MerchantCircle: 5,000 Paying Customers

MerchantCircle, which is partially owned by IAC, is apparently beginning to make some headway in selling search oriented services to small businesses. It reports that it has achieved a base of 5,000 paying customers, who buy services costing $30, $60, $100, and $250 a month. “Most of them are coming in at the lower end” … Read more

WebVisible Lands $12 Million; Emphasizes Integrated SMB Solutions

 The small business advertising arms race has gotten hotter in recent weeks, as companies eye a chance to add Google and Yahoo search solutions, and other services to small business marketing budgets once totally contained by Yellow Pages. First we had ReachLocal’s $305 million valuation based on a $55 million round of financing, sparking the whole marketplace. … Read more