Triangle-based startup looks to help small businesses by offering exposure and opportunity for increased community engagement.
Online PR News – 19-January-2013 – Chapel Hill, NC – Finder411, (Finder411.com) a Triangle-based startup, is promising to become the exclusive online community for finding and supporting the best small local businesses. Co-Founder Tonia Zampieri states, “Finder411 will be an online stomping ground for those eager to find and patronize their small local business community.” Highly transparent and immersive, Zampieri describes the coming platform as one that will offer open and free access to the community, touting its exclusiveness of locally-owned consumer businesses. With free-mium and premium subscription offerings, any small business can access the platform, while franchises, chains and direct marketing companies will be restricted.
To introduce the Finder411 concept as product development nears completion, their launch site offers a glimpse of the immersive experience one can expect when joining the platform. Creative, visually-appealing photos highlight numerous Triangle-area businesses. Any small local business has the option to submit their photo and share their story with Finder411’s growing community.
“Local communities understand, now more than ever, the importance of investing and shopping in small local businesses because they realize it’s what keeps their communities healthy, vibrant and growing. As a free and open online platform, Finder411 offers a fun and engaging way to do just that,” said Steve Doyle, President & CEO of Finder411.
When asked why Finder411 is needed, when so many other online communities exist, Zampieri adds, “Unlike many large, far-reaching platforms filled with spam advertising, Finder411 will offer a refreshing option for those who realize that small locally-owned businesses need a place where their voices - and ONLY their voices - can be heard. By being exclusive there’s no being over-spent and over-shadowed by large brands. It simply isn’t the place for them.”
Watch the 60 second video and become an early “finder” at Finder411.com.