Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) November 14, 2010
Long regarded as a world authority in helping entrepreneurs set up shop online, The Internet Marketing Center (IMC) today announced the completion of its acquisition by Columbia Web Services.
"This is the first time in history that it is possible for the ordinary person to start their own profitable business, with minimal expense or risk, and within weeks or months instead of years," said Dr. Noel Swanson, President of Columbia. "With today's economy looking so uncertain, many people are turning to the internet to create an alternative income for themselves.”
"IMC has been one of the most successful internet marketing companies in the world. Our plans are to grow the business, develop new strategic relationships and help hundreds of thousands of new entrepreneurs and businesses to reach their dream of financial independence."
Columbia Web Services Inc. is a new company formed by Dr. Noel Swanson and Darren Warmuth with additional investments by well-known angels and internet entrepreneurs. Warmuth and Swanson have founded several successful internet businesses including the Unique Article Wizard, itself a world leader in its niche.
"Starting a profitable business online is not hard," says Dr. Swanson. "Yet 90% of people who attempt it on their own, fail miserably. The reason is simple: lack of knowledge. That is a tragic outcome for someone's hopes and dreams of financial success.”
“IMC's training and coaching are so successful that we can pretty much reverse those odds for our students. And that is our dream: to enable more and more people to achieve their dream of financial freedom. With this new partnership we can do that."
Outgoing CEO, Andrew Morden, added: “We have worked very hard over the past 3 years to re-position IMC for both growth and profitability. The economic climate and its impact on the small office/home office market certainly made the process challenging, but we were able to make the fundamental changes that were necessary to enable the long term success of the business including the launch of InternetMarketing.com as IMC’s key brand and a complete overhaul of the operating business model. This transaction marks the final step in the process. I believe that the new investor group’s commitment to the Company’s long term growth and profitability will be the final piece in the puzzle.”
About The Internet Marketing Center
Since 1996, IMC has provided practical, cost-effective knowledge products, software, and personal training to thousands of online entrepreneurs and small- and home-based businesses worldwide. IMC’s very successful introduction to online business, “The Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Online” has sold over 300,000 copies in the last fifteen years.
About Columbia Web Services Inc.
Columbia is a special purpose company financed to acquire IMC. The operating partners are Dr. Noel Swanson and Darren Warmuth. Other investors in Columbia include well known angels and internet entrepreneurs. Visit http://www.internetmarketing.com for more information.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Noel Swanson