Ventureneer Surveys Small Businesses and Nonprofit Leaders

(PRESS RELEASE – July 13, 2009) – There is little research available on the value and application of small business and nonprofit leaders’ resources (e.g. business association membership, enrolling in classes online or in person, networking, seek advice/guidance from professionals or peers, etc.). How much are each of these resources used? How strong an influence do these resources have on an enterprise leader and what is the impact to their organizations?, an online education and peer support service, is looking for the answers with a nine question survey.

“For more than 30 years, I’ve conducted surveys for organization such as The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, MasterCard, Mathew Bender, and the New York City Chapter of NAWBO,” says Geri Stengel, President of Ventureneer. “Recently I’ve become an avid user of social media, especially Twitter, and see it as a fast, inexpensive and effective way to get a read of the market.”

Forwarding the [survey to small businesses and nonprofit leaders] will help it to spread virally and increase the number of people who complete the survey. “The more responses to the survey the more finely results can be segmented and more insights revealed,” adds Geri Stengel.

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A summary of the results will be shared on Vistas, Ventureneer’s blog by late August 2009, which you can visit at []. Or you can request the full report, by simply submitting your email address at

Geri Stengel is currently an adjunct professor at The New School. She has served as a mentor for social enterprises entered in business plan competitions at Columbia Business School and New York University (NYU), Stern School of Business, and has served as a nonprofit board member. She honed her online experience at companies such as Dow Jones and Physicians’ Online. She co-founded Women’s Leadership Exchange, an online and conference resource for women-led businesses, and founded consulting practice Stengel Solutions.

Ventureneer provides a new approach to learning that blends traditional formal instruction with informal learning derived from peers using Web 2.0 technology to capture and share this knowledge. Ventureneer’s customized Web 2.0 learning environment: blogs, virtual classes, peer-to-peer learning, coaching, web events and articles, provide the necessary support to make faster, better organizational decisions.

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Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.

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