SALT LAKE CITY, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- StartupNation.com today announced its collaboration with Overstock.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSTK) to connect small and minority-owned businesses across the U.S. to Overstock.com's new Main Street store. The partnership is part of Overstock.com's Main Street Revolution Initiative. StartupNation, a leading business advice and networking website for entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses, will provide an onramp to the Overstock.com Main Street Store for businesses interested in participating. To learn more please visit http://www.startupnation.com/main-street-store. The Main Street Store is listed as a "See More" store on Overstock's main navigation header.
"StartupNation is a great fit for us," said Patrick Byrne, Chairman and CEO of Overstock.com. "We want to reach out to as many small businesses as we can. StartupNation is the perfect resource for entrepreneurs who are looking to achieve success in a small business, and can hold the hands of entrepreneurs as they come onboard with Overstock.com."
"If you've got a great product or product line but the one thing you're missing is traffic, look no further," said Rich Sloan, co-founder of StartupNation. "Now you can connect with the millions of shoppers at Overstock.com, a massive and targeted customer base, and do so without having to take unnecessary risk or make huge marketing investments."
To foster growth among America's newest and smallest businesses, StartupNation will provide ongoing support and advice to those that utilize the http://www.startupnation.com/main-street-store service, thereby increasing the chances for inclusion and growth in sales volume through the Main Street store.
Overstock.com, Inc. is an online retailer offering brand-name merchandise at discount prices. The company offers its customers an opportunity to shop for bargains conveniently, while offering its suppliers an alternative inventory distribution channel. Overstock.com, headquartered in Salt Lake City, is a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ Global Market System and can be found online at http://www.overstock.com. Overstock.com regularly posts information about the company and other related matters on its website under the heading "Investor Relations."
StartupNation® (http://www.startupnation.com) provides over 175,000 pages of business advice, networking and key startup and growth services for millions of entrepreneurs annually. StartupNation is founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and provides everything needed to build a successful business, including pre-screened vendors of small business solutions, award-winning step-by-step advice, local networking, online interest groups, expert blogs, podcasts, webcasts, downloadable eBooks, and more. StartupNation is run by two of the nation's recognized experts in small business success, Rich Sloan and Jeff Sloan. The Sloan brothers have been hosts of a nationally syndicated call-in radio show also called, StartupNation, as well as authors of the acclaimed how-to book, StartupNation: Open for Business, (2006, Doubleday).
Overstock.com® is a registered trademark of Overstock.com, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the collaboration between StartupNation and Overstock.com, the level of support and advice from StartupNation, and the level of success or growth participants in the Main Street Revolution Initiative will experience. Overstock.com's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, its subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, or any amendments thereto, and its other subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission identify important factors that could cause its actual results to differ materially from those contained in its projections, estimates or forward-looking statements.