from's social networking site opens new doors for 8.3 million businesses

Entrepreneur Connect and Sprint Help Get Work Done

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2008 -- announces the launch of Entrepreneur Connect, a highly anticipated online social networking site for the small business community at The new online destination, presented by Sprint, is a business-to-business marketplace designed specifically for entrepreneurs.

While other social networking sites feature an atmosphere of play, Entrepreneur Connect was created by the online authority in entrepreneurial business to facilitate company growth. The network is presented by Sprint to allow businesses to exchange ideas and network with small business owners across the country, providing them with more tools to help them get work done and build their companies.

"As the how-to name in business, we wanted to make it easier than ever for entrepreneurs to connect with peers, service providers, suppliers, industry experts, potential partners, and unlimited human intellectual capital to grow their companies," says Amy Cosper, VP/editor in chief at Entrepreneur. "While social networking has opened up a world of possibility, we saw no online space dedicated to helping business owners accomplish their goals. With Entrepreneur Connect, all that has changed."

Entrepreneurs are telling the world about their businesses and discovering a boundless network of opportunities available by geography, product, service, or expertise -- all through Entrepreneur Connect. Business owners can join by setting up a company profile in just a few minutes. Those in the network now are using it to:

-- Create a business profile to advertise their capabilities

-- Put their business on the map for others to find by location and connections

-- Connect to service providers, suppliers, advisors or colleagues

-- Start and/or join public or private groups and professional associations

-- Ask questions, post answers and write blogs to promote personal or company expertise

-- Search for relevant products and services needed to grow

Anyone interested in finding people who can help them start, build and manage a business can set up a profile on Entrepreneur Connect now at

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Entrepreneur Media Inc. is the premier content provider for and about entrepreneurs. Our products engage and inspire every day with the advice, solutions and resources that fuel the bold and independent way entrepreneurs think.

After 31 years, nobody reaches more growing businesses. As the original magazine for the small and midsize business community, Entrepreneur continues to be the definitive guide to all the diverse challenges of business ownership. is the most widely used website by entrepreneurs and emerging businesses worldwide. Entrepreneur Press publishes the books that turn entrepreneurial skills into business success.

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