Web is rapidly evolving amid the converging forces of online social networking, location-savvy smart phones and an array of new business models.
The “While You Were Out” form is a simple way to communicate with your local businesses.
NPR has received $3 million in funding to launch a new journalism project that will focus on providing in-depth, hyper-local coverage on community-specific issues on an online platform.
Outside the local train station, the Maplewood Civic Association maintains a bulletin board plastered with news of jazz festivals and yoga classes for this small, affluent New Jersey town.
photo by Angie Carlson
Last Sunday, I had a minor accident that as I attempted to remedy illustrated some basic failing that many small businesses suffer from.