Business.com Reaches More Purchasing Decision-Makers; Increasing Numbers of Corporate Purchasing Influencers Turn to Leading B2B Search Engine

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Business.com, the leading search engine designed and organized for business, today announced that an increasing number of professionals with decision-making power for purchasing corporate products and services are turning to its comprehensive directory of business information, according to independent industry statistics.

Business.com instantly connects professionals seeking to accomplish a business task with the most relevant results, a powerful tool especially for small businesses which often have limited time and resources

Business.com, the leading search engine designed and organized for business, today announced that an increasing number of professionals with decision-making power for purchasing corporate products and services are turning to its comprehensive directory of business information, according to independent industry statistics.* In less than one year, decision-makers using Business.com in key industry verticals have increased significantly, including: 35% in Business Equipment, 29% in Telephone Services and 25% in Raw Materials.**

“Business.com instantly connects professionals seeking to accomplish a business task with the most relevant results, a powerful tool especially for small businesses which often have limited time and resources,” said Jake Winebaum, CEO and founder of Business.com. “As greater demands are placed on busy professionals, this data reinforces the value our millions of searchers place on our ability to help them swiftly and efficiently make smart business decisions.”

Business.com has seen an overall increase in corporate decision-makers and influencers using the site to research, find and purchase business-related goods and services, including specific increases of decision-makers for the following industry categories:

  •      Business consulting services
  •     Business equipment
  •     Cars/vans/trucks
  •     Computer software
  •     Corporate gifts
  •     Marketing services
  •     Raw materials
  •     Telephone equipment
  •     Telephone services

According to the data, Business.com users are primarily at-work professionals. More than 60% are full-time workers or self-employed, 30% are college graduates and 70% earn more than $50,000 a year.

*From Nielsen//NetRatings @Plan Winter 2005/2006 Release.

**Compared to Nielsen//NetRatings @Plan Spring 2005.

About Business.com

Business.com is the leading search engine designed and organized strictly for business. It provides professionals easy access to business products, services, companies, news and other business information to help them get their jobs done more efficiently.

Business.com was founded in 1999 by eCompanies. With more than five years of growth and momentum, Business.com continues to attract leading strategic investors including Institutional Venture Partners, Evercore Partners, Reed Business Information, and McGraw Hill. Still privately-held, Business.com added Benchmark Capital as a preferred stockholder in 2004.

Today, Business.com serves the needs of more than 3 million business searchers each month across a wide array of industries and job functions. Business.com reaches another 32 million through its distribution network which includes partners such as Forbes.com, Businessweek.com, Inc.com, FastCompany, and Internet.com.

With a proprietary taxonomy and classification system consisting of over 65,000 business categories, the company is a leader in the next generation of search. By categorizing business results in an intuitive order and filtering out unrelated consumer content, Business.com is able to anticipate the needs of professionals and allows them to easily locate relevant business information. For more information, please visit http://www.business.com.

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