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 To Sell A $1 Snow Globe For $59

The founders of the website Significantobjects.com, a site devoted to quantifying the bottom-line power of story at a product level, say, “Stories are such a powerful driver…that their effect on any given [product's] subjective value can be measured objectively.” The website is home to an experiment that goes like this: the founders buy thrift store, garage sale, and flea market products, always cheap, no more than a couple dollars at most.


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Starting Your Retail Biz in a Flea Market

Most street fairs and markets have a very low barrier to entry: You’ll need transit, a table, a tent (for outdoor markets), a cash box and the ability to contribute a small booth rental fee to the market’s organizer (usually $25 to $50 for small communities and $75-$125 for urban fairs).


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How to Use Your Website to Increase Your Sales Lead Generation

Having a website is an indispensable business tool – not having a website today is like not having a phone.


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Sell A $35,000 Watch In A Recession?

When a man in a Cartier watch stepped into the IWC Schaffhausen boutique in Beverly Hills recently, salesman Hua Huynh sprang into action.


September Small Biz Sales Up

More small and mid-sized California businesses for sale found buyers last month than in any September over the past five years.



How to Attract New Customers (and Keep Old Ones)

No matter what area of business you are in, if you don’t have customers than your business will eventually fail.


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Entrepreneurs Cashing Out in 2012

According to data collected from BizBuySell.com, online business-for-sale marketplace, acquisitions for the first quarter of 2012 were the highest they’ve been since 2008.


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Holiday Sales Looking Up

Final numbers won’t be out until Jan.


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