Thursday, May 13, 2010

Merchant Circle In Australia

Merchant Circle has just announced their new networks opening in Canada, UK and Australia. I found these statistics interesting about differences in business around the world.

According to the UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills, 99.3 percent of the nearly 5 million registered businesses are small (0 to 49 employees).

- In Australia, 96 percent of the 2 million businesses in the country have less that 20 people, as reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

- In Canada, 57 percent of businesses have only 1 to 4 employees based on reports from the Business Register of Statistics Canada.

I've been a supporter of Merchant Circle since almost their beginning and I'm so pleased to see their platform available in Australia for our local businesses to be able to get in there and get found online - whether they have a website or not. This is a great equaliser for small business and is a fantastic catalyst for small businesses to leverage their connections and start networking online successfully to promote their businessess in an effective and accessible way. And even better, they don't need to spend money to do so.

You'll find my Merchant Circle profile here and if you're in business and would like to join my online network on Merchant Circle, just claim your free listing and send me an invitation. I'm happy to walk you through getting set up, if you need that. Just drop me a note and we'll get it done.

And you'll find Alexandra Popovic our well-known Virtual Assistant for all things Social Media here at VIP Virtual Solutions

Come on over if you're an early adopter!

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