Shipping Competition, Mixologist Demand, Secret IPOs: Dec. 20

Illustration by André da Loba

Small, regional shippers such as OnTrac and Eastern Connection are taking business from FedEx and UPS, writes Laura Stevens. [Wall Street Journal]

Joyce M. Rosenberg writes that small businesses should be glad to put 2013 into the books. [Associated Press]

John McDuling explains why 2014 will be the year of the secret initial public offering. [Quartz]

Increased interest in complex cocktails means more business for mixology consultants, writes Danielle Kurtzleben. [U.S. News]

Becky O’Neil’s first Christmas as an entrepreneur was a busy one, writes Colleen DeBaise. [New York Times]

Love it or hate it, here’s First Round Capital’s holiday video. [First Round Capital]

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