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Local Business Directory Mate of Mine engages small business online.

@danewesto Founder of Mate of Mine

Wouldn’t you be more likely to click on a business listing, if you either knew the owner or were a mutual Facebook friend.

Mate of Mine is a local business directory designed to raise awareness about the importance of small businesses to communities and the local economy by utilising Facebook to connect friends needing help or services to small businesses in their area.

Users create a business listing with their Facebook profile enabling friends to easily find and connect with their business. “Lets face it, wouldn’t you be more likely to click on a business listing, if you either knew the owner or were a mutual Facebook friend”, says Westerweller.

“The idea is to create an emotional and physical connection between the customer and small business,” he says.

Users can also add additional Facebook profiles to their business listing. This feature is great for family run businesses. It enables mums and dads to combine their friends of friends' network for more business opportunity, he says.

Users can only add a new profile, if they’re Facebook friends with that person. A request is then sent asking the user to confirm he/she works for the business.

Users can add up to 10 profiles for $10 each. “Every profile added, links your business to their social network”, says Westerweller.

Mate of Mine is also an online and soon to be mobile market place, for outsourcing professional and trade services. Registered businesses will receive "real time" notifications whenever a job lead matches their description.

It's similar to taskrabbit.com, but all runners (people who complete the task/job) are local small business owners, says Westerweller.

If you need something done. Get it done on Mate of Mine.

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