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Local Services Matchmaking Site Soars Past 50,000 Registered Professionals

Instantly Matches Local Professionals With Highly Qualified Customers Who Seek Their Services (January 09, 2012)

SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/12 --, the fast-growing online service that instantly matches local professionals who bid on needs posted by local consumers, has soared past 50,000 professionals who have registered nationwide, the company announced today. For local businesses, is a highly efficient lead and revenue generator, instantly alerting professionals via phone and email of new, highly-qualified customers in their area.

"Reaching 50,000 registered professionals is a significant milestone for MiNeeds, and one that we reached fairly quickly, especially when you consider that The Yellow Pages after all these years has 800,000 listed vendors. This is a huge endorsement of our business model and underscores the explosive growth we can still achieve," said Raed Malhas, co-founder and CEO.

For consumers, is an incredible time saver, a free and super-efficient way to post their exact "need" or "needs" once, then receive competitive proposals they can compare and choose without having to initiate contact, negotiate costs or waste time on the phone.

"Creating new revenue streams and finding new customers is always a challenge; responding quickly and efficiently to highly qualified leads when they do come in is paramount. helps local businesses address both these issues and that is why we are gaining so much traction so quickly," continued Malhas.

Unlike competitors who take a commission based on a percentage of the sale, or incur charges per bid received, with businesses instead select from three zero-commission membership packages depending on the number of customers they want to contact per month.

Businesses showcase their services on with profiles defined by specialty and location, including pictures, videos, work samples, testimonials, reviews, past bids/contracts won at, and more. Professionals can also design, promote, sell and collect payments on sales of coupons; and, to build stronger relationships with customers, can publish advice, articles, or answer questions within the community. is syndicating its model into highly-target market niches, recently launching, the free site that simplifies wedding planning by enabling brides and wedding planners to more easily source local-area vendors such as wedding venues, caterers, bands, florists, etc.

About offers consumers a highly efficient way to shop for local services. Simply post your exact "need" or "needs" then receive competitive proposals from local professionals without having to initiate contact, negotiate costs or waste time on the phone. While proposals come in, view professional profiles and reviews, or join the community where you can ask and answer questions, read tips/advice articles from our vast library of professional submitted content (or publish your own article, or join a forum discussion. For local vendors and small businesses, is an incredible lead and revenue generator, delivering instant alerts notifying subscribers to new, highly qualified customers in their area. With more than 50,000 registered professionals and services providers, is quickly becoming the online marketing tool of choice for smart, social businesses. For more information, to post a need or needs, or become a registered member of our professional community, please visit

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