CarrierCentral.com Load Board Wins Top Honors in StartupNation Home-Based 100 Business Competition

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Trucking Load Board and Carrier Directory http://www.CarrierCentral listed as one of the top 100 home-based businesses by StartupNation.

CarrierCentral (http://www.CarrierCentral.com) has been recognized as one of the top home businesses in the nation by StartupNation in its annual Home-Based 100 competition.

Many of the StartupNation Home-Based 100 entries showed that people are leveraging the efficiencies and lower overhead of home-based businesses to pursue their passion and bring in income during these tight economic times.

“The 2011 ranking reveals that home business is serious business - more relevant than ever. It’s a natural response to loss of job opportunities, the need for supplemental income and the sheer passion for blazing your own trail and running your own show,” said Rich Sloan, co-founder of StartupNation.com, one of the leading small business networking and knowledge hubs online. “Home based businesses are the biggest block of all businesses in existence and we expect numbers to grow ever greater as extra bedrooms, kitchen tables, basements and garages increasingly host the innovative thinking and pursuit of success by millions of Americans.”

“The addition of CarrierCentral (http://www.CarrierCentral.com), a truck load board and carrier directory, to our network of employment websites was a strategic decision to help make our network recession proof,” Said John Peroyea, President of FindAPilot.com Inc. and the 500 Knots Website Network. “Having CarrierCentral.com chosen as a winner in the ‘Recession Busters’ category of the StartupNation Top 100 is a huge honor.”

The StartupNation Home-Based 100 highlights 10 top-ten lists making it not just your ordinary business ranking. From the wackiest, to the most innovative, to the best financial performers – this unique and diverse list highlights the home-based businesses that usually go unrecognized, but still play a vital role in the economy today. The ten categories for 2011 include:

  •     Most Innovative
  •     Boomers Back in Business
  •     Greenest
  •     Yummiest
  •     Wackiest
  •     Highest Vote-Getters
  •     Recession Busters
  •     Most Slacker-Friendly
  •     Most Glamorous
  •     Savviest in Social Media

The full results of the Home-Based 100 ranking are available on StartupNation’s website at http://www.startupnation.com/home-based-100/2011-winners.

About CarrierCentral.com
CarrierCentral (http://www.CarrierCentral.com) is a load board and transport carrier directory launched in 2011 as part of the 500 Knots Website Network. CarrierCentral offers an active load board and freight matching service and a searchable carrier directory for trucking companies and owner operator truckers. The 500 Knots Website Network includes FindAPilot.com, a professional pilot directory and pilot jobs board launched in 1997, and FindAMariner.com, a maritime employment and professional mariner directory launched in 2009.

About StartupNation
StartupNation (http://www.startupnation.com) has over 100,000 members, 2.5 million annual users and provides over 200,000 pages of business advice and networking for entrepreneurs. StartupNation is a free service founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs with the intention of providing a one-stop shop for entrepreneurial success, including blogs from a host of experts, podcasts, webcasts, eBooks, award-winning step-by-step advice, and more.

About the Startupnation’s Founders – The Sloan Brothers
StartupNation co-founders and “chief startupologists,” Rich and Jeff Sloan, are two of the country’s leading small business experts and ran their business from home for eight years. The Sloan brothers speak frequently at entrepreneurial forums and act as sources for top media venues nationwide. They are authors of StartupNation: Open for Business, published by Doubleday, and provide their insight online. The Sloan brothers are regularly quoted and featured in media such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Small Business, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News and many others.

For more information, press only:
Karen Torres, StartupNation (248) 685-9005, kares (at) startupnation.com

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