Here’s our weekly link roundup of small business buzz, musings and muchness. A curation of the best small business talk around the web.
Would you launch your business from a ship? Apparently it’s the new garage for some startups. “A California startup wants to dock a vessel off the coast to house foreign entrepreneurs who have dreams of creating the next Google but can’t get visas to work in the United States.” (San Francisco Examiner)
Startups are finding unique ways to improve their recruiting process. “Finding the right people, the ones who have the technical skills and the desire to work at a startup, is both time-consuming and competitive. How a company approaches this task can mean the difference between an IPO and a plain old P.U.” (CNN Money)
Would you change your name to save your business? Rotem Guez, a young entrepreneur changed his name to that of Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. Find out why … (Silicon Republic)
One small business lands a $75m contract after slow and steady accumulation of government contracts. “LeapFrog’s big leap into the government arena began in 2008, when the Federal Emergency Management Agency set aside its marketing and communications contracting as a small-business award.” (Washington Technology)
Startups defined several trends in 2011. Find out which ones are likely here to stay. (Mashable)
Photo Credit: Time Spent at Sea