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:

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Raising Money? Things To Avoid

Board composition

Be careful how much power you give up early on at the board level because before you know it, you will have less than 50% of the voting shares.

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Smart Way To Seek Venture Capital

You need to prepare for people with little knowledge of your technology or market who are comfortable telling you that there is no market for your technology.


SBA Gives $2 Billion In VC To Small Businesses

That’s a 10% increase for Small Business Investment Companies from the previous year.


The New King Of New Orleans

For Schultz, founder of the technology incubator Voodoo Ventures, the difference is that stark.


VCs Seek The “Ninja Assassin” Entrepreneur

The passion and focus associated with the Japanese discipline goes a long way in impressing would-be investors.


Cafe Serves Up Venture Capital With The Granola

On a recent morning, just about every one of the cafe’s 110 seats were occupied — even at 10 a.m.


Serving Up VC With Granola

Call it the Buck’s Silicon Valley Barometer: The economy may be wobbly and the mood of the country anxious, but the Woodside cafe is humming again with deal-making breakfasts.


The #1 Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

Before they go out to VCs, entrepreneurs should build a product, build a team and get some traction to demonstrate what they’re doing.


Create Jobs, Get A Green Card

According to a story at Inc.com, Senators John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts, and Richard Lugar, Republican of Indiana, introduced the Start-up Visa Act, which would open up the U.S.

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