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.


Bringing The Service You Want To Where You Are

Traditionally, when you want a professional service you need to go to their business or office to get it taken care of.

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Have Shovel, Will Travel

Turn snowmageddon into a windfall by starting your own snow-shoveling business.


The New York Night Owls

Calling themselves the New York Nightowls, this group of roughly 30 techies meets every Tuesday night from 10 p.m.


Niche Biz: ‘Butler/Maid-For-A-Day’ Service

As a fun gift alternative, hiring a butler or maid for a day can be a thoughtful and surprising way to reward someone whose home duties are normally fairly demanding.


Cutting Back On Drunk Driving

REDCard, as he has dubbed the concept, would be a car service for individuals, groups, communities and companies whose members find themselves impaired while away from home.


Amazon Offers Free Web Services

Starting November 1, new AWS users will be able to take advantage of the following services for a year for free: * “750 hours of Amazon EC2 Linux Micro Instance usage (613 MB of memory and 32-bit and 64-bit platform support) – enough hours to run continuously each month” * “750 hours of an Elastic Load Balancer plus 15 GB data processing” * “10 GB of Amazon Elastic Block Storage, plus 1 million I/Os, 1 GB of snapshot storage, 10,000 snapshot Get Requests and 1,000 snapshot Put Requests” * “5 GB of Amazon S3 storage, 20,000 Get Requests, and 2,000 Put Requests” * “30 GB per of internet data transfer (15 GB of data transfer “in” and 15 GB of data transfer “out” across all services except Amazon CloudFront)” * “25 Amazon SimpleDB Machine Hours and 1 GB of Storage” * “100,000 Requests of Amazon Simple Queue Service” * “100,000 Requests, 100,000 HTTP notifications and 1,000 email notifications for Amazon Simple Notification Service” America’s largest online retailer is best known as, well, a retailer, but a free AWS tier signals an increased interest in web technologies.


That’s My Business!: Deskelf.com

In this edition of That’s My Business!


Cool Biz: Labels For Kids’ Gear

As an alternative to including personal information like phone numbers or addresses, however, Oliver’s gives its customers the free option of printing a 9-digit tracking system code on their labels that links them with the labeled item via the company’s “Found-it” system.


Toy Rental Service Targets Waiting Rooms

Instead, it delivers a fresh assortment of sanitized playthings to keep businesses’ youngest customers safe and entertained.

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