LOS ANGELES, CA – Oct 06, 2015 – The domination of large chain stores that share a brand, central management, standardized business methods and products have come to dominate the market in many parts of the world. From the smaller single use chains to the huge mega discount stores like Walmart, each one taking money out of their local communities.
The displacement of independent businesses by chains has caused increased collaboration among local businesses, communities and even some companies to prevent this chain proliferation. One such organization, SmartGuy.com, has declared war.
“While the concept of cheaper prices sounds great to the local consumer, the cost to local communities is even greater,” states Jordan Wexler, CEO of SmartGuy.com. “This siphons money out of their local economy and into the hands of rich corporations, many of whom are even overseas!”
Though the idea of Smart Guy began in the minds of a small family sitting in the balcony of a church, SmartGuy.com has since become one of the largest exclusive business networks in the world with over 80,000 small business professionals in over 4,500 cities.
Without any advertising budget or a workforce to take the concept forward, it has quickly grown by word of mouth as more and more businesses acknowledge the value of being instantly connected with other “like-minded” business professionals in their area that agree to provide quality service, refer each other whenever possible and offer discounts to the local public.
“Smart Guy is creating tons of online city business networks every day,” continues Wexler. “Each is like a family of team players who recognize that standing together in a local referral network of 50, 100 in some cases 500 businesses is the most powerful way to fight the infiltration of chain stores.”
Wexler continued, “Our members do not have to waste a ton of money in one-time advertising efforts since they are receiving referrals from each other; therefore, they can use this savings to pass on discounts to local neighbors to fight chain stores lower prices and keep the money local.”
Smart Guy is free to join and provides both consumers and business professionals with great value. Consumers can easily find local professionals willing to provide great service often at much cheaper prices. Business members get a free search engine friendly business page, internal communication system for members, bartering opportunities, consumer visibility, but most of all, inclusion in a local group of non-competing businesses in their area that agree to work together and leverage their efforts in a massive cooperative effort.
Each city business network within Smart Guy is managed by a local Smart Guy city business network Leader, who receives compensation from those members who upgrade to receive greater visability and benefits.
Though having self-funded the project from the start, Wexler has refused proposals to take the company public as he feels it wouldn’t be in the best interests of what they are trying to achieve; however, he didn’t rule out the idea of taking on a partner one day to help the network grow faster.
When asked what his end goal is, Wexler responded, “To help roughly 40,000 local city economies and over 6,000,000 business professionals nationwide. That is based on the fact that we only allow 1 professional per category per zip code, have about 150 categories within Smart Guy and there are roughly 43,000 zip codes in the United States. That would be a great start wouldn’t it?”
Goliath, you better watch out. David is taking out his sling and already has the might of nearly one hundred thousand small business professionals behind him.
SmartGuy.com, Inc. is one of the largest exclusive business networks in the world, providing solutions for small business professionals. Smart Guy focuses on providing an easy-to-use platform for 1 professional per category per zip code to generate new clients, network with other like-minded businesses and stay in touch with their past customers.
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Company Name: SmartGuy.com
Contact Person: Jordan Wexler
Country: United States