Creating jobs is step one…
Step two is allowing equal access to that job information.
I guess there has always been a barrier to entry into most marketplaces. For example you must have the capital to purchase a Yellow Pages advertisement, or a radio spot in order to get job information from consumers looking for your services.
The development of the internet changed things over the past few years. Every contractor I speak to notes that their advertising in the Yellow Pages was money lost last year… But changes in media are just the beginning, the full cycle of change will be happening this year as consumers no longer search for service providers… rather they simply upload their job information to the internet and all contractors and service providers interested can view the data and bid on the job.
True in the past there was a clear need for the Yellow Pages and advertisements. Now the middle man and layer of advertisements between buyers and service providers is vanishing. Today the market has made that clear, and the business that embrace the change quickly and begin to engage their potential new clients on the internet will stand to see the greatest benefits.
This year will mark the official launch of TriangeForHire.com a new contractors marketplace in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.
To your continued success in 2010!