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New York, NY, United States, 2012/10/08 - BusinessLeads.com launched immediately after the Denver US Presidential debate. "We do not believe that it is necessary to choose between helping businesses grow and helping the jobless get on their feet," explains founder Zev Posner.
The site serves businesses, as well as independent sales professionals and connected social networkers. It is a platform for businesses to crowdsource new customers and clients by answering two fundamental questions: “Who do you want to have a business conversation with?” and “How much would you pay to skip straight to closing the deal?”
At the same time, the platform offers a lucrative new source of income for anyone with a professional network of contacts who "knows a guy, who knows a gal, who knows a guy," as their How it Works video explains.
A video released just after the Obama-Romney presidential debate parodies both candidates, imagining them coming to an agreement mid-debate on how to fix the economy.
"Helping businesses source better sales leads would fulfill Presidential hopeful Romney's vision of a strengthened America that could jump-start the economy," explains Posner. "At the same time, the site creates an opportunity for anyone to make serious money by taking the time to either work as ad-hoc sales representatives for companies or just by connecting a particular company with people they know are in the market for a particular good or service."
"Leads are the lifeblood of any business," Posner explains,"and who best to define a business's needs than the business owner? They just write about what they are offering, outline the questions they need answered to identify a good lead, and offer a bounty they will pay out to whoever sends the right person to contact them and begin a business conversation."
More than $4 Million in bounty cash has been posted to the site and active bounties range from $50-$1,500 a lead.
The site integrates fully with Facebook, which just announced it has reached a billion users, as well as LinkedIn and Twitter. “The great challenge for most companies is how to leverage social media as a resource for delivering well qualified potential prospects,” Posner says. “The connectedness of the social web represents a sea-change in how information is both spread and targeted. BusinessLeads.com allows those connections to be made by real people, digitizing a practice that is at the core of how business has always been done.”
BusinessLeads.com was built over the past two years in Rockland County and Brooklyn, NY. The development team includes a former NASA programmer and the initial user interface was implemented by former Apple designers.
BusinessLeads.com allows anyone to generate the connections they need to grow their business by allowing them to crowdsource leads, putting them in touch with the clients, vendors or partners they know they don't know - but that they want to meet.
By offering rewards to be earned by anyone taking the time to intelligently match their professional contacts with relevant offers or opportunities, BusinessLeads allows people to generate the best kind of lead: the referral from a trusted contact.
The company was established by veterans of third-party lead-generation and sales list companies as a response to the general poor quality and high cost of business leads. It also presents a new way that anyone can monetize their social graph in a transparent and mutually beneficial manner.