! A Review

Donald Pennington By Donald Pennington, 19th Nov 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Reviews>Web Sites is a businessperson's social network. The target market the site aims to serve are those businesspeople who live and/or operate in the US.

What is, Don? is a businessperson's social network. The target market the site aims to serve are those businesspeople who either live in the US or or deal with Americans.

Accoding to the site's about page, they want “to start a revolution, an American Business Revolution.” Well, anything offering to help revitalize American business is certainly welcome in this market.

Certainly, very few things in life are as valuable as information and opportunities and, this is what offers – the ability to connect with other American business owners (known as alliances) and share knowledge, either locally or regionally.

Connecting with other businesses is as easy as anything could be. Without even a complete profile, I already have 102 regional alliances on my list – and they are friendly! I've seen none (As in zero) the negativity here, so easily found on “other” social networks.

Is another one of those paid social networks/”income opportunities?”

Not at all! They don't do the revenue-sharing of some newer social networks. Their value is in helping American businesses make alliances, with the intent of discovering new ways to grow and/or improve. As far as any sort of “income opportunity,” the only one worth worrying about is your own business anyway, right?

How much does it cost my business to use

As just a member, nothing. And, in the free program, the connections and parterships you can build are still just as good. Of course, does offer premium upgrades, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, if someone is interested. As for those prices, it will depend on exactly what the business owner is needing and planning.

The choice to upgrade is always up to the individual member and I can't say I've experienced much pressure or gimmickry, in order to get me to do so. I like the company's low-key approach.

What is the best part of

Of the aspects such as the professional, courteous member service, the handy connection features and the blazing fast site, I'd have to say my favorite aspect is the quick answers. Sure there is a FAQ page but, sometimes questions and special situations don't fall within those parameters. It's good to know someone seems to consider the member important.

What is the worst part of

I'd have to say, if anything is “bad” about the site, it's during the sign-up process – and even this might only apply to individuals like me. For the business profile, a valid street address is required. For those of us who work from home, we often try to not make our home addresses public – for obvious reasons.

And, the only options for external links to other social networks, the option are pre-selected as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Some of us use none of these for business and would appreciate the option of adding something else, instead.

Otherwise, overall, your verdict on

I'd have to give them, out of five stars, five stars. For those Americans trying to grow a competitive business in the sometimes stormy seas of the marketplace, proves to be a strong ally.


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author avatar Donald Pennington
20th Nov 2014 (#)

Also, my review is based solely upon my experience as a free member, thus far and I am in no way being paid for the share of this review.

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author avatar Retired
14th Aug 2015 (#)

Pity I'm not based in the USA as this sounds very interesting.

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author avatar Donald Pennington
17th Aug 2015 (#)

They're fairly ingenious, though I don't do much with them any more.

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