Portland, Oregon (PRESS RELEASE – April 23, 2010) – Gorilla-Force, the web’s newest online services resource that helps businesses connect with local service providers, today announced that its interactive business-provider network is officially out of beta phase, and signing on providers such as IT consultants, IT and network support, and managed IT services. Gorilla-Force, with a search by state and vertical option – Gorilla-Force Connect – and powered by a marketing concept that’s unique to the way businesses and providers connect, promises to be the answer to businesses trying to find local service providers in their market, and to providers trying to find clients.
“Gorilla-Force is different than any other business-provider marketplace available today. We promote our providers’ businesses socially through networks such as authority and ranking sites, social media releases, blogs and social networking communities, and provide real time web analytics for providers,” said Shane Ketterman, Founder of Gorilla-Force. “By using interactive display ads and complete provider profiles, we’re going beyond the traditional business-service provider marketplace or network and providing cost-effective, completely unique channels for providers to be seen, and for businesses to connect.”
Today’s service businesses are looking for new ways to increase profits, gain competitive advantage, and cut costs. Gorilla-Force’s interactive, open search model allows businesses to search for a service provider by city, state or business vertical, review targeted display ads and learn about their services, rather than spending time clicking through internet search results or digging through multiple ad listings.
“There’s tremendous potential for Gorilla-Force Connect to provide ways for businesses and providers to connect. Gorilla-Force is initially focusing on premier service and support to the Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho and Nevada marketplace. We’ll sign on new service categories and states as the Gorilla grows,” says Ketterman. “Our next phase with Gorilla-Force Connect is to ultimately build community and collaboration features into the site, providing an all-in-one resource for both the provider and the business.”
Fortunately, Gorilla-Force isn’t just a bunch of gorillas running a business. Gorilla-Force, designed by Brisk Studios in Bend, was founded by Shane Ketterman. Shane spends time thinking of ways to help the small business community learn about marketing, social media strategies, innovative uses of the web, customer experience, and community. Being an IT professional, he appreciates how technology can be used as an advantage and an innovation driver. His love of the IT services provider market led him to develop Gorilla-Force so that businesses could spend less time and frustration finding that perfect IT service provider, while the IT service providers themselves have a highly valuable way to be seen and contacted. For information: www.gorilla-force.com.