Company.com Launches Social Business Community
Social networking startup Company.com offers cost-conscious businesses tools to spur growth and save money through an interactive online business community.Online small and midsize business lead generation and social networking startup Company.com announced the launch of its Website, a social community for businesses that offers a questions-and-answers network, editorial reviews, customer rankings, exclusive deals and a vetted vendor marketplace providing solutions targeted specifically to small businesses. The Company.com vendor marketplace provides personalized vendor comparisons, editorial reviews and the company's recommendations. In the future, Company.com said it would offer customer ratings and savings calculators.
Vendor participants hail from 50 specific service categories the company believes is most widely used by SMBs, including lead generation, human-resources outsourcing and business loans. The company built its offering around three needs small businesses have: saving money, turning profits and growing the business. Company.com provides side-by-side comparisons of business needs, from sources of credit and corporate credit cards to health insurance and 401K plans to telecom/VOIP and security and backup vendors, allows subscribers to register to participate in the vendor marketplace and access to sources of funding and capital.
Aside from Wade, who formerly served as vice chairman of Sage Payment Solutions, MySpace co-founder Colin Digiaro serves on the board of directors. Nate Davis, former CEO of XM Satellite Radio, and former Sage Software CEO and President Ron Verni serve on the advisory committee.