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.
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Phoenix Still Pushing For Crackdown On Door-To-Door Sales

A City Council-appointed committee Tuesday recommended that Phoenix create criminal penalities for door-to-door solicitors who do not show a valid ID at the doorstep and for people who leave advertising on homes with “no soliciting signs.” The council is expected to vote in January on a new ordinance regulating peddlers plus amendments that would toughen up the handbills section of the City Code.

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Malaysia Amends Direct Sales Act

The amended Direct Sales Act 1993, which is scheduled to be enforced early next year, will see heavier penalties for offenders.


Direct Selling Companies Against Peddler License Plan

If Phoenix slaps licensing requirements on door-to-door peddlers, the move could hurt thousands of self-employed workers who sell products from Avon, Tupperware and similar companies.


Steam Energy Announces Dismissal Of Federal Lawsuit

Stream Energy Chairman Rob Snyder announced today that a federal RICO lawsuit filed in Georgia last fall against the retail energy provider and its Ignite marketing arm on behalf of a purported class has been dismissed by the U.S.


Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing Pays Montana $1 Million

Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing, the Lexington-based network marketing group, has agreed to pay nearly $1 million to Montana to settle allegations that the company was operating an illegal pyramid scheme there.


Malaysian Direct Sales Act To Be Amended

The government will amend the Direct Sales Act 1993 to protect consumers from becoming victims of pyramid scheme scams, said Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.


North Dakota Vs. MLM Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing

A cease and desist order has been issued by North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem against a Lexington, Ky., company for alleged violations of the state’s transient merchant, consumer fraud and home solicitation laws.


GoldQuest Members Arrested At Iran Airport

Iranian officials have arrested key members of GoldQuest, a controversial network marketing scheme which has allegedly defrauded thousands of people worldwide.


No Bill For At-Home Tupperware Biz

A Gold Coast mum will no longer have to fork out $12,500 for running a Tupperware business from her Robina home.

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