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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Grants Helping States Promote Small Biz Growth

The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant initiative, launched under the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, is a pilot grant program authorizing up to $90 million in grants to the states and U.S.

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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.


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Kisstixx Wins SBA Small Biz Week Contest

Utah Valley University business student entrepreneurs Dallas Robinson and Mike Buonomo, who started their growing lip-balm company Kisstixx with a small business loan, shared their story in a video for the National Small Business Week Video Contest and were one of the four winners selected by the U.S.



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How Has The SBA Helped You?

The Small Business Administration is looking for videos showing how its programs and services have helped small companies.


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SBA Program For Low Income Entrepreneurs Faces Cuts

The Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs, or PRIME, distributed nearly $8 million in grants Sept.


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Women-Owned Businesses Gearing Up For Gov Contracts

The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program kicked off in February, with the goal of ensuring that federal agencies issue 5 percent of their prime contracts to businesses such as Bialek Environments that are owned by women.


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Senate After SBA Over Small Biz Contracts

At a hearing Tuesday, senators questioned the SBA over its claim that 22.7 percent of federal contract dollars went to small businesses in 2010.


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Research Before Seeking SBA Loans

So, what’s the best way to get a small-business loan in this economic environment?



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