Press Room

7/21/2010

Press Release - EquityNet Partners with the National Business Incubation Association

Athens, Ohio -- The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) has formed a partnership with EquityNet, the leading peer-to-peer e-marketplace for business analysis, capitalization and support.

Under the agreement, NBIA member business incubators and their client companies will receive discounted rates on EquityNet’s marketplace and research service offerings. This partnership is one of several offered to NBIA members and their clients through the NBIA Partner Program. “NBIA’s partners are providing services our members need,” said David Monkman, NBIA president & CEO. “These services provide solutions to incubator managers’ challenges and save them and their clients money.”

Business incubation programs catalyze the process of starting and growing companies by providing entrepreneurs the expertise, networks and tools they need to make their ventures successful. NBIA estimates that in 2005 alone, North American incubators assisted more than 27,000 start-up companies that provided full-time employment for more than 100,000 workers and generated annual revenue of more than $17 billion.

"EquityNet’s relationship with NBIA is essential as we continue to build brand awareness and seek market adoption," said Matthew Imhoff, EquityNet's Manager of Sales and Business Development. “At NBIA’s international conference in May, many incubator managers said their client companies could benefit from EquityNet’s business assessment and benchmarking information that compares their businesses with peer companies.”

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About NBIA
Based in Athens, Ohio, the National Business Incubation Association (www.nbia.org) is the world’s leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship. Since 1985, the association has provided industry professionals with information, education, advocacy and networking resources to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies.

About EquityNet
EquityNet, LLC was founded in 2005 with a mission to establish the leading peer-to-peer e-marketplace for private business analysis, capital, and support. Today EquityNet is a patented business support and capitalization marketplace for entrepreneurs, investors, government entities, business incubators, service providers, and other members of the entrepreneurial community throughout the U.S. and internationally.