Online Land Planning Wins Top Honors in 2008 Business Competition under Most Innovative Category

Top Quote Online Land Planning, LLC has been recognized by StartupNation one of the top businesses in its annual Home Based 100 competition under the category of Most Innovative. "We're revolutionizing the land planning industry not only for the 21st Century, but the 22nd as well", says Rick Abelson, Company Director. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 06, 2008 - REDONDO BEACH, CALIFORNIA - Online Land Planning, LLC has been recognized by StartupNation as one of the top businesses in its annual Home Based 100 competition under the category of Most Innovative.

    The thousands of submissions to the StartupNation Home-Based 100 Competition reveal that many business owners are bucking the current economic downturn and finding business success in these tight times. Historically, some of today’s most well known businesses started in a downturn, including Microsoft and General Electric.

    “The 2008 rankings show that the home-based business is more relevant than ever. The current recession has spurred a new wave of home based businesses as a response to loss of jobs, 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, one of the leading small business networking and advice websites. “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 become host to the innovative thinking and pursuit of success by millions of Americans.”

    “We are building the next great land planning business not only for the 21st Century, but the 22nd as well. We are talking quantum leaps forward in the way real estate development is done. We are using the home office and the internet in a unique way to reduce the inefficiencies and lower the costs of land planning, while allowing for flexibility in the future,” stated Rick Abelson, Director of Online Land Planning.

    “This has never been the approach of the architecture and urban planning professions in the past. We accept the challenge. For example, big planning firms usually have expensive office space in downtown areas and are disconnected from most land owners, who are remote and have limited time, finances or personnel to make informed decisions about their property.

    “Online Land Planning broadens the opportunity for land owners, developers, communities, businesses and government agencies throughout the world to take advantage of our network of renowned planning experts for advice on urban design, sustainability renewable energy and even disaster relief that can be assembled quickly, without costing a fortune and put proven results to their hands in three weeks. We are revolutionizing both the land planning delivery system and the real estate industry at the same time by making it available and affordable for everyone.”

    The StartupNation Home-Based 100 highlights an interesting category list 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 that home-based businesses play a vital role in the economy today. The ten categories for 2008 include:

    • Best Financial Performers
    • Most Innovative
    • Boomers Back in Business
    • Greenest
    • Yummiest
    • Wackiest
    • Grungiest
    • Recession Busters
    • Most Slacker-Friendly
    • Most Glamorous

    In addition to StartupNation staff, judges for this year’s Home-Based 100 ranking included Adam Lowry co-founder of Method Products, Howard Behar, former President of Starbucks North America, John Jantsch, founder of Duct Tape Marketing, Mel Robbins, host of Make It Happen radio show.

    About Online Land Planning, LLC – Revolutionizing the Land Planning Industry
    Incorporated in 2008, OLP specializes in reaching out to provide expert advice and affordable solutions on sustainable design and urban planning issues to stakeholders that limited access to professional services. In many cases, our initial concept planning booklets become the catalyst for civic revitalization and our early participation and strategic forward-thinking can add immediate financial value to properties seeking optimum land definition..

    About The StartupNation Founders – The Sloan Brothers
    StartupNation co-founders and ‘chief stratupologists,” 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 at 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.

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