Austin's uShip Profits from Slow Growth

Six years ago I attended a business plan competition where I watched a couple of guys explain how they wanted to streamline the process of shipping bulky items across the country by linking folks up via the Internet. The social Web was starting to heat up, but I liked how these guys and their company, uShip, were trying to take the Web and use it to bring people together, not to swap songs or photos but to take advantage of empty space in moving vans. UShip will hold a panel at the upcoming South by Southwest conference explaining how to build a profitable business. In the meantime, I decided to check in with the company to see what the founders have learned.

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