San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2007
Inmatrix Inc. and the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) announced today that they have entered into an alliance agreement under which Inmatrix will provide its flagship software solution, Optimist, to ASBDC members with preferred pricing and web-based delivery. ASBDC members include over 4,000 small business development consultants operating through roughly 1,000 small business development centers in the U.S. and its possessions.
Don Wilson, President and CEO of ASBDC said, "Optimist is clearly next generation business intelligence software and can greatly enhance small business development center (SBDC) consultants' success in demonstrating measurable results in both job creation and economic impact in the communities they serve. SBDC consultants provide management and technical assistance and training to more than 1.3 million small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs each year. Optimist is a valuable resource that can reinforce the consultants' work in free, confidential, face-to-face business consulting, training on writing business plans, accessing capital, marketing direction, sound decision-making and more."
Dileep Ramachandran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Inmatrix added, "We are excited to join with ASBDC in delivering Optimist as a powerful business diagnostic and financial analysis tool. With the addition of Optimist, the entire network of consultants can employ a valuable additional resource to strengthen themselves in their mission to help new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership, and assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy. With budgetary constraints and economic uncertainty, the consultants are constantly called upon to do more with less. Optimist will support that effort by helping to forecast future business outcomes thereby saving time and facilitating serving more business owners."
Donna Ettenson, Vice President of Operations of ASBDC further remarked, "During my years as a small business development consultant, I have seen and used numerous financial analysis tools on the market today. Inmatrix's Optimist software stands out as an extraordinarily robust platform that is exceptionally user friendly. Optimist's unique functionality can greatly aid SBDC consultants in assisting their clients to better manage and grow their businesses. In turn that growth will help expand the nation's small business economy, enhance American competitiveness and assist SBDC small business clients to fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams."
Inmatrix Inc. offers dynamic business management software solutions for business advisors seeking to enhance the success of small and medium size businesses. Its flagship product, Optimist, delivers modeling and stress testing the financial impact of decisions before a businessperson commits the time, money and human resources to find out the real-world results. Inmatrix has the tools ASBDC members need to guide both start-ups and existing enterprises to prosper through superior business results. The company was founded in Melbourne, Australia in 1999 and is head quartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit http://www.inmatrixinc.com.
About Association of Small Business Development Centers
Established through a public/private partnership by Congress in 1980, the Small Business Development Center national program is the most comprehensive, efficient and effective business assistance network in the nation. The mission of America's Small Business Development Center network is to help new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership and existing businesses remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy. Consulting services at small business development centers nationwide are available to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs at no cost.
Approximately 1,000 local SBDC offices extend entrepreneurial management assistance to meet small business needs, through individual counseling, training and research assistance while serving roughly 1.3 million clients annually. SBDCs provide individual one on one confidential consulting to approximately 250,000 consulting clients annually. SBDCs provide training to another 450,000 clients and informational resources to approximately 600,000 additional businesses. SBDC long term counseling clients created over 80,000 new jobs, and generated roughly $660,000,000 in new federal and state tax revenues in 2005.