SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NextAdvisor.com, the leading independent review site for online services, today launched its new Small Business Resource Center that combines independent analysis, ratings and reviews of vital business services with informative articles to help small businesses make more informed and more profitable decisions.
By bringing together NextAdvisor's existing product and service reviews, along with some new additions, plus how-to and feature articles with tips and advice for choosing the best options, the NextAdvisor Small Business portal provides a one-stop resource center where business owners can learn about the latest technologies and best business practices. The free service currently offers in-depth research and reviews of online business products and tools such as VoIP and virtual phone service, business credit cards, Internet fax, online backup, online meeting services, remote desktop applications, Internet security software, web hosting and even background checks, with more to be added soon.
Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy and a key driver of employment and economic growth. However, they're often overlooked as a primary market for high-tech business services, mostly because they are so small, fragmented and costly for vendors to market to in an efficient manner. As a result, they're often left to their own devices to find new solutions to make running their business easier, more productive and more profitable.
"Technology is evolving so quickly and there is such wide range of options. Most small business owners are so busy running their business, they don't have time to research and compare—they just want to know which service is the best for them," said Erik Larson, president and founder of NextAdvisor.com. "We get a lot of questions from small business owners who need help navigating the technology landscape. This new portal is designed to bring all of the answers they need together in one easy-to-access place."
In addition to featuring independent, unbiased reviews based on NextAdvisor editors' personal experience using each service, the new portal's Small Business Blog provides information on special offers and answers to specific questions submitted by users. Larson says this Q&A is one of the more valuable and unique features of the NextAdvisor Small Business Resource Center.
"A lot of business owners share the same challenges and have the same questions, but they lack a reliable, trustworthy source to go to for answers," he said. "We're a small business too, so we understand these challenges, and we actually use most of the services profiled on our site. We're here to help--just send us your question through the Contact Us form on our site, and if it's something we haven't answered before, we'll answer it in the blog."
To find out more about the online products and services that can help you start and run your small business more efficiently and save money, visit http://www.nextadvisor.com/small_business.
NextAdvisor.com provides in-depth research and independent reviews of online services for consumers and small businesses. The company's mission is to help its visitors save money and make optimal buying decisions by presenting them with useful comparisons and reviews of service providers and a clear explanation of each service and how it works. The company currently reviews, compares and explains many different types of services including credit cards, credit report monitoring, identity theft protection, diet plans, voice over IP, online dating, online backup, Internet security software, internet fax and web hosting.