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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To print an object, users either use 3D modeling software and upload a model to the site or customize a pre-designed object.

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Small Manufacturers Thinking Big

Small businesses that make machines and components for other manufacturers are experiencing an upswing that could be a sign of things to come for the broader economy.


The Future is 3D Printed Manufacturing

Now the economics of large-scale production runs carried out overseas are being disrupted by the possibility of making, selling and delivering millions of manufactured items one unit at a time, right next to the customer.

Video: How iPads Are Made in China

Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz is only the second reporter ever to gain access to visit the factory floor at Apple’s Chinese producer Foxconn.


Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

For those who have marveled at the way software has helped disrupt industry after industry – buckle up, that wave is coming soon to an industry near you.


Niche Biz: Helping Inventors Invent

The Waxhaw business, works with large companies all over the world.


Manufacturing Moving From China to the USA

When Mark Krywko and his son, Jason, launched Sleek Audio, a small business making in-ear headphones for iPods and other audio devices from a Florida town near St.


Maker Factory

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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

In the early 20th century, people across the world cut their own bread, one slice at a time.


The Democracy Of Making (And Selling) Things

It’s happening in hackerspaces across the country where inventors aren’t just building prototypes, but taking their inventions directly to market, foregoing the traditional factory.

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